Northwest College

Policies and Procedures

Academic Code of Conduct

Student Academic Rights

A student has the right to

  • be informed of course requirements through a written syllabus;
  • be evaluated solely on the basis of his or her academic performance as required by an instructor as part of a course;
  • experience reasonable, free and open discussion, inquiry, and expression, both in the classroom and in student/instructor conferences;
  • experience competent instruction and academic advisement;
  • take exception in a scholarly manner to the data or views presented;
  • expect protection against an instructor’s improper disclosure of a student’s views, beliefs and political associations which may surface as a result of the instructor’s teaching or advising;
  • expect protection, through established procedures, against prejudiced or capricious evaluation; and
  • expect protection against sexual harassment.