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Students who are enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program should contact their academic department for guidance.
Non-degree students (those who haven't yet applied for admission) contact:
Online Course Delivery
Students are able to access their Blackboard courses 7 days before the official start date in SPIRE. At that time, a syllabus and any other content the instructor has made available will be accessible to students.
Academic Regulations, Policies, and Procedures
Here are some additional tools you'll need to learn the University's policies and procedures:
- Undergraduate Academic Regulations
- Graduate Student Handbook
- Academic Honesty
- Code of Student Conduct
- State Authorization/Complaints
- Fair Use Guidelines
- Fresh Start Policy
Student Validity Process
To assure that the student who enrolls in an online course/program is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives the academic credits:
- The student who enrolls for the online course is ‘batched’ into the course through SPIRE and Blackboard Learn using only the information from their registration.
- The student uses their assigned login credential to actually log into the course each time they want access to the course.
- UMass Amherst IT’s acceptable use policy further addresses this topic.
- Therefore, the person who has those credentials is the same person doing the work.
- Online faculty state in their syllabus information about the University’s academic honesty rules and the potential results for any violations.
- Online faculty input grades via SPIRE for each student based upon the same registration information.
The Mathematics and Statistics department, in accordance with UMass Amherst, promotes the integrity and security of its courses.
To further secure its courses, the department will require one (or more) proctored exams during the midterm and final exam periods.
Students who enroll in affected online courses will have to take a proctored in-person midterm and/or final exam on campus on the scheduled exam date(s), OR with an approved proctor on the scheduled exam date(s).
All outside proctors must be approved by the instructor and math department no later than the last day of add/drop for the course. If you require an outside proctor, you must take your exam with an accredited testing center.
Affected Online Courses
- Math 011, 104, 113, 127, 128, and Stat 240 (final only)
- Math 131, 132, 233, 331, and Stat 515 (midterm and final)
Students seeking transcripts for non-credit courses (those with subject areas beginning with LL, such as LLAMS) should contact the UWW Registration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-545-3653 or 800-922-8211.
See the academic calendar to determine when grades will show on transcripts for each term. Grades for Summer Session 1 will not be reflected on transcripts until the entire summer term has ended.
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