For the 2018-2019 school year, all students and faculty are bound by the policies, regulations, rules and requirements in this section, and on the IRU website. Students are responsible for informing themselves about the applicable policies, regulations, rules and requirements, and registration as a student constitutes acceptance of the statements and a commitment to abide by them.
IRU strongly estimates freedom of expression, and encourages diverse opinions in an academic life where every individual is treated with good manner, kindness and respect. No member at IRU is allowed to behave in a way that may be viewed as harassing, aggressive or unfriendly; all members are required to show respect at all times. Harassment, threatening, or humiliation behavior will be considered a violation of the General Code of Conduct and basis for action and disciplinary process, which may include immediate removal from the course or dismissal from the University at large.
IRU works to promote a learning environment characterized by inclusiveness, values awareness, and understanding of one another’s differences and similarities, and strives to treat all with dignity and respect. The university is committed to multiculturalism that makes its academic programs, educational services, and employment opportunities available to all qualified individuals.
IRU will adhere to all federal and state non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. The University does not discriminate on any basis and is committed to equality of opportunity in admission process, employment, access to and treatment in University programs and activities. IRU will prohibits all forms of harassment in its educational and employment programs, policies, practices, or procedures on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability.
IRU recognizes and accepts its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), requiring the University to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled students in its educational programs.
Applicants with questions about disability accommodations should confer with their Admissions
Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRU respects and honors the privacy of all of its students, applicants, and personnel and protects the confidentiality of its students’ educational records and will not publish or reveal the academic records or confidential information to any third party.
IRU preserves all records of enrolled students for a period of no less than five years. Students may inspect and review their own records pertaining to academic standing and financial information at any time. Students may also seek amendment of inaccurate or misleading information in their educational records.
IRU depends on the accuracy of previous educational records and documents submitted by its students. False information on an application as well as any act to intentionally mislead or misinform instructional personnel or administrators is grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal from the University. Students seeking access or amendment of their educational records should contact their respective academic advisor who can assist in processing the request.
Directory Information at IRU includes a student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, date and place of birth, major/field of study, enrollment status, dates of attendance at IRU, degrees and honors received, expected graduation date, previous educational institutions attended, photograph(s), and a copy of a valid ID, preferably a passport.
Currently enrolled students may block disclosure of their Directory Information by completing a form in the Student Portal. This request is permanent until a request is otherwise submitted in the Student Portal to unblock the disclosure of Directory Information. Students who are no longer studying at IRU, and whose Directory Information was not restricted during their last semester of study, cannot restrict the release of the Directory Information until re-enrolled at IRU.
IRU has the right to share student information with administrators and University officials who have legitimate educational interests or as directed by the Dean of Student Affairs in an emergency if the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other persons.
IRU respects the intellectual property rights of others and adheres to all copyright conditions and applicable laws governing the use of teaching materials. It provides all reading materials without charge to its students, as well as to adopt its Intellectual Property Policy to guide its course developers in order to prepare IRU courses.
IRU also recognizes the importance of using social networks and websites to facilitate communication among students, faculty and staff and it has adopted its own guidelines for this purpose. However, the Social media is not allowed to be used as a substitute for the University’s documented communications and human resources processes and no postings and /or communications personnel on behalf of IRU can be made without the IRU authorization.
IRU is committed to providing a learning and working environment that ensures freedom from discrimination and harassment. Grade disputes, admissions decisions, graduation appeals and similar academic decisions are not issues for grievance, unless they are complaints of rights related to age, sex, race, religion, color, ethnic/national origin, disability.
The grievance procedure is applicable to all students, administration, and instructional personnel of the University and IRU encourages all to resolve any disagreements, complaints, misunderstandings and grievances by informal means, where possible, before filing a formal grievance and submit it to the Office of Student Affairs & Services (student.services@IRU.university). The Director of Student Services or the Office of the Provost will initiate an investigation of the complaint and the final decision will be taken within 30 colander days and will be sent to the complainant via email and to the head of the relevant department and a detailed log of each grievance will be kept in IRU’s central database. Access to this data is limited to the Office of the Provost and other authorized staff.
Violators of this policy and filing a false report shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary proceedings as set forth by the Office of the Provost, and may be subjected to sanctions including, but not limited to, disciplinary warning or dismissal, and termination of employment.
The Student Identity Verification Policy at IRU applies to the following:
- All courses in offered programs, official documents during the application process, graduation, transfer, or withdrawal from the university.
- The student registering for a course ought to be for the same student who participates in the course and/or receives course credit.
- who participate in class or coursework, IRU may make a secure login for each student and authentication process; a valid photo ID filed with IRU administration; Proctored examinations; and other technologies that are effective in verifying student identification.
- All methods of verifying student identity protect the privacy of student information in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and any other applicable laws or regulations regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. IRU will notify students of any fees associated with the verification of student identity at the time of enrollment, registration, and/or other relevant times.
All violations of the General Code of Conduct should be reported to the Office of Student Services and are permanently noted in a student’s academic record. Breaking the General Code of Conduct might include the followings:
- An awful use the class room or discussion community
- Fabrication data
- Unauthorized academic assistance
- Misrepresenting a student’s personnel situation
- Academic dishonesty.
All violations of the code of Academic Integrity are subject to the following sanctions:
- First violation: Student is issued a warning and a zero on the assignment.
- Second violation: Student is issued a zero on the assignment or exam,
- Third violation: Student is issued a failing grade in the course and is suspended from IRU for one or more semesters.
- Fourth violation: Student is dismissed from the University.
The student will be officially contacted to be advised for his or her violation and to describe the investigation and disciplinary process, including the possible sanctions that may be imposed.
- In case a student is reported to use awfully the online classroom or discussion community, he will be temporarily suspended from the access to those services, even if this action might affects the student’s ability to complete his or her courses.
- The student will write within one week a response to services@IRU.university before his or her case is referred to the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) requesting to present his/her case via telephone or online videoconferencing to the representative of the Student Affairs Committee
- If the student does not submit a timely response and the SAC can determine what disciplinary sanctions is imposed on the student in respect of such violation (sanctions may include warning,, immediate removal from his or her course(s) that semester, suspension for a period of time, or permanent dismissal from the University.
- In General, the disciplinary sanctions will be implemented within one week after written notice of such sanctions is given to the student and the student has the right to appeal by submitting a complainant to the Provost’s office.