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Each student is responsible for the proper completion of his or her academic program, for familiarity with the Francis Marion University Catalog, for maintaining the grade point average required, and for meeting all other degree requirements. The academic adviser will counsel, but the final responsibility for a successful college career rests with the student.

Students are required to have knowledge of and observe all regulations pertaining to campus life and student deportment. The University's Code of Student Conduct is summarized in the Student Life chapter of this catalog and stated in expanded form in the Student Handbook. As students willingly accept the benefits of membership in the Francis Marion University academic community, they acquire obligations to observe and uphold the principles and standards that define the terms of FMU community cooperation and make those benefits possible.

Each student while associated with the University is expected to participate in campus and community life in a manner that will reflect credit upon the student and the University.

Change of Name or Address Each student is responsible for maintaining communication with the University and keeping on file with the Office of the Registrar at all times any change in name and current address, including zip code and telephone number. Failure to do so can cause serious delay in the handling of student records and important correspondence. Information regarding advising and pre-registration will be mailed to the local address for those students who are currently enrolled. Because of its nature and purpose, campus housing may not be regarded as a student's permanent home address.

Student Evaluation of Course and Instructor Every semester students are provided the opportunity to evaluate each course and its instructor so that educational quality may be maintained and enhanced. All students are encouraged to respond to the evaluation with honesty, sincerity, and a sense of confidentiality. The evaluation is administered during class time, with the instructor leaving the room while a designated student hands out forms, collects forms, and then delivers the completed forms to the appropriate faculty secretary. These evaluations are completely anonymous, and faculty members do not receive any feedback until grades have been turned in to the Registrar. Upon noting that these procedures of evaluation have not been followed, a student may contact the Office of the Provost in order to confidentially notify the administration of such failure to follow procedures.

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