Adult and Higher Education

Student Handbook

This handbook has been prepared to assist students and faculty in the Adult & Higher Education Program. It has been designed to provide the major rules and regulations of the program or department that are not contained in the USM Graduate Catalog.

Suggestions on the part of all who use this document are encouraged. Please send your comments directly to the Program Coordinator at the University of Southern Maine.

Note: Program faculty reserves the right to change any of the terms of this handbook in any section at any time.

The USM shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the University should be directed to the executive director, Office of Campus Pluralism and Equal Opportunity, (207) 780-5094, (207) 780-5646 (TTY). Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment or education may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission.

The University of Southern Maine reserves the right to revise, amend or change items set forth in this handbook from time to time. Accordingly readers of this handbook should inquire as to whether any such revisions, amendments or changes have been made since the date of publication. The University reserves the right to cancel course offerings, to set minimum and maximum size of classes, to change designated instructors in courses and to make decisions affecting the academic standing of anyone participating in a course or program offered by the University.