2010 - 2011
“Education for Life”
An Equal Employment
Without Regard to Race, Creed, Sex, National Origin or Disability.
Learning for our students and for ourselves. Diversity. We value and respect each
Service to our community and to each other. Teamwork. We work together and
We help others. encourage collaboration.
Quality in everything we do. We hold ourselves Honesty. We encourage open
to high standards. communication at all levels.
Creativity. We encourage each other to use our Commitment to the goals and mission of
talents and abilities. the college.
Integrity in word and deed. We trust each other
and are trustworthy.
Any person who
perceives he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of any of the
aforementioned criteria may contact either the College’s Title IX Coordinator,
Director of Human Resources at
Questions concerning this policy should be addressed to:
Robie L. McFarland
Senior Director of Student Services
(252) 222-6154 PH
Director of Human Resources
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or
require special accommodations to access College programs or activities should
request such services in advance by calling Mark Johnson, Counselor, at
The Board of Trustees and/or
For the most up-to-date Academic Calendar for 2010-2011, please visit our website: http://www.carteret.edu/AcademicCalendar/.
An approaching storm system can cause a
great deal of confusion and emotional stress for coastal residents as they try
to balance work obligations and prepare for the safety of their families and
personal possessions. In the event the approaching storm system requires
The decision to close the college will rest with the President, or designee, and will be based on the recommendations of the College Storm Team, and will take into account many factors, in particular, the safety of students and employees.
The safety of students and employees is a top priority. The college will work with students to allow for any missed assignments or tests to be completed. All missed class time must be made up with a scheduled make-up time and delivery method to be determined by the course instructor. If employees have personal situations that require them to depart work prior to the college’s official closing, then they are encouraged to do so by contacting their supervisors and taking leave as may be required.
In the event, the college must cancel classes due to weather related circumstances, but remains open for other college business, employees have the option of reporting to work, taking personal leave, or making up the time missed. While we have an obligation to our students, this liberal leave policy is an attempt to accommodate the needs of our employees. All missed class time must be addressed with the delivery time and method documented.
Working as a team, we can cover where we need to and still help our fellow students and employees. Information regarding closing or cancellation of classes will be passed to employees through their respective departments and divisions where possible. Employees can then pass along information directly to students if feasible.
Students also can contact the college’s main telephone number (252) 222-6000 for the latest information 24 hours a day. In the event of closing, a recorded message will be prepared giving as much information as possible. We will also try to post updated closing information on the college website if possible (http://www.carteret.edu), through student e-mail and on BlackBoard. Closing information will also be passed to employees and students via area news media organizations. The following news media organizations will be contacted if the college must close:
(NBC – Washington)
Students auditing classes must satisfy the 10% attendance requirement and attend at least one class meeting on or before, the date representing 10% of the total class hours or the instructor will initiate a Drop Notice and the student will be dropped from the class roster and cannot attend classes. Audit students who satisfy the 10% attendance requirement will have no further attendance requirements to meet.
It is necessary that
Attendance in online (Internet) courses is recorded much the same way as a traditional class, the initial log-in constitutes enrollment in the course and attendance is determined by assignments turned in by the deadlines provided by the instructor. Students must log-in prior to the census date of the class or they will be dropped by the instructor as “never attended.” Students are also required to timely complete 80% of all required coursework (90% for Health Science and College Prep) or they will be dropped for “over cutting.” Hybrid and Web-supported course students MUST meet on the published meeting dates and times as indicated by the instructor. To access Blackboard for internet courses, visit http://blackboard.carteret.edu.
Since the contracting institutions require that students be in attendance on a regularly scheduled basis with a minimum number of absences, the attendance policy for the Health Sciences Division will deviate from that of the other departments within the College. The specific policy for all Health Sciences Division students is as follows: students must attend a minimum of 90% of the total classes, clinical, field work, or practice hours. Absences in excess of 10% will result in the student being automatically withdrawn from the course.
Course numbers 000-099 (College Prep) carry institutional credit only and do not apply toward graduation requirements. Courses numbered 100 or higher are collegiate level courses (Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate).
Diploma, & Certificate
Books & Supplies
The quality point system is used to calculate all student academic standings. Individual instructors or curriculums may deviate from this standard.
Beginning with the summer 2003 semester, a course may be repeated for a higher grade, and the higher grade will replace the original grade in the calculation of the grade point average. The original grade on the transcript will be noted as a repeated course. A request for grade replacement must be submitted in writing to the College Registrar.
Final grades will be posted on the WebAdvisor account of students enrolled at the end of each semester or grading period. To correct/verify your information, please stop by the Admissions Office or change your address online by visiting WebAdvisor and clicking on the Students menu, Academic Profile, My Profile, and Change My Address. Grades and/or Grade Point Averages (GPA) will not be given over the phone.
The testing center hours: Days and hours
vary from semester to semester. Call the
1. Student contacts faculty about missed test.
2. Faculty puts test in Academic Support and fills out registration form.
3. The test will be on file for one (1) week unless Academic Support is notified otherwise by instructor.
4. After one (1) week Academic Support staff will notify faculty and place test in an inactive file.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call Instructor directly or call the Faculty Assistant’s Office
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call Instructor
directly or call the Evening Receptionist at
Under certain circumstances courses may be taken on an independent study basis. The student must contact their Academic Advisor and Curriculum Area Coordinator for details on requesting approval to take a course by independent study. Veteran and veteran dependents must also obtain approval through the VA Certifying Official. The decision to allow independent study will be made by the student’s academic advisor and approved by the division director before the 10% point of the semester.
An Associate degree requires 64-76 semester hours of course work and may be completed in two years with the satisfactory completion of 12-14 semester hours each semester.
A diploma requires 36-48 semester hours and may be completed in one year or less with the satisfactory completion of 12-15 semester hours each semester.
A certificate requires 12-18 semester hours and may be completed in one year or less with the satisfactory completion of 6 - 9 semester hours each semester.
Factors that may increase the length of time for an individual student to complete a program of study include, but are not limited to: (1) taking less than the hours recommended, (2) changing programs of study frequently, (3) dropping, failing, and repeating courses, (4) failing to meet course prerequisites, (5) taking unnecessary or inappropriate courses, (6) transferring from one institution to another, (7) adding a second program of study, (8) delaying selection of program of study, (9) withdrawing from school, and (10) entering the institution with an incomplete or inadequate secondary school background requiring some College Prep or prerequisite courses. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the College’s academic advising system and Student Services to ensure continuous progress towards graduation. Please refer to the General College Catalog for further graduation requirements and requirements for collaborative programs.
Cooperative education and internship courses may not be audited, and may be completed for a grade up to two (2) times only if a passing grade was not achieved the first time and only with written permission of the Curriculum Area Coordinator. Each attempt will be recorded, and all grades will be reflected on the transcript. The highest grade earned for the cooperative education or internship course will be used to calculate a cumulative grade point average. No course may be counted more than once toward graduation.
Any other curriculum course may be completed a total of three times, including audits. Each attempt will be recorded, and all grades will be reflected on the transcript. The highest grade will be used to calculate a cumulative grade point average. No course may be counted more than once toward graduation. If after three attempts a student has not made a passing grade in a course, the student must have the written approval of the curriculum area coordinator, the curriculum area division director, and the Senior Director of Student Services to enroll in the same course a fourth time. If a student wishes to take a previously passed course more than three times for personal benefit, it can be taken as an audit, and that student must pay the actual cost of the course (based on the current rate for self-supporting courses) rather than the tax-subsidized cost and must have the written permission of the curriculum area coordinator, the curriculum area division director, and the Senior Director of Student Services.
Required approvals will be in the form of memorandum initiated by the curriculum area coordinator, approved by signatures as outlined above, and placed in student’s permanent file.
Veterans and financial aid students should be aware that they cannot receive benefits for courses previously passed. Furthermore, transfer students should be advised that receiving institutions do not have consistent policies regarding GPA computation. Admissions personnel will review the transcripts of transfer applicants and may re-compute the GPA to include original grades.
The curriculum area coordinator, the curriculum area division director, the Senior Director of Student Services, and the Vice President for Instruction and Student Support must approve any exceptions to this policy.
WebAdvisor allows students to access online registration, their academic transcript, final grades, program evaluations, test scores, advisor information, current address/phone number/email address, financial aid and account information, and much much more.
to WebAdvisor can be found on the College's main page of the website, http://www.carteret.edu,
on the left hand side. To login to
WebAdvisor, students should enter their first initial, middle initial, and last
name (ex. - John F. Doe would be jfdoe).
The initial password is the last six digits of the student’s provided
social security number. If you encounter
problems, please contact Enrollment Management at
If a student officially withdraws before the 10 percent date of the semester, registration in the course will not appear on the transcript and no grade will be assigned.
student officially withdrawing from a
Students dropped by their instructors due to exceeding the 20 percent provisions of the attendance policy (10 percent in health science programs and college prep courses) will be issued a grade of “UW” (Unofficial Withdrawal). The “UW” grade is punitive and is factored into the grade point average as a grade of “F.”
student officially withdrawing from a
Tuition and Fees (Subject To Change)
The tuition rate is set by the North Carolina General Assembly; fees set by the CCC Board of Trustees; and are subject to change annually.
Resident (less than 16 semester
5605 per semester hour
Non-Resident (less than 16 semester hours)....................................................................$248.50 per semester hour
Resident (16 semester hours or more)...................................................................................$ 904.00 per semester
Non-Resident (16 semester hours or more).........................................................................$3,976.00 per semester
Accident Insurance (all students) .........................................................................................$ 1.25 per semester
Liability Insurance (Selective Programs) ..............................................................................$11.00 per semester
Below are examples (contact the
Office of Administrative Services for more information
Associate Degree in Nursing
Emergency Medical Science
Student Activity Fees:
Full-time (12 semester hours or more)................................................................$
14.00 per semester
Part-time (less than 12 semester hours)..............................................................$ 10.00 per semester
Summer Term - Only..........................................................................................$ 4.00 per semester
Technology Fees (all students):
Part-time ......................................................................................................................$ 8.00
Cap, Gown, and Tassel ................................................................................................$ 25.00
Extra Tassel...................................................................................................................$ 8.00
Backdated degree, diploma, certificate (if available)……...........................................$ 30.00
For the most tuition payment and refund policy, please visit our website: http://www.carteret.edu/Admission/?tuition.
