Undergraduate Bulletin for 1998-1999

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Temple University Ambler

Cheryl Boyer, Acting Dean
(215) 283-1227

With a convenient location, great course offerings, and a friendly atmosphere, Temple University Ambler is an ideal place to pursue undergraduate work in suburban Montgomery County. Just 18 miles north of the Main Campus (and minutes from Route 309 and the PA Turnpike), Ambler offers the best of two worlds: the coziness of small college campus plus the excitement and vast resources of a great University. Commuters and residents enjoy Ambler's stunning grounds, state-of-the-art computer labs, "smart" classrooms, vibrant student life, and recreational facilities that include an exercise/weight room, indoor pool, sand volley ball pit, tennis and basketball courts, jogging trail, and in-line skating area. Come join the 4,100 students who choose Temple University Ambler each year.

Every semester Ambler offers hundreds of undergraduate courses, day and evening, taught by the University's distinguished faculty. Students can start 107 majors at Ambler -- almost every undergraduate program at Temple University. Depending on the major, students can take all their courses at Ambler. Then again, for a change of pace and scenery, Ambler students can also take courses at Main, Center City, Tyler, or the Health Sciences Campus. The University even provides free bus service which runs between Temple campuses in the fall and spring. Students commuting by car will find ample parking space. For those traveling by public transportation, the University provides free 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).

Ambler's undergraduate curriculum is strong in arts and sciences, business, communications, and education, enabling students in these majors to complete their degrees on campus. Undergraduate courses include offerings from Temple's Core Curriculum and basic courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. These enable pre-allied health students to complete the required first two years of prerequisite coursework and also allow pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, or pre-physical therapy students to take all their courses at Ambler required for admission to a professional school. Nurses may also complete the BSN entirely at Ambler. Pre-law students may remain at Ambler for four years, pursuing degrees in business, communications, social sciences, or the humanities.

Ambler's facilities include modern science laboratories, a library, extensive computing labs, a computer-assisted design lab, and a residence hall. The campus is 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. The beautiful landscaped grounds feature formal gardens, orchards, wooded areas, and an arboretum.

Ambler attracts students who live or work north of Philadelphia, including those from Bucks, Lehigh , Montgomery, and Northampton Counties. Ambler even offers undergraduate courses in Business Administration and Education at Bucks County Community College, making it easy for Bucks students to start their Temple degree at a convenient location. The Blue Route also makes Temple University Ambler easily accessible to students from Chester and Delaware Counties.

After graduating, many Temple students continue their graduate work at Temple University Fort Washington. Located in the Fort Washington Office Center, this graduate and professional center features corporate-style classrooms and state-of-the-art computer labs. There students may complete 11 master's degrees in business administration and pharmaceutics, two certification programs in education, and several certificate programs in engineering and pharmaceutics.

For more information about Ambler programs, please call the Welcome Center at (215) 283-1230 or toll-free at 1-888-GO AMBLER. No place so close can take you so far!

Academic Standards

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 better.

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 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. 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) 283-1247 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

This office assists 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. Career resource materials are available. In addition, there is a component for Cooperative Education, Externships, and Internship Programs.

Computer Centers
(215) 283-1450

Scholars Information Center
Room 29, Library Building
The "state of the art" Scholars Information Center is equipped with 50 IBM PC compatible Gateway 2000 P2-233 computers, ten Apple Macintosh Performa 630s, Apple and PC scanners, high-speed dot matrix printers, and HP color inkjet printers. HP laser printers are available for a nominal charge. The PC and Macintosh computers link to Temple's IBM Mainframe and UNIX mini-computer systems, E-Mail, Internet, and the World Wide Web. The SIC is also connected to Paley Library's CD-ROM databases. Numerous Windows software applications are available for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, statistics, etc. Windows 95 operating system software and applications, including MS Office 97 are used.

Microcomputer Center/Small Teaching Labs
Room 1, 2, and 4, Library Building
Room 207, Widener Hall
Used primarily for computer instruction these rooms are equipped with the latest technology available, including IBM PC compatible Gateway 2000 P2-233 machines, dot matrix and laser printers. Room 1 is equipped with 16 computers, Room 2/4 has 28, and Widener 207 has 24 work stations. Faculty interested in reserving the lab for computer instruction should call the Computer Center at 283-1450.

Microcomputer Center/CAD Lab
Room 25, Library Building
Room 25 is available for computer instruction and CAD courses. The hardware available includes 12 new IBM PC compatible Gateway 2000 P2-233 computers with 17" color monitors, one HP LaserJet printer, and HP Design Jet 330 plotter, and digitizing tablets. A variety of software applications are available including AutoCAD and LandCAD. Faculty interested in reserving the lab for computer instruction should call the Computer Center at 283-1450.

