The College acknowledges its responsibility to prepare students for academic success. As a means of helping students achieve the necessary skill foundation essential for collegiate work, the President or his/her designee is authorized to adopt procedures for academic assessment and placement.
(Revised and approved by President on 10/8/07)
Policy 1501 - Academic Integrity, Quality, and Rigor
The College is committed to the integrity, quality, and academic rigor of all its courses. The President or his/her designee is authorized to establish procedures for academic integrity, quality, and rigor.
The College is a comprehensive community college. It will offer educational programs for career preparation, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, developmental studies, and a range of extended services to meet the life-long learning needs of its citizens. It is the policy of the College's instructional programs to strive to adhere to the "Barton Governance Manual" as established by the Board of Trustees and those of any accreditation bodies with which it is formally associated.
All credit bearing courses and certificate and degree programs will be developed and regularly reviewed through a process that is lead by the full-time faculty and directed by the Chief Academic Officer. This process will ensure academic integrity, quality and rigor, regardless of starting date, delivery method, or any other factor related to the course and/or program.