PREFACE

This Faculty Handbook has been prepared for the faculty of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and has been designed to provide faculty members with a ready reference to established policies and procedures at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Additionally, the University Catalog is also a very valuable resource regarding academic programs, policies, procedures, regulations, and other important information about the University. Suggestions for additions or revisions are encouraged and should be made directly to the Office for Academic Affairs.

It is hoped that each faculty member will become familiar with the contents of this Handbook and the University Catalog immediately. All members of the University family should use the Handbook and Catalog for reference whenever occasion demands.

The University reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the University Calendar or in any other section of this Handbook.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is open to people of all races and actively seeks to promote racial integration by recruiting and enrolling a larger number of American Indian, Asian, Black and Hispanic students.


THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE

CALENDAR -- 1997-98

FIRST SEMESTER

August 13, Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Course registrations will be cancelled for undergraduate students who
registered early and have not paid

August 15, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Undergraduate and Graduate Registration

August 17, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - Residence Halls open for Freshmen who have not attended Freshman Orientation

August 17 - 19, Sunday - Tuesday
Orientation and Testing Program

August 18 - 19, Monday -Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Undergraduate and Graduate Registration

August 19, Tuesday
Residence Halls open for upperclassmen
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Evening Registration
5:00 p.m. - Course Registrations will be cancelled for all students
who registered and have not paid

August 20, Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Classes Begin
6:30 p.m. - Graduate Classes Begin
8:00 a.m. - Late Registration/Payment Applies

August 20 - 21, Wednesday-Thursday
Drop-Add (No Charge)

August 22, Friday
Drop-Add Fee Begins

August 26, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register for a Class or to Add a Class
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Drop in course load and receive a refund

August 27, Wednesday
10:15 a.m. - Fall Convocation

September 1, Monday
Holiday (Labor Day)

September 10, Wednesday
Last Day to Drop a First-Eight-Week Course with a "W" Grade

October 1, Wednesday
End of First Six Weeks and Last Day to Drop a Course with a "W" Grade

October 15, Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - Mid-Semester Grades Due
Mid-Point of the Semester

October 16-17, Thursday - Friday
Mid-Semester Break

October 17, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last day for prorated tuition/fee refund for non-first-time attendees
receiving Title IV Funds

October 29, Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Last day for prorated tuition/fee refund for first-time attendees
receiving Title IV Funds

November 5, Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Departmental Majors Meeting

November 5 - 21, Wednesday - Friday (Graduate and Undergraduate)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Advisement and Early Registration

November 5, Wednesday
Last Day to Drop a Second-Eight-Week Course with a "W" Grade

November 12, 13, 17, 18, Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Evening Advisement and Early Registration

November 27 - 28, Thursday -Friday
Holidays (Thanksgiving)

December 9, Tuesday
10:00 p.m. - Classes End

December 10, Wednesday
Reading Day for Final Examinations

December 11 - 17, Thursday-Wednesday
Final Examinations

December 18, Thursday
5:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Close

SECOND SEMESTER

January 8 - 9, Thursday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Undergraduate and Graduate Registration

January 8, Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Evening Registration

January 9, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Course registrations will be cancelled for all students
who registered and have not paid

January 11, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Open

January 12, Monday
8:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Classes Begin
6:30 p.m. - Graduate Classes Begin
8:00 a.m. - Late Registration/Payment Applies

January 12 - 13, Monday - Tuesday
Drop-Add (No Charge)

January 14, Wednesday
Drop-Add Fee Begins

January 16, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register for a Class or to Add a Class
5:00 p.m. - Last day to drop in course load and receive a refund

January 19, Monday
Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

February 2, Monday
Last Day to Drop a First-Eight-Week Class with a "W" Grade

February 23, Monday
End of First Six Weeks and Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W" Grade

March 6, Friday
4:00 p.m. - Mid-Semester Grades Due
Mid-Point of the Semester
5:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Close
10:00 p.m. - Spring Break Begins

