Rules & Regulation

 

Rules & Regulations

Table of Contents

 

Admission Policies

Transfer students

Transfer students regulations is found in the “Awarding the bachelor degree Regulation”.

 

Transfer

Article 23 a. Students are allowed to transfer to the university if there is a vacancy available for them, and if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Having a grade average in the General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent acceptable for admission into the specialization transferred to at the university in the year of obtaining that certificate, or in the year of registration at the university.
  2. Having been transferred from a university, university college, or university institute recognized by the university.
  3. Completing at the university no fewer than half of the credit hours required for graduation in accordance with the curriculum approved at the time of admission.
  4. Having previously attended an institution that follows the regular system which requires attendance.
  5. Having obtained a good-conduct certificate from the university from which they intend to transfer.
  6. A committee shall be established and named “Student Transfer Committee” to review the transfer applications to the university and the transfer applications from one specialization to another at the University according to the conditions in effect and the measures set by this committee. It shall be comprised of a vice president, concerned deans of faculties, and the Director of Admission and Registration.
  7. Course equivalence shall be done by the concerned academic departments to all courses completed by the students in any other university during the first semester of their enrollment at the university. Students may not challenge the decision concerning the courses that have been transferred after the end of their first semester at the university.
  8. Taking into consideration Article (27c) of these regulations, if a student is admitted into the University as a new freshman, and if they have successfully completed courses at another university, university college, university institute, or a community college recognized by the university, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the specialization in which they were admitted, no more than 50% of the courses in the curriculum of the specialization to which they have transferred shall be counted, without computing their grades in the student’s semester or cumulative average, provided that their grade in each of those courses was not less than 50% or what is equivalent to it.
  9. If a student is admitted as a new freshman at the University, and if that student has successfully completed courses required for earning a degree before they were admitted into the university, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the new specialization in which they were admitted, those courses shall be reviewed for transfer by the concerned academic departments. The regulations governing course transfer from other institutions shall be applicable in this case concerning the allowed period of time and number and type of credit hours required for graduation.
  10. Transfer petitions shall be submitted to the Admission and Registration Department, which forwards them to the Student Transfer Committee. The committee reviews the petitions and takes a decision of approval/disapproval concerning each one of them.

 

Article 24 a. Students may transfer from one specialization to another at the university if a vacancy in the specialization to which they wish to transfer is available, provided they have met either of the following two conditions:

  1. Having a grade average in the General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent that was accepted for admission into the specialization to which they wish to transfer in the year of obtaining that certificate, or in the year in which they wish to transfer.
  2. The grade average required for admission into the specialization to which they wish to transfer, according to the general rules, being equal to or less than the average required for admission into the specialization from which they wish to transfer in the year they were enrolled in that specialization, or in the year in which they wish to transfer.
  3. When a student transfers to another specialization, the courses they select from among the courses they studied in the previous specialization can be counted in and included in the curriculum of the new specialization, and their grades in those courses shall be computed in their cumulative average.
  4. If a student studied a course in the specialization to which they have transferred, and that course had been studied in the previous specialization, and they do not want that course to be counted at the time of transfer, that course shall be considered as a repeated course.
  5. Students may not be allowed to transfer from one specialization to another more than three times.
  6. If a student discontinues their study for a semester because they did not register or because of dismissal from specialization, and wish in the same semester to transfer to another specialization at the university, the discontinuation of study for that semester would be considered as deferment for the purpose of completing the transfer procedures.
  7. As for the student who has been dismissed from a specialization and wishes to transfer to another specialization, and if their discontinuation of study has exceeded one semester, but they have not yet completed the transfer procedures, they shall be considered as dismissed from the university.
  8. A student dismissed from a specialization for a low cumulative average, or prior to the ultimate dismissal from the university while still in the special study program, may be allowed to transfer to another specialization if they meet the conditions mentioned in item (a) of this Article.

 

Article 25 a. One semester shall be deducted from the upper limit of years allowed for graduation against every 15 credit hours counted for a transfer student, whether the transfer was from within or without the university.

  1. Transfer students shall be considered as new students for the purposes of deferment, probation, and dismissal from specialization.
  2. Transfer applications shall be submitted, according to Article (24a) of these regulations, to the Director of Admission and Registration using the forms prepared for this purpose.
  3. Student petitions for transfer from one specialization to another shall be decided by the concerned faculty deans.

 

Article 26 a. University students are allowed to study no more than 18 credit hours in any other accredited university, provided that the courses are not offered in the University in that semester or that there is a scheduling conflict that cannot be resolved, and these credits shall be transferred according to the following conditions:

  1. The student shall be regularly enrolled at the University.
  2. The student shall have completed at least 33 credit hours at the University.
  3. The student shall obtain prior written approval of their department chair and the dean of their faculty to study the requested courses. A written notice to this effect shall be conveyed to the Director of Admission and Registration prior to the commencement of study at the other university.
  4. These credits shall be transferred if the student has passed them and obtained a minimum grade of “Fair” or 50% or its equivalent, and studied them in a regular program of study requiring attendance, but they shall not be computed in their cumulative average.
  5. These credits shall not be studied in the last semester before graduation.
  6. The number of credit hours a student must study at the University shall not, subsequently, go below 50% of the required courses in their curriculum.
  7. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon studying a course or two at the most, whose credit hours do not exceed 6 hours, and these courses are not offered in the semester at the end of which they are expected to graduate, the student may be allowed to study this course/these courses in another accredited and recognized university in the last semester before graduation after obtaining a written approval from the dean.

University students are allowed to study up to 36 credit hours in another university on the basis of an agreement between it and the University in accordance with the conditions set forth in items 1-6 of paragraph A of this article.

Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree

Regulations No (1) of 2019

 

Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree

at the American University of Madaba

 

Issued by the Deans’ Council, according to Article (4) of the bylaws of granting scientific degrees, honorary degrees and certificates (1) 2018

 

Article 1 These regulations shall be named “Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree at the American University of Madaba of 2019”. They shall go into effect as of the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020.

 

Article 2 The words and phrases below shall have, wherever they appear in these regulations, their specified meaning unless otherwise indicated in context:

 

 

University

 

American University of Madaba
  Council Dean’s council
  President President of the university
  Dean Dean of the student’s faculty
  Faculty Any of the university faculties
  Department Any department in the faculty
  Committee Study plan committee
  Academic Semester Fall (First) or Spring (Second) Semester of each academic year
  Credit Hour

Each credit hour is calculated based on no less than one classroom hour per week in a semester of 16 weeks.

However, each lab/practical credit hour is at least two hours per week in a semester of 16 weeks

 

Article 3 These regulations shall apply to all regular students enrolled in all faculties of the university to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Curricula

Article 4 a. The Council of Deans shall approve the curricula which lead to obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree in the specializations offered by the university faculties, upon proposals made by department councils and recommendations submitted by faculty councils.

  1. At the beginning of every academic year, the council forms a committee known as the Study Plan Committee whose task is to consider and oversee all matters related to the study plan and report it to the Council of Deans for approval.

 

Article 5 a. Curricula are based on the credit hour system.

  1. The credit hours allocated for each course are set on the basis that each weekly lecture or seminar is equivalent to 3 credit hours. In special cases, it may be less than that or be more up to a maximum of 6 credit hours, with the exception of remedial courses, for which there shall be zero hours.
  2. The credit hours for each subject are calculated on the basis that the credit hour is a unit of measurement for the number of hours a student must attend in a given theoretical course each week over the first and second semesters and for 16 weeks per semester. As for lab and practical hours, they are calculated differently, depending on the nature of the course. In all cases, however, a credit hour is equivalent to three lab or practical hours unless the nature of the course requires otherwise and not less than two lab or practical hours at least in all cases.

