Undergraduate Bulletin Updated for 1997-1998
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Temple's Ambler campus combines the resources and faculty of a major
research university with a college setting. Located in the heart of Montgomery
County, the campus is especially attractive to students who live or work
north of Philadelphia, including those from Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery,
and Northampton Counties. The Blue Route also makes the campus easily accessible
to those from Chester and Delaware Counties.
Situated on 187 acres along Meetinghouse Road in Upper Dublin Township,
the campus is minutes away from Route 309 and the Fort Washington Interchange
of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (exit 26). Students commuting by car will
find ample parking space. For those traveling by public transportation,
the University provides shuttle bus service between the campus and the
SEPTA railroad station in Ambler (which is also a stop on SEPTA's bus line
#94 from Chestnut Hill). Intra-University bus service is available as well
between Ambler and Temple's Main Campus, including stops at the Health
Sciences Center and Tyler School of Art.
Campus facilities include modern science laboratories, a library, extensive
computing facilities, a computer-assisted design lab, and residence halls.
Outdoor recreation areas include an Olympic-size swimming pool, plus tennis
and basketball courts. The landscaped grounds feature formal gardens, orchards,
wooded areas, and an arboretum. The campus' academic offerings, in addition
to its distinctive character, attract more than 4,500 students each year.
All of Temple's services and cultural opportunities are readily available.
The campus offers complete baccalaureate degree programs in 18 fields
during the day and nine during the late afternoon and evening, along with
11 master's degrees in business and pharmacy. Two certification programs
in Education are also available. In all, more than 75 departments from
10 Temple schools and colleges offer 1,500 course sections for credit annually,
taught by 500 members of Temple's distinguished faculty.
Ambler's undergraduate curriculum is strong in arts and sciences, business,
and education, enabling many students in these majors to complete their
degrees on-campus. Undergraduate courses include offerings from the Core
Curriculum and basic courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.
These are sufficient to enable pre-allied health students to complete the
required first two years of prerequisite coursework and to enable pre-medical,
pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, or pre-physical therapy students to take all
their courses required for admission to a professional school at Ambler.
Pre-law students may remain at Ambler for four years, pursuing degrees
in business, social sciences, or the humanities. The campus is also the
home of Temple's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture,
unique in its emphasis on urban landscape architecture and its ecological
orientation toward open space and landscape planning.
For more information, call Campus Information at (215) 283-1201.
Ambler students' names will be placed on the Ambler Dean's List for
any semester in which they complete a minimum of 12 semester hours for
letter-graded courses and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or
In accordance with academic standards established by the colleges or
schools in which Ambler students are enrolled, they may receive an academic
warning, be placed on academic probation, or be dismissed from the University.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
- Academic Advising
Administration Building, 3rd Floor,(215) 283-1237
- The Office of Academic Advising is staffed by professional advisers,
faculty advisers, and faculty program coordinators who assist students
in choosing their programs of study and curricula. Matriculated undergraduate
Business and Management students are advised by the School of Business
and Management, Library 14, (215) 283-1399.
- Academic Services Office
Administration Building, 2nd Floor
- The following services are offered:
Admissions: (215) 283-1252 Applications, admissions information,
interviews, and campus tours.
Readmission: (215) 283-1254 Matriculated students who have not attended
Temple for one semester or more must contact this office for readmission
procedures prior to registering.
Cashier and Student Financial Services: (215) 283-1248 All University
financial transactions are handled by the Cashier and Student Financial
Services, including sale of parking decals.
Registration: (215) 283-1248 Registration and schedule revision
procedures, name and address changes, enrollment verifications, transcript
requests, production and validation of photo identification cards, and
Pennsylvania residency requirements.
- Career Development Services
- Job Center: (215) 283-1273/1470
Career Development Services maintains an office on the Ambler campus to
assist students with their career planning and placement efforts. Students
can obtain career advising, attend workshops in resume and cover letter
writing, learn about interviewing techniques, and find out about job-search
strategies. There are also career resource materials available for underclassmen
and graduating seniors. In addition, there is a component for Cooperative
Education, Externships, and Internship Programs. These programs enable
students to earn academic credit for experience prior to graduation.
