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(6)    Instructional Policies, Responsibilities, and Guidelines

(6A)  STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(6B)    FACULTY INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

(6C)    EVALUATION OF STUDENTS (GRADES)

(6D)    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

(6E)    ADVISING

(6F)    STUDENT RECORDS

(6G)    EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC POLICIES

(6H)    STUDENT EVALUATION OF COURSES AND FACULTY

(6I)     NONSEXIST LANGUAGE, EFFECTIVE WRITING, AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

(6J)     GUIDELINES FOR COMMON CURRICULUM COURSES

(6K)   THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE


(6G)    EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC POLICIES
(effective June 1, 1994; revised February 14, 1996; revised August 1, 2001)

For a summary of recent changes to this chapter, see Chapter 9A: Summary of Recent Revisions to this Handbook.

Contents of this page: 

  1. The Registrar

  2. The Associate Vice President for Faculty & Student Affairs: Student Academic Issues (AVPAA:SAI)

  3. The Vice President for Faculty & Student Affairs

Responsibility for ruling on requests for exceptions to policy is assigned as follows:

I.    THE REGISTRAR

A.    Registration for a single class after the official last day to add a class (The Registrar will contact the departmental chair, who, in consultation with the instructor, will determine whether the class is open and whether late admission is appropriate).

B.    Approval for late adds of individual classes (following procedures set forth in Section I.A).

C.    Request by a parent for a student grade report (in accordance with Public Law 93-308).

D.    Change in the time for registration of an individual student.

E.    Satisfying Common Curriculum requirements by means of :

        (As needed, the Registrar will consult with the appropriate departmental chair.)


II.    THE ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: STUDENT ACADEMIC ISSUES (AVPAA:SAI)

A.    Registration for a students entire schedule after the official last day to add a class. The AVPAA:SAI will coordinate approval of departmental chairs (in consultation with instructors) and of the students academic advisor.

B.    Permission for a student to take an overload (Prior approval is needed from the students faculty advisor).

C.    Exceptions to general policies regarding transfer of credit.

D.    Transfer of credit while the student is on enforced withdrawal.

E.    Permission for waiving or changing requirements for credit earned in residence (A copy of the approval letter must be filed with the Registrar).

F.    Permission for waiving or changing requirements in the Common Curriculum.

G.    Appeals of grades.

H.    Appeals from decisions of the Committee on Academic Standing. (The appeal procedure will include a written request for appeal and a plan for future work approval by the advisor if a major has been declared.)

I.    Approval of late drops of individual classes.

J.    Withdrawal from class with a grade of W after the date specified in University calendar.

K.    Change of Pass/Fail status after the date specified in the University calendar.

L.    Repeat of a Trinity University course, in which the student received a grade of F, at another college or university for transfer credit.

M.    Change of the time for final examination for an individual or an entire class (A change in time for an entire class also needs approval of the Vice President for Faculty & Student Affairs).

N.    Taking a student out of another class for a field trip or other class-related activity (This also requires the approval of the Vice President for Faculty & Student Affairs).

O.    Permission for an undergraduate student to take a graduate course for undergraduate credit.

P.    Approval of a student’s request to waive or substitute requirements in the students major and minor, by recommendation of the appropriate departmental chair.


III.    THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACULTY & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Appeal of any ruling on exception to academic policies may be made to the Vice President for Faculty & Student  Affairs.


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