Academic Affairs

Universal Syllabus Addendum

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The following information applies to all UNCP classes:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

Federal laws require UNCP to accommodate students with documented learning, physical, chronic health, psychological, visual or hearing disabilities. In post-secondary school settings, academic accommodations are not automatic; to receive accommodations, students must make a formal request and must supply documentation from a qualified professional to support that request. Students who believe they qualify must contact the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) in DF Lowry Building, Room 107 or call 910-521-6695 to begin the accommodation process. All discussions remain confidential. Accommodations cannot be provided retroactively. More information for students about the services provided by ARC and the accommodation process may be found at the following link: http://www.uncp.edu/arc

Absences for University-Sanctioned Events

If a student is representing the University in an official capacity (e.g.: academic conference, student government, course field trips, ROTC events, athletics, band) at an official Universitysanctioned event, that absence shall be excused. Students are responsible for all coursework missed and must make up the work within three university business days after the student returns to campus. Any student who anticipates missing more than 15% of the course should not enroll in the course without prior approval from the instructor.

It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with the professor or instructor about classes missed for any reason, including University sanctioned events. Students must provide official documentation of proposed University-sanctioned events that will result in excused absences during the first week of each semester. Prior written documentation must be provided for each excused absence.

Religious Holiday Policy Statement

Students are allowed two excused absences each semester from class or other scheduled academic activity to observe a religious holy day of their faith. Students must submit written notification of the absences to their instructors within two weeks of the beginning of the semester. Students should not be penalized for these absences, and shall be permitted a reasonable amount of time to make up tests or other work missed due to an excused absence for a religious observance. A student who is to be excused from class for a religious observance is not required to provide a second-party certification of the reason for the absence. Furthermore, a student who believes that he or she has been unreasonably denied an education benefit due to religious beliefs or practices may seek redress through the student grievance procedure.

Academic Honor Code

Academic honor and integrity are essential to the existence of a university community and students are important members of that community. All UNCP students expected to abide by the policies and procedures of the Academic Honor Code, available here: http://www.uncp.edu/about-uncp/administration/policies-and-regulations/all-policies/pol-020505-academic-honor-code-policy

Alternative Format Statement

All university publications, including syllabi, are available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact the Accessibility Resource Center in the D. F. Lowry Building, 521-6695.