Dr. Kerry Youngblood, President
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 127-G
Dr. Fran Emory, Vice President for Instruction and Student Support
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 127-F
(252)222-6145, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Hill, Director of Student Success
Academic Advising and Counseling Center (ACC)
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 119
(252) 222-6153, e-mail: email@example.com
Bobbie Rouse, Counselor
Academic Advising and Counseling Center (ACC)
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 119
(252) 222-6177, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Johnson, Counselor
Academic Advising and Counseling Center (ACC)
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 119
(252) 222-6148, e-mail: email@example.com
The College provides free counseling services and assistance that may help you to reach your educational goals. The College counselors are located in the Academic Advising and Counseling Center in the McGee Building, and they are available to help you with:
*First Semester Student Orientation/Assistance
*Information and Support
*Enrollment and Readmission
Robie L. McFarland, Senior Director
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 135
(252) 222-6021 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Services exists to provide the necessary support services to students and to other College departments that are needed to enable our students to reach their educational and career goals. These services include admissions, counseling, financial aid, registration, and student activities.
Patrick Keough, Director of Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning
Center for Marine and Science Technologies (CMAST), Room 421
Pre-Ah Hill, Instructional Technologist
Center for Marine and Science Technologies (CMAST), Room 421
Mark Johnson, Counselor
Academic Advising and Counseling Center (ACC)
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 119
Beth Belcher, Dir. of Student Support Services
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 232
The rights of students with disabilities
are protected under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (
The College will treat data on people with disabilities with confidentiality in accordance with data privacy laws and established College regulations. No information will be collected for administrative purposes except information that is essential for program development, implementation, determination of reasonable accommodation, or as required by law or regulations.
Under the provisions of Section 504,
· Make pre-admission inquiries as to whether an applicant has a disability
· Exclude an otherwise qualified student with a disability from any course of study
· Provide less financial assistance to students with disabilities than is provided to other students, or limit eligibility for scholarships on the basis of disability
· Counsel students with disabilities into more restrictive career paths based solely on their disability
· Measure student achievement using modes that adversely discriminate against a student with a disability
· Establish rules and policies that have the effect of limiting participation of students with disabilities in educational programs or activities
Students with disabilities at
· Equal access to courses, programs, jobs, services and activities offered through the college
· Equal opportunity to work, learn, and to receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services
· Self-determination about who will receive student released disability-related materials and information within and outside the college
· Confidentiality of information regarding the disability as applicable laws allow
· Availability of information in accessible formats
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
· Self-identify as a student with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary in a timely fashion
· Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, and activities
· Demonstrate and/or provide documentation (from an appropriate professional) that details current disability status, and how the disability limits participation in courses, programs, services, and activities
· Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/ or auxiliary aids and services
· Self-identify and request accommodations as soon as possible because some accommodations require extra time to provide
· Attend classes and follow instructions provided in the class syllabus concerning absences, emergency needs, or other information specific to class
· If possible, inform instructor ahead of time of any absences
· Contact other outside agencies for possible eligibility for additional services
personal attendants if needed, whether paid for by an agency or family
(colleges are not required under
· Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/ or auxiliary aids and services
· Identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills, knowledge, requirements, and standards for courses, programs, services, and activities, and to evaluate students on this basis
· Request and receive, through the special needs counselor, current documentation that supports requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services
· Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted, or if the individual fails to provide appropriate documentation
· Select among equally effective accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services
· Refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid and service that impose a fundamental alteration of a college program/activity or undue financial burden
· Provide information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request
· Ensure that courses, programs, services, and activities when viewed in their entirety, are available in the most integrated and appropriate settings
· Evaluate students on their abilities and not their disabilities
· Provide or arrange for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services for the known limitations of otherwise qualified students with disabilities in courses, programs, services, and activities
· Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication except where permitted or required by law or when the student requests that such information is shared
· Maintain academic standards by providing accommodations without compromising the content, quality, or level of instruction
Appropriate accommodations provide equal access to participation in programs or courses. Generally, an accommodation that fundamentally alters a program, or exempts a student from a core requirement of the program is not considered appropriate. For instance, a student with a weight lifting limitation may not be eligible for a lifting exemption in a curriculum like Early Childhood where day care workers by State law must be able to lift 25 pounds. Or, a student may not receive an exemption to the attendance requirement in a program like Cosmetology where earning a State license depends on the number of hours spent in class.
The accommodation process begins when a student identifies himself or herself as an individual with a disability and asks for assistance.
Procedure for requesting Accommodation:
· Student must self-identify with the special needs counselor and submit appropriate documentation of disability and request for reasonable accommodation. Student will complete the Request for Accommodation and the Consent for Release of Confidential Information forms with assistance from the special needs counselor.
· The special needs counselor will review the request, in consultation with the Division Director of Student Support Services, to determine eligibility for, and appropriateness of, the requested accommodation (Note: These individuals may request clarification, additional information or advice from the professional providing the documentation, or other faculty and staff, as needed.)
· The student will be notified, in writing, of the decision of the Special Needs Counselor within ten business days from the submission of the disability documentation and request for accommodation.
· If the request is approved, the student will meet with the College Prep advisor division director to review the approved accommodation and complete the notification forms for the faculty/staff who will be providing the accommodation. (Note: Accommodation notification forms need to be completed at the beginning of each semester.)
· If the request is denied, the student may appeal the decision using the grievance procedure outlined below. Requests may be denied because the documentation is incomplete, does not support a designation as disabled, or is not appropriate to the requested accommodation. The request may also be denied because accommodation would result in an undue financial or programmatic burden for the college.
I. Purpose: If a
Grievances may be initiated by any
The complaint, grievance, and appeals process, as outlined below, provides information for filing an informal complaint, a grievance, or an appeal associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Upon request from any student, the special needs counselor will provide guidance about the appropriate process for redress of a particular complaint.
A grievance, which is found to be intentionally dishonest or that willfully disregards the truth, is a violation of the Carteret Community College Student Code of Conduct, Item #6, Dishonesty. Students violating this code will be subject to disciplinary action.
The College prohibits retaliation against any student for filing a grievance under this process. Any retaliation directed to the complainant as a result of the filing of a grievance under this process is against State and federal laws and Carteret Community College Policy.
II. Informal Resolution: The informal resolution process is designed to create a mutual understanding of the situation and, if possible, to resolve the differences in an informal and cooperative manner.
Step 1: It is encouraged, but not required, that the student who has a complaint with a member of the college community first attempt to resolve the matter by meeting with that person. The purpose of the meeting is to reach a mutual understanding of the student’s situation and the College member’s actions.
Step 2: If the consultation with the member of the College is not satisfactory, or if it is impractical to consult with that person, the student should seek the assistance of the special needs counselor [within five (5) business days of the meeting with the College member.] The purpose of this interaction is for the counselor to attempt to work with both parties to reach a resolution to the conflict. If no resolution is achieved, the student may proceed to the formal resolution process.
If an informal resolution is not chosen or is unsuccessful or if the grievance relates to a denial of reasonable accommodations issued by the special needs counselor, the student may file a formal grievance by sending a written complaint to the Senior Director of Student Services. The student must file this within five (5) business days of meeting with the special needs counselor or the failure of informal resolution or, if the special needs office is the object of the complaint, within ten (10) business days from the date the written notice as evidence of the denial of accommodation was mailed.
All complaints must be in writing and signed by the student. The grievance must:
1. Name the person(s) against whom the grievance is filed and indicate their responsibility in the action;
Contain a clear and concise statement of the complaint;
3. State how the action is discriminatory or the decision unreasonable if it is a denial of accommodation; and
4. State the requested remedy.
The Senior Director of Student Services may review the complaint or forward the complaint to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support, if deemed necessary.
The Vice President may review the complaint or appoint a fact-finding panel to do so. The Senior Director of Student Services will inform the student and the College member against whom the complaint is made that a grievance has been received and inform them of the grievance process.
If chosen, the fact-finding panel may consist of a division director, one or more staff members, and one
Student Government Association (SGA) appointed student. A decision of the panel will be considered a decision of the Vice President. Panel members should have no personal interest in the outcome of the process.
The panel members, parties, and all persons involved in the grievance process are expected to maintain strict confidentiality regarding the grievance and all stages of this process. State and federal laws govern the privacy rights of students and employees.
The fact-finding panel must be appointed within five (5) business days and must convene within ten (10) business days of receipt of the complaint. The Vice President (or designee) shall convene the panel and provide them with the written complaint and all supporting documents provided by both parties. The Vice President (or designee) will be responsible for facilitating the work of the panel and proceed in a timely manner.
IV. The Decision: After reviewing a student grievance, the Director, Vice President, or panel shall recommend that the decision shall be upheld, reversed, or some other relief be given, based on a preponderance of the evidence presented. The Director or Vice President shall provide a written report to the grievant. The report should include a summary of the proceedings. The grievant may review, upon request, recommendations, a copy of all correspondence with the parties, all evidence submitted to the panel, and anything else considered by the panel in reaching its recommendation.
V. The Appeal: The student who filed the initial grievance may appeal the decision to the President of the College within ten (10) working days of the date the written decision is sent to the student. The President’s decision shall be final with regard to the College’s review process.
A. At the conclusion of the President’s review in Part V, if the denial of accommodation has been upheld or the College employee’s action otherwise sustained; the complainant will be informed where to get information about procedures to file grievances with the appropriate governmental agency.
B. Nothing in the procedure should be construed to
impede or prohibit a timely filing of an
Students with grievances or
complaints against the College based upon violations of Section 504 or the
Beth Belcher, Director
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 232
The Student Support Services & CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) TRIO programs are federally funded to provide grants of higher education for projects offering support services to low-income, first generation or disabled college students. The goal of Student Support Services is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. All services for disabled students are coordinated through Student Support Services (TRiO) Director in conjunction with the Academic Disabilities Committee. Services funded under this program are:
· Tutorial services
· Academic, financial, and/or personal counseling
· Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions, graduate, and/or prof. programs
· TRIO Student Loan Programs: textbooks, laptop & desktop computers, calculators, tape recorders, etc...
· Direct financial assistance (grant aid) and childcare funds to current TRiO participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grant
· Stressed Student Options: Yoga sessions and Pizza Lunch
· Support Group
· And many more...
Kimberly Johnson, Coordinator
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 102
In the testing center, various tests are
administered including placement tests, make-up tests for curriculum students,
and exams for some distance learning classes. Proctoring services are provided
for students taking courses at other colleges or universities. For more
Hours of operation (Hours are subject to change)
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
(Closed Friday and Saturday during summer term)
Rick Hill, Director of Student Success
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 119
(252) 222-6060, e-mail: email@example.com
Academic Advising and Counseling Center (ACC) provides comprehensive career and academic guidance; ACC staff can assist students in all aspects of the academic and career development process. After taking the placement tests, first semester students are required to meet with ACC staff to discuss academic goals and to select first semester courses. The selection of a major or program of study is an important decision, and the ACC center offers the information and support needed for students to select the right major.
