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Department of Dance University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Student Handbook

Department of Dance Student Handbook


Greetings from the Department of Dance! This handbook has been compiled to provide information about resources, policies and procedures for UNC Charlotte dance students. If you cannot find the information you need here, be sure to ask your advisor and/or professors. It is important that all dance majors and minors read the entire handbook and save it for future reference. Dance is a rigorous activity and we want you to take care of yourself! Ice is available in the hallway between the dance studios for minor injuries. You are welcome to consult the faculty for advice but you know your body best! We encourage you to get adequate rest and consult a medical professional for diagnosis and care of any injuries.

Statement on Student Conduct The Department of Dance abides by University policies and encourages all students to familiarize themselves with the Code of Student Responsibility available here: Please note that engaging in disorderly conduct in class, such as loud aggressive or combative behavior that disrupts or interferes with the normal functions of a class, including failure to conform to the instructor’s announced expectations for classroom decorum and appropriate use of technology can lead to interim suspension from your classes.

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Table of Contents Department of Dance: Mission and Statement of Purpose A Brief History and a Bright Future Academic Information Advising/Advisor Appointments with Faculty or Department Chair Assessment Attendance Academic Probation Catalog Class – Individual Requirement Drop/Add Faculty Mailboxes Degree Requirement Worksheets Grades Individual Projects Internships Recruitment Scholarships Student Files Handheld Technology What to Bring to Class Emergency Procedures Teaching Licensure Degree Requirements Bachelor of Arts: Dance Degree requirements, Bachelor of Arts: Dance Education Certificate Program Minor in Dance Professional Disposition Competency Rubric Performance Information Auditions Bulletin Boards Casting Policy Complimentary Tickets Costumes and Makeup Performer Costume Requirements and Guidelines Facilities and There Usage Hours of operation Lights Lobby

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Locked Doors Personal Belongings Room Reservations Smoking Trash Windows Make-up Music Student Productions Rules and Responsibilities for Productions College of Arts + Architecture Culture Policy Summary of Student Support Services Helpful Academic Units Graduate Certificate Programs Service Learning Opportunities Residential Learning Communities

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Academic Information ADVISING/ADVISOR: Your advisor will assist you with course selection, preparing each semester's schedule and planning the overall course sequence needed to complete your undergraduate degree. It is important to map out a semester-by semester plan for graduation at your first meeting with your advisor. Plan to meet with your advisor once every semester or any time academic counseling is needed. Be prepared with a tentative schedule when meeting with your advisor about registration-- you will also need to bring your General Education Requirements Worksheet, your Degree Requirement worksheet, and a list of courses you would like to take each time you meet with your advisor/get advised. After you meet, your advisor will remove your advising hold and you can register for classes. You may request career counseling and mentoring from any member of the faculty. Note: ALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE A MINIMUM OF 15 CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER IN ORDER TO EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN 4 YEARS. Students are responsible for their own progression and for acquiring an application for graduation.

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Summary of Student Support Services Question/ Area of Concern

Who Can Help

• I am having difficulty in a course. • I do not know how I am doing in a course or have not gotten a grade.

A Faculty Member

• I need to establish or revise a plan of study. • I need to enroll in the right courses for the semester. • I have questions about my academic standing and/or general education requirements.

An Academic Advisor: • To find your advisor, please visit 49er Express. • If you have not declared a major, visit the University Advising Center in 2038 Colvard.

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I need help with time and task management. University Center for Academic Excellence My study skills need improvement. 330 Fretwell Building, 704-687-2162 I would like to find a tutor for one of my courses. I am a first generation college student who could benefit from additional assistance.

• I am on academic probation and would like to enroll in a peer mentoring program for support and assistance. • I am on academic probation and/or having significant academic difficulty and would like to enroll in a course to help me learn better study habits and strategies.

Students Obtaining Success Program University Center for Academic Excellence 2046 Colvard North, 704-687-5478 See your Academic Advisor to enroll in appropriate course.

• I am a student from an underrepresented group who could benefit from additional assistance.

Multicultural Academic Services 318 Fretwell Building, 704-687-4759

• I need help preparing for a job or internship. University Career Center • I need to assess careers that might be a good fit 150 Atkins Building, 704-687-0795 for me. • I need to know what majors work for certain careers. • I need to find part-time work to get experience in my field and pay for school.

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Question/ Area of Concern

Who Can Help

• I am having trouble adjusting to college life. • I experience anxiety that affects my performance or keeps me from doing the things I want to do. • I often find myself unmotivated or fatigued. • I have thoughts of hurting myself or other people.

Counseling Center 158 Atkins Building, 704-687-0311

• I received services for a disability in high school and need academic accommodations. • I have a hidden medical, physical or psychological disability that affects my ability to concentrate or attend classes.

Office of Disability Services 230 Fretwell Building, 704-687-4355

• I have recently missed school for an extended Dean of Students Office period of time due to an illness or personal 217 King, (704) 687-0345 crises. • I want to develop positive connections within the University community. • I am having difficulties with one of my professors. • I do not have financial resources to continue in school.

Financial Aid Office 122 Reese Building, 704-687-5504

• I need to develop my writing skills. • I need to develop my library research skills. • I need to work on my oral presentation skills

Writing Resources Center 149 Cameron, 704-687-1899

• I need help researching a paper that I was assigned. • I need to find a book or an article that my teacher assigned or placed on reserve. • I need help accessing library resources from home.