March 12, Thursday
5:00 p.m. - Last day for prorated tuition/fee refund for non-first-time
attendees receiving Title IV Funds

March 15, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Open

March 16, Monday
8:00 a.m. - Classes Resume

March 23, Monday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day for prorated tuition/fee refund for first-time attendees
receiving Title IV Funds

April 1, Wednesday
Awards Day

April 6, Monday
Last Day to Drop a Second-Eight-Week Class with a "W" Grade

April 10, Friday
Holiday (Good Friday)

April 15, Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Departmental Majors Meeting

April 15 - 30, Wednesday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Advisement and Registration (Undergraduate & Graduate)

April 15, 16, 20, 21,Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Evening Advisement and Early Registration

May 5, Tuesday
Classes End

May 6, Wednesday
Reading Day for Final Examinations

May 7 - 13, Thursday - Wednesday
Final Examinations

May 14, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - Senior Grades Due
5:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Close

May 16, Saturday
10:00 a.m. - Commencement

SUMMER SESSIONS

UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR 1998

FIRST SESSION

May 25, Monday
4:00 p.m. - Students who registered in April must pay fees for First and Intra Sessions
or course registrations will be cancelled

May 26, 27, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Registration

May 27, Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - Residence Halls Open

May 28, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - Classes Begin/Late Registration/Payment and Drop/Add Fees Apply

May 29, Friday
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register for a Class or Add a Class
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Drop in Course Load and Receive a Refund

June 5, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to the Withdraw from the University and Receive a Prorated
Refund except for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds

June 8, Monday
Last Day to Drop a Course with a "W" Grade

June 17, Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds
to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Prorated Refund

June 23, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - Students who registered in April must pay fees for Second Summer Session
or course registrations will be cancelled

June 24-25, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Early Registration for Second Session

July 1, Wednesday
Final Examinations and Last Day of Term

INTRA SESSION

June 11, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - Classes Begin
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register for a Class
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Drop in Course Load and Receive a Refund

June 16, Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a
Prorated Refund except for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds

June 23, Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds to
Withdraw from the University and Receive a Prorated Refund

July 1, Wednesday
Final Examinations and Last Day of Term

SECOND SESSION

July 2, Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Registration

July 3, Friday
Holiday

July 6, Monday
8:00 a.m. - Classes Begin
8:00 a.m. - Late Registration/Payment and Drop/Add Fees Apply

July 7, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register and Pay for a Class
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Drop in Course Load and Receive a Refund
4:00 p.m. - All Students Must Pay Fees or Course Registrations will be Cancelled

July 14, Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Prorated
Refund except for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds

July 15, Wednesday
Last Day to Drop a Course with a "W" Grade

July 27, Monday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds to
Withdraw from the University and Receive a Prorated Refund

August 7, Friday
Final Examinations and Last Day of Second Term
5:00 p.m. - Residence Halls Close


1 INTRODUCTION

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. It carries out the purposes of a state-supported institution in the category "Comprehensive University I" and offers degree programs at the baccalaureate level as well as several master's programs. Programs for teacher certification are also offered in a variety of fields. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke operates on the traditional two-semester system and offers an extensive summer program.

1-1 MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, as a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina, is committed to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research and service. Student engagement with a faculty dedicated to sound, vigorous teaching and to dynamic contributions in their academic disciplines enables The University of North Carolina at Pembroke graduates to perform with distinction within and beyond the region.

Founded in 1887 as an institution for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will continue to affirm the unique strength of its culturally diverse student body, community and region. The interaction within and among these groups fosters social consciousness and sensitivity to the rights and views of others, encouraging appreciation of different cultures in a global perspective.

Through its commitment to education as a lifelong experience, the University seeks to enhance and enrich the intellectual, economic, social, cultural and political life of the region.

In support of this mission, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is committed:

1. To promote excellence in teaching and learning as a primary focus in an environment of free inquiry and dynamic exchange between students and faculty.

2. To ensure quality academic programs and learning opportunities for the liberal arts, in preparation for diverse professions, and for service to the region.

3. To encourage and support meaningful faculty research and development.

4. To recruit and retain students capable of achieving academic and professional success and of enriching the intellectual, cultural and social community of the University.

5. To provide and support extra-curricular and student life activities and facilities designed to enrich the educational experience of residential and commuter students, enhance the image of the University, and serve the region.

6. To provide ways by which the life of the region can benefit the educational experience of the University and be enhanced by the University.

7. To instill in The University of North Carolina at Pembroke students a continuing appreciation for diverse cultures and an active concern for the well-being of others.

8. To promote academic and scholarly excellence, the University's rich heritage, and the enhancement of the immediate and larger region.

(Revised and adopted by Faculty Senate April 5, 1995; Approved by Board of Trustees, May 13, 1995.)

HISTORY

On March 7, 1887 the General Assembly of North Carolina enacted legislation sponsored by Representative Hamilton McMillan of Robeson County creating the Croatan Normal School. The law, which was in response to a petition from the Indian people of the area, established a Board of Trustees and appropriated five hundred dollars to be used only for salaries. A building was constructed by the local people at a site about one mile west of the present location, and the school opened with fifteen students and one teacher in the fall of 1887. For many years the instruction was at the elementary and secondary level, and the first diploma was awarded in 1905.

The school was moved to its present location in Pembroke, the center of the Indian community, in 1909. The General Assembly changed the name of the institution in 1911 to the Indian Normal School of Robeson County, and again in 1913 to the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County. In 1926 the Board of Trustees added a two-year normal program beyond high school, and phased out elementary instruction. The first ten diplomas were awarded in 1928, when the state accredited the school as a "standard normal school."

Additional college classes were offered beginning in 1931, and in 1939 a fourth year was added with the first degrees conferred in 1940. In recognition of its new status, theGeneral Assembly changed the name of the school in 1941 to Pembroke State College for Indians. Until 1953 it was the only state-supported four-year college for Indians in the nation. The scope of the institution was widened in 1942 when non-teaching baccalaureate degrees were added, and 1945 when enrollment, previously limited to the Indians of Robeson County, was opened to people from all federally-recognized Indian groups. A few years later, in 1949, the General Assembly shortened the name to Pembroke State College.

The Board of Trustees approved the admission of White students up to forty percent of the total enrollment in 1953, and following the Supreme Court's school desegregation decision, opened the College to all qualified applicants without regard to race in 1954. Growth of over five hundred percent followed during the next eight years. In 1969 the General Assembly changed the name again to Pembroke State University, and made the institution a regional university. Such universities were authorized "to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in liberal arts, fine arts, and science, and in the learned professions, including teaching" and to "provide other graduate and undergraduate programs of instruction as are deemed necessary to meet the needs of their constituencies and of the State."

Two years later, in 1971, the General Assembly established the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina with Pembroke State University as one of the constituent institutions. The new structure was under the control of a Board of Governors which was to coordinate the system of higher education, improve its quality, and encourage economical use of the state's resources. The Board of Governors approved the initiation of master's programs in professional education by Pembroke State University in 1978, as well as several new undergraduate programs. Since that time additional baccalaureate and master's level programs have been approved, including a baccalaureate in nursing and a Master of Business Administration.

Upon recommendation from the PSU Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, and the UNC President, and with the enthusiastic concurrence of the majority of University faculty, staff and students, the General Assembly changed the name of the institution to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke effective July 1, 1996.

1-2 ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIP

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Bachelor's and Master's level degrees. In addition, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is accredited by or is a member of:

· The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

· Council of Social Work Education

· The National Association of Schools of Music

· The North Carolina State Board of Education

· North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

· The North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities

· The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

· The Association of American Colleges

· The American Association of State Colleges and Universities

· National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

· Other organizations in the individual disciplines

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