PC Lab/Temple University Fort Washington
The PC lab at Temple University Fort Washington consists of 30 IBM PC compatible Gateway 200 P2-233 computers, three HP color inkjet printers, one HP scanner, and one HP LaserJet printer. Windows 95 and MS Office 97 is available as well as a variety of other software applications. The PC lab is available for classroom instruction and courses offered at TUFW.

Macintosh Lab/Temple University Fort Washington
The Macintosh lab at Temple University consists of 20 Apple Macintosh 9600 computers with 17" AV monitors, three HP color inkjet printers, one HP scanner, and one HP LaserJet printer. The Mac lab is available for classroom instruction for the graduate programs and courses offered at TUFW. Word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphic and statistical software are available.

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 eligibility to enroll, course choices, program requirements, and the application process.

Disability Resources and Services
Administration Building, 1st Floor
(215) 283-1235(Voice/TTY)

Academic adjustments and accommodations are arranged for students with disabilities. Prospective students with disabilities are encouraged to contact this office to discuss appropriate assistance.

Library Building, (215) 283-1383

The Ambler Library supports the students and faculty 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 interlibrary loan, the academic community is provided with convenient access to the collections of all of Temple's libraries. 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 Ambler are guided by staff who coordinate the activities at Ambler with those on Main Campus. The Ambler 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.

Student Financial Services

Financial Aid
Library Building, Room 27 (215) 283-1403

This office provides financial counseling, information, and applications for various financial aid programs.

Administration Building
(215) 283-1247

All University financial transactions are handled by the Cashier and Student Financial Services, including sale of parking hang tags/decals.

Tutorial Services
Room 301, Administration Building
(215) 283-1237

Tutoring and Learning Connections (TLC) is the tutorial services program at Ambler. 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.

Writing Center
Room 213 Widener Hall
Hotline: (215) 204-5612
WebSite: www.temple.edu/writingctr/

Students who need help with class assignments including writing papers and reports, or interpreting readings are encouraged to visit The Ambler Writing Center. The staff provides one-on-one and small group tutoring utilizing IBM Computers, WordPerfect software, electronic dictionaries, invention programs and on-line grammar handbooks.


Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Cottage Hall, (215) 283-1373
The bookstore sells required texts for Ambler 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.
Bucks County Community College
Swamp Road, Newtown, PA, (215) 283-1248
Temple University now offers undergraduate courses in Business Administration and Education at Bucks County Community College. The partnership between the two schools enables Bucks students to continue their college education at the campus convenient to their home, enabling them to complete courses toward the respected Temple bachelor's degree. Special Temple Information days are sponsored at BCCC throughout the academic year; in addition, Bucks students are welcome to attend Ambler's Transfer Days when information sessions are provided for transfer students.
Bus Service
Bright Hall, Room 101, (215) 283-1425
A bus shuttle service also runs regularly between the Ambler SEPTA station and the Ambler campus. There is also a shuttle bus service between Temple campuses for students with courses on more than one campus. Copies of the schedule and Bus Regulations are available in the Office of Student Life.
Copy Center
Bright Hall, Room 104, (215) 283-1427
Duplicating facilities are available to students, faculty, and staff at nominal costs.
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.
Student Financial Services, Administration Building, 2nd Floor, (215) 283-1247
The large commuter lot is the primary parking space for commuting students. Temple students must purchase a $40.00 hang tag/decal from the Cashier's Office for any vehicle they wish to park on campus lots. The permit is good for a full academic year through August 31. There is no daily charge to park.
Special Programs
Temple University Fort Washington, (215) 283-1304
Every semester, this office 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.


Recreation Services
gymnasium - (215) 283-1327
pool - (215) 283-1202
Recreational sports opportunities 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, a fitness room with both cardiovascular and free weight equipment, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball pit, and an in-line skating area. Students may also participate in Main Campus recreational activities.
Residence Halls
(215) 204-7223/7224
East Hall is two-story facility that houses students. This traditional hall, with double rooms and shared bathroom areas, has social lounge areas, study rooms, kitchens with microwaves, a fitness center, and recreational areas. The hall has 24-hour security and is staffed by professional and paraprofessional staff who 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 newly renovated dining hall with features a "food court".
Student Life
Bright Hall, Room 100, (215) 283-1425
The Student Life 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, (215) 283-1277
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 information.
Student Government Association
Bright Hall, 1st Floor , (215) 283-1283
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 , (215) 283-1277
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
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
(215) 283-1283, newspaper;
(215) 283-1277, magazine;
(215) 283-1278, radio
The Temple Column (newspaper), The Parable (art and literary magazine), and WRFT­540AM (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.

