Q. Academic Issues

Q.1. Academic Dishonesty

Academic honesty is expected of every student.  An academic dishonesty includes such things as plagiarism, forging of signatures, using notes or textbooks during quizzes or examinations when not authorized, copying or looking at the test answers of another student (formal or take-home examinations) and aiding another student in any of these activities.  Any academic dishonesty made by the student may result in a failing grade for the course, or other disciplinary actions deemed appropriate by the university.

Q.2. Academic Probation

The following policies apply to students on academic probation:

  1. Students whose cumulative GPA in any graduate course work falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and may be encouraged to take a lighter load the following semester.
  2. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 for any two consecutive semesters, the student may be given a warning and a one semester probation.
  3. If a student who is on probation shows no improvement, he will be advised to withdraw.

Q.3. Retention Policy/Passing Grade in the Graduate Program

The passing grade in the graduate program is B-. However, a grade of one C+ in electives, cognates or general courses may be accepted if the over-all GPA is 3.00 and above.

Q.4. Academic Grievances

Any student expressing concern regarding instructional matters such as perceived unfair grading, cheating or general misunderstanding should confer with the professor, department chair and the dean before the matter is taken to the Vice President for Academics.  Any complaint to the Vice President for Academics must be made in writing endorsed by the department chair/college dean.