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CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS – See http://umaine.edu/case/

CAMPUS RECREATION – See http://www.umaine.edu/campusrecreation/

CANADA

The Canadian-American Center is one of the leading institutions for the study of Canada in the United States. Designated a National Resource Center on Canada by the United States Department of Education in 1979, the Center coordinates an extensive program of undergraduate and graduate education, contributes to the continued development of Fogler Library as a major research library on Canada, promotes cross-border faculty, and student exchanges; and encourages cross border research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professions. The Center also directs outreach programs to state, regional, and national audiences. These include Canada Week, the Atlantic Provinces Teachers Institute and the Atlantic Canada Faculty Institute.

CAREER CENTER – See http://www.umaine.edu/career/

CAREER PLANNING

The Career Center, located on the third floor of the Memorial Union, offers assistance to students as they explore their academic interests and the relationship between majors and career opportunities. Staff members provide individual career counseling to help students explore career options, set career goals, and devise strategies for reaching these goals. To schedule a career counseling appointment, students may visit the Career Center or call 581-1359. Students may visit the Career Lab, located within the Career Center, on a drop-in basis anytime the Career Center is open (8:00 am – 4: 30 p.m., Monday through Friday). The Career Lab contains extensive written and audiovisual materials on careers, employers, and graduate schools, as well as Internet-connected computers for student use as they research careers, employers, graduate schools, and jobs. Customized career-related class presentations by Career Center staff are available upon request. The Career Center assists employers by posting positions, coordinating on-campus interviews, referring qualified candidates, and serving in a consulting role, in collaboration with faculty, in establishing cooperative education agreements with the University of Maine. Faculty members are encouraged to refer employers who contact them directly about filling co-op positions to the Career Center for assistance.

CATALOG, GRADUATE – See http://gradcatalog.umaine.edu/

CATALOG, UNDERGRADUATE – See http://www.catalog.umaine.edu/

CHALLENGE EXAMS See CREDIT by EXAM

CHANGING COLLEGE See also DEGREE GUARANTEE PROGRAM

Students in good academic standing are eligible to change from one college to another to pursue the academic program of their choice. Students should first consult informally with the office of the associate dean of the college they wish to enter. The formal change requires completing the UMaine college major(s) minor degree form available on the Student Records website.

CHANGING MAJOR

Students in good academic standing are eligible to change their academic major to another major in the same college or in a different college. Students should first consult informally with the chair of the department offering the program they wish to enter. The formal change requires completing the UMaine college major(s) minor degree form available on the Student Records website.

CHEATING - See ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

CLASS STANDING

Students must have earned at least 24 credits for classification as a sophomore, 54 credits for junior classification, and 84 credits for senior classification.

CLUBS

The Office of Campus Activities and Student Engagement offers information and assistance to students looking to become involved in one or more of the 150+ organizations and clubs on campus. In addition, the office is available to assist student organizations with their planning needs. To learn more about student activities and organizations at UMaine, contact the Campus Activities Office, 5748 Memorial Union, 581-1736.

COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAMS – comprises Tutor Program, Onward Program and TRIO-Student Support Services Program  See http://www.umaine.edu/csp/

COLLINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS TICKETS

 Students are encouraged to experience a wide variety of performances to enhance their overall education at the University of Maine. The unified fee makes it possible for University of Maine students to attend some performances at no cost. Additionally, a “student RUSH ticket” may be purchased for $5.00 on the day of performance and is subject to availability.

COMMUTERS

The Commuter and Non-Traditional Students Program was established to address and resolve the needs, problems and concerns of non-traditional students at UMaine. The Commuter and Non-Traditional Students Program provides unique support and information, and educational experience.

