The Alaska Career College community consists of students; faculty and staff, all of whom are expected to maintain a high standard of ethics, behavior and purpose. ACC students are important and vital members of this community because they represent the College in all of their personal and public endeavors, both on or off campus. Students carry the obligation to conduct themselves in a manner that is responsible, professional, ethical and beneficial to themselves and other members of the College community. These expectations hold true on campus, and wherever they represent the College in any capacity. In carrying forth the culture, traditions and values of the greater world community, ACC students shall:
- Promote and exemplify good digital citizenship and high ethical standards. Infractions of this order include, but are not limited to, illegal hacking, downloading/uploading of offensive material, digital theft or other actions which contradict ACC policies and values, good ethical standards, or local, state and federal laws.
- Respect differences. The health, welfare, beliefs and intentions of others are not always our own, but we must protect them as if they were.
- Respect the institutional values of ACC and understand that positive change at ACC occurs through considered, balanced dialogue between students, faculty and staff, as well as the community at large.
- Respect and engage in different learning and teaching styles and value the pursuit of a lifetime of learning.
- Promote and embody thinking skills.
- Promote and embody teamwork.
- Act with honesty and diligence with respect to their responsibilities to the College and its facilities, including enrollment, completion of course materials and observance of ACC email policies, which prohibit the sending of mass emails.
- Abide by ACC’s policies related to possession of weapons, illegal drugs or alcohol on school premises.
- Prevent or report behavior creating a safety hazard to other persons at the school.
- Create an environment that is free from disobedient or disrespectful behavior toward ACC staff, students and faculty. Engaging in intimidating, abusive or harassing language or behavior toward fellow students and ACC faculty and staff diminishes the growth and community of others and is therefore prohibited.
- Will exemplify the best forms of citizenship. Criminal activity, including physical or intellectual theft of any type, larceny, fraud, cheating and violations of any local, state and federal laws, will not be tolerated at ACC.
- Avoid classroom disruption or any type of unwarranted interruption of other students’ learning experience.
- Respect ACC equipment and facilities so that they will be available to other learners. Legal infractions will be referred for prosecution to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
- Maintain the highest levels of academic honesty. ACC students are part of a community of learning. Therefore, students who engage in actions that are academically dishonest are in violation of the Code of Conduct. Instructors, staff and fellow students are empowered to document and report instances of academic dishonesty. Failure in this area includes, but is not limited to, cheating, deceit and assisting others in the act of performing academic dishonesty and plagiarism. Fraudulent behavior on the part of students with respect to registering for courses or engaging in activities related to completing coursework (tests, assignments, etc.) will not be tolerated.
In addition to the codes of student conduct, students who attend Alaska Career College are expected to embody the following responsibilities that are closely associated with excellence in collegiate education:
- Timely attendance, due preparation and active engagement in classes and related learning activities.
- Timely and regular completion of assigned homework to the best of their individual abilities.
- Taking personal responsibility, while working closely with the College, for fulfilling all requirements toward graduating from their program of study.
- Promoting good and timely communication by monitoring and promptly answering all communication from the College, including phone messages, email, personal notification or written communications.
- Promoting collegiate collaboration by engaging in conversations with instructors in areas of learning, academic difficulty and future goals.
- Taking personal responsibility for their educational progress by keeping track of grades and assignments and ensuring that all paperwork required by the College is completed on time and turned in to the proper department.
- Participating promptly in College information gathering systems such as evaluations, surveys and other feedback mechanisms.
- Taking an active role in the ACC community.
- Reading and adhering to the Code of Conduct.
- Observing all policies of ACC as stated in this catalog.