All students should act with a mutual commitment to personal integrity, respect other students’ dignity, rights and property, and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed and earn the trust and respect of others. This includes honesty and responsibility in representing your own work and acknowledging the contribution of others. For this reason, academic dishonesty is taken very seriously.
It is the graduating students responsibility to notify the University of their intent to graduate. This should be done by using the Graduating This Semester eLion application at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Check the Academic Calendar for the dates when students can activate their intent to graduate.
If a student who wishes to question or challenge the grade assigned in a course and it cannot be resolved with the instructor, the undergraduate or graduate student may seek further review from the associate dean for the college offering the course and request a formal grade adjudication process by completing a Grade Adjudication Petition Form.
The submissions of courses, either temporary or permanent, follows the Penn State Faculty Senate submission and approval processes. If you are interested in improving existing courses as well as support innovative and timely new course proposals, you must contact Cindy Bierly, Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies or Michelle Hill, Coordinator for Graduate Programs for each corresponding area. The procedures vary widely for each area and committee review is required within the College.
Faculty requiring course related supplies and materials for the classroom should e-mail their requests in advance to Cindy Bierly, to include the item(s) to be purchased, quantity, estimated cost (if known), and descriptive reason on how the item(s) will be used. Requests will then be brought to Associate Dean Rosson for review. If approved, the Associate Dean’s Office will pay the cost up front so there are no out of pocket expenses. Faculty should NOT purchase course related supplies and submit for reimbursement afterwards. Prior approval is required.
Note: Basic supplies for all faculty are kept in stock in the 316H mailroom or the 325E Finance and Business Services Office. This is managed by Rhonda Boonie.