Math & Sciences Department Policies – Spring 2020

MATH/SCI DEPT POLICY ON WITHDRAWALS AND INCOMPLETE:

A. WITHDRAWALS (W GRADES)

After the deadline March 27, 2020 the instructor may sign withdrawals only in cases of extreme or unusual circumstances, but not poor grades. Examples of valid excuses are 1. a certified medical issue 2. a death in the immediate family. Any student who stops participating in class without officially withdrawing will earn an F grade. (March 27, 2020 is also the last day for CR/NC, AU options.)

B. INCOMPLETE (I GRADE)

Students must make the request to the instructor for an Incomplete grade. “I” grades are given only to students who are passing and are also very close to completing the course. The student must have a very good reason for not being able to complete all the work on time, such as those listed under the withdrawal policy above.


KAPI’OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICY:

  1. Kapi’olani Community College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution.
  2. Extended time in a distraction-free environment is an appropriate accommodation based on a student’s disability.
    If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the Deaf Center at (808) 734-9210 (V) or (808)447-3145/(808)447-3141  (videophone) or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.
  3. Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. If unable to attend class, they should contact the instructor in advance and make necessary arrangements.

ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE STATEMENT:

In instructional activities, students are responsible for meeting all of the instructor’s attendance and assignment requirements. Failure to do so will affect grades. In all college-related activities, they must abide by the college’s conduct codes and regulations, refraining from behavior that interferes with the rights and safety of others in the learning environment. Finally, if they decide to file a grievance, they are fully responsible for providing proof that they have been wronged.


CLASS CANCELLATION:

Lecture is canceled if, without prior notice, the instructor is more than 15 minutes late for 75 minute classes or more than 10 minutes late for 50 minute classes.


Title IX:

Kapi’olani Community College is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect, and is free of all forms of sex discrimination and gender-based violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these, Kapi’olani CC has staff and resources on campus to support and assist you.

If you wish to remain ANONYMOUS, speak with someone CONFIDENTIALLY, or would like to receive information and support in a CONFIDENTIAL setting:
Brooke Conway
Student Affairs Counselor
‘Iliahi 201
Phone: (808) 734-9503
bconway@hawaii.edu

Cindy Melim, LSCW
Mental Health & Wellness Coordinator
‘Iliahi 118
Phone: (808) 734-9585
cindymk@hawaii.edu

Cathy Wehrman
Student Affairs Counselor
‘Iliahi 201
Phone: (808) 734-9504
cwehrman@hawaii.edu

Paxon Chang
Campus Survivor Advocate
Domestic Violence Action Center
Phone: (808) 228-9878
paxonc@stoptheviolence.org

 

If you wish to REPORT an incident of sex discrimination or gender-based violence including sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking as well as receive information and support:
Devon Ishii Peterson, JD
Title IX Coordinator
‘Iliahi 116
Phone: (808) 734-9542
devon@hawaii.edu

Darsh Dave
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
‘Ilima 208
Phone: (808) 734-9574
darsh@hawaii.edu

Brandon Chun
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
‘Iliahi 113
Phone: (808) 734-9553
btchun@hawaii.edu

As a member of Kapi’olani CC faculty, I am expected to immediately report any incident of sex discrimination or gender-based violence to the campus Title IX Coordinator. Although the Title IX Coordinator and I cannot guarantee confidentiality, you will still have options about how your case will be handled. My goal is to make sure you are aware of the range of options available to you and have access to the resources and support you need.

For more information regarding sex discrimination and gender-based violence and the University’s Title IX resources and the University’s Policy, Interim EP 1.204, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/titleix.