Nov 28, 2022  
2017-2018 Student Handbook 
    
2017-2018 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Actions Imposed by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College


II. Academic Actions Imposed by Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

  1. Blue Ridge will take appropriate academic action when a student fails to maintain the academic standards of Blue Ridge or when there is evidence that a student has violated an academic policy. Students, in turn, have the right to appeal academic actions.
  2. Examples of situations requiring academic action would include the following: Infraction of institutional academic standards, rules, and regulations (required grade point averages, etc.) as stated in the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Catalog.
    1. Final grade challenges.
    2. Academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating, falsifying records, etc.)
    3. Failure to meet the standards required to continue in a program of instruction; thus, leading to dismissal from that program.
  3. For failure to maintain academic standards, Blue Ridge may impose the following sanctions:  Instructor Imposed Sanctions:
    1. Sanctions such as the reduction of a grade, the failure of a course, or expulsion from a class, all of which may be applied by an individual instructor. The maximum penalty a professor may impose is a course expulsion.
    2. Academic Probation: Sanction imposed for failure to meet academic standards imposed according to criteria printed in the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Catalog.
    3. Academic Suspension: Exclusion from all institutional activities for a definite stated period of time not to exceed one calendar year.
    4. Academic Dismissal: Termination of student status from some or all programs, including any right or privilege to receive any benefit or recognition or certification.