Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog

College of Innovation and Technology (CIT)


5th Floor West, William R. Murchie Science Building
(810) 766-6807
https://www.umflint.edu/cit/

Dean: Christopher Pearson, Ph.D.
Director(s) of Facutly and Student Affairs: James Alsup, Ph.D.; Amal Alhosban, Ph.D.
Director of Accreditation: Suleyman Uludag, Ph.D.
 

The CIT offers four-year bachelor’s degrees. CIT prepares students for careers in such industries as digital design, digital technology, automotive, manufacturing, artificial intelligence, health care, aerospace, cybersecurity and other sectors. CIT builds upon the strong liberal arts foundation already in place at UM-Flint, and its majors prepare students for rewarding careers in Industry 4.0. 

Academic Regulations and Procedures

Undergraduate Grading System

The following grading system is used in the College of Innovation & Technology: A, excellent; B, good; C, fair; D, poor; E, failure; I, incomplete; Y, work in progress; W, officially withdrawn (without penalty). The following scale is used in computing grade-point averages:

Letter Grade Honor Points
     A+ 4.0
   A 4.0
   A- 3.7
   B+ 3.3
   B 3.0
   B- 2.7
   C+ 2.3
   C 2.0
   C- 1.7
   D+ 1.3
   D 1.0
   D- 0.7
   E 0.0

Grade point averages are computed by dividing total honor points by total credits. The computation is limited to points and credits earned at the University of Michigan-Flint and to credits transferred from other schools and colleges of the University of Michigan.

An instructor may report an “I” (incomplete), if the student is unable to meet the course requirements within the specified time. The student may make up an “I” not enrolled and must complete the coursework by the end of the fifth week of the next semester (fall or winter) in which a student is enrolled. If, for sufficient reason, a student cannot remove the incomplete within the five-week period, an extension request form must be approved by both the course instructor and the Dean and forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. Failure to either make up the grade within the allotted time or to have an extension approved will result in the “I”  automatically changing to a grade of E.

The grade Y indicates “Work in Progress” and is therefore used only for courses designated to extend beyond a single semester. After completion of the work, the Y grade will be removed and replaced by an appropriate grade, or it may also be replaced by an (I) Incomplete.

A grade once reported (with the exception of I or Y) may be changed only to correct a demonstrable error up to one calendar year after the end of the semester in which the grade was originally submitted and then only with the approval of the Dean.  Grade changes made and/or received after degrees have been conferred will not be processed as the records are closed.  Final grades are reported at the conclusion of each academic semester and become part of the official record of the student. Final grades are generally available on SIS within one week of the last day of the examination period.

Credit Without Grade (Pass/Fail)

The pass/fail option applies only to specific courses so designated in the course schedule by individual CIT programs. Courses elected for credit without grade are not included in the calculation of the grade point average.

Changes in Course Elections (Drop/Add)

Changes in course elections include dropping and adding a course. To make a course change before the first official day of the semester the student must drop and add on the SIS website. Beginning on the first day of the semester, students may add courses in SIS as follows:

  • 1st - 5th day, if seats are available - NO SIGNATURES or OVERRIDES NEEDED.
  • 6th - 10th day, if seats are available - WITH AN OVERRIDE from the academic program.

Students wishing to drop courses may do so in SIS without the instructor’s signature until the final drop deadline.

Students should check the course schedule or Registrar’s website for specific drop and add dates.

Any student who seeks an exception to these deadlines must do so by a petition to the College of Innovation & Technology. A request to drop a course without a final grade after the deadline is considered only on medical grounds or for other compelling reasons.

Permission to drop a course after the deadline is not granted merely because the student is doing unsatisfactory work. If a student drops a course without official approval, the grade of E is recorded.

Granting withdrawal from a CIT program (with intention to return) is a prerogative of the individual CIT faculty.

Recognition of Superior Scholarship

For those students with 45 graded hours or more completed at UM-Flint, graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher are recommended for the degree “with honors,” and students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher are recommended for the degree “with high honors.” 

Students who have complete less than 45 graded credit hours, but meet the requirements for graduation with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, will receive the Academic Distinction Award.

See “Undergraduate Honors” in the “Academic Policies of the University” section of this Catalog for information regarding campus- and system-wide honors recognition.

Distinguished scholarship is also recognized by awards offered by the faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint and by other organizations.

Academic Standing

A student in the College of Innovation & Technology who maintains a grade point average of at least 2.0 for courses elected while enrolled in the University is generally considered in good academic standing. However, individual program standards may be higher. Grade point average requirements for graduation also vary.

The academic records of all students whose grade point average falls below C (2.0) are reviewed at the end of each semester by the College of Innovation & Technology. According to individual circumstances, students with deficient academic records may be placed on warning or required to withdraw. Students of individual programs which have established policies and procedures to determine academic discipline do not normally come before the College of Innovation & Technology unless the grade point falls below C (2.0).

Appeals Procedure

Students in the CIT who believe they have been unfairly treated may appeal to the College of Innovation & Technology. For problems involving a faculty member, the appeal procedure should be initiated after consultation with the faculty member whenever possible.

Students in programs with written policies and procedures related to academic performance, clinical competency, and ethical standards should follow procedures established by the program prior to contacting the College of Innovation & Technology.