200-299 Academic Affairs

PTCC campus policies - 200-299 Academic Affairs

203 Sabbatical Leave

To describe the process by which PTCC faculty may apply for sabbatical and to create a Sabbatical Committee.

201 Scheduling Courses

PTCC will have a procedure to schedule all courses offered by the college. The procedure will be completed in a timely manner. Scheduling of course offerings will be sensitive to the student's availability to attend classes.

204 Faculty Professional Development Funds

The College budgets for Faculty Professional Development Funds per the terms of the current faculty bargaining contract.

205 Academic Honors Policy

PTCC must always demonstrate a commitment to excellence, and, as part of that, it should recognize excellence in its faculty, staff and students.

207 Credit Courses Delivered via Instructional/Interactive Television

The purpose of this policy and procedure is to establish a system for conducting and receiving credit courses via interactive television (ITV).

209 Grade and Credit System

The purpose of this policy is to outline a process where student learning is documented by means of letter grade. Each grade carries “quality points” which are used in computing a student’s cumulative “grade point average” (GPA).

209 Appendix to Policy

Grades are to be entered online via web grading the Monday following the scheduled end date of the course. This deadline is applicable towards fall, spring and summer terms.

210 Academic Division and Program Review and Improvement Process

To establish a Program review process that provides direction to academic planning, reinforces academic assessment, and ensures academic accountability.

212 Senior Citizen Enrollment Procedure for Open Enrollment Hour-Based Classes

To establish a Pine Technical College enrollment procedure for senior citizens, age 62 and up, in Open Enrollment hour-based classes.

214 Final Examination Schedule

The quality of course work at PTCC is measured by a number of methods, including, but not limited to class participation, assignments, testing and examination…etc.

215 Corporate Credit Programs

At times, some employers request credit-based training for their employees. These employers often expect training to progress in career ladder increments for certificate, diploma, and degree awards.

216 Continuing Education Refunds

PTCC receives notices of cancellations from individuals enrolled in continuing education classes. Often times, these cancellations do not allow sufficient time to “re-sell” these spots to other individuals.

217 Experiential and Non-Academic Learning Credit

To provide students the opportunity to obtain credit for courses or towards a credential through the evaluation of experiential, non-academic learning (training, education) or learning undertaken through a non-accredited organization.

217 Appendix to Policy

Students who feel they have mastered the content of a college course may apply for credit toward a degree through Experiential and Non-Academic Learning Credit.

219 Graduation Requirements

PTCC is devoted to standards and practices that insure institutional integrity, quality of programs and the honor of its faculty. This policy is written for all students receiving any credentials from PTCC.

219 Appendix to Policy

All transfer credits, proficiency credits, or credit for experiential and non-academic learning must be recorded on the student’s official transcript prior to student registering for their final semester.

220 Faculty Credentialing for Temporary Faculty

Academic credentials and relevant work experience of faculty at PTCC, among many other factors, indicate the quality of course work and the effectiveness of pedagogical methods.

221 Substitute Teaching

The purpose of the policy is to provide a definition for substitute teaching and to ensure consistent use and compensation of substitute teachers.

222 Student Activity Hour Scheduling

The purpose of this policy to create a standard time within the weekly schedule of the college for the conduct of student life activities, to include student organization meetings.

223 Background Checks

State and Federal regulations require that individuals entering certain occupations meet sets of criteria before they may practice that profession.

224 Definition of General Education

To define what constitutes general education at PTCC.

225 Minnesota Transfer Course Development Process

To ensure courses offered in the liberal arts and sciences meet the criteria for inclusion in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) where applicable.

225 Appendix A to Policy

Colleges establish their own processes for review of proposed courses.

225 Appendix B to Policy

Goals and Student Competencies

226 College Awards for Excellence

To establish guidelines for the solicitation, review and approval of proposals, and to evaluate results and outcomes for faculty Awards for Excellence.

227 Faculty Development Plan

This policy applies to faculty in unlimited positions.

227 Appendix to Policy

Faculty Professional Development Plan

228 Credit by Examination

To provide students the opportunity to obtain credit for courses or toward a credential through examination or the evaluation of experiential, non-academic learning

230 Advanced Placement Credit

In keeping with MnSCU policy 3.15, PTCC may grant credit based on student performance on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.

231 College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

In keeping with MnSCU policy 3.33, PTC may grant credit based on student performance on College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations.

231 Appendix to Policy

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – Course Equivalents

232 Access to Disability Services and/or Filing a Disability Complaint

PTCC values diversity and is committed to ensuring equal access and opportunity to all students and guests

233 Credit Transfer

To ensure course transferability in compliance with MnSCU Policy 3.21 is upheld

234 Course Syllabi

The course syllabus is prepared to provide students with information on the course content, course requirements, and course expectations

235 Make-Up Tests

This policy establishes the procedures and the operational environment for the allowance of limited proctoring of instructor assigned student make-up tests under the supervision of the Academic Skills Center (ASC).

236 Grade Appeal

The responsibility for evaluating student work and assigning grades lies with the instructor of the course.

237 Curriculum Design, Development and Approval

To provide direction for decision-making regarding the design, development, and maintenance of academic courses and programs.

238 Program Advisory Committee

To establish a program advisory committee process that provides guidance and advice on program design, operation, accountability, and closure.

239 Individualized Studies

The purpose of the individualized studies degree is to provide students with the opportunity to specialize in two or more academic areas.

240 Library Collection Development and Management

Library Collection Development and Management Policy with Implementation Plan

241 Advanced Standing Policy

To establish the procedure for accepting advanced standing academic credits for Licensed Practical Nurses applying for entrance into the Associate Degree Nursing Mobility Program.

242 Firearms Acquisition/Disposition Records

It is the purpose of this policy to insure reliable, uniform and accurate record-keeping with regard to the firearms acquired by the Gunsmithing Program at PTCC.

243 Credit Hours and Program Length

This policy establishes the procedures for assigning credit hours to courses and overall credit requirements to programs in a reasonable and systematic way.

244 Distance Education

The role of distance learning at PTCC is one that is connected to the mission of the College, and involves providing access to quality educational opportunities that extend beyond the campus walls.

245 Audio and Video Recordings of Classroom Lecture

To identify and support acceptable use of recording devices within the college setting.

246 Alternate Text

To order alternate format text books in digital, large print, audio or Braille.

247 Copyright

This policy is intended to guide PTCC faculty, staff, and students in their use of copyrighted materials.

247 Appendix to Policy

MnSCU Policy 3.27 Copyrights