 

Article 6 The curriculum of each specialization in which the Bachelor’s Degree is awarded includes the following:

 

First: University Requirements: University requirements are allocated 25 credit hours and they form a common background for all university students. Their objective is to enhance the student’s communicative competence in both Arabic and English, enrich their knowledge in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and science and technology, and strengthen their understanding of their nation’s culture and thought and they include:

a- Remedial courses (zero credit hours)

  1. All students admitted to the university must take placement tests just once in Arabic, English and computer on the following dates:
  • Within two weeks before the beginning of the semester that the student was admitted in.
  • Within the first week of the beginning of the semester that the student was admitted in.
  • Within the 10th week of the semester that the student was admitted in.

 

  1. Students admitted to the University for the summer semester must take the placement tests within a week before the beginning of the semester or during the periods set for students admitted to the next semester.

 

  1. The result shall be either (fail / pass) and based on the results of the tests, the student will either study the remedial courses or be exempted from them and move on to study the rest of the university requirements and in so doing:
  • These courses should form part of the student's study load
  • They should not be counted or form part of the student´s study plan.
  • They shouldn´t be included in the calculation of the student´s cumulative average.

 

  1. Students are exempted from taking the placement test or taking the remedial courses in any of the following cases:
  • Students are exempted from taking the remedial course if they passed in the placement test.
  • Students are exempted from the placement test and the remedial course if the following subjects are equivalent at the university (Communication Skills in Arabic (900120), Communication Skills in English (900130), Computer Skills (900180))
  • Students are exempted from the placement test and the remedial course in the case of successfully passing the remedial course in any of the universities recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Students are exempted from the computer placement test and the Remedial Computer skills class if they hold an International Computer Driving License (ICDL) or European Computer Driving License (ECDL), Cambridge International program or an Internet Core Computing Certification (IC3).
  • Students who hold a GCE, IGCE, IB, SAT (1) or SAT (2) are exempted from taking the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.
  • Students who hold IELTS with the grade of at least (6) or higher are exempted from the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.
  • Students with any of the below scores or more in TOEFL are exempted from the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.

Paper Based

500

Computer Based

173

Internet Based Test (IBT)

61

 

 

  • Students with the score of 70 % or more and students who passed the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECC) – Michigan Language Assessment, are exempted from the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.

 

  1. Compulsory University Requirements (12 credit hours)

The following points shall be taken into consideration as regards the “Military Science” course:

  1. “Military Science” (3 credit hours) is compulsory for Jordanian students and elective for others, and counts among the credit hours required for graduation, but does not count for the purpose of calculating the cumulative average. Non-Jordanian students who opt not to study it are required to study any other course instead, in which case the alternative course is treated as the “Military Science” course.
  2. Students are exempted from taking the “Military Science” course in any of the following cases:
  • If they have successfully studied this course in any other Jordanian university.
  • If they were graduates of Jordanian military colleges (the Military Wing of Mu’tah University, the Royal Military College, the Military School of Cadets) or their equivalent of foreign military colleges.
  • If they were among the officers who attended the officers basic training course, or the noncommissioned officers basic training course. Certificates proving the exemption of students who meet these criteria are issued by the Department of University Education at the Directorate of Education and Military Culture.

 

  1. Elective University Requirements (13 credit hours)

Students can choose from the three groups in the study plan, (7) hours from the first group, (3) from the second group and (3) from the third group.

Second: Faculty Requirements

Faculty requirements include courses needed by all students in the faculty to provide them with a common cognitive background directly related to the general field of knowledge of their major. They also include courses that complement the department requirements.

 

Third: Department Requirements

Department requirements shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Department requirements consist of compulsory and elective courses covering major fields of knowledge in a balanced manner.
  1. Compulsory and elective courses are distributed properly by the department.
  2. Curricula are organized in a way that enhances the interrelationship with other ancillary disciplines in the same faculty, in particular, and with other disciplines in the university, in general.
  3. Departments may structure their curricula so as to include a minor specialization from within or outside the faculty.
  4. The faculty, or department, may propose an interdisciplinary program including a number of specializations at the level of the faculty or university.

 

Fourth: University Requirement (Civic Education) to be organized according to regulations issued by the council.

 

Fifth: ‘Supporting Courses’ the study plan may include supporting courses.

 

Sixth: ‘Free Courses’ the plan may include free courses up to 6 credit hours.

 

Article 7 a. considering what is stated in Article (6) concerning the “Military Science” course, the cumulative average of the courses included in the curriculum of the department in which the student is enrolled shall be calculated.

  1. A course description shall be provided for each course in conformity with its title and the number of credit hours ascribed to it.
  2. Each department makes available guiding study plans in which courses are distributed over eight or ten semesters (excluding summer sessions), depending on the number of semesters specified for each specialization.

 

Article 8 a. Compulsory and elective major courses are offered by the department. Some of these courses, however, may be offered by another department upon a mutual understanding between the two departments.

  1. Compulsory courses required by the curriculum shall be offered at least once in each academic year.
  2. Elective courses of the curriculum shall be offered at least once every four semesters.
  3. Each curriculum specifies the number of credit hours for the different requirements in accordance with the criteria of accreditation and quality control.

 

Article 9 a. Courses of the curriculum shall be classified on the basis of four or five levels.

  1. Pre– or co-requisites of each course, if applicable, shall be specified.
  2. Each course shall have a number indicating its level.
  3. The number of lectures, number of weekly lab and practical/applied hours, and number of credit hours of each course shall be clearly indicated against each course.
  4. Students are not allowed to study any course if they have not passed its prerequisite. Otherwise, registration and the grade obtained in such a course shall be cancelled.
  5. Students may, however, study a course and its prerequisite in the semester at the end of which they are expected to graduate if their graduation is contingent upon this arrangement, or if they have previously studied the prerequisite course but did not pass it. Students who complete all the required credit hours in that semester with just the internship remaining for the following semester shall be considered as if they were expected to graduate at the end of that semester.
  6. Upon the approval of the chairperson of the department and faculty dean, students may, in justifiable cases, study a course and its prerequisite in the same semester if they have previously studied the prerequisite course but did not pass it.

 

Duration of Study and Student Credit Loads

 

Article 10 a. 1. The duration of study for a Bachelor’s Degree with a normal load is eight semesters or four years in all university faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy), where the duration of study is ten semesters or five years.

  1. Students are not allowed to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in less than three years in all faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and the Pharmacy Department, where four years shall be the minimum.
  2. The maximum duration of study for a student registered for the Bachelor’s Degree shall not exceed six years in all university faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and Pharmacy Department where this period extends to seven years, excluding from this period the time spent in the Co-operative Education Program.
  3. The academic year means two regular academic semesters. A semester duration shall be 16 weeks in length, including the exam period, while the duration of a summer session shall be 8 weeks, including the exam period. The end of the second semester from each academic year is considered the end of the academic year in order to consider the duration of study to obtain a bachelor's degree and the maximum for each major / faculty, in a way that is not inconsistent with the regulations.
  4. 1. The minimum credit load for a Bachelor’s Degree student shall be 12 credit hours in each regular semester. With the approval of the dean, and at their discretion, a course load of 9 credit hours can be allowed. Excluded from this arrangement are the students whose graduation at the end of that semester is contingent upon studying less than 12 credit hours, or the students who cannot find courses of their curricula in which to register, or as a result of the student's dropping of some courses with the approval of the dean provided that the maximum duration of the bachelor's degree is not exceeded
  5. The maximum credit load for a Bachelor’s Degree student shall be 18 credit hours in a regular semester. Students can add three more credit hours in any of the following cases:
  • If their cumulative grade average in the previous semester, including the summer session, was no less than 80%.
  • If they are graduating in the same semester.
  1. In the summer session, the maximum credit load shall be 9 credit hours.
  2. The maximum credit load for a student transferred from the regular program to the special study program shall be 12 credit hours in a regular semester and 6 credit hours in a summer session.
  3. Students enrolled for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree shall be classified into four or five levels: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, and 5th year. Students are classified as 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, or 5th year students if they have successfully completed no less than 33, 66, 99, and 132 credit hours, respectively.
  4. A student who is enrolled in any of the Bachelor’s Degree programs at the university may not enroll at the same time in any other program at the university regardless of its type or level.

