Rules and Procedures

Attendance Procedures

Attendance in English 0210 is very important. A student who, for any reason, misses more than 12 days of class in any one semester, may not be allowed to sit for the English 0210 final exam.

If a student exceeds the allowed number of absences from classes in English 0210 for legitimate, justifiable reasons and has still been able to keep up with class assignments and not fall behind the rest of the class, the student is eligible to appeal the F absence grade by following the appeal procedure.

All students who are enrolled in English 0210 must satisfactorily complete the coursework within a time period that does not exceed two full semesters and a summer session.

On the first day of English 0210 classes, students should check their names on Banner Self-Service.  If they do not find their names, they should go to room P067, located in The ELI department, plaza level.

Student Appeal Procedures

If a student exceeded the allowed number of absences from classes in the ENGL 0210 for legitimate, justifiable reasons and has still been able to keep up with class assignments and not fall behind the rest of the class, the following procedure will be implemented for the student to appeal receiving an F for absence:

  1. Within 3 working days, the student must submit a written petition to the ENGL 0210 director explaining the reasons for excessive absences and enclosing any supporting documents
  2. The student should ask his/her teacher(s) to submit a confidential written letter of assessment of the student's case to the ENGL 0210 director
  3. The student must continue attending class and set it as a priority not to miss any more classes

If, in the judgment of the ENGL 0210 director, the student's case has merit, it will be referred to the ENGL 0210 Appeal Review Committee, which will meet as soon as possible to review the petition submitted by the student, along with the supporting documents and the teacher's written statements, and take action on the case.  The Committee will consist of the ENGL 0210 Director, three ENGL 0210 teachers, and one student.

Note:  The student's own teacher(s) will not be members of this committee

The ENGL 0210 Appeal Review Committee may decide,

  1. in unsubstantiated cases to, deny the appeal
  2. in well substantiated cases or in exceptional cases, to recommend that the student be allowed to continue in the ENGL 0210

Student Conduct

ELI students are expected to read and abide by the AUC Code of Student Conduct.

Academic Integrity

ELI students are expected to adhere to the AUC Code of Academic Ethics. More information on the types of violations can be found here.

Grievance and Appeal Process for Student Concerns

The ELI student grievance process is as follows:

  1. If you have a classroom or course-related concern, you should first discuss it with the teacher of that course
  2. If you and the teacher cannot resolve the problem, you may bring the matter up with the IEP/0210/AEG director
  3. In case you think that neither the teacher nor the director has addressed your concern, then you may submit a formal, written complaint to the chair of the Department of English Language Instruction (ELI)
  4. In case of a formal, written complaint, the teacher of the course in question has the opportunity to submit a written response within five working days to the ELI department chair
  5. The chair may, at his or her discretion, dismiss a complaint that, in his or her judgment, is lacking in merit
  6. The ELI department chair, together with the program director, will take appropriate steps to resolve the problem and will respond to you and the teacher in writing
  7. A record of your complaint, the teacher’s response and the resolution will be kept in the department’s files
  8. For more information, see the AUC Grievance and Appeal Process for Student Concerns

Appeal Process and Resolution of Student Challenge to Grade

If a student requests that his grade on a secure assessment task be re-checked, the policy is as follows:

  1. The student asks his/her teacher to re-check his/her grade
  2. The teacher expresses the student’s concern to the assessment specialist (AEG: program director) and requests to re-check the student’s answer sheet with the assessment specialist (AEG: program director) to ensure that the grade is accurate
  3. The outcome of the process is either a confirmation that the grade is accurate or a change of grade
  4. This should be done within two days after the results of the assessment task have been announced
  5. The teacher reports back to the student in detail why he or she earned this grade or why there was a change of grade
  6. If the student still cannot accept the grade, he or she goes to the assessment specialist (AEG: program director), accompanied by his or her teacher, to have his or her grade explained to him or her again