Academic Calendar
Academic Theme
Academic Theme Archive
Academic Theme Links & Resources
Advising Center
Career Advising
The Career Development Process
The Cover Letter
Writing Your Resume
Internship Information
Job Listings
Obtaining References
Obtaining References for Graduate/Professional Schools
Other Resources
Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing
Career Resource Center
Career Workshops & Events
Choosing a Major
Graduate School Information
MLT Wait List Request Form
Advisor Notes
Academic Advising
Academic Advising FAQs
Core and General Education Requirements
UMA Math Placement Study Plan
How to Register With MyMathTest
How To Use MyMathTest
Contact Advising
Course Guide & Catalog
Advising & Registration
Registration Help
Distance & Online Programs
Online College Courses
Online Degree Programs
Glossary and Information
Map of UMA Centers & Sites Statewide
UMA Adjunct Faculty
Full Time Faculty
Adrienne, Karen
Baker, Susan
Bates, Christopher
Batty, Harry
Bean, Frank
Bearor, Dawn
Belanger-Warnke, Deborah
Bennett, Sheila
Bernheim, Robert
Bisulca, Norma
Blanchette, Diane
Blanke, Ann
Boone, Diane
Botshon, Lisa
Buckley, Laura
Butler, Daylin
Clark, Carey
Clark, Patricia
Colby, Terry
Cole, Jo-Ann
Cook, James
Corlew, Kati
Davitt, Mary Louis
Dean, Cynthia
DeWaters, Jere
Elias, Rochid
Elliott, Kenneth
Ellis, Frank
Evans, Victoria
Fahy, Gregory
Felch, Henry
Foster, Nancy
French, Lester
Giordano, Tom
Gray, Diane
Grunder, Charles
Haggard, Sandra
Hayes-Grillo, Anne
Hentges, Sarah
Hinkley, Amy
Holden, Constance
Hunt, Tamara
Jakab, Mary Jo
Jerosch, Anita-Ann
Jolda, Gregory
Jordan, Gillian
Katz, Robert
Kellerman, Robert
King, Lynne
Klose, Robert
Kokoska, Diana
LaBossiere, James
Lage, Chris
Lake-Corral, Lorien
Lane, Kim
Lee, Joleen
Lemay, Diane
Leo, Eleanor
Leonard, Grace
Linhardt, Magdalena
McAleer, Brenda
McGuire, J. Powers
Milligan, Peter
Naas, Margaret
Naber, Donald
Needham-Curtis, Rosemary
Nelson, Richard
Norton, Ronald
Oxley, Tara
Patterson, Margaret
Powers, Elizabeth
Precourt, Peter
Rainey, Robert
Ray, Chelsea
Retzlaff, Kay
Rogers, Karen
Roper, Robert
Rubinson, Jill
Samuelian, Dave
Sanborn, Freda
Schneider, Nancy
Stark, Eric
Stoddard, Brooks
Sychterz, Jeffrey
Szakas, Joseph
Taylor, Ellen
Thaller, Amanda
Waugh, Charles
Whitsel, Larry
Wigderson, Seth
Willette, Amanda
Williams, Jodi
Honors Program
Honors Program What's Happening
Associate Degree Honors Program
Bachelor's Degree Honors Program
Honors Checksheets
Library Hours
Contact Us
About the UMA Libraries
Katz Library (Augusta)
Library Floor Plan
Nottage Library (Bangor)
Nottage Library (Bangor) Information
Off-Campus Library Services
Library Services
Ask A Librarian
Faculty Information
Course Reserve Materials
Interlibrary Loan
Collections & Policies
Plunkett Maine Writers Collection
Computer and Internet Use Policy
Collection Development (Katz Library)
Collection Development Policy
The Mande Kora: A West African System of Thought
The Mande Kora Music
Prior Learning Assessment
Programs and Degrees
Student Support
Student Development Division
Disability Services
Disability Services General Information
Accommodation Procedures
Adaptive Technology Resources and Information
University of Maine System Guidelines for Documentation of a Learning Disability
Disability-Related Online Resources
Counseling Services
Learning Support Services
Learning Support Services Contacts
Workshops Via Videostream
Effective Learning Consultation
On-Line Learning and Study Skills Resources
Augusta Tutoring Schedule
Bangor Campus Tutoring Schedule
White Board Math Tutoring
Writing Tutor
Navigating E-Connections
Email Activation Tutorial
Registration Tutorial
Student Degree Progress Tutorial
Tutorial on Navigating MaineStreet 9.0
Tutorial on Distance Registration
UMA Colleges
College of Arts and Sciences
Current Checksheet for B.A.
Current Checksheet for Minor
Program Coordinator
Lisa Botshon
English Faculty
Jeff Sychterz
Chelsea Ray
Jill Rubinson
Harry Batty
Christopher Bates
Eleanor Leo
Gillian Jordan
Kay Retzlaff
Ellen Taylor
Lisa Botshon
Barbara Pincus
Robert Kellerman
Fall Bacchanal
English Courses
Terry Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival
All Checksheets
UMA Undergraduate English Conference
Frequently Asked Questions
Register for the Conference
Conference Schedule
Visit the Campus Green
Biology Faculty
Program Coordinator
All Checksheets
2 + 2 program for graduates of the A.S. in Medical Laboratory Technology
Annual Lecture in Biology
Interdisciplinary Studies
All Checksheets
INT Student Conference
Current Checksheet
Degrees Offered
French Minor
Holocaust and Human Rights Studies
American Studies
Program Coordinator
All Checksheets
Current Checksheet
Art Faculty
Jazz and Contemporary Music
Jazz & Contemporary Music Home
Areas Of Study
The UMA Music Faculty
Preparing For Your Music Career
Current Checksheet for Minor
Social Science
Professional Associations
National Writing Project
Maine Department of Education
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Society for the Study of Social Problems
National Council for the Social Studies
International Network for Social Network Analysis
National Social Science Association
National Communications Association
National Science Foundation
National Council of Teachers of English
National Science Teachers Association
American Anthropological Association
American Psychological Association
American Sociological Association
Maine State Psychological Association
All Checksheets
Current Checksheet for B.A.
Social Science Concentrations and Certificates
Social Science B.A.
Gerontology Concentration
Psychology Concentration
Social Media Certificate
Education Pathways
Social Science Faculty
Teacher Preparation Programs
All Checksheets
UMA/UMPI Pathway to Elementary Education Certification Advising Guide
Certificate of Study in Secondary Education
BA Interdisciplinary Studies Checksheet
Self-Designed Elementary Ed Minor Checksheet
Self-Designed Special Ed Minor Checksheet
Minor in Secondary Education
UMA/UMM Pathway to Special Education Certification Advising Guide
Teaching Resources
Maine Department of Education Teaching and Learning Standards
Professional Organizations and Resources
Certification Resources
Early Childhood Education (B-5)
Elementary Education
Elementary Education Portfolio
Elementary Education Student Teaching
Secondary Education
UMA Student Teaching
UMA Minor in Secondary Education
UMA Secondary Education Teacher Certification Pathway for Post Graduates
UMA Secondary Education Portfolio
Early Elementary Education (K-3)
Early Elementary Education (K-3) Portfolio
Early Elementary Education (K-3) Student Teaching
Special Education
Education Courses
Teacher Preparation Faculty
Liberal Studies
Current Checksheet for B.A.
All Checksheets
Current Checksheet for A.A.
UMA Liberal Studies Newsletter
College of Professional Studies
Business Administration
The TAO of the DOW
Counting on Dividends
Earnings per Share: Who really cares?
The Dow and You
All Checksheets
Current Checksheet for A.S.
Current Checksheet for B.S. with major in Management
Current Checksheet for B.S. with major in Accounting
Internships Overview
For Students: How Does an Internship Work?
For Students: What Will an Internship Do for Me?
For Students: Business Internship Opportunities
For Employers: What will Hosting an Internship Do for Me?
For Employers: How do I Create an Internship Position?
