The mission statement of the Athletic Department recognizes the important responsibility of establishing and maintaining academic standards of performance and progress toward completion of academic objectives for all students participating in the intercollegiate athletic program at the University. In recent years, the Athletic Department has given increased emphasis to its academic responsibilities. Coaches have been more aggressive in promoting and encouraging academic performance among their athletes. There are minimum performance standards mandated by the NCAA, the Mountain West Conference and the institution. As the department looks to the future, the coaches and administration believe that ongoing goals representing higher standards of academic performance should be set.
As a student-athlete, you are now embarking upon an opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to receive a degree from a major university and excel in a competitive sports program. To accomplish both, there are certain requirements that you must be aware of regarding eligibility and graduation.
Although graduation may seem like a lifetime away, it really is not. You are encouraged to meet regularly with your academic advisor in order to stay updated with the academic and athletic eligibility requirements.
Any time questions arise regarding academic and/or athletic eligibility, contact your athletic advisor. Listed below are the athletic advisors and their assigned sports. You can find your advisor in Johnson Center.
We have a strong commitment to you in your academic endeavors. More importantly, we are committed to your welfare as a student-athlete at the University of New Mexico. By dedicating yourself to working hard and utilizing the support services available, you can realize your unlimited potential for academic growth as you make progress toward earning your degree. All of us in academic advisement will strive to assist you and challenge you to become selfconfident and independent in your academic endeavors.
An important component to the Athletic Academic Advisement Program is our mentoring/tutorial program. This is a beneficial program for you, the studentathlete. The UNM student-athletes who utilize this support service realize the value of this program. The goal for every student is maximizing your level of academic achievement. Our mentors and tutors can be a valuable link toward this objective.
The Athletic Academic Advisement Center conducts mentor and tutorial training at the beginning of each semester. The academic coordinator will present guidelines to follow and will demonstrate how mentors and tutors can effectively communicate with students within ethical boundaries. Additionally, training will address other pertinent areas such as schedule flexibility, time sheets, teaching strategies, goal setting, confidentiality, and various rules and regulations pertaining to todayís student-athletes.
The required courses encourage intellectual development in seven areas of study: writing and communication; social and behavioral sciences; mathematical reasoning; scientific methods in the physical and natural sciences; the humanities; the fine arts; and languages. The Core consists of lower-division courses, which develop these skills and abilities, and students are strongly encouraged to complete the program early in their college careers.
However, the University recognizes that the highly structured nature of many degree programs and the presence of numerous transfer and nontraditional students requires flexibility on its part and the substitution of other courses for Core requirements will be allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Transfer and reentering students will receive advising in the college and department to which they are admitted in order to establish an appropriate program which will meet their needs and the aims of the Core. Approval of exceptions is handled on a departmental and college basis. Except as noted below, students may apply AP or CLEP credit to the Core requirements.
Departments and colleges may restrict student choices within the Core to meet departmental and college degree requirements.
A grade of C (not C-) is required in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the Core Curriculum. Courses taken CR/NC can be applied to the Core, subject to general university and individual college and department regulations on the number of credits that can be taken CR/NC and the applicability of courses taken CR/NC to the individual degree. (Please refer to the 2003-2005 catalog or the following section on grading options for more information.)
The Core Curriculum applies to all new and reentering students starting UNM in Fall of 1999. Continuing students are not subject to the Core Curriculum
GENERAL ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
CHANGE OF COLLEGE
CLASS HOURS AND CREDIT HOURS
COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM:
Note: Undergraduate students may not enroll in graduate problems (courses numbered 591, 592) for undergraduate credit.
Freshmen, in some instances, qualify for courses numbered in the 200ís. Courses numbered 300 and above are not open to lower division students (freshmen and sophomores) except in rare instances and then only with the approval of the college dean. When appropriate, an instructor may disenroll freshmen from courses numbered 300 and above. See the individual collegesí sections of the UNM catalog for specific regulations.
UNM GRADING SYSTEM
A Excellent 4 Grade points per credit hour
B Good 3 Grade points per credit hour
C Satisfactory 2 Grade points per credit hour
D Barely Passing 1 Grade point per credit hour
F Failed 0 Grade points per credit hour
CR Credit Gives credit for the courses but is not computed in the grade-point average. At the graduate level, CR is used to report completion of a masterís thesis or doctoral dissertation. (See the following pages for specific information concerning Pass/Fail (CR/NC) option grading). CR credit is the equivalent of at least a grade of C but is not computed in the grade-point average.
NC No Credit Not computed in the grade point average. At the graduate level, NC is also used to report unsatisfactory completion of masterís thesis or doctoral dissertation. Certain workshops and courses may be offered under CR and NC as defined above.
PR Progress This grade is issued to indicate that a thesis or dissertation is in progress but not complete. In the semester when the thesis or dissertation is complete, CR or NC is reported.
I Incomplete The grade is given only when circumstances beyond the Studentís control have prevented completion of the work of a course within the official dates of a session (SeePolicy on Removal of Incomplete).
Audit Audit is recorded for completion of enrollment in an Audited course. No credit is earned for an audit grade option.
WP Withdrawal All approved course withdrawals after the sixth week Passing of classes are subject to the grade of WP, if passing the course at the time of withdrawal.
WF Withdrawal All approved course withdrawals after the sixth week of Failing classes are subject to the grade of WF, if failing the course at the time of withdrawal. The grade of WF will be calculated as a failing grade in the studentís grade point average.
