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 -- 1999-2000

FIRST SEMESTER


August 11, Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Course registrations will be canceled for undergraduate students who registered early and have not paid

August 15, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - Residence Halls open for Freshmen who have not attended Freshman Orientation

August 15 - 17, Sunday - Tuesday
Orientation and Testing Program

August 16 - 17, Monday -Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Undergraduate and Graduate Registration

August 17, Tuesday
Residence Halls open for upperclassmen
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Evening Registration
5:00 p.m. - Course Registrations will be canceled for all students who registered and have not paid

August 18, Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Classes Begin
8:00 a.m. - Late Registration/Fee Applies
6:30 p.m. - Graduate Classes Begin

August 18 - 19, Wednesday-Thursday
Drop-Add (No Charge)

August 20, Friday
Drop-Add Fee Begins
August 24, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register / Add a Class
Last Day to reduce course load and receive a refund

September 6, Monday
Holiday (Labor Day)

TBA, Wednesday
10:15 a.m. - Fall Convocation

October 13, Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - Mid-Semester Grades Due

October 14-15, Thursday - Friday
Mid-Semester Break

October 15, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last day to Withdraw from the University and receive a prorated tuition/fee refund for non-first-time attendees receiving Title IV funds

October 22, Friday
Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade

October 27, Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - Last day for prorated tuition/fee refund for first-time attendees receiving Title IV funds

November 3, Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Departmental Majors Meeting
Last Day to Drop a Second-Eight-Week Course with a "W" Grade

November 3-12, Wednesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Advisement for Spring Semester

November 8-17, Monday - Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Early Registration (Graduate and Undergraduate)

November 10-11, 15-16, Wednesday, Thursday, Monday, Tuesday
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Evening Advisement and Early Registration

November 25 - 26, Thursday -Friday
Holidays (Thanksgiving)

December 7, Tuesday
10:00 p.m. - Classes End

December 8, Wednesday
Reading Day for Final Examinations

December 9 - 15, Thursday-Wednesday
Final Examinations

December 15, Thursday
5:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Close

SECOND SEMESTER


January 6 - 7, Thursday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Undergraduate and Graduate Registration

January 6, Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Evening Registration

January 7, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Course registrations will be canceled for unpaid classes

January 9, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Open

January 10, Monday
8:00 a.m. - Undergraduate Classes Begin
8:00 a.m. - Late Registration/Fee Applies
6:30 p.m. - Graduate Classes Begin

January 10 - 11, Monday - Tuesday
Drop-Add (No Charge)

January 12, Wednesday
Drop-Add Fee Begins

January 14, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register / or Add a Class
5:00 p.m. - Last day to drop in course load and receive a refund

January 17, Monday
Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

March 3, Friday
4:00 p.m. - Mid-Semester Grades Due
5:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Close
10:00 p.m. - Spring Break Begins

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

March 12, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Open

March 13, Monday
8:00 a.m. - Classes Resume

March 17, Friday
Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W" Grade

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

April 3, Monday
Last Day to Drop a Second-Eight-Week Class with a "W" Grade

April TBA, Wednesday
Awards Day

April 12, Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Departmental Majors Meeting

April 12-20, Wednesday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Advisement

April 14-25, Friday - Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Early Registration (Graduate and Undergraduate)

April 17 - 20, Monday - Thursday
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Evening Advisement and Early Registration

April 21, Friday
Holiday (Good Friday)

May 2, Tuesday
Classes End

May 3, Wednesday
Reading Day for Final Examinations

May 4 - 10, Thursday - Wednesday
Final Examinations

May 11, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - Senior Grades Due
5:00 p.m. - All Residence Halls Close

May 13, Saturday
10:00 a.m. - Commencement

SUMMER SESSIONS
UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR 2000
FIRST SESSION


May 25, Thursday
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, 29, Friday, Monday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Registration

May 29, Monday
8:00 a.m. - Residence Halls Open

May 30, Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - Classes Begin/Late Registration and Payment, Drop/Add Fees apply

May 31, Wednesday
4:00 p.m. - Last Day to Register for a Class, Add a Class, or Drop in Course Load & Receive a Refund

June 6, 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 8, Thursday
Last Day to Drop a Course with a "W" Grade

June 19, 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

June 22, Thursday
4:00 p.m. - Students Who Registered in April Must Pay Fees for Second Summer Session or Course Registrations will be cancelled

June 23, 26, Friday, Monday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Early Registration for Second Session

July 3, Monday
Final Examinations and Last Day of Term

INTRA SESSION


June 13, Tuesday
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, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive Prorated Refund except for First-Time Attendees Receiving Title IV Funds

June 23, Friday
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 3, Monday
Final Examinations and Last Day of Term

SECOND SESSION


July 4, Tuesday
Holiday

July 5, Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Registration

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

July 7, Friday
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 Canceled.

July 14, Friday
5:00 p.m. - Last Day to Withdraw from the University and receive prorated refund except for first-time attendees receiving Title IV Funds

July 17, Monday
Last Day to Drop a Course with a "W" Grade

July 26, 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

August 9, Wednesday
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 is a comprehensive university committed to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research, and service. It offers a broad range of degrees and nationally accredited professional programs at the bachelor's and master's levels. Combining the opportunities available at a large university with the personal attention characteristic of a small college, the University provides an intellectually challenging environment created by a faculty dedicated to effective teaching, interaction with students, and scholarship. Graduates are academically and personally prepared for rewarding careers, post-graduate education, and community leadership.

Founded in 1887 to educate American Indians, the University now serves a student body reflective of the rich cultural diversity of American society. As it stimulates interaction within and among its cultural groups, the University enables its students to become informed, principled, and tolerant citizens with a global perspective.

The University encourages the pursuit of education as a lifelong experience so that its graduates will be equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Drawing strength from its heritage, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke continues to expand its leadership role in enriching the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural life of the region, the state, and the nation.

(Approved by the UNCP Board of Trustees February 20, 1998.)

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:

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