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violation occurred \1ic1 considering the severitj ol the current
and prioi violations, the \IH ma) determine that .1 more severe
unction is appropriate

4 rhe \IH should request information on prioi violations on!) aftei
determining that .1 violation has occurred Information on prior
violations should be used in determining the appropriate sanction

S. rhe AIH must submit a written report ol the decision within ten
calendai days ol its decision to the provost designee, who will
forward the decision to the involved parties

(> rhe student ma) appeal an) new sanction to the provosl
designee [he provosl designee ma) dcn\ the appeal or, on the
hasis of denial ofa lair and reasonable hearing, new evidence, Ol
excessive!) harsh sanctions, direct the appeal to be heard b) a
second \IB

1 Sanctions

I I he following sanctions m.i\ he agreed upon b) the student and

facult) member administrator through Informal Resolution or
Documented Agreement All grade reductions require the approval
of the instructor of record If the work is graded b) a committee,
a grade reduction requires the approval of the majorit) of the


a. Single Grade Reduction: Reductionol grade 01 failure on

project, examination, qui/, or other academic exercise on
which the student is alleged to have cheated

h ( ourse Cirade Reduction: Reduction of course grade or failure in
the course If the violation involves a project spanning multi-
ple courses 1 such as a dissertation or multiple semester intern-
ship), the grade reduction may appl) to all courses involved.

c Constructive or Educational iask A task which requires the
student to examine his her dishonest beha\ lor and which may
benefit the student, campus, or community

d t >ther: Sanctions deemed appropriate and tailored to a specific
violation as determined by the faculty member administrator.
\ny reasonable sanction or combination of sanctions lor a
given \10lation may be agreed upon by the student and facult)
member administrator.
2. In addition to the above, the following sanctions may be imposed

through formal adjudication.

a. Letter of Warning A warning letter ma) be issued indicating

that the student has been found in violation of an academic
pohc\ and that failure to comply with policies in the future
may result in further disciplinary action to he handled as a
second offense I he letter of warning will remain in effect for
a period of time as specified by the individual or board hearing
the case

b. Disciplinary Probation Disciplinary probation, which is tor a
period of time specified by the individual or hoard hearing the
case, is an indication that a student's status at the university is
seriously jeopardized If the student is found in violation of
another [UP policy during the probationary period, a more
serious sanction will be levied, including possible involuntary

withdrawal from pan ol 11 P

suspension. 01 expulsion from the til

c I11v0lu11i.11 s withdrawal from pan ol M P < academic 01 othci
\ student m iv be denied thi
some segment of II P's programs Such involuntary withdrawal
might be imposed on either a temporal

d Rescission Ol .1 degree \ student may have Ins hci d

rescinded ii found to have plagiarized or not to have conducted
his her own research on his her undergraduate thesis graduate
thesis. 01 graduate dissertation
e Suspension A student may be suspended Iroin the univc
loi a specified period ol time, not to be less than the

remainder ol the currenl semester Suspension requires that a
student remove himself herself from university premisi

attend classes 01 social activities, and not be present on uni-
versity 01 Student < ooperative Association property during
the period ol suspension
I I xpuision I xpul-.ion ma) he considered under any ol the fol-
lowing circumstances when there is a very serious violation of
the Academic Integrity Policy, when a student is proven to
have violated the Academic Integrity Policy on more than one
occasion, or when a student appears before the board after al-
uadv having been suspended I xpuision from the institution is
permanent \ppcals to the sanction of expulsion must he sub-
mitted to the ( lliicc of the President If necessary, the presi-
dent will consult with legal counsel m these cases Suspcn-
expulsion, ami rescission ofa degree can be recommended by a

faculty member/administrator, department chair, and AIH but

can be imposed only by the president's designee lor suspen-
sion, expulsion, and rescission ofa degree, the president's
designee is responsible for verifying that due process was
g. Other: Further sanctions, including rescission ofa graduate
degree, may be recommended through written agreement
approved and signed by the faculty member and the dean of
the School oil Iraduate Studies and Research
I Records and Recordkeeping

