Academics

Section 2 - Academics

ACADEMIC ADVISING

The Associate Dean/Director of the Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching coordinates academic advising for all students. Should you have advising concerns that cannot be addressed by your academic adviser, you should speak with the Associate Dean at the Center for Learning and Teaching in the Fintel Library. See also: Academic Adviser, Center for Learning and Teaching, Subject Tutoring Program.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

This is one of the most important individuals you will encounter while at RC. If you are an entering freshman, you will be assigned a freshman academic adviser. Your freshman adviser will work with you until you have declared a major. At that time, usually your sophomore year, a faculty member from the appropriate discipline will be assigned to you as your faculty adviser. For further information regarding your status and your advisor, contact the Center for Learning and Teaching in the Fintel Library. See: Academic Advising, Center for Teaching and Learning.

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS

If you are interested in obtaining information regarding a particular academic department, you should contact the chairperson listed below.

Biology,.................................................................................... .....  Dr. Len Pysh

Business Administration and Economics, ......................................       Dr. Christine McCart

Chemistry,.....................................................................................   Dr. Gary Hollis

Education, .....................................................................................   Dr. Gary Whitt

English,..........................................................................................   Dr. Martha Kuchar

Fine Arts,.......................................................................................   Dr. Gordon Marsh

Modern Languages,.......................................................................      Dr. Charlene Kalinoski

Health and Human Performance,.................................................         Dr. John Creasy

History, .........................................................................................    Dr. Whitney Leeson

Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Physics..............            Dr. Roland Minton

Modern Languages,..........................................................................    Dr. Charlene Kalinoski

Psychology,....................................................................................    Dr. Mary Camac

Public Affairs,................................................................................     Dr. Joshua Rubongoya

Religion and Philosophy,...............................................................        Dr. Brent Adkins

Sociology,......................................................................................     Dr. Marit Berntson

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Roanoke College is committed to the maintenance of the highest possible standards of academic integrity among all of its constituents. You will be expected to make a written commitment to support this policy and to work fully with the faculty and administration in sustaining the academic integrity of the college. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the regulations and procedures of the academic integrity system. To assist you, portions of the policy can be found in Appendix A. The full policy and examples of violations can be found in the brochure Academic Integrity at Roanoke College, which is available from the Registrar's Office. Contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration in the Administration Building for additional information. See:

The Academic Integrity Council is responsible for hearing cases involving offenses such as cheating and plagiarism, which breach the academic integrity standards of the college. Students elected by the student body and faculty and staff members appointed by the President of the College sit on the board or panel, which hears a case. The chair of the Academic Integrity Council is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration. See:  

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS

Roanoke College's regulations on grading, attendance and all other areas of the academic experience are outlined in detail in the Academic Catalog.

 

BLOCK SCHEDULES (included are: Regular Schedule, Regular Delayed Schedule, and Half- Day Schedule).

Regular Schedule

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

Tuesday-Thursday

Block 1

8:30-9:30AM

 

 

Block 2

9:40-10:40AM

 

 

Block 3

10:50-11:50AM

Block 9

8:30-10:00AM

Block 4

12:00-1:00PM

Block 10

10:10-11:40AM

 

 

FREE BLOCK

Block 5

1:10-2:10PM

Block 11

1:10-2:40PM

Block 6

2:20-3:20PM

Block 12

2:50-4:20PM

Block 7A

2:20-3:50PM M/W

Block E3

4:30-6:00PM

Block 7B

2:20-3:50PM W/F

 

 

Block 8

4:00-5:30PM

Block E4

6:15-7:45PM

Block E1

5:45-7:15PM M/W

 

 

Block E2

7:30-9:00PM M/W

 

 

Block E5

5:45-8:45PM M

 

 

Block E6

5:45-8:45PM W

 

 

 

One Hour Delayed Schedule - 9:30 AM Opening

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

Tuesday-Thursday

Block 1

9:30-10:15AM

Block 9

9:30-10:30AM

Block 2

10:25-11:10AM

Block 10

10:40-11:40AM

Block 3

11:20-12:05PM

 

 

 

 

Block 11

1:10-2:40PM

Block 4

12:15-1:00PM

Block 12

2:50-4:20PM

Block 5

1:10-2:10PM

Block E3

4:30-6:00PM

Block 6

2:20-3:20PM

Block E4

6:15-7:45PM

Block 7A

2:20-3:50PM M/W

 

 

