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Document Number: ACAD--106 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/22/2011

General Description
Description:

Policy statements relative to Academic Affairs policies.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy


Scope:

All faculty, staff, students, and administrators


Responsibility: VP for Academic Affairs
Deans
Registrar
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standards of good practice
Standard company policies
Federal statutes

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Policy Statements


1. Cumberland University makes no distinction in its admission policies or procedures on grounds of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap.

2. Cumberland University is in compliance with all known federal, state, and local regulations regarding nondiscrimination.

3. Being present and prepared at class sessions, laboratory periods, and examinations are obligations which all students are expected to fulfill.

4. Enrollment limitations in certain programs may prevent a particular student from entering in his/her selected major. Admission to Cumberland University does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course and/or degree program. The University reserves the right to cancel or limit enrollment in any course or degree program.

5. Cumberland University Student Handbook contains information on the history, services, events, and regulations of the institution. Each student is advised to obtain a copy of this document at the convocation each fall. In addition, copies are available in the office of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students or on-line under the campus life page. The operating guidelines, and/or handbooks will be available at the unit level and also depending on the purview of the operating body in the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs or the Executive Director of Facilities and Safetys office.

6. Any student who withdraws from the University or withdraws from a specific class after completing the registration process must do so officially through the Office of the Registrar. Failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal.

7. Any student nearing graduation is encouraged to complete the registration process as quickly as possible in order that space may be reserved in the needed classes. Students should complete and return an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar the semester immediately preceding the anticipated date of graduation. The University does not guarantee space availability for senior or graduate students nor does the University guarantee a specific course will be offered during the final term of enrollment.

8. The Catalog is published by Cumberland University. The statements set forth in the Catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Cumberland University reserves the right to change, update, and/or reprint this document as the institution deems necessary. Changes will be available from academic advisors or appropriate administrative offices.

9. If a student is not in continuous enrollment at the University, he/she is required to fulfill all degree and other standards of the Catalog regulations in effect at the time of his/her return to the institution. Within the context of its educational missions and resources, Cumberland University is committed to provide educational offerings, experiences, and an environment designed to help students be successful.

10. Cumberland University reserves the right to electronically record or film any University sanctioned event or class for University purposes.

11. CU makes no distinction in its admission policies or procedures on grounds of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap.

12. CU is in compliance with all known federal, state, and local regulations regarding non-discrimination.

13. Being present and prepared at class sessions, laboratory periods, and examinations are obligations which all students are expected to fulfill.

14. Enrollment limitations in certain programs may prevent a particular student from entering in his/her selected major. Admission to CU does not guarantee enrollment in a specific course and/or degree program. The University reserves the right to cancel or limit enrollment in any course or degree program.

15. Cumberland University Student Handbook contains information on the history, services, events, and regulations of the institution. Each student is advised to obtain a copy of this document in the Office of the Dean of Students and become familiar with the contents of this publication. The operating guidelines, and/or handbooks will be available at the unit level and also depending on the purview of the operating body in the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs office or the Executive Director of Facilities and Safetys office.

16. CU reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, change the tuition fee and charges, modify the academic calendar, alter the rules regarding either admission or graduation, and institute other changes deemed beneficial to the institution. Changes shall become effective based on a timetable established by the University and may apply to both entering and matriculated student.

17. Any student who withdraws from the University or withdraws from a specific class after completing the registration process must do so officially through the Office of the Registrar. Failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal.

18. Any student nearing graduation is encouraged to complete the registration process as quickly as possible in order that space may be reserved in the needed classes. Students should complete and return an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar the semester immediately preceding the anticipated date of graduation. The University does not guarantee space availability for senior or graduate students nor does the University guarantee a specific course will be offered during the final term of enrollment.

19. The University Catalog is published by Cumberland University and prepared by the Office of Academic Affairs. The statements set forth in the Catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. CU reserves the right to change, update, and/or reprint this document as the institution deems necessary. Changes will be available from academic advisors or appropriate administrative offices.

20. If a student is not in continuous enrollment at the University, he/she is required to fulfill all degree and other standards of the Catalog regulations in effect at the time of his/her return to the institution. Within the context of its educational missions and resources, CU is committed to provide educational offerings, experiences, and an environment designed to help students be successful.

21. CU reserves the right to electronically record or film any University sanctioned event or class for University purposes.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure
Compliance with federal mandate

Consequences: Further training
Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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