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Student Responsibilities
Student Responsibility
When a student registers at Florida Keys Community College, he/she agrees to accept the rules and regulations of the
college. Rules may be changed as circumstances make change desirable or necessary. Prior notice of changes will not be
given. All students are expected to observe the rules for the good of the college community.
Academic Freedom and Responsibility
Students are free to make reasoned exception to data and views offered in the classroom and to reserve judgment about
matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning about the content of any course for which they’re enrolled, without
personal prejudice. Students are entitled to protection against improper disclosure of information concerning grades,
beliefs, or character which an instructor acquires in professional association with the student. Judgments of ability and
character may be provided under appropriate circumstances, normally with the consent of the student.
The student is responsible for classroom behavior which is conducive to the educational process and for achieving
standards of performance established by the instructor.
The instructor has final authority in all matters relating to course content, grading practices, and classroom procedures,
consistent with the philosophy, purposes, and established policies of the college. A course grade is the final responsibility
of the instructor. As a member of the college community, a student is expected to act responsibly in all areas of personal
and social conduct. The College reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student whose scholarship or
deportment does not meet the standards of Florida Keys Community College.
Violations of the standards of conduct contained herein will, in most cases, be treated as college disciplinary matters.
However, in certain situations, the application of civil and criminal law and/or the injunction process will be employed in
order to preserve the system of order and freedom necessary for the maintenance of an educational environment. Any
individual or group action which results in or threatens denial of any of the following may result in the application of civil
or criminal law or in an injunction: freedom of access or movement, disruption of classes or activities, destruction or illegal
occupation of college property, trespass; personal jeopardy to any member or guest of the College community.
Offenses involving the use or possession of firearms, lethal weapons, drugs and alcoholic beverages, although essentially
civil matters which address themselves to the discretion of local, state and federal authorities, may subject the possessor or
user to college discipline when such offenses and their effects adversely interfere with the well-being of, or reflect on, the
College or members of the College community.
Academic Integrity
Florida Keys Community College is committed to academic integrity. As an institution of higher education, we affirm
the core values of diligence, civility, and honesty in the pursuit of truth. To this end, academic integrity is reinforced by
standards of conduct that uphold honesty and personal responsibility. All academic work submitted by students is assumed
to be the result of the student’s own thoughts, research and self expression. Any suspicion of dishonesty in academic
activities is taken very seriously because it undermines the atmosphere of respect essential to learning. Faculty will not
tolerate academic dishonesty in any form, including but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, violation of copyright laws and
misuse of college and personal computers. Some examples of cheating and/or plagiarism include, but are not limited to,
the following:
asking or giving another student information during a test
copying answers from another student’s paper or intentionally allowing someone to copy from one’s own paper
during a test
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