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Classroom Management Policy

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Faculty have a right and responsibility to maintain a proper learning environment in the classroom. As integral members of this partnership, students are expected to participate actively in the learning experience and must do so in an appropriate manner.

Disruptive conduct in the classroom that interferes with the instructor's performance of his/her professional functions or that undermines the integrity of student learning will not be tolerated. Disruptive conduct includes, but is not limited to, behavior that is disorderly, lewd, indecent, obscene or threatening. This negative behavior will incur faculty intervention and may result in disciplinary action.

The procedures designed to ensure the right of due process for both instructor and student, as well as the College's right to impose penalties for infractions, are as follows:

1. The instructor will apprise the student of the inappropriateness of the behavior and ask that the negative
     behavior cease.

2. If negative behavior persists, the instructor will:

a. Refer the student to campus supportive services and/or
b. Inform the student, whether in writing or at a meeting, not to return to class.

3. In case of severe negative behavior covered by the Student Code of Conduct (see appropriate section), Public
    Safety will be called and the student immediately removed from class.

The procedure for a student to appeal an instructor’s request that the student not return to class is as follows:

1. The student shall request a meeting with the instructor’s department chairperson within three academic
     calendar days after expulsion from class.

The decision to allow the student to return to class and the determination of the final grade shall remain with the instructor.