Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Equal Opportunity Policy

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment or education may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission. Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment may be referred to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Inquiries about the University ́s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Boston, MA 02110- 1491, telephone (617) 289-0111 (voice) or (877) 521-2172 (TDD). Generally, an individual may also file a complaint with OCR within 180 days of alleged discrimination.

Clinical Contracts

Many divisions of study at the University require as a condition of graduation the completion of one or more training programs or courses in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, clinic, professional office, or public schoolroom. Participation in these programs may require those students to execute releases or other contracts with the institution or provider of clinical services, which release them from liability, and which also provide that students will comply with all their participating requirements and regulations, including possible health examinations. The University assumes there will be assent and compliance to such requirements and procedures by each student upon his or her enrollment in those courses involving outside clinical study.

Right to Revise

The University of Maine at Presque Isle reserves the right to revise, amend, or change items set forth in this publication. Accordingly, readers of this publication should inquire about revisions, amendments, amendments, or changes which have been made since the date of printing. The University reserves the right to cancel course offerings, to set minimum and maximum size of classes, to change designated instructors in courses, and to make decisions affecting the academic standing of anyone participating in a course or program offered by the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Professional Licensure & Certification Notice

Students who are pursuing degrees leading to application for professional licensure or certification, and/or who will be participating in clinical placements, internships, or practica through their UMPI program should be aware that their host facility may require a criminal background check, finger printing, or drug screening. In such situations, each student is responsible for obtaining and paying for the background check or other screening process and for delivering required documentation to the facility. Although the University will make reasonable efforts to place admitted students in field experiences and internships, it will be up to the host facility to determine whether a student will be allowed to work at that facility. Students should further be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize licensure by the state certification body. Students may consult the certification body corresponding to their intended occupation for more details. Successful completion of a program of study at UMPI does not guarantee licensure, certification, or employment in the relevant occupation. ★

The University physical plant includes sixteen buildings on a 150-acre campus located on the south side of Presque Isle on U.S. Route 1.

Athletic/Recreation Facilities

A large playing field (Park Family Field), six lighted tennis courts, and other game fields are located on campus. The City of Presque Isle also has a ski area, recreation center. Aroostook State Park is nearby for camping, boating, swimming, cross country skiing and hiking. A large multipurpose building called the Forum is sometimes utilized for selected recreational and intramural activities, and arrangements are made with the Presque Isle Country Club for use of its eighteen-hole golf course.

The campus and community boast numerous recreation facilities for indoor and outdoor fun. On campus Park Family Field hosts the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The men’s and women’s basketball teams and the volleyball team use historic Wieden Hall for practice and games. For outdoor enthusiasts there are also cross country running trails, a nature trail, a high ropes course, an 18 hole disc golf course, 6 lighted tennis courts, and in the winter an ice rink. For indoor recreation there are intramural basketball leagues, aerobics and fitness classes, a climbing wall, an indoor track, weight room, and 6 lane pool in Gentile Hall. Gentile Hall is also home of the UMPI Outing Club which organizes trips focused on climbing, rafting, boating, camping, and just about anything else you can do on the water or in the woods.

Aroostook State Park, Big Rock (downhill skiing), and numerous cross county ski trails and ATV trails are a short drive from campus. The Nordic Heritage Center is a world class cross country ski facility that hosts the UMPI Ski team for four season training. The Forum in Presque Isle hosts the UMPI hockey club team. The baseball and softball teams utilize the excellent fields at Presque Isle high school for their outdoor practice and games. The UMPI Golf team uses the Presque Isle Country Club for practice and also hosts the UMPI Invitational annually in September.

Campus Store

The Campus Store offers a full line of emblematic clothing, glassware and novelty items. All items are now able to be viewed and purchased online! In addition, the store has office supplies, personal toiletries, snack food and basic technology items. Required textbooks may be ordered online, at a kiosk in the store, or from your personal device.

