2014-2015 ANNUAL CONSUMER INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

Commission on Dental Accreditation Posting Form for Third Party Comments 

Accreditation

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5524

Information concerning Touro's institutional and specialized accreditations is available online at www.touro.edu/about/accreditations/. Touro College is accredited by the Middle Sates Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This accreditation is located at www.msche.org, and an inventory of registered programs can be found at New York State Education Department's website.  The college’s professional schools have also received accreditation from the appropriate specialized accrediting agencies. In addition to review of the programs, Touro College continually reviews and assesses the educational programs through student outcomes assessment. 

 

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5524

Information concerning Touro's current educational programs, faculty, and course descriptions is available online at www.touro.edu. Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs, is available online at http://www.touro.edu/#/locations/.

 

Assignment of College Credit 

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5524

The standard unit of measuring a student’s course of study is the “semester hour.” For more information please read the full statement on Touro College's Assignment of College Credit.

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. Enter “Touro College” as Name of School to view Touro College Navigator information. The College Navigator can be found here:

 

College Bulletins

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5524

Our individual Touro College Bulletins provide consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions and students, cost of attendance, success rates, various degree offerings, student engagement with the learning process, and core educational outcomes. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders. 

 

Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5291

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Touro publishes a FERPA notification that delineates student rights under FERPA. This FERPA notification can be found on the Registrar site. Information on confidentiality of student records is published in our College Bulletins.

  

Confidentiality of Student Health Records (HIPAA)

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5291

Touro is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students. As such, Touro is fully compliant with the New York State Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Learn more about HIPPA protections.

  

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Information Security Office | Email: CISO@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5383

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 specifies that regulations be published and promulgated regarding institutional efforts to reduce illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted work through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing on campus networks. The final rules were published in September 2009 and are in effect on July 1, 2010.

 The law requires three things:  

  1. Institutions are required to make an annual disclosure to inform students that illegal distribution of copyrighted materials may subject them to criminal may subject them to criminal and civil penalties and describes the steps that institutions will take to detect and punish illegal distribution of copyrighted materials.

  2. Institutions are required to certify to the Secretary of Education that they have developed plans to “effectively combat” the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. In developing these plans, institutions are required to consider the use of technology-based deterrents. Report language that accompanies the law explicitly states that technology-based deterrents include “bandwidth shaping” and “traffic monitoring to identify the largest bandwidth users,” and indicates that certain education and enforcement programs will also qualify.

  3. Institutions are required, “to the extent practicable,” to offer alternatives to illegal file sharing. Both the practicality and selection of alternatives are to be determined by the institution “in consultation with the chief technology officer or other designated officer of the institution.”

 

Compliance with Annual Disclosure

Touro College has approved a document “File Sharing and Copyright Infringement Policy,” which is posted on Blackboard and the Portal, and is revised periodically. The information is also provided in Orientation presentations by the Chief Information Security Officer to new students, staff, and faculty.

Compliance with Copyright Protection

The Office of Information Security has developed a Copyright Infringement Policy which will be used to monitor the use of the institution’s bandwidth through traffic monitoring and bandwidth shaping to the extent practicable. An annual report will be provided to the Chief Information Officer at the end of each academic year which will contain an assessment of the effectiveness of the plan and any actions taken.

 

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Bursar | Email: bursar@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5625

Information concerning the cost of attending Touro is available from the Office of the Bursar. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board (for certain programs), transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest. More information regarding the cost of attendance can be found online in one of our Touro College Bulletins. Net Price Calculators are available at each individual school’s website.

 

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log, and Fire Log

Contact: Director of Campus Security | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5134

Emergency Phone: 1-88-Touro911 (1-888-687-6911) or 911 

Information regarding public safety is provided online at the Campus Security website. In the event of an emergency that constitutes an immediate or continuing threat to the college community, the Department of Emergency Preparedness, in conjunction with Campus Security, will issue safety alerts via email, text and/or voice messaging via TCAlert, Touro College's alert notification system. The Annual Security and Fire Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required by law. This Report also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; evacuation policies; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and Touro policies; campus facilities; the Touro Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the Touro Drug/Alcohol Policy.

  

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: Director of Campus Security | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5134

Emergency Phone: 1-88-Touro911 (1-888-687-6911) or 911

The Annual Touro Security and Fire Safety Report includes the College’s drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

 

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5627

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. There is a separate, written notice of the penalties for drug violations. Please consult the Student Handbook for more information.

  

Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5627

The College Catalogs include information about the following: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties. Information about Pell Grants and the code of conduct for financial aid employees is also listed. Additional information regarding financial aid and student loans, including the National Student Loan Data System, can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/redirects/federal-student-aid-ed-gov

The College Catalogs and information regarding Financial Aid Self-service can be accessed at http://www.touro.edu/students/

Contact financial aid at studentservices@touro.edu.

 

Financial Aid Calculator

Students should use a financial aid calculator to find estimates. 

