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Kirkwood’s Values and Standards

All students, faculty, staff, service providers and visitors who are involved with any aspect of the college’s mission are members of Kirkwood’s learning community.
As such, we share certain rights and responsibilities to each other and to the learning process; among them the right to a positive educational climate, and the responsibility to uphold values necessary to create and sustain this educational climate including:
  • Valuing diversity.
  • Respecting and managing resources well.
  • Promoting opportunities for educational growth and development.
  • Encouraging a spirit of critical judgment.
  • Learning to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
  • Maintaining an orderly, civil and safe campus environment.
Productive Classroom Learning Environment
We believe that the best learning takes place in an environment where faculty and students exhibit trust and mutual respect.
In a productive learning environment, faculty and students work cooperatively, recognize and respect differences, model the values of character and citizenship, and become lifelong learners.
Special Notice to Students
Each student is responsible for being familiar with the information appearing on these pages. Failure to read the regulations will not be considered an excuse for noncompliance. The college reserves the right to change policies or revise curricula as needed due to unanticipated circumstances. Rules and regulations have been adopted by the faculty and administration of the college. If a student finds that extenuating circumstances might justify the waiver of a particular college regulation, that student may file an appeal of policy with the One Stop office, according to established procedures.