Academic Policy

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (OUAA) assists with new or revised academic policy needs for the institution and communicates many academic policies critical to internal and external compliance. 

Academic policy archives and policy forms are housed on the Office of the Provost's Website.


Academic Policy Advisory Committee

The Academic Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) analyzes current academic policy-related issues, reviews the effectiveness of existing academic policies, and recommends improvements for consideration by the appropriate governance groups.

For more information about APAC, visit the APAC website.


Academic Affairs Collaborative

In fall 2013, OUAA created the Academic Affairs Collaborative. This forum, held twice a semester with the Vice Provost and the assistant campus directors, allows the campus academic offices to raise issues of concern, think about solutions, and share best practices.

Academic Policy Updates

Secondary Student Policies & Processes
These policies and processes will be reviewed in AY15. More information will be posted soon. Please check back.

Credit Hour Review Process
A subcommittee of the faculty Undergraduate Academic Board and Graduate Academic Board was created in AY14 to look at UAA's credit hour policy and to determine if any gaps in compliance with the NWCCU Credit Hour Policy exist.

The subcommittee recommended an institutional-level credit hour review process, which will be piloted for spring 2015 classes.

Occupational Endorsement Policies
In spring 2014, new policies for Occupational Endorsement Certificates (OECs) were approved. To assure consistency for all students, students admitted to OECs are now subject to the same academic policies as other certificate and degree seeking students.

Read more about the changes here.
See the Faculty Senate motion here.

Policy Feedback


Share your comments or suggestions about specific academic policies using the form below. 

If your feedback is confidential or personal in nature, please don't use this form. Please contact us directly instead.