 

Attendance

 

Article 11 a. Attendance is compulsory for all university students in all lectures, discussions, practical work, and field training (internship) in accordance with the credit hours specified for each course of the curriculum. The instructor shall keep written records of the presence and absence of students on special sheets, to be submitted to the head of the department offering the course at the end of each semester. These records shall be kept until the end of the following semester.

  1. Students are not allowed to be absent for more than 15% of the credit hours of the course.
  2. If a student exceeds the 15% absence limit from a course without a medical or compelling excuse accepted by the faculty dean, they shall be denied sitting its final exam and their grade in that course shall be recorded as ‘zero’ (WF). The faculty dean shall convey that information to the Director of Admission and Registration, and the student shall have to repeat the course if it is compulsory. In all cases, the failing grade shall enter into the calculation of the semester and cumulative average of the student for the purposes of probation and dismissal from the specialization.
  3. If a student is absent for more than 15% of the specified hours of a course, due to illness or a compelling excuse accepted by the dean of the faculty offering the course, they shall then be considered “withdrawn” from that course, and will be subject to the withdrawal regulations. The dean shall convey that information to the Director of Admission and Registration, and the “withdrawn” remark shall be posted on that course in the student’s academic record. However, students who represent Jordan or University in official activities approved by the university are allowed to be absent for no more than 25% of the class hours; otherwise, they are considered “withdrawn”, and shall be subject to the withdrawal regulations.
  4. Taking into consideration what is stated in Article (18g), students who exceed the 15% limit of absence without an excuse shall be considered “administratively withdrawn” upon a recommendation from the instructor and approval of the dean after the end of the withdrawal from one or more courses period. The Director of Admission and Registration shall thereafter be notified of this measure.
  5. A medical excuse must be issued by the university physician or approved by them. This certificate must be presented to the faculty dean no later than two weeks from the date of the student’s absence. The dean refers to the student’s record of class attendance to check the student’s earnestness before granting approval. In the other compelling cases, students must present their excuse within a week from the date of the end of the excuse period.
  6. Faculty deans, faculty members and instructors, and the Director of Admission and Registration shall be responsible for the execution of these regulations of attendance.
  7. The student shall not be registered for the course and may not take his/her exams until the course fees are paid

 

Exams, Grades, and Averages

Article 12 a. The final grade of each course is the aggregate of the final exam and semester work grades. This does not apply to courses, where the results are recorded as pass or fail without grades, as shown in the plan.

  1. Grades of each course are calculated and recorded in percentage form, and the number of credit hours specified for that course is indicated.
  2. The general framework of exams and their schedule shall be as follows:
  3. Purely theoretical courses:

The total grade shall be allotted to semester work, distributed among the following:

Assessment

Grade

Midterm exam

30%

Participation, assignments and quizzes

10%

Project

20%

Final exam

50%

Total

100%

 

The Council may approve the distribution of marks in some other way for certain courses of special nature upon the recommendation of the Faculty Council. 2. Theoretical courses including a practical part

Taking into account the number of credit hours allocated to the theoretical part and the practical part, the percentage of the theoretical part mark shall be determined out of (100%) according to the following equation:

Number of credit hours allocated to the theoretical part of the course

The number of credit hours allocated to the subject.

 

The distribution of the marks for the theoretical part is as shown in item (1) in the table presented above. As for the distribution of marks for the practical part, it is left to the department’s discretion.

 

  1. Practical courses:

The department council concerned shall clearly describe the method of grade distribution in these courses, provided that they get the approval of the faculty council.

  1. Mid-term exams are held during the eighth and ninth weeks of the semester, and during the fourth week of the summer semester.
  2. Final exams are held during the 16th week of the semester and during the second half of the eighth week of the summer semester.

 

  1. Credit-hour courses involving seminars, research papers, graduation projects, and practical labs are excluded from the arrangement above. The faculty council in such cases shall determine how the grades are distributed, and methods to assess the student’s achievement. The Director of Admission and Registration shall be notified of these matters at the beginning of the semester.

 

Article 13 a. In the case of multiple-section courses, the department chair shall appoint one of the course instructors as coordinator, to determine the common teaching materials, and supervise the preparation of common exams and setting their dates and methods of evaluation in cooperation with the other course instructors.

  1. In the case of a course taught by more than one instructor, the department chair shall appoint one of the course instructors as coordinator to determine the common teaching materials, and supervise the preparation of common exams and setting their dates and methods of evaluation in cooperation with the other course instructors.

 

Article 14 a. Non-final exam papers, after being corrected and graded, shall be discussed according to the model answers and be returned to students within 3 days of the date of the exam. After that period, the marks shall be sent to the department and the deanship of the faculty to be approved. The department should keep a copy and the mark shall be considered final.

  1. Final exam papers shall be kept in the faculty deanship for one semester, after which they will be securely discarded by the dean in coordination with the Director of Admission and Registration.
  2. Detailed grade records in percentage form and the final grades of each course shall be sent to the department for final check to ensure their balanced distribution, and then to the faculty dean to be approved by the faculty council. This copy of the grades is kept in the faculty, and a list of the final grades is sent to the Director of Admission and Registration for recording.
  3. Course instructors are responsible for checking the quiz and exam papers of the courses they have taught, recording the grades on the grade reports correctly and in final form, and submitting them to the department chair within a maximum period of 48 hours from the date of the final exam.

 

Article 15 a. Students who absent themselves from an announced non-final exam with an excuse must present their excuse to the course instructor within three days from the date of the end of the excuse. If the excuse is accepted, the instructor shall schedule a make-up exam. If, on the other hand, the absence was without an acceptable excuse, students get a “zero” grade in that exam.

  1. Students who absent themselves from an announced final exam of a course without an excuse accepted by the dean of the faculty offering the course get a “zero” grade in that exam.
  2. Taking into consideration Article (10f) of these regulations, the dean of the faculty conveys their decision of accepting the excuse presented by students who absent themselves from an announced final exam of a course to the course instructor to give them a make-up exam, provided that the make-up exam is conducted no later than the second week of the following semester in which the student has enrolled. The dean also conveys their decision to the Director of Admission and Registration to give an incomplete grade. The Incomplete mark is not included in the calculation of the semester or cumulative average or in the total hours passed and the student has to submit their excuse to the faculty dean within a week from the date of the exam they missed.
  3. If a student deferred their study for the semester following the semester in which the absence from the final exam of a course occurred, they must sit the make-up exam in the first semester in which they go back to regular study.
  4. An “Incomplete” grade is given for a course in which the student was absent from its final exam with an acceptable excuse.
  5. If the course instructor has not been informed of the acceptance of the excuse by the time the grades are recorded, the student’s grade in the final exam is recorded as “zero”, and the other course grades are recorded in detail, including the final aggregate total, until a decision is taken concerning the final exam grade.
  6. Taking into consideration articles (c, d, e) if the student does not take the final make-up exam on time, he/she will be assigned a zero in that exam.

 

Article 16 a. A student can request a review of their grade in the final exam of any course within 7 days at most from the date of announcing the course results. In this case, the dean shall verify that no error was made in the calculation or recording of grades, and that no questions were left uncorrected, by appointing a committee comprised of the dean or anyone whom he deputizes, the head of the department, and the course instructor or one of its instructors. Once the dean is certain of the presence of an error in the calculation or recording of the grade, they shall then correct the error in coordination with the course instructor and the head of the department.

