Application for Approval            Institutional Review Board

Research Involving Human Subjects                                                Office of Scholarly Research

      Tel: 616-471-6361 ~ Fax: 616-471-6246   

INSTRUCTIONS:

Your application will not be processed unless ALL the relevant documentation has been submitted and is legible.

Use this form as a cover sheet and attach to it the following items: (1) The appropriate Research Protocol, (2) An Informed Consent Form (if required), (3) And Abstract and, (4) Other documentation as needed—Cover Letter of Explanation. Question Sample. Written Copy of Verbal Instructions, and/or Letters of Permission.  Submit the required number of full sets (1 set for Exempt; 3 sets for Expedited; and 18 sets for Full Review) to Andrews University, Office of Scholarly Research, Room 210 Administration Building, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0355. 

 

SUGGESTED CATEGORY OF IRB REVIEW

The investigator(s) should read carefully the Brief Guidelines for Human Subjects Research and discuss with his/her/their advisor and/or department chair the relationship of the present research project to the policies and procedures contained in the above document.  After this consultation the investigator(s) should request that the research project be considered by the IRB under one of the categories listed below.  Final assignment of the review category is made by the IRB.  The frequency of IRB review action is noted by the respective review category.

 

[ x ]        Exempt from Full IRB                    [    ]        Expedited IRB Review                    [    ]        Full IRB Review

Review [Weekly Review]                                [Monthly Review]                                            [Quarterly Review]

No risk/minimal risk research: fill out Exempt Category Checklist on page 2.                                                    Submit the appropriate documentation two weeks

prior to the next Scheduled meeting of the IRB

DESCPRIPTION OF RESEARCH PROJECT

 

Project Title:  Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Programs: A Survey of Current Practices and the Need for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Programs within Adventist Education

 

Academic Department of Researcher: Education Department: Leadership

 

Beginning and Ending Dates of Human Subjects Involvement in Research:  January 2004 to March 2004

 

Place/Location of Human Subject Involvement in Research:  Adventist Colleges and Universities (Administrative level only); Adventist academies (registrars); homes or offices of church clerks in the North American Division; homes or meeting rooms for focus groups of parents of students at the academy level

 

Target Population (Description and Age Range):  adults (age range will vary; there are no plans to include any minors in this study)

 

INVESTIGATOR(S) AGREEMENT

“I (we) hereby agree to abide by the terms and methodology as outlined in the attached research protocol.  I (we) also agree  to begin the implementation of this project—if not approved under the exempt category—only after written notification of its  approval (valid for one year) has been received.  Furthermore, I (we) agree that in cases involving research to be conducted at non-university site(s), such research will commence only after written authorization has been received from an officer of the organization at each site involved and filed with our Office of Scholarly Research.  Notification of any alterations in the attached protocol will be submitted to the Director of the Office of Scholarly Research.

 

Name:  Shelley Ann Bacon                   Name:  ………………………………….          Name:  ……………………………………

 

E-mail:  bacon.home@juno.com          E-mail:  …………………………………         E-mail:  ………….………………………..

 

Address:  556 Hotchkiss Road   Address:  ………….…………………….          Address:  ……………………….…………

 

             Colville, WA  99114

 

Tel:     509-684-1005                            Tel:  …………………..………………….         Tel:  ………..………………………………

Cell: 509-675-5003

 

…………………………...…              ………....              ……………………..…………      ….……        ………………………………      .………..

(Principle Investigator’s Signature)    (Date)                         (Principle Investigator’s Signature)       (Date)        Principle Investigator’s Signature)       (Date)

 

SUPPORTING NAME AND SIGNATURE

“I have reviewed the above project with the investigator(s) and concur in the requested category of IRB review.”

