Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook.

Draft 2

Date______________

Ms. Lean Happie Bustamante,
EVP, SPCF
Re: Proposed amendments to the student handbook
Dear Ma’am,
Attached are the proposed amendments to the student handbook. If approved,
these shall be called First Amendments. Thank you very much.

Very truly yours,

Christopher Flake

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2. Using any electronic device without prior permission from the instructor or proctor. books. A third offense shall be punished with exclusion. 1 reads: Cheating during examination. 7 under Other Offenses: Plagiarism and other forms of unauthorized or improper reproduction of a copyrighted material in any manner shape. Talking without prior permission from the instructor or proctor. Other Offenses. However. The penalty of zero-rating shall be imposed if committed in a report or term-paper. III. Any other act analogous to the foregoing. 1) p.53: E. I. Looking at another’s paper. or any review material while taking an examination. Item No. 4. OTHER OFFENSES. Draft 2 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE STUDENT HANDBOOK A. test or project Proposal (clarification on cheating): The following rules shall apply to quizzes and major examinations except the final examinations. ON CHEATING (E. V. 5. quiz. item No. Page 2 of 8 . IV. test or project (except during final examination) Failure in the examination. A second offense shall be punished with zero-rating and suspension for ten (10) class-days. 3. Possession of notes. To be added as item No. a repeat of this offense shall be punished with exclusion. or form is strictly prohibited.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. II. Cheating during the final examinations shall be punished with a failing grade for the concerned subject. quiz. The following acts are considered cheating and therefore punishable by zero-rating: 1.

RULES OF DECORUM IN THE CLASSROOM. Before leaving the classroom. C. Exclusion reads: Any student who continues to violate rules despite warning and suspension may be discharged from school. a student who commits a major offense maybe dismissed at the first occurrence. Similarly. Page 3 of 8 . the penalty of disqualification from graduation shall be imposed. Students must pay attention whenever the teacher is lecturing or a student is reporting or reciting. Classrooms and classes must be respected. but changing some of them. Using another person's exact words without including quotation marks and citation. students must ensure that the room is litter-free. Because of the severity of the offense. Do not interrupt. When called to recite. Draft 2 If committed in a thesis. Sleeping in the classroom is prohibited. 4. The following rules shall be observed inside the classrooms: 1. B. Summarizing or paraphrasing another person's words without citation. and d. 3. c. Under the Code of Discipline (p. he cannot be given another chance. the student must stand up before reciting and must remain standing until told otherwise. Anyone wishing to speak must raise his/her hand and wait to be recognized before speaking. or rearranging them. 2. b. 5. Proposed amendment: The second paragraph should read: The penalty of exclusion shall be imposed upon any student who shall commit any of the offenses listed as GRAVE OFFENSE.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. Other acts analogous to the foregoing.49): D. and the tables and chairs are in proper order. The following are acts of plagiarism: a. Using another person's words.

Page 4 of 8 . 25.53): To be added: 24. the settlement must be put in writing. whether it resulted in a criminal prosecution or not. 4. ON DISCIPLINARY MEASURES On Grave offenses (p. If the attempt to settle the dispute amicably failed.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. A copy must also be filed with the Office of Student Discipline (OSD). and regardless of the degree of participation. the complaint shall be filed with the Office of Student Discipline for amicable settlement. If the parties agreed to settle the dispute. Draft 2 D. 3. AND OTHER CONTROVERSIES. This amendment shall form part as the last item under all classifications of offenses. DISPUTES. 26. The commission of any act constituting a crime. E. The Dean or Principal concerned must keep a file of such settlements. disputes. the complaint must be addressed to the Dean concerned or to the Principal. for amicable settlement. Procedure where there is a private offended party: 1. 47): Proposed amendment: RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR THE DISPOSITION OF COMPLAINTS. 2. and other controversies where the defendant is a student: I. the following procedure must be observed: a. ON HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS (p. Where the complainant and the defendant belongs to the same college or department. Any act analogous to the foregoing. Making false accusation or giving false testimony in any proceedings in the school or elsewhere. A written complaint must be filed with the OSD. The following rules shall apply to all complaints. as in the case of the basic education department. Where the complainant and the defendant belongs to different colleges or units. whether committed inside or outside of the campus.