  1. The student shall pay a fee of JD 10 for each final grade review they request.

 

Article 17 a. The final mark of a course is out of 100 and rounded to the nearest decimal digit.

  1. 1.The cumulative grade average is computed by multiplying the final grade of each course entered into the average by the number of credit hours of that course, and dividing the resulting total of the sums of multiplication by the total number of credit hours.
  2. The semester grade average is the average grade of the courses studied by the student, be they passed or failed, in that semester in accordance with their curriculum.
  3. Taking into consideration Article (19c) of these regulations, the cumulative grade average is the average of all courses studied by the student, be they passed or failed, up to the date of computing that average. All courses contained in their curriculum are entered in the computation of that average.
  4. The semester or cumulative average is rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
  5. 1. The minimum “pass” grade in any course is 50%, and the minimum final grade is 35%, which is the university definition of “zero”.
  6. A verbal description is given below for grade percentages of individual courses:

90 -100% Excellent

80 - 89 % Very Good

70 - 79 % Good

60 - 69 % Fair

50 - 59 % Weak

Below 50 % Fail

  1. A verbal description is given below for semester and cumulative averages:

84 - 100% Excellent

76- 83.9% Very Good

68 - 75.9% Good

60 - 67.9% Fair

 

 

Probation and Dismissal from Specialization

 

Article 18 a. If a student fails to obtain the required 60% cumulative average in a semester, except for the first semester of enrollment at the university or the summer session, the student shall be placed on probation.

  1. 1. Having been placed on probation, the student must remove the effect of that probation by raising the cumulative average to 60% or above within a period of at most two semesters (excluding the summer session) of the date of probation, provided that the student’s credit load does not exceed 15 credit hours unless there is an approval from the dean and the maximum number of credit hours to be permitted is 3.
  2. If a student fails to remove the effect of probation after the elapse of the two designated semesters, the student shall be dismissed from specialization. However, the students who have successfully completed 99 credit hours in the four-year specializations and the students who completed 132 hours in the five-year or more specializations, including the courses that have been transferred from another academic institution, are excluded from this arrangement.
  3. If the student’s cumulative average has been raised to 59.0-59.9% upon the completion of the two semesters referred to in (b1) above, the student shall continue to be on probation to raise their cumulative average to 60% or above, provided that the student does not exceed the period in article 10 of the regulations. The student shall be dismissed if the cumulative average is less than 59.

 

  1. Taking into consideration items (b2) and (b3) of this article, a student dismissed from specialization for a lower than 59% cumulative average can transfer to the special study program. In this case, they shall be given two semesters, excluding the summer session, to raise their cumulative average to the required minimum average (60%). If they fail to do so, they will be dismissed permanently from specialization.
  2. A student shall be considered as dismissed from the university if
  • their cumulative average falls below 50% in any semester following the first semester of enrollment at the university or in the new major to which they transferred.
  • the maximum duration of study stipulated in article 10 is exceeded.
  • issued a final dismissal decision from the university under a disciplinary penalty.
  1. 1. If a student’s result in any course in a semester was “Incomplete” and hence the student was at the risk of dismissal because of their low cumulative average, the ultimate and definitive decision of dismissal shall be taken as the grades of that semester are completed, and their dismissal shall be effective as of the end of the semester if the cumulative average is not raised to the required limit.
  2. Taking into consideration item (d-1) of this article, a student is allowed to register for other courses in the following semester. If they are dismissed after the grades of all courses studied in the previous semester have been completed, the courses registered for in the following semester will be considered as “special study” courses, according to the instructions for the special study program.
  3. The study program of the student, in this case, is arranged, using a commitment form prepared by the Admission and Registration Department, including the academic status of the student and university regulations.
  4. A student who has been dismissed from a specialization for any reason shall not be eligible for readmission into the same specialization.
  5. Decisions of administrative drop, academic probation, dismissal from specialization, transfer to the special study program, and expulsion from the university shall be executed by the Director of Admission and Registration.
  6. The posting of decisions of academic probation, dismissal from specialization, ultimate expulsion from the university, and any other academic matters concerning students on the bulletin board in the concerned student’s faculty is considered a notification in the legal sense.

 

Repeating Courses

 

Article 19 a. Taking into consideration Article (28), a student who gets a “Fail” grade in any compulsory course of their curriculum must repeat that course.

  1. A student may repeat any course of their curriculum to raise their cumulative average.
  2. 1. If a student repeats a course, the higher grade is recorded.
  3. The highest grade shall be calculated in the semester and cumulative average computation.
  4. In the case of a student’s repeating a course, the credit hours of that course shall be included in the required credit hours for graduation only once. A student may not, however, repeat a course they have already passed more than twice.
  5. If a student studied an elective course and received a “Fail” grade in it, and then studied another course to compensate for the failed elective course to fulfill the curriculum requirements, the compensating course shall be considered as repeated for the failed elective course for the purpose of computing their grades in the semester and cumulative average. This procedure is executed immediately after the student has completed the compensating course, and upon their submission of a written statement that this course is compensating for another course and that they will not repeat the compensated-for course another time.
  6. Taking into consideration Article (26) of these regulations, a student who has studied any course or courses at the University and received a “Fail” grade in them, may be allowed to study those courses at another university, recognized by the University. Such courses shall be considered, after they are duly transferred, as repeated courses.

 

Course and Semester Withdrawal

 

Article 20 Students are allowed to add/drop courses during the period specified in the university calendar, in which case no “withdrawn” remark is recorded next to the course(s) from which they have withdrawn.

 

Article 21 a. 1. Students are allowed to withdraw from one or more courses during the first 14 weeks of the regular semester, and the first 6 weeks of the summer session, in which case the “withdrawn” remark is recorded on their transcripts.

  1. Withdrawal, in this case, is completed, using a special form prepared by the Admission and Registration Department. The form shall include the recommendation of both the course instructor and the academic advisor, and be approved by the Director of Admission and Registration.
  2. Taking into consideration article 10, the number of credit hours a student registers for shall not, as a consequence of withdrawal, go below the minimum load of credit hours allowed by these regulations.
  3. Students whose excused absence exceeds 15% of the prescribed hours for all courses in a semester shall be considered “withdrawn” from that semester. Accordingly, the “withdrawn” remark shall be denoted on their transcripts, and their study in that semester shall be considered deferred.
  4. Students have the right to submit a request to the faculty dean to withdraw from all the courses registered in a semester. Upon the consent of the dean, the student’s study in that semester will be considered deferred. Such a request must be submitted within 14 weeks from the beginning of the regular semester and 6 weeks from the beginning of the summer session.

 

Discontinuation and Deferment of Study

 

Article 22 a. Taking into consideration item (e) of this article, the maximum period of deferment of study shall not exceed four consecutive or non-consecutive semesters. Excluded from that are students enrolled Co-operative education.

  1. Students may submit a petition to defer their study before the beginning of the semester, but no later than the end of the semester they wish to defer, provided that they provide convincing reasons to the competent authorities entitled to grant approval, upon the recommendation of the concerned head of the department as follows:
  2. The faculty dean, if the requested deferment is not for more than two consecutive or non- consecutive semesters.
  3. The faculty council, if the requested deferment is for a period exceeding two semesters, but not for more than four consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  4. If a semester ends while a student is not registered or that semester is not deferred, the registration of that student shall be considered annulled, unless they have submitted a compelling excuse convincing to the competent authorities, and a vacancy is available in their specialization, as follows:
  • The faculty council, if the discontinuation of study has not exceeded two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  • The Deans Council, if the discontinuation of study has exceeded two semesters, but not four consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.

