Policies & Procedures

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As with any large organization, policies and procedures are in place to guide our interactions within the institutional framework. The Academic Catalog is the primary and official source for all degree programs and requirements as well as institutional policies and procedures. Some policies and procedures, however, are defined and administered by individual colleges and departments. Students are responsible for following all policies, but are encouraged to seek assistance from their academic advisors whenever questions arise.

Academic Catalog and Policies

The majority of University policies and procedures are organized in the academic catalog. Students are held to the policies and degree requirements outlined in their specific catalog year.

Advising Roles and responsibilities

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. The intent of this collaboration is to assist the student in developing meaningful educational goals that are consistent with personal interests, values and abilities.

Codes of Conduct
In order to protect the integrity of the campus community, all students are held to the Code of Academic Integrity and Code of Conduct.

College Policies and Procedures

Are you filing a General Petition, a Grade Appeal, or a Late Change Petition and you need your college Dean’s approval?  While all colleges follow university policies, the procedures vary across colleges.  Links to college-specific information for key policies and procedures are listed below.  

Double Dipping

Although no University policy exists regarding the use of single courses to fulfill multiple degree requirements, individual departments and colleges may have policies restricting this practice.

FERPA

The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects students' records from being shared with outside parties, except in specified situations.

General Education

Although general education requirements are fairly consistent across the University, variations do exists according to major, catalog, and transfer credit earned.

Petitions and Grade Appeals

The Academic Policies section of the Catalog describes the policies and procedures for grade appeal and the petition process which involves requesting an exception to University-wide rules.

Policy and Procedure Updates

The catalog is the primary and official source for all degree programs and requirements as well as institutional policies and procedures. Some policies and procedures, however, are defined and administered by individual colleges and departments and are included under Double Dipping, and Petitions and Grade Appeals.

Registrar Dates and Deadlines

The Office of the Registrar's Calendar of Dates and Deadlines provides detailed deadlines for all processes involving course enrollment. Dates featured on this calendar include: detailed add and drop deadlines, GRO filing deadlines, priority registration dates, university application deadlines, graduation dates, university closures, and many other important dates. The Registrar's Dates and Deadlines compiles information from many of the university's other calendars, including the academic calendar and the Bursar calendar.

Withdrawal

Students wishing to withdraw from single classes or from the University must follow specific guidelines and adhere to withdrawal deadlines.