 

Gainful Employment

DMX Program
Bilingual Education

 

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act); Post-graduation placement

Contact: Institutional Research | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5680

Pursuant to the Student Right-to-Know Act, graduation data and retention rates for Touro full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students, as well as Touro retention, graduation, and transfer out data are available in the Touro College Bulletin. You can also find undergraduate completion rates online. For information regarding Touro graduates’ placement in employment and the types of graduate and professional education in which Touro’s graduates enroll, please contact the Advisement and Counseling Office: http://legacy.touro.edu/advisement/.

 

Health Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5291

In accordance with New York State public health laws all students must meet two immunization requirements before registering for classes: they must document immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella, and they must provide formal confirmation as to whether they want to be immunized for Meningitis. Further information regarding these requirements can be found on the Registrar website.

Any full or part-time domestic student who is registered at Touro College is eligible to enroll in the Sentry Student Security Plan, an accident/sickness health insurance plan. Students are also able to enroll in the NYU StuDent Plan sponsored by New York University College of Dentistry. Enrollment in these programs is entirely voluntary. Please consult the Student Handbook for more information.

 

Identity Theft Prevention Policy

Contact: Bursar | Email: bursar@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5625

As required by the FTC's Red Flags Rule, Touro College has established and will maintain an Identity Theft Prevention Policy. Information on the policy is available on the Touro Portal.

 

Misrepresentation

Misrepresentation is defined as a false, erroneous or misleading statement made directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, and any member of the public, an accrediting agency, a state agency or the Department of Education.

A misleading statement includes any statement that has the possibility or tendency to deceive. A statement is any communication made in writing, verbally, electronically, or through other means. This applies to statements made by an institution from one of its representatives, or any third party for which the institution has agreements to provide educational programs or marketing, advertising, recruiting, or admissions services.

Substantial misrepresentation is defined as any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person detriment.

Touro College and University prohibits all forms of substantial misrepresentations or misleading statements, including those made in any advertising or promotional materials.

 

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: Director of Campus Security | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5134

Emergency Phone: 1-88-Touro911 (1-888-687-6911) or 911

Touro's missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when a Touro student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in The Annual Touro Security and Fire Safety Report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information. 

 

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5627

If a student withdraws or drops a course, Touro will adhere to its refund policy as published in the College Bulletin. The Bulletin also contains information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw officially. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available in the Student Handbook

 

Services for Students with Disabilities – Undergraduate

Contact: Office of Disability Services (ODS) | Email: advisor@touro.edu

 

Dean Avery Horowitz, Dean of Advisement and Counseling

            1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

            Avery.Horowitz@touro.edu; 718-252-7800 x253

Dr. Joel Dickstein, Director, Office of Disabilities Services

            1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230

            Joel.Dickstein@touro.edu; 718-252-7800 x273

Ms. Rachel Baror, Coordinator, Disabilities Services, NYSCAS

            50 West 23rd St., New York, NY 10010

            Rachel.Baror@touro.edu; 212-463-0400 x 6010

Dr. Faye F. Walkenfeld, Coordinator, Disabilities Services, IPS & SLE

            1273 53rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11219

            Faye.Walkenfeld@touro.edu; 718-871-6187 x30018

The Director of Disability Services, in consultation with the Office of Institutional Compliance, provides disability-related information and referrals for Touro students, determines eligibility for services and facilitates reasonable accommodations, coordinates disability-related technical assistance and auxiliary aids/services, and provides advocacy and training. Visit the Student Advisement homepage for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.

 

Social Security Number Policy

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5524

The use of SSN as an identification number within Touro is proscribed.  Rather, Touro utilizes a unique student identifier -a student identification number.  To protect the privacy of persons whose SSN is collected, all college offices follow strict procedures to ensure Social Security Number security.

 

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Institutional Research | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5680

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by their demographic, is provided online in the about us section of the Touro website. The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on College Navigator.

 

Teacher Education

Title II of the Higher Education Act requires annual reports on the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data. The Touro College Teacher Education Program publishes a periodic report on this topic. This data can be found on Touro's Graduate School of Education website. 

 

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

The online Touro Schedule of Classes includes a link to textbook and required materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term. Textbook information is also available directly from the College Bookstore website. Please contact the individual Department Heads for more information.

 

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrarinfo@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5524

The Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy is published in individual college bulletins, while both the Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy and Graduate Transfer Credit Policy can be found online. 

Touro College currently has articulation agreements with:

Nassau Community College

New York University

Suffolk Community College

Technical Careers Institute

Westchester Community College

 

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the New York voter registration application form, may be accessed at the New York Secretary of State website.

 

College Nondiscrimination Statement

Contact: Institutional Compliance | Email: compliance@touro.edu | Phone: (212) 463-0400 x5330

Touro College treats all employees, students, and applicants without unlawful consideration or discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation or citizen status in all decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, the administration of its educational programs and activities, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff, suspension, expulsion and termination, and all other terms and conditions of admission, matriculation, and employment.

Inquiries or complaints concerning the non-discrimination policies should be sent to Elan Baram, 43 West 23rd Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York, 10010, Elan.Baram@touro.edu (212-463-0400 x5636) or, alternatively, to the Chief Compliance Officer at compliance@touro.edu and 212-463-0400 x5330.