I . Records of Informal Resolution. Although no official forms are
Bled at this level ol resolution, it is strongly recommended thai a
facult) member administrator and student who reach an informal
agreement put the agreement in writing with a copy to each
participant. This protects each party 111 the event of any future
attempt at renegotiation.
2 Records of Resolution by Documented Agreement Documented
Agreement Resolutions are filed with the Office of Student I
duct I hev are not considered formal disciplinary records until,
and unless, the student is found in violation of this policy a
second tune I hev are internal university records used for
monitoring students lor multiple violations only If a second
documented agreement form is tiled or a student is found in
violation of the policy through formal adjudication, the student
will then have a formal disciplinary record which includes records
of both violations. I his formal record is maintained according to
the II P judicial system recordkeeping policies
3. Records ot Formal Adjudication Records of academic integrity
cases resolved through formal adjudication arc filed with the
Office of Student Conduct I hev are maintained as formal
disciplinary records in accordance with II IP judicial system
recordkeeping policies. Records of cases involving suspension,
expulsion, or rescission ofa degree must he maintained for a
minimum of seven years

G Operational Notes

I. In cases where a violation is alleged al. or near, the end of the
semester and resolution by informal resolution, documented
agreement, or formal adjudication cannot be completed before
grades are submitted, the faculty member should submit a designa-
tion ol "Incomplete" ill for the student, file "I" designation will
remain on the student's record until the case has been resolved.

the case has been resolved, the "I" designation will be
replaced w ith the appropriate grade


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2 If the violation is alleged during the semester when classes arc in
session, the accused student should continue attending all classes

and continue to complete course requirements during the resolu-
tion of the academic integrity case

3. Conversion of a Withdrawal: Indfv idual course w ithdrawals
initiated by a student prior to resolution of an academic integrity
referral will not remain on the transcript if the student is found to
have violated the policy and the resolution of the referral is the
assignment of a grade, [fthe student lias withdrawn and has been
found to violate the policy, another grade, including an "I -." ina\
be placed on the transcript [fthe student has withdrawn and has
not been found to violate the policy, the "\V" will remain on the

4. The ten-da) requirement within this policy is a period of time
intended to reasonably assure swill notification of an alleged
violation and a swift response while allowing the student a
reasonable opportunity to prepare a response. Either a faculty
member/administrator or student may request an extension of
time for good cause: this extension may be granted by the

5. The university may withhold transcripts, grades, diplomas, or
other official records pending the disposition of cases, il such
action is reasonably necessary to preserve its ability to enforce its

6. The provost/designee may modify the procedural provisions of
these rules by the issuance of written orders to deal with particular
unusual procedural situations, so long as no order shall contradict
the rules of the Board of Governors of the State System of Higher
Education governing due process for students, and no such rule
shall deny fundamental fairness to students by, for example,
effectively constituting a denial of notice or opportunity to be

7. This policv will he reviewed by the Senate Academic Committee
after five years.

8. Failure to comply with the sanctions issued under this policy will
result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct for violation
of Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures. Section II.
Violation #9 by the Office of the Provost.

The various forms described in this policy are available from the Office of
the Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, deans'
offices, or department offices. Questions concerning the Academic Integ-
rity Policy and Procedures can be directed to the Office of the Provost

Final Examination Policies

The final examination week is part of the regular academic program and
must be incorporated into each instructor's course plan for the semester.
Final examinations are not the only legitimate type of terminating activity,
and therefore, the instructor may choose an appropriate activity that
conforms to course objectives

The terminating activitv shall take place only at the time and location
assigned by the Registrar's Office. Unless granted an excused absence, the
faculty member responsible for the course must be present for the full
examination period to direct the terminating activ ity Faculty members
may require student attendance at the terminating activitv

Faculty members who do not schedule or do not attend the terminating
activity for a course may be subject to disciplinary action commensurate
with unexcused absences. Once the final examination has been set bj the
Registrar's Office, changes and absences must he approved by the
instructor's dean.

During the examination period, the following general rules apply where
conflicts exist:

1 . The higher-numbered course takes precedence Thus, a student enrolled
in GEOG 102 and ECON 325 would lake the EC( >\ 325 exam at the
assigned time and the make-up in (il (Hi 102

2. [f courses in conflict are the same level and number, an alphabetic al
determination b) lull name <>/ the department will he made. 1 ot

example, a student enrolled in ACC'I -421 and ( NSV 421 would take the
AC( I 42 1 exam at the assigned tunc and a make-up in CNSV 421 .

