email addresses will be the only officially recognized email address for all
currently enrolled students per UNF’s Graduate Catalog.
ALL OFFICIAL MPH PROGRAM COMMUNICATION
will be through UNF email addresses.
All students will be
required to have access to a personal computer with internet service. They must
also be able to access “Blackboard”
or other programs as indicated. Additionally, important information and
announcements will be made only through the MPH “Blackboard” site. UNF offers
courses on how to use this program.
Please check the MPH Bb website frequently.
All changes to the curriculum will be approved
by the majority of the MPH Program Faculty, Departmental Chairperson, the Deans
of the College and Graduate School, Academic Programs Committee and the Faculty
Association according to the policies of UNF.
University of North Florida authorizes its colleges, departments, and faculty
to establish the attendance and participation policies they deem appropriate.
In this regard the Graduate Faculty recognizes that the student’s
responsibility is not solely for mastering a particular body of knowledge but
for doing so in relation to the multiple social contexts, which graduate
classes represent in miniature, that make graduate studies at UNF possible.
The MPH faculty believes
that MPH Program students need to make their academic careers a priority
during their enrollment in the program. Due to the amount and complexity
of the material, students should ensure ability to attend the entire class period
and to be on time by having adequate arrangements for childcare, work and
transportation. Personal vacation time should be planned for periods when
classes are not in session. Thus, we have developed the following attendance
policy which may be used at the discretion of the course instructor:
know that while the MPH faculty understands that students may have a
professional job, family and/or other commitments outside of school, the
Program expectation is that students put their academic careers as priority
during their enrollment in the program. Therefore, it is not fair to allow some
students to not fully participate in classes while other students are making
tremendous sacrifices to successfully complete the Program.
Students may earn up to two (2) Cs as graduate
students provided that the term and cumulative graduate GPAs are 3.0 or higher.
Graduate students who earn a third (3rd) grade of C or lower in the
Program will be eligible for suspension (dismissal from the Program). Students must earn a grade of C or higher on
all Program courses for credit towards the degree.
Graduate students who do not
have a 3.0 or higher final graduate GPA upon completion of all Program
requirements will not graduate. If a grade below C is earned for any required
course in the MPH Program of study, that same course must be repeated at UNF; a
comparable course from another university cannot be substituted, except by
permission of the MPH Program Director.
Graduate students who have earned no
more than 2 (two) Cs and possess a term and cumulative UNF GPA of 3.0 or higher
are considered to be in “good academic standing.” Graduate students who fail to
maintain a 3.0 (B) average in any given academic term will be placed on
academic probation. Probation shall be noted on the academic transcript for the
terms in which the graduate GPA is below 3.0. If while on probation the GPA
does not reach 3.0 (B) in the following term, or if a student receives a third
grade of C or lower, the student will be eligible for dismissal from the
Program. The Program’s policy is that when a student becomes eligible for
dismissal, the student is permanently dismissed from the program.
may add and drop courses from the first day of registration through the final
day of the drop/add period, usually the first week of classes. Students
may add and drop courses in person at One Stop Student Services or via my
Wings. Courses officially dropped during the drop/add period will not be
entered on a student’s permanent (transcript) record and will be completely
refunded. Normally, students may not drop courses and receive a full refund, or
add courses after the drop/add period. Students who encounter exceptional
circumstances clearly beyond their control must complete a “Petition to Waive
University Policy” form available from One Stop Student Services to permit them
to drop or add courses after the drop/add deadline. One Stop Student Services
will automatically drop a student from all classes if this person does not pay
or arrange for the deferral of tuition and fees by the posted deadline.
may withdraw from a course or the University from the end of the drop/add
period through the “Last day to withdraw” (see the University Calendar online). The student may withdraw online, submit an official withdrawal
request at One Stop Student Services, or submit a letter postmarked no later
than the deadline. One Stop Student Services will assign a grade of “W,”
which will appear on the student’s transcript. Students who stop attending a
course without officially withdrawing will receive a final grade of “F”.
Non-attendance does not guarantee a student will be dropped from class.
Students are fee liable for all courses they register for unless dropped.
Students must drop themselves from all courses they do not want to take.
student may receive credit for a course only once. However the GPA will reflect
all repeated courses.
who has completed a substantial portion but not all of the required course work
for a course with sufficiently high grades may at the instructor’s discretion
be assigned a grade of incomplete in the event of extenuating circumstances
that keep the student from completing the course. An Incomplete is not
appropriate in instances where the student is failing the course, or has not
completed the majority of course requirements with passing grades. Incompletes
are not computed in the grade point average. The instructor will specify the
date—not to exceed one calendar year or graduation, whichever comes first—and
whether or not the student is in residence, by which the student must complete
all course work to resolve the Incomplete. The instructor may also specify the
grade to which the Incomplete will be automatically changed if the student does
not complete the required work (unresolved incompletes usually revert to a
grade of “F”). At the end of the time limit, the instructor will change the
Incomplete to a letter grade based on the quality of whatever work the student
has submitted. One Stop Student Services will then calculate that grade in the
student’s GPA. To extend an Incomplete beyond one year, the student must submit
to One Stop Student Services a petition for a waiver of University policy.
Students may not register for courses in which incomplete grades have been
received. Students with an incomplete grade for any required MPH Program
courses will not be allowed to proceed with the Public Health Internship until
the incomplete grade is satisfactorily resolved.
who have completed graduate course work at UNF but who do not enroll in at
least one course for three consecutive semesters (including summer terms) are
placed in an inactive status on the Registrar’s computer databases and need to
contact the Graduate School. At that time, the student may have to reapply for admission
into the Program. Reinstatement without having to reapply for admission is
based upon approval by the Program Director.
Graduate Student Handbook identifies several types of violations of academic
integrity. 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. UNF authorizes any instructor who finds evidence of cheating,
plagiarism, or other wrongful behavior that violates the UNF 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
who have earned a Master’s degree or higher graduate degree and wish to obtain
an MPH will be required to complete all the requirements of the MPH Program.
For a second master’s degree, at least 24 hours of UNF graduate coursework in
residency is required. Coursework counted in the fulfillment of any other UNF
degree requirements cannot be counted toward this second master’s residency
concerns or questions regarding courses should first be discussed with the
instructor. If differences are unable to be resolved, then appeals may be made
to the Program Director. Other concerns about the MPH Program should be
directed first to the MPH Program Director, then to the Chair of the Department
of Public Health, and finally to the Dean of the Brooks College of
Health. The Department Chair and the Dean of the Brooks College of Health
subsequently review all complaints and concerns in a timely manner. Students
retain the right to file a grievance with the University in the event the issue
is not satisfactorily addressed at the Program/Department/College level.
members of the University community are entitled to fair and equitable procedures.
Appeals concerning UNF policies:
Any member who believes that actions
of other members are not equitable has the right of appeal. A student who believes that a University
policy imposes an undue hardship may petition One Stop Student Services to waive
that policy. One Stop Student Services will inform the student in writing of
the results of the appeal.
Appeals concerning courses (grade appeal):
Students who wish to appeal a course
grade (except for the grade of “Incomplete”) must do so within one year of
completing the course in question. Students can pick up the guidelines for
grade appeals at One Stop Student Services.
Members of the community who
believe they have not been accorded rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964
or Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 should contact the
Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, Building 1 (J. J. Daniel Hall), Room
regulations, graduate students are not eligible for grade or term forgiveness.
The Program Director and other Program faculty
and Departmental Chairperson annually review specific policies and procedures
governing the MPH Program for consistency with general UNF policies and
procedures. Any discrepancies will be discussed and acted on as necessary.
Specific policies and procedures governing the
MPH Program may be amended by a majority vote of the MPH Program faculty and
are subject to agreement by the Program Director, Department Chair, Dean of the
Brooks College of Health and Dean of the Graduate School. New policies and
amendments may be initiated by any of the entities listed above or by an
individual member of the MPH Program faculty or MPH Advisory Committee.
Exceptions to MPH Program policies and
procedures must be approved by the Program faculty, Program Director and
Departmental Chairperson, and are subject to agreement by Dean of the College
and Dean of Graduate School.
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