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General Description
Requirements
Policy Provisions
Performance Evaluation
Subject Experts
Academic Load
Policy

Document Number: ACAD--112 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 09/27/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 12/01/2011

General Description
Description:

Information about academic load relative to Academic Affairs policy.


Purpose:

Delineation of policy.


Scope:

Faculty, Registrar, Academic Affairs


Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs

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Requirements
Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, general

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Policy Provisions
1.

Academic Load


A full-time undergraduate student at Cumberland University must register for 12 to 18 academic hours each semester. The average load is 15 hours. A student completing an average of 15 hours may finish the two-year degree in four semesters and some baccalaureate degrees in 8 semesters. A student with a superior academic record may petition to register for an overload, not to exceed a maximum of 21 hours. To enroll in an academic overload, the student must file an Academic Appeal with the Dean of his/her school for their approval and then turn it into the Registrar’s Office.

 

Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses for a maximum of seven semester hours in each grading period of the summer semester. Summer grading periods include May term, Summer I, Summer II, Full Summer, and accelerated terms. Students may not enroll in classes that overlap any time periods during any of the grading periods. Total hours for the summer semester may not exceed 18 semester credit hours.

 


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

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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