May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Code of Conduct



College of Eastern Idaho expects all students and employees to practice high levels of professionalism and integrity in both academic and personal affairs. Every member of the College is obligated to assume responsibility for their own personal freedom and obligations. CEI will enforce all necessary measures to maintain a learning environment in which the rights, privileges, property, and self-worth of every individual involved with the College community are preserved. Appropriate measures will be taken when any person places the welfare of any person in jeopardy.

The Student Code of Conduct governs the behavior of our student body. The code illustrates the rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and standards of conduct that safeguard the College functions, protect the campus community, and provide the best possible learning and living environment to all students.

The policies, procedures, and processes (grievances, appeals, etc.) are defined within the CEI Student Handbook and in the Policies and Procedures Manual. It is the student’s responsibility to read and understand the Student Handbook available online. All students participating in Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) are informed of the handbook. Printed copies can be found in the Student Affairs Office.

The complete policy can be found at: cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs.

Student academic freedom is covered by CEI Policy 301 and Policy 304: Academic Integrity.

All issues of student academic integrity are addressed by Policy 304: Academic Integrity.

Student conduct concerns can be reported to the Dean of Student Affairs.

Student Conduct and Sanctions

Students have a right to due process. Students may consult with or may be asked to consult with the Dean of Student Affairs on matters of student conduct.

The student code of conduct is permalinked as  Procedure 907: https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs?p=907.

The student academic integrity policy is Policy 304: Academic integrity and may be found at: https://www.cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/student-affairs.

If students want to report a concern, either a conduct issue, student welfare, or any complaint, they may find links to do so at: https://cm.maxient.com/reporting.php?CollegeofEasternID.

Attendance Policy

In order to attend a class, an individual must be registered for the class and on the official roster. Students are responsible for attending the courses in which they are enrolled. All work and assignments missed must be made up at the discretion of the course instructor. Absence from class does not excuse the student from completing assigned work.

A student who does not attend any of their classes during the first ten (10) class days of a semester will be withdrawn from courses by the Registrar’s office. A student withdrawn for non-attendance at the tenth (10th) day will still be responsible for registration fees according to the refund and repayment policy.

After the first ten (10) class days of the semester neither CEI faculty nor staff will initiate the withdrawal of a student on the basis of non-attendance unless the student is medically incapacitated. Students who have withdrawn from all courses for a term will not be allowed to register for any subsequent courses in the same term. A grade of (W) will be entered on the permanent official transcript for each course if dropped prior to the published deadline to drop without grade penalty. Students who fail to complete the official withdrawal process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly.

Early College students participating in Concurrent Enrollment courses on the CEI campus or online are held to CEI Attendance Policy standards. Early College students participating in Dual Credit courses taught at their high school or through IDLA are held to the attendance policies published on the Early College website.

Approved Leave

Students may fill out a Petition for Approved Leave, available on the CEI website and in the Registrar’s Office. Students must include on their Petition for Approved Leave, the date requesting, their name, program, student I.D. number, dates they will be missing, and any supporting documentation. Students will be required to obtain the signatures of all of their instructors. The petition will then be routed to the division manager of their program and forwarded to the Registrar for a final signature. Students will be notified by e-mail that their Petition for Approved Leave has been processed.

Technology Policy

A technology fee of $15 is charged to every student at the time of registration. The technology fee allows degree and non-degree* seeking students access to the CEI network, server, and application resources. Students will also be granted access to a personal directory found on the network server with an assigned volume limit, a school email account with rights to a Microsoft Office 365 and One Drive account, Wi-Fi internet access for personal devices, a Canvas account for online learning, and the right to utilize campus printers.

* Workforce Training (WTCE) and College and Career Readiness Center students may not have the same abilities to access technology resources as degree and non-degree seeking students. Check with departments for clarification.

Acceptable Use of Computing Resources

CEI students are authorized to use technology resources (computer/network/server) for course-related work and other educational purposes only. Use of CEI resources for anything other than education, especially commercial or contract purposes, will result in the possible suspension or removal of the student’s user account.

As an authorized user, the student is responsible for the security and use of their computer account. Students accept full responsibility for their account and all activity performed on College computing resources.

The full text of the CEI Acceptable Use Policy can be found in the CEI Policy and Procedures Manual online. This is also mentioned in Procedure 907, Student Code of Conduct. 

Misuse of Resources

College of Eastern Idaho reserves the right to inspect all information stored on campus computers, including programs, data, and email. CEI reserves the right to limit or deny access to anyone abusing CEI resources.

Examples of system misuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Unauthorized copying or distribution of CEI provided system and applications software
  • Use of another individual’s account, or sharing of accounts
  • Attempting to inspect or copy another user’s programs or directory without permission
  • Deliberately trying to damage system software or hardware
  • Failure to cooperate with CEI staff
  • Any attempt to create, or install any program which circumvents system security or compromises data integrity
  • Sending/displaying defamatory, harassing, pornographic, obscene, or patently offensive materials prohibited by the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and other local, state, and federal laws
  • Unauthorized copying, sending, or receiving of copyrighted or trade/service marked materials is strictly prohibited

Misuse of resources is also mentioned in Procedure 907, Student Code of Conduct.

Printing

Students are provided the ability to print five-hundred (500) pages from the network per semester. Printing stations are located in various locations across campus. Additional printing must be purchased through the Business Office for ten cents ($0.10) per page. Students may also make copies in the library; copies are $0.10 per page.

Examples of unauthorized printing include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal letters, signs, and/or advertisements
  • Documents related to one’s own business
  • Personal legal documents
  • Online manuals

For CEI policies, see cei.edu/hr/policies-procedures/

There are also student printing stations throughout the campus where students may use their accounts in order to print.

Monitoring and Disciplinary Action

The Information Technology Division monitors the use of computer systems and will contact individuals discovered to be hindering normal operations. It is not appropriate to use any resources in ways that are detrimental to the normal operation of any computer system(s) or its users. Violation of any part of the Acceptable Usage Policy will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the CEI Student Handbook and/or applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.

Student Organization Fundraising Policy

Fundraising is a common activity of student organizations. All fundraising activities are restricted to chartered and approved organizations. The governing body of the student organization and its faculty/staff advisor must approve fundraising activities; funds raised must be used for appropriate organization activities. It is recommended that organization officers, their advisors, and the Dean of Student Affairs meet twice annually to discuss fundraising efforts. CEI is licensed for student organizations to conduct raffles for fundraising activities.

Student organizations are not allowed to raffle off weaponry for any reason, including fundraising.

Fundraising guidelines are found in the Student Senate handbook and are updated annually. The contact for questions about fundraising and student clubs is the Senior Coordinator for Student Life.