Students who fail to meet minimum cumulative grade point standards at the end of a semester at the USF will be notified and placed on academic probation. The conditions of probation require that students achieve the minimum cumulative grade point standard for their classification upon completion of the next semester. All students who do not achieve this minimum standard will be asked to discontinue their program at the University for at least one semester. Anyone who wishes to return must reapply for admission. When readmitted, students will be placed on academic probation for the term enrolled and must achieve a 2.0 grade point average for that term. If this grade point average is achieved, but the cumulative grade point average is still below the minimum standards, the student will continue on probation for another semester. The Registrar determines which students are placed on and released from academic probation. Appeals regarding the probation policy or dismissal may be made to the faculty Academic Policies Committee.
Student Records Policy The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of l974 (Buckley amendment) provides college students with more control over their educational records. The University of Sioux Falls accords all rights under the law to students who are declared independent. Students’ records may only be released to the student or proper authorities within the institution unless the student has provided written authorization for release of his or her academic records. Students’ financial aid and billing account records are also protected under the law. Students who wish to release their financial aid and billing account information may also sign a release form on an annual basis giving authorization for others to access their records. More complete details about the act are published each year in the Student Handbook on the USF website at www.usiouxfalls.edu. Directory Information
a privilege, not a right. Computer and network resources are provided to our students, faculty and staff to further the educational goals of the university, increase productivity, and ensure better communication regarding university matters. These resources are to be used in a manner consistent with these goals. ALL students and faculty MUST HAVE a network user account to use the labs. Conduct • No food or drinks are allowed in the computer labs. • Please set your cell phones in a mute mode and be respectful to those using computers by keeping the noise level to a minimum. • Users may not deliberately disrupt the performance of a computer system or a network, or attempt to "break" system security. This includes reconfiguring a computer system to make it unusable for others, or attempting to destroy or alter data or programs belonging to other users. • If you are not using the computer for USF class work, you may be asked to vacate your machine if a student is waiting to use a computer. You may not suddenly start working. If you weren't working when the student entered the room, you will lose your rights to that computer. Software Do not install/download any software on the university-owned computers. If you need particular software for a class, approach your instructor with your request. If any equipment is not working properly, please contact the IT Help Desk. (605-331-6674 | ITHelpDesk@usiouxfalls.edu) Storage of Files All local computer drivers are completely wiped on a regular basis. Do not save any important files on a local hard drive as they will be deleted. Instead, use your personal network drives that are backed up on a regular basis.
Directory information at the University of Sioux Falls is defined as: student name, campus address, campus phone, permanent address, permanent telephone, email address, parents’ names, hometown, religious affiliation, high school attended, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, honors, awards, special recognition, degree(s) received, major, classification (Senior, Junior, etc.), activity, photographs and sports participation (including height and weight of team members).
DO NOT STORE music, videos or any unnecessary files on your network drive. Files stored should be class or university related. Use a personal flash drive or burn your files to CD or DVD in order to store old projects and music/videos.
Student Access to Records
Students are able to view their course schedules, grades, degree audit, financial aid, and student account information through the Web. Students also have the right to examine their personal file in the Office of the Registrar.
Please use electronic copies of documents if possible. The lab printers are not for mass printing.
Computer Use Policies Every USF student (part or full time) will receive a computer account through the Information Technology office. This account is one of the official ways the University communicates with students and staff. Professors will use email for class announcements, and, at times, University offices will issue campus-wide notices of interest to students. Use of the University of Sioux Falls computer resources is
Inappropriate files may be moved offline by the Information Technology department without prior notice. You will be notified of how to retrieve these files if you can show good cause for having the files on your network drive.
University of Sioux Falls Software Policy: It is the intent of the University of Sioux Falls to adhere to all provisions of the copyright laws of the United States in the area of microcomputers. It is the policy of this university that no person shall use or cause to be used in the university's computer laboratories any software which does not fall into one of the following categories: 1. It is in the public domain. 2. It is covered by a licensing agreement with the software author, authors, vendor or developer, whichever is applicable.
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2017-2019 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.