|Dropping Classes||Student Discipline Procedures|
|Standards of Student Conduct||Classroom Conduct|
|Policy on Academic Honesty||Attendance|
|Lab Rules of Conduct||Course Repetition to Improve Grades|
| Dropping Classes
Students wishing to drop one or more classes must do so through the Office of Admissions by filing a drop card or through the telephone (STEP) or web site. It is the student’s responsibility to drop from class if he or she decides not to attend or stops attending. Students might not be automatically dropped and/or excluded and will be accountable for any fees due.
A student enrolling in one of the Los Angeles Community Colleges may rightfully expect that the faculty and administrators will maintain an environment in which there is freedom to learn. This requires that there be appropriate conditions and opportunities in the classroom and on the campus. As members of the College Community, students should be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment; to engage in sustained and independent search for truth; and to exercise their rights to free inquiry and free speech in a responsible, nonviolent manner.
Students shall respect and obey civil and criminal law, and shall be subject to legal penalties for violation of laws of the City, County, State, and Nation.
Student conduct in all of the Los Angeles Community Colleges must conform to District and College rules and regulations. Violations of such rules and regulations, for which students are subject to disciplinary action, include, but are not limited to, the following:
Board Rule 9803.12
Dishonesty, such as cheating, or knowingly furnishing false information to the College.
| Policy on Academic Honesty
What is academic dishonesty?
|NOTE: If your instructor determines that you are cheating, you are subject to a failing grade on that exam.|
| Lab Rules of Conduct
Click here for lab rules of conduct.
| Student Discipline Procedures
Community college districts are required by law to adopt standards of student conduct along with applicable penalties for violation (Education Code Section 66300). The Los Angeles Community College District has complied with this requirement by adopting Board Rule 9803, Standards of Student Conduct (See above).
The District has adopted Board Rule 91101, Student Discipline Procedures, to provide uniform procedures to assure due process when a student is charged with a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. All proceedings held in accordance with these procedures shall relate specifically to an alleged violation of the established Standards of Student Conduct. These provisions do not apply to grievance procedures, student organization councils and courts, or residence determination and other academic and legal requirements for admission and retention. Disciplinary measures may be taken by the College independently of any charges filed through civil or criminal authorities, or both.
Copies of the Student Discipline Procedures are available in the Office of the Dean of Student Services
| Classroom Conduct
Instructors are responsible for presenting appropriate material in courses, and students are responsible for learning this material. Although it is a student's academic performance that is evaluated in determining grades, student conduct is important in the academic setting. Enrollment in a class may be terminated due to unsatisfactory student conduct, undue disrespect towards an instructor or administrator, or academic dishonesty. Each student is responsible for maintaining standards of academic performance established for each course in which he or she is enrolled.
Only students who have been admitted to the College and are in approved active status may attend classes.
Students should attend every meeting of all classes for which they register. To avoid being dropped from class, students should contact the instructor when they are absent for emergency reasons.
Students who are preregistered in a class and miss the first meeting may lose their right to a place in the class, but the instructor may consider special circumstances. Whenever students are absent more hours than the number of hours the class meets per week, the instructor may drop them from class. In addition, the instructor will consider whether there are mitigating circumstances which may justify the absences. If the instructor determines that such circumstances do not exist, the instructor may exclude a student from the class.
Students are responsible for officially dropping a class that they stop attending. See section Adding and Dropping.
Instructor Notification Policy
Students should notify the instructor by U.S. mail, or place a notice in the Student to Faculty Box found outside the Faculty Mailroom, AD 101 regarding absences. Students also may inform the instructor regarding their absences upon return to the class.
Students may petition for approval to repeat courses up to a total of 15 units in which substandard grades (less than C) were awarded.
Students may repeat the same course ONLY ONCE for this purpose. Upon completion of a course repetition, the most recent grade earned will be computed in the cumulative grade point average and students academic record so annotated.
No specific course or categories of courses shall be exempt from course repetition.
This policy is adopted for use in the Los Angeles Community College District only. Other institutions may differ and students planning to transfer to another college should contact that institution regarding its policy.
The Carnegie Rule and Title V set forth the following minimum standards:
The hours per week are based on a standard 18-week calendar. Lecture also includes discussion and/or demonstration hours, laboratory includes activity and/or studio hours.
|NOTE: For a complete listing of LACC's policies, click here.|