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ACADEMIC POLICIES, FORMS, & INFORMATION
FORMS THAT REQUIRE DEAN’S SIGNATURE
Course exemptions/substitutions, SPH core courses
BIOS 600 FAQs
Core course exemption/substitution application form
Core curriculum checklist (includes list of approved substitutions) for MPH, MSPH, DrPH
Core curriculum for Non Public Health Degrees (includes list of approved alternatives for SPHG 600) for MHA, MS, MSCR, MSEE, PhD
Core course syllabi: BIOS, (BIOS Sect 2) ENVR, EPID, HB, HPM, SPHG
Exemption request sample
Course-Related forms and Procedures, General
Public health students who are required to complete a practicum or internship for their degree program must fill this out at the beginning of your placement and when you have finished. Contact the student services manager for your department with questions.
Undergraduates, bring signature requests to the SPH Office of Student Affairs
Graduate Students, bring signature requests to the Graduate School in Bynum Hall
UNC-related policies, forms and information
Official University Withdrawal Process:
Students, please submit Official Withdrawal Request via ConnectCarolina Student Center. Visit the registrar’s office for detailed instructions. This new electronic process is available for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Friday Center students who are currently enrolled in classes and wish to leave the University during the current term.
Academic Enrichment Program
The Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC is committed to making sure students receive the academic enrichment needed to be successful. The Academic Enrichment Program strives to provide quality academic support in a group setting for students experiencing academic difficulty in entry level BIOS and EPID courses.
Currently enrolled students are eligible for group tutoring sessions each semester through the program.
For eligibility purposes, academic difficulty is defined as requiring additional assistance outside of the classroom.
Tutors are graduate students. Tutors in the program have a demonstrated expertise in the subject area they wish to instruct and experience communicating relevant related material.
Interested students are invited to apply to be a tutor. Please see “Becoming a Tutor” below.
The Academic Enrichment Program assumes the cost of group tutoring. If more resources are needed, the student may request additional assistance for individual tutoring from their department. Individual tutoring costs differ per department. Please contact your department for individual tutors
Group tutoring sessions are held for each subject (BIOS and EPID) area twice per week for one hour during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The schedule (room location and times) for each semester will be posted on the SPH Office of Student Affairs website and announced in the OSA weekly email.
Content of the sessions will be determined by the tutors from questions received 72 hours in advance of the session. Other questions may be addressed as time permits.
Students are asked to submit their questions via email to an assigned tutor prior to each session.
Students can contact tutors via email by to register for Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 sessions.
Becoming a Tutor
Any student interested in tutoring through the Academic Enrichment Program must have received an H in the course they wish to tutor or have taken a higher level course in the same subject earning an H.
This grade will be verified by the SPH Office of Student Affairs.
Applicants must also receive a recommendation from the following: Lead instructor of the course (BIOS 545, 600 or EPID 600) and the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in their department.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, tutors will be paid $25.00 per hour. Appropriate forms will need to be completed in SPH Office of Human Resources before work begins to complete tax and direct deposit forms.
Hourly employees will enter their time in Time Information Management (TIM). TIM is the official time capturing system utilized to track SPA employee hours for accurate calculation of payment as well as to track leave for accurate reporting records for SPA and Permanent EPA employees.
Please note that there is no way for us to predict demand and therefore we cannot guarantee a specific number of hours per semester.
Apply to become a Tutor: Click here
Submit Academic Reference form to faculty: Click here
Tutors should consult their DGS about any financial implications for fellowships or scholarships.
Student progress and feedback will be used to assess quality of tutoring and sustained employment as a tutor.
View the following professional development events and services available to you this semester:
• Office of Student Affairs Professional Development Workshop Series
• Career Services
• Graduate School professional development offerings
Each year, outstanding SPH students receive awards and honors recognizing their excellence in teaching, research and service or supporting their professional development. These awards are supported by generous contributions from donors to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.
Students wanting to apply for School-wide awards and scholarships may use this link:
This process will allow you to do the following:
Self-nominated Awards for Fall 2015- Spring 2016 academic year will be posted in December 18, 2015
The following Awards will tentatively be offered:
Alumni Association Annual Spirit of Giving Award
Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
Anne Cynthia Price Travel Award
Annual Fund Scholarship
Brendle Brothers Scholarship
B. Erik and Mabel S. Johansson Scholarship
Class of 1958 Scholarship
Class of 2014 Scholarship
Derek and Louise Winstanly Scholarship
Donald and Jennifer Holzworth Merit Scholarship
Dr. Curtis Glenn Southard Award
Elizabeth Reaves Martin Moore Scholarship
Fred and Pearle McCall Scholarship
Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Resarch
Gillings Dissertation Award
Gillings Merit Scholarship
Harry A Guess Scholarship
James Imhotep Irving Public Service Scholarship
Jamie Kimble Scholarship for Courage
Jean Tower Lassiter Scholarship
Kerr L. White and Edward Wagner Scholarship
Koch Travel Award (Deadline February 6, 2015)
Michel A. Ibrahim Fellowship
Department representatives wanting to nominate incoming and current returning students for School-wide awards and scholarships may use this link : https://studentawards.sph.unc.edu/
SPH undergraduate and graduate students may be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments by a variety of honorary societies. To nominate a student who you think deserves recognition, see the information below.
Delta Omega – Theta Chapter
Delta Omega is the national honorary society for graduate studies in public health. Students and faculty are eligible for nomination. For more information, contact Dr. Lewis Margolis.
The Frank Porter Graham Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at UNC. Further, it recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff, and friends of UNC who have made significant contributions to the development of graduate and professional education at the University.
The Order of the Golden Fleece
Recognizes individuals – students, faculty, staff members and alumni – of demonstrably high character and who have made some specific long lasting, innovative and extraordinary contribution to the University community.
The Order of the Grail-Valkyries
Recognizes students of outstanding character who have made significant contributions to our university’s academic climate through excellence in scholarship, dynamic leadership, and innovative service.
The Order of the Old Well
Recognizes students of high character who demonstrated exemplary and generous humanitarian service and who have served in a capacity such that their service contributions have not been previously recognized.
Awards that are specific to an academic department in the School of Public Health may vary from year to year. It is best to contact your department about these opportunities.
North Carolina Public Health Association Scholarships
Are you currently enrolled/ or been accepted in an associate, undergrad or grad degree program? Do you have a child that has been accepted or is currently enrolled in community college or a university? Are you a current member of NCPHA? Did you know you can apply for a scholarship? Please visit the website for more information.
Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered on a world-competitive basis. Each Rotary district may nominate candidates for competition in the worldwide selection process. Up to 50 fellowships for master’s level studies are offered annually at one of five Rotary Peace Centers. Fellows can only be assigned to a center outside of their home country. For more information on this fellowship can be found here.
Deadline for this application is July 1st 2015.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
• EEO statement, UNC
• Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
• University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
• Carolina Women’s Center
• Diversity Initiatives in Graduate Study at Carolina
• Institute of African American Research
• Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center
Health and Safety Resources
Addressing Your Concerns
Gillings mechanisms for sharing feedback, getting help with concerns
UNC Resources for sharing feedback, getting help with concerns
Gillings School of Global Public Health offers poster printing for SPH students only! The poster printer may be used by appointment only and is specific to students printing posters for classes or conferences ONLY! Unfortunately, Student Affairs cannot accommodate all print requests, so please plan in advance.
Poster Printer Policies
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