The student who has been accepted into an academic program of study at the university has certain rights and responsibilities. These rights, and the associated responsibilities, shall establish a student code of professional conduct. Primary to this code is the access to an environment free from interference in the learning process.
- Students have the right to an impartial, objective evaluation of their academic performance.
- Students will be treated in a manner conducive to maintaining their worth and dignity. Students shall be free from acts or threats of intimidation, harassment, mockery, insult, or physical aggression.
- Students will be free from the imposition of disciplinary sanctions without proper regard for due process. Formal procedures have been instituted to ensure adequate notice and hearing for all students subjected to the disciplinary process.
- When confronted with perceived injustices, students may seek redress through grievance procedures established in accordance with the university non-discrimination policy. Such procedures will be available to those students who make their grievances known in a timely manner.
- Students may take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and may form their own judgment, but they are responsible for learning the academic content of any course for which they are enrolled.
- Students will be given full disclosure and explanation of all fees and financial obligations to the university.
- Students have the right and responsibility to participate in course and instructor evaluations and give constructive criticism of the services provided by the university.
- Students have the right to quality education. This right includes quality programs, appropriate instructional methodologies and content instructors who have sufficient educational qualifications and practical expertise in the areas of instruction, the availability of adequate materials, resources, and facilities to promote the practice and application of theory, and an environment that stimulates creativity in learning as well as personal and professional growth.
- Students have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a professional manner within the institutional, externship, and lab settings and abide by the policies of the university.
- Students are expected to conduct all relationships with the University staff and faculty, their peers, and their clients, with honesty and respect.
- Students are to comply with directions by university faculty and staff members, who are acting within the scope of their employment, subject to their rights and responsibilities.
- Students have the right and responsibility to develop personally through opportunities such as formal education, work and volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, and involvement with others.
- Students are encouraged to apply creativity in their own learning processes while striving for academic excellence, and to share their knowledge and learning experiences with fellow students in the interest of greater learning and better practice of the profession.
Last updated: 12/12/2012 3:03:43 PM