W Withdrawal A ďWĒ is used for approved administrative withdrawals
UNM utilizes a fractionated grading system. Following are the allowable grades and associated grade points.
Grade Points Grade Points
A failing grade of F = 0 points
Courses given a grade of WP, W, CR, NC, PR, or I are excluded in the gradepoint average calculation.
The standing of all students (including those who withdrew from the University during the session) with respect to scholarship is checked at the end of each semester and summer session. At such times, all students who are deficient in scholarship are placed on probation, or suspended in accordance with the regulations of their college.
NOTE: This is a general UNM grade-point calculation. Schools and colleges within the University may compute the GPA differently.
CR (credit) is the equivalent of at least a grade of a C. Students who do not satisfactorily complete a course under Pass/Fail (CR/NC) grading with receiveďNCĒ (no credit).
A course may be changed from a traditional grade to the pass/fail (CR/NC) grade option through the fourth week of classes. A change from the Pass/Fail (CR/NC) to traditional grading system may also be made prior to the end of the fourth week of classes. NO GRADING CHANGES MAY BE MADE AFTER THE FOURTH WEEK OF CLASSES.
A maximum of 24 credit hours graded Pass/Fail (CR/NC) will be allowed toward a baccalaureate degree. A student is permitted to enroll in only one course per semester under the Pass/Fail (CR/NC) grade option.
Hours earned under which grading is specifically approved for Pass/Fail (CR/NC) is not included in the 24-hour maximum allowed toward degree requirements under the Pass/Fail (CR/NC) grade option.
The following may not be taken under the Pass/Fail (CR/NC) option:
Students should be aware that certain consequences might result from exercising the Pass/Fail (CR/NC) option. Some colleges, scholarship committees, and honorary societies do not accept this grading system and convert grades of Credit (CR) to C and No Credit (NC) to F when computing grade-point averages or otherwise penalize students who use this option.
NOTE: Students may not be penalized by a department if, when selecting or changing a major field, they have taken a course in their major on a Pass/Fail (CR/NC) option basis.
GRADE REPLACEMENT POLICY
REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES
All student-athletes have an ATHLETIC HOLD on their student account. This hold is in effect at all times and will prevent registration. A student athlete cannot add, drop or change a grading option without talking to their athletic advisor first. Visit or call your athletic advisor to have the hold suspended. For a student athlete who is already in a college, i.e. Anderson School of Management, College of Education, there are a number of steps to take before registering:
1. Pick up the schedule approval form from your athletic advisor
2. Come up with a tentative schedule for the semester
3. Meet with the advisor in your college
4. Have the advisor from your college sign the form indicating that the courses are acceptable to your degree program. All sections must be completed or you will have to go back and meet with your advisor again.
5. Take the form back to your athletic advisor so he/she can suspend your hold
6. Call I-TEL on or after your appointment date and register for classes.
After the athletic hold has been suspended, a student-athlete may call I-TEL (246-2020) to make the appropriate changes. Once you hang up the phone, your athletic hold will go back on your account. A student-athlete CANNOT register through the Web. The suspended hold makes that impossible. If you attempt to register through your computer, your hold will automatically go back on and you must contact your athletic advisor to have the hold suspended again.
AN ATHLETIC ADVISOR WILL NOT DROP OR ADD CLASSES FOR A STUDENT-ATHLETE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT- ATHLETE TO MAKE THESE CHANGES.
Do not expect the instructor to drop a student if the student stops attending class. Again, it is the responsibility of the student to drop his or her classes.
YOUR HOLD IS NOT DELETED UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE CEASED TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS AT UNM. YOUR COACH MUST PROVIDE CONFIRMATION. UNM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for an undergraduate bachelor degree must meet the following University minimum degree requirements and are subject to the following University limitations.
DISHONESTY IN ACADEMIC MATTERS
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; hindering the academic work or other students; misrepresenting academic or professional qualifications within or without the University; and non-disclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other University records.
If you should ever feel faced with a situation (i.e., peer pressure, desperation, etc.) that causes you to consider an action that will result in academic dishonesty, you should talk with either your coach or academic advisor immediately to explore options to resolve the situation.
The laptops are housed in the athletic advisement office. The first step to checking out a laptop is to contact your coach. Your coach has the laptop approval form, which is to be signed by him or her then taken to athletic advisement. It is highly suggested that you make a reservation for a laptop. You may do so through your athletic advisor.
Following are the policies, which apply to borrowing a laptop computer.
1.) The computer has been checked over and it is in proper working order. Upon return it will be checked, if there is anything wrong with the computer the student will have to pay for any repairs.
2.) The computer will be checked out with a carrying case and a computer cord. If it is not returned in the same condition, the student will be charged for a new case and/or computer cord.
3.) If any information about the computer is needed you can refer to the manuals located in the carrying case. If the manuals are not returned the student will be charged with replacing them.
4.) If the computer is stolen or lost, the student must replace it.
5.) All work must be saved on a disk. All files left on the hard drive will be deleted upon return. Do not load any software onto this laptop. Do not download any information from the Internet on to this computer. Doing so could result in you losing your privileges to check out a laptop. You may also have to pay for any damages which may be caused by Internet downloads or software being installed on the computer.
6.) A virus check will be run upon return. If a virus is detected, you will be charged for the cleanup of the laptop.
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