Temple University Fort Washington
401 Commerce Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 283-1304

Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW) Graduate and Professional Education Center is the home for Ambler's advanced degree programs in Business, Education, Electrical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical QA/RA. The Office of Non-Credit and Special Programs is located at TUFW, and the facilities are used for business training and meetings during the day. TUFW is located in the Fort Washington Office Center, close to Rt. 309 and the PA Turnpike and features corporate-style classrooms and state-of-the-art computer labs. Some undergraduate classes are offered there.

Welcome Center
Administration Building

This office provides visitor information, course catalogues, brochures on Temple University programs, and information about non-credit courses and workshops. Students and visitors may arrange campus tours with a Student Ambassador or schedule an information session with an Admissions Counselor.


Cheryl Boyer, Acting Dean, Ed.D, Temple University.
Virginia Carter, Ed.D., Rutgers University.
John Collins, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, M.L.A., Harvard University.
Marylou Delizia, Director of Special Programs, M.Ed., Temple University.
Kevin Freese, Acting Assistant Dean for Academic Services, B.A., Temple University.
Bonnie Frumer, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Advising, M.A., Temple University.
Wendy Lebing, Director of Marketing and Promotions, M.A.L.D., Harvard/Tufts University.
Wanda Lewis-Campbell, Assistant Dean for Student Life, M.S.W., University of Connecticut.
William Wilkinson, Financial Manager, B.S., LaSalle University.
Kevin Wood, Director, Non-Credit Programs, B.S., Pennsylvania State University.


Maryanne Benson, Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
Kim Berring, Coordinator of Student Activities, M.Ed., Temple University.
John Bowser, Academic Adviser, M.Ed., Temple University and M.S., University of Pennsylvania.
Marie Brasch, Administrative Assistant, Special Programs.
Linda Cotilla, Suburban Campus libraries Head, M.S.L.S., Villanova University.
Geraldine Dowdle, Coordinator for Registration and Financial Services.
Judy Ermigiotti, Academic Adviser, M.A., Rider College.
Stephanie Galloway, Recruitment and Statistics Coordinator, M.P.A., University of Pittsburgh.
Ruth Gardner, Office Manager, Academic Advising, B.A., Temple University.
Susan Hyer, Manager, Computer Services, M.Ed., Beaver College.
Patricia Kelly, Schedule Manager, B.A., College of William and Mary.
Paul Myers, Recreation Specialist, M.Ed., East Carolina University.
Larry O'Reilly, Assistant Lab Supervisor, Computer Services, Fort Washington.
Reid Overturf, Assistant Lab Superviser, Computer Services.
Elisabeth Reap, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, B.A., Temple University.
Sandra Thompson, Assistant Librarian, M.L.S., Drexel University.
Jean Thorsten, Office Manager, Faculty Offices, M.Ed., Temple University.

Program Coordinators/Advisers

Richard Burke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.
Harriet Butterfield, School of Business and Management, Academic Adviser, B.A., Temple University.
Jeanne Chen, M.L.S., Appalachian State University.
Francis Christoph, Jr., Coordinator 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.
Alvin Greenspan, Coordinator of Engineering, Professor Emeritus, M.S.M.E., Drexel University.
James Hilty, Department of History, Ph.D., University of Missouri.
Joseph Hrusovsky, College of Engineering, M.S.E.E., Lehigh University, P.E.
Barbara Hughes, Coordinator RN-BSN Program, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
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, Coordinator of Political Science, Professor, Ph.D., Columbia University.
Richard Klafter, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, Ph.D., City University of New York.
Ann Matonis, Coordinator of English, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
Helene A. Matt, Academic Adviser, Ed.M., Temple University.
Maria Luisa Morsi, College of Allied Health Professions, R.D., M.S., Drexel University.
Thomas W. O'Connor, Jr., School of Pharmacy, Program Director, QA/RA Program, M.B.A., Pharm.D, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences.
Douglas Painter, Coordinator of Intellectual Heritage, Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Sheperd Roberts, Department of Biology, Ph.D., Princeton University.
Helen H. Robinson, School of Business and Management, Director of Academic Services, B.A., Temple University.
Bonita Silverman, Department of Nursing, M.S., Thomas Jefferson University.
Stephen Smith, Coordinator, Criminal Justice, M.Phil., Cambridge University.
John Sorrentino, Department of Economics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University.
Rani Thiramonghol, School of Business and Management, Academic Adviser, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.
Alan Wells, Ambler Director of Academic Advising for Communications and Theater, Ph.D., Washington University.
Robert H. West, Department of Sociology, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Yale University.
Susan Young, School of Business and Management, Academic Adviser, M.Ed., Lehigh University.
Gloria Zucker, School of Social Administration, Resource Associate, M.S.W., University of Michigan.

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