Academic Resources

Resources

Here you can find several different Academic Resources to assist you.

Maine Apprenticeship Program (MAP)

Registered Apprenticeship - Earn. Learn. Succeed.Registered Apprenticeship programs meet the skilled workforce needs of American industry, training millions of qualified individuals for lifelong careers since 1937. The Maine Apprenticeship Program (MAP) helps mobilize Maine’s workforce with structured, on-the-job learning in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as new emerging industries such as health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications and more. Registered Apprenticeship connects job seekers looking to learn new skills with employers looking for qualified workers, resulting in a workforce with industry-driven training and employers with a competitive edge.

The Maine Apprenticeship Program assists in setting up structured yet flexible training programs designed to meet the specific needs of Maine employers through on-the-job learning and related classroom instruction.

Apprenticeship Programs can be sponsored by employers, employer associations, or labor/management groups that can hire and train in a working situation.

MAP may reimburse up to 50% of an Apprentice’s tuition costs. In addition, the apprentice works full-time for their sponsor (employer), applying related coursework and newly acquired skills to accomplish occupational tasks in a hands-on environment.

For more information please visit the Maine Career Center website.

EMCC Grading System

Semester grades indicate levels of achievement and appear as letters with plus or minus options. Letter grades are represented as follows:

Grade Letter GPA Description
A 4.0 Highest Honors
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00 Honors
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0 Satisfactory
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00 Minimal Passing Grade
D- 0.67
F 0 Failure to Meet Course Objectives
P Satisfactory completion of an un-graded course—No value in computation of GPA but credit hours will apply towards graduation requirements.
AF 0 Administrative Failure—Withdrawal from a course for reasons other than poor grade performance. Equals the grade of an F and is computed as such.
W Withdrawal from course during the Withdrawal Period due to extenuating circumstances—No value in computation of GPA
I Incomplete—In exceptional circumstances, students may be given an “I” grade if they fail to complete coursework on time. Students will have one additional semester to complete the course. At the end of that semester, an “I” grade will be converted to an “F” if the required coursework is not completed.

Audit

Students may audit an EMCC course provided that they meet the course prerequisites. The student will pay tuition and fees for the course. Students auditing a course will receive no credit for that course. Their academic transcript will record the course with a grade of “AU” for audit. Permission to audit courses may be withheld due to class size limitations, as students taking courses for credit have first registration priority. Requests to audit a course must occur within the Add/Drop Period.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A grade point average is calculated by multiplying the point value (0.00-4.00) for the letter grade earned (A-F) by the number of credit hours per course. The products are totaled and are then divided by the total number of credit hours carried during the semester.

Grade point averages computed by the semester are referred to as term grade point averages. Grade point averages computed for all courses taken to date are referred to as cumulative point averages.

Only courses taken at Eastern Maine Community College are used to determine grade point averages.

Grade Reports

Grade reports are no longer mailed to students. Students are responsible for accessing their course grades online using MyEMCC.

Enrollment Status Registered Credits
Full Time Student 12.0 credits or more per semester
Half Time Student 6.0 to 11.5 credits per semester
Less than half time Anything less than 6.0 credits per semester

Complaints

Eastern Maine Community College recognizes that differences may arise between two parties that cannot be resolved informally or without third party intervention. In these situations, individuals may seek resolution by following the process established for their particular type of concern.

Academic Standing Appeals:
Students wishing to appeal academic dismissal may do so by following the process outlined in the academic dismissal letter. Typically, this requires the student submit a written appeal with supporting documentation to the Dean of Academic Affairs within the time period prescribed in the academic dismissal letter. Appeals are reviewed by a cross-functional team representing Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management.

ADA Accommodation Concerns:
Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maine Human Rights Act, Eastern Maine Community College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to those employees and employment applicants who are both disabled and otherwise qualified within the meaning of those laws. The goal of EMCC is to balance on a case-by-case basis the specific needs of its employees with the operational integrity and administrative resources of the College. An employee request for accommodation can be made to Jody Vail, Director of Human Resources using the following contact information: email – jvail@emcc.edu; phone – (207) 974-4633.

Affirmative Action:
Eastern Maine Community College does not discriminate as prescribed by federal and/or state law on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, marital, parental or Vietnam era veteran status in specified programs and activities. Inquiries about the College’s compliance with, and policies that prohibit discrimination on, these bases may be directed to: Affirmative Action Officer, Maine Hall, Room 140, 354 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401, telephone number 207-974-4633, voice/TDD 207-974-4658, fax number 207-974-4888, e-mail at jvail@emcc.edu, internet at www.emcc.edu.

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, telephone 617-289-0111, TTY/TDD 800-877-8339, fax 617-289-0150, e-mail OCR.Boston@ed.gov, internet at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

Maine Human Rights Commission (MHRC), 51 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0051, telephone 207-624-6050, TTY/TTD 207-624-6064, fax 207-624-6063, http://www.maine.gov/mhrc/ and/or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 475 Government Center, Boston, MA 02203, telephone 617-565-3200 or 1-800-669-4000, TTY 617-565-3204 or 1-800-669-6820, fax 617-565-3196, internet http://www.eeoc.gov/.

