11.1 Academic Integrity
The University of North Florida operates on the
principle that all members of its community should be treated fairly in regard
to their rights and responsibilities. In order to protect the integrity of the
teaching and learning process, the University of North Florida expects all
members of the academic community to respect the principle of academic freedom
and to behave with academic integrity.
11.1 (1) Academic
Briefly stated, academic misconduct consists of any
attempt to misrepresent one’s performance on any exercise submitted for
evaluation. The primary responsibility of ensuring adherence to the principle
of academic integrity rests with students and faculty. Any infraction that
comes to the attention of any person should be brought to the attention of the
faculty member to whose course it pertains. A violation of the Academic
Integrity Policy is also considered a violation of the Student Conduct Code.
Violations of the principle of academic integrity include, but are
not limited to:
- CHEATING: Intentionally using,
providing, obtaining, or attempting to use, provide, or obtain unauthorized
materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices in any academic
exercise. This definition includes unauthorized communication of information
during an academic exercise.
- FABRICATION & FALSIFICATION:
Intentional and unauthorized alteration or invention of any information or
citation in an academic exercise. Falsification is a matter of altering
information, while fabrication is a matter of inventing or counterfeiting
information for use in an academic exercise.
- MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: The
submission of substantial portions of the same academic work, including oral
reports, electronic files, or hard-copy form, for credit more than once without
- PLAGIARISM: Intentionally or knowingly presenting the
work of another as one's own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the
source). The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources is when
the ideas, information, etc. are common knowledge.
- ABUSE OF ACADEMIC
MATERIALS: Intentionally or knowingly destroying, stealing, or making
inaccessible library or other academic resource material.
- COMPLICITY IN
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Providing assistance in any form to help another to commit
an act of academic dishonesty.
11.1 (2) Violations of the
Academic Integrity Code
All correspondence referred to herein shall be
made through the students’ official University email address and the faculty or
administrators’ official University email address.
faculty member determines that a violation of the Academic Integrity Code should
result in a penalty, the faculty member will notify the student of the offense
by sending an Academic Misconduct Reporting Form (Appendix C) to the
student and a copy to the appropriate departmental Chairperson within twenty
(20) calendar days after the date in which the faculty member identifies the
violation. The Academic Misconduct Reporting Form documents the
circumstances surrounding the accusation and any adjustment to a grade or other
action taken or recommended by the faculty member. No proceedings or hearings
may be held, except as outlined in the appeals process. If an unforgivable
“F” is given or a grade is to be changed after the end of a semester, the
finalized reporting form is to be sent to the registrar.
11.1 (3) Possible Faculty Actions in a Case of Alleged Academic
- Referral to the appropriate support
- Assignment of a grade reduction on an academic exercise
- Assignment of a final letter grade/reduction for the course
- Assignment of an unforgivable “F” for the course
- Referral of the
charges to the Dean/Chairperson/Director of the academic unit in which the
student is enrolled with a recommendation for one of the following: temporary or
permanent loss of use of a University facility, suspension from a College,
Department, or program, expulsion from the University, or referral to Student
Affairs for a violation of the Student Conduct Code.
11.2 Appealing Academic Misconduct Decisions
Students may appeal grades, and/or
grade-related penalties assigned for academic misconduct due to violations of
the Academic Integrity Code. If a student wishes to appeal a grade beyond any
time period specified in the Academic Misconduct Appeals Process, the student
must FIRST petition to extend the appeals deadline (see Section 11.3 Petitioning
University Academic Policies and Regulations). Unless there are extenuating
circumstances that put others at risk, the student is allowed to remain in class
until such time as the appeal is heard.
See Appeal Process on the Enrollment Services page: https://www.unf.edu/onestop/registrar/Appealing_a_Penalty_for_Academic_Misconduct.aspx.
11.2 (1) Procedures for the University Appeals Committee
Committee Charge: In accordance with the University procedures for
appealing academic decisions, the University Appeals Committee shall hear all
student appeals that have not been resolved at lower levels. After due
consideration of each appeal, the Committee shall communicate a recommendation
to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, who will forward his/her
decision to all involved parties. Any parties involved may appeal the decision
to the President.