 

If the competent authority accepts the student’s excuse, the discontinuation of study shall be considered as deferment, and is counted in the maximum period allowed for deferment.

 

  1. Taking into consideration item (b) of this article, the deferment of study shall not be allowed for new or transfer students unless they have completed one semester of their enrollment in the specialization.
  2. If a disciplinary measure stipulating the cancellation of registration in all courses registered in a semester or the temporary dismissal for a semester or more is inflicted on a student, this semester/these semesters will be considered as deferred, and will be counted in the maximum period allowed for deferment. However, the upper limit for deferment may be overlooked only for the purpose of executing the disciplinary measure.
  3. The deferment period shall not be counted within the maximum period allowed for earning the Bachelor’s Degree.
  4. The Director of Admission and Registration and the concerned department chair shall be informed of the deferment decision.

 

Transfer

Article 23 a. Students are allowed to transfer to the university if there is a vacancy available for them, and if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Having a grade average in the General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent acceptable for admission into the specialization transferred to at the university in the year of obtaining that certificate, or in the year of registration at the university.
  2. Having been transferred from a university, university college, or university institute recognized by the university.
  3. Completing at the university no fewer than half of the credit hours required for graduation in accordance with the curriculum approved at the time of admission.
  4. Having previously attended an institution that follows the regular system which requires attendance.
  5. Having obtained a good-conduct certificate from the university from which they intend to transfer.
  6. A committee shall be established and named “Student Transfer Committee” to review the transfer applications to the university and the transfer applications from one specialization to another at the University according to the conditions in effect and the measures set by this committee. It shall be comprised of a vice president, concerned deans of faculties, and the Director of Admission and Registration.
  7. Course equivalence shall be done by the concerned academic departments to all courses completed by the students in any other university during the first semester of their enrollment at the university. Students may not challenge the decision concerning the courses that have been transferred after the end of their first semester at the university.
  8. Taking into consideration Article (27c) of these regulations, if a student is admitted into the University as a new freshman, and if they have successfully completed courses at another university, university college, university institute, or a community college recognized by the university, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the specialization in which they were admitted, no more than 50% of the courses in the curriculum of the specialization to which they have transferred shall be counted, without computing their grades in the student’s semester or cumulative average, provided that their grade in each of those courses was not less than 50% or what is equivalent to it.
  9. If a student is admitted as a new freshman at the University, and if that student has successfully completed courses required for earning a degree before they were admitted into the university, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the new specialization in which they were admitted, those courses shall be reviewed for transfer by the concerned academic departments. The regulations governing course transfer from other institutions shall be applicable in this case concerning the allowed period of time and number and type of credit hours required for graduation.
  10. Transfer petitions shall be submitted to the Admission and Registration Department, which forwards them to the Student Transfer Committee. The committee reviews the petitions and takes a decision of approval/disapproval concerning each one of them.

 

Article 24 a. Students may transfer from one specialization to another at the university if a vacancy in the specialization to which they wish to transfer is available, provided they have met either of the following two conditions:

  1. Having a grade average in the General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent that was accepted for admission into the specialization to which they wish to transfer in the year of obtaining that certificate, or in the year in which they wish to transfer.
  2. The grade average required for admission into the specialization to which they wish to transfer, according to the general rules, being equal to or less than the average required for admission into the specialization from which they wish to transfer in the year they were enrolled in that specialization, or in the year in which they wish to transfer.
  3. 1. When a student transfers to another specialization, the courses they select from among the courses they studied in the previous specialization can be counted in and included in the curriculum of the new specialization, and their grades in those courses shall be computed in their cumulative average.
  4. If a student studied a course in the specialization to which they have transferred, and that course had been studied in the previous specialization, and they do not want that course to be counted at the time of transfer, that course shall be considered as a repeated course.
  5. Students may not be allowed to transfer from one specialization to another more than three times.
  6. 1. If a student discontinues their study for a semester because they did not register or because of dismissal from specialization, and wish in the same semester to transfer to another specialization at the university, the discontinuation of study for that semester would be considered as deferment for the purpose of completing the transfer procedures.
  7. As for the student who has been dismissed from a specialization and wishes to transfer to another specialization, and if their discontinuation of study has exceeded one semester, but they have not yet completed the transfer procedures, they shall be considered as dismissed from the university.
  8. A student dismissed from a specialization for a low cumulative average, or prior to the ultimate dismissal from the university while still in the special study program, may be allowed to transfer to another specialization if they meet the conditions mentioned in item (a) of this Article.

 

Article 25 a. One semester shall be deducted from the upper limit of years allowed for graduation against every 15 credit hours counted for a transfer student, whether the transfer was from within or without the university.

  1. Transfer students shall be considered as new students for the purposes of deferment, probation, and dismissal from specialization.
  2. Transfer applications shall be submitted, according to Article (24a) of these regulations, to the Director of Admission and Registration using the forms prepared for this purpose.
  3. Student petitions for transfer from one specialization to another shall be decided by the concerned faculty deans.

 

Article 26 a. University students are allowed to study no more than 18 credit hours in any other accredited university, provided that the courses are not offered in the University in that semester or that there is a scheduling conflict that cannot be resolved, and these credits shall be transferred according to the following conditions:

  1. The student shall be regularly enrolled at the University.
  2. The student shall have completed at least 33 credit hours at the University.
  3. The student shall obtain prior written approval of their department chair and the dean of their faculty to study the requested courses. A written notice to this effect shall be conveyed to the Director of Admission and Registration prior to the commencement of study at the other university.
  4. These credits shall be transferred if the student has passed them and obtained a minimum grade of “Fair” or 50% or its equivalent, and studied them in a regular program of study requiring attendance, but they shall not be computed in their cumulative average.
  5. These credits shall not be studied in the last semester before graduation.
  6. The number of credit hours a student must study at the University shall not, subsequently, go below 50% of the required courses in their curriculum.
  7. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon studying a course or two at the most, whose credit hours do not exceed 6 hours, and these courses are not offered in the semester at the end of which they are expected to graduate, the student may be allowed to study this course/these courses in another accredited and recognized university in the last semester before graduation after obtaining a written approval from the dean.
  8. University students are allowed to study up to 36 credit hours in another university on the basis of an agreement between it and the University in accordance with the conditions set forth in items 1-6 of paragraph A of this article.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Article 27 The Bachelor’s Degree shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. 1. Passing all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.
  2. Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.
  3. Fulfilling all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.
  4. Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and not exceeding the maximum limit, as stipulated in Article (10) of these regulations.
  5. As for the transfer student and the new student, for whom a number of courses have been transferred, they shall successfully complete at the university no less than 50% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

General Rules

Article 28 A graduating student is required to be registered at the University in the graduation semester, and is also required to get clearance from the University to complete the graduation procedure.

 

Article 29 a. 1. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon studying a course or two, and these courses are not offered or are conflicting with other courses in the semester in which they are expected to graduate, the faculty dean shall allow the student, in consultation with the department chair, to study one or two alternative courses, provided that the Director of Admission and Registration is advised in writing of this arrangement.

  1. The credit hours of the alternative courses shall be equal to or more than the total number of credit hours of the original course (s) and the alternative course shall be in a field of knowledge related to the student's specialization.
  2. The student shall be treated as a graduate student in the second semester if the student has only field training left to graduate in the summer semester.
  3. Taking into consideration item 2 in this article, the council may approve that the student (for health reasons or compelling circumstances approved by the council) study one or two alternatives.

 

  1. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon passing a single course that has been unsuccessfully studied three or more times, the faculty dean may, upon a recommendation from the chair of the department concerned, allow the student to study an alternative course of the same level, and of the same number of credit hours, provided that their cumulative average is 60% or above.
  2. If a student has exhausted the period of time allowed for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and if it is theoretically possible for them to complete the graduation requirements in one additional semester, the Council of Deans may, upon a recommendation from the chair of the department concerned, the dean of the faculty, and the Director of Admission and Registration, grant this chance to the student.

