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EAB 4.03(2)(f) (f) School policy and regulations regarding attendance, leave, absences, tardiness, standards of progress policy, grading policy, rules of conduct and a policy for handling student complaints.
EAB 4.03(2)(g) (g) A description of the school's self-evaluation process.
EAB 4.03(2)(h) (h) A schedule of tuition, fees, other charges and refund policy.
EAB 4.03(2)(i) (i) A description of the school's placement services.
EAB 4.03 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1972, No. 204, eff. 1-1-73; am. (1) (a), (b), (c) 9. and 10., (g) and (j), cr. (1) (c) 11., Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; renum. from EAB 5.05 and r. and recr. (1) and (2), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97; CR 02-135: am. (1) (i) and (n) Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03.
EAB 4.04 EAB 4.04 Criteria for approval of schools and programs of instruction.
EAB 4.04(1) (1) Content and instruction.
EAB 4.04(1)(a)(a) The program, curriculum and instruction must be of such quality, content and length as may reasonably and adequately achieve the stated objective for which offered and comparable to similar programs in approved schools.
EAB 4.04(1)(b) (b) The administrators and instructors of the school shall have suitable educational qualifications and experience, and be of good reputation and character.
EAB 4.04(1)(c) (c) The school shall have a sufficient number of instructors to provide adequate student-teacher ratios.
EAB 4.04(1)(cm) (cm) The school shall demonstrate that its instructors have the occupational, academic and teaching qualifications needed for the programs they teach.
EAB 4.04(1)(d) (d) The approval of programs, which are innovative and not comparable to currently approved private or public programs, shall be based on demonstrable quality and documented labor market needs, a description of the program development process and evidence of third-party review.
EAB 4.04(2) (2)Facilities. The school shall have adequate space, suitable and sufficient equipment, and sufficient and appropriate instructional materials to carry out its program.
EAB 4.04(3) (3)Advertising. All advertising and promotional materials shall be consistent with the requirements set forth in ch. EAB 5.
EAB 4.04(4) (4)Refund policy. The school shall have a policy for refund of unused portions of tuition, fees and other charges at least equal to the established minimum standards as set forth in ch. EAB 8.
EAB 4.04(5) (5)Access.
EAB 4.04(5)(a)(a) A school may not deny enrollment to any student, or make any distinction or classification of students, solely on account of sex, race or creed.
EAB 4.04(5)(b) (b) A school must make reasonable accommodations for students and employees with disabilities.
EAB 4.04(6) (6) The school must be shown to be in sound financial condition.
EAB 4.04(7) (7)Outcomes and evaluation.
EAB 4.04(7)(a)(a) A school shall have procedures to evaluate its educational programs, improve instruction and review overall operations.
EAB 4.04(7)(b) (b) Evaluations shall include student, alumni and employer feedback on the effectiveness of the curriculum.
EAB 4.04(7)(c) (c) The school shall provide annual enrollment information, using its definitions, delineating number of dropouts, completers, graduates and employed.
EAB 4.04 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1972, No. 204, eff. 1-1-73; am. (3) (a) and (5), cr. (8), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; renum. from EAB 5.06, am. (1) (a), (b), (c), (2), r. (1) (d), (3), (6) and (8), cr. (1) (d), (5), (7) and (8), renum. (4), (5) and (7) to be (3), (4) and (6) and am., Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97; CR 02-135: r. (8) Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 03-126: cr. (1) (cm) Register May 2004 No. 581, eff. 6-1-04.
EAB 4.05 EAB 4.05 Approval of subjects and programs on a credit basis.
EAB 4.05(1)(1) A school may measure a program in degree credits if:
EAB 4.05(1)(a) (a) The program was approved as a degree program.
EAB 4.05(2) (2) A school may measure a program in vocational credits if the program was approved in vocational credits.
EAB 4.05(3) (3) A school which seeks approval to offer a new or revised program on a credit basis shall:
EAB 4.05(3)(a) (a) Pay the fee specified in s. EAB 4.10 (3);
EAB 4.05(3)(b) (b) Specify on the application for approval whether the school uses quarter or semester credits;
EAB 4.05(3)(c) (c) Specify on the application for approval whether the school desires to use degree credits or vocational credits; and
EAB 4.05(3)(d) (d) Meet the requirements of ss. EAB 4.05, 4.06, 4.07 and 4.08.
