St. Clair County Community College Catalog 2011-12 Edition
CHILDREN ON CAMPUS In order to provide a friendly and safe campus while maintaining a learning environment for SC4 students and a disruption-free workplace for our employees, students will not bring any child with them to class. In order to meet an emergency situation, the instructor can approve a temporary exception to this policy. Exceptions may also be made for SC4-sponsored events or classes that specifically suggest bringing a child. However, under no circumstances are children on campus to be left unattended.
CLASSROOM AND LABORATORYSAFETY REGULATIONS Students must abide by classroom safety regulations. Safety glasses, headgear, aprons, lab coats, earplugs and other appropriate safety equipment may be needed by all students in specific courses.
CONCESSION RIGHTS The college retains all concession rights. Nothing is to be sold on the premises without written permission from the college.
GRADE APPEAL PROCESS Any appeal for a change of grade, other than a final grade, must be initiated in the semester during which the student is enrolled in the course. Appeals of a final grade for the semester must be made prior to the last day of classes of the subsequent semester with the option (student) of excluding spring and summer sessions. There will be no formal grade appeals during the week of final exams or during semester breaks. Grade appeals occurring during the spring and summer sessions will adhere to the process with time lines to be established by the Dean of Students with reasonable flexibility as needed. The only grounds for a student grade appeal shall be as follows:
The grade is allegedly based on an error in calculation.
The grade assigned allegedly did not follow the grading criteria as stated in the course syllabus.
It shall be the responsibility of the student to prove that the grade is incorrect or unjustified. A student wishing to file a grade appeal begins by contacting the Dean of Students for information. Procedures for the formal appeal are available in the Student Success Center, Room 124, Acheson Technology Center, and online on the SC4 website (under Student Grade Appeal Process) at www.sc4.edu/consumerinformation.
PETS/ANIMALS ON CAMPUS Animals with the exception of those required for persons who are disabled (i.e., seeing eye/service dogs) are prohibited from college buildings.
POSTING OF SIGNS/FLIERS SC4 internal announcements may be posted on bulletin boards and tack strips which are located throughout the campus. These bulletin boards and tack strips are specifically allocated for internally generated information related to campus events and activities such as registration, Student Services, Student Government, Clubs and Organizations, and departments. Student and community postings may only be posted on the bulletin boards labeled "Student/Community Postings" located in the Acheson Technology Center Building, across from Room 124. The board is for posting items for sale, special event information, apartment rentals, community events, etc. Note the following guidelines for all bulletin board and tack strip usage:
Boards will be cleared of all materials at least once per month.
Internal postings must be proof read by appropriate supervisor.
Inappropriate items will be removed.
Do not use staples to attach fliers.
Do not tape fliers on walls or windows.
Fliers are not allowed to be posted on vehicles in the parking lots.
Information (handbills, fliers, announcements, etc.) that are not part of an approved organization event, shall not be distributed on campus or at events without the written consent of the Vice President of Administrative Services.
STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCESS The following guidelines have been established to provide students at St. Clair County Community College with a process for resolving concerns related to the academic environment and/or support services. When a concern arises that is covered by College Policy, including sexual harassment, racial or sex discrimination, or those arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the issue should be referred to the Office of Human Resources. All others will be handled in the following manner:
The student will meet with the faculty or staff member involved to attempt to resolve the concern.
If a satisfactory resolution has not been reached, the student has the option to consult with the appropriate department chair or supervisor.
If the issue has not been satisfactorily resolved with the department chair or supervisor, the student has the option to meet with the next appropriate supervisor for final resolution. Academic environment matters should be addressed to the Vice President of Academic Services and other matters to the Dean of Instruction.
The student must provide specific documentation of the resolution efforts and to support issues and concerns related to the complaint.
WEATHER, SEVERE CLOSINGS If the college closes because of severe weather, announcements will be made as early as possible.
The Port Huron campus may close for day classes only, night classes only, or for both day and night classes. Day classes are defined as classes that begin between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Night classes are defined as classes that begin between 6 and 10 p.m. (Note: If the college is closed for day classes, but open for night classes, the Achievement Center, College Bookstore, Library and student support services offices will remain closed for the evening.)
The Port Huron campus also may close early at any point in the day or evening.
Off-campus centers make independent decisions about closing. Whether they are open or closed is not related to if the Port Huron campus is open or closed.
To ensure you are getting accurate information, check the front page of the college website (www.sc4.edu), listen to the voicemail message on the college's main switchboard at (810) 984-3881 or the class cancellation hotline at (810) 989-5770, or login from home and check your SC4 student e-mail account. Please note: Cancellations by the instructor for individual classes will be reported only on the class cancellation hotline at (810) 989-5770, at www.sc4.edu/cancellations and through other methods the instructor chooses.
Text alert messages available: You may sign up to get text alert messages about closings delivered to your cellular phone or other wireless device. Sign up by logging in to the college's online class registration system at www.sc4.edu/wave. Alerts will arrive labeled from "SC4 alerts."
While details about closings also will be reported by local newspapers, radio and television stations, and their websites, the only information the college can guarantee the accuracy of for SC4 closings will be on the college website, switchboard, class cancellation hotline, e-mail and text alert messages.
Specifically for early closings: If the Port Huron campus closes early at any point in the day or evening, Campus Patrol will notify classes in session about the closing. Because of the possibility of closing early, students should monitor the various communications listed above throughout the day.
Because SC4 is not in a busing situation, the college's decision on closing is not related to decisions to close by any K-12 school districts.
If the college must close for severe weather during finals week, special announcements will be made regarding final exams.
WORKS PRODUCED BY STUDENTS Students have a right to their own creative work. After the work has been reviewed, corrected, evaluated or graded, the work is to be returned to the student. Except for classroom and instructional purposes, no one may publish, display, perform, record, transmit or otherwise use a student's work without his/her permission. However, if a student submits a work for publication, display or performance to any college activity, the student thereby grants the college the right to edit, publish, display, perform, record and transmit the work.