For those students wishing to transfer to a four-year university or college, the ACC staff maintains transfer admissions, contact information, and hosts four-year institutions on campus once a year. In addition, the ACC staff continues to work with and advise those students seeking admission to one of the College's health science programs.
Many students are undecided about their career goals or wish to be more confident in their career decision. The ACC can provide students with labor market data such as average salaries, expected demand, and geographic availability; and can assist students with gaining a better understanding of their interests, abilities, and values. With a solid understanding of themselves and the world of work, students with the assistance of ACC staff, can form a clear pathway to reaching their goals.
The Academic Advising and Counseling Center is located in room 119 of the H. J. McGee, Jr. Building. Services are available by appointment. Please call the ACC at (252) 222-6060, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an appointment. Services are available free of charge.
Elizabeth Baker, Director
Michael J. Smith Learning Resources Center, second floor
Visit us online at http://www.carteret.edu/library
The college library is
located on the second floor of the
The library provides books (print and electronic), newspapers, magazines, audio books and films. Both desktop computers and laptops are available for Internet access, e-mail, research, and word processing, as well online searching of the catalog and a wide variety of electronic databases. The library offers a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The friendly staff is readily available to assist students with their information and technology needs.
Hours of operation (Hours Subject to Change)
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday
(Closed Friday and Saturday during summer term)
Sharon Mills, Director
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST)
Building, Room 407
Phillip “Skip” Kemp, Curriculum Area Coord.
Robert B. Howard “Aquaculture” Building
Sharon Mills, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST), Building, Room 407
Jason Smith, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Meg Rawls, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST), Building,
(252) 222-6385, e-mail: email@example.com
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST),
Building Room 411
(252) 222-6385, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Rawls, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST),
Building Room 409
(252) 222-6386, e-mail: email@example.com
Doree Evans, Curriculum Area Coordinator
H. J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 201-B
(252) 222-6282, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
H. J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 238
(252) 222-6063, e-mail: email@example.com
H. J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 201-C
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 237
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST)
Building, Room 425
(252) 222-6287, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Marine Science & Tech. (CMAST),
Building, Room 417
Lela McClanahan, Curr. Area Coordinator
Building, Room 3212
Building, Room 3212
Jennifer Eyl, Curriculum Area Coordinator
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 243
H. J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 242
(252) 222-6109, e-mail: email@example.com
Cathy Crowell, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Building, Room 3205
Building, Room 3228
Dr. Bob Tyndall
Center for Marine Science & Tech.
Building Room 419
Heather Hebert, Curriculum Are Coordinator
Center for Marine Science &Tech.(CMAST),
HJ McGee, Jr Building, Room 236
Center for Marine Science & Tech(CMAST)
Mary Walton, Director
Buddy Miller, Curriculum Area Coordinator
(252)222-6288, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Edwards, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Lynn Judy, Curriculum Area Coordinator
(252) 222-6166, e-mail:
Shanna Brophy-Olmstead, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Deana Steed, Curriculum Area Coordinator
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 254
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 250
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 256
Deana Steed, Curriculum Area Coordinator
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 254
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 217
Laurie Freshwater, Director
Cynthia Yount, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Wayne West. Building, Room W343
VACANT, Curriculum Area Coordinator
(252) 222-6082, e-mail:
Vonda Godette, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Cynthia Yount, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Wayne West Building, Room W306
(252) 222-XXXX, e-mail: email@example.com
Elaine Fuge, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Trisha Miller, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Tim Reischman, Curriculum Area Coordinator
H.J. McGee Jr. Building, Room 263
(252) 222-6189, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan McIntyre, Director
Joe Rufra, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Bryan Gray, Curriculum Area Coordinator
(252) 222-278, e-mail: email@example.com
William “Wic” Southern, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Thom O’Mara, Curriculum Area Coordinator
David Eastwood, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Catherine Lassiter, Curriculum Area Coordinator
Susan McIntyre, Director
General Information, 222-6218 Mark Johnson, Counselor, 222-6148
Kimberly Johnson, Coordinator, 222-6195 Joseph Croom, Admission Officer, 222-6155
Joseph Croom, Admissions Officer, 222-6155 General Information, 222-6213
Kristen Holley, Admissions Office Tech., 222-6154 Reference Desk, 222-6247
Elizabeth Baker, Director,
Bookstore: Placement Testing
General Information, 222-6252 Academic Support Center, 222-6218
Jennifer Strickland, Manager, 222-6254 Academic Advising & Counseling Center, 222-6060
Academic Advising & Counseling Center (ACC): Registrar’s Office:
General Information, 222-6060 Tammi Coble, Registrar, 222-6081
Bobbe Rouse, Counselor, 222-6177 Eric Slaughter, Asst. Registrar, 222-6152
Mark Johnson, Counselor, 222-6148
Rick Hill, Dir. Student Success, 222-6153
Childcare Grant: Security:
Lori Wrenn, Financial Aid Coordinator, 222-6147 On-Duty Officer, 222-6188
College Receptionist, 222-6000
Rufra, Director of Security,
College Transfer: Student Activities:
Mark Johnson, Counselor, 222-6148 Gabriel Raynor, Student Activities Coord., 222-6253
Sharon Mills, Arts & Sciences Div. Dir., 222-6233 Breakwater (Student Newspaper), 222-6258
Student Government Association, 222-6269
Computer Lab: Students with Disabilities:
General Information, 222-6223 Mark Johnson, Counselor, 222-6148
T.J. Williams, Lab Manager, 222-6223 Beth Belcher, Dir. of
Student Support Srvcs.,
Cosmetology: Student Support Services (TRiO):
Front Desk, 222-6104 Beth Belcher, Director of Student Support Services, 222-6239
Deana Steed, Curriculum Area Coord., 222-6185 VACANT, Intake Counselor, 222-6021
Soule, Staff Assistant,
Counselors: Transcript Evaluation:
Mark Johnson, 222-6148 Tammi Coble, Registrar, 222-6081
Bobbie Rouse, 222-6177 Eric Slaughter, Asst. Registrar, 222-6152
Rick Hill, Dir. of Student Success, 222-6153
Dual Enrollment: Transcript Request (Curriculum/College):
Rick Hill, Dir. of Student Success, 222-6153 Tanya Farrar, College Receptionist, 222-6215
Libby Steadham, Sec. Schools Liaison, 222-6070 Tammi Coble, Assistant Registrar, 222-6081
Joseph Croom, Admissions Officer,
Financial Aid: Veterans’ Administration (VA):
Brenda Long, Financial Aid Officer, 222-6151 Brenda Long, Financial Aid Officer
Lori Wrenn, Financial Aid Coordinator, 222-6147 & VA Certifying Official, 222-6151
Roce Frazier, Financial Aid Asst., 222-6297
Health Science Programs:
Joseph Croom, Admissions Officer,
Motorized and non-motorized vehicles licensed for on-road use are
limited to campus roadways and designated parking areas. Motorized off-road vehicles are not permitted
on College property. Non-motorized
vehicles including, but not limited to, roller skates, roller blades, scooters,
and skateboards are permitted under the following conditions: 1) Their use is limited to transporting the
operator from one location to another; 2) They are operated on roadways and sidewalks
in a safe manner; 3) Operators yield to pedestrian and motorized vehicles
allowing them the right-of-way; and 4) Their operation does not promote damage
to or damage College property in any way.
Parking stickers ARE REQUIRED for students, and may be obtained
in the Office of Student Activities, in the
A driver may park in any lined parking space on campus so long as it is not a reserved parking space. Reserved parking spaces include those marked reserved for: (1) handicapped, (2) staff parking, (3) or any other space clearly marked as a reserved space. General Parking for students, visitors, and the general public are not designated.
If a vehicle is mis-parked, a ticket will be issued. Cost of each ticket issued for a non-towing offense will be $5.
A vehicle is subject to being ticketed (a $15 ticket) and being immediately towed at the driver’s expense for one of the following offenses:
1. Parking in driveways or walkways.
2. Parking in roadways or fire lanes.
3. Taking up two parking spaces by a vehicle whose size should be accommodated by one space.
4. Parking near roadway easements.
5. Parking on the campus’ grounds (example: drive over the curb onto a grasses area).
6. Any offense that blocks traffic, or might be potentially dangerous to other persons.
7. Parking on campus when college is in session after parking privileges have been suspended.
8. Blatant disregard of driving or parking regulations (example: a person is verbally warned not to park in a certain area by the enforcement officer. The enforcement officer in making his/her rounds half an hour later recognizes that the offender parked there anyway).
Parking will be enforced only during the weekday (M-F) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Generally, parking is not enforced on either holidays or weekends or outside the times mentioned above. However, on special occasions enforcement may be necessary during these hours as well. If this should occur, ample notice will be given or campus security will be available to direct traffic or give special instruction.
Fines must be paid at the College’s Business Office within 14 calendar days after the ticket was issued. If the time is exceeded without the ticket being paid, and the offender is a student, this will result in suspension of parking privileges until paid, and could also result in the withholding of student records, grades, transcripts, registration, or other official records.
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
**Hours of Operation are subject to
change without notice.
**The lab is closed on all school holidays and semester breaks.
**Hours of Operation are subject to change during the Summer Term.
The Academic Computer Lab is available to currently enrolled students
only. The lab provides computer technology (both hardware and
software), technological support, limited tutoring, and proctoring of computer
based exams for students attending
Students and employees of the College who may be infected with a reportable communicable disease as defined by the North Carolina Commission for Health Services will not be excluded from enrollment, employment, or restricted in their access to College services or facilities, unless medically based judgments in individual cases establish that exclusion or restriction is necessary for the welfare of the individual, other members of the institutional community, or others associated with the institution through clinical, cooperative, intern, or other such experiences, involving the general public.
Persons who know, or have reasonable basis for believing, that they are infected are expected to seek expert advice about their health circumstances and are obligated, ethically and legally, to conduct themselves responsibly in accordance with such knowledge, for the protection of others.
Persons who know that they are infected are urged to share that information with their division director or academic advisor so the College can assist in the appropriate response to their health and educational needs. Such information will be disclosed only to responsible institutional officials on a strictly limited, need-to know basis, unless the individual consents, in writing, to other releases of the information. The College is obligated by law to disclose to public health officials information about all confirmed cases of reportable communicable diseases.
Students are expected to dress appropriately for all occasions. Shoes must be worn at all times.
