Policies and Procedures
Prior Approval for a Transfer Course
Many students enroll in summer classes at other universities. You are strongly encouraged to obtain prior approval for a transfer course before leaving our campus. This will guarantee a positive evaluation of the course prior to taking it.
If you are applying for admission to the College of Business and the summer session course being taken elsewhere is necessary for this admission, pleased inform your adviser. Confirmation of enrollment is required. The adviser does not remove. If the transcript is not received, the COB will remove the students, not the adviser.
Students can review the UW System Transfer Information System (TIS) for transfer course equivalencies.
Grade Change Policy
A student may not request a grade change beyond the last day of the following term. For example, students may not request a late drop (this is a grade change) for courses registered for in the fall 2011 term beyond the last day of the spring interim 2012.
Students absent from the first meeting of a College of Business class (Bus/Econ xxx) will be administratively dropped from that class.
Classes will be set to instructor’s consent on TitanWeb the first day of classes. 'Add cards' are not required to be added on the first day of class. Instructors will take names and ID #s of students who show up for class to fill available seats of absent students. After the first day of class, students will be required to have an add card signed by the instructor to be added to a class. Students must take the signed add cards to the College of Business Undergraduate Office in Sage Hall, Suite 1608, not to the Registration Office. Prerequisites for the class will be checked before enrollment. Students will have access to D2L approximately 24 hours after enrollment. Any questions regarding this policy and its implementation are to be addressed to Patti Wild (424-3147 or email@example.com).
Wait List Policy
The main purpose of the wait list is to determine the need for additional sections of a course. It does not guarantee placement in a course. Wait list cards will be available at the College of Business Undergraduate Office, Sage Hall, Suite 1608.
- A wait list will be created after all sections (14 weeks and interim) of a specific class are full.
- A business course is set to "department consent" when a wait list is started. Students cannot register for classes that are set to department consent even if there are seats available. Available seats will be filled from the wait lists as they are reviewed. Professors will review wait lists and determine which students should be added to the class based on major, graduation date, GPA and seat availability.
- The online wait list request form can be accessed HERE. Wait list request forms are also available in the College of Business Undergraduate Office, Sage Hall, Suite 1608. Each student may request to be on the wait list for 2 courses maximum. The wait list does NOT guarantee that students will get classes; it is used to determine course demands. Business faculty will monitor the wait lists to determine if additional sections should be offered and will make an effort to help students with special needs.
- Students will be notified through their UW Oshkosh e-mail ONLY when they are added to a class. Prerequisites will be checked before enrollment in a class. If there is a schedule conflict or other issue to resolve, the student will be given a deadline date to respond. Responses must be made by e-mail or in person; phone responses will not be accepted. If the student does not respond by the deadline date, they will be removed from the wait list.
- After December 1 (spring semester) and May 1 (fall semester), the College of Business will not maintain a wait list nor add students to classes, except for BUS 455/486. Students looking to gain entrance to a course must check TitanWeb for seat availability and must meet all prerequisites to register.
- Students also have an opportunity to add a course on the first day of classes. Students who do not attend the first day of a class are automatically dropped (See First Meeting Drop Policy). Students who are not enrolled may attend the first day of the class to request being added to the class if open seats are available.
The University’s Repeat Policy allows students to repeat a course once if they have earned a C- or lower. If a passing grade (A-D) is earned in a business course at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, an appeal is required to retake that course.
When a course has been taken twice for a grade (A-F) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a comparable transfer course cannot be substituted for the Oshkosh course for the purpose of meeting business school admission or graduation requirements.
Curriculum Modification Appeals
Appeals relate to college policies with regard to academic issues. Students may appeal any academic policy. Examples of an academic policy include late adding/dropping of courses, substitutions in curriculum, and prerequisite exceptions.
- An appeal must be submitted on an appeal request form which is available through the advisers in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, SSC 202, or from your assigned business adviser.
- The request must state a clear explanation of the situation.
- All information requested on the form must be filled out completely to prevent a delay in response to the request.
- Submit a current STAR and any supporting documentation.
- The appeal will be reviewed by the Associate Dean who will determine the legitimacy of the request.
- A copy of the decision will be mailed to the student’s address as listed on the appeal form.
The College of Business reserves the right to approve, deny or modify any appeal request.
Complaints relate to the actions of any COB faculty or staff member. Most student complaints should be handled in a discussion between the student and the instructor. Should such a meeting prove unsuccessful in resolving the problem, the following procedure is available. Generally, it is not possible to appeal grades which are based on the judgment of the faculty member (e.g., grades on papers, etc.). However, grades may be appealed if the grade assigned was a mistake, or inconsistent with the syllabus.
Student complaints will be initiated through the Undergraduate or Graduate Program Director. Should the complaint involve one of the program directors it will be initiated through the other program director.
- Upon receipt of an oral complaint, the appropriate program director will informally interview the student to determine if the complaint can be resolved by further discussion between the faculty/staff member and student. If further discussion is warranted, this discussion must occur before proceeding with the complaint process.
- Should the student report that further discussion between the faculty/staff and student has not resulted in a satisfactory resolution; the program director will seek to determine the factual basis of the complaint and to mediate a solution.
- If, within 30 working days of the student's oral complaint, the program director’s attempts have not resulted in a satisfactory resolution, the program director shall write to the student indicating that if the complaint is to be pursued, a formal written complaint must be submitted within 10 working days. This written complaint should be specific and include the outcome desired by the student. The complaint should be addressed to the Dean of the College of Business. The Appeals Committee is assigned the responsibility of hearing such complaints. It is composed of the team leaders and a student appointed by the College of Business Dean’s Council. Unless granted an extension, any complaint which is not submitted by the due date will be dropped and no further action will be taken.
- Upon receipt of the written complaint, the dean will forward a copy to the instructor, requesting a written response within 10 working days after receipt of the complaint (extensions may be granted).
- Within 20 working days after the due date for the faculty/staff member's reply, the Appeals Committee will evaluate the evidence. Both the faculty/staff member and the student may request to appear before the committee to answer questions or provide greater detail (when appearing before the committee, the student and the faculty/staff member are entitled to the presence of an observer, but the observer will have no input in this meeting). The Appeals Committee shall make a decision (e.g., change grades) and inform the faculty/staff member and the student in writing.
- Should either the student or the faculty/staff member find the Appeals Committee's decision unacceptable, a written appeal may be filed (along with the copies of all prior actions) within 10 working days from receipt of notification of the Appeal Committee's decision with the Dean of the College of Business. The Dean shall resolve the complaint within 10 working days of receipt of the appeal and notify all parties in writing. This resolution cannot be appealed.
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