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Nutritional Science/Dietetics - Policies and Procedures

What are the DP basic policies and procedures, what are my rights and responsibilities?

In most cases basic program policies and procedures must comply with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's policies, the UW System policies and/or State and Federal laws and regulations. Listed below are brief descriptions and locations for our policies and procedures.

Student Privacy Policy and Student Equal Opportunity Policy

Students' privacy is protected under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); which is posted both on the University's Financial Aid and Student Employment web site;
http://www.uwgb.edu/financialaid/parents/policies/links.asp

UW-Green Bay's Disability Services website;
http://www.uwgb.edu/ds/understanding/policies/index.asp
clearly states that no public or private institution may discriminate against a disability solely by reason of the disability based on Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act. Furthermore the UW System posts a nondiscrimination policy as well as UW-Green Bay. All academic classrooms have accommodations for students with disabilities as does the newly remodeled Foods Lab in LS 421.

Protection of Student Rights and due Process

The Dean of Students' Website clearly defines Policies and Procedures that are intended to protect the rights of students as well as outline students' responsibilities.

These include; but are not limited to the following:

  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Sexual Assault
  • Legal Services Listing
  • Extended Absences

Withdrawal and Refund of Tuition and Fees Policies

The Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics program adheres to the withdrawal and refund of tuition and fees policies of UW-Green Bay as stated at the Bursar's website.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: Students dropping to zero credits during the add/drop period will be assessed a withdrawal fee within two business days. After the add/drop period has ended, students wishing to leave the university need to contact the Registrar's Office at (920) 465-2657 to withdraw from all classes for a given semester.

The following links detail the university's refund policy and the associated deadlines and fees.

Academic and Holiday Calendar

Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics program follows the scheduling and academic calendar, including vacation and holidays, that UW-Green Bay has established as posted on the Registrar's website, under "calendar". This includes hyperlinks to Registration, Academic and Final Exam schedules:

Access to Personal Files

Students have access to their personal files according to the policies and procedures detailed on the Dean of Students web site

Student Support Services

UW-Green Bay provides a range of student support services to all students currently enrolled, including health services, counseling and testing services, and financial aid resources. Details of these support services can be found at:

Procedures to File a Grievance or Make a Complaint

The UW-Green Bay has established procedures that ensure a student's right to file a grievance or make a complaint, either an academic or non-academic grievance. The Dean of Students provides students with a procedure by which they are first directed to speak directly with their instructor but in the event that the student is not satisfied they may then direct their complaint to the chair of the department or the appropriate academic dean.

If a student feels in any way that he or she is being discriminated against, they should contact the Dean of Students directly. See our Filing and Handling of Student Complaints policy

Procedures for Obtaining Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning is an option offered to all UW–Green Bay students. See our Assessment of Prior Learning policy.
Procedure:

  1. Transfer students who are admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be provided with an official credit evaluation from the registrar’s office following their admission.
  2. Transfer information can be unofficially evaluated through a UW System Transfer Information System (TIS) Web site
  3. Students who wish to enroll in the didactic program can meet with a program advisor in advance to unofficially review possible transfers however it will be necessary to await the official report to assure accuracy of transfer courses.
  4. Once a student is officially admitted and in the event that a course does not transfer directly as an equivalent UW-Green Bay required course the following can occur:
    1. The instructor can request a copy of the previous course syllabus to review and in the event the content is comparable, the department chair can submit a course substitution form in order to meet the program's requirements.
  5. The University no longer permits a program to waive a program requirement based solely on past experience.
    1. The Office of Institutional Research And Assessment provides opportunities for students to obtain credit for prior learning through a number of options however credit can only be awarded for learning, not merely for experience. All credit awarded through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) options must equate to a specific UWGB course or courses. Credit is not awarded as general elective credit. Credit cannot be awarded for a course that already appears on a student's transcript. Credit awarded through CPL does not count as credits in residence for the purposes of honors or degree program requirements.
    2. A portfolio checklist provides specific directions as to how the "Request for Credit for Prior Learning" can be obtained.

Formal assessment of student learning

See our formal assessment of student learning policy
Procedure:

  1. Each individual instructor is responsible for establishing the specific course requirements and provides students with a course syllabus in which the grading scale is outlined
  2. Each student has access to their unofficial transcript through the campus student Information system (SIS) which enables students to monitor academic performance on an ongoing basis
  3. Students in the DP are encouraged to meet regularly with their course instructors and advisor to discuss any concerns regarding academic performance.
  4. It is strongly recommended that students who desire to obtain the DP verification statement retake required courses in which less than a C grade has been earned.

Procedures for retention and remediation

The Nutritional Science/Dietetics program works closely with students to help them successfully complete the program requirements. See our DP retention and remediation policy.
Procedure:

  1. The program course requirements can successfully be completed within the desired 8 semesters as a full time student.
  2. A student must complete 120 credits and be in good academic standing (cumulative resident grade point average of 2.0 or greater.
  3. It is strongly recommended that students who desire to obtain the DP verification statement in addition to the graduation diploma retake required courses in which less than a C grade has been earned.
  4. A student may repeat most courses. The original course and grade will appear on the transcript; however the most recent grade will be used to calculate the grade point average.
  5. Students who are having difficulty meeting the academic expectations are strongly encouraged to meet frequently with their advisors to adjust and modify their curriculum plan.
  6. Copies of changes to the course advising plan are maintained in the student’s program advising folder.

Procedures for disciplinary action and termination of student status

The following details the procedures for disciplinary action and termination of student status. See our Disciplinary/Termination Procedures policy.
Procedure: The University of Wisconsin - Green bay has defined very clear steps and procedures to deal with academic standing that does not meet minimum expectations of the University.

  1. These procedures and guidelines are located in the Undergraduate Catalog
  2. General Information: Academic Rules and Regulations
  3. Good Academic standing is a cumulative resident GPA of 2.00 or greater
  4. An Academic Warning notifies a student who at the end of any semester in which the semester GPA is less than 2.00
  5. Following actions can then occur in terms of Academic Probation and Strict Probation
  6. The catalog also outlines procedures for appeals and return to good standing