Prior to classes starting, all students will attend a program orientation and given a student handbook with complete list of school policies. A few policy references are listed below.
Presence of Children and Minors at Solomon College
To protect the safety of children, Solomon College does not allow minors (children under the age of 18) into offices, classrooms, computer labs, and student support areas at the college unless they are registered students.
There are potential risks to bringing children to Solomon College. Students, teachers, and staff should be aware of these risks and are responsible for any and all injuries or damages sustained to or by their child(ren) while at Solomon College. Solomon College shall not be responsible or liable for any such injuries or damages.
Students are not permitted to bring child(ren) on college organized field trips. If a student brings a child(ren), they will need to take their child(ren) home, and will be counted as absent. This policy will be enforced by all teachers and staff. No exceptions will be made.
Academic Standing, Probation, and Appeals
If students do not make satisfactory progress or do not follow the attendance policy, the instructor will bring it to the student’s attention. If this issue continues, students will meet with an academic advisor to identify needs and assistance the school can offer. Time will be made for the student to catch up on work.
First academic appeal should be made to the instructor after class time. If this doesn’t work, students should apply to the Office. If students would like to appeal an academic grade or result, they must write, date, and sign a request and submit it to the Office.
Process: The Instructor will review student work and give the student a response. If the student does not agree with the response and appeals to the Office, another review process will take place. In this case, all student academic records and samples of assignments may be consulted, the student may be consulted directly, the instructor will be consulted, and the Program Director will make a final decision.
Complaint and Resolution Process Procedures
Complaints should first be directed to the instructor and attempt to resolve the issue. If this is not successful, complaints can then be taken to the School Office. If the problem persist, then consult the Program Director. The Program Director will investigate and provide a reply, no later than 3 months from the date of submission. Concerns can be discussed without writing a formal complaint. Formal complaints must be written, dated and signed.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is when another person’s ideas, words, writing or media (images/audio/video) are copied and passed off as your own without giving proper credit to the original author.
What are some examples of plagiarism?
– Someone else’s work is copied and pasted in its entirety or slightly altered to give the impression it is yours
– A few words, a couple of sentences or even an article (e.g. from Wikipedia) is stolen without giving credit to the author/source
– Citing a source that does not exist or is no longer active (e.g. a website)
– Combining two or more sources into one sentence, paragraph, page, or paper
– Not putting quotation marks around quotes
Is copying another student’s work plagiarism?
- Copying another student’s essay is still considered plagiarism.
How can I avoid plagiarism?
Students should give credit to the author of the idea, article, or media. For more information on how to properly cite another person’s work, visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/011
What is the plagiarism policy at Solomon College?
Solomon College, in consultation with Hospitality instructors, has developed a fair three-step plagiarism policy in line with other educational institutions.
First instance: The instructor will give the student a written warning. Also, the student will have a chance to redo the assignment within 48 hours.
Second instance: The student will receive a failing grade on the assignment, and another warning.
Third instance: The student will receive a failing grade in the communications aspect of the hospitality program. As a result, the student will not receive a diploma from Solomon College upon graduation.