kapi'olani community college - BLT Department

Calvin Tan - Course Syllabi

Common Syllabi Component : Common Policies for all courses:


In instructional activities, students are responsible for meeting all of the instructor's attendance and assignment requirements. Failure to do so may affect their final grade. In all college related activities, including instruction, they must abide by the college's codes and regulations, refraining from behavior that interferes with the rights and safety of others in the learning environment. Finally, if they decide to file a grievance, they are fully responsible for providing proof that they have been wronged.


For the consideration of classmates, beepers must be turned to vibrate during class sessions and cell phones must be turned off. Check your messages between classes or during the break.

EMAIL -- University of Hawai`i Policy on Email Communication

The electronic communications policy adopted in December 2005 establishes the University of Hawai`i internet service as an official medium for communication among students, faculty, and staff. Every member of the system has an @hawaii.edu address, and the associated username and password provide access to essential web announcements and email. You are hereby informed of the need to regularly log in to UH email and web services for announcements and mail. Failing to do so will mean missing critical information from academic and program advisors, instructors, registration and business office staff, classmates, student organizations, and others. For more information go to MyUH at http://myuh.hawaii.edu.


In consideration of other classroom users, please restart computers, clear workstation area of all rubbish, and return chairs to their proper position at the end of each class session.


The last day to withdraw from this class is noted on the academic calendar and deadlines at the KCC website, www.kcc.hawaii.edu . Please check this site for the latest updates. It is your responsibility to withdraw via the Web or obtain the withdrawal form from the Kekaulike Information and Service Center (KISC), formerly Admission, Records, and Financial Aid offices, or from your counselor. It is to your advantage to consult with your counselor for available options. Note: If you are enrolled in only one course at the College, withdrawing from that course also withdraws you from the College.


The University expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational goals of the institution; to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others; and to observe national, state, and local laws and University regulations. For more information, please refer to "Student Conduct Code," Kapi`olani Community College General Catalog.


Prior permission of the instructor is required for audio and/or visual recordings of lectures or class presentations. Student initiated recording(s) and use of any electronic means of capturing or transmitting lectures or class presentations are prohibited and may be subject to disciplinary action by the College. For more information, please refer to "Student Conduct Code," Kapi`olani Community College General Catalog.


Any student, including collaborators, who cheats or plagiarizes on any quiz, exam, or assignment will receive a "zero score" and will be asked to withdraw from class. If you turn in someone else's work or reformat another person's work as your own, it is cheating. You may not share disks, files, or printouts. Be honest with yourself and with others. If you have concerns, please discuss them with your instructor. For more information, please refer to "Student Conduct Code," Kapi`olani Community College General Catalog.


Any student whose speech or actions intentionally are disrespectful, offensive, and/or threatening; interferes with the learning activities of other students; impedes the delivery of College services; or has a negative impact in any learning environment may be subject to disciplinary action by the College. For more information, please refer to "Student Conduct Code," Kapi`olani Community College General Catalog.


In conformance with existing law, students are not permitted to manufacture, distribute, possess, use dispense or be under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcohol as prohibited by State and federal law on campus. Students found in violation of this shall be subject to the provisions of the "Student Conduct Code." The university will cooperate with law enforcement agencies. For more information, please refer to "Student Conduct Code," Kapi`olani Community College General Catalog.


Final course grades are usually posted on the web within a week after grades are due. Grade reports are not mailed to students. Check MyUH at http://myuh.hawaii.edu to view grades.


Students who disappeared during the semester will automatically receive a failing grade. Disappearing students are those who are not completing homework assignments quizzes, and examinations and without any contact with the instructor.

Instructor reserve the rights to not to sign any withdrawal ("W") forms once it is three months into the spring or fall semester (or four weeks into a summer session). At the time, students must show compelling evidents to show why he/she must withdraw from the course...

Incomplete grade will only be given to students with MINOR deficiencies in completion of course requirements (not bonus points) due to reasons of his/her illness or other extenuating circumstances. To qualify, a student MUST be able to produce evidence such as hospitalization documents showing requirements of time off, official doctor's notes showing extended period of illness (a week of cold will not count) or injury causing student's ability to complete school work, etc. Students must also submit a plan of actions to complete course before he/she can be considered for "Incompletion". "Working long/extra hours" or "too much school work" will not qualify.

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