2021 - 2022 COM Student Handbook

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM)—Department of Public Health 2021–2022 208 B. Attendance Each student holds the responsibility for attending classes and abiding by the specific enforcement policies regarding attendance within a course, whether the course is offered in the classroom or via a distance-learning format. This includes policies and penalties for unexcused absences and nonparticipation within the parameters of the HPD. If missed assignments or examinations are to be made up, they will be done at the discretion of the course director. C. Classroom Behavior Talking during lecture to those nearby is disturbing to others who desire to hear the lecture. The instructor may dismiss anyone from class who is involved in disruptive behavior. D. Student Assistance Program See HPD Policies and Procedures section for Student Assistance Program. E. Failure to Report a Violation Every member of the college community (e.g., students, administrators, and faculty employees) has the duty to file a complaint with the SPAC whenever it is felt a substantial violation of the code has occurred. Failure to report a violation of the code is itself a violation. All members of the college community have an affirmative duty to participate in the inquiry or investigative complaint process. F. Illegal, Inappropriate, and Unprofessional Behavior No student shall display disorderly conduct; public intoxication; or lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on the campus or at any college-sponsored or college-supervised function or event. No student shall intentionally or recklessly endanger or threaten the mental or physical health or well-being of any other member of the college community or any visitor to the campus. Students who exhibit illegal, inappropriate, or unprofessional behavior will be referred to the Student Progress and Advising Committee (SPAC) and/or proper authorities for disciplinary action and may be subject to dismissal. G. Authenticity/Plagiarism Academic integrity is highly valued by the faculty and program who take a firm stand on submitting original work. Acts of plagiarism, whether intentional or accidental, are subject to disciplinary action as a violation of academic integrity. A student who breaches the Code of Conduct may receive academic penalties up to, and including, dismissal from the program. Student work submitted to courses in this program will be screened for similarity scores. Copying personal work from another class or from the same course, as well as sharing materials between students for individual assignments are forms of plagiarism.