Term Definitions Related Policies
Abuse
Involves behavior that is deficient or improper when compared with behavior that a prudent person would consider a reasonable and necessary business practice given the facts and circumstances. Abuse includes misuse of authority or position for personal financial interest or those of an immediate or close family member or business associate.
Academic Advisory Committees
provide guidance and advice on program design, delivery and outcomes consistent with the College’s mission.
Academic Dishonesty
Means any behavior that misrepresents or falsifies the student’s knowledge, skills or ability with the goal of unjustified or illegitimate evaluation or gain and includes cheating, plagiarism and falsification or fabrication of records. Assisting another student in cheating, plagiarism and falsification of records is also academic dishonesty.
Academic endeavors
Undertakings in the pursuit, creation, and expression of knowledge and understanding, regardless of format. These include, but are not limited to, teaching, teaching methods, learning, researching, accessing and sharing information, publishing, and participating in professional activities. It does not include activities that are generally considered part of the administrative functions of the College.
Academic freedom
Defined as the right to freely engage in intellectual inquiry and debate without fear of censorship, sanction, or retaliation.
Academic Integrity
A fundamental principle which is important to the College. Students are responsible for ensuring they are honest in their academic pursuits. Academic dishonesty means any behavior that misrepresents or falsifies the student’s knowledge, skills or ability with the goal of unjustified or illegitimate evaluation or gain and includes cheating, plagiarism and falsification of records.
Academic Program Discontinuance
The cessation of an academic program, center, institute, or department based upon educational, academic, and financial considerations in accordance with Policy 3-5 Academic Program Review.
Academic Support (Exhibit 11)
Funds that provide support services for the College’s primary missions. This includes academic administration, libraries, galleries, ancillary support, academic personnel development and course and curriculum development.
Account Owner
An individual who has been assigned the privilege and the responsibility for access to any SFCC information technology resource.
ACE Guidelines
are the American Council on Education’s Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services, which outline credit recommendations for military transcripts.
Act, The
Per Diem and Mileage Act (10-8-1 NMSA 1978 et seq.), or successor statute.
Actual Travel Expenses
Reimbursement for the actual amounts incurred by the Board Member, student or employee for lodging and meals during travel, capped at the maximum rates allowed pursuant to the Act.
Adjunct Faculty
Contracted to teach on a course by course basis.
Adjunct Faculty Member
Contracted to teach on a course by course basis. Refer to Policy 4-44: SFCC Employment of Faculty for further description.
Administrative functions
those that support the operations of the College. Examples include, but are not limited to, producing marketing and promotional materials, writing computer code and applications, developing training materials, producing procedure manuals, writing policy, and all products of College committee and task force work.