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Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
Faculty are deemed to be “school officials” and can access data in TheSIS (The Student
Information System) and Datatel if they have a legitimate educational interest. A legitimate
educational interest exists if the Faculty member needs to view the education record in order to
fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Faculty members with legitimate educational
interest in a student can also discuss the student’s pertinent records with an advisor. These
persons should have a demonstrable need to know, and to know only information pertinent to the
inquiry, however.
Students’ schedules; parents’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers; date or place of birth
these may be confirmed or denied, but not corrected); health status; attendance records; and
recorded disciplinary actions should not be released to outside sources. Emergencies should be
directed to the Provost’s Office and the Office of Student Affairs.
Only designated Records Office staff may respond to an outside inquiry for student information.
Inquiries should be forwarded to the Records Office.
IV.A.5. Student Referrals
Any Faculty member who believes a student is in trouble, academically or personally, should not
hesitate to contact any of the numerous offices on campus designed to help students who are
having difficulty adjusting to life at an academic institution. Referrals may be made to the
Provost's Office, to the Student Affairs Office, to the Chaplain, to the Counseling Center, or to
the Dean of Records.
IV.B.1. Syllabi
All courses must have an accompanying course syllabus. The syllabus should provide a clear
statement regarding the course objectives and the relation of the objectives to the general
education or major program goals of the department. The syllabus should also clearly state the
instructor's expectations regarding class attendance, examinations, written assignments, class
presentations, other assignments, plagiarism, and the Honor Code. The syllabus should also
contain an explanation of how the instructor will determine grades. (See
IV.B.2. Tests
Some form of evaluation should be given in all courses early each term, preferably by the end of
the second week. Frequent quizzes and written work should be assigned during the term; all
written work should be graded carefully and promptly; frequent conferences should be held with
the students concerning their work. Because the College emphasizes that a clear and pleasing
prose style is the surest mark of an educated person, the Faculty is expected to require high
standards of good writing of all students in all classes. Records of students' grades and course
work not returned to students
should be kept on file for at least five years after the course has