Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University (CCU) makes a wealth of
information available over the Internet. This page is
designed to help the CCU community find the most commonly needed resources
quickly. The following section titles serve to categorize
the areas of interest as well as to provide a quick link to
the corresponding sections within this web page
(located at http://via.mullaneyvision.net/ccu):
General Internet Resources
CCU provides external and internal access to a variety of tools
for visitors, students, faculty and staff to use.
Links for David Mullaney's Students
J. David Mullaney has been contracted as an Adjunct Faculty member
to instruct CCU students in Fort Collins. A personal introduction
is available here.
His Curriculum Vitae is available in
Autobiographical observations from 2002-2003 are available at
(on the same domain where he maintains this webpage).
David Mullaney's Launch Pad
This area is mostly a personal, electronic notebook that David uses to
reach Internet resources related to his responsibilities at CCU. Many
of the links may be of interest to other visitors to this page, and they
are welcome to explore the resources as well.
CCU provides guidelines for student papers based on the APA format.
CCU is serious about attendance;
after all, serving someone is a real challenge if the person is not present!
(Similar information is also provided with the official course description and in
the faculty handbook).
- The CCU Faculty Manual (Section 3, Faculty Handbook)
is available across approximately 120 pages
in a PDF file, linked from Human Resource Department
- A Table of Contents (pages 4-6) of Section 1.1 list the following "parts":
- University Governance
- Faculty Hiring, Rank, and Promotion
- Professional Duties and Responsibilities
- Faculty Leaves of Absence
- Academic Adminstrative Policies and Procedures
Of those parts, these are the ones that seemed most necessary for me
to read immediately:
Here are a few of my first impressions on the application of each of the
four topics (as grouped above):
Faith and Learning
- Appendix 10: Statement of Faith (Part 3.46: 1 page)
- Integrating of Faith and Learning (Part 3.09: 1 page)
- Appendix 1: Integration of Faith and Learning (Part 3.37: 1 page)
Academic Integrity and Student Privacy
- Academic Integrity Policy (Part 3.32: 4 pages)
- Appendix 11: Academic Integrity Policy (Part 3.47: 4 pages)
- Privacy Rights of Students (Part 3.34: 1 page)
- Appendix 6: FERPA Regulations / Family Education Right to Privacy Act (Part 3.42: 5 pages)
Preparation, Delivery and Evaluation of Content
- Course Syllabus Policies and Recommended Format (Part 3.23: 2 pages)
- Textbooks (Part 3.24: 1 page)
- Appendix 2: Copyrights, Copying and Duplicating Material (Part 3.38: 4 pages)
- Instruction Technology for Faculty Use (Part 3.26: 1 page)
- Classroom Management (Part 3.27: 3 pages)
- Faculty Office Hours (Part 3.15: 1 page)
- Grade Appeal Policy (Part 3.30: 1 page)
Accountability and Representation of CCU
- Ethical Requirements (Part 3.06: 2 pages)
- Employment Outside the University (Part 3.18: 1 page)
- Time Off When Representing the University (Part 3.21: 1 page)
- Appendix 7: Affiliate Undergraduate Faculty Guidelines (Part 3.43: 3 pages)
- Appendix 9: Lifestyle Expectations Policy Statement (Part 3.45: 4 pages)
- Faith and Learning addresses the essential framework of
Christian beliefs that unite the CCU community. Based on our best
understanding of God's direction, faculty are responsible to mentor
students in support of their
development. God's Truth contributes to a fuller understanding
of the secular sciences and cultures. The CCU faculty have the
opportunity, challenge and responsibility to bring this to
(Thanks to Merriam-Webster Incorporated for allowing the
above links for clarification of word meaning.)
- Academic Integrity and Student Privacy refers to the
shared responsibility of keeping the classroom experience an
honest one. Students will present work that reflects the intention
of the assignment, and faculty will make reasonable efforts to
minimize temptation toward cheating. Also, student records and
grades will be held in confidence, summarized for official
course evaluations and shared with the students in a timely
manner upon request.
- Preparation, Delivery and Evaluation of Content
emphasize the need for thorough preparation and clear communication
of expectations on the part of the instructor. Professors must
strive for good stewardship regarding CCU resources as well as
copyright considerations and limit duplication of course materials.
Similarly, instructors must consult with the campus coordinator
before moving equipment from one class to another.
Timely, regular and focused attendance are essential for
everyone to gain the most from the opportunity God has provided
for these classes. The professor will establish office hours
and arrangements for special meetings; student and teacher will
not meet alone in a closed room (this is to avoid any suggestion of
impropriety). Students should try to resolve differences of opinion
about grades with the teacher, but they should also know that an
appeal process exists if they need it.
- Accountability and Representation of CCU has to do
with expectations of the instructor as one of the faces of CCU.
The instructor must participate in the life of a local church;
that is my case (and here is a link),
but denominations are not emphasized at CCU. My consulting business
must be careful not to be promoted through my role, especially with
my students or potential students. Professors should seek to
represent CCU through speaking engagements and coordinate those
commitments with the administration (and must not fail to perform
previously existing obligations). CCU employees must always
remember and exhibit that they are serving God and are expected to
meet higher standards than might be expected in other environments.