Maximum Number of Exams on One Day/Conflicts

A student mav not be required to lake more than three final exams on anv
one regularly scheduled examination day. I oi anv exam over three, a make-
up exam must be scheduled by the instructor for the student, at his or her
request, into another mutually, agreeable regular final examination period.
The rules determining conflict resolution (listed above) will determine
which exam or exams a student may request as make-ups.

Night Exam Policy

All tests, examinations, and quizzes should normally be administered during
the prescribed course hours. Only in this way can the essential contracted
nature of the time arrangements between student and professor be preserved
ami, at the same time, proper provisions made for the many extracurricular
and personal activities involving students and faculty alike. Deviations to
allow night exams for valid educational reasons, within the guidelines listed
below, must be approved by the department and the dean.


1 . Night exams can only be scheduled on Monday through Thursday
evenings within the 6:00-10:00 p.m. time period.

2. Appropriate physical facilities must be arranged in advance without
encroachment upon other authorized university functions.

3. If night exams are to be given, the day of the week on which they will
be given must be listed in the undergraduate course schedule

4. No night exam can take precedence over a regularly scheduled class.

5. Arrangements for nonpumtive make-up exams at a mutually agreeable
time must be available for students that cannot attend the night exam

6. For each hour of night exams, an hour of regularly scheduled class
time will be cancelled. Such cancellations are prohibited during anv
period of two class days immediately preceding and any period of two
class days immediately following holiday and or vacation l recess i
periods and semester terminations, appearing in the published
academic calendar

Class Disruptions

Students and faculty alike should Strive to create a class environment that
reflects mutual respect and the importance of learning. If a student's
behaviot threatens to disrupt that environment, the faculty member has a
responsibility to seek resolution of the problem

\ faculty member is empowered to request that a student leave during a
particular class period if. in the measured opinion of that faculty member,
the student: ( I (Significantly disrupts the learning process, or (2) Is a threat
to others.

II the student refuses to leave or if the faculty member deems it appropri-
ate, law enforcement officers may be called to remove the student

If the behavior is especially egregious or potentially harmful, the faculty
member may. with the consent of his her academic dean and in consultation
with the department chairperson, keep the student from returning to class
until the case can be adjudicated. Because significant disruptive class

behavior is a potential violation of the Academic Integrity Policy, the

procedures outlined in that policv should be used to resolve the case \\ hen
appropriate, criminal charges should also be tiled

If deemed appropriate, the adjudicators mav render a decision that removes
the offending student from the class or the university. If so. the university

will assign. 111 lieu of a grade, a designation that indicates a withdrawal If

Is are due before a final decision has been reached, the instructor should
assign a temporary designation of "I" (Incomplete)

If the student is allowed to return, the student will have the option ol

reentering another open section of the course if feasible. When appropri-
ate, the student should be allowed a reasonable opportunity to make up anv
work missed during the forced absence.

It a student's grade is adverser) affected bv a capricious forced absence, the
student mav file a grade appeal

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Requirements for Graduation

I ndcrgnulunic students .n II I' ma) pursue programs "I stud) in am one ol
six undergraduate colleges the I bcrlj 1 ollegcol Business and Information
rechnology, the * ollcgc ol I ducation and I ducational technology, the
Colli of Health and Human Services, the Col

of Humanities and Social Sciences, 01 thc( ollege of Natural Sciences and

Mathematics \ student mas earn the degree ol Bachel 1 Vrts, Bat helor

.вАҐI Science, Bacheloi ol I mo tats, 01 the Bacheloi ol Science in I ducation
IIk- I berlj 1 ollege ol Business and Information lechnolog) andColleg
Education and Educational rechnology offei Associate ol Vn

ims I he < ollege ol Natural Sciences and Mathematics also offers
Associate in Vpplied Science and Associate in S< iem e deg

In meet graduation requirements in .1 baccalaureate 01 an associate degree
jam, the student must satisf) .ill of the degree requirements, which fall
into three categories 1 1 university requirements, 2) college requirements,
and ; i department requirements Requirements of the lattei two categories
ma) be found undei the college and the department in which the student is
pursuing a program of stud)

I niversit) requirements foi graduation in .ill curricula consist ol I iberal
Studies requirements, residenc) requirements in regard to awarding of
degrees, and the credit and cumulative grade-point average requirements,

A student ma) earn .1 second undergraduate baccalaureate degree b)
completing .1 minimum of JO additional credits \ student ma) complete
one or more secondary majors while earning the primar) degree or may
complete a dual baccalaureate degree.