The College’s “Lost and Found” depository is located in the
Enrollment Management department located in the
Each building has an emergency evacuation plan with all emergency routes from each of the various rooms in the facility specified on the plan. Copies of each plan are posted in each classroom and on each bulletin board of the facility to which the particular plan applies. The elevators are not to be used in drills or real emergencies where the building must be evacuated quickly.
After the buildings have been evacuated, each individual should stand at least one hundred feet away from the particular building and should not enter the building again until all danger (or the drill) is over. College staff and faculty should become familiar with proper escape routes from each building and lead students and guests from the building during either a drill or real emergency.
All students who are currently enrolled or who have graduated from a program of study at the College and wish to transfer to another program of study must fill out a “Change of Program of Study” form for the new program of study. Admission requirements for the new program of study must be fulfilled as stated in the catalog. Veteran and veteran dependents must notify the VA certifying official.
It is the responsibility of all students to notify the Enrollment Management Office of any change of name, address, e-mail address and/or telephone number immediately after the change occurs. If you change your name due to marriage, divorce, or court decree a copy of the following must accompany a name change: marriage certificate, court/divorce decree, driver's license, or social security card. This information is vital for the accurate mailing of information and for the relaying of emergency messages. You may change your information in WebAdvisor by clicking on the Students menu, Academic Profile, My Profile, and Change My Address.
Internally dial ZERO (0) or from an outside line call (252) 222-6000, and when you reach the College again dial ZERO. You should reach the College Receptionist during normal college operating hours. Inform the receptionist you need to speak to College Security and give the receptionist the extension (internal), or the phone number (external) from where you are calling. Also, tell the receptionist a brief summary of why you need security and where the incident/situation is occurring. In addition, tell the receptionist where security can find you when they respond. The receptionist will relay this information to the security officer directly OR try to connect you by phone to the officer.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does the College furnish its own security?
2. How does the security officer function
There is at least one security officer on duty during the peak hours of college operations. You may find additional officers on duty whenever there are special occasions occurring on campus.
3. Are the security officers armed and do they have arrest authority?
No, the College’s security officers are not armed. Security officers do not have the right of arrest; and in situations where such action should be taken, the security officer or a College official calls the Morehead City Police Department for a police officer to make an actual arrest.
there been any serious criminal incidents on campus during the history of
have been no incidents of a serious nature to occur on
type of activities that are not reportable have occurred on
Generally, the type of disagreeable activities that have
occurred on campus is when people have not left their valuables secured. A purse
or school books left unattended or an automobile left unlocked have invited
some theft. Fortunately, even this activity is infrequent which speaks highly
of the caliber of person that visits
6. Are the security officers required to give reports of their patrols?
Each officer on duty must fill out an activity report and incident log that includes all incidents that occurred during the officer’s patrol. This information is available to College officials and other individuals upon request.
7. How often during the night time hours is the campus patrolled by security officers?
Officers are asked to make a tour of all parts of the campus, including parking lots, every two hours, or more often as needed.
8. Are other college employees required to make security reports?
Only if an employee is involved in an incident are they required to make a written statement. Generally, this is taken down in writing by the security officers as a part of the officer’s written report.
9. Why are there inmates on campus?
Inmates from the Newport Correctional Facility may be seen on campus doing grounds keeping and other activities. The inmates are selected to participate in this work program and are closely supervised. They are instructed to have no direct contact with students. Any violations of this policy should be reported to a College employee.
10. What are students told concerning their security while on the college campus?
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Report brochures are centrally located and available for those interested in campus security. Within the General College Catalog the following Security and Safety statement is published:
“The College complies with the Federal
Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. This law requires the
College to publish annually a report on campus crime for the previous year and
how crime has affected
Motor Vehicle Theft
Arrests on Campus for:
Liquor Law Violations
Drug Abuse Violations
The College is responsible for providing a safe, clean environment in which to learn. Although College students are adults and have the right to make certain personal choices, tobacco smoke has been proven to have harmful effects on non-smokers who are exposed to it. Therefore, those who choose to smoke tobacco products while attending Carteret Community College should do so in places that have the least possible exposure to non-smokers.
There shall be no smoking within any building owned or operated by the College, regardless of whether the building is leased to another entity or agency. Smoking outside of buildings will be allowed only in areas specifically designated as a smoking area. Designated smoking areas shall be clearly identified, so non-smokers can avoid these areas if they choose. Any area not specifically designated as a smoking area is a non-smoking area, and anyone smoking in these areas shall be in violation of this policy. Smokers may smoke within their own vehicles while on college property, but not in parking lots outside of their vehicles. No tobacco waste is to be deposited anywhere on college property except in receptacles designed for that purpose.
Designated smoking areas shall have adequate receptacles for tobacco waste, and patrons are expected to use them judiciously. The College shall have the right to change or eliminate designated smoking areas without notice.
Speed Limit: The speed limit campus wide is 8 miles per hour.
New and returning students who wish to obtain a CCC Student I.D. Card may do so by stopping by the Office of Student activities, Bryant Student Center Room 3114. The first CCC Student I.D. Card is provided free of charge. If for any reason a new CCC Student I.D. Card is needed (lost, stolen, damaged, change of program, etc...), the student will be charged a fee of $5. It is recommended that you keep your CCC Student I.D. Card with you at all times to be used as a means of identification.
Since the College does not have access to an intercom system or a messenger service, staff members will not deliver a message to a student unless it is determined to be an emergency. Individuals who call must state the nature of the emergency.
Visitors are welcome on the College campus. Visitors needing information about College
programs and services should report to the Campus Information Desk located in
the lobby of the
There are times when visitors or students must bring children to campus. Children must be attended at all times while on campus by the responsible adult. Children, like all individuals not registered for a class, are not allowed in classroom or instructional areas. Should a child's behavior be deemed disruptive to the educational process, the child and accompanying adult will be required to leave campus.
All students are expected to display the qualities of courtesy,
respect, and integrity that characterize the mature individuals and to abide by
the rules and regulations established by
RULE 1. Disruption of the College
A Student shall not by use of violence, force, noise, coercion, threats, intimidation, fear, passive resistance, electronic device, or any other conduct cause the disruption or obstruction of any lawful mission, process, or function of the College.
RULE 2. Damage, Destruction, or Theft of College or Private Property
A student shall not intentionally cause or attempt to cause damage to College or private property, and a student shall not steal or attempt to steal College or private property:
RULE 3. Physical and Verbal Abuse of a College Employee, Student, or Other Person not Employed by the College
A student shall not intentionally harass, verbally abuse, do bodily harm, or engage in any conduct that causes emotional distress by placing a person in reasonable fear of bodily injury.
RULE 4. Weapons and Dangerous Instruments
A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon.
This rule does not apply to normal school supplies such as a pencil or a compass, but it does cover all dangerous objects that have no reasonable use related to approved College activities.
This does not apply to any law enforcement officer who is required by law or regulation to carry a firearm while in uniform or in the course of his or her duties.
This rule does not apply to Criminal Justice Technology or Basic Law Enforcement Training students when firearms and dangerous instruments are essential training aids to the approved course being instructed by qualified instructor.
RULE 5. Narcotics, Alcoholic Beverages, and Stimulant Drugs
A student shall not knowingly possess, use, manufacture, sell and/or deliver, or be under the influence of any class of drugs including, but not limited to, controlled substances, inhalants, alcoholic beverages, or intoxicants of any kind.
A student shall not knowingly possess an instrument of drug paraphernalia for the purpose of ingesting a controlled substance. A student shall not knowingly create, sell, or possess with the intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance.
For more information on the College’s philosophy on drug and alcohol abuse, see the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Section of the Student Handbook.
RULE 6. Dishonesty
A student shall not engage in dishonest conduct of any kind including, but not limited to forgery, cheating, plagiarism, making false statements, providing false information on college documents, or altering college documents.
Academic honesty is of particular concern, and
Academic Integrity and the Honor Code at
During the 2000-2001 school years, the faculty of the College
examined the issue of an honor code for our College. This was not intended as a
means to model Carteret CC after large universities. Many community colleges
have honor codes. Nor was it meant to imply that we mistrust our students or
feel that we have a problem with “cheating”. Rather, we felt that an honor code
was crucial to recognizing that post-secondary institutions have a
responsibility to educate their students beyond the material in the textbooks.
As William Taylor of Oakton CC in
“Academic Integrity”* is a difficult topic to define since its meaning will change depending on the context. Loosely defined, it is the respect shown, through actions, for the process of education. Many students come to college without a clear understanding of their responsibilities towards their education. They may be unaware that they will be required to master more than just the course subject matter. As they leave Carteret CC, they may encounter strong and rigid honor codes at larger universities. Or, they may join a professional society and be expected to adhere to a code of ethics specific to their field. Clearly, we must help our students prepare to shoulder these larger responsibilities.
In an effort to maximize our students’ positive college
experience, we have developed this honor code. The goals of the honor code as
implemented here at Carteret CC are to: 1) recognize that academic integrity is
a core value of
“By my signature, I pledge that I will neither give, receive, nor support inappropriate, dishonest or illegal assistance while participating in the activities associated with this class.”
seeking additional information and resources about Academic Integrity are
directed to: The Center for Academic Integrity at
RULE 7. Repeated Non-Compliance
A student shall not repeatedly fail to comply with directions of faculty members or other authorized college personnel during any period of time when under the authority of college personnel.
RULE 8. Unlawful Harassment
Students and college employees shall not engage in conduct that falls under the definitions of harassment and/or inappropriate behavior cited below:
Unlawful Harassment is unwelcome or unsolicited speech or conduct based upon race, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, color, or handicap condition as defined by G.S. 168A-3 that creates a hostile work environment or learning environment or circumstances involving quid pro quo.
Hostile Work or Learning Environment is one that both a reasonable person would find hostile or abusive and one that the particular person who is the object of the harassment perceives to be hostile or abusive. Hostile environment is determined by looking at all of the circumstances, including the frequency of the harassing conduct, its severity, whether it is physically threatening or humiliating, and whether it unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance, or with a student’s academic performance and/or full enjoyment of college programs or services.
Quid Pro Quo harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or a student’s academic performance, or (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual.
Examples of sexual harassment may include all activities that attempt to extort sexual favors, inappropriate touching, suggestive comments, and public display (including on or via computers) of pornographic or suggestive calendars, posters, or signs.
Consensual Relations — Sexual Harassment does not include personal compliments welcomed by the recipient, or social interaction or relationships freely entered into by participants. However, the College strongly discourages romantic and sexual relationships between faculty and student or between supervisor and employee even when such relationships appear, or are believed to be, consensual. The lines of power and authority that exist between the parties may undermine freedom of choice. If a charge is made by a party in a consensual relationship, the College will treat the charge the same as any other charge.
