Student Policies

Conduct

NTI requires students to conduct themselves in accordance with the standards of their future professions. The School has also taken precautions to discourage dishonesty and preserve the academic integrity of its programs. Students will be held accountable for, or should report, the following violations:

  1. All forms of dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism, forgery, and intent to defraud through falsification, alteration, or misuse of School documents.
  2. Theft, deliberate destruction, damage, misuse, or abuse of School property or the property of private individuals associated with the School.
  3. Inappropriate or profane behavior that causes a disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other School activities.
  4. Failure to comply with School officials acting within the scope of their employment responsibilities.
  5. Failure to comply with all School regulations, whether contained in official School publications or announced as administrative policy by a School official or other person authorized by the Campus Director/General Manager or the President of the School.
  6. Violence or threats of violence toward persons or property of students, faculty, staff , or the School.
  7. Improper use of email and Internet access. Please see the Electronic Communications Policy for additional information.
  8. Failure to comply with federal copyright and criminal laws forbidding the copying or alteration of copyright-protected materials, such as computer programs, music, movies, photographs, or written materials.

Academic Freedoms and Student Responsibilities

The student who has been accepted into an academic program of study at the School has certain rights and responsibilities. These rights and the associated esponsibilities shall establish a student code of professional conduct. Primary to this code is the access to an environment free from interference in the learning process.

  1. Students have the right to an impartial, objective evaluation of their academic performance. Students shall receive in writing, at the beginning of each course, information outlining the method of evaluating student progress toward, and achievement of, course goals and objectives, including the method by which the final grade is determined.
  2. Students will be treated in a manner conducive to maintaining their worth and dignity. Students shall be free from acts or threats of intimidation, harassment, mockery, insult, or physical aggression.
  3. Students will be free from the imposition of disciplinary sanctions without proper regard for due process. Formal procedures have been instituted to ensure adequate notice and hearing for all students subjected to the disciplinary process.
  4. When confronted with perceived injustices, students may seek redress through grievance procedures established in accordance with the School’s nondiscrimination policy. Such procedures will be available to those students who make their grievances known in a timely manner.
  5. Students may take reasonable exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and may form their own judgment, but they are responsible for learning the academic content of any course for which they are enrolled.
  6. Students will be given full disclosure and explanation of all fees and financial obligations to the School.
  7. Students have the right and responsibility to participate in course and instructor evaluations and give constructive criticism of the services provided by the School.
  8. Students have the right to quality education. This right includes quality programs; appropriate instructional methodologies and content; instructors who have sufficient educational qualifications and practical expertise in the areas of instruction; the availability of adequate materials, resources, and facilities to promote the practice and application of theory; and an environment that stimulates creativity in learning as well as personal and professional growth.
  9. Students have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a professional manner within the institutional, clinical, externship, and lab settings, and to abide by the policies of the School.
  10. Students are expected to conduct all relationships with the School staff and faculty, their peers, and their clients with honesty and respect.
  11. Students are to comply with directions by School faculty and staff members who are acting within the scope of their employment, subject to their rights and responsibilities.
  12. Students have the right and responsibility to develop personally through opportunities such as formal education, work and volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities, and involvement.
  13. Students are encouraged to apply creativity in their own learning processes while striving for academic excellence and to share their knowledge and learning experiences with fellow students in the interest of greater learning and better practice of the profession.
  14. The responsibility to respect and protect the learning environment at NTI is shared by all members of the academic community and ad ministration. The freedom and effectiveness of the educational process at NTI depends on maintaining an environment that is supportive of diversity and the uniqueness of ideas, cultures, and student characteristics. This diversity and uniqueness is the essence of academic freedom.

For more student policies, please refer to your student handbook.