Academic Rights and Responsibilities
Problems that develop between and instructor and a student often result from a simple misunderstanding of what is expected from the other person. Direct communication between the student and the instructor will usually resolve these matters. Therefore, the following regulations incorporate a definition of student academic rights and responsibilities and both informal and formal means of due process and conflict resolution.
Student Academic Rights
Students shall have the right to:
- Access to scheduled class meetings and appropriate instructional and support service.
- A syllabus describing course objectives; units of subject matter to be provided; evaluation procedures; major course requirements such as term papers, book reviews, field trips and weekly reports; and rules of attendance, grading and conduct.
- Instruction that begins promptly; is presented in a clear and concise manner; and provides relevant structured activities consistent with the contact hour requirements of the course.
- Classroom instruction, assignments and evaluations that are consistent with the general course description and the specifications of the syllabus.
- Be treated in a humane, ethical and professional manner both in the classroom and in all communication and contact with the instructor, other staff and other students.