Butler's Learning PACT with our Students
Butler prepares students to be principled, productive individuals who are responsible, involved lifelong learners. To accomplish this goal Butler has established a Learning PACT for the skills learners acquire during their career. The Learning PACT Skills are vital for any adult to function successfully in the ever-changing world of the 21st century. The Butler Learning PACT consists of:
P = Personal Development Skills
A = Analytical Thinking Skills
C = Communication Skills
T = Technological Skills
A productive future in the global marketplace depends upon having developed these skills.
The Butler Learning PACT is integrated throughout all of the college's academic and vocational programs in course work, extra-curricular activities and all other learning opportunities.
Personal Development Skills
Analytical Thinking Skills
Learning Outcomes Assessment at Butler
The assessment of student learning begins with a commitment to our vision and mission statements and works through the Learning PACT. The Butler Learning PACT lists skills critical to the 21st century workplace used in the college's institution-wide assessment of student achievement of General Education learning outcomes. Learning is a complex, integrated and ongoing process. And, our faculty, staff and administration participate in an ongoing learning assessment program to continually improve teaching and learning.
The assessment of the general education components of a student's coursework is handled through the use of both direct and indirect indicators. Individual departments also conduct learning outcomes assessment on an annual basis. Learning assessment leads to improvement in
student learning in that it affects the decisions of the entire educational community.
Butler's Learning PACT Council is developing a program of individualized learning assessment based on the Learning PACT skills. The achievement of these learning outcomes will be documented as the student progresses through her/his college experiences. The Butler Learning
PACT Instructional Committee is currently piloting this type of individualized assessment in a variety of courses taken from across the college's curriculum.
The complete Butler learning assessment program is available for perusal in the Office of Assessment (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs (email@example.com).
Normal Load-16 hours of semester credit
Maximum Load-18 hours of semester credit
Band, chorus and physical education courses are included in the 18 hours. Sophomores with a
cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and/or a previous semester grade point average of 3.5 may
request permission to take additional hours from the Director of Enrollment Management, or
Director of On-Site Advising, and the student’s advisor. Students not showing suitable proficiency
in previous enrollments may be required to decrease their number of hours the following
Full-Time Status - 12 hours of semester credit
Part-Time Status – less than 12 hours of semester credit
Summer Class Load (requirements are different for Financial Aid students)
Full-Time Status - 6 hours of semester credit
Part-Time Status – less than 6 hours of semester credit
Maximum Load - 12 hours of semester credit
It is strongly recommended that students enroll early to help improve their chances of getting the schedule of classes desired.
Online enrollment for the summer and fall semester begins in March. Online enrollment for the spring semester begins in October. Traditional, in person, enrollment begins at a later date to be announced each semester.
Students wishing to take responsibility for their own educational plan, which includes students selecting appropriate courses to fit their educational plans, must contact an advisor each semester to enable their online pipeline registration.