Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Student Conduct Code. In order to ensure an environment where these goals can be realized safely, the College promotes civility, integrity and harmony among the college community through the Student Conduct Code.
The very nature of higher education requires that students adhere to accepted standards of academic integrity. Therefore, Santa Fe College has adopted a Code of Student Conduct that outlines general guidelines. Students are encouraged to discuss issues related to academic integrity with instructors. For more information, view the Student Conduct Code online.
Rights and Responsibilities
For more information about your rights and responsibilities as members of the Santa Fe College community, including how to make student grievances, visit the Student Rights & Responsibilities page.
If you are a student with a disability: In compliance with Santa Fe College policy and equal access laws, your professor is available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that you may require as a student with a disability. Request for academic accommodations need to be made during the first week of the term (except for unusual circumstances) so arrangements can be made. You must be registered with Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) in S-229 for disability verification and determination of reasonable academic accommodations. For more information, see Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities Regarding Access to Santa Fe College.
Information about how grades are calculated, academic standing, probation, suspension and dismissal can be found on the Grade Information page from Santa Fe College Records.
A grade of Incomplete ("I") will be given only in situations where a student has successfully completed nearly all of the coursework and has experienced an emergency situation at the end of the term. There is no college-wide policy regarding incompletes except that they will be "Changed to F if not completed by the conclusion of next major term." Contact your professor regarding his or her incomplete policy, or check the course syllabus.
Netiquette is etiquette on the Internet, or expectations for online communications. This is a college-level course, and your communication in this class should reflect this. When communicating with the instructor or your classmates, be sure that your messages are respectful, civil, and reflect college level writing. Here are some guidelines for your communications:
- Do not use shorthand expressions like you might do in texting. For example, "u" for you, "w/" for with, LOL, BTW, IMHO, etc. The pronoun "I" is always capitalized. The text editor in Canvas does not automatically capitalize "I" like your smartphone does.
- Be sure to use proper grammar and punctuation; note that typing IN ALL CAPS is the equivalent of shouting.
- Remember that body language and tone (such as a joking or sarcasm) may be difficult to perceive by others online, which may lead to misunderstandings.
- Discussion boards are visible to the entire class; if you have a private question for a classmate or the instructor, you should use the Canvas email system instead.
- Respect for everyone is paramount, even if you disagree with someone. Everyone's opinion is valid just as yours is. As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, Santa Fe College prohibits harassment and discrimination.