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GENERAL INFORMATION ....................................................................................................................... 6

HISTORY OF UPRA ................................................................................................................................... 6

MISSION STATEMENT ....................................................................................................................... 7

GOVERNANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO .................................................................. 9

UPRA ORGANIZATIONAL CHART ................................................................................................ 10

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO AT ARECIBO ............................................................................ 14

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD ................................................................................................................... 14

THE CHANCELLOR .......................................................................................................................... 16

OFFICE FOR PLANNING AND INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES ........................................................ 16

OFFICE OF THE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS ..................................................................... 18

OFFICE OF THE DEAN FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS ........................................................................ 18

OFFICE OF THE DEAN FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS ........................................................ 18

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD ............................................................................................................. 19

ACADEMIC SENATE ........................................................................................................................ 19

STUDENT COUNCIL ......................................................................................................................... 19

COMPENDIUM OF INSTITUTIONAL POLICES ................................................................................... 20

STUDENTS RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS ................................................................................... 20

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS IN THE STUDENT- PROFESSOR RELATIONSHIP ................... 20

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ................................................................................................................. 22

SEXUAL HARASSMENT .................................................................................................................. 22

PRIVACY OF ACADEMIC RECORDS ............................................................................................. 23

CAMPUS SECURITY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO ................................................ 24

ILLEGAL USE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ABUSE .................................................................... 24

NO-SMOKING POLICY (P.R. LAW 40) ........................................................................................... 25

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ............................................................................................................ 25

BURSAR & COMPLAINTS ...................................................................................................................... 28

ADMISSION PROCESS ..................................................................................................................... 28

REGISTRARS OFFICE ..................................................................................................................... 32

ONLINE PAYMENT REGISTRATION ............................................................................................. 32

CHANGES IN COURSE SCHEDULE ............................................................................................... 32

ACADEMIC LOAD ............................................................................................................................. 33

COURSE CODES ................................................................................................................................ 33

CLASS ATTENDANCE ...................................................................................................................... 34

ACADEMIC INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT ............................................................................................. 36

WITHDRAWALS ................................................................................................................................ 37

REVIEW PERIOD ............................................................................................................................... 37

GRADING SYSTEM ........................................................................................................................... 38

ACADEMIC INDEXES ....................................................................................................................... 38

REPEATING COURSES ..................................................................................................................... 39

PROCEDURE FOR CHANGING FINAL GRADES (UPRA Senate Certification Num. 2006-07-14)

.............................................................................................................................................................. 40

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 (FERPA) ............................. 41

VETERANS ......................................................................................................................................... 42

NORMS AND PROCEDURES FOR READMISSION, RECLASSIFICATION, SPECIAL

PERMITS, TRANSFERS AND ARTICULATED TRANSFERS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF

PUERTO RICO AT ARECIBO ........................................................................................................... 42

HONORS (UPRA Senate Certification 2005-06-31) ........................................................................... 48

CLASSIFICATION OF PROGRAMS ................................................................................................. 48

BURSARS OFFICE ............................................................................................................................ 51

TUITION .............................................................................................................................................. 52

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TRANSFERRABLE BY PROGRAM .................................. 54

ACADEMIC SERVICES ........................................................................................................................... 56

LIBRARY ............................................................................................................................................ 56

VISION ................................................................................................................................................ 56

MISSION.............................................................................................................................................. 56

SERVICES ........................................................................................................................................... 56

ORGANIZATION ................................................................................................................................ 57

HONOR STUDIES PROGRAM .......................................................................................................... 59

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT (CADA) ...................................... 60

CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ENDEVORS (CRC)................................................. 60

STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM ................................................................................................ 61

COOP COURSE INTD 995 ................................................................................................................. 61

DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES (DCEPS) ........... 62

STUDENT SERVICES .............................................................................................................................. 64

FINANCIAL AID ................................................................................................................................ 64

FEDERAL AID .................................................................................................................................... 64

STATE AID ......................................................................................................................................... 65

TITLE IV REIMBURSEMENT POLICY ........................................................................................... 67

SERVICE OFFICE FOR DISABLED STUDENTS AND LAW 51 PROGRAMS ............................ 68

ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT PROGRAM ......................................................................................... 68

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES ................................... 69

MEDICAL SERVICES ........................................................................................................................ 70

ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES...............................................................................................................

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