Student Rights

HTIC strives to provide students with an intellectually stimulating environment with highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. Learning, however, is the responsibility of the student. It requires active participation and initiative, as well as good study habits, motivation, and commitment.
Student Rights
HTIC supports, as indispensable, the principles of academic freedom that allow and encourage free inquiry and expression for students and faculty in their pursuit of learning. Students are encouraged to develop a capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
Academic Grievances: Students have protection, through institutional policies and procedures, against arbitrary or erroneous actions. Academic grievances between a student and faculty member should be resolved expediently by the parties involved; however, if the problem cannot be resolved at that level, the student may pursue other remedies outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
Nondiscrimination and Sexual Harassment: The College is committed to a zero-tolerance policy regarding discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accordingly, students have protection against discrimination regarding admission to and participation in all College programs. Sexual harassment is viewed as a form of gender discrimination and is prohibited. Educational Records: Students have the right to review and inspect their educational records, the right to request that records be amended, and the right of protection from disclosure of personally identifiable information in educational records without their written permission.
Student Responsibilities
HTIC students assume responsibility for their actions. Their basic responsibility is to take full advantage of the opportunity to learn and participate in activities of the College community. Students must respect the rights of others and provide assistance whenever possible. College property must be respected and rules and regulations followed.
Attendance: Attendance is considered integral to a student’s success at HTIC. Grading policy regarding attendance for a class is determined by individual instructors and is clearly stated in their course syllabus.
Leave of Absence: Students enrolled in the College Preparatory and Liberal Arts programs at HTIC are expected (international students are required) to maintain continuous enrollment for at least three terms (not including the Summer Term) after which they are entitled to a vacation term. If a student needs to interrupt the student’s academic studies due to off-site testing and interviews, health, personal, or emergency situations (family emergencies involve ONLY parents, siblings, spouse, or children), the student must request a leave of absence from the Vice Chancellor and Dean of Instruction. The student should consult with the student’s academic advisor for assistance in completing a leave of absence request.

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