Representation: The Faculty Association
shall be represented by six (6) members, one elected from each of the
University’s Colleges and one from those Faculty Association members not
affiliated with one of the Colleges. An alternate shall be elected for each
Faculty Association member. The Student Government shall be represented by four
(4) members appointed by the SG President. Alternates shall be selected for
each of the four student positions. Student Affairs shall be represented by the
Vice President for Student and International Affairs or designee as an
ex-officio, non-voting member, and Academic Affairs shall be represented by the
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee, as an ex-officio,
Term Limits: Faculty representatives and
alternates shall be elected for two year staggered terms. Members and
alternates from the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction and
Brooks College of Health, as well as the non-college affiliated member and
alternate shall be elected in even numbered years. Members and alternates from
the other Colleges shall be elected in odd-numbered years. The Faculty
Association President shall fill vacated faculty seats by appointment. Student
representatives shall be appointed to one year terms. The Student Government
President shall fill vacated student seats by appointment.
Committee Chair: The Committee’s Chair shall be one of the Faculty
Association representatives elected each year by the voting committee members.
The Chair’s responsibility shall be: (a) to ensure that the Committee adheres to
the University’s written procedures for appeals, (b) to provide procedural
counsel to the committee, (c) to ensure that hearings are scheduled to
accommodate both faculty and student representatives and also the parties
involved in the appeal, and (d) to vote in case the Committee’s vote results in
a tie. Should a quorum not be met, the Chair is charged with the responsibility
of rescheduling meetings to achieve a quorum. The Office of Academic Affairs
shall provide staff support to the Committee Chair to assist him/her in meeting
Conflict of Interest: Any
committee member whose impartiality may be compromised because of close
association with any of the principals in the case or for any other reason is
ethically bound to announce this potential bias to the Committee and excuse
himself or herself from participation in committee actions. Committee members,
by vote of a two-thirds majority, may replace any committee member with an
alternate should a potentially compromised committee member fail to step aside
voluntarily. Membership in a unit of the University community, such as a
college or department, should never be construed automatically to create a
conflict of interest.
Quorum: A quorum shall consist of
six members which must include the Committee Chair and a minimum of three (3)
faculty members and two (2) students. One alternate faculty member and one
alternate student member must be available at the meeting in case a member needs
to step aside due to a conflict of interest. Failure to meet quorum shall
constitute grounds for mandatory postponement of a hearing. Under no
circumstances shall proceedings continue without a quorum.
(2) Procedures for the Appeals Hearing
- Both the appealing party and
the College Representative are entitled to inspect all documentary evidence
which will be presented during the hearing.
- Each involved party may
bring an advisor of her/his choice to be present at the hearing. The advisor
only has the right to talk to the advisee and may not question or cross-examine
witnesses or members of the panel. The Office of the Ombudsman is available to
assist students with appeal procedures and act as an advisor if requested.
- Each involved party will be allowed equal time to present evidence (not to
exceed 30 minutes each).
- Members of the committee may ask questions of the appealing student and may recall witnesses to ask questions.
- Each involved party may present physical evidence
on her/his own behalf. The evidence must be in the Office of the Academic
Affairs within 72 hours in advance of the scheduled hearing. All evidence will
be available for review by either party at least 24 hours before the
- The burden of proof in these matters rests on the appealing
- The decision made by the Appeals Committee shall be based solely
on the evidence presented at the hearing.
11.3 Petitioning University Academic Policies and Regulations
Students seeking variances from
University academic policies and regulations may petition select policies.
Completing a petition does not guarantee that a particular policy will be
waived, as petitions are considered exceptions and are evaluated on a
Students may petition to extend three types of
- The deadline for the application of
- The deadline for course enrollment within two weeks after
the drop/add deadline, and
- The deadline for course withdrawal.
Students may petition the following University policies:
to be reinstated into courses.
Students who have been
administratively purged because of non-payment of fees may, through the third
week of classes, petition to be reinstated into all courses for which they
originally registered. A student cannot be reinstated into any closed course
section without the approval of the chairperson of the department in which the
course is taught. A student may not request to extend the three-week
- Petition to change from one course to
another related course.
A student may petition to change from one
course to another related course within two weeks after the drop/add deadline,
if and only if, both faculty members recommend the change. Two types of changes
- A change between sections of the same course,
- A change to a related course that will provide the student with the
necessary preparation for the currently enrolled course.