EAB 4.05(4) (4) A school which seeks approval to convert an approved program from hours to credits shall:
EAB 4.05(4)(a) (a) Pay the fee specified in s. EAB 4.10 (3);
EAB 4.05(4)(b) (b) Specify on the application for approval whether the school uses quarter or semester credits;
EAB 4.05(4)(c) (c) Specify on the application for approval whether the school desires to use degree credits or vocational credits; and
EAB 4.05(4)(d) (d) Meet the requirements of ss. EAB 4.05, 4.06, 4.07 and 4.08.
EAB 4.05(5) (5) In addition to meeting the requirements in sub. (3) or (4) as appropriate, a school which seeks approval of a program measured on a quarter credit basis shall:
EAB 4.05(5)(a) (a) Award one quarter credit for no fewer than 10 hours of lecture, plus 20 hours of outside preparation or the equivalent.
EAB 4.05(5)(b) (b) Award one quarter credit for no fewer than 20 hours of laboratory work plus necessary outside preparation.
EAB 4.05(5)(c) (c) Award one quarter credit for no fewer than 30 hours of shop.
EAB 4.05(5)(d) (d) Award one quarter credit for no fewer than 30 hours of off-campus practical training such as a residency, externship, internship, or practicum.
EAB 4.05(6) (6) In addition to meeting the requirements in sub. (3) or (4) as appropriate, a school which seeks approval of a program measured on a semester credit basis shall:
EAB 4.05(6)(a) (a) Award one semester credit for no fewer than 15 hours of lecture, plus 30 hours of outside preparation or the equivalent.
EAB 4.05(6)(b) (b) Award one semester credit for no fewer than 30 hours of laboratory work plus necessary outside preparation.
EAB 4.05(6)(c) (c) Award one semester credit for no fewer than 45 hours of shop.
EAB 4.05(6)(d) (d) Award one semester credit for no fewer than 45 hours of off-campus practical training such as a residency, externship, internship, or practicum.
EAB 4.05 History History: Cr. Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; am. (3) (intro.), (a), (4) (intro.) and (5) (intro.), cr. (3m), Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93; renum. from EAB 5.065, am. (1) (a), (2), (3), r. (1) (b), renum. (3m), (4), (5) to be (4), (5), (6) and am., Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97.
EAB 4.06 EAB 4.06 Financial stability and student protection.
EAB 4.06(1)(1) Surety bonds.
EAB 4.06(1)(a)(a) As a condition of obtaining and retaining approval, a school shall provide a surety bond on a form specified by the board. Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), the amount of surety shall be the lesser of $25,000 or 125% of unearned tuition.
EAB 4.06(1)(b) (b) No surety bond may be less than $1,000 or an amount equal to $2,000 for each representative the school employs.
EAB 4.06(1)(c) (c) The bonding requirements set forth in this section may be reduced upon a determination that they are excessive in relation to the risk of economic loss to which Wisconsin residents are exposed in the case of any particular school, based upon evidence of a stable fiscal history, satisfactory completion and placement rates, accreditation by a recognized accrediting body or other stability criteria the schools may offer for board review.
EAB 4.06(1)(d) (d) The bond shall be executed by the school as principal and by a surety company qualified and authorized to do business in the state of Wisconsin as a surety.
EAB 4.06(1)(e) (e) A surety on a bond may be released after the surety has provided written notice directed to the board at least 30 days prior to the release.
EAB 4.06(2) (2)Student protection fee.
EAB 4.06(2)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (e), in addition to the fees under s. EAB 4.10, a school shall pay a student protection fee.
EAB 4.06(2)(b) (b) The fee shall be established as follows.
EAB 4.06(2)(b)1. 1. Except as provided in subd. 2., at a rate of $0.50 per $1,000 of adjusted gross annual school revenue as reported in accordance with ss. EAB 4.01 (4) and 4.10 (2) (d).
EAB 4.06(2)(b)2. 2. If at any time the appropriation balance of s. 20.292 (2) (gm), Stats., is less than $500,000, at a rate determined by the board based on a multiplier equal to the percentage of all schools' total adjusted gross annual revenue needed to bring the appropriation under s. 20.292 (2) (gm), Stats., to $500,000, but not to exceed $10,000 for an individual school.
EAB 4.06(2)(c) (c) The fee shall paid at the same time the school makes its second payment annual renewal fee as required under s. EAB 4.10 (2) (d) and is due no later than March 1 of the calendar year for which the school is applying for renewal.
