College Policies, Rules, & Regulations 2018-2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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362 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 college policies rules regulations this section of the smc catalog offers a summary overview of selected santa monica college policies rules regulations and related procedures information was current when this edition of the catalog was published santa monica community college district administration reserves the right to add amend or repeal any of its policies rules regulations and procedures at any time the information provided in this section is subject to change without notice please see the district’s administrative regulations at for additional details as well as information on topics not covered in this or other sections of the catalog student right-to-know statement to comply with the student right-to-know and campus security act of 1990 public law 101-542 — also known as the jean clery disclosure act — santa monica college makes available the completion and transfer rates of

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 the college has instituted an honor code that students are expected to uphold and has established an honor council responsible for promoting addressing and resolving issues pertaining to academic integrity general principles that guide the honor code and honor council include the following • honesty means fairness and straightforwardness of conduct and implies a refusal to lie steal or deceive in any way • integrity implies that one is true to a trust and adheres to a code of moral values • social responsibility demonstrated by adherence to policies of the institution departments labs libraries and individual classes and • respect and civility implies that one will conduct oneself in a courteous and respectful manner in communications and actions toward members of the campus community all students are expected to uphold the honor code as testament to their commitment and readiness to join the santa monica college

364 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 or when engaging in any other kind of academic activity faculty responsibilities in order to maintain an environment of academic integrity members of the faculty at santa monica college are expected to 1 make every attempt to conduct their classes in a manner that encourages honorable behavior and learning supports student success and discourages academic dishonesty 2 inform students of course requirements grading procedures and expectations for acceptable academic conduct and behavior 3 inform students of the college’s code of academic conduct and the consequences and disciplinary actions that will be implemented if any behavior counter to the code of academic conduct occurs 4 inform students of their right to due process should they wish to contest an allegation of cheating or engaging in any other form of academic dishonesty and 5 ensure that the appropriate process for reporting a violation of the code of academic conduct is

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 7 willful or blatant misuse of e-mail or other inappropriate forms of communication to faculty staff or students including communication by written notes phone voicemail or any form of electronic communication 8 possession use sale or being under the influence of any controlled substance or any poison classified as such by schedule d in section 4160 of the california business and professions code 9 smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the board of trustees 10 persistent serious misconduct where other means of correction have failed to bring about proper conduct 11 dishonesty of any kind including academic dishonesty 365 which the student is disciplined is related to college activity or attendance smoke free campus santa monica college is committed to providing its students faculty and staff with a healthy comfortable productive environment that is free from the effects of second-hand smoke smc

366 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 harassment complaint and a discussion of issues related to sexual harassment can be found in “sexual harassment prevention” smc ar 3121 “rules for student conduct” smc ar 4410 and the “ethics statement” smc ar 5220 adopted by the academic senate see adminregulations for the district’s administrative regulations sexual misconduct sexual misconduct comprises a broad range of unwelcome behaviors focused on sex and/or gender that may or may not be sexual in nature sexual misconduct encompasses sexual harassment sexual assault sexual exploitation and gender-based harassment harassment based on gender identity gender expression or non-conformity with gender stereotypes therefore any intercourse or other intentional sexual touching or activity without the other person’s consent is sexual assault and is a form of sexual misconduct sexual violence – prevention and education ab

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 written reprimand a written reprimand issued by the college disciplinarian serves to place a statement in a student’s disciplinary records not the student’s academic records that the student has not met the standards of conduct set forth above 1 the student has an opportunity to write a response to the reprimand and the response will be placed on record with the reprimand and 2 with regard to written reprimands there will be no hearing or appeal to the student conduct appeals or sexual assault committee 367 2 from one or more classes for the remainder of the school term or 3 from all classes and college activities for one or more terms if a student who is suspended is a minor the college disciplinarian will notify the student’s parent or legal guardian of the suspension in writing expulsion a student may be expelled by the board of trustees for “good cause.” expulsion is authorized when other means of

368 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 it is crucial for students to feel that their concerns are being addressed in a timely manner before those concerns become disciplinary problems it is just as crucial for members of the faculty to feel that they have support in dealing with extremely challenging and often disruptive students the office of student judicial affairs works to strike a balance between the college’s community standards and individual behavior when appropriate the office of student judicial affairs provides referrals to other programs on the smc campus the office of student judicial affairs interviews all parties named in police and referral reports the college disciplinarian — who has initial authority to suspend students for violations of the student conduct code — conducts interviews reviews all interview notes and information available and makes final decisions regarding the outcome of disciplinary cases to find out more about the

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 student conduct” smc ar 4410 posted online go to 369 program removal appeals meets the specific standards of a particular program may include up to three levels of intervention the instructor level the program or department level and the college level joint administration-faculty committee due process procedures exist to assist faculty and departments in removing a student from a program in which the student is unable to profit and/or a program in which the student’s behavior is determined to be unsafe in general the overall process for determining whether a student any student who wishes to appeal dismissal from a program may file the appeal with the chair of the program standards appeals committee the student will be able to present his or her case within ten 10 school days of filing the committee hearings will be closed to the public resources ombuds office student judicial affairs office

370 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 college policies rules regulations resources areas of responsibility contact information office of human resources the office of human resources oversees h.r related policies and procedures at smc 310-434-4415 please contact the office of human resources regarding • unlawful discrimination or harassment including sexual harassment • complaints about violations of the district’s policy regarding workplace/campus violence and anti-bullying • employee grievances under the district’s collective bargaining agreements • complaints concerning district personnel • for general assistance about complaints information about where to file a complaint and information about whistleblower complaints office of risk management the office of risk management oversees environmental compliance occupational 310-434-4102 health and safety and the district’s

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 general smc complaint process notice listed below are resources available to persons who wish to file a complaint at smc students who have a complaint should go to the website for the applicable resource below and follow the complaint processes of that area student privacy rights – annual notification the family educational rights and privacy act ferpa gives students certain rights with respect to their education records these rights include 1 the right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access california law requires that records be provided within 15 working days a student should submit to the dean of enrollment services or other appropriate official a written request that identifies the records the student wishes to inspect the college official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may

372 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 campus community safety the board of trustees of the santa monica community college district has established a “community college police department” — known as the smc police department and generally referred to as campus police — to protect the members of the college community and the property of the district santa monica college is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for students faculty staff and visitors college facilities are regularly patrolled 24 hours a day seven days a week by members of the smc police department smc students are employed to work as police aides and during evening hours to accompany students and staff who request an escort to and from on-campus facilities abundant lighting is provided at all santa monica college campuses and parking lots the college also employs parking enforcement officers with training specific to parking enforcement and emergencies parking

santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 373 3 bicycles motorcycles and mopeds may not be taken inside of buildings bicycles secured improperly are subject to impound by campus police 4 riding motorcycles mopeds and bicycles on pedestrian walkways is strictly prohibited 5 the use of skateboards roller skates and roller blades is prohibited on campus college policies rules