Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Student Rights

Every graduate student at Trevecca Nazarene University has the right to:

  1. Respect as an individual and to forthright, friendly, tactful, and helpful treatment.
  2. Ask sincere questions and receive appropriate answers.
  3. The expectation that course material reflects the current state of learning in the field.
  4. Information in a printed syllabus as to course student learning outcomes, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policy.
  5. Information from instructors at regular intervals regarding his/her progress in courses.
  6. Assignments returned within a reasonable period of time, including corrections and criticisms (oral or written) of the work.
  7. A personal consultation with instructor and/or advisor.
  8. Consideration of issues related to grades or academic matters relating to a course.
  9. Make appeals about grades or academic matters relating to a course using the appeals policy given in this catalog.

Academic Student Responsibilities

  1. Attend classes regularly and participate in class discussions.
  2. Complete all assignments on time to the best of his/her ability.
  3. Know the academic policies of the University as stated in the University and Graduate Catalogs including requirements for graduation.
  4. Maintain honesty and integrity in all academic work.
  5. Take proper care of equipment and materials used in academic work, such as in the library.
  6. Maintain a standard of professional student conduct in the various areas, such as the classroom setting, library, and practicum sites. The University reserves the right to withdraw any student not in compliance.
  7. Communicate through e-mail and appointments with faculty and university personnel.
  8. Comply with policies related to dress and conduct as outlined in official university publications.
  9. Comply with “Human Subjects” or “Research Requirements.” All research involving human subjects must be approved prior to initiating data collection in accordance with guidelines and procedures available from the Institutional Review Board. This information can be accessed on the Institutional Review Board web site: www.trevecca.edu/about/research

Identity Fraud

Committing identity fraud is considered particularly serious and could have legal as well as institutional implications. Any student who has another individual impersonate or in any other way commit identity fraud in any course, assignment, exam, or any type of academic exercise will be permanently suspended from Trevecca Nazarene University.