Shirley Freed                                                                       …………………………...                     _________________

Name of Advisor—Block Letters                                                       Signature of Advisor Supervising Research                         Date

—ABSTRACT OF PROJECT—

Abstract

Masters in Leadership Thesis

Shelley Bacon

bacon.home@juno.com

509-684-1005

 

 

Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Programs: A Survey of Current Practices and the Need for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Programs within Adventist Education

 

Problem: Public higher education and high school programs are collaborating to provide dual enrollment/dual credit programs for qualifying seniors and/or juniors and seniors. These programs are widely available and almost always free. Adventist faith-based education has no comparable program to fill this need. Adventist LEAP – Leading Edge Accelerated Program – needs to be established to meet the academic needs of accelerated Adventist high school students from a distinctly Adventist faith-based perspective.

 

This thesis paper will outline the following:

  • Current trends in public education for dual enrollment/dual credit (survey of literature)
  • Current availability of dual enrollment/dual credit programs in Adventist education (survey of colleges and universities)
  • Current availability of distance education in Adventist education (survey of colleges and universities)
  • Current availability of advanced placement classes at the high school level (survey of academy registrars)
  • Current trends in enrollment of Adventist high school students (survey of churches)

·        Current felt needs for academically challenging coursework to be made available to accelerated students (focus groups)

·        Summary of need for distinctly Adventist, faith-based dual enrollment/dual credit program through distance learning

—EXEMPT CATEGORY CHECKLIST—

 

If your proposed research project does not place the subjects at more than minimal risk and is included in one of six categories of research which are exempt from full review under the provisions of the Cod of Federal Regulations for the protection of human subjects from research risk, indicate the category(s) that apply to the proposed project placing a check in the appropriate box below.

 

Even if exempt from full IRB review, all research projects must make provision for compliance with published guidelines for obtaining informed consent and maintaining confidentiality.  Some research listed below, if involving prisoners and/or directed toward pregnant women or other vulnerable populations groups, is not exempt.

1

Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal educational practices such as:

(a)     Research on regular and special education instruction strategies, (or)

(b)     Research on the effectiveness of, or the comparison among, instructional techniques, curricula, or management only.

 

2

Research involving the use of educational tests (cognitive, diagnostic, aptitude, achievement), survey or interview procedures, or observation of public behavior UNLESS ALL of the following conditions exist:

(a)     Responses are recorded in such a manner that the subjects can be identified directly or through identifying links, and—

(b)     The responses, if they become known outside the research, could reasonably place the subject at risk of criminal or civil liability, or be damaging to the subject’s financial standing, employability, or reputation.

Note:  The following types of Category 2 Exemptions do NOT apply to research where children (minors) are subjects:  Survey Research, Interview Research, Observation of Public Behavior in which an investigator is a participant.

 

3

Research of the type listed in Category 2 which under the above provisions is not exempt but which does qualify for exemption if:

(a)    The human subjects are elected or appointed public officials or candidates for public office, or

(b)    Federal statue(s) require(s) without exception that the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information will be maintained throughout the research and thereafter.

 

4

Research involving the collection or study of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens, or diagnostic specimens and these sources are publicly available, or if the information is recorded by the investigator in such a way that the subjects CANNOT be identified directly or through identifiers linked to the subjects.

 

5

Research and demonstration projects which are conducted by or subject to the approval of federal department or agency heads, and which are designed to study, evaluate, or otherwise examine:

(a)    Public Benefit or Service Programs

(b)    Procedures for obtaining benefits or services under those programs

(c)    Possible changes in or alternatives to those programs or procedures

(d)    Possible changes in methods or levels of payment for benefits or services under those programs.

 

6

Taste and food quality evaluation and consumer acceptance studies if wholesome foods without additives are consumed, or if a food is consumed that contains a food ingredient at or below the level and for a use found to be safe or agricultural, chemical, or environmental contaminant  at or below the level found to be safe by FDA or EPA or USDA determination.

 

“In signing this form requesting exempt status, I (we) assure the Institutional Review Board that the only involvement of human subjects will comply fully with the criteria for one of the above exemption categories.”