Purpose:  To define academic dishonesty and outline consequences for students who engage in academic dishonesty. 


  1. Academic Dishonesty - includes misconduct associated with the classroom, laboratory or clinical learning process. Some examples of academic misconduct are cheating and plagiarism.
  2. Cheating - includes, but is not limited to, (a) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests or examinations; (b) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems or carrying out other assignments or (c) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff.
  3. Plagiarism - plagiarism is intellectual theft and includes, but is not limited to, the undocumented use of information—paraphrase or direct quotation—from the published or unpublished work of another person or source; plagiarism also includes using papers/writings from an agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

Applicability:  When a faculty or staff member encounters an incident of academic dishonesty they will submit the Academic Dishonesty Report form to the academic dean responsible for the course, which details the alleged incident, and provides evidentiary documentation. The Dean will determine whether other incidences of academic dishonesty have been reported by requesting such information from the Office of the Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs.  Violations will be tracked in the dean’s office and in the office of the Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs. 

Sanctions: If a violation of the code for academic dishonesty is established by a preponderance of evidence the following sanctions will apply:

  1. For the first violation: the faculty member will impose sanctions which could include, but are not limited to, a written notice to the student, grade adjustment, additional academic assignments, or course failure. The Dean will inform the student in writing of the evidence and sanctions, and will attach a copy of the academic dishonesty policy. The Dean will set a meeting date with the student to discuss the violation.
  2. For the second violation: Failure of the course in which the academic dishonesty occurs.  The Dean will issue a written reprimand which becomes part of the permanent student record.
  3. For the third violation: college expulsion-permanent separation of the student from the college will be imposed upon the approval of the Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs.

Date & Subject of Revisions:   January 22, 2016

Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and residents at a health care or child care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health have a background study conducted by the state. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate in a clinical placement in a Minnesota licensed health care or child care facility. Failure to participate in a clinical placement required by the academic program could result in ineligibility to qualify for a degree in that program.

AASC 1/25/13

Parking Fee: the parking fee will be assessed on a per credit basis with a limit not to exceed the fulltime employee rate. Parking fees are dedicated to the maintenance, improvement and monitoring of SCC parking lots. By statute, neither tuition nor state appropriation dollars may be used for these purposes. This fee is assessed per credit on all credit valued classes.

All persons parking vehicles on property owned, leased or occupied by South Central College will do so at their own risk. No responsibility will be assumed by the College or the State because of loss of property, damage to the vehicle while parked, damage which may be incurred through the process of impounding the vehicle or for any other damage or loss sustained while on a college parking facility.

Parking Regulations:

  1. The speed limit on all campus roadways is 20 mph.
  2. In compliance with MN Statute 169.346, use of handicapped parking stalls is restricted only to those vehicles bearing a state issued handicapped license plate or displaying a state issued certificate.
  3. Violations subject to towing or wheel lock:
    • College employees, seminar participants, and enrolled students parking in visitor area
    • Parking on sidewalks, grass, entries, driveways, or on roadways around the perimeter of the parking lots
      • Diagonal parking
      • Using a stolen permit
      • Parking between 12 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
  4. Faribault Campus Only: The 53 stalls that face the high school (East side of lot) are unavailable for student parking. Students attending overnight conventions and other college activities are asked to notify the Facilities Manager.
  5. North Mankato Campus Only: Students attending overnight conventions and other college activities are asked to use the purple lot. Vehicles parked overnight in any other lot will be towed at the owners expense.

Please Note: Lock your vehicle to prevent theft of your parking permit.

Learn more about SCC Security

Student Parking Waiver Form
Faculty/Staff Parking Waiver Form

AASC 12/16/11

Eye Safety Law: An act requiring all students, Instructors and Visitor's to wear eye protective devises while participating in or directly observing certain Industrial education physics and chemistry laboratory activities and to authorize and provide for the purchase of such devises.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minnesota


Subdivision 1.Requirement to wear eye protective devices.

Every person shall wear industrial quality eye protective devices when participating in, observing or performing any function in connection with, any courses or activities taking place in eye protection areas, as defined in subdivision 3, of any school, college, university or other educational institution in the state.

Subd2.Penalty for failure to wear eye protective devices.

Any student failing to comply with such requirements may be temporarily suspended from participation in said course and the registration of a student for such course may be canceled for willful, flagrant, or repeated failure to observe the above requirements.

Subd.3.Eye protection areas.

Eye protection areas shall include, but not to be limited to, vocational or industrial art shops, science or other school laboratories, or school or institutional facilities in which activities are taking place and materials are being used involving:

(1) hot molten metals;

(2) milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding or stamping of any solid materials; (3) heat treatment, tempering or kiln firing of any metal or other materials;
(4) Gas or electric arc welding;

(5) Repair or servicing of any vehicle or mechanical equipment;

(6) Any other activity or operation Involving work in any area that is potentially hazardous to the eye. Subd.4.Protective-corrective lenses.
Any person desiring protective-corrective lenses instead of the protective devices supplied by the educational institution shall pay for, procure, keep, and use industrial quality eye protective devices.

Subd.5.1ndustrial quality eye protective devices defined.

"Industrial quality eye protective devices," as used in this section, shall mean devices meeting the standards of the
American National Standard Institute, currently identified as Z87.1-1968.

AASC 11/9/12


Purpose:  The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the appropriate use of the incomplete (I) grade.


A student may initiate a request for an incomplete grade in the event that extraordinary circumstance prevents completion of the course. Assignment of the incomplete grade is at the discretion of the instructor. A grade of “I” will count as credits attempted but not completed when calculating a student’s percent of completion for satisfactory academic progress. 

The following criteria must be met before an incomplete grade will be assigned:

  • The student has attended a majority of course meetings and completed a majority of the coursework requirements.
  • The student shall not re-register for the course while completing the remaining work.

Date of Final Approval / Policy Adoption:  April 21, 2017