495A-121-043 - Classroom conduct

495A-121-043. Classroom conduct

(1) Faculty members have the authority to take appropriate action to maintain order and proper conduct in their classroom and maintain the effective cooperation of students in fulfilling the objectives of the course.

(2) Bringing any person, thing, or object to a teaching and learning environment that may disrupt the environment or cause a safety or health hazard without the expressed approval of the faculty member is prohibited.

(3) Faculty members have the right to temporarily suspend any student(s) from their classroom/course/lab/ clinical/activity for up to three days if the student's misconduct creates disruption to the point that it is difficult or impossible to maintain the decorum of the class, related activity, or the learning and teaching environment. The faculty member's syllabus shall outline how an absence of this type will impact the student's responsibilities in completing assignments, other coursework, or activities. The faculty member shall report this temporary suspension to the student conduct officer or designee on the same day. In consultation with the faculty member, the student conduct officer may set conditions for the student that must be followed upon returning to the class or activity.

(4) The suspension of up to three days discussed in subsection (3) of this section shall not be subject to any further appeal or review. However, any further discipline imposed by the student conduct officer or designee shall be processed in accordance with this chapter.

(5) Any suspension initiated by a faculty member or instructional administrator under this section will not affect any student grading that is based directly on attendance.

(Amended by WSR 19-14-073, Filed 6/30/2019, effective 7/31/2019 Amended by WSR 20-24-107, Filed 12/1/2020, effective 1/1/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). 00-11-147, ยง 495A-121-043, filed 5/24/00, effective 6/24/00.

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