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Policy 3-2-5: Students Taking Courses Taught By Immediate Family Members

WNC Policy 3-2-5
Procedure: Students Taking Courses Taught By Immediate Family Members
Policy No.: 3-2-5
Department: Instruction
Contact: Dean of Instruction
Policy:

To avoid the impression of conflict of interests, faculty should avoid teaching a member of his/her immediate family.

  • Section 1: Definition
    • A. Immediate family is defined as husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, granddaughter, grandson, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, or uncle.
  • Section 2: Approvals
    • A. Any student attempting to take a class taught by an immediate member should be advised to take a section taught by a non-related faculty member, if such a section exists.
    • B. Any student attempting to take a class that is taught by an immediate family member must have prior approval of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs through the appropriate Dean.
    • C. If a student is approved to take a class taught by a member of his/her immediate family then the grade for that course must be determined independently. This independent method of grade determination must have the prior approval of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs through the appropriate Dean.
Date Adopted and Dates Revised
Date Adopted October 24, 2000 Dates Revised September 2, 2008; May 11, 2004
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URL: http://www.wnc.edu/policymanual/3-2-5.php
Date Printed: August 27, 2014
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