- Computer Centers
Library Building: (215) 283-1450
- A vital student resource, Ambler's Computer Centers offer free seminars
to the University community, access to public domain software, scheduled
open time for faculty and students, and a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Lab.
- Scholars Information Center Library, Room 29, (215) 283-1450
- The Scholars Information Center (SIC) allows access to Temple's mainframes
and mini computers, and other local and wide area network resources available
on the University Ethernet backbone. Access to CD-ROM databases located
in Paley Library at the Main Campus and numerous software packages through
the Ambler Campus network is also available. Microcomputers available include
IBM pc compatible 486 machines and a variety of Macs. Printing facilities
include near letter-quality high speed printers and HP laser printers that
are available for a nominal charge. There are also two scanners available
for center users.
- CAD Lab
Library, Room 25, (215) 283-1450
- Open to the University community when not in use as a computerized
classroom, this lab includes the following hardware: IBM PC compatible
Gateway 2000 486 machines, IBM PS/2 55sx's, HP DraftPro Plotter (D size),
ENCAD plotter (A-E size) and HP LaserJet III for test plotting.
- Financial Aid
Library, Room 27, (215) 283-1403
- This office provides financial counseling, information, and applications
for various financial aid programs.
- Ambler Campus Library
Library Building, (215) 283-1383
- The Ambler Campus Library supports the students and faculty of Ambler
Campus with a collection of more than 90,000 books, current periodicals,
microforms, and maps. It operates a media center that houses audiovisual
materials such as recordings, tapes, slides, filmstrips, and educational
multi-media kits. The library is part of the Temple University Libraries
and, through the Online Catalog and daily deliveries of materials requested
via intralibrary loan, the Ambler Campus academic community is provided
with convenient access to the collections of all libraries on Temple's
main and suburban campus sites. Paley Library is the main library of the
University and holds a collection of 1.8 million volumes and 11,000 current
serials. The acquisitions and development of library resources and provision
of library services for the Ambler Campus are guided by staff who coordinate
the activities at Ambler with those on Main Campus. The Ambler Campus Library
is connected to the Scholar's Information Center Network that supports
online access to the Temple University Libraries' Online Catalog, electronic
databases for research provided by Temple, and Internet resources.
- Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Cottage Hall, (215) 283-1373
- The bookstore sells required texts for Ambler Campus courses, popular
reading material, school clothing, greeting cards, snacks, computer software
at educational prices, and sundry articles. There is also a fax machine
for campus use.
- Bus Service
Bright Hall, Room 101, (215) 283-1425
- A bus service for eligible students between Ambler and Main campuses
exists primarily for Ambler students who have classes at Ambler and on
another campus. A shuttle service also runs regularly between the Ambler
SEPTA station and the Ambler campus. Copies of the schedule and Bus Regulations
are available in the Office of Student Life.
- Campus Information
Haines House, (215) 283-1201
- This office provides room schedules, course catalogues, brochures on
Temple University programs, and information about non-credit courses and
workshops. It also posts class cancellations.
- Continuing Education
Academic Advising Administration Building, 3rd floor, (215) 283-1237
- Students who have not formally applied for admission to Temple University
but are interested in taking undergraduate courses for personal or professional
growth, or for future admission to a degree program, are encouraged to
use our Continuing Education services. Academic advisers are available
during day and evening hours to discuss course choices, program requirements,
and the application process.
- Copy Center
Bright Hall, Room 104, (215) 283-1427
- Duplicating facilities are available to students, faculty, and staff
at nominal costs.
- Disability Resources and Services
Dean's Office Administration Building, 1st Floor, (215) 283-1235 (Voice/TTY)
- Academic adjustments and accom-modations are arranged for students
with disabilities. Prospective students with disabilities are encouraged
to contact the Dean's office to discuss appropriate assistance.
