Campus Policies & Procedures

Student Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of every student to maintain academic integrity, respect the rights and differences of others, and assume responsibility for reading, understanding and adhering to all college policies as stated in the college catalog and/or addenda, and the student handbook. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of every student to abide by local, state, and federal laws, as well.

Student Standards of Conduct

As a member of the SAE/Expression community students are expected to abide by the Standards of Conduct while on the main campus or any offsite classroom, during any SAE/Expression sponsored field trip, special event, or convention. The College will enforce any and all of the Standards of Conduct at any of the aforementioned sites at any time.

A violation of the Standards of Conduct will result in disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to, suspension, probation, or dismissal from the College.

Academic Integrity

SAE/Expression strives to support the development of academic achievement. Such achievement can only be obtained through academic integrity. Grades earned in courses are a part of a student’s permanent academic record and therefore must be achieved based on the student’s own knowledge. Academic dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information, or facilitating any academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.


Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain, or aiding another to obtain credit for work, or any improvement of evaluation performance, by any dishonest or deceptive means. Cheating includes, but is not limited to; lying; copying from another’s test (unless such discussion is specifically authorized by the instructor); taking or receiving copies of an exam without the permission of the instructor; using or displaying notes, cheat sheets, or other inappropriate devices; dependence on sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in carrying out the assignment; allowing someone other than the officially enrolled student to represent said student.


Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work as if it were your own, without giving credit to the source. In many cases it is acceptable to use someone else’s writing in a research paper, provided that you name the source of the writing. Failing to cite your sources however, is plagiarism.

Attendance Policies and Procedures

Because developing and maintaining a good attendance record is an important facet of a student’s professional development, the attendance record is included in each student’s permanent file. A student is expected to attend all classes as scheduled, on time, and to remain in the classes for the full duration. Students not in attendance for 14 consecutive calendar days will be dismissed for unsatisfactory attendance.

There will be no make-up quizzes or exams offered unless you have made PRIOR arrangements with the instructor.  All make up work is at the discretion of the instructor Make up work will not be accepted after the end of the course except in the case of an approved incomplete. If you are sick or unable to attend on a test/quiz day you must contact your instructor before the time of the test.  Missing a test/quiz with no contact = 0% for that test/quiz. Preferred method of contact is via email so it is time-stamped.

Attendance Recording 

All student attendance is recorded from the first day of the term. There are no excused absences. The attendance recording, monitoring, and follow-up procedures are as follows:

Full Absence: A full day of absence is defined as being absent for the total number of hours classes are scheduled each day for the program in which a student is enrolled. Absences are recorded from the first day of the term regardless of the reason for absence.

Partial Absence: A student who arrives late or leaves class early is charged in 15-minute increments of absenteeism. This absence accumulates toward total absenteeism a student’s term record.

Disability Accommodations

SAE/Expression is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act an equal opportunity to achieve success. Students who have been diagnosed with learning, emotional, and/or physical disabilities are entitled to certain accommodations in the classroom upon submission of the appropriate documentation. Students are not required to disclose their disabilities to the school, however disability accommodations will not be automatically provided unless the student (or his/her legal guardian) requests that such provisions be arranged.

Requests for disability accommodations must be made through the Office of Student Affairs.