2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Academic Policies

Enrollment Services

Enrollment Services includes the Office of Admissions, the Registrar’s Office, and the International Student Office. These offices process all student records after the Office of Admissions has admitted the student. Registration, graduation, transcript requests, transfer credit evaluation, and the processing of all forms are managed in Enrollment Services.

Email as an Official Method of Communication

Official College messages to all students will be sent through LDSBC email. All students are responsible for all information received through their LDSBC email account. Students are expected to regularly check their email accounts for official information. This policy is to ensure that important LDSBC communication is received in a timely and consistent manner.

Students are responsible for all information sent to them through email. The student's’ email address is their (NetID@ldsbc.edu) and password.

Off Campus: go to mail.ldsbc.edu, type the assigned Net ID and password, click login.

Attendance and Absence from Class

Students are responsible for class attendance. No absences, whether approved by the College for participation in College-sponsored activities or necessitated by sickness or other personal emergencies, are “excused” in the sense that the student is relieved from class work assigned during the absence. To ensure continuity, students must make up missed work. In most cases, repeated absences will result in a lower grade or failure.

The Institute of Religion Department has a 75% attendance requirement regardless of the reason. No make-up options are given.

Exceptions to College Academic Policy

Students wishing to appeal any LDSBC academic policy must submit a petition to the Academic Exceptions Committee through the Enrollment Services. These situations may include dropping classes or withdrawing from school after published deadlines. Petitions must be submitted within one year of the semester for which the student is requesting exception to academic policy. The petition process is meant to accommodate students with extenuating circumstances or emergencies beyond their control that may impact their academic records. Only LDSBC academic policies can be appealed; federal guidelines and/or requirements cannot be appealed through this committee. A student can initiate a petition by contacting the Enrollment Services.

GPA Requirements for Extracurricular Activities

Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to represent the school in extracurricular activities.

Electronic Devices in the Classroom

The LDSBC Learning Pattern envisions students who have come to class prepared to share ideas, rather than merely receive them. Learning occurs through discussion in which each student listens carefully to the comments of others and seeks the opportunity to add, as inspired, to what is being said. Participating in such a discussion requires careful attention–as though one were with a friend, one-on-one.

In order to promote such a learning environment, the College requires, as general policy, that electronic devices be turned off during class time. These devices include laptop computers, cell phones and all other electronic devices.

Instructors may, for the sake of achieving specific learning objectives or to meet individual student needs, authorize the use of specific electronic devices in their classrooms. However, it is recommended that the use of laptops for note-taking not be allowed except for occasional lectures. In the Learning Pattern environment, thinking about what is being said in the classroom and seeking the opportunity to add a comment is more important than transcribing the discussion. Impressions that come in class can be noted by hand. When class is over, students will find that their handwritten notes, along with ideas brought to remembrance by the Spirit, will allow them to write detailed reflections. Those reflections will be richer because of the student’s active participation in the class discussion.

Username and Password Protection

Students should never share their LDSBC username and password with any other person or business. Providing this information to others could potentially compromise the college’s systems as well as student personal information (e.g. social security number, finances, grades). Because providing this information to other people or businesses puts LDSBC at risk, individuals who do so could face dismissal from the College.

Computer Crime

Any person who knowingly and without permission accesses or attempts to access any campus computer, computer system, computer program, or network without prior authorization is committing computer fraud.

Copyright Policy

All students are expected to make a good faith effort to respect the rights of copyright owners by the exercise of the following principles:

