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TO: Dr. Joe Scarcella
FROM: Phil Fournier
RE: 502/3, WA1, Fournier

Note: This rather long and cumbersome set of rules and consequences comes directly from college policy.  While I have no quarrel with these rules, the list is way too long and no one is going to read it.  I have my own “assertive discipline” plan which I append at the end of this document.

Conduct - Rules and Regulations

Any student found to have committed the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Board Policy §605.04B:

1.       Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to the following:

a.       Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty.

b.       Furnishing false information to any College official, faculty member, or office.

c.        Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any College document, record or instrument of identification.

d.       Tampering with the election of any College recognized student organization.

2.       Disruption or obstruction of teaching, administration, disciplinary proceedings, other College activities, including its public-service functions on or off campus, or other authorized non-college activities, when the act occurs on college premises.

3.       Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, stalking, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the physical and/or mental health and safety of any person.

4.       Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the College or property of a member of the College community or other personal or public property.

5.       Hazing, defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, a group or organization.

6.       Failure to comply with directions of College officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to one of these persons when requested to do so.

7.       Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to any College premises or unauthorized entry to or use of College premises.

8.       Violation of published College policies, rules, or regulations.

9.       Violation of federal, state, or local law on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised activities.

10.    Use, possession or distribution of narcotics or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law, or appearing on campus or at a college event while under the influence of these illegal substances.

11.    Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and College regulations, or public intoxication on College premises.

12.    Illegal or unauthorized possession of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on College premises.

13.    Participation in a campus demonstration which disrupts the normal operations of the College and infringes on the rights of other members of the College community; leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled and/or normal activities within any campus building or area; intentional obstruction which unreasonably interferes with freedom of movement, either pedestrian or vehicular, on campus.

14.    Obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.

15.    Conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to breach the peace on College premises or at functions sponsored by, or participated in by, the College.

16.    Theft or other abuse of computer time, including but not limited to:

a.       Unauthorized entry into a file to use, read, or change the contents, or for any other purpose.

b.       Unauthorized transfer of a file.

c.        Unauthorized use of another individual's identification and password.

d.       Unauthorized use of phone and electronic devices such as radios, etc.

e.        Use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or College Official.

f.         Use of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages.

g.       Use of computing facilities to interfere with normal operation of the College computing systems.

17.    Abuse of the Judicial System, including but not limited to:

a.       Failure to obey the summons of a Judicial Body or College Official.

b.       Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a Judicial Body.

c.        Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a judicial proceeding.

d.       Initiation of a judicial proceeding knowingly without cause.

e.        Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.

f.         Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the judicial system.

g.       Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a Judicial Body prior to and/or during the course of the judicial proceeding.

h.       Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Code.

i.         Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the judicial system.

The following sanctions (consequences) may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code:

1.       Warning: A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations.

2.       Probation: A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.

3.       Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

4.       Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

5.       Discretionary Sanctions: Work assignments, service to the College or other related discretionary assignments (such assignments MUST have the prior approval of the Judicial Advisor).

6.       College Suspension: Separation of the student from the College for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-admission may be specified.

7.       College Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the College. If a Judicial Body recommends expulsion, it shall require the concurrence of the Vice President of Student Services and the Superintendent/President, who shall recommend that the Board of Trustees approve the expulsion.

Professor Phil Fournier’s assertive discipline plan

This is a college class.  All students are here as a result of selecting the course of their own free will and no one is required to stay in the class.  As a consequence of this, adult behavior is both expected and demanded.  Lest there be any confusion as to what this means, the following rules are set forth:

1.       Respect will be shown to fellow students and the professor at all times.  This includes not talking during lectures unless called upon to answer a question, or by raising a hand to ask a question. 

2.       Cell phones result in unacceptable class interruptions.  Cell phones may be used on breaks, but must be shut off during lecture and lab time.

3.       Safety glasses will be worn at all times in the lab.

4.       Smoking and tobacco chewing is not permitted in the classroom or in the lab per state law.  Smoking may occur in the designated areas on break time.

5.       Name calling and similar immature behavior will not be tolerated.

6.       School policy discourages food in the classroom for hygiene reasons.  However, this instructor realizes that many of the students are also holding down jobs and time for eating can be hard to find.  Food and drink may be consumed in the classroom prior to the start of class provided it is not carried into the lab.

7.       Computer usage and internet access will be in accordance with college rules; in a nutshell this means no file downloads without prior approval and no accessing of websites not specific to the class.

8.       In accordance with college policy, a zero-tolerance policy towards cheating and the use of controlled substances applies in this class.

9.       Fighting or racial slurs are intolerable and will result in expulsion from the class as per school rules.

Consequences: As is appropriate for adults, consequences for rule breaking are either very mild or very severe.  In sixteen years of teaching, this instructor has never needed to proceed beyond consequence number 1.

1.       Violation of rules 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will result in a verbal warning on the first violation. 

2.       Repeat violations will result in a conference with the department head, the student, and the instructor as to whether or not the student should stay in the class.

3.       Violation of rule 4 will result is loss of lab privileges until safety glasses are put on.

4.       Students caught cheating will receive a “zero-credit” on the assignment or test.

5.       Violation of rule 9 will result in referral to college administration for possible expulsion.

Student: I have read and understood the rules of conduct.  I agree to behave according to the above set of rules and to conduct myself as an adult.

Signed: _____________________________________  Dated: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________________