Retaliation is adverse treatment that occurs because of opposition to unlawful harassment. Retaliation by any employee of the College against a student or an employee for responsibly using the policy and its procedures is grounds for appropriate disciplinary action.
In determining whether conduct constitutes unlawful harassment, the record as a whole will be considered as well as the totality of the circumstances, such as the nature of the alleged conduct and the context in which it occurred. Any employee found to be in violation of this policy will be disciplined in accordance with the Due Process and Discipline portions of the Carteret Community College Policy & Procedures Manual. Any student found to be in violation of this policy (Rule 8) will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Conduct Disciplinary Action Policy portion in the General College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Each office and person involved in advising a grievant on sources of assistance must avoid comments that might dissuade victims from pursuing their rights or constitute threats of reprisal. Such behavior in itself is discriminatory and is a violation of the policy. The grievant has the right to bypass any step in this procedure involving review of or decisions by the alleged harasser. A grievant has a concurrent right to appeal to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Failure to substantiate a complaint is not equivalent to a false allegation. However, a false allegation brought forth with malicious intent or without regard for truth will subject the complainant to disciplinary action.
Grievance Officers Designated
With respect to unlawful workplace harassment alleged to have been experienced by faculty or staff members, or by job applicants, the Director of Human Resources is the designated grievance officer with responsibility for processing such grievances in accordance with procedures set forth in the Unlawful Harassment Procedures of the College Policy & Procedures Manual. With respect to unlawful harassment alleged to have been experienced by students, the Senior Director of Student Services is the designated grievance officer with responsibility for processing unlawful harassment grievances in accordance with procedures set forth in the College Catalog.
If the grievance officer is unable to serve because of personal involvement in the allegations giving rise to the grievance, the President, or President’s designee, shall appoint a substitute grievance officer.
RULE 9. Stalking
Students (as well as employees) shall not engage in conduct which constitutes stalking as defined by the N.C. General Statutes Section 14-277.3.
RULE 10. Policy on Unsafe Health Science Student Practices
The Health Sciences faculty of
The faculty member who determines that a student cannot function at a safe level in clinical practice will notify the student to leave the area immediately. The faculty member will then notify the Curriculum Area Coordinator, who in turn will notify the Division Director of Health Sciences and the Senior Director of Student Services within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident. The faculty member, the Curriculum Area Coordinator, the Division Director of Health Sciences, and the Senior Director of Student Services or his/her designee will meet to discuss the situation and to determine the appropriate action. The involved student is afforded the opportunity to meet with these individuals to state his/her position. During the period of investigation, the student will not participate in any clinical experience, but may be allowed to attend classroom sessions. The student has the right to appeal the decision involving disciplinary action according to the Procedures for Disciplinary Action as described in the Carteret Community General College Catalog and the Student Handbook.
RULE 11. Use of the College Name
Any activity conducted, legal or
illegal, on or off campus that states or implies the official sanction of
Violation of one or more of the rules set forth above may be the basis for one or more disciplinary actions as follows:
1. Verbal Warning - Any faculty or staff member may issue a verbal warning.
2. Written Reprimand - Any faculty or supervisory staff member may issue a written reprimand.
3. Loss of Credit - Any faculty member, Division Director, and/or the appropriate Vice President may exercise the authority for the loss of course credit or grade.
4. Summary Suspension - Any faculty or supervisory staff member may summarily (immediately and temporarily) suspend a student in situations involving the disruption of college activities or in situations representing an immediate danger to persons or property.
5. Restitution -The Senior Director of Student Services, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support, the Vice President of Corporate and Community Education, and the President are responsible for disciplinary action involving the disruption of college activities or in situations representing an immediate danger to persons or property.
6. Probation -The Senior Director of Student Services, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support, the Vice President of Corporate and Community Education, and the President are responsible for disciplinary action involving the disruption of college activities or in situations representing an immediate danger to persons or property.
7. Suspension -The Senior Director of Student Services, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support, the Vice President of Corporate and Community Education, and the President are responsible for disciplinary action involving the disruption of college activities or in situations representing an immediate danger to persons or property.
8. Expulsion -The Senior Director of Student Services, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support, the Vice President of Corporate and Community Education, and the President are responsible for disciplinary action involving the disruption of college activities or in situations representing an immediate danger to persons or property.
Any faculty or staff member who issues a disciplinary action against a student beyond a verbal warning shall notify said student in written form, hand-delivered or delivered by certified mail or return receipt with the student signing for the receipt. This document (disciplinary notice) shall stipulate the nature of the charges against the student, the general findings which substantiate the charges, and proposed disciplinary action to be taken if warning is not heeded, and any due process procedures available to the student. The faculty or staff member will send a copy of the disciplinary notice to the appropriate supervisor and to the Senior Director of Student Services. A written report to the Senior Director of Student Services may follow a verbal warning, but it is not required. If the disciplinary action involves the process of issuance of a grade, notification by the instructor will be made by the posted date of grade report.
In case of Summary Suspension; a written warning should follow immediately with copies sent to the Senior Director of Student Services and the appropriate Division Director.
Any action, initial disciplinary or upon appeal, taken by the Senior Director of Student Services beyond a verbal warning, shall be conveyed to the student by certified mail, return receipt or by written notice hand-delivered with the student signing for the receipt. The Senior Director of Student Services shall follow this process of notification whether the action is taken upon appeal or whether the action is an original action. A copy of said notice shall be sent by the Senior Director of Student Services to the appropriate Vice President and to the appropriate Division Director encompassing the student’s program of study.
The Senior Director of Student Services shall be responsible for placing a copy of the disciplinary notice in the student’s file, which may be noted on the student’s transcript.
In all cases except the normal issuance of a grade, the date of certified receipt by mail or the date on which the student acknowledges receipt of the notice shall be the trigger for the student’s right to the due process procedures set forth herein. In the case of the normal issuance of a grade, the date the grade report was posted shall be the trigger for the student’s right to the due process procedures outlined below in making an appeal.
Any student at
If the staff or faculty member cannot resolve the problem, the student must put the grievance in written form, and shall include both a simple, straightforward statement of the grievance, and a short, plain statement of facts that the student believes supports the contention. This written grievance should be forwarded to the appropriate Division Director or Senior Director of Student Services depending on the nature of the grievance. This supervisor may either make a final decision or forward the complaint to the appropriate Vice President, if deemed necessary.
Grievances which relate to the appeal of Academic Deficiency Action or disciplinary action must follow the procedures for student appeal outlined below.
(Note: Address to which correspondence is sent shall be the last place of residence as recorded on official College records.)
A. Appeal of Academic Deficiency Action
Appeal from an instructor’s decision involving a question of ACADEMIC DEFICIENCY shall be made in writing, within five (5) working days of the date of the receipt of the written notice, or within ten (10) working days from the date the written notice was mailed, as evidenced of receipt from the U.S. Postal Service, whichever comes first, or, if grades are the issue, within five (5) working days of the date the grade report was posted. The letter of appeal must clearly state the allegations by the appellant and the letter of appeal must be sent certified mail, return receipt, restricted delivery or a hand-delivered letter as set out below. If the letter of appeal is hand-delivered letter, a college official, as set forth below, shall sign for and date the letter.
Where the issue concerns ACADEMIC DEFICIENCY without any of the confounding issues addressed by the Rules of Student Conduct set forth in the Carteret Community College General College Catalog and Student Handbook, appeal shall be taken for the following:
1 Appellant alleges that the College policy or grade issued was arbitrary or capricious;
2 Appellant alleges he/she was not fully informed of the College’s dissatisfaction with his or her academic or clinical progress; and
3 That the alleged deficiency posed a threat to graduation or continued enrollment.
The letter of appeal must be directed to the appropriate division director for the instructional area in which the grade was given. If the division director issued the grade, the appeal will go directly to the Vice President for Instruction and Student Support. The college official receiving the appeal shall designate on the appeal the date on which the appeal was received. They will also be responsible for notifying in writing the instructor and all line supervisors concerning the appeal. The person receiving the appeal will investigate the facts and will determine whether the decision should be upheld or reversed.
If an appellant appeals the grade(s) which would lead to dismissal, the appellant is not to be dismissed from the present course, activity or program, if applicable, until his/her appeal process is complete within the College unless:
1. in the case of a clinical affiliate or other off-campus contractor providing cooperative experiences, immediate removal is required by the contractor or cooperative agency;
2. the student’s continued participation in the activity would pose a threat to the student, the College, or others with whom he/she might come into contact
3. or College Policy would be violated.
Appeal from a decision of an instructor shall be made to the appropriate division director and from the division director to the Vice President for Instruction and Student Support.
Appeal to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Support shall constitute the final appeal regarding the issuance of grades.
The person handling the appeal will notify the appellant of the decision either in writing, hand-delivered, or by certified mail, return receipt, within five (5) working days from the day the college officially noted receipt of the request for the appeal. A copy of the letter shall be sent to the instructor and all line supervisors of the instructor. A copy must also be sent to the appellant’s parents if the appellant is under the age of 18 and not an emancipated minor.
If an improper grade has been issued based on the evidence, the person handling the appeal, the instructor and the appellant shall meet within five (5) working days from the date of the receipt of the certified or hand-delivered letter by the appellant to agree upon corrective action.
If the appellant continues the appeals process, and the final appeal within the College is resolved against him/her, the appellant will be immediately dismissed. If tuition has been paid at this point, there will be no tuition refund if the attendance point has been reached beyond which refunds are not legally possible.
B. Appeal of Disciplinary Action INFORMAL PROCESS In case of verbal and written warnings, a student may informally appeal the action with the issuing employee and may request help from the Senior Director of Student Services or other appropriate mediator.
FORMAL PROCESS Appeal from a decision involving a student’s misconduct shall be made to the Senior Director of Student Services by that student in writing within five (5) working days of date of receipt of written notice, or ten (10) working days from mailing date of written notice, by hand-delivered letter or evidence date indicated. The letter of appeal must clearly state allegations of appellate and must be sent certified mail, return receipt, restricted delivery or hand-delivered letter to the Senior Director of Student Services.
The Senior Director of Student Services or designee shall stamp the written request for appeal designating the date on which the appeal was received. The Senior Director of Student Services will make an investigation of the facts and will determine whether the decision should be upheld or reversed. The Senior Director of Student Services will notify the appellant of the decision by certified mail, return receipt, or by hand-delivered mail within ten (10) working days from the day the stamped (dated by the College official) request for appeal was received. Copies of this letter shall be sent to the staff member or instructor and all line superiors of the instructor. Copies must also be sent to the appellant’s parents, if the appellant is under the age of 18 and not an emancipated minor.
