Faculty and Students:

  1. Academic Advising

    Academic advising is the responsibility of assigned Academic Advisors and Counselors; nevertheless, all faculty members are encouraged to advise students pursuing majors and/or minors in their academic units. 

  2. Class Attendance and Responsibilities:

    Each faculty member is expected to review his/her class rosters to insure that all students are registered for his/her classes.  Faculty members are expected to teach classes in such a way that regular class attendance is essential.  Class work missed due to legitimate absences must be made up by arrangement with the faculty member.  Faculty will arrange makeup examinations for students who have missed a regularly-scheduled examination when the faculty member is satisfied that the student’s reason for absence was legitimate.  Legitimately missing an examination requires from the student a documented and verifiable written excuse.  The faculty member may determine if the excuse is legitimate or he/she may consult with the Assistant/Associate Dean in such instances.

  3. Cheating and Plagiarism:

    Cheating and plagiarism are fraudulent misrepresentations for which severe sanctions may be levied.  The University policy on cheating and plagiarism is contained in University Policy Register, 3342-3-01.8 and is a required component of all course syllabi. 

  4. Illicit Use of Drugs and/or Alcohol:

    Recognizing that illegal drug use poses health and safety hazards to employees and to the community at large, the University prohibits the possession or use of illegal drugs on all University property and at other locations where employees are conducting University business.  For more on the University’s drug policy see the University Policy Register, 3342-6-22.1.  Under no circumstances are students allowed to possess or consume alcohol in the classroom.  Restricted use of alcoholic beverages by students on University property is outlined in the University Policy Register, 3342-4.04-4.04.101

  5. Student Conduct

    Student behavior deemed detrimental or disruptive to the University community and/or prohibited by local, state or federal laws will not be tolerated.  It is expected that students and faculty act in a mutually courteous and professional manner.  The Student Conduct Code, including possible sanctions, is included in the University Policy Register, 3342-4-02.

  6. Examinations:

    All instructors are to evaluate the progress of each student and to provide documentary evidence for final grades.  Exams may be oral or written.  Final examinations are given during final exam week of the semester or term.  A final examination schedule is published on FlashLine in the schedule of classes for a given semester several weeks before the end of the term.  Final examinations are expected to be given as posted unless there is a conflict.   These cases may be resolved with the Assistant/Associate Dean.  Changes of the time and/or date of a final examination require prior approval of the Assistant/Associate Dean, but in any case, the exam must also be offered at the time scheduled and publicized by the University for those students who desire to take the exam at that time.  University policy requires that if final examinations are not returned to the student, they must be retained for one year, excluding summers, before they may be destroyed.

  7. Grade Submissions:

    Mid-term and final grades should be assigned according to University policy and submitted through Flash-line.

  8. Letter Grades and Their Interpretation:

    Please see the General Requirements and Regulations section of the current University Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog for a complete explanation of the grading system policies and procedures.  The catalogues can be found on the University’s website.

  9. Student Academic Complaints:

    Faculty members should familiarize themselves with the procedures and timetable for student academic complaints which are available to students at the Trumbull Campus. The policy and procedure governing student academic complaints on the Regional Campuses is included in the University Policy Register, 3342-8-01.4.

  10. Students With Disabilities:

    Faculty at the Trumbull Campus will be in compliance with the guidelines recommended by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the coordinator of Disability Services. Each syllabus shall contain a statement on disability services available to students.

  11. Privacy of Student Records:

    The Dean is responsible for ensuring that all members of the Campus 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 his/her education record.  For further information, instructors should contact the University’s Office of Legal Affairs.

  12. Student Survey of Instruction:

    All courses are evaluated each semester, including summer sessions, using the approved Student Survey of Instruction (SSI).  Once complete, SSIs are not available to individual faculty members until after grades are submitted to the Registrar.  SSIs for Regional Campus faculty are administered and maintained by the Campus at which the course is taught.