Committee Hearing: Hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the
University procedures for Appealing an Academic Decision, as published in
both the Student Handbook and the Faculty Handbook.
of Committee Decisions: The University Appeals Committee recommendation is
advisory to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs who will issue a
written decision within twenty (20) school days of the hearing.
Committee Oversight: Both the Faculty Association and Student
Government independently reserve the right to investigate alleged improprieties
of the University Appeals Committee and may appeal to the University President
to facilitate such investigation.
11.4 Grading System
Letter grades are assigned for all courses. The grading scale is
interpreted as follows:
F and WF
(calculated in GPA)
NR, X, I, P, W, WP
(not calculated in GPA)
There are no A+, C-, D+, or D- grades. If these grades are
inadvertently used, the computer system will automatically make the following
changes to the student’s record;
A+ becomes A
D+ or - becomes D
X – Audit: Students must indicate at
the time of registration that they wish to audit a course rather than register
for credit. Any change from credit to audit or vice-versa must be made before
the close of drop/add. Fees for audit classes are the same as those for credit
and are non-refundable.
I – Incomplete: At the instructor’s
discretion, students who have not completed required work in a course by the end
of the term may be assigned a grade of "I". In order for an "I" to be assigned,
the student must have completed a substantial portion (at least a majority) of
the course with a passing grade. The “I” is not computed in the grade point
average. The time limit for removing the "I" is set by the instructor of the
course. This time limit may not exceed one calendar year or graduation,
whichever comes first. The time limit applies whether the student is in
residence or not. To extend an incomplete beyond one year, the student must
petition with the Student Petition of Academic Policy.
will be changed to a final evaluative grade (one that is used in calculating
GPAs) at the time the student completes the required work. Students may not
register for courses in which incompletes have been received. Any "I" grade not
removed by the end of the time limit will be changed to a final grade to be
determined by the instructor. This grade will be used to calculate the student's
cumulative GPA. If no final grade is issued, the “I” will change to an “F” and
will be calculated in the grade point average.
Registrar’s Office for additional information concerning the assignment of an
incomplete grade. Veterans and other eligible persons should contact One-Stop
Student Services concerning the effect of incomplete or failing grades upon
NR – No Record: Assigned when grades for an
entire class or portion thereof are not submitted by the processing deadline.
Enrollment Services Processing will send a list of “NR” grades to the
respective department chairpersons, who will be responsible for communicating
with faculty members about removing the “NR” grade. The "NR" will remain on
record for up to one year, but should not remain in the student’s transcript
P – Passing: Indicates passing grade for the
employment experience of the Cooperative Education Program and, at the
discretion of the colleges and departments, for thesis, dissertation,
independent study, practicum and/or internship courses. Passing grades are not
calculated in the grade point average.
W – Withdrawn: Indicates
a student has withdrawn officially from a course before the established
WP – Withdrawn Passing: Indicates a student has
successfully petitioned to withdraw from a course after the official deadline
and was making satisfactory progress at the time.
WF – Withdrawn
Failing: Indicates a student has successfully petitioned to withdraw from a
course after the official deadline and was not making satisfactory progress at
D Grades: Courses completed with grades of “D” may be
applied toward upper-level graduation requirements, i.e., 60 semester hours.
However, a course completed with a “D” grade normally will not be applicable
toward major requirements.
11.5 Midterm Grades Report
All students are eligible to receive mid-term grades. Faculty will
need to indicate either satisfactory or unsatisfactory progress by assigning a
grade of “S” or “U” on the Faculty Mid-Term Grade Worksheet in Faculty Self
Services. Students can access their midterm grades through Student
Self Services in MyWings, which will display all their classes and whether they
are progressing satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily. They will be
advised to either see the instructor for advice on how to improve their
progress, contact Academic Center for Excellence for tutoring and study skills,
or to see their advisor.
Any first year students
assigned to an ACE advisor receiving one or more unsatisfactory grades will be
Faculty will need to establish the threshold for unsatisfactory and it is recommended that they include that threshold in the syllabus.
A student may withdraw from a course or the University after the end of the drop/add period through the Last Day to Withdraw. The student must complete an official withdrawal request by this deadline and submit it to One-Stop Student Services or send a letter postmarked no later than the deadline. A grade of “W” will be assigned upon completion of the withdrawal request process, and no refund is generated. If a student stops attending classes without officially withdrawing, a final grade of “F” is assigned.
