Disciplinary Rules

Each individual student is responsible for his/her behavior and is expected to maintain standards of academic honesty and personal integrity. Students must ensure safety, health, fairness, and the proper use of available resources in their undertakings. Students share the responsibility, with college for creating an environment that supports academic honesty and principles of professionalism.
Proper relationship between college and student are fundamental to the college''s function, and this must be built on mutual respect and understanding together with shared dedication to the education process. The college strongly believes that each student is worthy of trust and that each student has the right to live in an academic environment that is free of injustice caused by dishonesty.
While students have an obligation to assist their fellow students in meeting the common goals of their education, students have an equal obligation to maintain the highest standards of personal integrity.

Students’ Responsibilities During Study
AASTMT students shall adhere to the following basic regulations:

  1. Students are held responsible for familiarity and follow-up with the study system and regulations of the Academy. They are held accountable for any mistakes or problems that may occur due to ignorance of those regulations, including registration regulations, study postponement procedures, re-enrollment, course withdrawal, tuition fees refund and graduation requirements. Student should familiarize themselves with the regulations and systems issued by the Academy. They can seek help from their academic advisor or other Academy staff responsible for education in case they encounter difficulty in comprehending those regulations.
  2. Abiding by all rules and regulations and following all instructions regulating the educational process, including those related to academic integrity, as well as examination and assessment regulations and commitment to all dates announced to students.
  3. Regular attendance of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
  4. Participating in class discussions is an integral part of the assessment process. This also applies to the assignments, readings and homework assigned to students.
  5. Complying with the instructions and regulations for appropriate behavior, conduct and appearance, customs and traditions observed both inside and outside the Academy.
  6. Displaying appropriate behavior while dealing with colleagues and preserving the Academy properties.
  7. Abiding by the regulations for academic integrity as stipulated in (article “1” – item 19) in the fundamental definitions.

  8. Disciplinary and Academic Penalties
    In case a student commits an offense, the disciplinary penalties are as follows:
    First: Violations of exam regulations and academic integrity:
    These range from dismissal from the examination hall to final expulsion from the Academy. This is decided through presenting the case to the college council as follows:

    Student OffenseOffense DescriptionSuggested Penalty
    1Disobeying examination instructionsDisrupting the discipline or quietness of the exam hall. For example:
    • Repeated talking to a colleague during the exam.
    • Repeated showing a switched off mobile phone during the exam.
    • Repeated ringing of a mobile phone.
    After the invigilator gives oral warning when the offense is committed for the first time only, the student is dismissed from the exam and allocated “zero” for the given exam.
    2Refusing to carry out instructionsRepetition of any of the offenses mentioned in item number (1) in any other subject during the exam period.The student is dismissed from the examination hall and the grade allocated to the subject is “F”.
    3CheatingUsing any cheating methods. For example:
    • A switched on mobile phone that contains course information.
    • An unauthorized paper slip, table, notes or any other means or tools with course information.
    • Exchanging answer or questions sheet with a colleague during the exam.
    • Exchanging tools with information about the subject with a colleague during the exam.
    • Failing to observe the required regulations for academic integrity.
    The student fails the subject in question. In addition, the grades allocated to the two subsequent subjects (or the two previous ones in case the subject is the last one in the student’s exam schedule) should be “W”.
    4Offending the invigilator or the exam supervision authority verbally or physicallyOffending the invigilator or the exams supervision authority whether verbally or physically.The student fails all courses registered for the semester during which the offense occurs (grades allocated to all subjects should be “F”). In addition, the student’s registration for the following semester is suspended. The case is then forwarded to the Student Affairs Committee to determine whether the student is to continue his/her studies at the Academy or not.
    5Impersonation of another student to sit for the exam instead of him/herImpersonation of another student to sit for the exam instead of him/her.Final expulsion from the Academy

    • It is permissible to apply the strictest penalty which can be expulsion from college in case of another contravention accompanied the process of documenting the one the student is penalized for. This is decided after referring to the Student Affairs Committee.
    • In all of the above-mentioned cases, an official report of the case (the offense) should be written.
    • The student’s questions and answer sheets (after filling in all necessary information), as well as any other evidence related to the incident, should be attached and sent with related documents to the college Vice Dean for Education Affairs.
    • The penalty is added to the student’s unofficial transcript.

    Second: General Behavior Offenses:
    The penalties for general behavior offenses range from warning to final expulsion. This is decided by presenting the case to the Student Affairs Committee (such as smoking in classes or corridors, damaging the Academy properties, disrupting the discipline of lectures and tutorials.)

    Final Expulsion from the Academy
    The procedures of final expulsion from the Academy, after the approval of the Academy President, should be carried out in the following cases:

    • The student who has been under academic probation or who shows underachievement is finally expelled from the Academy if his/her GPA continues to be below 1.0 (i.e. less than 60%) at the end of the third semester after having been put on the academic probation
    • If a student does not complete the graduation requirements during the maximum studying period allowed which is double the study period of the college of Pharmacy.
    • In case a student commits a grave breach for which the penalty, according to the student disciplinary penalties, is the final expulsion from the Academy.d. If a final criminal sentence has been issued against the student.

    Appeal for Penalty Alleviation or Expulsion
    The student has the right to submit an appeal to the Academy President to complain against a given disciplinary or academic penalty. The Academy President has the right to form a committee to investigate the appeal and before submitting its report to the Academy President to approve it and take the necessary procedures that preserve the rights of the Academy and the student.

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