TMCC College Catalog
Children are not allowed to sit in on TMCC classes. Any
exception to this policy must be approved by the instructor.
Parents seeking drop-in child care services can call the Child
Care Resource Council at 775-785-4200 for a list of child care
Nevada Systemof Higher Education AIDS
The Nevada System of Higher Education, in order to address
the personal, administrative, medical, and legal problems
associated with the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS), has established the following guidelines. These are
intended to provide direction for our institutions when dealing
with the disease of AIDS and AIDS-related issues.
The primary response of Nevada System of Higher
Education institutions to AIDS should be increasing awareness
and education—for students, employees, faculty and others.
Effective education based upon the best currently available
information will aid in preventing the spread of the disease.
Individuals will not be required to undergo screening
for AIDS as a condition of enrollment, employment or financial
services. Faculty, students and staffwho are diagnosed as having
AIDS, AIDS-related complex or a positive antibody test and who
are otherwise qualified should be afforded normal classroom
attendance, working conditions, benefits and participation
in curricular and extracurricular activities in an unrestricted
manner, as long as they are physically and psychologically able
to do so. Decisions regarding such individuals will be made on a
case-by-case basis, taking into account the individual’s behavior
and physical condition.
The American College Health Association special report
entitled AIDS on the college campus contains guidelines based
upon current knowledge of AIDS-related issues. It is suggested
NSHE institutions refer to this report for guidance in addressing
It is also recommended that the Center for Disease
Control guidelines be used to ensure safety of students, staff
and faculty handling human blood, blood products and other
Each NSHE institution will establish procedures to
respond to AIDS-related concerns, as well as to public inquiries.
These guidelines will be revised as necessary, in response to
the release of new scientific information.
Student Bill of Rights
Truckee Meadows Community College exists for the
transmissionof knowledge, thepursuitof truth, thedevelopment
of students, and the general well being of society. Free inquiry
and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these
goals. As members of the academic community, students should
be encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment
and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets
of academic freedom. The freedom to learn depends upon
opportunities and conditions in the classroom, on the campus,
and in the larger community.
The responsibility to secure and to respect general conditions
conducive to the freedom to learn is jointly shared by all
members of the academic community. Students exercising the
rights and freedoms defined in this document shall do so with
concomitant responsibilities as prerequisites for achievement
of the educational objectives involved. Freedom to teach and
freedom to learn are alike dependent upon modes of individual
and collective conduct as permit the orderly exchange and
pursuit of knowledge and opinion. A regard for the college as a
physical as well as a social entity is a condition of its satisfactory
functioning. Truckee Meadows Community College has a duty
to develop policies and procedures that provide and safeguard
these conditions. Policies and procedures should be developed
at the college within a framework of general standards and
with the broadest possible participation of the members of
the academic community. The purpose of the following is to
enumerate essential student freedoms.
FREEDOMOF ACCESSTOHIGHER EDUCATION
See also: Appendix A
Truckee Meadows Community College shall admit students
without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, handicap,
national origin or political belief.
All facilities of the college shall be open to all students who
meet the entrance qualifications and who maintain current such
academic qualifications as may be required by the college.
The college should use its influence to secure equal access for
all students to public facilities in the local community.
See also: Appendix L
The professor in the classroom and in conferences shall
encourage free discussion, inquiry, and expression. Student
performance shall be evaluated solely on an academic basis,
not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic
Protection of Freedom of Expression — Students shall
be free to take reasoned exception by legal means to the data
or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment
about matters of opinion, but they shall be responsible for
learning the context of any course of study for which they are
Protection Against Improper Academic Evaluation —
Students shall have protection through orderly procedures as
established by the President of the college against prejudiced or
capricious academic evaluation. At the same time, they shall be
responsible for maintaining standards of academic performance
established for each course in which they are enrolled.
Protection Against Improper Disclosure—The teacher-
student relationship is a unique one to society. Information
about student views, beliefs, and political associations which
professors acquire thorough private consultations and private
classroomwork intended to be seen only by the professors shall
be considered confidential. Protection against unreasonable
and improper disclosures about student views, beliefs, and
political associations which professors acquire in the classroom
is a serious professional obligation. The judgment of ability
academic evaluation) and character (related to the discipline
of study) may be provided under appropriate circumstances,
normally with the knowledge and consent of the student.