11.7 Late Withdrawals
A student may petition for late withdrawal if there are unusual circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control. A student may petition for withdrawal from a course up until the end of the term, prior to the posting of grades. The dean or designee of the student’s major college has final approval/disapproval authority.
11.8 Term Forgiveness
An undergraduate degree-seeking
student may request term forgiveness, which involves a student's petition to
retroactively withdraw from one academic term of work because of personal or
financial problems. The following guidelines apply to a petition for Term
- Petitions will be made through the normal
channels to appeal an academic decision. Petitions are available at One-Stop
- If approved, the transcript will note "Term
Forgiveness" for the appropriate term. The original grades will remain on the
transcript. For the purpose of graduation, the grades of all courses taken that
term will be treated as though the student had received a "W" in every course.
However, the originally recorded grades will be used in any "Latin Honors
Distinction" calculations. None of the courses will count toward
- Petitions will never be approved for the present term or
the immediately preceding term.
- Students who have been away from UNF
must be admitted and wait one full term before seeking term forgiveness.
- Petitions must be approved prior to graduation.
- No more than one
petition of Term Forgiveness may be granted for any student at UNF.
petition can only be approved by the college that the student was enrolled in
during the semester for which forgiveness is requested.
- A student may
exercise only one forgiveness policy. Specifically, a student granted term
forgiveness may not exercise grade forgiveness. Once term forgiveness has been
granted, it may not be revoked or transferred to another term.
11.9 Dean's List
Candidates for a bachelor's degree who have completed 15 hours at UNF and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher for at least nine hours are eligible for the dean's list. Notification is sent by individual colleges.
11.10 Latin Honors Distinction
Provided at least forty‑eight (48) semester hours (30 semester hours for RN-BSN students) of course work have been completed at UNF, undergraduate students who graduate with UNF grade point averages of 3.5 or higher will qualify for degrees designated cum laude; those who graduate with UNF grade point averages of 3.65 or higher will qualify for degrees designated magna cum laude; and those who graduate with UNF grade point averages of 3.8 or higher will qualify for degrees designated summa cum laude. GPA calculations will be based on all credits earned at UNF. A minimum of thirty (30) hours are required for honors in a second baccalaureate degree.
11.11 Academic Advisement
All freshmen and sophomores are advised
by the Academic Center for Excellence or the Honors Program. Responsibility for
all other academic advisement rests with the individual colleges. The College
of Arts and Sciences, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction,
College of Education and Human Services, Coggin College of Business, and the
Brooks College of Health have established centralized advisement offices which
are staffed full-time by persons hired for that purpose. Graduate advisement in
some colleges is assigned to designated faculty.
coordination of advisement and related activities is accomplished through
monthly meetings of the Academic Advisement Coordinating Council. Council
membership includes all academic advisors, the Registrar, the Director of
Admissions, the Coordinator of Articulation and Community College Relations, and
designated representatives from Information Technology Services.
11.12 Prerequisite Checking
Electronic pre-requisite checking occurs through the Banner system during registration. If students do not pass the prerequisites, or their equivalents, they may be dropped by the department. Should it be necessary to drop a student from a course, the academic chairs of the appropriate college must notify the Registrar’s Office, by email, prior to the end of the add/drop period (first five days of the term). The academic advising center of each college has access to students' records.
11.13 Class Attendance
UNF has no policy regarding the number of classes a student must attend in order to receive full academic credit for a course. Class attendance and participation is a responsibility shared jointly by the faculty member and student. While it is the obligation of the faculty member to inform the student of the academic requirements in a course, it is the student’s joint responsibility to fulfill these requirements. Certain courses may require the presence of students at class meetings, laboratory meetings, music sessions, etc.
11.14 Final Exam Policy
This policy statement
articulates the official position of the University of North Florida regarding
final examination requirements and the times at which such examinations will be
- Final examinations, other than "take-home"
examinations, may be given only during the officially scheduled periods for such
- If a "take-home" final examination is given, students
shall not be required to return the completed examination prior to the scheduled
final examination period for the course.
- No comprehensive examinations
may be given during the seven calendar days immediately preceding the first day
of the scheduled final examination period. Tests or quizzes on components of
the course, scheduled on the syllabus, may be given during this time
- Faculty members are not
obligated to give final examinations in courses where they deem such
examinations unnecessary. However, they must inform students by at least one
week prior to the withdrawal date if a final exam will not be given. If a final
exam is not required, the final exam meeting time should be used for other
- Student evaluations of instruction shall not
be conducted during the final examination period.
