Policies

English 160/161 Waivers : The First-Year Writing Program is responsible for administering waivers of English 160 or English 161 to eligible students. Students who wish to pursue this waiver should view the linked requirements and submit a portfolio that shows that the proficiency requirements of English 160 or 161 have been met through previous written coursework.

Student Academic Grievance Procedures : Whenever a student has a complaint, that student is expected to attempt to resolve the matter informally. However, if all reasonable informal efforts to resolve a complaint fail, the student may formalize the complaint as a grievance using the linked forms and procedures.

Grade Review Process : Complaints about grades for individual papers that cannot be resolved informally must be presented as part of a case challenging the overall semester grade using the linked forms and procedures.

Academic Integrity Policy: A student who submits work, at any stage of the writing process, which in whole or part has been written by someone else or which contains passages quoted or paraphrased from another’s work without acknowledgment (quotation marks, citation, etc.) has plagiarized. Maintain your integrity when completing assignments and be overzealous to give credit where it is due. If you are ever unsure about what constitutes plagiarism, ask me. Students who are found to have plagiarized work may be subject to various disciplinary actions, including a failing grade on a particular assignment, failure of the entire course, and possible expulsion from the university. In cases of academic dishonesty, FYWP policy is to file a complaint with the Office of the Dean of Students. For more information about violating academic integrity and its consequences, consult the website of the UIC Office of the Dean of Students.