UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook

23rd Edition, 2013 Version


Chapter VIII: Academic Standards, Procedures and Policies

8.1 On Freedoms and Responsibilities

8.2 Academic Standards

  • 8.2.1 Scheduling of Classes
  • 8.2.2 Syllabi
  • 8.2.3 Prerequisites
  • 8.2.4 Special Course Fees
  • 8.2.5 Admittance to Class
  • 8.2.6 Auditing Classes
  • 8.2.7 Pass-Fail Privilege for Undergraduate Students
  • 8.2.8 Drop/Add Policy
    • 8.2.8.1 Drop and Add Policy for the Summer and J-term Sessions
  • 8.2.9 Student Withdrawal
  • 8.2.10 Religious Observances
  • 8.2.11 University Sponsored Off-Campus Activities and Field Trips
    • 8.2.11.1 Policy on Class Absence due to Military Service
  • 8.2.12 Special Events and Convocations
  • 8.2.13 Final Examinations
  • 8.2.14 Final Grades
  • 8.2.15 Grades and Honor Points
  • 8.2.16 Incompletes
  • 8.2.17 Interim Grades: Incomplete, Satisfactory Progress
  • 8.2.18 Student Appeal of Grades or Other Academic Matters
  • 8.2.19 Suspension & Probation Policy
  • 8.2.20 Repeated Courses
  • 8.2.21 Test-Out Program
  • 8.2.22 College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Examinations
  • 8.2.23 Commencement Participation Policy
  • 8.2.24 Academic Merit
  • 8.2.25 Academic Honors Regalia
  • 8.2.26 Conversion of Incompletes Prior to 1990 and 2002
  • 8.2.27 Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures
  • 8.2.28 165+ Credit Surcharge
  • 8.2.29 Granting Honors Program Credit in Specific Cases
  • 8.2.30 Transcripts
  • 8.2.31 Diploma Variables
  • 8.2.32 Evaluation and Application of Undergraduate Transfer Credits

8.3 Outreach (Extension) Courses

8.4 Honors Program

  • 8.4.1 Eligibility Standards
  • 8.4.2 Requirements for Completion
  • 8.4.3 Credit Requirements
  • 8.4.4 Honors Courses
  • 8.4.5 Honors Thesis/Project
  • 8.4.6 Service Learning Component
  • 8.4.7 Events
  • 8.4.8 Benefits for Students
  • 8.4.9 Benefits for Faculty/Departments
  • 8.4.10 Benefits for the University

8.5 Professional Experiences, Internships, Field Experiences, Cooperative Extension

  • 8.5.1 Defining Full-time Status for Students Participating in Internships
  • 8.5.1.1 Academic Semesters of Fall and Spring
  • 8.5.1.2 Summer Term

8.6 Education Abroad Programs

8.7 Advising

  • 8.7.1 Advisor Assignment
  • 8.7.2 Advising Information and Procedures
  • 8.7.3 Advisor/Advisee Agreement
    • 8.7.3.1 Responsibilities of Advisors in the Advising Process
    • 8.7.3.2 Responsibilities of Students in the Advising Process
  • 8.7.4 Graduation Requirements
  • 8.7.5 American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives Course Requirements
    • 8.7.5.1 American Cultural Diversity (D)
    • 8.7.5.2 Global Perspectives (G)
  • 8.7.6 Advising Aids
  • 8.7.7 Access to Records
  • 8.7.8 Annual Schedule of Advising
  • 8.7.9 Advisors and Lost PINs

8.8 Instructional Support and Services

8.9 Informational Technology

8.10 Academic Benefits, Opportunities and Rewards

  • 8.10.1 Faculty/Academic Staff Development Program
  • 8.10.2 Reimbursement of Fees

8.11 Teaching/Service Awards

  • 8.11.1 The Distinguished Teacher Award
  • 8.11.2 Advisor of the Year Award
  • 8.11.3 Outstanding Faculty Awards
  • 8.11.4 The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

8.12 Honorary Degrees