Program Coordinator
Business Administration
Medical Laboratory Technology
Current Checksheet
MLT Wait List Request Form
All Checksheets
Veterinary Technology
Job Listings
Veterinary Technology
Current Checksheet
Veterinary Technician Organization
Vet Tech Course Sequence
Continuing Education
Useful Links
Degrees Offered
Mental Health and Human Services
All Checksheets
Current Checksheet for B.S.
Current Checksheet for A.S.
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems
Post Baccalaureate
Current Checksheet
Bachelor of Science
Current Checksheet
Associate of Science
Current Checksheet
Minor in CIS
Minor in Computer Networking
Minor in Information Systems Security
Certificate in Health Informatics
Current Checksheet
Minor in Web Design
Certificate in Information Systems Security
Certificate in Web Design
CIS Faculty
Project Login
Program Advisory Board
Nursing at UMA
Nursing Program Vision and Mission Statement
Nursing Program Philosophy
AS in Nursing
Nursing Student Policy Handbook
Current Checksheet for A.S.
Current Checksheet for B.S.
Sample Curricula
Progression Summary
Admission Requirements
Application Process
UMA RN-BSN Facebook Page
NurseManifest Blog
Nurse Educator Praxis
BSN Handbook
Resources for Holistic Nurses
Navigating E-Connections
Credit for Certification
Jean Watson Event
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Applied Science
Program Coordinator
Applied Science in Aviation
Dental Hygiene
Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene
Expanded Function Dental Assisting Program
Program Immunization Requirements
EFDA Fact Sheet
Certificate in Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting Program Goals and Competencies
All Checksheets
Current Checksheet for B.S.
Current Checksheet for A.S.
Upcoming CEU Courses
Dental Assisting Tuition and Fees
Bloodborne Pathogen & CPR Requirements
Dental Hygiene Faculty
Dental Hygiene Services
Program Coordinator
Dental Hygiene Web Links
Architecture at UMA
UMA History
Handley Hall
Our Mission
Program Philosophy
Core Values
News + Events
Mill Island, Lewiston
Richmond Public Library
East Bayside, Portland
Sacred Space: Temple Beth El
Bread of Life, Meeting Space
Hallowell Waterfront
Addition to Jewett Hall
Town of Clinton, ME - Veterans Memorial
Gateway to Franklin Arterial
Design Elements
List of Required Courses
ARC 408
ARC 421
ARC 431
ARC 441
ARC 489
ARC 509
ARC 510
ARC 101
ARC 102
ARC 221
ARC 123
ARC 231
ARC 203
ARC 241
ARC 251
ARC 204
ARC 261
ARC 305
ARC 306
ARC 407
ARC 406
ARC 322
ARC 332
ARC 350
ARC 361
Program Coordinator
Current Checksheet
All Checksheets
NAAB Information
Join Our Mailing List
Schedule a Visit
Design Documents
Admission Criteria
Information and Library Services
ILS Course Descriptions
ILS Associate of Science Program
ILS Certificate Program
Getting Started: The Admissions Process
ILS Bachelor of Science Degree Program
ILS Faculty
Jodi Williams, Coordinator
Information & Library Services Degree Program Overview
ILS Degree Program
ILS Department Policies
ILS News and Notes
Aviation Info Session Video
Aviation Program Cost
Justice Studies
Information Systems Security Certificate
Fraud Examination Certificate
Community Policing Certificate
Justice Studies Faculty
Justice Studies Associate's Degree
Justice Studies Post-Baccalaureate
Minor in Justice Studies
Minor in Advocacy
Minor in Fraud Examination
Paralegal Certificate
Information Systems Security Minor
Forensic Certificate
Justice Studies Bachelor's Degree
Public Administration
Human Services - Public Administration
Minor in Public Administration
Postbaccalaureate in Public Administration
Advanced Standing into the University of Southern Maine
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Computer Technology - Public Administration
Criminal Justice - Public Administration
Fire Science - Public Administration
Health Care - Public Administration
Associate in Public Administration
Public Administration Faculty
John Nickerson
Full-Time Faculty
All Checksheets
Current Checksheets
Checksheet Archive
Checksheets for 2012/2013
Checksheets for 2011/2012
Checksheets for 2010/2011
Checksheets for 2009
Checksheets for 2004
Checksheets for 2008
Checksheets for 2007
Checksheets for 2006
Checksheets for 2005
Checksheets for 2003
Checksheets for 2002
Checksheets for 2001
Checksheets for 2000
Checksheets Prior to 2000
Research in Progress Group
Institutional Review Board
Institutional Review Board Procedure
Research and Pedagogy Series
Research Events
Campus & Community
UMA Employee Wellness Program
Events & Happenings
Calendar & Resources
Wellness Tips & Resources
Employee Assistance Program
Capital Area Economic Development Union
CAP-EDU March 9th Meeting Notes
University Advancement
Alumni Newsletter
Alumni Upcoming Meetings & Events
Alumni Association Board
Join the Alumni Association
Alumni Contact Info Update Form
Advancement Project Proposal
Senior College
Senior College Exchange Programs
Senior College Fees
Senior College Network
Senior College Financial Assistance
Senior College Possible Future Courses
Senior College Information
Senior College Instructors
Senior College Vision
Forum on the Future
Forum on the Cooperative Economy
Forum on the Future: Capitalizing on the Creative Economy - April 2
The Future of Health Care in the US - Sept. 23
Forum on the Future: Questions about Health Care?…Best Available Answers
Forum on the Future: Agriculture in Maine
Forum on the Future with Paul Kando - March 4th
Forum: Better Health Care At Lower Cost -Oct. 21
Forum on Education Reform September 15
Six Feet Under: Funeral Choices
Senior College Board of Directors
Senior College By-Laws
Senior College Course Offerings
Senior College Events
Research and Pedagogy Series
Community Partnerships
Partners in the Parks
Storm Water Protection in Maine
Women, Work and Community
UMA Board of Visitors
Employment Opportunities
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
EPSCOR Turkey Research Project
Project Home
Peter Milligan
Turkey Project Gallery
Chris Lage
Joseph Szakas
French At UMA
AATF Maine Conference
Calendar of Events
French at UMA News
French Club
French Conversation Table
Cultural Events
French Minor
Frequently Asked Questions
Fun in French for Kids
French Language Materials - Lithgow Library
Fun in French for Kids - Registration Form
Related Links
Study/Teach Abroad
Subscribe to French @ UMA
French@UMA Unsubscriber
Maine French Heritage Language Program
MFHLP Curriculum
French Courses
Women, Work and Community
The Campus Green
Climate Action Plan
PCES Members
UMA's Greenhouse Gas Inventory
President's Council for Environmental Sustainability
Reduce Fossil Fuel Consumption
Maine Women's Hall of Fame
Honorees - Chronological List
Sharon H. Abrams
Mary R. Cathcart
Patricia M. Collins
Sharon Barker
U.S. Senator Susan Collins
Lyn Mikel Brown
Elizabeth Crandall
Linda Smith Dyer
Laura Fortman
Mary Farrar
Ethel Wilson Gammon
Caroline Gentile
Dorothy Murphy Healy
Karen Heck
Nancy H. Hensel
Judith Magyar Isaacson
Theodora June Kalikow
Chilton R. Knudsen
Laurie Gagnon Lachance
Gail H. Laughlin
Dale McCormick
Ruth L. Lockhart
Elizabeth Mitchell
Gilda E. Nardone
Chellie Pingree
Judy Ayotte Paradis
Katherine Ogilvie Musgrave
Lois Galgay Reckitt
Ninetta May Runnals
Elizabeth S. Russell
Patricia E. Ryan
Joan Benoit Samuelson
Mildred Brown Schrumpf
Margaret Chase Smith
Senator Olympia J. Snowe