If improper action has been taken based on the evidence, the Senior Director of Student Services, the Vice President for Instruction and Student Support, other relevant instructional personnel, and the appellant shall meet within five (5) working days from the date of the receipt of the certified or hand-delivered letter by the appellant to agree upon corrective action. If circumstances make it impractical for the parties to meet within five (5) working days, then the Senior Director of Student Services may extend this meeting date to a date agreeable to both parties, but in no event shall thirty (30) days laps in receipt of certified or hand-delivered letter.
If the charges are substantiated, the letter shall stipulate the nature of the charges, general findings which substantiate the charges, proposed action to be taken, and the further due process available to the appellant.
The same procedures outlined previously under ACADEMIC DEFICIENCY must be followed regardingthecompletionofthedueprocessfortheappellantbeforehe/sheisremovedfromthecourse,actvity or program of study.
If the Senior Director of Student Services, staff member, or an instructor believes that cause exists for suspending or expelling a student for MISCONDUCT, the Senior Director of Student Services (or in absence of the Senior Director of Student Services, the Vice President for Instruction and Student Support or the Vice President for Corporate and Community Education) may immediately suspend the appellant by certified mail, return receipt, pending proceedings as set forth below. The letter shall stipulate the nature of the charges against the appellant, the general findings which substantiate the charges, the mechanics and length of the suspension, if applicable, and the due process procedures available to the appellant. Copies of this correspondence must be sent to all instructors of the appellant, to all line superiors of these instructors, to the appropriate vice president, and to any other relevant college staff. Correspondence must also be sent to the appellant’s parents if the appellant is under the age of 18 and not an emancipated minor.
Appeal from a decision of the Senior Director of Student Services requesting a hearing relative to misconduct shall be made in writing to the appropriate vice president within five (5) working days of the receipt of the certified or hand-delivered letter from the Senior Director of Student Services, or within ten (10) working days from the date the written notice was mailed, as evidenced by the receipt from the U. S. Postal Service, whichever comes first. The response must be sent by certified mail, return receipt, restricted delivery or hand-delivered. The request must set forth in detail the nature of the allegations. The vice president shall stamp the written request for appeal designating the date on which the appeal was received. The vice president shall be responsible for notifying, in writing, all parties who received copies of the original correspondence, that an appeal has been made.
Within five (5) working days of the receipt of such written notice of appeal, the vice president shall schedule a hearing by the Student Appeals Committee. It shall be the responsibility of the Senior Director of Student Services to notify the members of the Student Appeals Committee and to see that they are supplied with such documentation as shall be necessary to hear the case, and to find a time when all parties can meet. The vice president shall serve written notice to the appellant, to the appellant’s parents, if applicable, to all members of the Student Appeals Committee, and to the Senior Director of Student Services as to the time and place of the hearing. Notice to the appellant about the hearing shall be by certified mail, return receipt, unless the appellant is readily available on campus, in which case the appellant must sign for and date the document. The letter shall stipulate the nature of the charges, general findings that substantiate the charges, proposed action to be taken, and the further due process available to the appellant.
The Student Appeals Committee, which shall consist of three (3) members of the staff and faculty (For Associate Degree Nursing students, one faculty member will be from the Health Sciences Division) appointed by the vice president plus three (3) students who are to be appointed by the President of the Student Government Association, shall hear the appeal.
If for any reason the student component of the Student Appeals Committee shall not be fully constituted, the vice president shall randomly select students having no connection to the incident and parties involved to serve on the Committee. The vice president shall appoint an individual from among the College staff appointees to the Student Appeals Committee to serve as chairperson.
The student may bring parents, one friend, or a lawyer, but that support person must observe unobtrusively and allow the student to speak for him/her self.
The appellant shall have the right to present witnesses and evidence in his/her behalf. Likewise, the faculty and the administration shall have the right to present evidence and witnesses. It shall be the obligation of the Senior Director of Student Services to present the case to the Student Appeals Committee to justify the action from which the appeal is taken. All applicable college records of the appellant shall be made available to the Student Appeals Committee. The Student Appeals Committee shall render its written decision to the vice president who will notify the appellant and send copies to all parties who received copies of the original correspondence and to the Senior Director of Student Services, on the next work day after the day of the hearing. The simple unelaborated statement shall be sent certified mail, returned receipt or hand-delivered letter.
If the charges are found to be unsubstantiated, the appellant shall be immediately reinstated if on suspension, and in every instance, appropriate corrective action undertaken. If an improper action has been taken based on the evidence, the Senior Director of Student Services, the vice president, other relevant personnel, and the appellant shall meet within five (5) working days from the date of the receipt of the notice by the appellant to agree upon corrective action. If circumstances make it impractical for the parties to meet within five (5) working days, then the Senior Director of Student Services may extend this meeting date to a date agreeable to all parties. Recommended corrective measures will be conveyed to the College President.
If charges are substantiated, then the Student Appeals Committee will uphold the disciplinary actions as appropriate to the misconduct.
For appeals of disciplinary actions, the appellant may appeal the decision of the Student Appeals Committee by a written request for a hearing before the College President within five (5) working days of the date they received the outcome of the hearing or within ten (10) working days from the date the written notice was mailed, as evidenced by the receipt from the U.S. Postal Service, whichever comes first. This request must be sent certified mail, return receipt, restricted delivery or hand-delivered. The request must set forth in detail the nature of the allegations. Within five (5) working days of the receipt of the request, the College President shall schedule a meeting with the appellant. The College President shall have the sole discretion to investigate the matter as he/she deems reasonable and may have available at this meeting such staff, as he/she shall deem necessary. The decision of the College President shall be final.
On the day following the appeal, the College President shall send the decision to the appellant, with copies to all parties who received correspondence concerning the appeal at any step in the appeals process. This decision must be in writing and sent by certified mail, return receipt.
If the charges are found to be unsubstantiated, the appellant shall be immediately reinstated if on suspension, and in every instance, appropriate corrective action undertaken. The Senior Director of Student Services, the vice president, other relevant personnel, and the appellant shall meet within five (5) working days from the date of the receipt of the notice by the appellant to agree upon corrective action. If circumstances make it impractical for the parties to meet within five (5) working days, then the President may extend this meeting date to a date agreeable to all parties. An appellant not communicating within the specified time frame waives the right to appeal.
In the event that unusual circumstances (holidays or absences due to hospitalization, death in the family, etc., of parties pertinent to the proceedings at any step in the due process procedure) prevent the proceedings from being held as specified, a specific step may be postponed for thirty (30) working days from the date originally scheduled with the consent and approval of the person designated in the appeals process to hear the appeal at that particular appeals level. Said approval must be in writing. For appeals to the Student Appeals Committee when a request is made for a postponement to a person other than the College President, the College President must also be notified in writing. It is also required that the appellant express written approval of such a continuance.
Final acceptance into a Health Science Program is contingent upon current, satisfactory physical and/or medical history examinations. The faculty reviews the results of the examinations before final admission is granted. In the event that physical or mental problems exist which may interfere with the performance of activities, the student will be referred to a physician. A letter of treatment or medical clearance will be required before the student may enroll in classroom, laboratory, or clinical practices.
In the event that physical and/or mental problems arise following enrollment, the faculty member recognizing the health problem will notify the curriculum area coordinator. The student will be notified verbally and in writing that they will not be permitted to continue in the program of study without clearance from their physician. The student will be counseled about the possible effect of the health problem and consequent absence from class or clinical experience. The student, faculty, curriculum area coordinator, and Senior Director of Student Services or designee will jointly decide upon an individual plan of progression and redemption. Physical or mental problems that do not respond to treatment within a reasonable period of time may interrupt continuous progression through the program of study.
Each student is guaranteed the privilege of exercising his or
her rights of citizenship under the constitution of the
1 Students are free to pursue their educational goals. Appropriate opportunities for learning in the classroom and on the campus shall be provided by the College.
2 Free inquiry, expression, and peaceful, nonthreatening assembly are guaranteed to all students.
3 No disciplinary sanctions other than admonition, warning, and reprimand may be imposed upon any student without due process.
4 Evaluation of student academic performance shall not be prejudicial. The student is entitled to an explanation of the basis for grades. The College, however, has the right to set academic standards which students must meet.
5 The College and members of the College community have the right to expect personal safety, protection of property, and the continuity of the educational process.
6 Students are expected to acquaint themselves with and observe College regulations and policies contained in the College Catalog and Student Handbook and all announcements made through the Administration.
7 Furthermore, it is the responsibility of each student to have knowledge of and to meet the graduation requirements of the College in his or her particular program of study and to maintain the minimum required grade point average. Counselors and academic advisors will work with students, but the final responsibility is that of the individual student.
The purpose of
· Use related to administrative and other support activities considered consistent with the mission of the College.
· Use for purposes of, or in support of, education and research.
· Use consistent with the Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) for the North Carolina Research and Information Network (NCREN), the North Carolina Integrated Information Network (NCIN), and the National Science Foundation Network (NSFN) Copies of the AUPs for these organizations are available on each organization’s Internet web site.
· Use of downloaded or reproduced copyrighted or licensed materials without proper authorization from the author or creator.
· Use of downloaded or reproduced copyrighted licensed materials without proper authorization from the author or creator.
· Use of Carteret Community College technological resources which provides or assists in gaining unauthorized or inappropriate access to systems, software or data at Carteret Community College and/or other sites.
for activities that interfere with the ability of others to use
· Use for activities that result in the loss of another person’s work or unauthorized access to another person’s work.
· Use for distribution of obscene, abusive or threatening messages via electronic mail or other means.
· Use for distribution of chain letters or broadcasting to lists of individuals in such a manner that might cause congestion on the network.
· Use inconsistent with the Acceptable Use Policies of NCREN, NCIN, and NSFM.
Violations of this policy may be
met with a reduction of access to
First Offense -- verbal warning.
Second Offense -- written warning with copies to the Senior Director of Student Services, the appropriate division director, and Director of Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning.
Third Offense -- the offender will meet with the Vice President for Instruction and Student Support and the Senior Director of Student Services, and the appropriate division director to determine the penalty.
If any action by a person constitutes a threat to a person or place or otherwise causes an instructor to believe that there is danger to the offender or to others, it should be immediately reported to the Senior Director of Student Services and the Director of Instructional Technologies and Distance Learning for an immediate decision or disciplinary action.
Copyright is the right of an author or his assignee, under statute, to print and publish his literary or artistic work, exclusively of all other persons (Webster Dictionary). Federal copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) protects authors from unauthorized use of their creations. Items covered under the copyright law include but are not limited to computer software, movies, graphics, music, and text including books and web articles. Adherence to copyright guidelines is expected of all faculty, staff and students. Those who do not comply with copyright requirements are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the College. In order to assist employees in complying with the copyright law, the college maintains guidelines and procedures on the copyright law and its application.
Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights
Subpart A. Basic Ownership Rights of the Various Types of Creative Works. The ownership rights to a creation shall be determined generally by the provisions in Subpart A below, but ownership may be modified by an agreement, sponsorship agreement, or other condition described in Subpart B below.
“Consultant” means an individual or entity hired by the College to provide services or other work thereto.
“Encoded Works” are creations that are software and other technologies for the electronic capture, storage, retrieval, transformation, display, or transmission of information.
“Faculty” means all permanent fulltime, permanent part-time and adjunct faculty of the College, including, but not limited to any professional staff teaching during their regular employment hours or under an instructional or non-instructional contract.
“Faculty Member” means a member of the Faculty or professional staff, staff member or other employee of the College other than a Student Employee.
“Institutional Works” means course outlines, syllabuses and reading schedules.
“Intellectual Property” means Institutional Works, Scholarly Works, Encoded Works, patents and patent applications (as defined under 35 U.S.C, et seq. and copyrights (as defined under 17 U.S.C. et seq. or common law, as the case may be).
“Scholarly Works” are creations that reflect research, creativity, and/or academic effort. Scholarly works are those that are conceived and reduced to practice in part or in whole and include, for example: course instructional materials (such as textbooks and course materials), distance learning works, journal articles, inventions, research bulletins, lectures, monographs, plays, poems, literary works, works of art (whether pictorial, graphic, sculptural, or other artistic creation), computer software/programs, electronic works, sound recordings, musical compositions, and similar creations.
“Student Employee” mean a student that is hired or works for the College and is required to carry out specific tasks.
All right, title and interest to all Intellectual Property conceived, created and/or reduced to practice or copyrightable by a student to meet course requirements using College resources for which the student has paid tuition and fees to access courses/programs or using resources available to the public, is the property of the student.
All right, title and interest to all Intellectual Property conceived, created and/or reduced to practice or copyrightable (copyrightable works under this paragraph shall be considered “Works Made For Hire”) by at least one Faculty Member, Consultant or Student Employee in carrying out his/her respective duties as a member of the Faculty, a Consultant or a Student Employee (whether the creation of such Intellectual Property occurred on College proper or otherwise) shall belong to the College except as otherwise set forth below:
· To the extent a third party (other than a Faculty Member, Consultant or Student Employee) is a co-creator of Intellectual Property, the College would share ownership with such third party/parties or the entity to which such third party/parties had an obligation to assign, if any; or
· To the extent a Faculty Member or Student Employee created Intellectual Property outside of carrying out his/her duties as a member of the Faculty or Student Employee, respectively, but used College resources in any way whatsoever (including, without limitation, offices, laboratories, the College grounds, equipment, computers, any College provided work material, Institutional Works and the like), such Faculty Member or Student Employee shall own the respective Intellectual Property (in concert with any third party at the sole discretion of the creator of such Intellectual property) but the College shall have a non-exclusive, royalty-free right to make, sell, have made, import or otherwise use such Intellectual Property in perpetuity and in the College’s own discretion; or
· To the extent a Faculty Member or student created Intellectual Property outside of carrying out his/her duties as a member of the Faculty or as a Student Employee, respectively, without the use of ANY College Resources whatsoever (see above for examples), the College shall have no claim to such Intellectual Property; or
· As otherwise established pursuant to an agreement as set forth in Subpart B below.
Subpart B. Modification of Basic Ownership Rights. The general provisions for ownership of intellectual property rights set forth in Subpart A shall be modified by the following provisions if any of these provisions is applicable to the situation.
1. Sponsorship Agreement. The ownership of intellectual property rights in a work created under a sponsorship agreement shall be determined by the terms of the sponsorship agreement. If the sponsorship agreement is silent on the issue of ownership of intellectual property rights, ownership will be deemed to be in the College.
3. Equity Distributions. In any instance in which the College executes an agreement with an individual, corporation or other entity for economic gain using Intellectual Property owned by the College, the written agreement shall control the distributive share of the proceeds between or among the parties to the agreement. In the absence of such an agreement the College shall be deemed the sole owner of all such intellectual property used for economic gain by any other individual, corporation or other entity.
4. Special Commissions. Intellectual property rights to a work specially ordered or commissioned by the College from a Faculty Member, Consultant or Student Employee, and identified by the College as a specially commissioned work at the time the work was commissioned, shall be a Work Made For Hire and belong to the College. The College and Faculty Member, Consultant or Student Employee shall enter into a written agreement for creation of the specially commissioned work.
5. Contract Responsibility. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective parties to any of the above set out agreements or contracts to negotiate the terms of said agreements within a reasonable time PRIOR to the commencement of work on any of the above enumerated projects. In the event that the Faculty Member or Student Employee chooses to utilize the services of his or her own counsel either in drafting or reviewing said agreements or contracts then the accompanying legal fees shall be the sole responsibility of the person or entity seeking such legal counsel. All legal fees incurred by the College shall be the sole responsibility of the College. Attorneys representing the College SHALL NOT provide legal counsel or advice to any party except to the College and represent the interests of the College solely.
6. Failure to Negotiate a Contract or Agreement. The failure of the parties to negotiate and enter into a contract as hereinabove set forth prior to the commencement of work on any of the above enumerated projects shall act as a waiver of the ownership rights of the creator in that portion of the work created prior to the signing of a contract or agreement unless otherwise stated in the written contract or agreement so that the College will be deemed to be the owner.
7. Written Request for Contract or Agreement. Any party desiring to enter into a contract or agreement with the College as hereinabove set out shall make such request in writing outlining the project in sufficient detail so as to enable the College to make an informed decision as to the efficacy and desirability of entering into an agreement or contract for the ownership of the Intellectual Property anticipated to be created during the subject project. This detail shall include, but is not limited to, a full description of the project, a full description as to the benefits of the project to the College, its students and the community at large, a detailed projected budget for the project and an estimate as to the time of completion and implementation of the project. Said written notice must either be hand-delivered or sent certified mail return receipt requested to the office of the President of Carteret Community College 3505 Arendell Street Morehead City, NC 28557.
8. College Responsibility. Once the College has been put on notice in writing that a Faculty Member or Student Employee wishes to enter into an agreement or contract as hereinabove set out it shall begin negotiations in good faith and with all due speed and diligence to finalize an agreement or contract with the requesting party or parties or notify said party or parties that it will not enter into such agreement or contract. All such agreements or contracts shall be finalized or decisions not to enter into such contract or agreement shall be made within ninety (90) days of receipt of written notice as evidenced by date stamp or notation on a copy of said notice retained by the party or parties making the request or by date of delivery as it appears on the certified mail return receipt.
Challenges to the Intellectual Property Policy would be addressed through the College’s grievance procedures.
This resource booklet has been developed
to provide a comprehensive overview of the health risks and legal implications
related to alcohol and other drug use, and to serve as a reference for on and off-campus
resources which are available to students, faculty and staff at
Since substance abuse is one of our primary concerns relative to the health and welfare of members of the CCC community, we hope this guide is helpful to all who need help or who attempt to provide assistance.
We express our sincere appreciation of
(1) the hope of universality of educational opportunity and
(2) the hope of maximal intellectual, moral, and physical achievement on the part of each student.
All members of the academic community--students and
employees--share the responsibility for protecting that environment, and all
are expected to exemplify high standards of professional and personal conduct.
The illegal or abusive use of drugs or alcohol by members of the academic
community adversely affects the educational environment. Therefore,
keeping with its primary purpose,
1 Prevent drug abuse through a strong educational effort;
2 Encourage and facilitate the use of counseling services and rehabilitation programs by those members
of the academic community who require their assistance stopping drug abuse; and
3 Discipline appropriately those members of the academic community who engage in illegal drug-related behaviors. In the case of employees, compliance with the provisions of the policy shall be a condition of employment.
In keeping with its primary mission of
Alcohol use causes a loss of concentration and judgment, slowed reflexes, and disorientation leading to high risks of accidents and dangerous or problem behavior. Alcohol use also creates a risk of liver and heart damage, malnutrition, cancer and other illnesses. Some people may be more susceptible to alcohol and addiction than others.
Amphetamines (speed, uppers)
Amphetamines can cause a person to have a rushed, careless behavior often pushing themselves beyond their physical capacities thereby leading to exhaustion. Use of amphetamines can lead to physical and psychological dependence as well as withdrawal from society and suicidal depression. Continued high doses can cause heart problems, infections, malnutrition, and death.
Cannabis (marijuana, hash)
Use of cannabis can cause damage to lungs and create problems with reproductive and brain functions. Side effects include slowed reflexes, increased forgetfulness, and impaired judgment of space and distance.
Cigarettes and Tobacco
Smokers experience twice the rate of coronary heart disease than non-smokers. Cigarette smoking and tobacco chewing are associated with cancers of the lip, mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder. Smoking also may cause chronic bronchitis and other respiratory infections.
Cocaine use can cause damage to respiratory and immune systems, malnutrition, seizures, and loss of brain function. Some forms of cocaine, such as “crack,” are especially addictive.
Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol, circles, Mexican valium, rib, roach-2, roofies, roopies, rope, ropies, ruffies)
Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia and as a sedative hypnotic and preanesthetic medication. It has physiological effects similar to diazepan (commonly known by its trade name, Valium “R”), although Rohypnol is approximately 10 times more potent. Rohypnol is ingested orally, frequently in conjunction with alcohol or other drugs, including heroin. The drug’s effects begin within _0 minutes, peak within 2 hours, and may persist for up to 8 hours or more, depending upon the dosage. Adverse effects associated with the use of Rohypnol include decreased blood pressure, memory impairment, drowsiness, visual disturbances, dizziness, confusion, gastrointestinal disturbances, and urinary retention. Paradoxically, although the drug is classified as a depressant, Rohypnol can induce excitability or aggressive behavior in some users. Once dependence has developed, abstention induces withdrawal symptoms, including headache, muscle pain, extreme anxiety, tension, restlessness, confusion, and irritability. Numbness, tingling of the extremities, loss of identity, hallucinations, delirium, convulsions, shock, and cardiovascular collapse also may occur. Withdrawal seizures can occur a week or more after cessation of use. As with other benzodiazepines, treatment for Rohypnol dependence must be gradual, with use tapering off.
