University Academic Regulations
Unicollege Study Abroad Program 2018/2019
The University is committed to quality in teaching, learning, scholarship and research and it values honesty, integrity, dignity and respect. All members of the University community are expected to act responsibly at all times. The Unicollege Student Code explains the University’s regulations and expectations in respect of student behavior and conduct.
The following grading system applies to all Unicollege courses:
A = 93-100%
A- = 90-92&
B+ = 87-89%
B = 83-86%
B- = 80-82%
C+ = 77-79%
C = 73-76%
C- = 70-72%
D = 60-69%
W = Withdrawal
W/F = Late withdrawal
F = Fail
Unicollege transcripts are released by the Registry’s Office within one month after the end of each academic term. All grades received will appear on each student’s Unicollege transcript. Detailed information about grading/ evaluation can be found in the specific course syllabi.
If a student thinks that a grade has been assigned unfairly, he/she should bring this to the attention of the instructor during the term. Once the term is over, the Registrar’s office will handle any raised issue. If the issue cannot be solved at this level, it may be referred to one of the following: Academic Committee and General Director, and their decision will be final.
The Academic Regulations are supported by academic policy, procedures and guidelines. The key policies that you will need to be aware of during your time in Unicollege are highlighted below.
Norms of Behavior
All members of the University community are expected to act responsibly at all times, to observe and abide by the Regulations of the University, and not to engage in any activity which might bring the good name of the University into disrepute. Students are required to attend the lectures and classes of the chosen courses of study regularly and punctually and, in all laboratory activity, research work, seminars or any other academic work they shall conform to the directions of the Head of School or of the staff member responsible. Absence will not be excused for any reason (i.e. travel plans, family matters). Should any student, during lectures and classes, or while engaged in laboratory work or in any other academic activity, be responsible for behaving inappropriately or violating any regulations, he/she will be required to withdraw from the particular lecture or class or academic activity; if they deem it necessary, the staff member or professor may bring the matter to the attention of the Registrar for appropriate action to be taken.
Damage to Property
Students are required to reimburse the University for any damages or loss which they intentionally cause to any property of the University or for any such loss or damage which arises as a result of the student’s recklessness or negligence. Students are similarly required to reimburse any damage or loss which they cause to the personal property of any other student or member of staff.
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Plagiarism is committed when another person’s work is formally presented in any assessment for a module or program without any acknowledgement of the original source through the correct citation method. Plagiarism means that you have presented the ideas of someone else as your own original ideas. Other violations include cheating on tests, recycled work, and unauthorized assistance. The Dean of Students may determine the sanction of a grade “F” for any coursework, project, assignment or test determined to be academically dishonest.
Alcohol and Drugs Policies
Alcohol may be consumed but never abused by students of legal drinking age in their host country. All students are responsible for discouraging alcohol-related behavior that may be considered abusive or aggressive towards themselves or others. Unicollege considers intoxication or drunkenness in public unacceptable regardless of age. The University will not be held responsible for students’ alcohol abuse and for any consequence arising from such abuse. Alcohol violation may result in suspension or expulsion from Unicollege. Unicollege neither permits nor condones the possession, use, distribution or sales of illegal drugs and/or narcotics. Violators are subject to both disciplinary actions by Unicollege as well as to criminal prosecution under Italian law. Conviction for drug-related offenses will be taken extremely seriously and will result in serious sanctions, up to and including expulsion from the program.
Italian National Holidays
As an Italian University, Unicollege is obliged to follow the national criteria for local public holidays.
Enforcement of Rules of Conduct
Student conduct sanctions at Unicollege are intended to be educational and consistent with the mission and values of the institution. Student conduct is understood to be a learning experience for students and the community. In some circumstances a student’s behavior warrants suspension or expulsion from the university. The sanctions listed below may be applied separately or in combination. Other appropriate sanctions, which would enhance the educational value of disciplinary proceedings, may be applied in a given case.
Written or oral notification that certain conduct or actions are in violation of University policies, rules, or procedures and that continuation of such conduct or actions may result in further disciplinary action.
Payment of a specific amount of money as determined by the circumstances of a particular case.
3. Restitution or Reimbursement
Reimbursement for damage to, or misappropriation of property or cost of University resources; this may take the form of monetary or material replacement not in excess of the loss incurred.
4. Parental or Guardian Notification
Parents or guardians may be notified of a violation of the Code and the assigned sanction, if the student is less than 21 years of age.
5. University Probation
A designated period of time which includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions, including suspension or expulsion, if the student is found in violation of any institutional policy(s) during the probationary period.
Separation of the student from the University community for a designated period of time, which may include specific requirements that must be fulfilled prior to reinstatement within the University community.
Permanent separation of the student from the University.
Conduct Appeal Process
An Alleged Offender may appeal a decision to the Board of Directors of the Institute. The written appeal must identify one or more purposes for the appeal on the grounds of insufficient evidence, violation of rights or severity of the sanction. Following its review, the Board may uphold the original decision of the Hearing Board, conclude that the alleged offender has not violated any, or all, of the specific policies in the Code determined by the Hearing Board, the Appeals Board may determine that different policies were violated and recommend a change to the sanction(s) imposed.
Conduct Files and Records
Files involving violations of the Rules by students will be maintained for five years from the date of sanction. Personally identifiable information about individual students in these files will be protected.