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Last approved: Mon, 26 Jun 2023 17:44:08 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 02:29:07 GMT

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Fall 2023
Academic Amnesty
General - Not Department Specific
General - Not College Specific
SACSCOC Credentials Guidelines:
1. Faculty teaching undergraduate general education and/or baccalaureate courses: Doctorate or Master’s degree in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree with a concentration in the discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
2. Faculty teaching graduate and post-baccalaureate course work: Earned Doctorate/ terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline (a minimum of 18 hours above the Master’s degree in the teaching discipline).
Does this faculty member hold a terminal degree in this discipline or a related field?

Additional Qualifications Complete this section to provide additional qualifications to meet the SACSCOC credentials guidelines. Identify all additional qualifications that apply and explain each item in the justification textbox. Indicate the dates of these additional qualifications and clearly describe the relationship between these qualifications and the course content and/or the expected outcomes of the course(s) assigned to faculty member. Supporting documents such as vita, copies of licenses and certificates, etc., should be submitted with this form by clicking the "attach file" link below. External validation of additional qualifications should be supported by these supplemental documents.
Academic Amnesty

The University of North Alabama (UNA) has an Academic Amnesty policy to enable a graduate student or applicant to start a new graduate academic record. Academic Amnesty offers a second chance to degree- or certificate-seeking students who began, but did not complete a graduate degree due to various circumstances in their lives. With Amnesty, all previous UNA graduate coursework is considered ‘forgiven’, thereby providing re-entering students a fresh start at Graduate School.

When Academic Amnesty is granted, all credits and grades earned at UNA while enrolled as a graduate student at an earlier date are no longer recognized and thus are not used in subsequent academic status determinations (including admissions) or grade point average calculations. (Note: The prior credits and grades will continue to be shown on the permanent academic record. The granting of academic amnesty also does not change a student’s financial aid history.) Credits or grades from another institution will not be covered under Academic Amnesty and will affect cumulative grade point average calculations.
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Mon, 20 Mar 2023 18:51:59 GMT): approved by COAD on 3-20-23
Renee Vandiver (rpvandiver) (Fri, 09 Jun 2023 02:29:07 GMT): Approved by AAEM Committee on 6-8-23 and Board of Trustees on 6-9-23.
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