Campus Center

The Campus Center, constructed in 1992, houses the Office of Conferences and Special Programs, the Owl’s Nest lounge, student organization offices, the Alumni room, the University Credit Union, and large multi-purpose meeting rooms which can seat 300. The building was financed through a bond issue approved by Maine voters, generous contributions from hundreds of area individuals and businesses, and a student fee recommended and approved by the student body. Students, faculty, staff and community members alike are able to reserve rooms in the campus center to host conferences, club meetings, movie nights, speakers and more!

Center for Innovative Learning (CIL)

The CIL is designed to support students and promote premier scholastic achievement and lifelong learning for the campus community. It contains the Learning Commons, which houses Student Support Services and Counseling, the Tutoring and Writing Center, areas for studying, relaxing, and conversations, Information Technology Services, the Reed Art gallery, group work spaces, a Computer Lab, and the Library.

Facilities Support Building

Completed in spring 1990, this handicapped accessible building houses the office of the Manager of Physical Facilities. A receiving area and the electrical, carpentry, heating/plumbing and painting workshops are also located here.

Folsom/Pullen Hall

Folsom and Pullen join together to form the major classroom building on campus. Folsom was recently renovated with climate control classrooms, energy efficient lighting, and upgraded technology. Both areas are handicapped accessible. Folsom Hall is the science and mathematics wing, which houses five science laboratories, a lecture auditorium, herbarium, computer labs on the first floor, and faculty offices.

The Northern Maine Museum of Science is also located in this wing with displays. Pullen Hall features general classroom space, the Fine Arts Studio, the Marguerite Pullen Art Gallery, and interactive television and compressed video classrooms.

Caroline D. Gentile Hall

The newest building on campus, the Caroline D. Gentile Hall was completed in January 2006. The facility houses a multi purpose gymnasium for basketball, tennis, volleyball, badminton; a 37-foot climbing wall; an elevated track; state-of- the-art fitness center; and a six lane 25 yard swimming pool with a one-meter diving board. The facility is used as a classroom space for physical education, athletic training, and recreation courses as well as a fitness/recreational space for students and the public. Students taking nine credit hours or more will be charged a fee.

Kelley Commons

The central dining facility seats 300 and operates a grill, serving lines and a salad bar. The dining area may be reached through the Campus Center by way of the grand staircase or elevator. The Bookstore, Campus Mailroom and Switchboard, are located on the first floor of Kelley Commons.

Learning Commons (Tutoring and Writing Center)

Student Support Services, in conjunction with the Learning Commons, offers subject area tutoring and writing assistance to all students for all UMPI courses via professional and peer tutors, individually and in small groups. If you are interested in receiving tutoring and/or writing assistance, please contact (207) 768-9611, or stop by the 1st floor of the CIL.

Preble Hall

Preble Hall, which is handicapped accessible, is the major administrative building on campus. Offices located here include the President’s/Provost’s Office, Academic Affairs, Admissions, University Advancement Office, University Services, Dean of Students & Testing Center, Student Financial Services, Registrar’s Office, Upward Bound, Marketing & Communications.

Residence Halls

The residence hall system is designed to offer students a variety of living styles, options, and alternatives in a comfortable learning environment. There are three on campus halls (Emerson, Merriman, and Park) and one off-campus facility (Skyway Suites), which offer two and three person rooms. Each on campus hall features brick construction, a sprinkler system, fire alarms, a large lounge with a big screen cable television and a pool table, comfortable study lounges, on site laundry facilities, in-room cable, a kitchen area, telephone service, and internet accessibility. The off campus hall includes fire alarms, a large lounge with a big screen cable television, on-site laundry facilities, in room cable, and telephone service.

Emerson Hall is capable of housing 151 upper-class men and women in a traditional residence hall setting. Residents are housed co educationally room by room. Located on the northwest corner of the hall is Emerson Annex, which houses the offices of Residence Life, Student Activities, Health Services, Safety and Security.

Merriman Hall is capable of housing 75 predominately freshmen men and women in a traditional residence hall setting. Residents are housed co-educationally by floor.

Park Hall is capable of housing 98 freshmen men and women in a traditional residence hall setting. Residents are housed co-educationally by floor.

Skyway Suites is capable of housing 29 men and women in suite style housing.

