Policies: The College at Brockport

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The policies listed in this section pertain specifically to both matriculated and non-degree students enrolled in graduate courses at The College at Brockport. However, graduate students should carefully note that there are also policies listed in other categories that apply to all students at the College, including graduate students. For example, the Grade Appeal Policy, found under the "Academic Policies" category, is applicable to all students. It is, therefore, strongly recommended that graduate students review these other policy sections.

For clarification and/or questions, graduate students may contact their academic advisor or the Office of Graduate Studies (585) 395-2525.

Academic Dishonesty Policy
It is important for students to understand that the College faculty and staff value student honesty and integrity as explained in this policy.

Academic Dismissal from a Graduate Program
An explanation of the dismissal process for graduate students

Academic Standing/Academic Probation
An explanation of the criteria and process for academic probation and dismissal.

Advising Student Organizations and Tutoring
Policy on faculty providing advisement to student organizations and prohibition of payment for tutoring of College students by College faculty.

Archiving of Master's Thesis and Capstone Projects
An explanation of where graduate theses are available on campus and who pays the cost involved in their duplication.

Biennial Review of High-Risk Drinking and Substance Abuse Prevention
This report contains a comprehensive analysis of the College’s alcohol and drug prevention program, including policy and enforcement and fulfills the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

Code of Student Conduct
The Code of Student Conduct states the behavioral expectations and standards of conduct for all students. Rules pertain to the actions of individuals as well as student clubs, organizations and/or groups.

Credit for Courses that Include Both Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students
An explanation of the policy dealing with "swing" course credits.

Credit/Contact Hour Policy
An explanation of how credit hours are assigned to courses, as adopted from SUNY Policy.

Credits Required for Graduation at the Graduate level
An explanation of the number and level of graduate credits required for the awarding of a master�s degree.

Dematriculation at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the grounds for dematriculation at the graduate level.

Directed Study (at the Graduate Level)
An explanation of directed study courses at the graduate level, including how many may be carried each semester.

Disability Accommodation Appeals
Students as well as faculty have the right to protest the decisions of the Section 504 Coordinator in regard to academic accommodations using established appeal procedures.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
This policy provides information on the College's compliance with the regulations set forth by the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act concerning alcohol and drug prevention services, program and policies and publication of the Biennial Review.

E-mail and Network Policy
This policy informs the college community of the email and network rules and regulations.

Earning a Second Master's Degree
An explanation of whether students can complete a second graduate degree at the College, including whether credits can be applied across both degrees.

Grade Appeals Policy
Students have certain rights to appeal grades as explained by this policy.

Grade Point Average (GPA) at the Graduate Level
An explanation of how and when the GPA is calculated at the graduate level, including what GPA is required for graduation.

Grading System at the Graduate Level
An explanation of which course grades do and do not result in the awarding of credit at the graduate level.

Graduate Academic Clemency
An explanation of the criteria for academic clemency - an appeal to have up to 9 graduate credits stricken from the graduate cumulative GPA.

Graduate Admissions Categories
An explanation of the three admission categories at the graduate level.

Graduate Continuous Enrollment Policy
An explanation of the minimum number of courses that must be completed each year for a graduate student to maintain matriculated status, including the consequences of noncompliance.

Graduate Full-Time Status for Enrollment Verification Purposes
The College's definition of graduate student full-time status for enrollment verification purposes.

Graduate Thesis and Project Continuation Credit Policy
An explanation of registration for thesis/project continuance credits, including when such registration is required and how the credits earned affect both degree requirements and GPA.

Guide for Review of Research Involving Human Participants from the College Institutional Review Board (IRB)
This policy provides the standards and guidelines required for conducting research involving human participants.

HEOA Fire Safety Report
The College's Annual Fire Safety Report document.

Independent Study (at the Graduate Level)
An explanation of the requirements for and limits on enrolling for independent study courses at the graduate level.

Leave of Absence at the Graduate Level
An explanation of leaves of absence at the graduate level, including how to apply for such a leave.

Mandatory Health Insurance for Domestic Students
All enrolled students are required to have health insurance.

Minimum Number of Graduate Credits after Readmission
Delineation of the minimum number of graduate credits that must be completed after matriculation in a graduate program.

Move-The-Box Policy
The SUNY system now requires SUNY institutions of higher learning to make admissions decisions in the absence of felony knowledge.

Music, Video, Software and Games: Your Obligations and Rights
With the entire world available on-line, it is sometimes difficult to know what is OK to do. While it might seem the most natural thing in the world to download a song and copy it to CD for a friend, copyright violation is illegal.