EAB 4.06(2)(d) (d) A school that makes the student protection fee payment required after March 1, shall pay for each month or part of a month the payment is late, a late fee of $50 or 1.5% of the student protection fee payment, whichever is greater.
EAB 4.06(2)(e) (e) The board shall discontinue collecting student protection fees under this subsection during the period that the balance of the appropriation under s. 20.292 (2) (gm), Stats., exceeds $1,000,000.
EAB 4.06(3) (3)Use of surety bonds and student protection funding.
EAB 4.06(3)(a)(a) The board may use a surety bond on which it has collected to provide indemnification to any student, parent, guardian, or sponsor suffering loss or damage as a result of the following.
EAB 4.06(3)(a)1. 1. Fraud or false representation used in procuring a student's enrollment.
EAB 4.06(3)(a)2. 2. A violation of chs. EAB 3 to 8.
EAB 4.06(3)(a)3. 3. A student being unable to complete the program or programs because the school failed to perform its contractual obligations.
EAB 4.06(3)(a)4. 4. The refusal of a school to issue a refund to which a student is entitled under ch. EAB 8.
EAB 4.06(3)(b) (b) Indemnification under this section may not exceed the advanced tuition, book fees, supply fees, or equipment fees paid or liable to be paid for regardless of the number of years that a school's bond is in force. The aggregate liability of the surety bond may not exceed the penal sum of the bond. The surety bond may be continuous.
EAB 4.06(3)(c) (c) To the extent that the surety bond is unable to fully cover the losses incurred by a student, parent, guardian, or sponsor when a school closes, the board may authorize the full or partial payment of those losses from the student protection appropriation under s. 20.292 (2) (gm), Stats.
EAB 4.06(3)(d) (d) The board may use a surety bond on which is has collected or funds from the student protection appropriation to arrange for a teach–out of students.
EAB 4.06 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1972, No. 204, eff. 1-1-73; am. (2), Register, June, 1990, No. 414, eff. 7-1-90; renum. from EAB 5.07, am. (1) and (5), renum. (2) to be (3) and am., cr. (2), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97; CR 02-135: am. (1), (3) and (5), cr. (6) Register April 2003 No. 568, eff. 5-1-03; CR 03-126: r. and recr. Register May 2004 No. 581, eff. 6-1-04; CR 05-112: am. (2) (b) (intro.), cr. (2) (b) 1. and 2. Register April 2006 No. 604, eff. 5-1-06; corrections in (2) (e) and (3) (c) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register April 2006 No. 604.
EAB 4.07 EAB 4.07 Agent for service of process.
EAB 4.07(1) (1) All schools seeking approval must provide the name and Wisconsin address of a designated agent upon whom any process, notice, or demand may be served. The executive secretary of the educational approval board may be appointed for this purpose.
EAB 4.07(2) (2) If during any period a school fails to appoint or maintain in this state an agent for service of process, such failure shall be cause for revocation of approval.
EAB 4.07(3) (3) Nothing herein contained shall limit or affect the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a foreign corporation in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by law.
EAB 4.07 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1972, No. 204, eff. 1-1-73; renum. from EAB 5.08 and am. (1) and (2), Register, October, 1997, No. 502, eff. 12-1-97.
EAB 4.08 EAB 4.08 Investigation and review.
EAB 4.08(1) (1) Periodic Review. The board shall investigate and evaluate all approved schools and programs. The method of review shall include:
EAB 4.08(1)(a) (a) Information from the following: federal trade commission, better business bureaus, the Wisconsin department of justice, other state or other official approval agencies, local school officials or interested persons.
EAB 4.08(1)(b) (b) Review of reports and statements from the school involved.
EAB 4.08(1)(c) (c) Conferences with officials or representatives of the school involved or with interested persons including former students or parents of former students.
EAB 4.08(1)(d) (d) Investigation by visitation of the school involved.
EAB 4.08(2) (2)Complaints. In addition to investigation upon its own initiative, the board may investigate any school and its programs upon receipt of a complaint from an interested person.
EAB 4.08(2)(a) (a) A student with a complaint against a school shall make a reasonable effort to resolve the complaint directly with the school.
EAB 4.08(2)(b) (b) The board shall conduct an investigation upon receipt of a written complaint filed within one year after the student's last recorded date of attendance;
EAB 4.08(2)(b)1. 1. If preliminary findings indicate a violation of s. 38.50, Stats., or chs. EAB 4 to 11, or of an established school policy, the board shall attempt, through mediation to bring about a settlement.
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