Attendance in IEP courses is required. Students are expected to attend all class sessions, except in cases of excused absences. If students have excessive absences, they could fail their English classes and be out of status with their I-20.
Students should arrive for class before the scheduled time to begin. Being late is considered rude behavior at American universities because it disrupts the entire class, and students who are late will miss instructions or information. If a student is more than 15 minutes late three times, it will count as one absence.
Copying all or part of another person's work or using reference materials without citations are forms of cheating that will not be tolerated at the IEP. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense. The following are examples of such: Stealing an exam to study, giving another student answers during a quiz or test, handing in work or papers written or completed by someone else, downloading a document from the internet, and taking a test for someone else. If we find that you were involved in an incident of cheating, your instructor will notify you.
Plagiarism is stealing another person’s idea or illustration and using it as one’s own without giving credit to the original author or artist. Copying sentences or paragraphs directly from a book, article, webpage, or other student’s paper without giving credit to the author is illegal. Even if a student changes the wording a little bit, the idea still came from the original author, and he or she must receive the credit for the idea.
The IEP has a zero tolerance policy on cheating, academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. All problem cases will be forwarded to the Associate Provost of International Affairs. If the student is a sponsored student, the case will be sent to that student’s sponsor.
All students should:
Unacceptable classroom behavior includes:
1. If students are disruptive in class or have bad classroom behavior, they must meet with Dr. Tran.
2. If a student must meet with Dr. Tran three times, he or she will be asked to sign a contract stating intentions to have better behavior.
3. After the fourth violation, the student will be reported to the office of International Affairs and could be dismissed from the IEP.