If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. A written complaint must be filed with the OSD. and a student leader. to hear and decide the case. Draft 2 b. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. He or she may present object. The decision of the board of discipline shall be rendered not later than two class-days after the presentation of evidence. During the hearing. The defendant will be served with a notice of hearing with a copy of the complaint attached within two (2) class days from the filing of the complaint. c.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. The decision of the Board of Discipline shall become final and executory after the lapse of two (2) class days from service of the decision and no appeal has been perfected. Page 5 of 8 . Both the complainant and the defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if they so prefer. 2. g. the complainant shall present his case first. II. A Board of Discipline shall be constituted within two (2) class days. f. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. However. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. he may proceed with the presentation of his case. documentary. a faculty member not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. or testimonial evidence. Procedure where the complaint involves a violation of the Code of Conduct and where there is no private offended party and where the penalty imposable does not exceed suspension: 1. Otherwise. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. e. i. The Board of Discipline shall be composed of the Prefect of Student Discipline. d. j. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. k. from date the complaint is filed. h. also not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if so minded. The defendant shall be served with a notice of hearing with a copy of the complaint attached within two (2) class days from the filing of the complaint.

The Board of Discipline shall be constituted within two (2) class days. 4. The Board of Discipline shall be composed of the Prefect of Student Discipline. III. documentary. or testimonial evidence. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. 4. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if so minded. and a student leader. However. a faculty member not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. He or she may present object. 10. 6. 8. such relative or counsel may not speak during the hearing. The Prefect of Student Discipline shall render a decision within two (2) class days from the conclusion of the hearing. The defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if he/she so prefer.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. Otherwise. 5. Both the complainant and the defendant shall have the right to be assisted by a relative or counsel if they so prefer. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. 9. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. 7. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. During the hearing. 5. also not belonging to the college or unit of the parties involved. he may proceed with the presentation of his side. He or she may present object. The defendant will be served with a notice of hearing with a copy of the complaint within two (2) class-days from the filing of the complaint. the complainant shall present his case first. or testimonial evidence. Draft 2 3. the complainant shall present his case first. During the hearing. The defendant shall then cross-examine the evidence presented if Page 6 of 8 . The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. Procedure where the complaint involves a violation of the Code of Conduct and where there is no private offended party and where the penalty imposable includes exclusion: A written complaint must be filed with the OSD. 6. to hear and decide the case. from date the complaint is filed. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. 1. The decision shall become final and executory after the lapse of two (2) class days from service of the decision and no appeal has been perfected. However. 3. documentary. 2.

Otherwise. If the complainant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. he may proceed with the presentation of his case. Ear-piercing and other forms of body piercings and wearing of earrings are prohibited. F. the complaint shall be dismissed with prejudice. The presentation of evidence shall be concluded within one hearing-day only. so minded.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. The decision of the board of discipline shall be rendered not later than two class-days after the presentation of evidence. White polo c. 10. IV. Black leather shoes with socks e. 9. 11. Appeal: The decision of the Prefect or the Board of Discipline may be appealed to the Office of the President within a non-extendible period of two (2) class days. Black wool pants (not tight-fitting) b. Draft 2 7. Plain white undershirt d. he shall be deemed to have waived his right to a hearing. Outlandish hair styles and colors are prohibited g. Page 7 of 8 . White blouse. After which time. Hair must be short and neat-looking f. If the defendant shall fail to appear during the hearing without any valid reason. The decision of the Board of Discipline shall become final and executory after the lapse of two (2) class days from service of the decision and no appeal has been perfected. the decision shall become immutable. Tattoos and other forms of skin-arts may be allowed only if these will be hidden by the school uniform. For Female Students: a. For Male Students: a. ON UNIFORM 1. h. 8. The case shall then be decided based upon evidence on hand. 2.

Closed-toe black leather shoes with 1 inch to 2 inches heels. Skirt must be of the prescribed textile and must be three (3) inches below the knee in length. g. Tight-fitting skirts are not allowed. make-up. f. There is a required work uniform. 3. Page 8 of 8 . c. and b. are prohibited.Proposed amendment to the Student Handbook. Body piercings. c. Outlandish hair fashion. or accessories are prohibited. Draft 2 b. e. Employed students may be excused from wearing the school uniform if the following requisites are complied with: a. Tattoos and other forms of skin-arts may be allowed only if these will be hidden by the school uniform. Business casual is allowed. The uniform is in the nature of corporate or business attire. d. other than the traditional ear-piercings.

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