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ARTICLE 4. CLASSROOM EXPRESSION

Discussion and expression of all views relevant to the subject matter are permitted in the classroom subject only to the responsibility of the instructor to maintain order. Students are responsible for learning the content of any course for which they are enrolled. Requirements of participation in classroom discussion and submission of written exercises are consistent with this section.

  1. Academic evaluation of student performance shall be neither prejudicial nor capricious. Students have the right to know at the beginning of the semester the goals of the class and the basic criteria of evaluation (grade scale, means of assessment, attendance policy). This information shall be clearly defined in the course information outline (to include contact information, required text(s) and/or materials, and tentative course content timeline) which will be distributed free of charge. Student performance shall be evaluated on the basis of the stated goals and criteria. Procedures for exercising the right of appeal are clearly defined by the institution and are available to all members of the academic community. The procedures are available in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  2. Information about a student's views, beliefs, and political associations acquired by professors/instructors in the course of their work as instructors, advisors, and counselors, is confidential and is not to be disclosed to others unless by consent of the student. Questions relating to intellectual or skills capacity are not subject to this section except that disclosure must be accompanied by notice to the student.