4.3 - Publication of Policies
The institution makes available to students and the public current academic calendars, grading policies, and refund policies.
Judgment of Compliance
The College certifies compliance.
Cleveland Community College makes available to students and the public current academic calendars (online, printed), grading policies (online, printed), and refund policies (online, printed) in the printed and online Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook (online). Printed copies of the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook are available to students and the public in Student Services and various locations across campus.
The academic calendar located in the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook gives an overview of semester beginning and ending dates as well as holidays. It covers four terms. That page also directs readers to the College’s website to view a detailed semester calendar that includes important information such as registration, advising, and withdrawal dates.
Academic policies, including grading policies, are printed in the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook. Additionally, each faculty member is required to develop and distribute a course syllabus that outlines the specific course grading policy and includes the grading scale and method of evaluation.
The refund policy defines the parameters for issuing refunds. The refund policy is published in the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook as well as the Policies and Procedures Manual. This policy is consistent with the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges Code.