Instructors can either deal with suspected violations of the Honor Code themselves or refer such matters to the University Disciplinary and Honor Code Committee (UDHCC). If the instructor believes that a student should be suspended or expelled from the university for an Honor Code violation, the instructor must request a hearing before the UDHCC. The UDHCC shall decide if the Honor Code has been violated. If it has not been violated, the instructor will evaluate the assignment according to his or her normal procedures. If it has been violated, the instructor will determine how this violation affects the student's grade for the course; the UDHCC will recommend to the dean of student services whether the student should be dismissed from UAF.
Student Behavioral Standards
Education at the university is conceived as training for citizenship as well as for personal self-improvement and development.
Generally, UAF behavioral regulations are designed to help you work efficiently in courses and live responsibly in the campus environment. They are not designed to ignore your individuality but rather to encourage you to exercise self-discipline and accept your social responsibility. These regulations, in most instances, were developed jointly by staff and students. You should become familiar with campus policies and regulations as published in the student handbook.
Access to Records
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you are entitled, as a UAF student, to review your records. Except for directory information, no personally identifiable information is disclosed to agencies outside UAF without the written permission of the student. Records are made available for legitimate UAF professional use on a need-to-know basis.
Directory information is disclosed to the public on a routine basis unless you request, in writing, to the university registrar that such information not be released. Forms to request that directory information not be released are available in the Office of the Registrar. You must complete this form each semester. No directory information is released during the first five working days of each semester. After that, information will be released when appropriate, unless you return the form to the Office of the Registrar.
The following is considered directory information:
2. Address, telephone
3. Home address (permanent)
4. Weight and height of students on athletic teams
5. Date of birth
6. Dates of attendance and current class standing
7. Major field(s) of study
8. Degrees and awards received, including dates
9. Participation in officially recognized activities
10. Chancellor's List and Dean's List recognition each semester
You may declare a major when you are admitted as an undergraduate student to UAF. If you do not follow a curriculum leading to a specific degree, you will be enrolled with an "undeclared" major. If you are interested in a particular school or college, but have not selected a major, you will be enrolled as a non-major within that division. Nondegree students aren't eligible to declare a major or to be assigned class standing.
If you're an associate degree or certificate student wishing to declare a baccalaureate degree major, you must complete the admission process for bachelor's degree programs. (See "Admission
Change of Major -- You may change your major during registration by completing a change of major form, available from the Registrar's Office. You need to have the written consent of the department heads concerned and must turn the completed form into the Registrar's Office. A change of major becomes effective only at the beginning of a semester.
Deviations from academic requirements and regulations for undergraduate students must be approved by academic petition. Petition forms, which require the signatures of your advisor, department head and dean, are available from the Office of the Registrar.
Petitions to waive general university or degree requirements must be approved by the provost, but you should first submit them to the Office of the Registrar.
If you're a graduate student, you may request an exception to a degree requirement, policy, procedure, deadline, etc. in memorandum format, explaining the extenuating or unusual circumstances warranting the request. The petition must be approved by your advisory committee, department head and dean and must be submitted to the Graduate School.
If you're a senior with only a few remaining requirements for your bachelor's degree, you may take courses at the upper division or graduate level if space is available and have them reserved for an advanced degree. To do this, you must be in your final year of an undergraduate program and must submit a written petition during the first four weeks of the semester identifying which courses being taken that semester are to be reserved for graduate study and are not to be counted toward your bachelor's degree. (Reserving these courses, however, does not assure that they will be accepted by a graduate advisory committee as part of your eventual graduate program.)
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Students' Rights and Responsibilities
The university subscribes to principles of due process and fair hearings as specified in the "Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students." You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with this document, which can be found in the Office of Student Services.
Most students find it relatively easy to adjust to the privileges and responsibilities of university citizenship. For those who find this more difficult, the university attempts to provide needed counsel to help you gain insight and confidence in adjusting to your new environment. In some cases, if you are unable or unwilling to assume your social responsibilities as a citizen in the university community, the institution may terminate your enrollment or take whatever action is deemed necessary and appropriate.