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by submitting a letter to the Vice President for Academic Affairs stating why he/she should not be disqualified. The

student’s request will then be reviewed by the Academic Affairs Council for a final decision.

The procedure for readmission of an academically disqualified student includes:


A minimum of one semester of academic suspension


Attendance at another accredited institution and achievement of a 2.50 cumulative GPA on a minimum of 12

semester units of transferable coursework with no course grade lower than a “C”


Review of the student’s application for readmission by the Admissions Committee.

If the student’s readmission is approved, the student will be placed on academic monitoring/probation and will be

required to meet regularly with the academic counselor during the semester. The student will have that semester to

achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA to be removed from academic monitoring/probation and continue their enrollment at

the University.

Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 may not participate in extracurricular activities such as student

government, athletics, music, and missions teams.


It is the responsibility of the faculty member to pursue suspected incidents of academic dishonesty occurring within

his/her courses. If a student is found to be guilty of cheating, plagiarism, or another form of academic dishonesty, the

faculty member is required to document the incident in writing and submit the report to the Vice President for

Academic Affairs. The first documented incident of academic dishonesty will result in the student failing the

assignment or the course at the instructor’s discretion depending on the severity of the incident, and the student will

become ineligible for any academic awards that semester. Any subsequent documented offense of academic

dishonesty by that student (regardless of whether it occurs in the same or any other course taken by the student at the

University) will result in automatic failure of the course and expulsion of the student from the University for a

minimum of one academic year.


Grade Appeals

Any student who believes that a grade received for a course, assignment, or examination has been awarded improperly

or unfairly should address his or her concerns directly to the faculty instructor involved, and then, as necessary, with

the department chair. If satisfactory resolution is not reached through this informal process, a student may submit a

written appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Appeals must be submitted within one month of the

occurrence of the incident and should provide a clear description of the incident, along with an explanation of why

the student believes the action was unfair. The faculty member will be invited to submit a written response to the

student’s appeal. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will constitute an appeals committee within a week

following the submission of the appeal. The committee will consist of:

The Vice President for Academic Affairs

One full-time TMU faculty member chosen by the faculty member whose decision has been appealed

One full-time TMU faculty member chosen by the student

One full-time TMU faculty member chosen by the Vice President for Academic Affairs

The appeals committee will read the student’s written appeal and the faculty member’s response. They may request

the student and/or faculty member to be available to respond to questions relating to the issue. The committee will

consider all of the information and come to a decision relating to the appeal. The Vice President for Academic Affairs

will be responsible for communicating the decision in writing to the student and faculty member.