John A. Whitelock, III 
Statement on Academic Policies and Procedures

 

Class Attendance

Every student is expected to attend all regularly scheduled classes. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from a class and will result in the grade of "F". A Drop Form must be filed by the student.

Class meetings are an integral part of most courses and the central component of many. Therefore, both faculty and students are expected to meet at all regularly scheduled times, except for cancellations announced either by the instructor or by appropriate college authority. 

Official absences, for participation in college activities, should be cleared with the instructor in advance and appropriate work completed. When students cannot attend a class, it is their responsibility to make arrangements for any work missed as soon as possible. In cases of prolonged absences, students may ask their academic deans to notify their instructors of the reason for their absence.

 CCBC is a diverse learning centered college, which welcomes all faiths.  The decision regarding absence from classes or completion of assignments on religious holidays is left to the individual student. In the case of conflicts between the college calendar and an individual's beliefs, students, faculty, and administrative staff will make arrangements to assure that religious participation is not restricted. However, it is the ultimate responsibility of the student make acceptable arrangements.

Class Participation

One of the best learning experiences can result from your own involvement and participation in class discussion. The feedback is instantaneous and meaningful and adds significantly to the overall class experience. Voluntary class participation is not a necessity, but it can be enjoyable. The more people who comment, the livelier class will be. If you should choose not to volunteer, always try to answer the professor's questions in your mind. If you can answer most of them, you are doing well. It is expected that each student arrive at class prepared by: Read the assigned material before class. Attempt any questions or other work before class so that you can ask meaningful questions. When possible and time permits outline the assigned material. This will be of special help in studying for tests. 

Academic Dishonesty

Cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated. A student found to have engaged in either will receive a failing grade for the course.  All work submitted, homework, exams, term papers etc., must be that of the student. 

 

Definition:    Academic dishonesty includes plagiarism as well as any deliberate attempt to gain advantage. Dishonest practices
include fabrication of data, cheating, or uttering by a student of false statements relating to academic work.

Definition:     Plagiarism means presenting work done (in whole or in part) by someone else as if it were one's own.

Plagiarism should be distinguished from cooperation and collaboration. Often, students may be permitted or expected to work on assignments collectively, and to present the results either collectively or separately. This is not a problem so long as it is clearly understood whose work is being presented, for example, by way of formal acknowledgement or by footnoting.

Students are encouraged to consult the instructor regarding procedures and use of materials if in doubt about how they may relate to academic dishonesty.