 

Article 30 The dean of the faculty, in which a student is enrolled, may, upon a recommendation from the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Communication, allow the student who is not competent in Arabic or who did not study Arabic in the Secondary School Certificate to replace the “Arabic Communication Skills” course by the “Arabic as a Second Language” course.

 

Article 31 If a student is admitted in a specialization after they have taken a number of courses in the special study program at the University, and if these courses are included in the curriculum of the specialization in which they have been admitted, the courses they choose from among them shall be entered into their record along with their grades, which will be computed in his/her cumulative average, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The number of credit hours entered into the student’s record may not exceed 36 hours.
  • One semester from the maximum time limit for graduation shall be deducted for each 15 credit hours entered.
  1. If a student studied a special study course in the specialization in which they were admitted, and they did not wish this course to be counted at the time of admission, this course will be considered as a repeated course.

 

Article 32 If a student studied a course as an alternative for a course which they had failed, the alternative course and the original course shall be treated in the same way repeated courses are dealt with concerning their grades.

 

Article 33 Students may, if they so wish, study no more than 18 credit hours from the courses offered by the university over and above the requirements of their curriculum, provided they are not computed in their semester and cumulative average.

 

Article 34 A student may, upon the approval of the dean of their faculty, postpone their graduation for one semester, including the summer session, for the purpose of raising their cumulative average, taking into consideration the articles dealing with repeating courses, and not exceeding the maximum time limit for study, provided that a petition is submitted by the student prior to the issuance of the Council of Deans’ decision concerning their graduation.

 

Article 35 Diplomas shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of graduation requirements at the end of each semester, including the summer session.

 

Article 36 No objection shall be accepted on the basis of the student’s being unaware of these regulations, the university publications and circulars posted on bulletin boards or the university website (http://www.aum.edu.jo), or the e-mails dispatched to them via the address provided to the Admission and Registration Department as regards these regulations.

 

Article 37 The Council of Deans shall decide on all cases not covered by these regulations. The council may delegate this authority to a committee called Students Issues Action Committee. The committee is headed by the President or his delegate, the Dean concerned, the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Admission and Registration.

 

Article 38 Faculty deans and the Director of Admission and Registration are responsible for the execution of these regulations.

 

Article 39 These regulations cancel any previous regulations for awarding the bachelor’s degree in the University.

 

AUM Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree

D.C. Decision No. 91 / 18 / 2018-2019
Jan. 30, 2019

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Student Conduct Code

 

Student Conduct Code 

 

  1. Preamble

The American University of Madaba (AUM) is committed to facilitating academic and personal growth of its students and to providing them with a stimulating and safe campus atmosphere. By entering AUM, students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University standards of personal and educational integrity; to assume responsibility for their actions; to recognize and uphold University regulations; to be respectful of the rights and welfare of members of the University community as well as its guests. In sum, the student’s conduct shall not threaten (physically, mentally or emotionally) the health, safety or welfare of members of the University or its guests.

Students attending AUM are obliged to comply with several responsibilities, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) Obeying local and national laws;

(b) Avoiding the misuse or harm of property which belongs to the university, any member of the university community or its guests;

(c) Not to practice any form of discrimination or intimidation.

Students are encouraged to utilize all University services and facilities to elevate their academic knowledge, personal skills and hobbies; widen their cultural knowledge; and become a more diverse and tolerant community.

The Student Conduct Code is not a substitute for criminal or civil judicial proceedings. It is intended to be an integral part of AUM’s learning experience, which can result in helping students to change their behavior, enhance the level of their maturity and responsibility. The Student Conduct Code guarantees the rights of students to exercise their rights on any issue that concerns them and to appeal any accusation that might be filed against them.

Students are responsible for obtaining all published materials and updates from the Office of Student Affairs relating to this Code. Any question of interpretation or application of this Student Conduct Code shall be referred to the Dean of Student Affairs.

1.1 The goals of the Student Conduct Code are:

  • To promote a campus environment that supports the educational mission of the University;
  • To protect the University community from disruption and harm;
  • To encourage appropriate standards of individual and group behavior; and
  • To foster ethical standards and engaged citizens.

 

 

1.2 The Student Conduct Code fulfills this mission by providing programs and services that:

  • Develop, disseminate, interpret and enforce campus regulations;
  • Teach students about appropriate behavior and community membership;
  • Foster students' intellectual, ethical and cultural development;
  • Intervene and effectively address behavior that violates the Code; and
  • Offer educational and leadership opportunities for students who adhere to the Code.

1.3 Professional Conduct

As part of its commitment to integrity and respect in the community in which it operates, AUM expects that its students will conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner at all times, both when interacting within the university community and when representing the University at events outside the institution. In this regard, students will not at any time engage in unduly disruptive, threatening, unethical, disrespectful or abusive conduct toward other members of the University community, including fellow students, instructors and staff, and their conduct should be compatible with the requirements of their environmentally friendly campus.

  1. Non-Discrimination Policy

AUM prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status or disability. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment and admission shall be extended to all qualified persons. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes fair treatment practices in employment and admission, which provides specific contractual rights and remedies consistent with local laws, regulations and orders for ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

  1. Equal Rights Policy

All students are to be treated equally and have the same right to access and use University facilities regardless of race, age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry or disability.

Article I: Student Bill of Rights

Students have certain rights as members of the University community, in addition to those rights and privileges guaranteed by the laws and constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Under any circumstances, the University shall respect and take full responsibility not to deny these rights to students. Students have the responsibility not to deny these rights to other members of the University community. Under all circumstances, the University shall not compromise the rights and privileges granted to students and students will not be subject to questioning or discipline for exercising any of these rights and privileges as listed below:

  1. Learning Environment

The University should provide a healthy, safe, experiential, exploratory and welcoming campus environment to enable students to develop intellectual and academic freedom. Furthermore, the teaching process should preserve the rights of students for respect and dignity, and the University is obligated to assist students and provide the necessary tools to enhance the learning process.

  1. Rights in the Classroom

Students have the right to be told clearly at the beginning of the course about the content of the course, study plan, teaching/learning methodology and how their performance and competence will be evaluated. Students have the right to be updated consistently, concisely and carefully about their performance in the tasks assigned by the instructor such as exams, in-class activities, homework, projects, etc. Students have the right to be evaluated according to the criteria clearly stated in the syllabus at the beginning of the course without prejudice or favoritism. To assure perpetual quality teaching, students have the right to evaluate faculty members for each class taken.

  1. Freedom from Discrimination and Harassment

Students have the right to a campus life free of any form of discrimination or harassment. Students must be viewed and treated equally by all University officials and other students, irrespective of their race, age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry or disability.

  1. Disabled Student Rights

Disabled students have the right to access and utilize all facilities and services provided by the University. The University administrative team should engage disabled students to participate in all activities and potential opportunities.

  1. Right of Due Process

Students have the right to due process to defend themselves against any allegation involving the possible violation of any item of the Code.

  1. Privacy and Confidentiality

Students have the right not to share or disclose any private or confidential matters about their personal beliefs or views to any member of the University community. Students also have the right to refuse any unauthorized search of or seizure from their person.

  1. Student Records

Students have the right to the protection of their educational records from unauthorized disclosure, tampering or soliciting.

  1. 2TThe Right of Expression

The University recognizes each student's right to free speech. In keeping with this recognition, the student media shall be free of censorship and advanced approval of material, provided that its student leadership develops written editorial policies, ethical operating procedures and provides accurate and balanced news coverage that conforms to the highest academic and journalistic standards, local laws and the Mission of the University.