Academic Life During the Freshman Year

Dunne the Summer Orientation, as described in the section on orientation,
students meet with facult) advisors to plan a program of courses for iheir
Brsl >e.u I his careful planning considers students' individual preferences,
the results of placement testing, and degree program requirements

With a typical freshman academic schedule, students progress both in the
universitywide 1 iberal Studies program and in their intended majors.

lour Liberal Studies course areas are typicallj taken b) freshmen, and all

students are expected to complete these courses during their first year.
I liese are 1 Mil 101 College Writing, HIST 195 The Modern Era, a course
from a list ol I ine \rts selections, and a Health and Wellness course from
those selections I NGL 101 enhances skills in written expression that are
essential to success at the university HIST 195 builds critical thinking skills
and provides a foundation of knowledge foi subsequent courses Whichever
fine arts course is chosen encourages an appreciative participation in
campus cultural life. Courses in the Health and Wellness component address
the man) facets of wellness that contribute to health

Professors teaching these courses work cooperativel) with each other and
with Student \ll.111s Division Stafl to integrate class work with campus
lectures and aits events Study skills development courses and tutoring
resources are "iicred as available.

Credits and Cumulative Grade-Point Average Requirement

Each student must complete a minimum ol I 2ll credits to graduate,
including a minimum 01 48 credits in Liberal Studies (all on a passing basis)

and must have a2.0(C grade) cumulative GPAanda2.0(C grade) GPA in

his bet majoi and or minoi Geld. Some programs require more than 120
credits for graduation.

Liberal Studies

All students must fulfill the requirements of the universit) s Liberal Studies

ni Ilus involves a minimum ol 4s credits dh ided among Learning
Skills. Knowledge \1c.1s. and Synthesis 1 he number of credits mas use
slightly depending on student choices Different colleges and sometimes
departments within colleges may have specific sanations as to how these
1 iberal Studies requirements are to be met.

I iberal Studies pro\ ides the bio. id \ ision and undei Handing thai enable
individuals to enjo) lull rich lives and to pla) constructive roles m their
communitii tl Studies include 1 ) the devclopmi

important il skills critical thinking,

undei standing numerical data historical 1 onsciousness, scientific
inquiry, ethical perception, and aesthetic sensitivity; 2i the acquisition ol .1
bod) ol knowledge 01 understanding essential to an educated person and *i
an understanding ol the physical, as well as the intellectual, nature ol

human ben

Liberal Studies Requirements

Note: Specific courses ma) be required 01 recommended b) colleg
majoi departments; see degree program outlines lor specifications

Additional courses may be added to some categories during the next
academic year

Learning Skills: English Composition: Two Courses 7cr

I \dl 101 (.'ollege Writing 4

I NGL 202 Research Wilting (sophomore Standing)

ing Skills: Mathematics: 3-6cr

Foundations of Mathematics
College Algebra 3

Elemental) functions 3

Applied Mathematics tor Business 3

Calculus I for Natural and Social Sciences 4
Calculus 1 lor Physics. ( hcmistry. and

Mathematics 4

Calculus I Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 3

Elements of Mathematics I 1 I 1 3

Elements of Mathematics II 1 1 1 3

Probability and Statistics 3

( I ) Restricted to designated majors

Humanities: Three Courses* 9cr

'1 tne course in history, one in literature, and one in philosophy or religious






















M Mil


HIST 195


I \(.l 121
ENGL 122

FNLG 121
Ml'III 102

The Modern Era

Humanities Literature

Introduction to English Studies

I English majors)

Humanities Literature (taught in English)

Music and Literature Survey (Music Education

majors only)

Philosophy or Religious Studies:

PHIL 101

Informal Logic: Methods of Critical Thinking


PHIL 1:11

Introduction to Philosophy


PHIL 221

Symbolic 1 ogic 1


PHIL 222



PHIL 223

Philosophy of Art



Introduction to Religion


RLST 110

World Religions


RLST 250

Understanding the Bible


RLST 290



Fine Arts:

One Course from List


Introduction to Art


DANC 102

Introduction to Dance


Nil III 101

Introduction to Music


MUHI 102

Music and Literature Survev ( Music



I ducation majors only )
Introduction to Theater


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Natural Science: One Option 8-1 Ocr

Option I: Two-semester Laboratory Course Sequence 8cr
Two courses with laboratories (4cr each), paired together in a sequence,

from the natural science laboratory course list.

Natural Science Laboratory Sequences:

BIOL 103/104 General Biology I and II 8

CHEM 101/102 College Chemistry I and U 8

CHEM 111 112 General Chemistry I and II 8

CHEM 113/114 Concepts in Chemistry I and E 8

Two of the following three 4er sequences, in any ordei 8
GEOS 101 102 The Dynamic Earth with lab (4cr)
GEOS 103/104 Oceans and Atmospheres w ith lab (4cr)
GEOS 105/106 Exploring the Universe with lab (4cr)

PHYS 111/121 Physics I with lab and 8

112 122 Physics II with lab

PHYS 131/141 Physics I with lab (calculus) and 8

132 142 Physics II with lab (calculus)

St I 105/106 Physical Science I and II (either order) 8

Option II: One Laboratory plus

Two Nonlaboratory Courses 10cr

One course with laboratory (4cr) from the natural science laboratory course
list followed by two courses (3cr each) from natural science nonlaboratory
course list. One of the nonlaboratory courses mas be counted again among
the Liberal Studies Electives.

Natural Science Laboratory Courses:

BIOL 103 General Biology I 4

CHEM 101 College Chemistry 1 4

(MINI 111 General Chemistry I 4

CHEM 113 Concepts in Chemistry I 4

GEOS 101/102 The Dynamic Earth with lab 4

GEOS 103/104 Oceans and Atmospheres with lab 4

GEOS 105/106 Exploring the Universe with lab 4

GEOS 201 Foundations of Geology 4

GEOS 203 Surftcial Processes 4

PHYS 111/121 Physics I with lab 4

PHYS 131141 Physics I (calculus) with lab 4

PHYS 151 161 Medical Physics with lab 4

SCI 105 Physical Science I 4

SCI 106 Physical Science II 4
Natural Science Nonlaboratory Courses:

BIOL 113 Genetics in Modern Society 3

BIOL 114 Environmental Science 3

BIOL 115 Biotic Diversity of North America 3

BIOL 116 Introduction to Marine Biology 3

BIOL 117 Understanding HIV Biology and Aid, 3

BIOL 118 The History of Pain 3

BIOL 119 Emerging Diseases 3

CHEM 105 The Forensic Chemistry of CS1 3

GEOS 101 The Dynamic Earth 3

GEOS 103 Oceans and Atmosphcics 3

GEOS 105 Exploring the Universe 3

GEOS 250 Geology of National Parks 3

GEOS 251 The Age of Dinosaurs 3

GEOS 252 Physical Resources of the Earth 3

GEOS 253 Forensic Geology 3

GEOS 254 Exploration of Space 3

PHYS 101 Energy and Our Environment 3

PHYS 105 rhe Physics of Light and Sound 3

Pins I 11 Physics I Lecture 3

PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture 3

PHYS 131 Physics I Lecture (calculus) 3

PHYS 132 Physics 11 I ecture (calculus) 3

PHYS 151 Medical Physics Lecture 3

SCI 201 Great Ideas in Science 3

Social Science: Three Courses from List

*No course prefix may he used more than once
Will 110 ( ontemporary Anthropology Hi

ANTH 211 Cultural Anthropology ( I I

Will 213 World Archaeology

CRIM 101 (lime and Justice Systems

ECON 101 Basil. I . on, nines

l( ON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics

GFOG 101 Introduction to Geography: Human

GEOG 102 Geography of U.S. and ( 'anada

GEOG104 Geographj ol the Nor Western World (1)

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