3650 Use of Human Participants in Instructional Activities

Original Date: 2/28/2006 * Last Revision Effective: 4/7/2015
Policy Contact: Vice President, Instruction


In the use of human participants in instructional activities, Bellevue College’s policy is to protect the rights, well being, and personal privacy of individuals, to assure a favorable climate for the acquisition of technical skills and the conduct of academic inquiry, and to protect the interests of Bellevue College.

This policy is intended to restrict and regulate the use of students as human participants in such activities as training procedures, demonstrations, and classroom experiments where students are exposed to risk. This policy does not pertain to medical patients seen in clinical settings.



  • means that as a consequence of participating in an activity, an individual may reasonably be expected to be exposed to the possibility of injury (physical and/or psychological), beyond the ordinary risks of daily life.

Relevant Laws and Other Resources

Revision History

Original 2/28/2006
Revisions 5/21/2009; 9/11/2012; 4/7/2015

Approved By

President’s Cabinet

Last Updated April 7, 2015