Your NETU Glossary
A documented alliance with another organization, a purpose of which is the sharing of resources in furtherance of an interspiritual, religious academic learning program.
A student's main field of specialization in religious studies during undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies.
The combination of fall and spring semesters.
Directives from the Board of Directors that mandate requirements of, or provisions for, members of the NETU community, including procedures and protocols to assist with their implementation.
A NETU Advisor is assigned to a student entering the undergraduate alliance program, master's degree program and postgraduate program. Only professors (those holding a PhD) are eligible for advisory positions approved by the NETU Board of Directors.
Recognizing alliance with another movement, organization, institution or community to foster Oneness.
An interspiritual, religious academic program degree conferred by NETU upon those individuals completing its undergraduate curriculum. Also called a Baccalaureate Degree.
Board of Directors
NETU oversight individuals in an ongoing administrative role of spherically directing while setting policy.
Calendar Year at NETU
January 1 to December 31.
Minimum number of credits students must complete from which they expect to graduate before a degree will be granted.
A particular set of coursework that addresses new wisdom-knowledge or innovative practice areas emerging from new-paradigm social and spiritual/mystic-related changes in which specific professions/occupations must adjust.
A form of protection provided by laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship."
Copyright - protection
(See United States Code, Chapter 17, §106.) The rights granted by U. S. federal law to the owner of a copyright in a work to do and to authorize (others to do) any of the following:
- to copy or reproduce the copyrighted work;
- to create derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;
- to distribute copies of the copyrighted work;
- to perform certain copyrighted works publicly;
- to show particular copyrighted works publicly; and
- to perform sound recordings publicly by digital means.
Course credits may include directed studies, independent research studies, practica, and colloquia.
The set of courses offered by a platform of NETU; and, an articulated course program.
Dean or Director
The Dean or Director is the responsible leader of a NETU learning platform; and may also serve on the Board of Directors.
The type of degree. Degrees offered at NETU are within the bachelor of arts (B.A.) structure or the master of arts (M.A.) or (M.Div.) master of divinity structures. A Ph.D. of religious studies degree is offered.
An interspiritual, religious academic program degree conferred by NETU upon those individuals completing its postgraduate curriculum. NETU offers a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) program of Religious Studies.
Students remain in good standing if they: (a) make timely progress towards degree completion as required by the program; (b) maintain a GPA at or above the minimum set by the program; and (c) pass all appropriate examinations within the time-frame specified by the program.
Students enrolled in post undergraduate degree programs.
Intellectual Property "IP"
Refers to creations of the heart-mind, e.g., inventions and discoveries; literary, artistic and other creative works; and images, names, symbols, and designs.
Curriculum offered by NETU as a coherent integration of two or more distinct disciplines into an academic major of study.
Individual with a minimum of a bachelor's degree that teaches a regular NETU course; only instructors with a master's degree or higher may be eligible (upon approval by the Board of Directors) to advise students in the master's degree program.
An interspiritual, religious academic program degree conferred by NETU upon those individuals completing its graduate curriculum.
Member of NETU Community
Any NETU faculty member, student, or staff member, or other individual engaged in any NETU activity or program.
An entity that accepts payment cards as a method of payment for goods, services, information, or gifts. NETU uses PayPal also as its payment gateway.
New whole-systems insight and ideas into transformative multi-tradition theologies related to interspirituality as well as mysticism.
New Earth Theological University
An academic alliance with an interspiritual ministry or organization that leads to an undergraduate degree.
A code which unlocks the NETU system to access certain pages of learning information. Passwords are associated with individual faculty and students granting access to a system.
Learning model process and the art of teaching methodology.
Usage of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words, etc. without giving appropriate credit.
Platform Program Director
Individual responsible for the oversight and compliance components of their program(s).
Students enrolled in postgraduate degree programs. NETU offers a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) program of Religious Studies.
The process by which a theory, lesson or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied or realized.
A course that is a necessary requirement before subsequent advanced courses or degree-granting.
University executive as oversight to energetic source-coding, quality control, and functionality of NETU. The president is a fractal part of the Board of Directors.
Individual with a doctoral degree teaching a course; and may serve (upon approval by the Board of Directors) as a doctoral degree program advisor or master's degree program advisor.
Systematic investigation, including development, testing and evaluation created to develop or contribute to general wisdom-knowledge skillsets.
The state of being truly empowered and free as an independent Soul.
Any undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and professional students that have applied and received a letter of acceptance from NETU; student-status starts upon acceptance and matriculation.
A person who is in-process of applying for admission to NETU.
Student Education Records
Any student record maintained by NETU that contains personally identifiable information.
All administrative fees, including semester enrollment fees, tuition and graduation fees.
Materials a student has submitted for a course, including but not limited to, papers, projects, artwork, videos, exams, etc.
The content of curriculum, template or structure for any NETU course, which articulates what is to be accomplished and achieved through teaching / learning in that course or advisory. The syllabus is sent by the instructor to each student at commencement of the course. This required summary document covers all course requirements with a general plan and outline to assist the student. NETU syllabi include written course objectives, subjects covered, projects, lectures, access information and time signatures with scheduling; reading and writing assignments required with deadlines, etc.
The amount of money assessed to students for instructional services: Tuition includes charges for all credit-bearing NETU courses and less formal credit-bearing services such as thesis advising. Tuition does not include administrative fees.
Individual who performs uncompensated services for NETU under the guidance of a dean or director, or the president.