Marti Stevens
Thelma Swain
Eloise A. Vitelli
Mabel Sine Wadsworth
Florence Brooks Whitehouse
Esther Elizabeth Wood
BPW Hall of Fame
Patricia Carol Patti Bourgoin
Jeanne Littlefield Hammond
Arline Rebecca Andrews Lovejoy
News & Events
UMA News
A-Z Directory
Students Portal
Faculty and Staff Portal
Protocols & Procedures (Web Submission FAQ)
Contact Us
About UMA
Administrative Offices
Dean of Students
Student Handbook
Alphabetical Index
Student Handbook C
Student Handbook A
Student Handbook D & E
Student Handbook B
Student Handbook F & G
Student Handbook HIJ
Student Handbook L-O
Student Handbook P
Student Handbook R & S
Student Handbook T, V, W
Comprehensive Index of Policies and Procedures
Student Handbook: Policies A-D
Student Handbook: Policies S
Student Handbook: Policies E-H
Student Handbook: Policies U
Student Handbook: Policies I-R
Accreditation, Accessibility, Non-Discrimination & Diversity Statements
Right to Know
Phone Directory
Campus Resources and Services
Academic Calendar
Student Handbook Feedback Form
Nominations for Student Awards
Distinguished Student Award Nomination Form
James H. Woodworth Memorial Award Nomination Form
Commencement Information
Commencement Webcast
UMA Student Insurance
Office of the President
UMA Presidential Enrollment Mini-Grants
Making A Contribution
UMA Mission Statement
UMA Presidential Search
UMA Launches Presidential Search 5/20/15
Information Technology
Services for Students
Downloading FAQ
UMA PayPrint
Classroom Schedules
Computer Labs/Classrooms
Information Technology Staff
Information Technology Training Schedule
Phishing Scam Example
Internet/Home Computer Use
Services for Faculty
CourseCast/Panopto Retention Policy
Employee Computer Operating and Security Policy
Peer-To-Peer File Sharing and Copyright Violation Risks
Technology Purchasing Policy
Administrative Services
Emergency Action Plan
Professional Employees Assembly
Past PEA Meritorious Service Award Winners
Classified Employees Assembly
CEA Form Instructions
CEA Guidelines
Building Evacuation Procedures
Facilities Management
Facility Emergencies
Snow Removal
Custodial Services
Life Safety Equipment & Systems Guidance
Personal Protective Equipment Program
Confined Space Program and Procedures
Universal and Hazardous Waste
Control of Hazardous Energy Program
Fall Protection and Ladder Safety Program
Blood Borne Pathogens
Capital Construction Projects
Mailroom & Storage Facility
Jewett Hall Roof Replacement
Robinson Hall Parking Lot RFP
Alumni Center Renovation Project
Welding Safety Program
Hazard Communication and MSDS
Collective Bargaining Reps
E-911 Addresses
Employee Flu FAQs
General Forms
Mail Room
Mail Room Staff
Preparation of Mail
Bulk Mail
Fire Procedures
Medical Emergencies
Motor Vehicle Use Policy
Possession of Weapons, Firearms and/or Ammunition
Safety and Security
Personal Safety Escort Service
Active Shooter Safety Video
Safety Tips
Campus Assessment Response Evaluation
CARE Referral Form
CARE Workflow
CARE Videos
UMA Employee Anti-Harassment Training
Vehicle Parking Policy
Annual Security Report
Crime Statistics for the Augusta Campus
Crime Statistics for the Bangor Campus
Title IX Information
Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct and Stalking Related Information
Request for Proposal Response
Saco Center Description
Minimum Requirements - Building Specifications
RFP Space Request
Electrical Safety Plan
Office of the Provost
Academic Policies
UMA NEASC Self-Study
UMA NEASC Self-Study Archive
Outcomes Assessment Initiative
UMA NEASC Committees
UMA Technology Plan
Registrar and Records
Applying for Graduation
Apply to Graduate Form
Grading Policy
Transfer of Credits Policy
Student Confidentiality Under FERPA
UMA's Immunization Policy
Veteran Services
Grades by Text Message
Finance Office
Office of Institutional Research and Planning
IRP Staff
Common Data Set
Institutional Planning
Data Requests
Office of Human Resources
Employment Opportunities
Office of Marketing and Publications
Protocols & Procedures (Web Submission FAQ)
New Tester
A Test Page
UMA Tobacco Use Policy
Official Branding & Logos
Rising Scholars
Rising Scholar Nomination Information
Previous Rising Scholars
New Rising Scholars
Interested in being on TV and Helping UMA?
Alumni TV Spot Form
Commencement Student Speaker Nominations
Commencement Awards
President's Welcome
Our Campuses
Moose Tracks Cafe
Our Bangor Campus
Directions to UMA Bangor
UMA Bangor Admissions
Dental Hygiene Services
UMA Bangor Calendar
UMA Bangor Cornerstone
UMA Bangor Learning Support Services
UMA Bangor Writing Center
UMA Bangor
Our Augusta Campus
Augusta Campus Map
Visiting UMA Campuses
Schedule a Tour
Student Consumer Information
Net Price Calculator
Our Roots
Emergency Alerts
Get to Know UMA - Video Gallery
Friends and Family
Quick Facts
UMA on Social Media
50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary Fund
Recently Admitted Applicants
Campus Card Services
About Your UMA CARD
Getting Your UMA Card
Non-Photo ID Request
Adding Value to Your UMA CARD
Using Your UMA CARD
UMA Card Frequently Asked Questions
UMA Student ID Discounts
UMA Card Terms and Conditions
Resources for Students
New Student Orientation
Augusta Campus New Student Orientation Reservation Form
UMA Bangor New Student Orientation Reservation Form
Veterans/Military Personnel
Getting Started
Military Training Credits
Veteran's Request for Certification
First-Year Students (Freshmen)
Registrar and Records
Students With Disabilities
Tuition and Fees
Add/Drop/Withdrawal Charge Appeals
Degree Fees
Exit Interviews
Tuition & Fees
Third Party Sponsorship Of Student Charges
UMA NEBHE Programs
General and Course Fees
Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
Money Matters Bulletin
Net Price Calculator
Add/Drop Policies
Transfer Students
Admissions Staff
Admission FAQs
Application Process
Ready to Apply?
Student Application for Admission
Finish Your Degree
Open House & Admissions Events
Transfer Day Registration Form
Computer Information Systems Program Open House & Project Login Networking Reception
Financial Aid
Loan Terminology
Receiving Your Aid
Repeated Coursework
Repaying Your Aid
Types of Financial Aid
Federal Work-Study Program
Work-Study Job Listing
Payroll Schedule
Loan Programs
Other Aid Programs
Tuition Waivers
Special Circumstances
Eligibility Criteria
Financial Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Estimated Costs
Withdrawing and Its Impact on Aid
Return of Title IV Funds
Gainful Employment
Glossary of Terms
Applying for Aid
FAFSA On the Web
Financial Aid Forms
Helpful Hints
Opportunity Maine
Adult Students
Enrollment Services Center
Admission Checklist
Student Life
Student Life Events
Clubs and Organizations
Campus Crusade for Christ
Constitution and Bylaws: An Explanation
How to Start a Club
Law Association
Mental Health and Human Services Club
Student Nursing Association
Go Global Club
Student Club/Organization Advisor
UMA German Club
Accounting Society and Business Club
Fitness Centers
Augusta Campus Fitness Center
Bangor Campus Fitness Center
Life in Maine
Off-Campus Housing
Office of Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement Announcements
General Assembly
SGA - Augusta
SGA - Bangor
Supporting Student Success
Moosebytes Student Newsletter
Moosebytes Policy
Moosebytes Archive
Emergency Alerts
UMA Alerts FAQ
UMA Alerts Sign Up
UMA Alerts Sign-In
Student Blogs


