• Removal of a Student from a Classroom, College Activity or Facility: AR-7040-A

  • Section 7000: Students
    Removal of a Student from a Classroom, College Activity or Facility
    Administrative Regulation: AR-7040-A

    President’s Cabinet (PC) Approval: 10/5/93
    Mt. Hood Community College supports the principle of freedom of expression for both instructors and students. The College respects the rights of instructors to teach and students to learn. Maintenance of these rights requires classroom and other activities or College facilities conditions that do not impede their exercise.
    1. Classroom and other behavior that seriously interferes with either:
      1. The instructor’s or other staff member’s ability to conduct the class;
      2. The ability of other students to profit from the instructional or other program; or
      3. Poses a substantial threat to harm oneself or others or damage College property, will not be tolerated.

        An individual engaging in disruptive behavior may be subject to disciplinary action.
    2. When a student’s behavior in a class or other College activity is so seriously disruptive as to compel immediate action, the instructor or other staff member has the authority to remove a student from a class or other activity under their domain on an interim basis of one day.
      1. The instructor or other staff member will work with public safety if it is believed that any risk exists to the student or other members of the College community.
      2. The student may be referred to the Student Conduct Administrator for further action and review.
    3. A student who has been removed from a class on an interim basis is entitled to an informal hearing before the dean of the division offering the course within three College working days of the removal. The dean may either:
      1. Approve an agreement of expectations between the student and the instructor and reinstate the student to the class, or
      2. Extend the removal of the student from the class and refer the case to the vice president of student success and enrollment management. The vice president will facilitate an investigation into the alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct
      3. If the student is unwilling to fulfill the agreement of expectations, the student will not return to the class, may be asked to drop the course or may receive a failing grade for the class.
    4. When a student action is not so serious as to require immediate removal from the class, these steps are to be followed
      1. The instructor responsible for the class or activity where the alleged disruptive behavior occurred will inform the student that his/her behavior has been inappropriate. The instructor will describe to the student specific needed changes in the student’s behavior. The student will be provided an opportunity to modify his/her behavior in accordance with the changes identified. The instructor will provide the student with a written, dated summary of his/her discussion with the student, and the instructor will retain a copy of this summary.
      2. If the student believes the instructor’s expectations are unreasonable, he/she may confer with the division dean about this matter. The student may utilize the informal complaint procedure at this time.
      3. Should a student’s behavior continue to be unacceptable, the instructor will apprise the division dean of what has occurred and will share with the division dean the written summary of the discussion with the student. The instructor and the division dean may refer the situation to the vice president of student success and enrollment management for investigation through the Student Code of Conduct. A memorandum briefly describing the student’s behavior, as well as a copy of the written summary of the instructor’s discussion with the student and any other related material, should be forwarded to the vice president of student success and enrollment management. The concern will be investigated through the Student Code of Conduct.