POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adopted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Revision Number: 1
Revision Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Reference: Student Affairs
Pearl River Community College may restrict the use of electronic devices in instructional settings.
The possession of a cellular or wireless telephone, pager, or any other communication device is prohibited in any setting in which testing of any sort is taking place, whether the device is on or off. This procedure is only changed with permission of the instructor.
Unless permission is given by the instructor, the use of a cellular or wireless telephone, pager, or other communication device is prohibited in all College instructional settings, including classrooms, laboratories, shops, libraries, auditoriums, or any other location where instruction, recitation, performance, or any other educational activity is occurring.
The use of any device equipped with memory capability, such as a computer, calculator, or other device, is subject to restrictions, including being banned completely, by the instructor of a course. These restrictions must be communicated to the student in the course syllabus at the beginning of the course but are subject to change if a reasonable effort is made by the instructor to communicate any change to the student.
A person violating this policy is subject to disciplinary action, which may include confiscation of the device, dismissal from the instructional setting, dismissal from a class in which the violation occurs, or dismissal from the College. Any device confiscated must be returned to the student at the end of the class period or event or transferred to the appropriate Campus Vice President no more than 24 hours after the confiscation.
Due process will be afforded any student disciplined as a result of violation of this policy and procedure.