Joesph Szakas

Joseph Szakas, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost


To Contact the Provost’s Office:


Joseph Szakas                 (207) 621-3360      
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Terry Lawson                  (207) 621-3288      
Academic Associate

Melanie Aubuchon        (207) 621-3360      
Administrative Specialist


The Provost’s Office is located at 140 Jewett Hall, Augusta Campus


Related Links

Standards list


UMA NEASC Committees

Faculty Chair

Committee Assignment

Standard One

Mission & Purposes

Jill Rubinson

Lester French

Joyce Blanchard
Jen Mascaro
Carey Clark

Ellen Taylor

Standard Two

Planning & Evaluation

Greg LaPointe

Laura Buckley-Smith

Kim Lane

Grace Leonard

Standard Three

Organization & Governance

Terry Colby

Connie Holden

Gillian Jordan

Deb Meehan
Renee Grant

Chris Bates

Kathy Trask

Ann Blanke

Standard Four

The Academic Program

Greg Fahy

Mary Louis Davitt

Norma Bisulca

Laurie Ficker

John McLaughlin

Lorien Lake-Corral

Hirosuke Honda

Standard Five


Brenda McAleer

Frank Ellis

Harry Batty

Tricia Dyer

Standard Six


Susan Baker

Kathy Dexter

Cindy Dean

Sheri Fraser

Dennis Unger
Amy Line

Leslie McCormick

Standard Seven

Library and Other Information Resources

Rob Roper

Lauren Dubois

Ben Treat

Ana Noriega
Haley Brown
Claudia Quintal

Standard Eight

Physical & Technological Resources

Diane Boone

Sheri Stevens

Sarah Hentges

Diane Blanchette

Stan Moszczenski

Michael Sales

Standard Nine

Financial Resources

Tom Giordano

Holly Maffei

Barbara Rowell

Jeff Sychterz
Warren Newton
Sherry McCollett

Standard Ten

Public Disclosure

Bob Stein

Daylin Butler

Ann Corbett
Dori Fellman

Vicki Evans

Diane Gray

Standard Eleven


Powers McGuire

Sheila Crowley

Rick Nelson

Jodi Williams
Jan Bunford
Nicole Cloud

Standards Review Team

Ken Elliott

Don Osier

Kate Keavitt

Kay Retzlaff

Digital Presentation Committee

Tom Abbott

Jodi Williams

Lauren Dubois

NEASC Process

Tom Abbott

Rob Kellerman



UMA's Fifth-Year (Interim) Accreditation Report Well Received

On October 26, 2011 UMA submitted its fifth-year mini-report to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of NEASC. This report is required at the mid-point of the decennial accreditation period of ten years and provides a progress update on how well UMA has addressed concerns raised after the 2007 comprehensive visit (See CIHE letter below.) It also allowed an opportunity to update the commission on UMA's status relative to the eleven accreditation standards.

