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Grading Policies

Testing materials will be weighted (using the scale above) and the final grade will be assigned as follows:

92-100 A

80-91 B

70-79 C

60-69 D

<60 F

College of Public Health Policies

Attendance: Students are expected to be diligent in the pursuit of their studies and in their class attendance. Students have the responsibility of making arrangements satisfactory to the instructor regarding all absences. Such arrangements should be made prior to the absence if possible. Policies of making up work missed as a result of absence are at the discretion of the instructor, and students should inform themselves at the beginning of each semester concerning the policies of their instructors.

Students with a disability: It is the policy of the UAMS College of Public Health to accommodate students with disabilities pursuant to federal law, state law, and the University’s commitment to equal educational opportunities. Any student with a documented disability who needs accommodation should request to meet with the course instructor or the Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs no later than within the first 14 days (two weeks) following the first class meeting to develop an accommodation plan. Any student with a documented disability who determines later in the semester to seek accommodation or who develops a disability during the semester, should refer to the procedures outlined in the college catalogue. Failure to follow these procedures may be construed as a waiver of your rights under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Academic Integrity: UAMS College of Public Health has an Honor Council that responds to allegations of violations of common rules of academic integrity, including plagiarism; giving or receiving any form of aid on quizzes or examinations that is not expressly permitted by the instructor; or falsification of any report, experimental results, or research data.  Please review the Honor Code in the COPH Student Handbook, which can be found at http://www.uams.edu/coph/cophandbook.pdf.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as adopting, appropriating for one’s own use and/or incorporating in one’s own work, without acknowledgement, passages, tables, photographs, models, figures, and illustrations from the writings or works of others; presenting parts of passages of other’s writing as products of one’s own mind. Any student who plagiarizes may be subject to receiving a zero on the written work and may be dismissed from the College of Public Health.  Other penalties may be imposed by the COPH Honor Council, as described in the COPH Student Handbook.

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