By Michael Rubinson
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The executive dean of students will lead a meeting Nov. 7 in Madison Hall to review the policies in Camden County College’s student handbook.
Students may not often think about the guidelines and policies that relate to their discipline, but professors and staff frequently go over these points to ensure the students’ and staff’s concerns are being addressed properly. In the Nov. 7 meeting, which is held annually at CCC, Executive Dean of Student Services James Canonica reviews these policies with staff who attend.
“This meeting is very important for the instructors to determine good practices for discipline and standing rules on the matter,” Canonica says. “It opens conversation for review of policies regarding student concern. This meeting is the first step in reviewing policies and seeing what works.”
Some students wonder if these meetings are necessary to keep up to date on problem areas in discipline.
“It’s not like teachers I’ve seen have problems with students. It seems like they just invent their own ways to deal with us if they see a problem,” says Michael Cirulli.
Former CCC student Marilyn Bartusis adds, “If there is any problem with the discipline of students, I would think it is just with teachers not following through with certain rules. Once that happens then some students think they can just do whatever they want.”
However, meetings such as the Nov. 7 session seem to show positive results.
“With the participation of faculty in these and subsequent meetings, we have seen improvement in classroom conduct and how our faculty handles it,” Canonica says.
The meeting will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Madison Hall Room 105.