Policies

Complete all-University policies are found at the University Policy Library.

Commonly referenced policies are listed below. Bulleted information explains Morris implementation practice. Additional policies exclusive to Morris are listed with the date of Assembly approval.

Grades and Grade Point Average

UMM Policies

Adviser Approval to Register

Adviser approval is required for registration and annual planning for students with fewer than 60 credits. Campus Assembly April 13, 1998.

Athletic Eligibility

Students entering UMM with no prior post-high school college experience are eligible to play athletics for their first two semesters of attendance. Transfer students are eligible to play for their first semester at Morris if and only if they would have been eligible at their former institutions. For all other students, eligibility is based on maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.000 or higher. Campus Assembly, May 2007.

Catalog and Requirement Expiration

Any student who completed General Education requirements completed under any previous catalog may complete the bachelor of arts using those requirements. Major requirements are under the jurisdiction of the faculty. All other degree requirements—total credits, residency, GPA calculation, etc.—will follow semester standards and current policies.

Exception

Students in elementary education and secondary education must complete licensure requirements and apply for licensure within seven years from the time of admission to the licensure program. After seven years, all education courses previously taken become void and must be retaken for licensure. Minnesota State Board of Teaching Requirement.

Exception

Degree applications on file with balance sheet, old APAS reports, and correspondence that defines requirements to be completed will be honored and reasonable effort will be made to allow students to graduate based on this agreement.

Clarification

Faculty can allow major requirements under an expired catalog to be completed.

Precedents and business practice

On file, approved Scholastic Committee petitions may be used as a guideline for granting similar requests that allow students to complete degree requirements using expired General Education. Campus Assembly approval May 2006.

Commencement Ceremony, Participation in

Students who are within 15 credits of the 120 required for graduation and who can verify registration in courses that will complete all outstanding credits and requirements may participate in the ceremony as a graduating senior. Scholastic Committee 1980, reaffirmed 1991, verification of registration formalized 2005.

Deadlines

Students are expected to meet the published deadlines concerning their registration and schedule. This includes changing grade basis A/F or S/N.

The following courses are open to enrollment after the essential deadline (day 10 each semester). Note that the first five exceptions require approval from the faculty teaching the course.

  1. Directed Studies (1993…4993): to last day of instruction
  2. Internships: to last day of instruction
  3. Out-of-sequence classes: to last day of instruction
  4. Senior Project/Seminar: to last day of instruction
  5. Some extended session courses may be approved
  6. Theatre Production (Th 1060 or 1070): The list of students (with name, ID number, and five-digit class number) will be sent to the Scholastic Committee within one week of the auditions. Requests received after that date will not be approved.

Exceptions

The Scholastic Committee has jurisdiction over exceptions in General Education and to college regulations. The faculty in the disciplines have jurisdiction over exceptions in the majors. Morris Constitution.

Exemptions

Foreign Language

Students who demonstrate proficiency equivalent to completion of Beginning Language II (1002) are exempt from the FL requirement. Students whose native language is not English are exempt from the FL requirement. Campus Assembly approval Fall 1999, affirmed Fall 2008.