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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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THE COLLEGE

below 2.00 at the end of that semester, they will

be subject to academic disqualification. A student

subject to academic disqualification may appeal by

submitting a letter to the Vice President of Academic

Affairs stating why he/she should not be disqualified.

The student’s request will then be reviewed by the

Academic Affairs Council for a final decision.

The procedure for readmission of an academically

disqualified student includes: (1) a minimum of one

semester of academic suspension, (2) attendance at

another accredited institution and achievement of

a 2.50 cumulative GPA on a minimum of twelve

semester units of transferable coursework with

no course grade lower than a “C”, and (3) review

of the student’s application for readmission by the

Admissions Committee. If the student’s readmission

is approved, the student will be placed on academic

monitoring/probation and will be required to meet

regularly with the academic counselor during the

semester. The student will have that semester to

achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA to be removed from

academic monitoring/probation and continue their

enrollment at the College.

Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0

may not participate in extracurricular activities such

as student government, athletics, music and missions

teams.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

It is the responsibility of the faculty member to

pursue suspected incidents of academic dishonesty

occurring within his/her courses. If a student is

found to be guilty of cheating, plagiarism or another

form of academic dishonesty, the faculty member

is required to document the incident in writing and

submit the report to the Vice President of Academic

Affairs. The first documented incident of academic

dishonesty will result in the student failing the

assignment or the course at the instructor’s discretion

depending on the severity of the incident, and the

student will become ineligible for any academic

awards that semester. Any subsequent documented

offense of academic dishonesty by that student

(regardless of whether it occurs in the same or any

other course taken by the student at the College) will

result in automatic failure of the course and expulsion

of the student from the College for a minimum of

one academic year.

STUDENT APPEALS PROCESS

Grade Appeals

Any student who believes that a grade received for a

course, assignment, or examination has been awarded

improperly or unfairly should address his or her

concerns directly to the faculty instructor involved,

and then, as necessary, with the department chair.

If satisfactory resolution is not reached through this

informal process, a student may submit a written

appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Appeals must be submitted within one month of the

occurrence of the incident and should provide a clear

description of the incident, along with an explanation

of why the student believes the action was unfair. The

faculty member will be invited to submit a written

response to the student’s appeal. The Vice President

of Academic Affairs will constitute an appeals

committee within a week following the submission

of the appeal. The committee will consist of:

• The Vice President of Academic Affairs.

• One full-time TMC faculty member chosen

by the faculty member whose decision has

been appealed.

• One full-time TMC faculty member chosen

by the student

• One full-time TMC faculty member chosen

by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The appeals committee will read the student’s written

appeal and the faculty member’s response. They

may request the student and/or faculty member

to be available to respond to questions relating to

the issue. The committee will consider all of the

information and come to a decision relating to the

appeal. The Vice President of Academic Affairs will

be responsible for communicating the decision in

writing to the student and faculty member.

Appeals of Academic Dismissal

A student subject to academic dismissal because

of a low cumulative GPA or because of academic

dishonesty may appeal by submitting a letter to the

Vice President of Academic Affairs within two

weeks of being notified of dismissal, along with an

explanation of why the student believes the dismissal

was unfair. The student’s request will be reviewed by

the Academic Affairs Council with input from the

student’s advisor, faculty who have had the student

in recent classes, and the academic counselor. The