Art Department Policies

Registration for Art Courses

The Art Department reserves the right to pre-register its major students in order to assure completion of their degree requirements.  In the event of over-subscription  of art courses by art majors, the department will grant first prefernece to seniors and second preference to juniors.  During the two week designated advising period each semester, full-time faculty are available for advising and assisting in course selection.

Attendance and Personal Conduct

Studio art courses consist of lectures, demonstrations and critiques.  Because of the complex nature of these courses, students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and be on time.  Excessive absences may cause failure of the course or a lower grade.  The study of art provides an environment for creativity and artistic freedom.  However, students enrolled in the BFA program will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional and academic manner.

Policy Concerning Student Work

The Art Department reserves the right to keep student work for a period of time not to exceed one year for inclusion in exhibitions.  The Department reserves the right either to photograph student work for it's slide collection or, in the case of photography, printmaking and computer courses where many copies can be made, to keep actual examples of work.  Unless otherwise specified, artwork and term papers left for more than one semester following the semester in which they were completed, become property of the Department.

Senior Studio students are required to submit visual documentation of their course work; this documentation becomes part of their department records.  Students who do not meet this requirement will receive an incomplete grade.

Academic Integrity

Students should be aware of the issues of creative honesty and of the prohibition against unwarranted use of the work of others, of the dishonesty of misrepresenting the source of work and ideas, and the penalties established by the University for cheating and plagiarism.  The department expects that work passed in by the student will be the product of the studnet's own effort.  Particulars of the University policy on academic dishonesty can be found in the academic policies section of the University.

Equipment Care and Replacement Repair

The Art Department has limited resources that allow it to provide equipment for student use.  Students are responsible for replacement costs of any items that they lose or damage in the course of their studies.  In most cases, students are responsible for materials and expendible supplies required by their studio courses.