Policies

Attendance

Student are expected to attend all their classes and to accept full responsibility for a decision to miss a class without official authorization.

Authorized absences are granted for reasons of (1) student illness, (2) death in the family, (3) religious holidays, (4) participation in outside-of-the classroom educational activities, and (5) participation in University-sponsored activities or programs, including intercollegiate athletic contests. For participation in educational activities or athletic contests, students must apply for authorized absence and arrange to make up work BEFORE the missed class.

Each instructor will establish his/her own grading policy based on classroom participation, homework, unannounced quizzes, etc. This policy shall be clearly stated in writing at the beginning of the course.

Students who miss class for an officially authorized reason are entitled to make up work at the convenience of the instructor. Students who miss a class without official authorization may make up work at the discretion of the instructor. Students are solely responsible for materials presented, assignments made up, and tests given in regularly scheduled classes.

Performance Portfolio Reviews

  • BSE Portfolio Review - All BSE students who have successfully completed 60-75 credits will have a portfolio review, typically during ART 325.  Works consist of student work from all art courses completed as well as any independent artwork.  Works will be assessed by a panel of faculty members from the department.  The panel minimally consists of three faculty members, including at least one Art Education and one studio faculty member.  Initial discussion will ensue without the student present, thereafter, an evaluation form will be given to the student who will also experience a critique with the faculty panel.
  • BFA Senior Exhibition Review/ BFA Senior Seminar - All BFA students who have successfully completed 60-75 credits will complete a Senior Exhibition Review. The outcome of this review determines a students continuance in the BFA program.  In order to continue with the program, 70% of the review must fall between the "highly evident" or "somewhat evident" categories on the "BFA Portfolio Review - Evaluation Sheet".  (This evaluation sheet is a ruberic utilized as an assessment tool.)  The BFA Senior Exhibition Review panel minimally consists of three faculty members: the student's academic advisor, a faculty member of the academic advisor's choice and a faculty member of the student's choice.  Initial discussion will ensue without the student present, thereafter, an evaluation form will be given to the student who will also experience a critique with the faculty panel.

Grievances

All grievances must first be taken up with the instructor.  If the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the complaint should be then brought to the student's advisor and then in writing to the department Chairperson.  After meeting with the Chairperson of the department, the student may bring the complaint to the joint faculty/student Grievance Committee (2 art students, 2 art department faculty w/ the department Chair as moderator) to be heard.  If the matter is still unresolved, it will be forwarded to the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.