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University Policies

University Policies

Authority: 
Academic and Student Affairs
Date enacted or revised: 
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All McNeese employees, including Visiting Lecturers and Teaching Graduate Assistants are responsible for reading, understanding, and adhering to all University policies, including the Academic Integrity Policy and the Diversity Awareness Policy.  University policies are located on the McNeese website at www.mcneese.edu/policy, in the Faculty/Staff Handbook, and in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Pre-employment  Employment Application Policy.

All new full-time and part-time employees, all new Visiting Lecturers, and all new Teaching Graduate Assistants will complete the Pre-Employment Application Form. These procedures do not apply to 120-day or less hires.

Academic Integrity

McNeese State University seeks to strengthen the value of student academic achievement by fostering a learning environment which is based on honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility and excellence.  Consequently, the University expects all members of its academic community will demonstrate honesty and integrity in all academic relationships.  The purpose of the Academic Integrity Policy is to provide students, faculty, and staff with guidelines about what behaviors violate Academic Integrity expectations, and the process for addressing academic integrity issues.

It is important to note that students should be informed about the policy with a statement in the syllabus indicating the policy's location on the web site (www.mcneese.edu/integrity).  Students applying to McNeese for summer 2007and beyond will sign a pledge related to Academic Integrity on the application for admission; therefore, it is important the McNeese community understands expectations for upholding Academic Integrity.

Diversity Awareness

The University has adopted The Diversity Awareness Policy to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of discrimination complaints. The Policy describes the grievance procedure for individuals who may have experienced discrimination. The Policy further defines racial discrimination, sexual harassment/discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, age discrimination, and discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The grievance procedures for individuals with disabilities confirms the University's commitment to providing accessibility to its programs, services, and activities for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified and entitled to an accommodation.

Individuals who believe they may have experienced discrimination, but are uncertain as to whether a complaint is justified or whether they wish to initiate a formal written complaint may discuss their concerns confidentially and informally with the Vice President of Special Services and Equity.