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Academic Policies and regulations
University policies and regulations generally apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs.
Academic Residency Requirements
Students who transfer into the College of Liberal Arts must complete at least 30 semester hours of course work as a student registered through the College, and at least half of the courses required in the major at Temple.
All College of Liberal Arts undergraduate courses are divided into three kinds:
· Preparatory courses numbered 0001-0049: open to all students,
full-time, part-time, matriculated, and non-matriculated.
Courses Taken Elsewhere by Liberal Arts Students
Matriculated Temple students must always petition for the prior approval of their dean to take courses at another institution. (See Permission to Take Courses at Another Institution under Academic Policies and Regulations.) Petitions are available in the Academic Advising Center, Sullivan Hall.
Courses Inapplicable to Graduation
Semester hours earned in Mathematics 0015, Military Science, or RCC-Enhanced are excluded from the total minimum semester hours required for graduation.
Each semester, undergraduate students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester with 12 or more graded credits toward the degree and with no grade of Incomplete, “W,” or "R" are selected for the Dean's List. Letters of congratulation are sent to each of these students.
Declaration of Major
Students in the College of Liberal Arts must declare their major before completing 60 credits, which includes credits transferred from other institutions. Undeclared students with 45 or more credits are required to meet with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center before registering. Students transferring into Liberal Arts from other colleges and schools at Temple will not be permitted to transfer as undeclared if they have completed, or are in the process of completing, 60 or more semester hours. This policy is effective for students admitted Fall 2002 or later.
· Major, Minor, and Core courses must be completed with a letter
grade of C- or higher.
Upon completion of 85 semester hours, all students are required to review, with their advisors in the Academic Advising Center, a summary sheet indicating the requirements for the degree that remain to be completed. The Advising Coordinator then reviews this summary for the specific major, and a copy is sent to the student to delineate the courses which remain to be completed in the final semester.
Appointments for this review will be scheduled in the Academic Advising Center, first floor, Sullivan Hall, in the fall semester for graduations anticipated the next May and in the spring semester for graduations anticipated the next August and January.
Notice of Anticipation of Graduation
Early in the semester in which students will complete their degree requirements, they must notify, in writing, the Academic Advising Center. Forms for this purpose are available at the reception desk on the first floor of Sullivan Hall. The deadline for returning the form is:
October 10, 2003, for fall semester 2003
Plagiarism and Academic Cheating
Plagiarism and academic cheating are unacceptable in College of Liberal Arts courses. Essential to intellectual growth is the development of independent thought and a respect for the thoughts of others. The prohibition against plagiarism and cheating is intended to foster this independence and respect. See Academic Honesty: Student Responsibilities.
The penalty for plagiarism or cheating as a first offense is normally an F in the course in which the offense is committed. In such cases, the instructor will write a report to the Dean. The CLA Grievance Committee will adjudicate appeals made by students and serious cases, or repeat offenses, referred to the Committee by an instructor or the Dean. The Dean may recommend suspension or expulsion from the University when warranted. Instructors may also refer the offense to the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC) for adjudication.
Academic Warning, Dismissal, and Reinstatement
To remain in Academic Good Standing in the University, a matriculated or non-matriculated undergraduate student must achieve a semester Grade Point Average of at least a 2.0 for each semester or the combined grades of both summer sessions.
The academic actions of Warning, Dismissal from Degree Candidacy, and Reinstatement to Degree Candidacy are guided by a number called the grade-point deficiency, which is standard across all schools and colleges. Grade-point deficiency points identify students who are achieving cumulative grade point averages below 2.0, establish the point at which students will be warned that they are in academic difficulty, define the limit at which students are dismissed from degree candidacy, and define their eligibility for reinstatement. See the University Policy on Academic Warning, Dismissal, and Reinstatement.
Withdrawal from Classes
During the first two weeks of the fall or spring semesters, students may withdraw from a course with no record of the class appearing on the transcript. In weeks three through nine of the fall or spring semester, or during weeks three and four of the summer sessions, students may withdraw with the permission of the Academic Advising Center. The course will be recorded on the transcript with the instructor’s notation of “W,” indicating that the student withdrew. After week nine of the fall or spring semester, or week four of summer sessions, students may not withdraw from courses.
Students may not withdraw from more than five courses during the duration of their studies to earn a bachelor’s degree as of fall, 2003. Students may not withdraw from the same course more than once.
Students may not withdraw from Mathematics 0015 unless they are withdrawing from the University.
For the complete drop/withdrawal policy, please refer to the Academic
Policies section of this Bulletin.
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