Policies

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS:

Student Engagement Expectations Maine Educators’ Consortium’s 6-week online courses are fast paced accelerated versions of a typicl on-site college semester(12 weeks); participation and high level of academic performances is expected.   MECS courses are intense, fast-paced, with heavy concentrations on written discussions and assignments. Weekly discussions are dependent on peer interactions therefore, late discussion entries cannot be accepted beyond the weekly due date. Weekly online participation is a must. Please consider your learning style and preference when registering for Maine Educators’ Consortium courses.

CONDITIONS OF ENROLLMENT

Conditions of Enrollment- Certain conditions must be met in order to be enrolled at the university and to function as a member of the community. Failure to meet and maintain these conditions may result in a hold against future registration and/or termination of a student’s current enrollment. If a student’s enrollment is terminated for failure to fulfill conditions of enrollment, they may not be present online (adapted from SNHU catalogue).

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Academic Integrity Policy- The Academic Integrity Policy applies to all students enrolled in courses As an academic community committed to fostering an ethical and intellectual environment, Maine Educators’ Consortium holds its students to these standards of academic integrity; the Maine Educators’ Consortium expects that all aspects of a student’s educational path are conducted with the highest degree of integrity, accountability for one’s own work, and respect for all intellectual property of others with an understanding that copying and use of Artificial intelligence will not be tolerated. Violations of these academic standards, such as cheating and plagiarism, will result in sanctions.(adapted from SNHU catalogue)

ETIQUETTE and COMMUNICATION

Responsibility for Course Etiquette and Communication seeks to foster a supportive and positive learning environment for students and all students are expected to practice proper etiquette in the classroom and online, engage in active and respectful discourse and help encourage a non-threatening and welcoming learning environment. Online students enrolled in courses with discussion forums are expected to post professional, relevant responses to their instructors and peers that are suitable to an academic environment. Any comments deemed disruptive to the learning environment may be permanently deleted and may result in disciplinary action (adapted from SNHU catalogue).

STUDENT DISABILITY 

Please Note: Maine Educators’ Consortium’s 6-week online courses are accelerated versions of a typical college semester(12 weeks); participation and high level of academic expectations are the same.   MECS courses are intense, fast-paced, with heavy concentrations on written discussions and assignments. Weekly discussions are dependent on peer interactions therefore late discussion entries cannot be accepted beyond the weekly due date. Weekly online participation is a must.
Please consult with Director prior to course registration.

Maine Educators’ Consortium prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability and takes action to prevent such discrimination by providing “reasonable accommodations” to eligible students with disabilities.

Maine Educators’ Consortium recognizes that to disclose any disability is a personal choice that every applicant may exercise. We respect this choice; however, a student requesting accommodations is required to self-disclose prior to registering and prior to attending class.

Procedure for Students Requesting Disability Support Services:

  1. Contact Maine Educators’ Consortium prior to registering director@maineeducator.com to inform MEC of the intent to request support services.
  2. Provide medical professional with MEC’s Disability Eligibility Form. Please advise medical professional to mail form/s directly to MEC. Form is due two weeks prior to course starting date. Disability Eligibility Form available upon request.
  3. Complete an intake interview with MEC Executive Director (in person, by phone, or via email) to discuss documentation and accommodation history to determine one’s disability status and needs. These determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.

MEC has final determination on providing student accommodations.  Decision will be based upon specifics of the individual’s disability-related needs in conjunction with MEC’s unique operational system.

Accommodations do not include remedial interventions.

STATE AND FEDERAL Policies- available on request:

Maine Educators’ Consortium By-Laws
Conflict of Interest-Whistleblower
Record Retention
Non-Discrimination Policy Code of Ethics

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