Residents are housed co educationally by suite. Suites are set up so that two double occupancy rooms are connected by a full bathroom and kitchen. Residents of Skyway must be over the age of 21 with no conduct code violations. Skyway is 2.4 miles from campus. Residents are required to set up their own transportation to and from Skyway.

South Hall

A colonial style hall that is fully handicapped accessible, the first floor is home to Academic Advising, the Faculty Service Center and the Office of Career Readiness. Faculty offices are also located throughout South Hall.

Wieden Hall

This multi-purpose building houses the gymnasium, physical education and PTA classrooms, faculty offices, the Director of Athletics, the athletic equipment room, Athletic Training Education and the athletic training room. Also located in the building are a ceramics lab and a 400 seat auditorium. ★

Chancellor of the University of Maine System

Dannell P. Malloy

Board of Trustees

Pender Makin Commissioner of Education, Augusta
Samuel W. Collins S.W. Collins Co., Caribou
James O. Donnelly Bangor Savings Bank, Brewer
Lisa Marchese Eames Deputy Attorney General, Chief of the Criminal Division, Augusta
James Erwin, Chair Pierce Atwood, LLP, Portland
Sven P. Bartholomew Paychex, Inc, Brewer
Mark R. Gardner SappiFine Paper, North America, Boston, MA
Timothy L. Doak RSU 39 Superintendent, Caribou
Trevor J. Hustus Student, USM, Portland
Gregory G. Johnson Retired Admiral, Harpswell
David M. MacMahon Retired CEO, Lewiston
Kelly A. Martin, Vice Chair Registered Investment Advisor, Prudential, Fort Kent
Michael H. Michaud Former Congressman, East Millinocket
Elizabeth (Betsey) M. Timm President, Bank of America, Citicorp, ME
Patricia A. Riley President, Center for Health Policy Development, Portland
Emily A. Cain EMILY’s List, Orono

Board of Visitors

Dan Bagley VP of Lending, The County Federal Credit Union
Ellen Bemis CFO, ACAP
A.J. Cloukey Senior Accountant, MMG Insurance
Bill Flagg Director of Community Relations and Development, Cary Medical Center
Nancy Fletcher Retired Head of Access Services, UMPI
Ben Greenlaw Principal, Presque Isle High School
Darlene Higgins Retired from Medical Field
Jason House Vice President, TD Bank N.A.
Chelsie Johnson Outreach Coordinator, Hope and Justice Project
Carl Michaud Director of Administration, Central Aroostook Association
Jason Parent, Vice Chair Executive Director, ACAP
Tim Poitras CPA, Chester M. Kearney
Stephen Richard, Chair Executive Director, Central Aroostook Association
Tom Richard Director of the Smith Wellness Center, NMCC
David Spooner Loan Officer/Business Development Director, NMDC
Trey Stewart Maine State Legislator, District #147
Scott Violette Investment Advisor/Financial Services Representative, Barresi Financial Services

President’s Cabinet

President & Provost Raymond Rice
Chief Business Officer Benjamin Shaw
Executive Director for University Advancement & External Affairs Deborah Roark
Associate Human Resources Partner Melissa DeMerchant
Director of Admissions Sue White
Director of Athletics Dan Kane
Director of Marketing and Communications Rachel Rice

Academic Affairs

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Jason Johnston
Dean, College of Professional Programs Barbara Blackstone
Dean of Degree Completion and Workforce Education Programs Carolyn Dorsey
Director of Library Services Roger Getz
Director of Houlton Center Tracy Rockwell
Director of Reed Art Gallery Frank Sullivan
Registrar Alexander Myhre
Director of Early College Partnerships David Murray

Student Affairs

Dean of Students Matt Morrin
Director of Academic Advising Lorelei Locke
Director of Career Readiness Nicole Fournier
Director of Health Center Linda J. Mastro
Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life Donald Gibson
Associate Dean of Students Sarah Coyer
Director of Student Support Services Mary Kate Barbosa
Director of TRiO College Access Services Carol McGlinn

Campus Programs

Director of Campus Center Lydia Kieffer-Till
Director of Student Financials Christopher A.R. Bell
Director of Food Services Craig Thompson
Director of Facilities Management Joseph Moir