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
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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