Academic Conduct

Students are expected to attend class regularly, arrive on time, come to class prepared, participate actively, demonstrate courtesy and respect to the instructor and other students, and to contribute to a classroom environment supportive of learning and intellectual development.

Students who, in the opinion of the instructor, fail to abide by these expectations may face academic penalty.

Students involved in misconduct, disruptive, obstructive, negative, or endangering behavior that interferes with the faculty member’s obligation to set and meet academic and behavioral standards in each class may be withdrawn from the course. Misconduct or disruption does not apply to the content of speech or written work protected by freedom of expression or academic freedom. Poor performance or failure to submit work does not constitute reason for withdrawing a student.

Instructors may withdraw a student from a class for cause at any time provided that, a reasonable time beforehand, he or she has given the student written warning and has, by copy, informed the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Faculty, and the Registrar. Re-admission may be allowed only after consideration by a committee composed of the professor, the Dean of Students and the Registrar or a member of the Academic Review Committee. Appeals to the committee’s decision will be heard by the Associate Dean of Faculty. If a student is withdrawn for cause from a course, a grade of W or F is recorded on the permanent record, depending on whether the student is passing or failing the course at the time of the withdrawal.