TMCC College Catalog
STUDENT APPEALS BOARD
See also: Appeals section in course catalog
PURPOSE OF THE APPEALS BOARD:
The Student Appeals Board is only a recommending
board to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student
Services. The Vice President makes the final decision.
The Student Appeals Board does review appeals which
deal with processes outlined in the college catalog or with issues
involving financial holds, Admissions and Records procedures,
or anything which can be interpreted as a possible injustice to
The Student Appeals Board does not handle affirmative
action issues, grade change issues, or policies within the
classroom, disciplinary issues or student financial aid appeals.
Affirmative action issues must follow Board of Regents
Handbook policies for discrimination/sexual harassment.
Affirmative action issues are referred to the Affirmative Action
Grade change issues or policies within classroom are
referred through the instructor, then to the chair or program
coordinator, and finally to the appropriate instructional dean.
The dean has final authority for grade change issues or policies
within the classroom.
Disciplinary issues must follow the Board of Regents
Handbook and are referred to the appropriate individuals
depending upon the type of infringement that has occurred.
Financial Aid has its own Student Financial Aids Appeal
Policy for Implementation and Awarding of the
Continuing Education Unit
TMCC’s division of Workforce Development & Continuing
Education (WDCE) is authorized to develop and implement
policies and procedures for non-credit activities utilizing the
Continuing Education Unit as the standard unit of measurement
of individual participation.
II. Definition of Continuing Education Unit
A. The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a unit that
certifies participation in non-credit continuing education
courses and programs. The primary purpose of the
CEU is to provide a permanent record of educational
accomplishments of an individual who has completed one
or more significant educational experiences.
B. TMCC follows the International Association of
Continuing Education and Training (IACET) guidelines
for the recording of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
One CEU is ten (10) contact hours of participation in
an organized continuing education experience under
responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified
III. Course and ProgramQualifications
Non-credit courses and programs for which individuals
may be awarded Continuing Education Units shall satisfy the
A. The course or program shall be planned to meet
the educational needs of a specific target population of
B. The following elements shall be determined during
the planning stages and prior to the time the program is
approved for implementation: purposes and objectives;
student performance requirements; evaluation procedures
suitable for measuring the effectiveness of design and
operation; and the number of contact hours to be
recommended for satisfactory completion of performance
C. The course or program shall be of an instructional
nature approved by the division of Workforce Development
Continuing Education which will determine the quality of
course or program content and resource personnel.
D. WDCE shall provide for student registration which
will include the gathering of sufficient information from
the student to ensure a permanent record of individual
IV. Course and ProgramReview and Approval
A. Course and program review and approval shall be the
responsibility of Workforce Development & Continuing
Education, within the division of Business.
B. Upon receiving the request for course or program
approval form including appropriate supporting documents,
the dean of the division of Business, or his/her designate,
will review the proposed course or program to determine
compliance with CEU policy.
C. Courses and programs must be submitted for review
and approval no later than two weeks prior to the start date.
A decision to award the CEUs cannot be made after the
program has been offered.
A. Only one TMCC unit/department will be responsible for
the administration of the continuing education unit process.
The administrative responsibility for awarding CEUs
shall rest with the Division of Workforce Development &
B. The Division of Workforce Development & Continuing
Education shall maintain records of all CEUs awarded for
no less than seven (7) years, along with a complete listing
of all approved CEU courses and programs. The form and
content of these records should be consistent with nationally
recognized standards for the maintenance of Continuing
Education Unit records for students and programs.
Procedures for recording CEUs shall be established by
the Division of Workforce Development & Continuing
Education. Transcripts will be made available upon request
to individuals who have been awarded CEUs by TMCC.
VI. Calculating CEUs
A. In computing the number of Continuing Education
Units to be awarded, only the number of completed
instructional hours, or the equivalent, shall be considered.
CEU credit may be awarded in a class by using the
following criteria as a guideline: 75% attendance along with
demonstrated competency by testing and/or demonstrated
competency by practicum. If attendance by itself is sole
criterion, then the student must attend 90% of the class.
When appropriate, a decimal fractional part of a Continuing
Education Unit may be awarded but not less than 0.1 CEU
per program. Instructional hours do not include time
involved in coffee or refreshment breaks, meals, or social
B. Activities for which CEUs may not be awarded are: