We Want All Of Our Students To Be Successful!
What services can help me succeed?
If you're struggling or need to better hone your study skills, UTC's Center for Advisement may be of assistance to you. Their mission is to promote academic excellence and facilitate student success. They offer a variety of workshops designed to assist students, help provide referrals to campus resources, and promote the development of skills needed for academic success. They can provide information on tutoring, study groups, note taking, learning styles, and test taking tips.
Have you taken time out from your degree program?
We can help get you back on track and re-enrolled whether you have had a short or long break from school. Our distance learning program often can assist with this process, especially if you have moved away from the Chattanooga area. General education requirements and major requirements may have changed since you began your program. We can evaluate your individual situation and get you "back on track". If you have been out of school for an entire semester, you must be re-admitted to the university.
Do you want to be sure to finish your degree "on time" in four years?
Clear PathShowcases provide students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath Showcases also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree. We have them for all of the degree programs. You also should consult our advising materials online and be sure to work closely with your advisor to be sure you meet all requirements.
Do you want to finish in less than four years?
Both criminal justice and legal assistant studies programs participate in the degree in three program. If you attend two summers on a full time basis in addition to the "normal" semesters, you are able to graduate in May of your third year. This program requires a heavy workload and it is not suited for all students. If you are interested you can look at the degree program or talk to your advisor for more information.
Do you know about the honor code? The consequences for plagiarism?
The Department is committed to enforcing the UTC honor code which covers many types of academic conduct, including plagiarism. Violators will be taken to Honor's Court, where they could get a warning, receive a failing grade in a class, or even be suspended from the university (depending on the severity and circumstances).
The Honor Code is violated by various types of misrepresentation or acts of dishonesty which bear on the academic evaluation of a student. The following are a few examples (not all inclusive) of violations of the Honor Code:
- Failure to adhere to Honor Code Pledge.
- Bringing unauthorized material into examination area.
- Making use of unauthorized assistance during an examination or
- in preparing a graded assignment.
- Incorporating words or ideas of another author in a research paper without giving proper credit to their source.
- Assisting in any act of dishonesty.
Honor Code Pledge: I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on any test or assignment. I understand that plagiarism constitutes a serious instance of unauthorized aid. I further pledge that I will exert every effort to insure that the Honor Code is upheld by others and that I will actively support the establishment and continuance of a campus-wide climate of honor and integrity.