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The college recognizes that a thoughtful and reasoned search for truth can be
conducted only in an atmosphere free from intimidation and coercion. Students
are expected to respect the rights and welfare of all members of the college and
to exercise common sense, good taste, and applied reason when testing their
Students are free to take reasonable exception to data and views offered in
the classroom and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they
are responsible for satisfying the requirements of any course in which they are
The student is entitled to protection against improper disclosure of information
concerning grades, beliefs, or character that 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
instructor has final authority in all matters relating to attendance, course content,
grading practices, and classroom procedures, consistent with the mission and
established policies of the college. A course grade is the final responsibility of the
instructor. In the matter of grading, it is therefore essential that the student keep
themselves informed of his/her progress in the course.
Florida Keys Community College is committed to promoting a level of classroom
etiquette conducive to teaching and learning. Students are expected to act in
a mature, respectful manner and refrain from behaviors that interfere with the
teaching and learning process. Each instructor has the authority to establish
guidelines for his/her classroom. Behaviors that, in the judgment of the instructor,
interfere with the learning process will be considered disruptive. Students who do
not cooperate with the college’s efforts to maintain an appropriate learning and
teaching environment will be subject to disciplinary action.
A student, who has committed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or
other college policies, may be disciplined by the Dean of Student Affairs using any
of the following penalties, which include, but are not limited to:
A reprimand is a written statement documenting student
misconduct which is placed in the official student file located in the
Registrar’s Office.
A student may be required to compensate an innocent party
in cases involving injury, theft, destruction or loss of property or deception.