President Handley and Interim Provost Szakas appreciate the contributions from the many faculty and staff who helped prepared the report's thorough review and analysis. As President Handley explained in her transmittal letter to NEASC, UMA continues to become a stronger institution through this process: During this review process we have continued to learn and document a great deal about our university, our students and our role in the University of Maine System. We are realizing our mission as a baccalaureate institution and we are reinforcing our contributions to the educational, economic and cultural fabric of central Maine.

A complete copy of the Commissions response to our Interim Report can be found below.

CIHE 2012 Response

  1. Full Interim (5th year) Report
  2. President’s Transmittal Letter
  3. Overview Document
  4. CIHE 2012 Letter


2007 Report Archive »


Course Numbering

X                     non-credit community service courses

001-049         no degree credit

050-099         associate degree, vocational courses, or courses normally not transferable toward a baccalaureate degree

100-299         associate and/or lower-level baccalaureate degree courses

300-399         upper-level baccalaureate courses

400-499         upper-level baccalaureate courses; may be taken for graduate credit with appropriate qualifications and permission

100H-499H  honors level

500-599         graduate level courses; may be taken for undergraduate credit with appropriate qualification and permission

600-799         graduate, doctoral, and professional courses

Grading System

Grades are assigned as letters with the following descriptors:

A                                     excellent



B                                     good



C                                     satisfactory



D                     low-level passing; below average


F                                      failure; computed into GPA as 0.00

F*                   failure; pass/fail course; not computed in GPA

AU                  audit

I                      incomplete work; will convert to an F if work is not made up within one semester

L                                     stopped attending; not officially withdrawn; computed into GPA as 0.00

LP                   low pass; for pass/fail course; not used in computing grade point averages but counted towards degree credit; represents grades of D+, D, or D-

MG                 missing grade (no grade submitted by instructor)

P                      passed (for pass/fail course; not computed in GPA) represents grades of A through C-

W                    withdrew (dropped during first half of semester; recorded on transcript; not computed in GPA)       

WF                  withdrew failing (dropped failing course(s) during second half of semester; recorded on transcript; computed into GPA)

During the first 60% of a semester/term, a student dropping a course will be assigned a grade of “W.” During the remainder of the semester, a grade of “W” or “WF” will be submitted by the instructor, depending upon the student’s performance to date. “W” is not computed into the grade point average; a “WF” is computed as an “F.”

Grade Point Averages

The cumulative average shall be computed at the end of each semester. The following represents the grading scale:

                        A     4.00                B+   3.33               C+   2.33                    D+   1.33              F        0.00

                        A-    3.67                B     3.00               C      2.00                    D     1.00              L       0.00

                                                        B-    2.67               C-    1.67                    D-    0.67              WF    0.00

To compute the grade point average for a semester, multiply the grade points earned in each course by the number of credit hours which results in quality points. Divide the number of quality points by the number of credit hours carried. The grade point average is carried to two decimal places.

Incomplete Grades

One semester is allowed for completion of an “I” grade.  The right of extension beyond one semester belongs to the respective faculty member.  Unless an extension is granted and communicated to the Registrar by the faculty member, the Registrar will convert an “I” grade to an “F” after one semester (spring and summer “I” grades will be converted to an “F” at the end of the fall semester).  Near the end of the fall and spring semesters, the Registrar sends each faculty member a list of students with outstanding “I” grades.

Pass/Fail Grading

The purpose of a system of pass/fail grading is to encourage students to enroll in courses outside their area of concentration with a minimum of threat to their grade point averages. This permits students to develop broader, more varied intellectual interests.

