FAA Undergraduate Student Handbook: Preface

The primary purpose of this publication is to provide a quick and easy reference to academic policies and procedures as well as other matters of interest to students and faculty in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. General information taken from various university publications along with specific information directly related to the College of Fine and Applied Arts are included. In addition, suggestions are given throughout the text regarding where to go and whom to see for further information.

Many students encounter problems during their college careers that are not routine but are of a unique or personal nature. In such cases, they should seek the advice of the assistant or associate dean in the Office for Undergraduate Academic Affairs of the College of Fine and Applied Arts (110 Architecture), an advisor, or one of their professors.

No student problem is so small that it does not deserve personal attention on this campus. If the problem is significant in the mind of the student, then it merits the consideration of those whose responsibility it is to counsel students. Assistance is available to those who seek it, but the burden of responsibility falls primarily upon the student, who must make these needs known to those in a position to help. This then is an open invitation to all students in the College of Fine and Applied Arts to come to the Office for Undergraduate Academic Affairs whenever they wish to discuss any problem. If one of the deans cannot be of direct help, we can refer the student to the person or office on campus best able to provide the assistance needed.

Students can also seek help from the emergency dean in the Office of the Dean of Students (300 Fred H. Turner Student Services; 217.333.0050). The emergency dean is always available to provide you with personal assistance in times of emergency, such as serious illnesses, hospitalizations, accidents, deaths, or other major crises. The emergency dean is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service is staffed by the Office of the Dean of Students during university business hours and by on-call professionals from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at all other times.

Please note: The information contained in this handbook is for general guidance on matters of interest to faculty, staff, and students in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The handbook cites and summarizes campus policies as a convenient reference tool. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this handbook has been obtained from accurate and current sources, the information in the handbook is provided with the understanding that the official policies as contained in the communications from the Office of the Provost, the Campus Administrative Manual, and other campus and university publications take precedence and are the controlling documents. Because of this, it should not be used as a substitute for consulting those documents or unit, college, or campus offices when seeking the official versions of campus or university policies.

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