UTech, Ja Student Handbook 2019-2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS 4
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 14
UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR’S MESSAGE 16
STUDENTS’ UNION PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 17
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (COBAM) 18
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES (COHS) 18
FACULTY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (FOBE) 19
FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LIBERAL STUDIES (FELS) 19
FACULTY OF LAW (FOLW) 19
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING (FENC) 20
FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND SPORT (FOSS) 20
JOINT COLLEGES OF MEDICINE, ORAL HEALTH AND VETERINARY SCIENCES 21
UTECH JAMAICA, WESTERN CAMPUS 21
SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES, RESEARCH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 21
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT 22
THE MISSION AND VISION OF THE UNIVERSTY 24
THE EMBLEM AND ITS USE 24
ACADEMIC CALENDAR YEAR 2019/2020 25
SCHEDULE OF COLLEGE/FACULTY MEETINGS 33
SECTION A 34
GOVERNANCE 39
INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY 36
SECTION B 50
DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES AND REGISTRY PERSONNEL 51
DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICESAND REGISTRY 51
SECTION C 70
SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS 71
SECTION D 92
STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES 93
SECTION E 130
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES 131
EXAMINATIONS 132
SECTION F 148
SECURITY 149
STUDENT LIFE 153
STUDENTS’ UNION COUNCIL MEMBERS 2019–2020 162
SECTION G 164
GRADUATION INFORMATION 165
PRESIDENT’S HONOUR ROLL/DEAN’S LIST 166
SECTION H 168
REGULATION 3 – ACADEMIC PROGRESSAND GRANTING OF AWARDS 169
ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND GRANTING OF AWARDS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS 183
REGULATION 5 (STATUTE XIII) 197
ORDINANCE 1999/14 – STUDENT DISCIPLINE 211
SECTION I 226
ADD/DROP POLICY AND PROCEDURES 227
CREDIT ALLOCATION FOR MAJOR AND MINOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES OF STUDY SPECIALIZATION POLICY 229
GRADE FORGIVENESS POLICY 230
INDEPENDENT STUDY 232
POLICIES GOVERNING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT 236
POLICY GOVERNING THE USE OF CELLULAR PHONES AND MULTIMEDIA/MOBILE DEVICES IN CLASSROOMS AND THE CALVIN McKAIN LIBRARY 238
POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING STUDENT COMPLAINTS 240
RE-DO EXAMINATION POLICIESAND PROCEDURES 247
TRANSFER CREDIT AND EXEMPTION POLICY 248
CHANGE OF GRADE POLICY 256
SECTION J 260
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s) 260
IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS 264
THE UNIVERSITY SONG 274
GLOSSARY 275
INDEX 277

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