Appeals, Records and Concerns

Graduate Academic Standards Committee

This committee is comprised of graduate faculty members and organized by the Registrar. This committee processes student appeals in several academic areas. Appeals are to be submitted in writing to the Registrar with a clear explanation of what is being requested and reasons for the request and must include a statement from the student’s faculty adviser concerning the appeal.

Student Records Policy

The Division of Student Affairs and the Office of the Registrar maintain academic and personal records on all students. Except under legal compulsion, information contained in such records, with the exception of name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, will not be released to agencies outside the University without written consent of the student. All students/employees acknowledge that during their career/s at the University photographic/digital images of themselves may be taken. The University is authorized to utilize these images in University publications without further releases from or compensation to the respective student/employee.

The Division of Student Affairs maintains the student directory for the campus community on a semester basis. This directory includes some of the information noted above. Students who wish to not have any or all of the above information released should contact the Division of Student Affairs.

A change in name is made only on the basis of written evidence. In the case of marriage or divorce, previous names are not removed from the record.

All persons handling the permanent records are instructed concerning the confidential nature of such information and their responsibility regarding it.

Student Concerns

Formal written student concerns and complaints shall be filed with the Oiler Success Center. The University of Findlay will maintain a log of these concerns and complaints and their disposition. Records will be limited to complaints or concerns made formally in writing, signed by the student, and addressed to the Oiler Success Center.

Using This Catalog

This catalog contains a listing of administrative and academic guidelines. Certain academic requirements change from year to year, but students are subject to the academic requirements in effect at the time they enroll or enroll at a partner university in an academic program that has a memorandum of understanding agreement with The University of Findlay. Certain non-academic requirements such as policies/rules/regulations also change from year to year, and, when this occurs, students are subject to those types of changes.

Findlay’s academic calendar includes two 15-week semesters, late August through early December and mid-January through early May, and a summer session. Each entry in the course description section includes the number of semester hours granted, which is roughly equivalent to the number of hours of classroom time each week. Most classes are one semester in length.

The University reserves the right to make changes in this catalog at any time without prior notice.