UNC Today: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Back to UNC Today Archives

OSP Office Hours in Ross Hall

The Office of Sponsored Programs will hold office hours in Ross Hall Thursday, March 28. Arlene Hansen will be available to meet with faculty and staff in room 2570 from 1-4 p.m. The focus of the session will be on pre-award issues, but all questions and concerns about proposals and awards are welcome.

Date Changed for Student Employee Recognition Banner Contest Judging

The Student Employee Recognition Banner Contest will be judged Friday, April 5. Previous communications about the contest contained the incorrect date.

Offices with student employees (hourly, work study or salaried) are encouraged to create a banner for National Student Employee Appreciation Week (April 7-13) that symbolizes your appreciation of your student employees. The office with the winning banner will receive a pizza party.

For complete contest details, visit the Student Employee of the Year website.

UNC Relay for Life Seeks Cancer Survivors

UNC Relay for Life is looking for cancer survivors to honor during this year's event on Friday, April 5. If you're a survivor and not already registered to take part, sign up on the Relay for Life website. Survivors aren't required to walk but can if they want to. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m., with the event starting at 6 p.m. and the survivor dinner being served at 6:45 p.m.

For more information or questions, email event coordinator Alexandria Monroe.

Grade Replacement Policy Change Announced

UNC's Grade Replacement policy is undergoing a number of changes starting fall 2013 and students and advisors should be aware of the following important information:

  • Students must submit an application for Grade Replacement.
  • Because of the new limits on the number of courses that can be used with Grade Replacement, a student must submit a Grade Replacement Application no later than the drop deadline of the repeated course in order to be eligible for Grade Replacement.
  • Grade Replacement may now only be used once per individual course.
  • Previously, a student could repeat a course any number of times and the last grade received was the one that was used to calculate the cumulative GPA. The revised policy only allows one (1) previous grade to be removed from the GPA calculations for any given course. This aligns the policy with recent changes to federal financial aid regulations that prevent a student from getting aid for multiple repeats of a course. This limit applies to courses repeated Fall 2013 forward, so a student who had previously used Grade Replacement on a course may repeat it Fall 2013 or later and have one old grade removed from their GPA calculations.
  • There are now limitations on the number of courses that can be used with Grade Replacement.
  • The revised policy allows a student to apply Grade Replacement to up to six (6) different courses. This limit also starts with courses repeated Fall 2013 forward, so students who used Grade Replacement in previous semesters will still receive up to six Grade Replacement opportunities.

The application can be found at http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Forms/Index.html.

The policy can be found at http://www.unco.edu/regrec/Current%20Students/Grades/Gradereplacement.html.

Registration Now Open for 2013 Women’s Walk

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Women's Walk on Saturday, April 20, to benefit UNC's women's athletic scholarships and program enhancement funds. Join a team or start your own team by donating or securing a minimum of $25 for the registration fee. Prizes will be given to all participants and special incentives are available for those who raise $50 or more. For more information and to register, visit the Alumni Association's website.

Reminder: Upcoming Deadlines for Proposals, Nominations, Applications

Additional information about the following calls for proposals, nominations, applications and other submissions is available by clicking on the call's description. Deadlines are in parentheses.

Today's Events