The University of North Georgia welcomes diversity, free speech, and the free exchange of ideas. Discussion should be held in an environment characterized by openness, tolerance of differences, and civility. The values of an intellectual community are trust, honesty, free inquiry, open debate, respect for diversity, and respect for others’ convictions. Further, the intellectual community always seeks to foster the virtues and characteristics of intelligence, curiosity, discipline, creativity, integrity, clear expression, and the desire to learn from others. It is these that must guide our work and exchanges in this class. These principles are delineated further in the ACE Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.
If these values and principles are breached, students have the right and responsibility to discuss their concerns with the course instructor and, as needed, the department head. Usually, the concerns are addressed at this level, but sometimes the department head may refer students to another resource. In the event that either the student or the instructor is not satisfied after discussion with each other, he/she may take his/her concerns in writing to the Associate Provost for Academic Administration.
Academic Integrity Policy
Plagiarism and Turnitin.com
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin.com site.
Both Federal and State laws forbid the unlawful duplication of copyrighted computer software or other reproductions of copyrighted material. In accordance with these policies, the University of North Georgia expressly forbids the copying of such materials supplied by or used in the university. Unlawful duplication of copyrighted materials by a user may result in disciplinary action by the university under the Student Code of Conduct (Non-Academic Infractions--Prohibitions, Theft), and/or possible criminal action by the owner of the copyright.
Academic Success Plan Program
UNG has implemented an Academic Success Plan Program to identify and provide assistance to at-risk undergraduate students. Refer to your campus Academic Advising Center for the development of strategies that will enhance your academic success. You will be expected to take advantage of advising and other campus resources to achieve your academic goals.
Class evaluations at UNG are conducted online. Evaluation of the class is considered a component of the course and students will not be permitted to access their course grade until the evaluation has been completed. The evaluations will be accessible beginning one week prior to Final Exam week.
Course Grades and Withdrawal Process
CR – Credit (for Military experience)
I (Incomplete grades) - This grade indicates that a student was doing satisfactory work but, for non-academic reasons beyond her/his control, was unable to meet the full requirements of the course. For undergraduate programs, if an I is not satisfactorily removed after one semester (excluding summer), the symbol of I will be changed to the grade of F by the appropriate official. For graduate programs, if an I is not satisfactorily removed after two semesters (excluding summer), the symbol of I will be changed to the grade of F by the appropriate official. Under special circumstances, this period of time can be increased with the approval of the department head and the dean.
IP (In Progress) - This grade is appropriate for thesis hours, project courses, Learning Support (LS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. It is not appropriate for traditional credit courses. If an IP grade isn't satisfactorily removed after 3 semesters, the symbol of IP will be changed to the grade of F by the appropriate official. Under special circumstances, this period of time can be increased with the approval of the dean. However, students who receive a grade of IP in a LS course or an ESL will retain this grade due to the nature of the course.
K - Student was given credit for the course via a credit by examination program
MW – Withdrawal for military exigencies
NR - The grade was not reported by the instructor
S - Student completed the course with satisfactory work
U - Student did not complete the course with satisfactory work
V - The student was given permission to audit the course. Students may not transfer from audit to credit status or vice versa. If an audit student withdraws from a course prior to the end of the term, a grade of W will be assigned as the course grade rather than a grade of V. Any audit student who is dropped by the instructor for excessive absences will be assigned a grade of W.
W or WF - The student was permitted to withdraw without penalty. Students may withdraw from courses prior to the midterm and receive a grade of W. However, instructors have the ability to change a grade of W to WF if the student is failing the course at the time of withdrawal. According to policy, the instructor must include the right to retain this ability in the course syllabus. Withdrawals without penalty will not be permitted after the midpoint of the total grading period except in cases of hardship as determined by the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs or his/her designee.
The University of North Georgia is committed to equal access to its programs, services, and activities, and welcomes otherwise qualified students with disabilities. (Disabilities include but are not limited to: learning barriers, medical concerns, or mobility concerns). Students who require accommodations and services must register with Disability Services. Student Disability Services provides accommodation memos for eligible students to give to their instructors. Students are responsible for providing the “Accommodations Letter” to the instructors and must give reasonable prior notice of the need for accommodation.
Disruptive Behavior Policy
Students who exhibit behaviors that are considered to obstruct or disrupt the class or its learning activities are subject to sanctions under the Board of Regents Policy on Disruptive Behavior. Behaviors which may be considered inappropriate in the classroom includes, but is not limited to, sleeping, coming in late, talking out of turn, inappropriate use of laptops or mobile devices, verbal behavior that is disrespectful of other students or the faculty member, or other behaviors that may be disruptive. Students who exhibit such behavior may be temporarily dismissed from the class by the instructor and will be subject to disciplinary procedures outlined in the Student Handbook.
In the event of inclement weather that causes a campus closure or delayed opening, an announcement will be distributed first through the university’s Emergency Notification System. In the event of emergencies, closures or delayed openings, this system will provide important information regarding university operations or emergency actions. You can also find the status of each campus and more information on the UNG Emergency Information page.
Inclement weather notifications are likely to be segmented by campus location, as weather conditions may vary widely in the university’s five-campus area. Students will receive alerts for only the campus(es) where they are taking classes.
The Office of University Relations will also disseminate information through local media outlets.
UNG Alert is the primary emergency messaging system that delivers text messages, voice calls, e-mails and desktop computer alerts in the event of severe weather, campus emergency, emergency evacuation, or other campus emergency.
All UNG emails are added into the system automatically. In addition, you may enter a phone number so that emergency announcements can be sent to you via voice and text message.
If you have questions, please contact Public Safety at 706-864-1500 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.