11.15 Posting of Grades
UNF students and employees are covered by
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (commonly known as the
Buckley Amendment). These guidelines will be followed:
- The public
posting of grades either by the student's name, institutional student
identification number, or social security number without the student's written
permission is a violation of FERPA. Even with names obscured, numeric student
identifier numbers are considered personally identifiable information.
Therefore, the practice of posting grades by social security number or student
identification number violates FERPA.
- Faculty members and others who
post grades should use a system that ensures FERPA requirements are met. This
can be accomplished either by obtaining the students' uncoerced written
permission to do so OR by using code words or randomly assigned numbers that
only the instructor and the student know. The order of posting should not be
Another method suggested for notifying students prior
to official grade processing: The faculty member may ask interested students
for a stamped self-addressed envelope, which enables the individual instructor
to mail grades to students.
11.16 Confidentiality of Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Act (FERPA), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment, is intended to protect the
accuracy and privacy of student educational records. UNF adheres to the policy
that a student’s academic record is confidential and cannot be released without
her/his written consent. Exceptions to the written consent rule include, but
are not limited to: other post-secondary educational institutions; certain
federal, state, local and independent agencies; University officials who have a
legitimate interest in the information, such as members of the University
Appeals Committee, and academic advisors; and the dissemination of ADirectory
Information, the definition of which follows.
The University has
designated the following as ADirectory Information, which may be released or
published without the student’s written consent unless a request for
non-disclosure has been completed and filed by the student with the Registrar’s
Office by the end of the first scheduled week of classes: name, address,
telephone number, place of birth, dates of attendance, admitted College, program
of study, degree(s) and awards received, full-time or part-time status,
classification (e.g., freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior), participation in
officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight of members of
athletic teams, gender, previous institutions attended, and photographs.
Faculty members having questions regarding this policy should contact the
Registrar’s Office, (904) 620-5555.
11.17 Award of Posthumous Baccalaureate Degree
of Posthumous Baccalaureate Degree & In Memorium Degree (revised
I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE
state the minimum University requirements for awarding and procedures for
receiving a Posthumous Baccalaureate Degree or an in Memoriam degree.
STATEMENT OF POLICY
the bachelor’s level recognizes
academic work completed by a student who has made progress toward completion of
a degree. In order to receive a Posthumous
the student must have achieved senior status, must have been in good standing at
the University of North Florida, and must have met UNF residency requirement or
have been enrolled in courses sufficient to meet the residency
allows for recognition of a student’s connection to the University of North
Florida regardless of his/her progress toward completion of degree requirements.
In order to receive an In Memoriam degree, the student must have been enrolled
in a degree program at the time of their death. The University may choose to
make this award to other deceased previously enrolled students.
the master’s and doctoral levels, the faculty of the respective programs will
determine the policies and procedures for awarding Posthumous/In
III. STATEMENT OF PROCEDURES
request for the degree can be initiated by a family member or friend or upon the
recommendation of the faculty. The department chair then forwards the request
and provides a rationale for awarding the degree to the Registrar’s Office.
the case of a Posthumous Degree, a family member, friend, or designee may elect
to accept the diploma at the commencement ceremony as well as receive the
student’s official diploma.
at all possible the student’s name will appear in the commencement program
indicating “degree awarded posthumously.” This information will also appear on
the official transcript. Course work in progress at the time of death will be
listed on the transcript with a(WD) for
11.18 Student Computer Access Requirement
(Reference: Use of University Provided
Student E-mail Accounts Policy, 5.0050P)
- E-mail is the
method for faculty and University administration to communicate with students
and vice versa.
- Beginning with the Fall 2001 term, all students have
been required to have access to a personal computer with Internet service.
- Every currently enrolled student has been provided with an e-mail account at
no cost to the student.
- Where practical and cost effective, University
units may elect to use e-mail to provide information and notices to specific
students or groups of students that they serve, either in lieu of or in addition
to existing methods of communication.