Block 7B

2:20-3:50PM W/F

 

 

Block 8

4:00-5:30PM

 

 

Block E1

5:45-7:15PM M/W

 

 

Block E2

7:30-9:00PM M/W

 

 

Block E5

5:45-8:45PM M

 

 

Block E6

5:45-8:45PM W

 

 

 

Two Hour Delayed Schedule - 10:30 AM Opening

Monday-Wednesday-Friday
Offices open at 10:30 AM 

Tuesday-Thursday
Offices open at 10:30 AM

Block 1*

10:30 - 11:10 AM

Block 9

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Block 2*

11:20 - 12:00 PM

Block 10

11:40 - 12:40 PM

Block 3*

12:10 - 12:50 PM

Break*

30 minutes

 

 

Block 11

1:10-2:40PM

Block 4*

1:00 - 1:40 PM

Block 12

2:50-4:20PM

Block 5*

1:50 - 2:30 PM

Block E3

4:30-6:00PM

Block 6*

2:40 - 3:20 PM

Block E4

6:15-7:45PM

Block 7A*

2:40 - 3:50 PM

 

 

Block 8

4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

 

Block E1

5:45 - 7:15 PM

 

 

Block E2

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

 

Block E5

5:45 - 8:45 PM

 

 

 

6:00 - 9:00 PM

 

 

* Blocks requiring change in meeting time

Half-Day Delayed Schedule- 1:10 PM Opening

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

Tuesday-Thursday

Block 1

NO CLASS

 

 

Block 2

NO CLASS

 

 

Block 3

NO CLASS

Block 9

NO CLASS

Block 4

NO CLASS

Block 10

NO CLASS

 

(Offices open at 1:00 PM)

 

(Offices open at 1:00 PM)

 

FREE PERIOD

 

FREE PERIOD

Block 5

1:10-2:10PM

Block 11

1:10-2:40PM

Block 6

2:20-3:20PM

Block 12

2:50-4:20PM

Block 7A

2:20-3:50PM M/W

Block E3

4:30-6:00PM

Block 7B

2:20-3:50PM W/F

 

 

Block 8

4:00-5:30PM

Block E4

6:15-7:45PM

Block E1

5:45-7:15PM M/W

 

 

Block E2

7:30-9:00PM M/W

 

 

Block E5

5:45-8:45PM M

 

 

Block E6

5:45-8:45PM W

 

 

•· Blocks requiring change in meeting time

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE

The Vice President and Dean of the College's office is located on the first floor of the Administration Building.

DEAN'S LIST

One list that's good to be on. To be eligible for the Dean's List, you must have been enrolled in at least a four-unit course load, three units of which were for a letter grade, and achieve a 3.5 GPA with no grade below "C" for the term.

HONORS

The Honors Curriculum replaces for Honors students the normal general education required courses. The Honors Program meshes the subjects normally included in general requirements into a sequence of interdisciplinary courses. These courses follow and explore the progression of human life and its quality through time.

The Honors Curriculum is divided into four major parts:

A. The Foundations: courses in reading, writing, and mathematics.

B. The Human Heritage: courses that reflect on human accomplishments and shortcomings in the fields of religion, philosophy, history, and the arts.

C. The Modern Perspectives: courses in the social, physical, and life sciences.

D. The Integration of Perspectives: a senior seminar that brings all the fields of study to focus on the ethical challenges faced in current social and technological issues.

Applications for the program are welcomed from freshmen that who would like to begin the program as sophomores. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Hakkenberg.

STUDENT RECORDS

Under the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you have certain rights regarding the distribution of your student records. See: Appendix B - Privacy in Student Records

TERM PAPER SALE PROHIBITION

The laws of the State of Virginia prohibit the preparation of and the distribution of material for academic credit for compensation. (See Sec. 18.2-505, Acts of Assembly, Vol. 1, Virginia Session 1975.) Any person found guilty of violating this act by preparing and selling a term paper, thesis, dissertation, etc. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined up to $1,000.

WEATHER, INCLEMENT

In the event of inclement weather, stay tuned to local radio or television stations, as announcements regarding any changes to the College's operating schedule will be made through media outlets, Maroon Alerts, and the RC Schedule hotline: 375-7777. College sources are most reliable. Media outlets are contacted (but sometimes do make mistakes when handling numerous announcements.)

Please note that if weather conditions create a personal hazard for you, do not attempt to travel to the college. See: Block Schedule, Information Channel