- ID Cards
Administration Building, 2nd Floor, (215) 283-1248
- All new students (matriculated and non-matriculated) are required to
have a current photo ID card. All returning students are required to have
their ID cards validated each semester.
Cashier, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, (215) 283-1201
- The large commuter lot is the primary parking space for commuting students.
Temple students must purchase a $40.00 decal
from the Cashier's Office for any vehicle they wish to park on campus lots.
- Special Programs
Haines House, (215) 283-1304
- Every semester, the Ambler campus offers a number of non-credit and
special programs including courses in professional development and personal
enrichment as well as programs for students returning to school.
- Tutorial Services
Room 301, Administration Building, (215) 283-1237
- Tutoring and Learning Connections (TLC) is the tutorial services program
on the Ambler Campus. It offers students a range of day and evening tutorial
services including free departmental tutoring and individualized peer tutoring.
Each semester a schedule of free departmental tutoring and a registry of
peer tutors is available at the following locations: Student Life, Faculty
Offices, School of Business and Management, and Academic Advising.
- Veterans Affairs
- The Veterans Affairs representative on the Ambler campus maintains
direct communication with the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Office.
- Recreation Services
(215) 283-1327 gymnasium
(215) 283-1202 pool
- Recreational sports opportunities at the Ambler Campus include intramurals,
open recreation, aquatic programs, aerobics, and special events. A wide
variety of activities are offered ranging from structured, competitive
leagues to self-directed fitness avenues. Facilities include an indoor/outdoor
pool as well as a fitness room with both cardiovascular and free weight
equipment. Ambler students may also participate in Main Campus recreational
- Residence Halls
- East and West Halls are two-story facilities that house 300 Ambler
students. These traditional halls, with double rooms and shared bathroom
areas, have social lounge areas, study rooms, kitchens with microwaves,
a weight room, convenience store, and recreational areas. The halls have
24-hour security and are staffed by professional and paraprofessional staff
who work to create a positive living environment. The complex has its own
student government system which plans social and educational activities
for residents. Dining services are available in the traditional dining
hall or the "Owl's Nest" snack area.
- Student Life
(215) 283-1425 Bright Hall, Room 101
- This office assists student organizations, coordinates new student
orientation, sponsors leadership training workshops, and provides various
student services and programs. It also acts as a liaison between the student
body and Temple University administration.
- Student Activities Office
Bright Hall, Lounge
- Students may obtain information about student activities including
the campus activities calendar, ticket sales for athletic and entertainment
events, bus passes, G.A.F. stickers, off-campus housing, and general campus
- Student Government Association
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
- The Ambler Student Government Association (ASGA) enables Ambler students
to seek solutions to their concerns pertaining to all aspects of the campus.
- Student Organizations
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
- There are approximately 20 student organizations on campus, including
Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, Ambler Campus Program Board, Beta Alpha Psi accounting
honor society, Residence Hall Senate, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture
Student Association, Pre-Law Society, Sigma Chi Delta sorority, Gamma Sigma
Sigma service sorority, Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice Association,
and Peer Advocacy Counseling and Training.
- Student Media
(215) 283-1283, newspaper;
(215) 283-1277, magazine;
(215) 283-1278, radio
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
- The Temple Column (newspaper), The Parable (art and literary magazine),
and WRFTÐ540AM (radio station) are managed and operated entirely by
students. These organizations provide students studying communications
with a challenging opportunity to become involved in various aspects of
mass media production.
- Likewise, many business students find the areas of marketing, advertising,
and management particularly valuable. However, students in all majors are
welcomed and encouraged to participate.
- Virginia Carter, Acting Dean of the Ambler Campus, Ed.D., Rutgers University.
- Barbara Bloom, Director, Special Programs, M.A., University of Pennsylvania.
John Collins, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture,
M.L.A., Harvard University.
- Marilyn R. Ervin, Assistant Dean for Academic Services, M.A.,
- The Pennsylvania State University.