  • All students are eligible to enroll.
  • A student may not take more than one course per semester on a pass/fail basis.
  • A course taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used to fulfill core, major, or minor requirements unless the course is only offered on a pass/fail basis or is credit awarded based on assessment of prior learning.
  • “Pass” grades will not be used in computing grade point averages but will be counted toward degree credit.  The P grade is assigned if a student earns a grade of A through C- in a course.
  • “Low pass” grades will not be used in computing grade point averages but will be counted toward degree credit.  The LP grade is assigned if a student earns a D+, D, or D- in a course.
  • A failing grade, although recorded as an “F,” will not be computed in the student’s cumulative grade point average. 
  • Students must request pass/fail status at the time of registration. The deadline for changing to pass/fail status is the end of the “add” period.
    •          write effectively in the following formats: essay, research report, literature review;
    •          organize and manipulate sentences, paragraphs and documents to achieve coherence and clarity, using correct diction and grammar;
    •          find, evaluate, integrate, and site sources, using an appropriate citation style;
    •          evaluate the needs, background, and values of an audience and adapt the writing accordingly;
    •          revise and edit written documents as well as produce documents in electronic format;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in the academic discipline of rhetoric;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of and effectively employ the vocabulary of one’s major and/or minor when writing discipline-specific documents.
    •          organize and present complex material at appropriate levels of abstraction and technical detail for the audience;
    •          communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with clarity, tone, diction, gesture, affect, volume, and presence suitable to the situation;
    •          process information with others in a productive manner as well as practice active and appropriate listening skills;
    •          evaluate the needs, background, and values of an audience and adjust communications as necessary
    •          make a persuasive and logical case for a plan of action and/or a particular point of view;
    •          recognize the strengths, weaknesses, and assumptions of oral arguments;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in the academic discipline of oral communications;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of and effectively employ the vocabulary of one’s major and/or minor in oral discourse.
    •          demonstrate a variety of problem-solving strategies needed to analyze quantitative problems and determine appropriate solutions;
    •          evaluate practical quantitative problems and translate them into appropriate mathematical statements and their solutions;
    •          “use technology appropriately to assist in representation, organization, and data collection” as per the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards 2000;
    •          use statistical and numerical data and sound reasoning skills to discuss effectively and write convincing mathematical arguments;
    •          perform arithmetic operations, develop relationships between abstract variables and concrete applications, recognize mathematical functions, and draw appropriate conclusions from numerical information;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of and effectively employ the language and vocabulary used in the academic discipline of mathematics.
    •          work effectively with others to analyze scientific problems and apply scientific methodologies;
    •          articulate the relationships among observed phenomena and the scientific principles those observations inform;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of natural diversity and of how knowledge about the natural world is organized;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of laws, theories, models, and the effect of new technologies used in analyzing the natural world;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic nature of scientific inquiry;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the unifying concepts and processes that transcend all scientific disciplines; these are: causality and consequence, dynamic equilibrium, scale and proportion, change and evolution, evidence and explanation;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships of human beings with the natural world;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in at least one of the scientific academic disciplines.
    •          demonstrate an understanding of basic theories within one or more social science, including anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, economics, and geography;
    •          acknowledge the variability and complexity of human societies and cultures;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of social science information resources available through the library as well as other information sources’
    •          demonstrate an understanding of social systems, including their biological and psychological determinants;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of social and cultural value systems;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the social institutions that shape our society;
    •          apply social science perspectives, research, and information to other disciplines and professional studies;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in one of the social science disciplines.
    •          evaluate, analyze and compare significant texts, using historical contexts and a variety of cultural perspectives;
    •          describe and analyze how texts reflect the culture(s) that produced them within a global context;
    •          analyze and interpret the ideas of “value” and “meaning” from a variety of humanities perspectives;
    •          articulate and defend a thoughtful assessment of these ideas;
    •          interpret meaning from a variety of media and construct, as well as appreciate alternative interpretations;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in one or more of the disciplines within the humanities (e.g., literacy or historical terminology).
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the compositional elements within a work of art;
    •          identify and describe important works of art within a given genre;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of cultural influences on artworks;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which art influences society;
    •          provide a cogent interpretation for a chosen work of art;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in one of the disciplines within the arts.
    •          demonstrate an understanding of diversities within and among cultures, religions, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, abilities, ages and/or socioeconomic groups;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the scope and limitations of one’s own cultural perspective;
    •          identify issues and problems that people from minority cultures have negotiating the dominant culture;
    •          engage in critical inquiry into the problems, challenges and possibilities inherent in a diverse society;
    •          demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary used in one or more of the interdisciplinary studies of diversity.
    •          demonstrate the function of computer hardware components required to input, store, and process data, including appropriate peripheral devices;
    •          perform basic operating systems file maintenance commands;
    •          use a word processor to create, edit, and save a short research paper;
    •          manage and comprehend a spreadsheet to organize/summarize/visualize quantitative data;
    •          build an electronic database to store and use information;
    •          professionally present information using presentation software;
    •          use appropriate technology to communicate electronically.
    •          develop well-reasoned arguments;
    •          demonstrate evaluative skills such as the ability to distinguish fact from opinions, identify central issues and problems, classify data, judge credibility, predict consequences, recognize assumptions and inconsistencies, detect bias, plan alternate strategies, and evaluate arguments and hypotheses;
    •          demonstrate thinking skills such as flexibility, precision, accuracy and/reflection;
    •          identify and solve a variety of types of problems;
    •          demonstrate the use of both inductive and deductive reasoning;
    •          demonstrate creative thinking.
    •          determine the extent of information needed;
    •          access the needed information effectively and efficiently;
    •          evaluate information and its sources critically and constructively;
    •          retain and integrate selected information into his or her knowledge base;
    •          use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose;
    •          demonstrate the ethical use of information.


A student who wishes to attend a course as an auditor notifies the Registrar’s Office at the time of registration. Grades are not assigned when courses are audited. An audited course cannot be changed to credit status by taking examinations. Tuition for audited courses is the same as for those taken for regular credit. Any change in audit status must be accomplished during the “add” period.

Course Repeat Policy

When a student repeats a course, the last attempt is considered the official grade and is used in the computation of the student’s GPA. Earlier grades remain on the record, but are removed from the GPA. (The transcript is appropriately noted). Previously earned credit will be removed if the course repeated is failed.

Grade Reports

Grades generally are available within two weeks after the end of the semester. Students can access their grades through their self-service center in MaineStreet, the UMS online student information system. Considerable care is taken to ensure that course registrations and grades entered on a student’s permanent record are accurate. Any student who suspects that an error has been made should take up the matter with the Registrar within six months of the completion of a course. Any student may appeal a grade by contacting the instructor. If this does not produce satisfactory results, consult the student handbook for detailed grievance procedures.

Academic Action

Academic Probation: The student whose grade point average indicates that he or she will have difficulty graduating with a 2.00 GPA is notified of this possibility. The student is still entitled to all rights and benefits of other degree candidates. Students on academic probation are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to course registration. No other sanctions are placed upon him or her. Academic probation may affect financial aid awards.

Suspension: Regardless of the GPA, no student is academically suspended without first having been placed on academic probation for one semester.  If, after at least one semester on probation, a student fails to raise his or her GPA to an acceptable level, the Registrar, upon the recommendation of the appropriate College Dean, will take suspension action against the student. The student will not be permitted to register at the University for one semester (summer term may not be used as the suspension semester), but may submit an appeal to the Provost if he or she feels the committee should consider other information. The student may resume studies for the next term after consultation with an academic advisor. Students in limited capacity programs will be converted to liberal studies and will be required to meet program entrance requirements and to submit a Change of Program form to be considered for re-entry to the program. Students who are suspended for a second time will lose their degree status, but may apply for readmission after a semester of suspension.


    Hours                 GPA                        Status

    0-6                      0.00-1.49               Probation, conditions for continued enrollment defined

    7-23                    1.50-1.70               Probation

                                0.00-1.49               Suspension

    24-53                 1.70-1.90               Probation

                                0.00-1.69               Suspension

    54-83                 1.80-1.99               Probation

                                0.00-1.79               Suspension

    84 plus               1.80-1.99               Probation

                                0.00-1.79               Suspension

Dean’s List

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must be matriculated in a UMA degree program.  Qualification for the Dean’s List is posted on the student’s academic record.  Upon application to the appropriate academic dean, a student will be placed on the Dean’s List retroactively if the criteria for the Dean’s List are met after the list has been prepared.

A Dean’s List will be prepared at the end of each semester comprising the names of students completing 12 or more credit hours of 100-level or higher UMA courses (exclusive of pass/fail courses) whose semester GPA in these courses is 3.25 or higher, with no grade below “C-” in any of these courses.

UMA recognizes part-time students annually by naming them to a part-time Dean’s List.  In order to qualify, students must a) complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of 100-level or higher UMA coursework (exclusive of pass/fail courses) during two consecutive semesters in an academic year (fall and spring); b) take no more than 11 credit hours of 100-level UMA coursework in either semester and c) achieve a combined GPA of 3.25 or higher over the two consecutive semesters, with no grades lower than a “C-”.  The Dean’s List for part-time students is announced after the spring semester each year.

