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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
IV.F.5. Instructor's Interpretation
As early as possible in the term, the instructor should make clear to his or her classes how the
specifications of the Honor Code apply to class requirements. For example, what constitutes a
legitimate use of source material, especially material on the Internet, should be made clear. With
all their devotion to declared ideals, students are still subject to the pressures of academic
competition. They deserve the protection and encouragement of the Faculty.
A number of formal convocations are scheduled during the regular academic year. These are
announced via the College calendar well in advance of the event. In order to foster a sense of
community, Faculty members are expected to attend all formal convocations.
Near the end of each fall and spring term, registration for the following term is held. Students
are encouraged to make an appointment with their advisors to discuss any problems which they
anticipate during registration. Advisors must be available to meet with their students. They
should check each student's schedule carefully to make certain that the necessary course
requirements are being met.
In order to drop or add a course, a student must get his or her advisor's signature on the
appropriate form and take the signed form to the Records Office. If a Faculty member learns that
a student has dropped out of college, he or she should notify the Provost's Office; however,
Faculty should keep the student's name on their rolls until official notice of the student's status is
received from the Records Office.
A student who wishes to withdraw from the College may be allowed to do so if he or she has a
legitimate reason for withdrawing. Withdrawal must have the approval of the Provost of the
College. Only such circumstances beyond the control of the student such as ill health, domestic
difficulties, military service, and financial crises are considered legitimate reasons for
withdrawal. Please refer to the College
for details.
In all courses, the College expects regular class attendance. Faculty members, however, are
given discretion to establish such regulations as are deemed academically sound. Instructors
should announce the absentee policy to each class early in the term, and it should be included on
the class syllabus. No student should be penalized for missing classes when the policy is not
made clear. Instructors are strongly encouraged to keep records of class attendance and to report
to Student Affairs the names of all students who are absent three days in succession. Sponsors of
field trips, team trips, choir trips, and on-campus activities that will necessitate students missing