A Commuter Lounge located on the main floor of the Memorial Union (open daily) serves as a study area, or “home base” for commuter students and is furnished with a microwave, refrigerator and rentable lockers for your convenience. For more information call (207) 581-1734

COMPUTER ACCOUNTS – See FIRST CLASS, MaineStreet

COMPUTER CLUSTERS

Mac and Windows microcomputers are available at the Memorial Union and Fogler Library public clusters. Additional computers are available in the classroom clusters located throughout academic buildings. For more information call (207)58-2506

COMPUTER CONNECTION (COMPUTER STORE) – See http://cc.its.maine.edu/~maine/index.php

COMPUTER PROBLEMS

Help Center, Room 17 Shibles Hall. Help center coordinators and consultants provide walk-in and telephone assistance for Macintosh and Windows/Intel, software support, remote access, First Class and Internet support, disk recovery, virus utilities, and file conversion.

COMPUTER REPAIR

Services all computer equipment including warranty service for Apple, MAC IBM/Lenovo computers and most printers for students and departments. 581-3282

COMPUTER STORE

Computer Connection located in the Memorial Union offers a wide variety of items. University of Maine students, faculty, staff and departments can purchase personal computers, printers, computer software, peripherals, memory, and supplies at discounted educational prices. 581-2580

CONDUCT - See STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The University of Maine has a detailed Student Conduct Code, published in the Student Handbook. A copy of this publication may be obtained from the office of Vice President for Student Affairs. The Office of Community Standards, Rights and Responsibilities administer the code. Students may appeal decisions of the conduct officers to the Director of Community Standards.

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY – See FERPA

CONTINUED PROBATION – See Academic Standing

CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUATION/SUMMER SESSION – See http://dll.umaine.edu/cd/html/help.html

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

Students at the University of Maine may participate in a program of Cooperative Education, Internships, Field Experience, or Service Learning for academic credit on a full time basis during the semester or summer, or on a part-time basis while taking courses on campus. All programs are sponsored by faculty in the department of the student’s academic major, but may be designed by the student or offered by participating employers. Students with undeclared majors or whose department does not offer a co-op or field experience course may enroll in the course INT 196. Further information about INT 196 may be obtained at the Career Center. A learning contract must be established and agreed upon by the faculty coordinator, student, and employer prior to the start of the cooperative education or internship experience in order for credit to be awarded at the successful completion of the experience.

COUNSELING – See http://umaine.edu/counseling/

The Counseling Center provides services and programs which promote the personal development and psychological well-being of students. The Counseling Center’s regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 581-1392. Emergency contact can be made after hours and on weekends by calling Public Safety (581-4040) and asking the dispatcher to page the on-call counselor.

COURSE ENROLLMENTS

Course enrollments below the following minima are subject to cancellation: 100- and 200-level courses – 12 students 300- and 400-level courses – 8 students 500- and 600-level courses – 4 students Exceptions must be approved by the dean of the college and filed with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Departments have the option of applying for permanent exemption for some courses with traditionally low enrollment.

COURSE NUMBERING

COURSE REPEAT

  1. When a course taken for credit is repeated, only the most recent grade will be used in the computation of the student’s accumulative grade-point average. This practice will be followed even if the most recent grade is lower than the previously received grade for that course. The grades for all attempts of a course taken for credit will appear on the student’s transcript.
  2. A course may be repeated regardless of the grade or grades previously earned in that course.
  3. Credit for given course may be earned only once. Previously earned credit will be removed if the course being repeated is failed.
  4. There may be limitations to the number of times that specific courses may be repeated. Students should contact the college dean with any questions about such limitations. Students who frequently repeat courses may not meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards required of student financial aid recipients.
  5. In rare instances, (e.g., Laboratory course), a four-hour course may be offset, respectively, by a three-hour course utilizing the course-repeat procedure.
  6. In rare instances, a course taken at another institution may offset a UMaine course utilizing the courserepeat procedure. Advance approval will be necessary for such action.

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

The University of Maine allows students who believe they have acquired through prior learning the knowledge to meet the performance objectives of a UMaine course to “challenge” that course. Students must petition the course instructor to take a challenge exam. If the student’s performance on this exam meets the instructor’s criteria for passing the course, that information is communicated to the Director of Student Records and the course is listed on the student’s transcript without a grade. Credit earned through challenge exams counts towards graduation. In rare cases, an instructor may decline to provide a challenge exam in a particular course. An exam fee normally will be assessed.


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