For Dean’s List purposes, the grade point average includes only grades from 100-level or higher UMA courses.


During each semester, two to four preliminary examinations may be administered in courses at the discretion of the faculty member. At the end of the semester, a final examination may be held in each course. Final examinations are normally scheduled for the last class meeting of each course.

Academic Minors

A minor is a secondary area of specialization and competence, which further prepares a student for a career and/or graduate work. Students who successfully complete a baccalaureate degree along with the required course work in a minor will have the minor officially noted on their transcripts.  A minimum of 25% of the credits required for a minor needs to be earned at UMA for it to be awarded.

  • Minors can be declared by the student at the time of application for graduation. However, UMA strongly recommends that a student work with his/her academic advisor to identify an advisor for the student's elected minor at the earliest possible date.
  • Check sheets for all minors are available in the Enrollment Services Center, appropriate college offices, and on line.
  • A student may be awarded any minor as long as no more than six credits of the minor are required to fulfill the requirements of the student's major or concentration (e.g., one may earn a B.S. in business administration with a major in management [six credit hours of accounting required] and a minor in accounting).
  • Minors are only available to students matriculated in baccalaureate programs.  Students who wish to strengthen their major or supplement their professional preparation may select an approved minor.
  •  The Educated Person

    University graduates are reflective, demonstrate integrity, and can thrive and contribute as members of contemporary societies.  They demonstrate a well-informed understanding of their place in the natural and cultural worlds. They value both historical and prospective perspectives. They are self- aware, think clearly, and have strong collaborative, problem finding and solving skills.

    They are prepared to contribute to the knowledge of their field, perform competently in their work and have a sense of personal and social responsibility. They value imaginative, practical and life-long inquiry and learning. Graduates have demonstrated core literacies described in UMA’s General Education Requirements. (2012)

    Core and General Education Requirements

    It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen.  To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy.  These aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.

    Learning Outcomes for Core Skills, Competencies, and Abilities:

    Written Communications: The UMA graduate will demonstrate the skills to write clearly and effectively.  Each baccalaureate degree contains a minimum of four writing intensive courses with at least two at the upper level (300-400).  Associate degree programs require a minimum of two writing intensive courses.  The UMA graduate will be able to:

    Oral Communications: The UMA graduate will be able to communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of settings and will be able to:

    Quantitative Skills: The UMA graduate will possess competence in quantitative reasoning and will be able to:

    Natural Scientific Inquiry: The UMA graduate will demonstrate an ability to apply scientific knowledge and methodologies to practical problems and issues related to personal and societal needs and will be able to:

    Social Science: The UMA graduate will understand how anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, geography, and/or economics shape culture and will be able to:

    Humanities: The UMA graduate will exhibit an understanding of ideas, events, cultures and languages through which societies have evolved and will be able to:

    Fine Arts: The UMA graduate will understand the modes of expression within one or more areas of art (including, but not limited to visual arts, architecture, music, dance, theater, and cinematography) and will be able to do four of the following:

    Cultural Diversity: The UMA graduate will be able to identify, discuss, analyze and evaluate issues pertaining to diversity and will be able to:

    Computer Literacy: The UMA graduate will be able to use basic computer technology required to communicate in a technology-based society and will be able to:

    Critical Thinking: The UMA graduate will be able to think critically and to:

     Information Literacy: The UMA graduate will be able to find, evaluate, and use information from traditional and new technology sources and be able to:


    Baccalaureate Degree Core and General Education Requirements (40 credits)

    A. Core Skills, Competencies, and Abilities (15 credits)

    1.        Written Communication (6 credits) - ENG101 and ENG102W or ENG 317W
    2.        In addition to ENG101 each student must successfully complete one writing intensive course
    3.        Oral Communication (3 credits)
    4.        Mathematics (3 credits) - MAT100 or higher
    5.        Fine Arts and Humanities - 9 credits to include: 3 credits fine arts and 3 credits humanities
    6.        Mathematics, Natural and Computer Sciences - 10 credits to include a natural science with a laboratory
    7.        Social Science - 6 credits

    B. General Education Requirements (25 credits)

    •          All core and general education courses will address issues of diversity.

    Associate Degree Core and General Education Requirements (25 credits)

    A. Core Skills, Competencies, and Abilities (12 credits)

    1.        Written (3 credits) - ENG101, College Writing
    2.        In addition to ENG101 each student must successfully complete one writing intensive course
    3.        Oral Communication (3 credits)
    4.        Mathematics (3 credits) - MAT100 or higher
    5.        Scientific Inquiry (4 credits)
    6.        Social Science (3 credits)
    7.        Humanities (3 credits)
    8.        Fine Arts (3 credits)*

    B. General Education Requirements (13 credits)

    •          All core and general education courses will address issues of diversity.

    *In certain professional degree programs this requirement has been waived.

    Writing Intensive Course Requirement

    All UMA degree programs require students to complete one writing intensive course. This requirement reflects our belief that the ability to write clearly and effectively is a powerful tool for learning, thinking, and reflecting. We recognize that the development of writing skills requires guidance, feedback, and practice. The intent of the writing intensive course is to build upon the skills developed in ENG101, College Writing. Courses currently approved as meeting the writing intensive course requirement are identified in this catalog with a “W” following the course number.


    Completion of Program of Study: Students must satisfy the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog in effect for the first semester of their attendance as a matriculated student. Students whose matriculation has expired forfeit the right to pursue a degree according to the provisions of the original catalog.  Instead, they are bound by the catalog in effect for the first semester as a readmitted student. At the student’s choice, a later catalog may be selected for graduation requirements, but an earlier one may not. In some cases, academic units have specific time limits for completion of graduation requirements. If so, such limits will be noted in the program section of this catalog. A GPA of 2.0 of higher in the major is required for graduation. For students earning the Bachelor of Art in Liberal Studies degree or Bachelor of Applied Science degree, a GPA of 2.0 or higher in the minor is required for graduation. Individual programs may set a higher GPA requirement for graduation.

    Commencement Ceremony: Commencement exercises are held once a year at the end of the spring semester. Students finishing their requirements the previous December, that spring, or August will be invited to attend the May ceremony. “Candidates for Degree” cards should be submitted by December 1 for December completion, and April 1 for May and August completions. Students may also apply by completing the application for graduation on our website at

    Latin Honors: Degrees with Latin honors are conferred at commencement for the following attainments of rank:

    summa cum laude:          3.75 or higher GPA;

    magna cum laude:          3.50 to 3.74 GPA;

    cum laude:                        3.25 to 3.49 GPA

    These criteria state that the average grade is based on the student’s work at the University of Maine at Augusta and must include 50% of the total degree hours required in the student’s program of study, whichever is greater.