- The University-provided e-mail
address will be the only officially recognized e-mail address for all currently
- Students who have external (non-University-provided)
e-mail addresses may elect to forward e-mail sent to their University-provided
e-mail address to another e-mail address of their choice; however, the
responsibility for establishing and maintaining the forwarding mechanism rests
with the student and delivery to non-UNF e-mail addresses cannot be
11.19 Administrative Medical Withdrawal Policy
A student who poses a significant danger of
imminent or serious physical harm to him/herself or others and/or presents with
a medical condition that renders him or her incapable of functioning in the
academic environment will be withdrawn from the University, upon a review by
appropriate University personnel.
- To make a judicious decision that protects the health, safety, and
welfare of the student and the University community;
- To allow the
student to leave school to undergo treatment;
- To provide the University
with an opportunity to evaluate the student’s readiness to re‑enroll when he or
she requests to do so.
- If a faculty or staff member encounters a student who appears to
pose a danger of imminent harm to him/herself or others and/or presents with a
medical condition that renders him/her incapable of functioning in the academic
environment, that faculty or staff member should contact University Police
Department at (904) 620‑2801. If the student is not in imminent danger, but
appears to be in need of medical or psychiatric assistance, a referral should be
made to Student Health Services (904)620‑2900 or the Counseling Center
(904)620‑2602. Faculty or staff may also bring a student to either office for
- The student may be subject to an immediate
temporary administrative withdrawal, pending a further determination. A student
subject to such an administrative withdrawal shall be offered an opportunity to
meet with the Vice President for Student and International Affairs or his/her
- Upon a review of all available documentation and
consultation with the Director of Student Health, the Director of the Counseling
Center and the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs or their respective
designees, the Vice President for Student and International Affairs, the Dean of
the appropriate college and the Provost will make a decision regarding
administrative withdrawal from all classes and conditions for re‑enrollment.
- The Vice President for Student and International Affairs or his/her
designee will complete the Administrative Medical Withdrawal Form and a Fee
Petition Form and will furnish the student with the following: a) notice of
intent to withdraw the student from all classes, issue trespass after warning,
and/or remove him/her from University Housing, stating the reasons for these
actions; b) information regarding his/her eligibility to be considered for a fee
refund; c) an advisor designated by the Associate Vice President for Student
Affairs; d) and an opportunity to appeal the decision by presenting relevant
information to the Office of the Vice President for consideration.
letter from the Provost and the Vice President for Student and International
Affairs will stipulate the conditions for re‑enrollment (including length of
academic leave) and that the student will be blocked from re‑enrollment until
those conditions are met. The University reserves the right to require
appropriate documentation, including, but not limited to, a report from a
medical provider and other evidence of compliance with re‑enrollment
- The Office of Records and Registration will place a
notation on the student’s record indicating a registration hold for medical
reasons. This hold will require that the student contact the Vice President for
Student and International Affairs before re‑enrollment. A notation of "W" will
be put on the student’s transcript for all courses from which the student is
- If appropriate, copies of the Medical
Withdrawal Request Form will be hand‑delivered to the following offices:
Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, Athletics, International Student Affairs,
University Housing, and Academic Advising. These offices will provide the
student with information regarding the impact of the withdrawal on his/her
current and future status, as well as avenues of appeal.
- The Office of
Records and Registration will notify the student’s instructors that he/she has
been withdrawn. When appropriate, the student’s Fee Petition Form and supportive
documentation are submitted for consideration of fee reimbursement by the Fees
Committee. Upon completion of this process, a letter is sent to the student by
- Invoking this policy does not mean that the student will
necessarily be exempt from regular disciplinary action according to the
University Code of Conduct.
- The Office of the Vice President for
Student and International Affairs will contact the Office of Records and
Registration to lift the hold on the student’s registration upon appropriate
completion of re‑enrollment conditions.
11.20 University Holidays
|New Year's Day
|Martin Luther King
||Day after Thanksgiving
Revised FA Item 18-82 (11/27/18)
Whenever possible, holidays are scheduled to
accompany a weekend. No classes are scheduled on holidays. Classes not held
because of a holiday shall not be rescheduled on a different day. For online courses, no online quizzes or exams shall be given, and no assignments shall be due on University Holidays as listed in the matriculation calendar. Online quizzes and exams may be given and assignments may be due on other non-instructional days as designated on the university matriculation calendar.