J. Murrey Atkins Library Reference Desk, 704-687-1164 Subject Librarians

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Helpful Campus Resources Support Service

Additional Information

Academic Advising University Advising Center 2038 Colvard

Academic Advising supports student success and assist students with timely progress toward a degree. Their Advising Mission is: to assist students to achieve their educational and lifelong learning goals through an interactive and educational partnership. Each degree program has different advisors. Your personal advisor can be found and advising appointments can be made through the Niner Advisor Feature on 49er Express.

University Center for Academic Excellence 330 Fretwell Building, 704-687-2162

The UCAE consists of six programs working in conjunction to attain a singular objective - to provide academic support services, programs, and resources that increase learning effectiveness, enhance student success and promote academic excellence. All services at UCAE are free to UNC Charlotte students The six programs offered are: Tutorial Services, Supplemental Instruction, Building Educational Strengths and Talents (B.E.S.T), The Learning Lab, Student Success, and Individual Consultations.

Students Obtaining Success Program (UCAE)

Students Obtaining Success (SOS) is a peer mentoring program for students on academic probation at UNC Charlotte. We realize that poor academic performance can have many different causes. This program is designed to help students identify those reasons and develop an action plan to improve grades and return to good academic standing.

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Support Service

Additional Information

Multicultural Academic Services 318 Fretwell Building, 704-687-4759

Multicultural Academic Services consists of a variety of distinct programs collaborating to reach a singular objective: to provide academic support services that foster the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students, especially underrepresented students at UNC Charlotte. Services rendered include but are not limited to academic advising, academic issues workshops, peer counseling and tutoring, and personal counseling. Moreover, the office serves as a clearinghouse for information and referrals to other university resources and academic support services.

University Career Center 150 Atkins Building, 704-687-0795

The University Career Center for Work, Service and Internships offers tons of programs and opportunities for students from Niner JobNet to multiple Internships and Service Learning Programs. Their mission is: to provide a comprehensive approach to career preparation and development with experiential learning as a key component resulting in an enhanced and engaged academic and life long career experiences for students.

Counseling Center 158 Atkins Building, 704-687-0311

The Counseling Center is a department within the Division of Student Affairs at UNC Charlotte. The Counseling Center, along with the Student Health Center and the Center for Wellness Promotion, is a component of Counseling and Health Services, an administrative unit whose primary goal is to provide wellness-related programs and services to UNC C harlotte students. The Counseling Center is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc., and our pre-doctoral internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our permanent, full-time staff consists of licensed and license-eligible psychologists and social workers with terminal degrees.

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Support Service

Additional Information

Office of Disability Services 230 Fretwell Building, 704-687-4355

The Office of Disability Services (DS) is responsible for ensuring access to academic programs and campus facilities for individuals with disabilities. Registration with DS is required for students who wish to received accommodations. The Office of Disability Services is part of Academic Services. Academic Services at UNC Charlotte enriches the academic community by offering a broad range of initiatives promoting student success, ensuring access, and enhancing the educational experience of all students.

Dean of Students Office 217 King, (704) 687-0345

The Dean of Students Office Mission is: to provide you with centered education that nurtures your ability to think critically and creatively, develop values and ethics, and promote respect for human diversity while empowering you to make responsible choices and embrace a healthy emotional, physical and spiritual lifestyle.

Financial Aid Office 122 Reese Building, 704-687-5504

The Office of Student Financial Aid assists students with all financial needs and provides all of the proper information needed to be successful.

Writing Resources Center 149 Cameron, 704-687-1899

The Center includes computing facilities that integrate word processing, research, tutoring, and assistive technologies. In addition to its Webbased resources, the WRC houses a library of writing-related instructional materials. Consultation is available, on a limited basis, to support faculty in teaching writing across the curriculum. WRC staff also offer presentations and host workshops on such topics as avoiding plagiarism, documenting sources, peer response, and revision strategies.

J Murray Atkins Library Reference Desk, 704-687-1164

The J. Murray Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina Charlotte advances intellectual discovery by connecting people with knowledge.

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Support Service

Additional Information

Subject Librarians

Subject librarians provide research support to students and faculty to help them achieve their educational and academic goals. Subject librarians assist students at all levels with curriculum and research assignments. They are available in-person, online, and by phone for consultation on how to find and use the best information for research projects and academic assignments. Subject librarians are also available to assist faculty members by providing instructional sessions for their courses, being available in Moodle, and by the creation of coursespecific resource web pages. Subject librarians provide assistance to faculty members in their own research endeavors and also serve as a link to collection development for academic programs.

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Graduate Certificate Program Students can apply for the Graduate Certificate Program at UNC Charlotte. To be considered for admission to the Graduate School at UNC Charlotte, applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent if not from the United States. Service Learning Opportunities learning-volunteer-opp

Civic engagement through service learning and volunteering in your community is an excellent way to gain professional skills, network with professionals, build a career in the nonprofit or government sectors, and provide service for numerous causes and populations. UNC Charlotte offers many different types of service learning opportunities through the University Career Center.

Residential Learning Communities There are many different Residential Learning Communities at UNC Charlotte. Residential has a residential component requiring students to live together in the same residence hall, unless otherwise noted. To support UNC Charlotte’s commitment to student learning, the Learning Community Program seeks to enhance undergraduates' first year experience by providing all interested students dynamic, focused communities which promote growth and learning through curricular and co-curricular activities. There mission is to increase students’ academic success, learning, and engagement by creating communities of students and faculty/staff through common courses, curricular innovations and co- curricular activities based on a major, theme, or interest. A learning community is an academic program designed to meet this mission.

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UNC Charlotte Department of Dance Student Handbook  
UNC Charlotte Department of Dance Student Handbook  

Student Handbook for current and prospective students in the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte