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Division of Labor Studies 2004-2006 Academic Bulletin

www.labor.iu.edu 
Division of Labor Studies 
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620 Union Drive 
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167 
Toll Free: (800) 822-4743 
Local: (317) 274-3471 
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Academic Policies

It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all published academic regulations.

Grades
Grade Point Average
Electives
Academic Standing
Dean's List
Graduation
Graduation with Honors
Confidentiality of Student Records
Cheating and Plagiarism
Academic Probation
Dismissal
Academic Forgiveness Policy for Former IU Students
  and Students Dismissed from Other Institutions

Grades

Division of Labor Studies instructors may assign plus and minus grades. Letter grades carry the following grade points:

A and A+ 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0

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Grade Point Average

Grade point averages (GPAs) are computed by multiplying the grade points for the letter grade received by the number of credit hours for each course, adding these points, then dividing by the total credit hours. The GPA of a student who has earned a C+ and a B, each in 3 credit hour courses, would be computed as follows:

  (2.3 x 3) + (3.0 x 3) = 15.9

  15.9 6 (credit hours) = 2.65 GPA

Incompletes can be requested by students who are faced with unforeseen circumstances and are unable to complete the course work. Incompletes are evaluated by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. The grade of Incomplete (I) will be removed from the student's record when the required course work has been satisfactorily completed. The student is expected to make up the incomplete course work by the end of the next regular semester, or earlier if stipulated. Incompletes not removed within the time specified automatically change to an F one calendar year after the Incomplete is given.

Withdrawal from Courses
Because periods and deadlines for withdrawal from courses may vary by campus and/or school, students should check with the current campus Schedule of Classes to verify deadlines and procedures.

Retaking Courses Previously Failed—FX Policy
Undergraduates who have retaken a previously failed course may, upon requesting implementation of the FX policy, have only the second grade in that course counted in the determination of their grade point average. The student's transcript records both grades; the original grade is marked FX. The total number of FX credit hours allowed may vary by campus.

Pass/Fail Option
Participants who are working toward a bachelor's degree and are in good standing (not on academic probation) may take up to eight elective courses on a Pass/Fail basis (no letter grade assigned). A Pass/Fail course may not be used to satisfy any of the area requirements, nor may it be counted as a part of the participant's course requirements. Pass/Fail courses may, however, be used to meet the 300- to 400-level course requirement. Decisions to take courses Pass/Fail must be made no later than the seventh week of classes for regular sessions and no later than midway through any summer session.

A grade of P is not counted when computing grade point averages. A grade of F is computed. A grade of P cannot be changed later to a grade of A, B, C, or D.

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Electives

Any course offered by IU fulfills elective requirements. Students are encouraged to concentrate their elective course work in related subject fields and to consult their academic advisor.

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Academic Standing

The completion of 0 to 25 credit hours signifies freshman class standing; 26 to 55 credit hours, sophomore; 56 to 85 credit hours, junior; and 86 or more credit hours, senior class standing.

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Dean's List

All undergraduate students majoring in labor studies who achieve a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or higher during a fall or spring semester are placed on the Dean's Honor List. Part-time students will be placed on the list if they achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher for at least 6 consecutive credit hours. These honor students will receive letters from the dean recognizing their meritorious efforts.

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Graduation

Degrees are awarded every December, May, June, and August (conferral times vary by campus). Participants expecting to graduate must file written notice of intent, citing the degree and expected date of graduation, with the appropriate Division of Labor Studies office at least three months prior to graduation.

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Graduation with Honors

Participants who complete a minimum of 30 credit hours for the Associate of Science in Labor Studies or 60 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies at Indiana University will graduate with honors if they attain the appropriate grade point averages. On most campuses, an average GPA of 3.90 or higher is recognized with highest distinction, 3.75 to 3.89 with high distinction, and 3.50 to 3.74 with distinction.

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Confidentiality of Student Records

All student records are kept in the strictest confidence. Please refer to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: www.dsa.indiana.edu/Code/index.html.

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Cheating and Plagiarism

For regulations, refer to www.labor.iu.edu.

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Academic Probation

Students are automatically placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average for a full-time semester or 12 consecutive credit hours of work falls below 2.0. Their course work will be evaluated upon completion of an additional 12 credit hours at Indiana University. Participants are removed from probationary status if their grade point average for these 12 credit hours increases to at least 2.0 and if their cumulative grade point average increases to at least 2.0. If the cumulative grade point average remains below 2.0, probationary status continues for another 12 credit hour segment of work, during which time the cumulative grade point average must be raised to at least 2.0. If it is not, the student will be dismissed from the university. Students admitted on a provisional basis may be dismissed if they fail to achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 during the first 12 credit hours of course work completed.

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Dismissal

Students are dismissed from the university whenever their grade point average for a full-time semester or for 12 credit hours of course work falls below 1.0 and their cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0. Probationary students are dismissed if their grade point average for the additional 12 credit hours of course work falls below 2.0. Students whose probationary status has been continued for a second 12 credit hour unit of course work and who fail to achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 after completing this unit are also dismissed.

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Academic Forgiveness Policy for Former IU Students and Students Dismissed from Other Institutions

For students with academic deficiencies in previous Indiana University course work and students who were dismissed from other postsecondary institutions, please see www.labor.iu.edu.

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