3450P Setting Classroom Behavioral Standards (Procedures)

Original Date: 4/20/1987 * Last Revision Effective: 5/21/2009
Policy Contact: Vice President, Student Services

Purpose

The following procedures are established to meet the requirements for implementing policy #3450 – Setting Classroom Behavioral Standards.

Procedures

Instructor’s Syllabus or Instructional Program Handbook

  • Student behavior including cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing should be clearly defined in every syllabus or in a program student handbook provided to the students.
  • The syllabus should clearly state what action will be taken by the instructor if the student is found to violate the student code by cheating, stealing, or plagiarizing.
  • The syllabus or program handbook should clearly state what due process and procedures a student can follow if he or she wishes to contest the instructor’s action.
  • The syllabus or program handbook should clearly state that all forms of behavior violations will be reported to the vice president of student services. The instructor should tell the student if he or she is recommending that the vice president of student services take further action.

Vice President of Student Services

  • The vice president of student services is to keep a record of all reported cases of student violations including cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing.
  • If the instructor has recommended that further action be taken by the vice president of student services, the vice president will notify the instructor of any action taken.
  • For each repeated offense reported to the vice president of student services for a given student, the action taken by the vice president should increase in severity. However, there is a need to consider the seriousness of the particular act. For example, a student caught looking at a peer’s test paper during an exam has not committed as great an offense as a student who steals an exam.
  • If a faculty member reports that a student has cheated, stolen, or plagiarized but recommends to the vice president of student services that no action be taken, the vice president is to report back to the instructor if the student is a repeat offender.

Revision History

Original 4/20/1987
Revisions 3/22/2005; 5/21/2009

Approved By

Board of Trustees
President’s Staff