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Students

Students, both undergraduate and graduate, are of primary concern to all faculty members, and students' academic needs are of primary importance to the School.  Students may be invited to participate in various School committees and those ad hoc committees where students' viewpoints are useful and appropriate.  Student appointments to committees are made by the Director in consultation with the FAC and the faculty members involved in and affected by a specific committee's work.

  1. Advising

    Faculty are required to advise and counsel undergraduate and graduate students on academic matters.  Individual faculty members are responsible for providing academic counseling to undergraduate students assigned to them and to other undergraduate students who seek such advice, as needed.  Student advising at the graduate level is conducted by the student's "major professor" and the student’s thesis or dissertation committee members.

  2. Student Academic Misconduct

    The University’s Administrative policy regarding student cheating and plagiarism is included in the University Policy Register.

  3. Transfer Credit Procedure

    The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is responsible for the evaluation of undergraduate transfer credit and may consult with a faculty member who teaches the specific course or courses at issue.  Questions of transfer credit for other subject areas should be referred to the College office.

    Graduate transfer credit is evaluated according to the process described in the current Graduate School Catalog.  Both masters and doctoral transfer credit may be accepted if the criteria are met and the student's adviser, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the Dean approve the transfer credit.

  4. Privacy of Student Records

    The Director is responsible for ensuring that all members of the School comply with all laws and University Policies which govern the privacy of student education records, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  These regulations require, among other things, that faculty members keep thorough academic records and forbid the posting of grades by name, social security number or any other system which might identify a student with her/his education record.  For further information, contact the University’s Office of Legal Affairs.

  5. Student Evaluations

    All courses are evaluated each semester, including summer sessions, using the approved Student Survey of Instruction (SSI).  Faculty members are informed of the day and time for the evaluation and graduate students administer the SSIs under the direction of a School staff person.  The SSI should be conducted during the last week of class, prior to the start of finals week.  At no time should the faculty member being reviewed be present in the room during the survey.  SSIs are returned in a sealed envelope to the School office.  The School Administrative Assistant arranges for the appropriate scoring of SSIs according to the approved group norms for the School.  SSIs are not available to individual faculty members until after grades are submitted to the Registrar.  SSIs and the results are maintained by the School office and are available for faculty review.  SSIs for Regional Campus faculty are administered and maintained by the campus at which the course is taught.