Classroom Policies for UWM and the Lubar School of Business

Statement of Academic Misconduct

Chapter UWS 14, entitled “Student Academic Disciplinary Procedures,” of the Wisconsin Administrative Code contains rules enacted by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents that apply to all UWM students. Section 14.01 states, “The Board of Regents administrators, faculty, academic staff and students of the University of Wisconsin System believe that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental to the mission of higher education and of the University of Wisconsin System. The University has a responsibility to promote academic honesty and integrity and to develop procedures to deal effectively with instances of academic dishonesty. … Student who violate these standards must be confronted and must accept the consequences of their actions.”

Statement of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is reprehensible and will not be tolerated by the University. It subverts the mission of the University and threatens the careers, educational experience, and well being of students, faculty, and staff. The University will not tolerate behavior between or among members of the University community, which creates an unacceptable working environment.

Discriminatory Conduct

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee remains steadfastly committed to the principles of academic freedom. This commitment requires an equally strong obligation to foster respect for the dignity and worth of each individual. Without this respect, the principles of academic freedom become meaningless. Moreover, relationships such as student-faculty and employee-supervisor have inherent power differences that compromise some persons’ ability to protect their own rights. Therefore, this University must provide an environment that respects the value of each individual and which does not tolerate discriminatory conduct of any kind.

University Policies Regarding Change of Registration, Adding, Dropping, or Withdrawal from Classes

After initial registration, students have the opportunity to modify their class schedule by adding, dropping or withdrawing from classes during specific periods prior to the start of the semester. Such changes can be made without financial penalty until shortly before the start of the term (or before the start of a particular summer session). However, significant financial penalties can apply for changes made beyond the appropriate deadline, and some departments have unique deadlines and approval requirements governing how and when students may add and drop particular courses. Some academic programs also require their students to obtain specific approval for adding or dropping courses. Consult the most recent Schedule of Classes for dates, deadlines and procedures or contact the Business School Undergraduate Student Services office.

University Policies Regarding Repeating Courses

Unless a restriction is stated in the Schedule of Classes, undergraduates may repeat any course only once. Under exceptional circumstances, one more repeat may be allowed following approval of a written appeal to the advising office of the student’s school or college. Except in the case of courses with variable content (which may be repeated for credit as often as permitted for that particular course, as specified in UWM Bulletins), both grades earned for repeated courses will appear on the student’s academic record, but only the higher grade will be calculated into the grade point average. Students illegally repeating courses will be dropped, and “WR” will be assigned to the course on the student’s academic record. Students who took a course as a repeat prior to Fall 1988 are entitled to one additional enrollment. Transfer students who did not previously take a course at UWM are entitled to one repeat at UWM of a course taken at a previous institution. In courses of limited enrollment, qualified students who have not taken the course previously have priority. It is generally advisable for any student to consult an advisor before registering to repeat a course.

University Policy Regarding Incompletes

You may be given an incomplete if you have carried a subject successfully until near the end of the semester but, because of illness or other unusual and substantiated cause beyond your control, have been unable to take or complete the final examination or to complete some limited amount of course work. An incomplete is not given unless you prove to the instructor that you were prevented from completing the course for just cause as indicated above. Since Fall 1988, undergraduates have been required to complete a course marked incomplete during the first eight weeks of the next semester of enrollment (excluding summer sessions). An extension to the end of the semester is possible if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing the required course work during the first eight weeks. Extensions must be recommended by the instructor and approved by the dean of your school or college. If you do not remove the incomplete during the first eight weeks of the next semester of enrollment, the report of I will lapse to F. Audits will lapse to U. Credit/No Credit will lapse to No Credit. If you do not enroll for the next semester, the report of I will lapse to W (withdrawal) after one year.

University Change of Grade Policy and Procedures

The following is from UWM Faculty Document No. 1927, May 12, 1994, entitled “Policies on Grading and Grade Records”. Grade or Record Changes. Instructors may not change a semester grade after the grade sheet has been submitted to the Registrar except for an inadvertent error in determining or recording the grade. Any change in a student’s grade or record, including retroactive change to drop, withdrawal, or incomplete, must receive the approval of the Dean of the School or College in which the student was enrolled at the time the course was taken.