2018-2019 Faculty Handbook

Appendix D - The Student Bill of Rights

Student Bill of Rights

I have the responsibility to come to every class prepared to listen, to participate, and to learn.

I have the responsibility to read the textbook carefully, noting important ideas, and rephrasing concepts in my own words.

I have the responsibility to work through the examples in the textbook, as well as the examples given in the class.

I have the responsibility to consult other students, the teacher, a tutor, and other resources whenever I need the extra help.

I have the responsibility to understand that the teacher is not principally responsible for making me understand, but that it is my job to study and to learn.

I have the responsibility of keeping an open mind and trying to comprehend what the teacher is trying to get across.

I have the responsibility to do every bit of assigned homework with proper attention and thought.

I have the responsibility to view my teacher as a partner in my education, not someone who is bent on causing me pain and frustration.

I have the responsibility to understand that I am not the only student in my class, and that if I fall behind the class, not all of my questions are appropriately asked in the classroom setting. I have the responsibility of going to my teacher’s office for help on these occasions.

I have the responsibility to act as a competent adult.

I have the responsibility of trying to integrate the course being taught into other courses and other areas of my life.

I have the responsibility to be polite and open to my teachers.

I have the responsibility to accept that my work will be evaluated in terms of what skills any student in the course is expected to master.

Lynne Marie Rodell