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Student Discipline ______________________________________________________ I. Statement of General Policy and Definitions It is expected that each student will obey federal, state, and local laws; will show respect for properly constituted authority, and will exhibit and maintain integrity and honor in all matters related to Northwest Iowa Community College. A. Definitions: in this policy, unless the context otherwise requires: a. “Board” means the Northwest Iowa Community College Board of Trustees. b. “Class day” means a day on which classes are regularly scheduled. c. “College property” or “College facilities” mean property, real or personal, owned, leased, controlled or managed by the College. d. “Complaint” is a written statement which identifies an alleged violation and which sets forth the facts which constitute the violation. A complaint shall be prepared by the Vice President of Student & Academic Services and shall include a summary of the expected testimony of each witness in support of the Allegation. e. “Vice President” means the Vice President of Student & Academic Services, his/her delegate, his/her representative, or his/her agent. f. “Faculty” means instructional employees. g. “Major violation” means one which can result in suspension or expulsion from the College or denial of degree. h. “Minor violation” means one which can result in any disciplinary action other than suspension or expulsion from the College or denial of degree. i. “Student” means any person enrolled in the College, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, and includes a person accepted for admission to the College. j. “President” means the President of the College. k. “Violation” means any conduct, act, or omission to act, which violates a provision of this policy, or a regulation policy or administrative rule of the College or of the Board. 2017 2016–Catalog II. Standards Conduct which is contrary to any of the following may subject the student to disciplinary action and shall constitute a violation. A. Use of Facilities College A student or student group or association shall comply with established administrative rules and board policies in planning for the use of facilities and in using the facilities. Community B. Speech and Advocacy Discussion and expression of all views are permitted on Northwest Iowa Community College property, provided that: a. Peace and order are maintained; b. College sponsored, supported, and supervised Iowa activities, including classroom instruction is not disrupted; c. Student activities, whether individual or group, are 1. Any act which is intended to cause pain or injury Northwest not disrupted; to, or which is intended to result in physical contact d. State, federal, and local laws are not violated. which will be insulting or offensive to another, Approved College organizations may invite speakers coupled with the apparent ability to execute the act. of their own choosing provided the policy of the 2. Any act which is intended to place another in College or Board or these rules and regulations are fear of immediate physical contact which will be not violated. painful, injurious, insulting or offensive, coupled 34 with the apparent ability to execute the act. C. Student Conduct The following shall be subject to disciplinary procedures: a. Any acts of academic dishonesty or cheating: Each student assumes an obligation to conduct his/her academic affairs in a manner compatible with the standards of academic honesty established by the College and its faculty. If this obligation is not met by the student, disciplinary action will be taken as outlined in the syllabus or the student disciplinary policy. The following statements identify the types of activities that would constitute violations of the College’s standards of academic honesty. 1. Turning in written essays, assignments, and computer programs produced by someone else when the expectation was to do one’s own work. 2. Collaborating on a written assignment without the specific approval of the instructor. 3. Borrowing materials from any source—professional or amateur—and turning it in as original. 4. Failure to acknowledge through appropriate citations any words, ideas, research, graphics, etc., produced by someone other than the person claiming authorship. 5. Copying from another person’s tests or assignments. 6. Using unauthorized test aids such as notes, drawings, books, etc., during an examination. 7. Aiding another student in dishonesty such as producing written work or sharing information during a test period. 8. Fabricating research or source materials. 9. Stealing, buying or somehow obtaining a test from an instructor’s work area or computer files. b. Knowingly furnishing false information to the College, forgery, alteration, or misuse of College documents or records; c. Disruption of the orderly process of activities of the College, including unauthorized entry into, obstruction of, or occupation of any College property, and including obstruction of entry or exit to any College property; d. Threatening, harassing, physically abusing, or endangering in any manner the physical or mental health and safety of any person on College property; e. Theft, willful destruction, damage or misuse of any property belonging to or in the possession of the College or belonging to or in the possession of any person on College property; f. Possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage on College property or while representing the College as a part of an off campus function in violation of College rules; g. Illegal possession, sale or use of a controlled substance, as defined in Chapter 124, Code of Iowa, or of a prescription drug upon College property; h. Illegal possession or use of any firearms, explosive dangerous chemical or other weapon; i. Assault: a person commits an assault when, without justification, the person does any of the following: Student Discipline


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