    Degree Residency Requirements: To be eligible to receive an associate degree, a student must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.00, fulfilled all program requirements, and have completed 15 credit hours in UMA courses, to include 9 credit hours in the major. 

    Baccalaureate degree candidates must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.00, fulfilled all program requirements, and have completed 30 credit hours in UMA courses, to include 9 upper-level credits in the major, or 9 upper-level credits for students in the Bachelor of Applied Science.  The cumulative grade point average computation includes all course work taken at UMA.  Any exception to this rule will be reviewed by the college faculty and approved by the Dean of the College.  

    Nursing students must spend at least one year in the Nursing Program at UMA in order to meet regulations of the Maine State Board of Nursing. Appeals of this policy should be addressed, in writing, to the appropriate college dean. Exceptions are not normally granted except for extenuating circumstances.

    Double Major: Double majors are possible within a single baccalaureate degree. Both majors may be within the same college, or they may be in different colleges. Students may complete two different majors simultaneously with no prescribed increase in total credits beyond those required to satisfy both majors.

    Students intending to complete the requirements of more than one major are required to declare their intent in writing to the dean of their college (or to the deans of both colleges, if the majors are in different colleges) prior to completion of 84 credit hours.  At this time the student must declare a primary major.  Students are encouraged to declare their intent to double-major at their earliest opportunity in order to minimize the number of credits required for graduation.

    The baccalaureate degree granted will be that associated with the primary major, and the student is required to satisfy all of the requirements imposed by that college.  To complete the second major, the student need only complete the specific requirements established for that major (including residency requirements).  At no time can the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree, or the Bachelor of Applied Science degree be a component of a double major.  All requirements for both the primary and secondary major must be completed at the time the degree is awarded.  The primary and secondary majors will be noted both on the diploma and on the transcript, worded according to the following example: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a second major in English, or Bachelor of Art in English, with a second major in Business Administration (depending upon which is designated the primary major).

    Earning a Second Associate or Baccalaureate Degree: To be eligible to receive a second associate degree, a student must complete an additional fifteen credit hours of course work and complete all program and residency requirements. To receive a second baccalaureate degree the requirements are the same as listed above, except the student must complete thirty credit hours.  Students admitted to a baccalaureate degree may receive any associate degree once all degree requirements have been met.

    Waiver of Degree Requirements: It is the policy to substitute or waive degree requirements when faculty and the college dean feel that other courses, prior learning or extenuating circumstances warrant substitution or waiver of degree requirements. Since the academic units meet during the academic year, substitutions and waivers may not be attainable in the summer. The student is encouraged to meet with his or her academic advisor to discuss the degree requirement and the substitution or waiver process. The student must appeal the requirement in writing to his or her college dean. The dean will consult with appropriate academic personnel and then respond in writing to the student with an approval or denial of the substitution or waiver request. In some programs, more than one college must review the request. When substitutions and waivers are granted, they are granted only for the student’s current degree program. If the student changes programs or pursues an additional degree, the process would need to begin anew. Waivers and substitutions are not generally recorded on the permanent record unless credit is obtained through challenge or CLEP examinations, or a portfolio review process.


    Degree students should meet with an advisor prior to registration for courses. Any student who wishes to register for more than 18 credits in a semester must have the written approval of an advisor or the college dean.

    Add/Drop (Adjustments in Course Schedule)

    A student is allowed to add courses during the regular add period as listed in the course schedule for that semester. A student who wishes to drop some but not all of their classes may do so in MaineStreet. Students who wish to withdraw from all courses must call the Enrollment Services Center at 1-877-UMA-1234.

    IMPORTANT: Refer to the online Course Guide on the UMA website for specific deadlines for adding, dropping, or withdrawing from courses. Courses offered in the course guide are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

    Student Status

    Full Time: Any student who is registered for 12 credit hours or more is considered full time.

    Part Time: Any student who is registered for 11 credit hours or fewer is considered part time.

    The majority of students attending UMA do so on a part-time basis and have the choice of attending during the day, the evening, online, or a combination of all three.  Hesitancy to withdraw from the job market, family responsibilities, competing priorities, and financial demands are among the many reasons given for part-time attendance. We encourage students to proceed through their studies at a rate that recognizes both their educational objectives and the complexity of their lives. Students may change their status from one semester to another, but the financial aid implications of any such change should be carefully considered.

    Students do not have to be enrolled in a degree program to take courses. We welcome non-degree students whose purpose in attending is often for professional development, career change or personal enrichment. UMA encourages part-time students to consult with Enrollment Services to receive assistance in program planning and course selection to provide an appropriate sequence of courses to meet their needs.  Enrollment Services Center staff are also available to assist students in exploring course and program offerings.

    Residence Reclassification Policy

    A student is classified as a resident or a nonresident for tuition purposes at the time of admission to the University. Prospective students should contact the Executive Director of Administrative Services if they have questions concerning their residency status. Students enrolled as nonresident, who have reason to believe their residence status has changed, may contact the Executive Director of Administrative Services for details on the rules governing residency classification.


    Satisfactory attendance is determined in each course by the instructor, who will inform students during the first meeting of each class of the attendance requirements. Every student is expected to accept the responsibility for satisfactory attendance in each course for which he or she is registered.


    Students considering withdrawing for serious personal or academic difficulties are strongly encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor, a college dean, or Enrollment Services Advising Office staff. Students who withdraw from all courses for any reason must do so by contacting the Registrar’s Office or by calling the Enrollment Services Center at 1-877-UMA-1234. Failure to officially withdraw exempts students from refund policies and may result in failing grades in all courses. Refer to the current course guide for specific withdrawal information.

    Refund Calculation: The attendance period for the student begins on the opening day of scheduled campus classes and ends on the date the student notifies the Registrar, Advising Center, or Enrollment Services Center that he or she is dropping or withdrawing. This attendance period includes weekends, holidays, and snow days.

    Transcript of Academic Record

    Students’ official academic records are maintained in the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts of these records are not furnished to individuals, other institutions, or prospective employers without the written consent of the student concerned. There is no charge for a transcript. Transcript Request Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office in Augusta, at the Bangor campus, and at University College Centers.  A transcript request form may also be downloaded from the UMA website (  Students can submit a request for an official transcript through MaineStreet.  Students also can print unofficial transcripts from their student center in MaineStreet.