  1. Most materials (regardless of form, format, or notice) are copyrighted. Copyrighted materials may include print publications, works of art, photographs, music, sound recordings, and video recordings. If students cannot determine that a particular work is not copyrighted, they should assume that it is.
  2. Permission may be required for reproducing, distributing, modifying, displaying, and performing all copyrighted works. If permission is required and granted, follow all of grantor’s instructions. If permission is denied, do not use the materials. Permission may not be required if the use falls within certain exceptions under the law. For example:
    1. Some uses may be permitted under the “fair use” doctrine (codified in 17 U.S.C. SS107) in certain circumstances and for specific purposes if the weighing of several factors favors a reasoned conclusion for fair use. To act in “good faith” an individual should consider the fair use factors to determine if the intended use if fair use. These factors include (i) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes, (ii) the nature of the copyrighted work, (iii) the amount and substantiality of the portion taken in relation to the copyrighted material as a whole; and (iv) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted material.
    2. Educators and students may perform or display (not copy) a copyrighted work in the course of face-to-face teaching at a non-profit educational institution in a classroom or other place normally devoted to instruction (codified in 17 U.S.C. SS 110).
  3. Ultimate responsibility for obtaining permission(s) and/or determining exceptions rests with the individual. Students should be honest and show respect for others, especially in decisions and choices requiring subjective judgements, as is often the case in copyright decisions.

Students are reminded that unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted materials, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may incur civil and/or criminal liabilities. Activities such as uploading or downloading unauthorized copies of text, movies, games, computer software, and music (or any other material protected by copyright) may also incur serious personal consequences such as terminating all College computer privileges or affecting student’ status at the College.

Children on Campus

Children may not attend class, may not be present in computer labs, and may not be left unattended in College areas. If students bring children to the College (other than to conduct short business matters), they will be asked to leave.

Waiver of Risk

Some courses at the College require travel or may involve risk. Enrollment in such courses is voluntary, and students should not take these courses unless they are prepared to assume the risk involved. By choosing to participate, students voluntary agree not to hold LDS Business College or its faculty and staff liable. LDS Business College also disclaims liability of any kind for injury or illness of students as a result of participation in student activities connected with the College. The College makes every reasonable effort to provide safe conditions for all courses and student activities.

Grievance Procedure

Students with a grievance relating to academic, student services, and/or financial matters should visit with the Administration. Challenges regarding issued grades must be initiated no later than 45 calendar days following the last day of the semester in which the grade was issued.

Firearms and Weapons Policy

LDS Business College does not allow weapons on campus property, even when granted a civil permit to carry one. Weapons, defined as firearms or weapons, include any device that can expel a projectile, knives that are longer than 3 ½ inches and/or is a multi-edge blade, explosives, or other items that in their intended use are capable of inflicting serious injury or damaging property. Facsimiles of firearms or dangerous and destructive weapons are also prohibited. Any replicas of weapons on campus property are also prohibited. Weapons that are illegally purchased, illegally owned, or illegally stored or against landlord policies are prohibited. Because these items pose a clear risk to the persons and property on the LDS Business College campus, violation of this policy may result in immediate suspension (separation) or ban. Suspected violations of this policy should be reported immediately to campus security (dial 2-2771 from on-campus College phones or 801.240.2771). Failure to report suspected violations may result in separation.

Entertainment and the Media

In For the Strength of Youth it teaches us to, “choose wisely when using media, because whatever you read, listen to, or look at has an effect on you. Select only media that uplifts you. Do not attend, view, or participate in anything that is vulgar, immoral, violent, or pornographic in any way. Do not participate in anything that presents immorality or violence as acceptable. Take care that your use of media and entertainment does not dull your sensitivity to the Spirit or interfere with your personal relationships with others. Do not communicate anything over the Internet or through text that would be inappropriate to share in person. Obey the laws that govern sharing music, movies, and other copyrighted items” (pp 11-13).

Pornography

Pornography in any form is not permitted. Use of pornography is a serious sin and can lead to other sexual transgression. “Pornography in all forms is especially dangerous and addictive. Avoid pornography at all costs.” (For the Strength of Youth, p 12)

Right of Access

LDSBC is a private institution. Therefore all grounds, walkways, parking areas, and buildings owned by the College are private property. The College retains the right and legal authority to limit or otherwise restrict access to the campus for any reason it may deem appropriate. As an educational institution, LDSBC affirms its right to guard or protect employees, students, and guests from interferences that would disrupt any class, program, activity, event, or permitted function. This includes stalking or other conduct that is threatening or disruptive to students, employees, or guests on campus properties.