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Instructional Rights and Responsibilities

Article ID: 326
Last updated: 08 Aug, 2017


Instructional Rights and Responsibilities
1. Each student is free to take reasonable exception to data and views presented in any course. Students are free from arbitrary dismissal from any course. The student’s responsibility is to exercise freedom of expression within orderly procedures, and in a manner that reflects thought, scholarly analysis, and knowledge of the course material.
2. Each student has the right to be instructed by professors whose course materials are relevant to their disciplines and who maintain established standards for academic performance. Students have a right to professors who are adequately prepared for class, hold classes and examinations as scheduled, and are accessible for individual conferences. It is the responsibility of all instructors to define course content, standards and criteria for evaluation no later than the second meeting of each course. To promote optimum understanding, this information is best presented or confirmed in writing. For their part, students have the right and responsibility to ask questions regarding evaluation criteria and procedure. Each student has the right to see and have explained all evaluated course material.
3. Each student has the right to be evaluated entirely upon the basis of academic performance, including the attendance requirement, and not on opinion or conduct in matters not related to academic standards.
4. All students have the right to express concerns regarding the quality and/or delivery of course content and the learning environment.  
•    Students are encouraged to speak with the instructor.  
If that is not possible or if the student still feels his or her concerns are not being addressed:
•    Students are encouraged to speak with the chair of the home department of the course.
If that is not possible or if the student still feels his or her concerns are not being addressed:
•    Students are encouraged to speak with the appropriate Dean.
Student concerns may be conveyed by any member of the University community on the behalf of any student.

Article ID: 326
Last updated: 08 Aug, 2017
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