  1. Right to Contribute to University Governance

Students have the right to contribute to the making of institutional policy generally affecting their social or academic affairs. Students have the right to participate in the formation of standards of student conduct and the student disciplinary procedures by serving as members of appropriate committees such as the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Council. Furthermore, Students have the right to be represented by student clubs.

Article II: Forbidden Conduct

  1. Academic Misconduct

All forms of academic misconduct, including, but not limited to, cheating, attempting to cheat, deliberate absence from lectures, fabrication, plagiarism, facilitating academic misconduct and unauthorized possession or disposition of academic materials.

  1. Acts of Dishonesty

Dishonesty, including but not limited to furnishing false or misleading information to any University official, forgery, alteration or misuse of any University document, record, fund or identification.

  1. Disorderly Conduct

Actions or attempted actions that obstruct, interfere or could result in harm to any member of the University community or its guests, regardless of its actual intent.

  1. Disruption

Any action which restricts, obstructs or interferes with any academic, athletic or administrative function or attempts to do so.

  1. Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited inside of all University buildings, including dormitories and offices. Members of the University community who choose to smoke must do so only outdoors in designated areas of the campus.

  1. Abuse and Endangerment

Physical, mental, psychological or verbal abuse, intimidation or conduct which threatens or endangers the health, welfare or safety of any person on campus, including self-abuse, is prohibited on University premises.

  1. Harassment

Verbal or physical transgression of an individual or group based upon their race, age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status is forbidden by the non-discrimination policy of the University.

  1. Hazing

It is forbidden to make people do unusual, difficult or dangerous things which could endanger their mental or physical health or safety, as a precondition to joining a group, organization or club.

  1. Drug Policy

The University strictly forbids the use, possession, transfer and/or sale of narcotic and other unlawful drugs.

  1. Alcohol Policy

The University strictly forbids the use, possession, transfer and/or sale of alcoholic beverages of any type on University premises.

  1. Firearms/Harmful Tools

Possession or use of firearms, dangerous weapons, flammable devices, explosives, chemicals, knives or other harmful tools on University premises is strictly forbidden unless it is authorized for use in coursework and is carefully supervised.

  1. Unauthorized Access

Students are not permitted in any open or closed area of the Campus that has been designated as off limits by the University or any authorized University official. Students are not allowed to be present in University buildings, steam tunnels or on University property at times or places where such presence is prohibited.

  1. Property theft or misuse of property

Theft, attempted theft, misuse and/or damaging of property belonging to the University or any member of the University community is forbidden. Such actions will be disciplined internally and could also result in legal charges being filed against the person or people responsible.

  1. Violations of the Law

Actions which violate the laws and traditions of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan are forbidden on University premises and could also result in external charges being filed.

  1. Sexual Misconduct

Actions including, but not limited to, indecent behavior, posting of photographs/images of a sexual nature, engaging in intimate activity, viewing or promoting unethical videos.

  1. Gambling

Playing games for gain or any other form of betting.

  1. Dress Code

Students are expected to hold to a high level of decency and morality and are expected to dress in an appropriate manner on campus. A student’s attire should never be crude, provocative or offensive in any way. Therefore, indecent or culturally inappropriate clothing is prohibited from the educational environment.

  1. Misuse of Technology

Any form of misuse or abuse of University computers or other technological resources.

  1. Bullying

Bullying and hounding are particularly vicious forms of physical and/or mental abuse and will be treated as such.

  1. 2TRiots

Participation in or attendance at riots or mass disturbances on the city streets or on any area of the Campus.

  1. 2TDefiance of Authority

Defiance, belligerence toward or lying to a University security officer, faculty member or other University official, who, in the line of duty, issues an order or asks for identification or information.

Students are expected to carry University identification cards at all times and must identify themselves to University officials upon request.

Any student found to have committed, or attempted to commit, any of the following deeds is subject to disciplinary sanctions.

Honor Code Pledge

As a student at the American University of Madaba, I pledge to commit myself to honesty and integrity. I pledge to read the Student Conduct Code and become aware of all misconducts detailed therein and shall refrain from all acts of academic and behavioral misconduct. I swear to respect the safety and welfare of all members of the University community and its guests.

 

Student name                                                                                                  Signature

Regulations for Student Discipline

Regulations for Student Discipline

 at the American University of Madaba No. (4) of 2018

Issued on the Basis of Article “16-B-13” of the Law of Jordanian Universities

 No. 18 of 2018 and its Amendments

 

Article 1          These regulations shall be named “Regulations for Student Discipline at the American University of Madaba of 2018”.  They shall go into effect after they have been duly approved.

 

Article 2          The words and phrases below shall have, wherever they appear in these regulations, their specified meaning unless otherwise indicated in context: 

                        University                    American University of Madaba

                        President                      President of the University

                        Council                        Council of Deans

                        Faculty                         Any Faculty or Deanship at the University

                        Dean                            Faculty dean or the Dean of Student Affairs at the University

                       

Article 3          These regulations shall apply to all students registered at the University.

 

Article 4          The following acts are considered disciplinary violations that subject the student who commits any of them to the disciplinary measures stated in these regulations:

  1. Deliberate absence from classes or any other activities that require attendance, and inciting others to do so.
  2. Cheating, or attempting to cheat, in tests or exams, or disrupting their order.
  3. Any act of misconduct which may encroach upon honor, dignity, public morals, or good conduct and behavior, or is likely to damage the reputation of the University or discredit its employees.
  4. Verbal or physical assault or harassment by a person or group of individuals over other people based on race, age, gender, color, religion, marital status, descent and disability, including bullying, bullying, and physical, psychological, or moral harm to any university student
  5. Organizing or participating in any group or organization on campus without prior permission issued by the competent University authorities, or participating in any group activity which violates organizational procedures at the University
  6. Using University premises or facilities for any activities for which they are not designed, or using them without obtaining prior permission.
  7. Using any firearms or sharp objects in, or bringing them into, the University
  8. Circulating brochures or publishing wall newspapers or posters in University premises, or collecting signatures or donations without prior permission issued by the competent University authorities, or abusing the granted permission to undertake the abovementioned activities.
  9. Distribute, publish or suspend pornographic images that contain sexual characteristics, engage in intimate relationships, or publish and distribute pornographic films.
  10. Disturbing the order or discipline that has to be observed in lectures delivered on campus.
  11. Committing any act of insult, offense, or assault/assault attempt, directed against any of the faculty, staff, workers, or fellow students at the University or Faculty.
  12. Abusing or destroying any of the properties belonging to the University on purpose or out of negligence.
  13. Forging University documents or using forged documents for any University purposes.
  14. Giving documents and university IDs to others intentionally for illegal use.
  15. Stealing or encroaching upon any of the properties belonging to the University, Faculty, employees, or students.
  16. Incitement, arrangement, participation, or interference in acts of violence, riots, or bilateral or group scrimmage against students or other people inside or outside the university on occasions involving the university or an activity carried out by the university.
  17. Incitement to commit dangerous or unusual actions that could cause a psychological or physical danger or have a negative impact on the security of the university
  18. Possessing, taking or promoting spirits or narcotic substances inside the university, or the presence of the student to the university while he is under the influence of spirits or narcotics.
  19. Smoking inside university buildings or in places not designated for smoking.
  20. Playing any kind of gambling or games that depend on illicit financial profit.
  21. Violating effective University laws, bylaws, regulations or decisions.
  22. Violating effective students’ conduct code

   

Article 5  

 Considering the provisions of Articles (6), (7), (8) and (9) of these regulations, the following penalties may be imposed upon students who commit any of the violations listed in Article (4):

  1. Forewarning
  2. Dismissal from the classroom and call the University Security when necessary.
  3. Disallowing the student from attending some or all of the lectures of the course in which the violation occurred.
  4. Disallowing the student for a limited period of time from using the University facilities in which the violation took place.
  5. Disallowing the student for a limited period of time from activities in which the violation in which the violation took place.
  6. Warning with its three levels first second and Ultimate
  7. A fine of no less than the value of twice the thing or things that the student destroyed.
  8. Cancellation of registration in one or more courses of the semester in which the violation occurs.
  9. Receiving a grade ‘F’ in one or more subjects.
  10. Temporary suspension from the University for one or more Semesters or disallowing the student to register for Summer Session.
  11. Permanent dismissal from the University.
  12. Deferment of conferring a degree to the student for a period not exceeded two semesters.
  13. Cancellation of the decision to award a diploma in case there is any falsification or fraud in the procedures for obtaining it.

