Math & Sciences Department Policies – Fall 2019

MATH/SCI DEPT POLICY ON WITHDRAWALS AND INCOMPLETE:

A. WITHDRAWALS (W GRADES)

After the deadline November 4, 2019 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 attending class without officially withdrawing will earn an F grade. (November 4, 2019 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 grades and are very close to completing the course. Also, 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 KCC Deaf Center in Manono 102, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
  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.

TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICES

  • Are not allowed in the classroom. Please see to it that these devices are turned off while in class.

UH POLICY ON EMAIL COMMUNICATION:

The electronic communications policy adopted in December 2005 establishes the University of Hawai’i Internet service as an official medium for communication among students, faculty, and staff. The hawaii.edu address, with associated username and password, provide access to Web announcements and email. You should regularly log in to UH email and Web services for critical information from advisors, instructors, registration and business office staff, and others.


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.


Kapi’olani Community College Title IX Disclosure

Kapi’olani Community College (KCC) faculty are committed to supporting our students and upholding gender equity laws as outlined by Title IX.  To know more about Title IX please visit KCC’s Title IX Website: http://tinyurl.com/titleixkapcc.

Reporting: If a student chooses to confide in a faculty member or if a faculty member observes an incident regarding an issue of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic and intimate partner violence, stalking, gender-based discrimination, and gender-based bullying and hazing, faculty are required by federal law to report these issues to KCC’s Title IX Coordinator, Devon Ishii Peterson, JD – (808)734-9542, devon@hawaii.edu, ‘Iliahi 116.

Confidentiality: If a student does not wish to formally report an incident to a faculty member, but wishes to speak to someone confidentially about any of the behaviors listed above, the student can speak to the confidential space counselors on campus: Brooke Conway, Student Affairs Counselor – (808) 734-9503, bconway@hawaii.edu, ‘Iliahi 201 or Cathy Wehrman, Student Affairs Counselor – (808) 734-9504, cwehrman@hawaii.edu, ‘Iliahi 201 or Cindy Melim, LSCW,  Mental Health and Wellness Counselor at 808-734-9585, cindymk@hawaii.edu, ‘Iliahi 201 or  Paxon Chang, Campus Survivor Advocate, Domestic Violence Action Center – (808) 228-9878, paxonc@stoptheviolence.org.

Filing a complaint: If you have experienced or observed discrimination or harassment you may make a formal complaint by contacting the Title IX Coordinator, Devon Ishii Peterson, JD – (808)734-9542,. You may also report concerns online at  https://report.system.hawaii.edu/student or contact KCC security at 734-9900.