- Bonnie S. Frumer, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Advising,
M.A., Temple University.
- Wendy Lebing, Director of Marketing Development and Promotions, M.A.L.D.,
- Wanda Lewis-Campbell, Assistant Dean for Student Life, M.S.W., University
- John Nahrgang, Assistant to the Dean, B.B.A., The Pennsylvania State
- John Bowser, Academic Adviser, M.Ed., Temple University and M.S., University
- Marie Brasch, Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
- Sharon Buczala, Coordinator, Computer Services, B.A., Temple University.
- Linda Cotilla, Suburban Campus Libraries Head, M.S.L.S., Villanova
- Karen Derrah, Academic Adviser, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University.
- Geraldine Dowdle, Coordinator for Registration and Financial Services.
- Judy Ermigiotti, Academic Adviser, M.A., Rider College.
- Kevin M. Freese, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, B.A.,
- Stephanie Galloway, Recruitment and Statistics Coordinator, M.P.A.,
University of Pittsburgh.
- Beverly Geller, Academic Adviser, M.Ed., Temple University.
- Susan C. Junker, Coordinator, Career and Counseling Services, Ed.M.,
- Paul Myers, Recreation Specialist, M.Ed., East Carolina University.
- Maureen Pokorny, Supervisor, Office of Academic Services.
- Elisabeth Provasnik, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, B.A., Temple
- Lisa Quinlivan-Lutz, Coordinator of Student Life, M.Ed., Northeastern
- Lee Schreiber, Consultant for Cooperative Education, Ph.D., Temple
- Sandra Thompson, Assistant Librarian, M.L.S., Drexel University.
- Jean Thorsten, Office Manager, Faculty Offices, M.Ed., Temple University.
- Kevin Wood, Coordinator, Community/Industry Outreach, B.S., Pennsylvania
- Richard Burke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Ph.D.,
University of Wisconsin.
- Harriet Butterfield, School of Business and Management, Curriculum
Adviser, B.A., Temple University.
- Francis Christoph, Jr., Department of Mathematics, Ph.D., Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey.
- John Collins, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture,
M.L.A., Harvard University.
- Richard C. Glaeser, Department of Mathematics, Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
- Alvin Greenspan, College of Engineering, Professor Emeritus, M.S.M.E.,
- James W. Hilty, Department of History, Ph.D., University of Missouri.
- Richard Kaplan, Academic Coordinator, QA/RA Program, Ph.D., Mount Sinai
School of Medicine CUNY.
- James S. Karra, Coordinator of Physics, Associate Professor, Ph.D.,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
- Ellis Katz, Department of Political Science, Professor, Ph.D., Columbia
- Richard Klafter, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Engineering,
Ph.D., City University of New York.
- Ann Matonis, Department of English, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
- William Melchior, College of Engineering, Curriculum Adviser, B.S.,
Education, Temple University.
- Thomas O'Connor, Jr., School of Pharmacy, Associate Dean and Professor,
Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences.
- Maria Luisa Morsi, College of Allied Health Professions, R.D., M.S.,
- Sheila Paulos, Coordinator of Intellectual Heritage, M.A., University
- Helen H. Robinson, School of Business and Management, Director of Academic
Services, B.A., Temple University.
- Marilyn Silberfein, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor,
Ph.D., Syracuse University.
- Jane Slotterback, School of Communications and Theater, Curriculum
Adviser, M.Ed., Temple University.
- Stephen Smith, Coordinator, Criminal Justice, M.Phil., Cambridge University.
- John A. Sorrentino, Department of Economics, Associate Professor, Ph.D.,
- Rani Thiramonghol, School of Business and Management, Curriculum Adviser,
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
- Robert H. West, Department of Sociology, Associate Professor, Ph.D.,
- Susan Young, School of Business and Management, Curriculum Adviser,
M.Ed., Lehigh University.
- Gloria Zucker, School of Social Administration, Resource Associate,
M.S.W., University of Michigan.
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