Policy V.5001.B, Classroom Behavior

Policy V.5001.B, Classroom Behavior

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The purpose of this policy is to state San Jacinto College’s general position on classroom behavior.


Each faculty member manages his or her own student discipline situations in class and is authorized to correct any code of student conduct violation within the classroom, anywhere on college property, and at college-sponsored events. There should be room for clear expression of ideas of students within a classroom; however, this expression of ideas does not extend to disruptive behavior that denies other students the opportunity to receive the maximum benefit from a course.  Should disruptive behavior occur, a faculty member has the right to ask a student to leave a class.  Refer to Compliance & Judicial Affair’s Office for additional assistance.

Each faculty member must be aware of and review the Code of Student Conduct (found in the Student Handbook) and the Complaint Processes found on the College website, student handbook, and the College Catalog.  In these resources, faculty members and students will find processes and appeal rights for areas related to code of student conduct violations (including harassment), general complaints, discrimination, and sexual misconduct. Complaints related to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and fabrication by students are investigated by the faculty member of record in collaboration with instructional leaders.

The Authority, Applicability, Sanctions, Exclusions, and Interpretation do not differ from Policy II.2000.A, Policy and Procedures Development, Review, Revision, and Rescission.

Associated Procedures

Procedure V.5001.B.a, Cheating, Plagiarism, Collusion, and Fabrication

Date of Board Approval

November 5, 2018

Effective Date

November 6, 2018

Primary Owner

Deputy Chancellor and President

Secondary Owner

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Services