Student Ethics Statement

All online students agree to abide by the conditions set forth in the Student Ethics Statement.
Students agree that:
 
ETHICS

As a student of an Iowa Community College (College), I will abide by all rules and regulations published in the student handbook of the college at which I am enrolled and by the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC).  

I agree I am subject to the jurisdiction of all disciplinary panels and procedures established by the College to address violations of rules or the honor code of the College.  As a student, all assignments I submit to the professor and all tests I take shall be solely performed by me, except where my professor has requested participation in group projects.  I will not submit plagiarized work nor work which otherwise violates copyright laws of the United States of America. 

As a student user of online courses, I will respect the privacy of other users (student and instructor), respect the integrity of the computer systems and other users' data.  It is my responsibility to respect the copyright protection of licensed computer software.  I will not intentionally obstruct, disrupt or interfere with the teaching and learning occurring on the website through computer "hacking" or any other manner.  I understand I will be held liable for monetary damages for any such wrongful actions I undertake and agree to  a venue in the State of Iowa. 

I agree that any issues or misunderstandings with the instructor shall be addressed first with the instructor and, without resolution, would proceed through due process of the College through which I am enrolled, most likely with the Administration/Dean at my College.  I understand that my online course environment is not the proper venue for such disputes and utilizing the course tools to incite my fellow classmates for such issues would be contrary to the purpose of the online learning environment.

I will not harass, stalk, abuse, insult or humiliate any student, professor or administrator using the ICCOC online system or any other computer system utilized by the ICCOC or its partner colleges.  This includes, but is not limited, to the use of profanity, demeaning written or oral comments of an ethnic, religious or racist nature, and unwanted sexual advances or intimidation.

As a member of the ICCOC community, I will be held accountable not only for upholding civil and criminal laws, but College standards as well. Enrollment does not confer either immunity of special consideration with reference to civil and criminal laws.  Disciplinary action by the College will not be subject to postponement on the grounds criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed reduced or are pending in a civil or criminal court.  In addition, the College reserves the right to pursue disciplinary action if a student violates a standard and withdraws from the College before administrative action is final.

 
COPYRIGHT

This learning management system and websites comprise and contain copyrighted materials.  All course material within the online course shell is the exclusive property of the faculty and/or the College or, at times, a Publisher or Third-Party provider of content.  The course delivery system is the property of Instructure.  This online system is solely provided for the use of students and prospective students of the ICCOC.  I may not distribute, publish or use the materials, audio files, images or design or any part of the materials, audio files, images or design of this online system and website.  I am only authorized to view copy and print documents contained within this online system and website, subject to the agreement of the following.

My use is for the performance of coursework as required by the professor teaching the course for which I have officially registered; I will display all copyrighted notices and retain any material contained on this website, including but not limited to the "look and feel" of the course delivery system and the functionality of the course delivery system; I will not copy the course delivery system used in this website/online system for any commercial or non-commercial purpose; I will not copy any codes or graphics contained in this site, except those graphics used in courses, subject to the above terms; I will not share any information about the functionality of the courses in this website/online system with any party outside of the ICCOC system; I have not gained access to this website for the purpose of copying the contents of the courses or the course delivery system for my personal commercial or non-commercial use, or my company's commercial or non-commercial use; I understand I am subject to the Copyright laws of the United States of America, and will not violate these laws.
  
 
DISCLAIMER

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of any information contained in this website, and the functionality of the website, Instructure and the ICCOCC accept no liability for any inaccuracy or breakdown of the website or its functions.  Instructure and the ICCOC accept no liability for any losses caused by any use of the website or any information contained in the website/online system.  This website is provided "as is," without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.  I assume all risks associated with the use of this website/online system.