STUDENT RIGHTS AND PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES
In order to preserve and protect the rights of students, the program makes a commitment to the following responsibilities:
In the area of academic programming:
- To emphasize quality.
- To award credit where and only where it is due.
- To maintain clear written policies for accepting credit from other institutions.
- To disclose accurate information about the acceptability of credit for this course to other institutions.
- To ensure fair and reasonable academic evaluation with grades and evaluations that are meaningful, timely, and based on quality of student performance; to maintain transcripts or records of grades properly; to guarantee confidentiality and student access to records.
- To award certifications when they are merited; to inform students regularly of their academic progress and award certifications after all stated requirements are satisfied.
- To provide adequate facilities and services to support academic goals.
- To offer quality instruction through Instructors who have appropriate training and expertise, are up-to-date in their fields, meet scheduled classes, come to class prepared, and are available to students outside of class.
- To describe Course requirements in clear, specific, and accurate terms, and in written form; to ensure that requirements are educationally meaningful.
- To notify students of unusual features of the Course that cannot be readily anticipated.
- To forego unconditional changes in requirements for students who have already enrolled in the Course.
- To offer coursework that is comparable to its catalog description.
- To embrace the principle of academic honesty.
- To publish causes for dismissal in clear and specific form; to dismiss a student only for appropriate cause and after due process.
In the area of advertising:
To publish advertising that is accurate, reliable, up-to-date, and understandable.
In the area of finances:
To inform students of the full cost of education.
To inform potential students regarding financial aid.
To employ published, fair, and accurate refund policies.
To charge fair and reasonable fees for infractions (e.g., breaking equipment or non-return of library books).
To make reasonable tuition increases and provide notice of such increases.
To keep records of fees paid by each student.
To inform students about financial instability in the event such a condition should exist.
In the area of admission:
To make available written policies on admission.
To give prospective students as complete and accurate picture of the Course as possible, encouraging them to visit the facility and talk with Staff and students.
To maintain clear and specific policies on job placement services.
The MTTI Office has the following publications available as public information resources:
- AMS Teaching Opportunities.
- AMS Affiliate Schools.
- NAMTA Directory
- The Public School Montessorian, a list of Montessori schools in the U.S.
Source: The MACTE Accreditation Handbook; Appendix
The essence of this statement comes from Fair Practices in Higher Education: Rights and Responsibilities for Students and their Colleges in a Period of Intensified Enrollments (Jossey-Bass, 1979), a report by the Carnegie Council on policy studies in higher education.
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