Newly Accepted Graduate Student Enrollment Requirement
An explanation of the requirement for newly accepted students to register in their first semester of matriculation.

Parking Permit Registration, Enforcement, and Visitor Regulations
The Operating Policy and Procedures of Parking and Transportation Services include parking permits and vehicle registration, visitor/guest parking, parking citations, parking enforcement times, meters, and more.

Permanent Address Required
Students are required to maintain an active permanent address on file with the College at all times.

Plan of Study and Advisement Key Number
An explanation of the process for and time limit on filing an approved Plan of Study.

Posting Policy
Rules for posting posters, banners and signs on College property.

Procedures for Accessing Services for Students with Disabilities
This policy informs students on rules and regulations for accessing services for students with disabilities.

Professional Education Unit Assessment Data Collection, Storage, Access, and Use
Appropriate procedures to assure confidentiality must be used for the collection, storage, access, and use of Professional Education Unit data for candidates and programs.

Professional Education Unit Policy for the Assessment of Education Professionals
Faculty, instructors, and college supervisors must complete key assessments of candidate performance by established deadline dates.

Quality Points for Letter Grades at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the relationship of grades to quality points at the graduate level.

Readmission at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the consequences of academic dismissal, including the required interval between dismissal and reapplication, consideration of previously earned credits, and limit on the number of readmissions.

Registration for Credit Overload at the Graduate Level
An explanation of the credit cap at the graduate level and the approvals necessary to exceed this cap.

Repeating Courses at the Graduate Level
An explanation of which courses may be repeated at the graduate level and how the repeated course grades are reflected in the GPA and on the transcript.

Reporting Absences, Verification of Class Rosters, and Unregistered Students
Faculty members must be sure that preliminary and final class rosters are accurate because these data form the basis for student records and for assigning FTE generation to the departments.

Residency Requirement at the Graduate Level
A statement of the official College graduate policy on institutional residency.

Retention of IT Privileges
This policy details the most typical kinds of separations and the impact that has on an individual's IT privileges.

Rules and Regulations for Maintenance of Public Order on Premises of State-operated Institutions of the State University of New York
Rules governing the maintenance of public order appropriate to a state-operated college or university campus.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards to Retain Eligibility for Federal Title IV Financial Aid - Graduate Level
This policy explains the federal academic requirements to maintain eligibility for Federal Title IV financial aid at the Graduate Level.

Satisfactory Grades (at the Graduate Level)
An explanation of S/U grading at the graduate level, including limits on S/U credits and their relationship to GPA.

Semester Index
Policy governing the determination of quality credits using the semester index.

Smoke-free Campus with Minor Exemptions Policy
It is the intention of The College at Brockport to provide a smoke-free environment for all members of the college community.

State-Established Academic Standards For New York State Financial Aid - Undergraduate and Graduate
This policy explains the New York State academic requirements to maintain eligibility for state financial aid programs.

Student Employment Supervisors' Manual
The Supervisors' Manual is a Web-only publication that is made available to supervisors to assist them in the management of student employees.

Student Involvement in the Governance of Academic Departments / Programs
This policy details the implementation of the University's commitment to student involvement in the policy-making structure of the College through meaningful participation in academic departmental and program governance.

Student Right-To-Know Policy
The Student Right-to-Know Act requires the College to disclose certain information including crime statistics, institutional graduation rates and student privacy guidelines to all enrolled and prospective students.

SUNY Policy Overview: Maintenance of Public Order, Use of Campus Facilities & Campus Procedures
The College at Brockport recognizes that we are a microcosm of the broader world, in which there are many differing experiences, perspectives, and understandings. The College values diversity of identity and opinion, engaging students, faculty, staff and community members in social, cultural and political activities representative of many local, regional, national and global communities. We are committed to maintaining a safe academic environment for all community members, compliant with local and national mandates.

Taking Graduate Courses at the Undergraduate Level
Eligibility criteria for Brockport undergraduate students who wish to enroll in graduate courses; potential degree requirements fulfilled by those courses.

Time Limit for Completion of Graduate Degree
An explanation of the time limit for completing graduate degree requirements.

Title IX Syllabi Statement
Gender discrimination and sexual harrassment are prohibited in class. Title IX legislation requires the College to provide gender equity in all areas of campus life.

Transfer Credits at the Graduate Level
An explanation of requirements for transferring credits at the graduate level, and applying credits taken in non-matriculated status to degree requirements.

Use of Electronic Devices in the Classroom
The College is committed to educationally sound uses of technology and the classroom and to preventing technology from becoming disruptive to the learning environment.

Withdrawal from a Graduate Program or from Non-degree Status
An explanation of the process for withdrawing from a graduate program.

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