11.21 Religious Observances
(Reference: F.A.C. Ch 6C9-2.012)
Revised FA Item 18-61 (11/27/18)
The University of North
Florida advocates the concept of religious freedom and in recognition of the
plurality of religious beliefs of its individual students sets forth in this
rule the framework within which it accommodates the religious observance,
practice and belief of those students in regard to admissions, class attendance, class assignments, quizzes and examinations, major class events, major University
activities, and absences.
For all class related activities it is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her instructor that they will be missing class activities due to a religious observance. Such a notification shall be made no later than one week prior to the holy day, or as prescribed by the instructor at the beginning of the term.
Admissions – The University of
North Florida shall not deny admission to any student because of the religious
practice or belief of the student.
Class Attendance – Any
student shall, upon properly notifying his/her instructor, be excused from class to
observe a religious holy day of his/her faith.
Class Assignments – Any student
excused from class for the purpose of observing a religious holy day will be
responsible for the material covered in his/her absence, but shall be permitted
a reasonable amount of time to make up any missed class assignment. Missed class assignments must be
made up prior to the end of the term or as prescribed by the instructor at the
beginning of the term whichever occurs first. Similarly, online assignment due dates will be adjusted to the next calendar day or as prescribed by the instructor at the beginning of the term. This applies even if the instructor's policy is to drop a low score.
Quizzes and examinations - Any student shall, upon properly notifying his/her instructor of a religious observance, be provided the opportunity to make up the quiz or examination at the soonest appropriate time. This applies to all instructional modes (face-to-face, online and hybrid). This applies even if the instructor's policy is to drop a low score.
Maior Class Events - Any student shall, upon properly notifying his/her instructor of a religious observance, be excused from a maior class event. The student shall be provided the opportunity to make up the maior class event at the soonest appropriate time.
Maior University Activities - No Maior University activity shall be scheduled on a maior religious holy day. A maior religious holy day shall be a significant day of religious observance as recognized by the highest governing body of that particular faith. Evidence of such recognition shall be provided by the student unless previously designated by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Absences – Faculty members and University administrators shall in
no way penalize students absent from academic or social activities because of
Appeals – Any student who believes he/she has
been unreasonably denied an educational benefit due to his/her religious belief or
practices may seek redress by implementing the Student Appeals Procedure as
described in the Academic Appeals Process.
11.22 Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships
University scholarships are coordinated through the Financial Aid Office and are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office during the academic year prior to the award year. Deadline dates for receipt of the completed application and supporting material are established by the Financial Aid Office. Students applying for academic scholarships must apply for need-based aid as well. Representative screening committees select the scholarship recipients, with the exception of those chosen for the graduate assistantship program. In that program, various colleges and divisions determine criteria and identify and select individual participants.
11.23 Student Conduct Code
The Student Conduct Code is designed
to promote responsible behavior for all students consistent with the welfare of
the UNF community. In order to function effectively and to provide a climate in
which all members can fulfill their personal, social, and academic obligations,
the University has established this Code for defining behavioral rights and
responsibilities within this community. The responsibility for this Code shall
be administered through the Division of Student Affairs.
University’s of North Florida’s jurisdiction regarding discipline is generally
limited to conduct of any student or registered student organization that occurs
on UNF premises, including University Housing. However, the University reviews
the right to impose discipline based on any student conduct, regardless of
location, that may adversely affect the University community.
The right of all students to seek knowledge, debate ideas, form opinions and
freely express their ideas is fully recognized by UNF. This Student Conduct
Code applies to student conduct and will not be used to discipline the lawful
expression of ideas.
The processes for adjudicating violations
of State and Federal laws and of the Student Conduct Code are separate and may
be pursued independently of one another. View the Student
Conduct Code policy.
11.24 Grade Appeals Unrelated to Academic Misconduct
Students may appeal grades which the
student believes have been assigned (a) arbitrarily or capriciously; (b)
contrary to the criteria announced in the course; or (c) for constitutionally
and/or legally impermissible reasons. A grade of Incomplete (I) may not be
appealed. Such appeals shall be limited to a period of 90 calendar days from the
date of awarding the grade(s) in question. Unless there are extenuating
circumstances that may result in disruption of the class or put others at risk,
the student is allowed to remain in class until such time as the appeal is
Please consult with the procedures for this appeal process on the Enrollment Services website: https://www.unf.edu/onestop/registrar/Appealing_Academic_Grades_Unrelated_to_Academic_Misconduct.aspx.