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<br /> 2009–2011<br /> Student<br /> Handbook<br /> 2009–2011<br /> Policy Regarding Online and Print Versions of the Student Handbook<br /> Every effort has been made to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information possible in this handbook. It is<br /> revised every two years, but there may be times when substantive changes are required after the handbook has<br /> been printed. Such changes are flagged in the online Student Handbook at www.nvcc.edu/resources/stuhandbook/,<br /> which is linked to a document entitled “Updates to the Student Handbook.” Students should consult the NOVA<br /> online Student Handbook periodically for updates.<br /> Student Handbook 2009–2011 | NOVA | page 1Page 2 | NOVA | Student Handbook 2009–2011<br /> President's<br /> Welcome<br /> On behalf of the members of the faculty and sta<br /> at Northern Virginia Community College, it is<br /> my pleasure to say WELCOME. NOVA is an exciting<br /> and dynamic place to pursue your edu<a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=1"> 2009–2011</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=2"> Student Handbook 2009–2011 Policy Rega</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=3">Page 2 | NOVA | Student Handbook 2009–2011</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=4"> President's Welcome On behalf of the members of t</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=5"> Student Handbook This handbook is information</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=6">Table of Contents Introduction to NOVA </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=7"> Academic Information </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=8"> Library Charges </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=9">Introduction to NOVA Welcome to Northern Virgini</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=10">Statement of Values Our Commitment We at </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=11"> Comprehensive Educational Programs We see learnin</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=12">Student Development Services Pur</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=13"> To offer programs and services that promote stude</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=14"> • Obtain grades • Request an official academic </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=15"> • Personal counseling • Dual enrollment service</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=16"> You can find out more about the New Student Orien</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=17"> For further information, consult your high school</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=18"> Veterans Benefits and Services Each campus has a v</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=19"> Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and National Guar</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=20"> and full-time employment for students. Internet r</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=21"> the College Financial Aid Office and any campus S</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=22"> applicable to his program with the satisfactory a</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=23"> II. Disqualification of Financial Aid Students w</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=24"> Students should consult with their campus financi</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=25">Student Activities NOVA Student Activities</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=26"> administrators. For more information on student l</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=27"> activities may vary by year or by semester. For m</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=28">Student Records Privacy of Student Recor</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=29"> Student Record Disclosure to Persons Outside the</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=30"> Student Review of Records You can keep track of e</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=31"> Use of Student Photographs Photographs taken of y</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=32">Academic Information Academic Honors Dean’s Li</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=33"> will be included on your permanent record</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=34"> readmission by the campus Admissions Comm</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=35"> week of each semester, the bookstores may buy bac</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=36"> Extended Learning Institute For students who pref</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=37"> Graduation The College awards degrees and certifi</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=38"> all work missed. Faculty, on the other hand, are </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=39">General Information Alcoholic Beverage Policy </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=40"> the copyright unless the act falls within one of </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=41"> Anyone observing an emergency situation should co</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=42"> Recycling NOVA participates in many recycling act</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=43"> Loudoun Campus: The café and vending machines are</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=44"> Inclement Weather Policy On snowy or icy mornings</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=45"> Northern Virginia Community College will open at </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=46">4. How do I know class will be held? Will my ins</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=47"> 10. I came to class and right after it started, t</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=48"> 15. What if I work a special shift at the College</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=49"> Parking and Traffic Violations The operation of a </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=50"> police officers exercise the powers and duties co</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=51">NOVA Fees and Fines Tuition Payment Tuiti</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=52"> Deferred Tuition Payment Plan NOVA’s Deferred Tui</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=53"> 3. Attach any justifying documents including do</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=54"> A written decision will be given to you within th</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=55"> Nonpayment of Debts and Holds on Student Records </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=56"> permit is required for all semesters/sessions of </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=57">Reference Section College Policies and </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=58">Advisory and Governing Bodies For the information</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=59"> recommendations, and reviews the College’s Affirm</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=60"> safer working environments. Recommendations are m</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=61">The Student Publications Committees (campus) have </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=62"> affiliation with an extramural organizat</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=63"> and formal structure may not be necessary. Such a</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=64"> use the College name in its tit</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=65"> (7) Failure to comply with College</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=66">Student Rights and Responsibilities: Northern Vir</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=67"> Section II: Student Conduct College disciplinary </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=68"> 11. Physically detaining or restraining any other</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=69"> Whenever possible, the dean will attempt to resol</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=70"> Appeals 1. All appeals must be submitted</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=71"> 5. You may submit a signed statement to the Dis</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=72"> Disciplinary Actions Disciplinary actions that ma</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=73"> 4. Before you may be suspended or dismissed, yo</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=74"> Section VI: Academic Dishonesty When College offi</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=75"> Information Technology Student/Patron Acceptable </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=76"> Computer Use Agreement Northern Virginia Communit</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=77"> laboratories, classrooms, and computers in the Le</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=78"> To provide further protection of the College’s ne</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=79"> 1. Submission to the conduct is either explicit</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=80"> a) Distribution of materials or solicit</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=81"> only by the provost or his/her designee. M</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=82"> Complaints regarding admissions matters, such as </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=83"> designated. The Grievance Panel shall make its de</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=84">The student grievant may present new information p</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=85"> The assignment of a course grade to a student by </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=86">Step Three The student may appeal the dean’s dete</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=87"> Statement of Professional Ethics As teachers, fac</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=88"> member shall ensure that all students have been i</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=89">Evaluation of Faculty At least once each year, ea</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=90"> The Arlington Center is located at 4600 North Fai</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=91">Handbook Index Academic Dishonesty </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=92"> Cooperative Education </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=93"> Insurance </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=94"> Student Identification Number </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=95">WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTION? Issue/Need(s) </a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=96">Administrative Offices Brault Building 4001 Wakef</a> <a title="NOVA Student Handbook 09-11 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6bb5da2d?page=97"> Page 96 | NOVA | Student Handbook 2009–2011</a>