 

Article 6             If a student is caught cheating in a test or exam, they shall be subject to one or more of the following penalties:

  1. Receiving a grade ‘F’ in the course.
  2. Receiving any of the disciplinary penalties stated in paragraphs (f-k) of Article (5) of these regulations.

 

Article 7  

a. The following combined penalties shall be imposed on a student who has agreed with another student or other person to sit for an exam or test instead and in fact, the test was taken by that other student or person: 

      1. Receiving a grade ‘F’ in that course.
      2. Cancellation of registration in all courses of the semester in which the violation occurs.
      3. Temporary suspension from the university for at least two semesters as of the following semester in which the violation occurs

b. The following combined penalties shall be imposed on the student who sat for the test or exam instead: 

    1. Cancellation of registration in all courses of the semester in which the violation occurs.
    2. Temporary suspension from the university for at least two semesters as of the following semester in which the violation occurs

c. If the person who interred the exam is not a university student then he/she will be handed over to the competent judicial authorities. 

 

Article 8    

  1. If, as a result of the investigation, it is proven that the student has incited, masterminded, participated, or interfered in violence, riots, or bilateral or group quarrels inside or outside the university on an occasion in which the university is involved or an activity undertaken, the final semester of the university will be awarded.
  2. If, as a result of the investigation, it is proven that the student has committed a severe harm to a faculty member, staff at the university, or students, he / she shall be subject to a penalty of temporary or final dismissal from the university.

 

Article 9 

  1. If, as a result of the investigation, it is proven that the student was in possession of alcoholic drinks, or he/she entered the university while under its influence, he/she shall be subjected to a penalty of dismissal from the university for a period of two semesters, and in case of repetition, he/she shall be permanently dismissed from the university.
  2. If, as a result of the investigation, it is proven that the student was in possession of narcotic substances, or that he/she used or promoted them, or entered the university while under its influence, he/she shall be subject to the penalty of final dismissal from the university.

 

Article 10   

  1. It is permissible to combine two disciplinary penalties or more of the penalties stipulated in these regulations
  2. In case of imposing a temporary dismissal penalty from the university, the identity of the dismissed student is withdrawn and he/she is prevented from entering the university campus during the semester, unless with prior permission from the Dean of Student Affairs.
  3. A student who has been dismissed from the University for a Final Disciplinary Penalty is deprived of obtaining a certificate of good conduct, and his / her name is also circulated to other public and private universities.

 

Article 11   

  1. The decisions to impose disciplinary penalties shall be kept in the student’s file in the Deanship of students affairs. Department of Admission and Registration, student’s parent or sponsor, if applicable, and the concerned Dean may be notified of the disciplinary decision. The concerned faculty dean may place the decision on the notice board.
  2. The concerned faculty Dean shall notify all decisions to impose penalties on any of the students to the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of the Admission and Registration Department. 

 

Article 12    

  1. A student who has been temporary dismissed from the university is not entitled to register in the summer session that precedes the semester in which he/she was dismissed.
  2. Courses taken at any other university during his/ her dismissal will not be counted

 

Article 13  

  1. The student who is referred for investigation is not entitled to withdraw from the study before the end of the investigation.
  2. The student graduation procedures shall be suspended until the violation he/she committed is settled and a decision is taken

 

Article 14      

  1. The Council shall, at the beginning of each academic year, form a committee consisting of three members in addition to a fourth reserve member of the faculty members at the university, to investigate the student violations committed on University campus. In case of necessity, more than one committee may be formed.
  2. The validity of the committee is one year, renewable.
  3. It’s the responsibility of the Dean of Student Affairs to refer the violations to this committee for investigation and recommendation for appropriate penalties.

 

  Article 15  

a.The Council shall, at the beginning of each academic year, form a disciplinary council consisting of

  1. Dean of student affairs, chair
  2. Dean of the faculty to which the student belongs
  3. Three faculty members at the university.
  4. A fourth reserve member

        in order to look into the students’ violations referred by the Dean of Student Affairs or from the deans of the faculties, as the case may be.

b.The validity of the committee is one year, renewable.

c.In special cases, the council may replace the president of the disciplinary council with another president for a specified period.

  

 Article 16 

Investigation committees and disciplinary council must decide on the cases referred to them within a period not exceeding thirty days from the date of the referral from the competent authorities and the president may extend that period if the circumstances require that. The violating student must present before the committees or the council throughout that period.

The investigation committees and the disciplinary council have the right to issue their decisions In absentia, if the violating student did not present after being notified through the announcement at the faculty for the second time.

 

 Article 17        

If the validity for any of the investigation committees and the disciplinary council expires, it continues to exercise its powers until new committees and council are formed .

 

Article 18   

        The authorities to impose disciplinary penalties against students shall be defined as follows:

  1. A faculty member or course instructor is entitled to impose written penalties stated in items (a, b, c) of Article (5) of these regulations,
  2. The Dean is entitled to impose any of the penalties stated in items (a) – (j) of Article (5) of these regulations.
  3. The concerned dean has the right to confiscate any material entered by the student with the aim of using it for any unlawful purpose.
  4. The Council is entitled to impose any of the penalties stated in of Article (5) of these regulations. according to his conviction

 

Article 19

  1. Taking into account the paragraphs (b) and (c) of this article, all disciplinary decisions are final, with the exception of the penalties stipulated in paragraphs (k), (l) and (m) of Article (5) of these regulations as the student has the right to appeal any decision to the council within fifteen days from the date of the decision being issued or announced in the faculty. The council has the right to approve the decisions taken, amend it, or cancel it, and if the student does not appeal the penalty decision, the issued disciplinary decision is considered final.
  2. Penalties from the degree of first warning and higher are recorded in the student’s academic record.
  3. The effect of the recorded penalties shall be expired and removed from the student's academic record as follows:

1.The first warnings after two semesters have elapsed.

2.Double warning after the elapse of three semesters or upon his graduation

3.Final warning after the elapse of four semesters

4.Remaining penalties after the elapse of two semesters after the student graduation

 

Article 20

 University security employees are responsible for maintaining security and order on campus. The reports they provide shall be valid unless proven otherwise 

 

Article 21

The president has the right to assume the powers of the disciplinary council at the university stipulated in these regulations in case of necessity, such as the occurrence of quarrels, riots, assault on university property, or disturbance or disorder in it, the President, in such a situation, shall notify the Council of his decision. 

 

Article 22

The university may continue its disciplinary procedures stipulated in these regulations even if the violation is seen by other bodies. 

 

Article 23

The President and the Dean of Student Affairs are responsible for implementing the provisions of these regulations 

      

Article 24

These regulations cancel Student Discipline regulations No. (5) for the year 2012.

Graduation Requirements

 

Graduation Requirements

 

The Bachelor’s Degree shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Passing all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.
  2. Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.
  3. Fulfilling all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.
  4. Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and not exceeding the maximum limit, (Refer to Awarding the Bachelor Degree Regulations/article 10 )
  5. As for the transfer student and the new student, for whom a number of courses have been transferred, they shall successfully complete at the university no less than 50% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

 

 

Graduation fee: 300 JD.