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The instructor has the primary responsibility for maintenance of academic integrity and controlling classroom behavior, and can order the temporary removal or exclusion from the classroom of any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct that violates the general policies of the institution for each class session during which the conduct occurs.

Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom, beyond the session in which the conduct occurred, or further disciplinary action can be effected only through appropriate procedures of the institution. An instructor will notify his/her dean of any action regarding misconduct immediately following all incidents of classroom misconduct.

An instructor has the right to temporarily remove a disruptive student from a classroom. Disruptive behavior in the classroom may be defined as, but not limited to:

  • Behavior that obstructs or disrupts the learning environment (e.g., offensive language, harassment of students and professors, repeated outbursts from a student which disrupt the flow of instruction or prevent concentration on the subject taught, failure to cooperate in maintaining classroom decorum, etc.)
  • Text messaging
  • Continued use of any electronic or other noise or light emitting device that disturbs others (e.g., disturbing noises from electronic or mobile devices)

Classroom misconduct includes other conduct prohibited in handbooks for specific programs of study. An instructor will promptly notify Campus Police regarding any incident that may rise to safety concerns.

Complete Student Conduct and Disciplinary Sanctions are found online in Chapter 3 of the Northeast State Policies and Procedures Manual. College policies addressing classroom misconduct and disruptive behavior include the following:

NeSCC Policy Information

  • 02:05:00 - Class Interruptions
  • 02:07:00 - Course Syllabus
  • 02:18:00 - Admission & Delivery of Services to International Students and the Employment & Delivery of Services to International Faculty & Academic Staff at TBR Institutions
  • 03:05:00 - Expectations of Students and Student Code of Conduct
  • 03:05:02 - Institutional Policy Statement
  • 03:05:03 - Disciplinary Offenses
  • 03:05:04 - Academic, Non-Academic and Classroom Misconduct
  • 03:05:05 - Disciplinary Sanctions
  • 03:05:06 - Disciplinary Procedures
  • 03:05:08 - Visitors
  • 03:05:15 - Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment
  • 04:62:01 - Social Media
  • 04:70:00 - Animals on Campus
  • 05:04:02 - Drug-Free Campus/Workplace Policy
  • 07:05:00 - Programs for Minors on Campus
  • 06:04:00 - Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Committee
  • 06:04:01 - Care Team Subcommittee
  • 06:43:00 - Student Discipline Committee
  • 06:51:00 - Academic Discipline Committee
  • 07:01:00 - Firearms and Other Weapons


Contacts, Locations, and Office Hours

Student Success

Campus: Blountville
Office: Dean of Enrollment Management & Dean of Students
Room: C2110, General Studies Building
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address: 2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.0229
Fax: 423.323.0215

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.