Policy and Process Statements for Students

ECARS "Pursuit of Class" Definition:

Attendance is defined as any action on the part of the student (after registration) that demonstrates pursuit of class. As defined by Academic Services at Kalamazoo Valley Community College attendance is defined as TWO specific actions on the part of the student (after registration) that demonstrate pursuit of class. To be considered in attendance for E-CARS, a KVCC student must do BOTH of the following:

  1. Attend at least one class session during the E-CARS reporting period.
    • For web courses, the first requirement (attending one class session) is defined as logging into the course at least once and downloading the class assignment schedule.)
  2. Submit at least one assignment, quiz, or test as determined by the instructor.

ADA/Student Access:

The Office For Student Access is designed to meet the individual needs of students with physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities. The College has a long history of service to students with disabilities and is committed to removing barriers to help students not only reach their potential, but become academically competitive within their programs. To initiate services or for more information, please call: Voice: (269) 488-4397 - TTD: (269) 488-4358.

Student Support Services:

Through Academic Counseling, Career Counseling, Credit for Prior Learning, Transfer Assistance, Student Activities, Student Access, Life Resources, and an Advocacy Program, the Student Success Center (SSC) is a resource center which brings together campus services to help students achieve their professional and personal academic goals. We provide one-on-one assistance to students which lend the personal touch so the students may be successful and reach their objectives. For more information on how to obtain assistance from the SSC: https://www.kvcc.edu/services/successcenter/

Moodle Orientation:

Moodle is our learning management system (LMS). We use Moodle to access the class materials, assignments, and exams. To access the Moodle course content, you need to complete the one-time Moodle orientation located at when you log into MyValley and go to MyClasses area. You need to complete the exam with 80% accuracy to gain access.

Acceptable Use Policy:

Cabinet Member Operating Policy: http://home.kvcc.edu/operatingpolicies/CMOP5010.htm

Copyright Compliance:

Cabinet Member Operating Policy: http://home.kvcc.edu/operatingpolicies/CMOP5020.htm

Distance Learning Complaint Process for Out of State Students:

Kalamazoo Valley Community College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of the State of Michigan while attending KVCC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College's Student Grievance process covered in our Student Handbook. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your State. The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides phone numbers, emails and/or links to state education agencies. For Michigan residents, complaints involving public university consumer protection violations may be directed to: Office of the Attorney General of the State of Michigan; Consumer Protection Division; P.O. Box 30213; Lansing, MI 48909‐7713. Please see their web site at: http://michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7‐164‐1773‐42077‐‐,00.html.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.