The University of North Florida encourages the free and open pursuit
of knowledge; we consider this to be a fundamental principle and strength
of a democratic people. To this end, the University of North Florida expects
its students, its faculty, its administrators, and its staff to uphold the
highest standards of academic integrity. The University of North Florida
expects all members of the University community to both honor and protect one
another’s individual and collective rights.
Each student is honor-bound to submit under his or her name or
signature only his or her own work; to fully acknowledge his or her use of any
information, ideas, or other matter belonging to someone else, and to properly
document the source in question; and to offer for credit only that work which
he or she has completed in relation to the current course.
A central goal of the Graduate School’s mission is to support and
promote graduate education at the University of North Florida by developing,
maintaining, and enhancing strong graduate programs that cultivate students’
advanced knowledge and skills in their chosen fields, encourage their
proficiency with research and other forms of scholarship, and are relevant to
our students and to the communities we serve. As such, graduate students
are expected to maintain an appropriately sophisticated level of work that is
current in their academic content.
Under this heading the University of North Florida Student Handbook
identifies several types of violations; these include but are not limited
to: cheating; fabricating and falsifying information or citations; submitting
the same work for credit in more than one course; plagiarizing; providing
another student with access to one’s own work to submit under this person’s
name or signature; destroying, stealing, or making inaccessible library or
other academic resource material; and helping or attempting to help another
person commit an act of academic dishonesty. The University of North Florida
authorizes any instructor who finds evidence of cheating, plagiarism, or other
wrongful behavior that violates the University of North Florida Academic
Integrity Code to take appropriate action. Possible action includes, but is
not limited to, failing the student on the work in question, failing the
student for the course, notifying the appropriate academic dean or Vice
President for Student Affairs, and requesting additional action be taken.
The consequences of a breach of academic integrity may result in an F,
which is unforgivable, regardless of withdrawal status.
See the UNF Student Handbook.
adhere to the UNF Student Conduct Code.
A graduate student who fails to maintain a cumulative UNF
graduate GPA of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Probation
shall be noted on the academic transcript for each term in which the
cumulative UNF graduate GPA is below 3.0.
(1) If, while a graduate student is on probation, the
cumulative UNF graduate GPA does not reach 3.0 in the next academic term, the
student is eligible for suspension or dismissal from the program. (2) If,
while a graduate student is on probation, he or she earns a “D” or an “F” in a
graduate course in his or her program of study, the student is eligible for
suspension or dismissal from the program. The decision concerning whether the
student is actually placed on academic suspension rests with the MSCJ Director
and the Graduate Committee. Academic suspension is noted on the academic
transcript. A graduate student may not register for courses while on academic
suspension. The decision to release the student from academic suspension rests
with the MSCJ Director and Graduate Committee.
Decisions made by graduate program directors and/or graduate program
committees may be appealed by graduate students; such appeals are made via
written letter to the Graduate Committee. The letter must present the reasons
as to why the student requests re-consideration of the original decision.
A graduate student who has a cumulative UNF graduate GPA of
3.0 or higher is considered to be in good academic standing. A graduate
student must have a cumulative UNF graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to be
eligible for graduation and the award of a graduate degree. Graduate students
who hold assistantships and fellowships are expected to be in good academic
In addition to remaining in good academic standing, MSCJ
students are required to earn a "B" or higher in all MSCJ courses in
order to get receive credit for the course toward graduation. If a student
earns a grade lower than a "B" in a core course, the student must
retake the course ans earn a "B" or higher. If a student earns a
grade lower than a "B" in an elective course, the student may retake
the same elective course and earn a "B" or higher; or take a
different elective course and earn a "B" or higher. Only courses
where a student has earned a "B" or higher will count toward program
During the semester that students realistically anticipate
that they will complete their Exit Requirement, they must register for
graduation. The easiest and most convenient way to apply is online in the
Student Records section of myWings Student Self Service. The online application
is available from final exam week the preceding semester through the posted
application deadline, generally the third Friday of the semester. Failure to
apply by the deadline may affect your ability to graduate that term and will
result in a delay of your diploma.
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