The Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS) Catalog is your source for academic policies. Some of the more important sections from the catalog and other KCTCS and WKCTC policies are accessible on the Academic Policies page.
The KCTCS Code of Student Conduct serves as a guide for the student's responsibilities and rights within our academic community.
The Complaint Procedure is designed to assist students who have perception of unfair and/or unlawful treatment. A student is defined as any person enrolled full or part-time in credit or non-credit courses at the College. A complaint of unfair and/or unlawful treatment formally charged by a student against a College employee, in regard to the application of College rules, policies, procedures, and regulations, should be resolved without initiating the formal procedure if at all possible. This procedure does not supersede the policies set forth for grievances of discrimination, harassment, or grade appeals. Access to these policies is listed on the Student Complaint Procedures page. Please note that it is generally beneficial to the student to discuss the problem with College personnel prior to filing a formal complaint. College personnel are available to advise students. Students should not hesitate to contact a faculty member, counselor, or any other College staff person.
For important information in regards to confirming your attendance in your online course please review the No Show Statement for Online Learning.
Respect the privacy of your classmates and what they share in class.
Ask classmates for clarification if you find a discussion posting offensive or difficult to understand.
Avoid sweeping generalizations. Back up your stated opinions with facts and reliable sources.
Understand that we may disagree and that exposure to other people’s opinions is part of the learning experience. Be respectful of each other. We’re all in this together. Before posting a comment, ask whether you would be willing to make the same comment to a person’s face.
Keep in mind that everything you write, indeed every click of your mouse is recorded on the network server. On the Internet there are no take backs. Keep in mind that you are taking a college class. Something that would be inappropriate in a traditional classroom is also inappropriate in an online classroom.
Be aware that typing in all capital letters indicates shouting.
Be careful with humor and sarcasm. Both can easily be misunderstood!
Review all discussion postings before posting your own to prevent redundancy.
Check your writing for errors by reviewing what you’ve written before submitting it.
Acronyms (LOL, etc.) and emoticons (smilies) are commonly used online, but be careful not to overuse them.
Many communications with your instructor or fellow students are best handled through email.