Gamma hydroxy betyrate (GHB, “G”, Fantasy, Liquid E, Liquid X, Liquid Ecstasy - is not Ecstasy,
Everclear, Organic Quaalude, Jib)
GHB is a clear liquid that looks just like water and is often mistaken for water because it is usually found in common water containers; however, it does not taste like water. It can also be found as a white powder. GHB can lead to intoxication, increased energy, happiness, talking, desire to socialize, feeling affectionate and playful, mild disinhibition, sensuality, enhanced sexual experience, muscle relaxation, loss of coordination due to loss of muscle tone, possible nausea, difficulty concentrating, and loss of gag reflex. Side effects can include nausea, headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, amnesia, vomiting, loss of muscle control, respiratory problems, loss of consciousness, being conscious but unable to move, and death especially when combined with alcohol and other drugs. Overdose can cause sleep or deep sedation from which the user cannot be awakened by any means for about three hours, and in many cases death.
Hallucinogen (PCP, LSD, Ecstasy)
Hallucinogens cause vast distortions of what is seen and heard, sudden changes in behavior, and loss of concentration, and memory. Continued use can increase the risk of birth defects to the user’s children. Overdose can cause psychosis, convulsions, coma and death. Frequent use can cause permanent loss of mental function.
Narcotics (Heroin, morphine, opium, codeine, meperidine, methadone)
Use of narcotics can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Overdose can cause coma, convulsions, respiratory arrest, and death. Other side effects include possible malnutrition, infection, and hepatitis. Use of dirty needles is a leading cause of disease spread. Some narcotics are extremely addictive.
Sedatives (Barbiturates, tranquilizers, Methaqualone)
Use of sedatives can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Side effects include reduction of reaction time and confusion. Overdose can cause coma, respiratory arrest, convulsions, and death. Withdrawal from sedatives can be dangerous. Sedatives used in combination with other controlled substances can quickly cause coma and death.
Those employees or students who seek assistance
with a drug-related problem shall be provided with information about drug
counseling and rehabilitation services available through community
organizations. Those who voluntarily avail themselves of counseling services
Students and employees are responsible, as citizens, for knowing about and complying with the provisions of North Carolina law that make it a crime to possess, sell, deliver, or manufacture those drugs designated collectively as “controlled substances” in Article 5 of Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Any member of the College community who violates that law is subject both to prosecution and punishment by the civil authorities and to disciplinary proceedings by the College.
It is not “double jeopardy” for both the civil authorities and the College to proceed against and punish a person for the specified conduct. The College will initiate its own disciplinary proceedings against a student or employee when the alleged conduct is deemed to adversely affect the interests of the College.
Penalties will be imposed by the College in accordance with procedural safeguards applicable to disciplinary actions against students and employees.
For College Employees:
The penalties and due process applicable to college staff are set forth in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
For College Students:
The penalties and due process applicable to students are set forth in Rule 5 of the “Student Conduct” Code in the Student Handbook and General College Catalog; and in the sections entitled “Levels of Disciplinary Action which May be Taken,” “Individuals Responsible to Issue Disciplinary Action,” “Procedures for Disciplinary Action,” and “Procedure for Appeal.”
The penalties to be imposed by the College may range from written warnings with probationary status to expulsions from enrollment and discharges from employment. However, the following minimum penalties shall be imposed for the particular offenses described.
1. Trafficking in Illegal Drugs
a. For the illegal manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, of any controlled substance identified in Schedule I, N.C. General Statutes 90-89, or Schedule II, N.C. General Statutes 90-90 (including, but not limited to heroin, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide, opium, cocaine, amphetamine, methaqualone), any student shall be expelled and employee shall be discharged.
b. For a first offense involving the illegal manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, of any controlled substance identified in Schedules III through VI,
N.C. General Statutes 90-91 through 90-94, (including, but not limited to marijuana, pentobarbital, codeine) the minimum penalty shall be suspension from enrollment or from employment for a period of at least one semester or its equivalent. For a second offense, any student shall be expelled and any employee shall be dismissed.
2. Illegal Possession of Drugs
a. For a first offense involving the illegal possessions of any controlled substance identified in Schedule I, N.C. General Statutes 90-89, or Schedule II, N.C. General Statutes 90-90, the minimum penalty shall be suspension from enrollment or from employment for a period of at least one semester or its equivalent.
b. For a first offense involving the illegal manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, of any controlled substance identified in Schedules III through VI, N.C. General Statutes 90-91 through 90-94, the minimum penalty shall be probation, for a period to be determined on a case-by-case basis. A person on probation must agree to participate in a drug education and counseling program, consent to regular drug testing, and accept such other conditions and restrictions as the President or the President’s designee deems appropriate. Refusal or failure to abide by the terms of probation shall result in employee dismissal or student expulsion.
c. For a second offense involving the illegal possession of controlled substances, the penalty shall be employee dismissal and student expulsion.
When a student, or employee has been charged by the College with a violation of policies concerning illegal drugs, he or she may be suspended from enrollment or employment (as per provisions on suspension for employees: in the Policies and Procedures Manual, and for students: “Procedures for Appeal” in the Student Handbook and General College Catalog) before initiation or completion of regular disciplinary proceedings if, assuming the truth of charges, the President, or in the President’s absence, the President’s designee concludes that the person’s continued presence within the College community would constitute a clear and immediate danger to the health or welfare of other members of the College community; provided, that if such a suspensions imposed, an appropriate hearing of the charges against the suspended person shall be held as promptly as possible thereafter and in compliance with the due process procedures of the college.
Authority to implement the policy shall reside with the President. The Senior Director of Student Services, acting under the authority of the President, shall be responsible for overseeing all actions and programs relating to this policy for students. The Director of Human Resources shall be responsible for overseeing all actions and programs relating to this policy for employees. All employees and students shall be responsible for abiding by the provisions of this policy.
A copy of this policy shall be made available annually to each student, by publication of the Student Handbook. All employees have access to it in the Policy and Procedures Manual on-line. The Senior Director of Student Services shall designate several locations on campus for the policy to be posted.
For additional information, contact the Senior Director of Student Services in the H. J. McGee, Jr. Building.
To Possess with Intent to Sell or Deliver; To Manufacture; or To Sell and/or Deliver:
Schedule I or II: That student shall be expelled.
To Possess Illegally any Controlled
Schedule I or II: Suspension from enrollment
To Possess With Intent to Sell or Deliver; To Manufacture; or To Sell and/or Deliver:
Schedule III, IV, V or VI: 1st Offense: Suspension from enrollment, for a period of at least one semester or equivalent. 2nd Offense: Any student shall be expelled.
To Possess Illegally any Controlled Substance; To Possess Illegally any Drug Paraphernalia:
Schedule III, IV, V or VI:
1st Offense: Probation to be determined on a case-by-case basis. Must agree to participate in a drug education and counseling program, consent to regular drug testing, and other conditions and restrictions, including community service. Refusal, or failure to do so, shall result in student expulsion, for the remaining period of probation.
2nd Offense or subsequent offenses involving illegal possession of controlled substances, progressively more severe penalties shall be imposed, including expulsion of students
Progressive penalty system based on the type of infraction and the circumstances involved.
Penalties for students include (but not limited to)...
1. Verbal warning 5. Restitution
reprimand 6. Probation
3. Loss of credit 7. Suspension
4. Summary suspension 8. Expulsion
One hundred and twenty (120) days in prison and/or fine (misdemeanor).
To Possess with intent to sell or deliver to manufacture; or to sell and/or deliver:
One hundred and twenty (120) days in prison and/or fine (misdemeanor). However, delivery of drug paraphernalia by a person over age 18 to a person under age 18, who is at least three years younger than the defendant, results in fifteen (15) months in prison and/or fine (felony).
To create, sell, or Possess with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance (any substance which is represented as a controlled substance):
Maximum Penalty: Fifteen (15) months in prison and/or fine.
Onslow-Carteret Behavioral Healthcare Services
910-353-5118 (24 Hour Emergency Services)
State Employees’ Assistance Program
The State Employees’ Assistance Program (SEAP) is a free, confidential assessment, counseling, consultation, and referral service for all state employees and their family members. The program is designed to help employees and/or family members find solutions to problems that disrupt their private or professional lives.
The Student Services office of Carteret Community College employs counselors trained to guidance, and referrals to area treatment programs. The services for students, faculty and staff are strictly confidential.
Carteret Counseling Services, Inc.
“An Alcohol & Drug Outpatient Treatment Facility”
Smith Assessment & Treatment Services
“DWI Assessment & Treatment - Substance Abuse Counseling & Education”
Walter B. Jones
ADATC provides an individualized, intensive inpatient rehabilitation program for substance abusers age eighteen and older. Programs include assessment, orientation, treatment planning, group/individual counseling, classes/ meetings on Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous, leisure counseling, occupational training, medical assessment, psychiatric evaluation and services, and stabilization and discharge planning. Services are available to meet the special needs of substance-abusing women, IC drug users, the hearing impaired, and pregnant women.
AA is an informal, international fellowship of people who join because they cannot control their use of alcohol. Their purpose is to stay sober and help others who want to remain sober. They do not recruit new members; new members are always welcome.
* Open meetings are for the alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic
* Closed meetings are for the person who has a desire to stop drinking.
* The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking.
* Persons who need rides to meetings can call AA members.
For additional information or help, call AA at:
AL-ANON is fellowship that offers support for family and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic wants help or even admits he or she has a drinking problem. Comfort and understanding is given through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength, and hope.
Anonymous: NA Meetings in
NA is a
support group for addicts who want to remain drug free. The program is based on
AA’s twelve steps. One addict helps
another. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Closed meetings are for addicts or
those who may be addicts. For additional information or help, call NA at
Government Association (SGA) is your voice and your advocate. The SGA consists
of the Executive Board and the Student Senate. Every activity fee paying
The SGA offers members the opportunity to build leadership and communication skills, to learn work-related responsibilities, and to create an efficient office environment. SGA members participate in community and student service programs, SGA conference meeting, intercollegiate contests, student activities, socials, and public speaking events.
The Executive Board and the Student Senate meet regularly throughout the year. Scheduled meetings are advertised at the beginning of each semester. Elections for curriculum area senators and club representatives to the Student Senate usually take place the last Thursday of August. If you are interested in becoming a senator please contact your curriculum coordinator or club advisor.
For more information regarding the
Student Government Association (SGA), please visit the SGA office in the Donald
W. Bryant Student Center Room 3111, call them at
All officially recognized and acknowledged CCC Student Clubs & Organizations, are governed by the Student Government Association (SGA) of CCC. The SGA is governed by two bodies, the Student Senate and the Executive Board.
For more information regarding student
clubs and/or organizations, please visit Gabriel Raynor, Coordinator for
Student Activities, in the Donald W. Bryant Student Center Room 3111, call