rights and responsibilities:
academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the general well-being of society. free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals.
freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. the freedom to learn depends upon appropriate opportunities and conditions in the classroom, on the campus, and in the larger community. students should expect to exercise their freedom with responsibility. those rights and responsibilities are published in the student handbook along with due process procedures for disciplinary actions.
drug prevention program:
iowa lakes community college complies with the drug free schools and communities act of 1989 (pl 101-226) and provides a drug free institution. further details are published in the student handbook.
crime prevention on campus and completion/graduation rates:
the college abides by the student right to know and campus security act of 1990 (pl 101-542). it also reports its completion/graduation rates annually. detailed information is provided in the student handbook.
each student is responsible for information appearing in the college catalog, in the student handbook, in each term's class schedule, and each class' syllabus. failure to read the regulations and other information will not be considered an excuse for noncompliance of rules and regulations of the college.
class attendance and make-up work:
the college recognizes the importance of punctuality, regular attendance, proper work habits, and attitudes that are found in the workplace. all programs, while differing in how they are implemented, follow an overall college policy that encourages regular class attendance.
you are expected to attend all class meetings for the courses in which you have enrolled. absence results in the loss of instruction and interferes with your learning. absence will not lessen your responsibility for meeting the requirements of any course, and does not excuse you from the responsibility for completing the work you missed. the specific attendance and make-up policies of each instructor are contained in the course orientation information and/or course syllabus.
you are encouraged to be aware of the amount of class time you might miss when considering whether or not to participate in extracurricular activities.
when there are extenuating circumstances resulting in absences, notify and work with your instructors in handling your make-up work.