Disability Services:
Eastern Maine Community College is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Amendments of 2009 (ADAA). Students requesting accommodations have the responsibility of registering with Disability Services in order to request accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are granted on an individual, case-by-case basis by the Coordinator of Disability Services to students with documented disabilities. Questions about disability services can be directed to Elizabeth Saucier, Coordinator of Disability Services at (207) 974-4868 or via email at esaucier@emcc.edu.

Financial Aid Appeal:
Under some circumstances students may appeal a financial aid decision that impacts their eligibility and/or awarded aid amount. To obtain information about the appropriate appeal process (Changes in Financial Circumstances, Request to Change Self-Supporting Status, Unusual Enrollment History, Spending Plan appeals, Appeal of Satisfactory Academic Process, Request for Time Frame Extension), contact the financial aid office at 207-974-4625 or faid@emcc.edu.

Grade Appeals:
EMCC 310.9: The academic appeals process for students who have concerns about grades or course activities consists of a three part process:

1. The student starts by talking with the responsible instructor.
2. If resolution of the issue is not satisfactory to the student, then the student may appeal to the department chair of the faculty member’s department.
3. As the final step of the appeals process, the student may then appeal to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

EMCC 310.91: Students who have evidence that a course or assignment grade was unfairly or inappropriately assigned may appeal the grade. The burden of proving a claim of an unfair or inappropriate grade rests with the student. No course grade may be appealed more than 60 days after the end of the semester in which the grade was assigned and no assignment grade may be appealed more than 10 days after the graded work is returned to the student.

An instructor’s grade may be changed for the following reasons:

1. The instructor contradicts or violates her or his own syllabus.
2. The instructor has not been consistent in applying grading rules to students.
3. The grading rules in the syllabus or for the assignment were not followed by the instructor.
4. The instructor contradicts or violates the student’s rights printed in the student handbook and college catalog.
5. The instructor contradicts policies/procedures of the Maine Community College System, the policies/procedures of Eastern Maine Community College, or contradicts the policies/procedures of the Academic Department in which the instructor is teaching.
6. The instructor violates the student’s legal rights in some way including a breach in federal or state statutes, regulations, case law or a breach of constitutional rights.

An instructor’s grade should not be changed simply because the administrator or chair disagrees with the grading rules or applications of rules by the instructors for reasons other than above.

Safety Concerns:
Eastern Maine Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. The OSH Act created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. New hire orientation and annual training is provided to all employees and all students are orientated regarding campus emergencies and protocol. If there is a safety concern, parties may contact the Safety and Security Department at (207) 745-6090. If there are complaints that individuals feel have not been addressed properly, they may contact Jody Vail, Director of Human Resources at email – jvail@emcc.edu or phone – (207) 974-4633.

Student Code of Conduct:
The College requires students to conduct their affairs with proper regard and mutual respect for the College and the members of its community. In seeking to encourage responsible conduct, the College will rely upon counseling and admonition. When necessary, the College will use this Code in a prompt, fair and impartial manner to: 1) ensure the orderly administration of the College’s academic, athletic and social offerings; 2) secure the opportunity of all students to pursue peacefully their educational objectives; 3) protect the health, safety and welfare of the College and the members of its community; and 4) maintain and protect the real and personal property of the College and the members of its community. This Code applies in addition to other College and System policies and regulations, local ordinances, and state and federal laws. Students whose conduct violates those authorities may also be subject to their sanctions and penalties. Finally, the Residence Hall Agreement between a student and the College imposes similar but additional responsibilities and obligations, and students whose conduct violates both that Agreement and this Code may be disciplined by the College under either or both.

A full description of the code and the procedures in which the code operates under and the full appeal process may be found here:

Student Conduct Officer

Title IX Concerns (Harassment, Discrimination):
Eastern Maine Community College has zero tolerance for any forms of harassment or discrimination of our students, employees or visitors. The College recognizes the dignity and the right of individuals to work, learn, play and live in an environment free of harassment and discrimination. If you feel you have been or are being harassed, contact Jody Vail, Affirmative Action Officer, by phone at 207-974-4633, or by e-mail at jvail@emcc.edu. The Affirmative Action Officer is located in Room 140 Maine Hall. She will listen to your concerns, explain your rights, and assist you through the grievance process. To the extent possible, the confidentiality of complaints will be protected. College policy prohibits retaliation or retribution against someone reporting harassment, sexual harassment, or discrimination. Additionally, you may file complaints with the Maine Human Rights Commission or the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.

See Student Handbook for more information. The Student Handbook can be found on the College’s website at http://www.emcc.edu/campus-life/student-resources/.

Leave of Absence Requests

Due to many unforeseen circumstances, students may choose to request a leave of absence from EMCC.

Students who wish to do so must complete an Application for Leave of Absence [pdf] and return it to the Office of Institutional Research and Student Data.

Eastern Maine Community College cannot guarantee re-entry into a high demand technology for those students taking a leave of absence. Re-entry into technology courses is on a space-available basis.

Students must request to return to EMCC by contacting the Enrollment Center. This request must be made 60 days prior to the beginning of the semester of re-enrollment. If a student does not return to EMCC by the ending date of the approved leave, the student will be required to reapply for admission.

Students who are out on leave may be required to take new or additional courses if courses are added or changed in a technology during the student’s leave of absence.

Download our printable Leave of Absence Application