The University of Akron Wayne College has a policy prohibiting sexual harassment of any type on our campus or when students are working off campus on college-sponsored internships. This includes harassment between employer/employee, teacher/student, and student/student. Quid pro quo sexual harassment or the creation of a hostile environment based on gender are not acceptable behaviors in classes or anywhere on campus. Anyone experiencing sexual harassment should report it as outlined in the Sexual Harassment Policy Brochure which can be found at http://wayne.uakron.edu/dotAsset/552835.pdf.
Student Privacy Rights
Under FERPA, as a student attending a post-secondary institution, you are given a right to privacy. This protection prohibits the release of information concerning grades, assignments, your progress in this class, etc., to anyone other than you.
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty
Plagiarism is the act of representing directly or indirectly another person’s work as your own. It can involve presenting someone’s speech, wholly or partially, as yours; quoting without acknowledging the true source of the quoted material; copying and handing in another person’s work with your name on it; and similar infractions. Even indirect quotations, paraphrasing, etc., can be considered plagiarism unless sources are properly cited. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. The University of Akron Wayne College policy for academic misconduct can be found in the Student Code of Conduct.
According to the University attendance policy (BOT Rule 3359-20-05D), [a] student is expected to attend all meetings of all classes for which the student is enrolled. A student may be dropped from a course by the dean if absences are repeated and the instructor recommends this action; a student can gain readmission only with the permission of both dean and instructor. A student dropped from a course receives an “F” which counts as work attempted whenever grade-point ratio calculations are made.
Students whose names do not appear on the College’s official class list by the fourteenth day of the semester, (for all classes that meet for the first time during first week of the semester) will not be permitted to participate (attend class, take exams, or receive credit). Therefore, students should make sure to have all financial arrangements taken care of prior to the fourteenth day of classes.
Students with Disabilities Policy
In accordance with University policy, students with a documented disability for which accommodations may be required should contact Wayne College Smucker Learning Center (684-8960) for an appointment. Special accommodations will not be provided without a memo.
Inclement Weather Policy
When severely inclement weather strikes, tune to radio station WQKT (104.5 FM) or call the University’s Emergency Information Phone Line (972-SNOW) or Wayne College’s Snowline (684-8775). Note that the Wayne College campus may close when the Akron campus or other off-site locations do not close and vice versa.
Starting in Fall 2011, the University revised its rules for dropping or withdrawing from a course. The new rules are intended to help students graduate on time. Research shows that students who withdraw more than two times as a freshman generally do not complete a degree. Financial aid awards are impacted by withdrawing from courses and students do not have enough aid to complete a degree. Remember – financial aid is NOT infinite! A pattern of withdrawals is the wrong message to send to potential employers – “When the going gets rough, I quit.” It is common practice for today’s employers to require that a potential employee submit a college transcript. Full details at: http://www.uakron.edu/ssc/withdrawal-policy.dot
You may drop a full semester class through the 14th calendar day (second week) of the fall or spring semester (or proportionally equivalent dates during summer session, intersession, and other course terms). A "drop" will not appear on your transcript.
You may withdraw from a full semester class after the 14th calendar day through the 49th calendar day (seventh week) of the fall or spring semester (or proportionally equivalent dates during summer session, intersession, and other course terms). If you withdraw, a "WD" will appear on your transcript. You should know that a withdrawal may affect your financial aid, eligibility for on-campus employment and eligibility for insurance. Speak with your adviser for details.
Students who need to withdraw from all courses for extraordinary non-academic reasons (e.g., medical treatment or convalescence, military service, etc) must obtain the permission of the dean of their college.
IF YOU DO NOT DROP OR WITHDRAW, YOU WILL RECEIVE A GRADE IN THE CLASS.
Withdrawing from courses – applicable to undergraduate students only whose first term of enrollment was Fall 2011 (Applicable to ALL students beginning Fall 2013)
- Undergraduate students may not withdraw from the same course more than twice. If a student attempts to withdraw from a course after having withdrawn from it twice before, he or she will continue to be enrolled in the course and will receive a grade at the end of the semester.
- Undergraduate students who withdraw from two courses either before they have earned 32 credits, or after they have earned 32 credits but before they have earned 64 credits, are not permitted to register for additional courses until they have consulted with their academic adviser. The purpose of this consultation is to discuss the reasons for the course withdrawals and to promote satisfactory academic progress by helping students develop strategies to complete their courses successfully.
- Except as otherwise provided below, undergraduate students may not withdraw from more than four courses before they have earned 64 credits. Students who attempt to withdraw from more than four courses will continue to be enrolled in those courses and will receive grades at the end of the semester.
- Undergraduate students who need to withdraw from all courses for extraordinary, non-academic reasons (e.g. medical treatment or convalescence, military service) may, after consulting with their adviser, submit a written petition to the dean of their college requesting that these courses not be counted toward the four-course withdrawal limit. The dean may grant this permission if, in the dean’s judgment, it is consistent with the best academic interests of the student and the best interests of the University.
- Undergraduate students who have reached the four-course withdrawal limit as noted above may, after consultation with their adviser, submit a written petition to the dean of their college seeking permission to withdraw from one or more additional courses. The dean may grant this permission if the dean finds that the withdrawal is necessitated by circumstances beyond the student’s control and is consistent with the best academic interests of the student and the best interests of the University.
- Withdrawing from a course shall not reduce or prevent a penalty accruing to a student for misconduct as defined in the Student Code of Conduct.
- Degree granting colleges may supplement this policy with more stringent requirements.
This is a summary of the new rules. Your adviser can answer specific questions.