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New Student College Orientation: Academic Services

Welcome to the online version of New Student College Orientation! To complete orientation you must review the content included in this guide and complete the quiz on the "What's Next" tab with an 80% or higher before your due date.

Attendance Policy

Class attendance is a critical element for student learning. Prompt and regular attendance in class sessions is expected of all students enrolled at UACCM and is considered a course requirement and necessary in maintaining acceptable grades.

All instructors will explain the UACCM Attendance/Withdrawal policy at the beginning of the semester. This policy can be found in the College Catalog.

You will also find this statement included in each course syllabus.

Any student who has not submitted an assignment in course work as described in the course syllabus prior to the census date for any given term is considered as “never attended” and will be dropped from the class without record.

Attendance in an online class is determined by completion of coursework items. A student with a grade of “F” in a class will be withdrawn from the course when he/she fails to submit two weeks’ worth of coursework items by the specified due date and time. The two weeks’ worth of coursework items will vary from course to course. The calculation of two weeks’ worth of coursework items is determined by the number of coursework items required in the semester divided by the number of weeks (5, 8, 10, 12, or 16) in the semester multiplied by two. Attendance in a hybrid class is subject to the face-to-face and/or the online attendance requirements.

Course Syllabus

Inclement Weather

The College adheres to the Severe Weather Policy as described in the College Catalog. Students will also receive an alert through the Emergency Alert System if they have signed up for the service (sign up for the Emergency Alert System in the Portal). Students should exercise judgment for personal safety regardless of College announcements as there is no way the administration can review road conditions throughout the College’s service area.  Class cancelations will be reported to channels KATV, KTHV, KARK, and radio station KVOM Morrilton (800 AM and 101.7 FM).  You may also find this information on the official UACCM Facebook page.

Please note if you are taking an online course: Due dates for online courses are concrete and course work will be due even in case of inclement weather. However, students are encouraged to exercise caution and to contact each online instructor if issues due to inclement weather may prevent you from completing your work on time.  It is recognized that you may live in an area under different weather advisories than the campus.

Final Exams

Final exams schedule will be published on the UACCM homepage when school starts. 

Final exams for online courses will be proctored and count as a significant portion of the overall grade. Instructors may require other proctored work throughout the courses.  Proctoring outside of the UACCM campus can be arranged.  You will need to contact the UACCM Director of Testing Services Aaron Spivey at 501-977-2060.  All proctoring locations must be approved per UACCM Testing Services requirements.  It is critical you do this as soon as possible in the semester to ensure everything is in place for any proctored work. Any fees acquired will be the responsibility of the student.

College Catalog

Watch this video to learn about the College Catalog, which details all the policies and procedures that students and the College abide by.

Wondering which College Catalog to refer to? To complete graduation requirements for your degree, you should refer to the curriculum from the Catalog that was current for the year you enrolled or for the year that declared your major. 

Academic Dishonesty

UACCM acknowledges the importance of honest academic behavior. The Academic Honor Code sustains a learning-centered environment in which all students are expected to demonstrate integrity, honor, and responsibility and to recognize the importance of being accountable for one’s academic behavior.  The Academic Honor Code policy can be found in the College Catalog.

Academic dishonesty, otherwise known as cheating, is NOT tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.  Instructors have several options for students who cheat:

  • Issue a warning
  • Lower the grade for the test, paper, or assignment
  • Require student to retake test or rewrite paper or assignment
  • Award no credit for test, paper, or assignment
  • Award a failing grade for the course
  • Other action specified in the course syllabus

The student may appeal the instructor's decision.

Contact Information

UACCM Main Campus

1537 University Blvd.        Regular Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Morrilton, AR 72110          Summer Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Phone: 1-800-264-1094