✓ This policy pertains only to the PROFESSOR'S Internet Service or to HCCS's Internet course servers, NOT THE STUDENTS' computers or Internet access.
8 Spring2018 SS – CRN 52962&52963 Nutrition – ONLINE Lecture ✓ No one at HCCS can verify outages at student sites and student access is not the responsibility of HCCS or the professors. Students are responsible for making sure that they have continuous, reliable Internet access in order to complete this course. à COMPUTER VIRUS PROTECTION Computer viruses are, unfortunately, a fact of life. Using removable devices on more than one computer creates the possibility of infecting computers and diskettes with a computer virus. This exposes the computers of the college, your personal computer, and any others you may be using to potentially damaging viruses. The college has aggressive anti-virus procedures in place to protect its computers, but cannot guarantee that a virus might not temporarily infect one of its machines. It is your responsibility to protect all computers under your control and use and ensure that each diskette you use, whenever or wherever you use it, has been scanned with anti-virus software. Since new viruses arise continually, your anti-virus software must be kept current. And, since no anti-virus software will find every virus, keeping backup copies is extremely important. à EARLY ALERT HCC has instituted an Early Alert process by which administration or your professor may “alert” you and DE counselors that you might fail a class because of excessive absences and/or poor academic performance. à EGLS 3 (Evaluation for Greater Learning Student Survey System) At Houston Community College, professors believe that thoughtful student feedback is necessary to improve teaching and learning. During a designated time near the end of the term, you will be asked to answer a short online survey of research-based questions related to instruction. The anonymous results of the survey will be made available to your professors and department chairs for continual improvement of instruction. Go to for more information. RULES & REGULATIONS; Adult behavior is expected online in the virtual classroom. As with on-campus classes, all students in HCC Distance Education courses are required to follow all HCC Policies & Procedures, the Student Code of Conduct, the Student Handbook, and relevant sections of the Texas Education Code when interacting and communicating in a virtual classroom with faculty and fellow students. Students who violate these policies and guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action that could include denial of access to course-related email, discussion groups, and chat rooms or being removed from the class. Class attendance is mandated by the state.