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ERIC Number: ED232711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-19
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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Brookdale Community College and Accepted Standards of Academic Due Process.
Ryan, Gordon Jeremiah
Drawing from an extensive literature review, this practicum recommends a written student academic due process procedure for Brookdale Community College (BCC). Introductory material poses the issue of students' rights to specific institutional procedures by which they can challenge academic judgements made by instructors or by collective faculty or administration. Next, the lack of scholarly attention to the issue of academic due process and the need for a model appropriate to community colleges are addressed. Following a discussion of the background and significance of the practicum, a review is presented of the literature on definitions of the terms "due process" and "right"; issues related to student academic due process; and judicial decisions which have direct application to the question. An analysis is then presented of the current policy and procedures of BCC focusing on student cheating, followed by a summary of the major areas of agreement found in the literature on specific due process steps. The policy proposed for BCC is then presented and its implications discussed. The practicum concludes that the following components are essential to due process policies: (1) written, readily available policies; (2) explicit definitions of offenses and penalties; (3) student representation at all formal proceedings; (4) appeals hearing panels composed of faculty and students; and (5) minimum guidelines for hearing panels. (LL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A