§ You must be currently enrolled at GCC. We do not provide tutoring for classes you are taking at another school or for classes in which you are not currently enrolled.
§ No food or drink is permitted in the Learning Center.
§ Please turn off cellphones.
§ Students caught or suspected of violating Glendale Community College's Policy on Academic Honesty will be asked to terminate their sessions - tutoring, computing, or studying - and their actions will be reported to their instructors.
§ The Learning Center's policy on children is guided by Board Policy 5440, which states the following: "Non student minors on campus are here at the risk of the supervising adult who brings them. Supervising adults are expected to maintain control of their minors to ensure they abide by the Standards of Student Conduct at all times while they are on campus. Both the minor and their supervising adult shall be subject to disciplinary action for any disruption of college services or activities. Unsupervised minors shal be detained by Campus Police until the supervising adult can be located."
§ The Learning Center does not provide tutoring for assessment tests. However, we do have computer-based excercises in math, reading, and writing which you are welcome to use.
§ The Learning Center does not offer private tutoring services or provide tutoring for elementary or high school students. If you are seeking a private tutor, please contact our Job Placement Center (ext. 5194) and place an advertisement through them.
§ Tutoring Sessions
All tutoring appointments are 30 minutes in length and are limited to 2 appointments per week on different days, unless arranged otherwise with staff members.
Appointments will be held for 10 minutes at which time we reserve the right to give your appointment to another student. If you are late and another student has not taken your appointment, you can still use the time remaining in your 30 minute session. Based on availability, you may be able to book another appointment on the same day, but students who have not had an appointment that day will receive priority.
Sometimes we can extend your appointment if the tutor has an opening available. Please talk to a staff member before extending an appointment.
§ Tutoring No-Shows
If a student schedules but does not attend a tutoring appointment, he or she will receive a verbal warning from the Learning Center staff, regardless of the justification, insofar as each no-show disrupts the operation of the Center. Another verbal warning will be issued for the second no-show.
If a student schedules but does not attend a third tutoring appointment in the same term, he or she will not be allowed to schedule another appointment for a period of seven days from the date he or she is notified of the missed appointment.
If a student does not attend a fourth scheduled appointment in the same term, he or she will not be allowed to schedule any more appointments during the term in question and must wait until the subsequent term in order to schedule tutoring appointments, at which time the student has a fresh start and the same series of ramifications as outlined in this paragraph apply.
If a tutor does not honor a tutoring appointment, the Learning Center manager shall handle the violation in accordance with Learning Center policy.
Learning Center User Conduct Policy
The Learning Center provides an open and welcoming environment for students to use the resources and services that support study and learning. Conduct that interferes with the safe, peaceful, and orderly operation of the Center is not allowed. All students are expected to treat others respectfully and to follow rules and staff directions. In circumstances where these expectations are violated, the Learning Center reserves the right to restrict use and/or access to its services.
See: GCC Standards of Student Conduct - GCC Administrative Regulation 5500; and California Penal Code 626.6.
STUDENTS STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT - GCC ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION 5500
The Standards of Student Conduct provide a prompt and equitable means to address alleged student violations of the college’s behavioral regulations. Students who violate college policies and behavioral regulations shall be subject to the disciplinary procedures outlined in the Standards of Student Conduct, GCC Administrative Regulation 5500. These procedures are not intended to substitute for criminal or civil proceedings that may be initiated by other agencies.
Prohibited conduct that may subject a student to disciplinary sanctions includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. Disruption of the orderly operation of the college, including but not limited to the delivery of GCC instructional, administrative, or student services; campus activities sponsored or sanctioned by GCC; other authorized non GCC activities when the act occurs on GCC premises.
2. Violation of published GCC rules, Board policies, and administrative regulations.
3. Knowingly furnishing false information to any GCC employee or campus office for the purpose of completing GCC documents, applications, or forms processed by the college.
4. Forgery, alteration, or other unauthorized use of GCC documents, applications, records, identi?cation, or forms processed by the college.
5. Unauthorized possession or duplication of keys to any GCC premises, entry into or use of any GCC premises, or use of GCC suplies and equipment.
6. Cheating, plagiarism, or other violations of GCC policies and administrative regulations governing academic honesty.
7. Misuse of GCC computer systems in violation of GCC board of policies and regulations governing the use of computer and communications technology.
8. Gaming, gambling, or participating in other activities for the purposes of wagering or betting funds.
9. Soliciting or assisting another to perform any act that would violate the Standards of Student Conduct and subject a student to disciplinary sanctions.
10. Violation of judicial and statutory standards of obscenity; engaging in lewd or indecent behavior on campus or at a campus function.
11. Violation of federal, state, or local law on GCC premises, or at GCC sponsored or supervised activities.
12. Use, possession, or distribution of narcotics, other legally controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and GCC regulations.
13. Failure to comply with directions of GCC employees who are acting within the scope of their job responsibilities.
14. Presence on campus or at a college-sponsored function while under the influence of narcotics, other legally controlled substances, or alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by law and GCC regulations.
15. Abusive behavior directed toward, or hazing of, a member of the campus community or a campus visitor.
16. Illegal or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explosives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals.
17. Sexual harassment of a member of the campus community or a campus visitor including, but not limited to unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature in violation of GCC board policies and administrative regulations on sexual harassment, and applicable State and Federal laws.
18. Verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health and safety of a member of the campus community or a college visitor.
19. Assault, battery, or any other physically abusive behavior that threatens or endangers the health and safety of a member of the campus community or campus visitor.
20. Theft or attempted theft of GCC property, or property of a member of the campus community or campus visitor.
21. Actual or attempted vandalism or destruction of GCC property, or property of a member of the campus community or campus visitor.
22. The use of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom without the prior consent of the instructor, except as necessary to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.
23. Selling, preparing, or distributing recorded course materials for any purpose unless authorized by the instructor in writing.
Authorized disciplinary sanctions for violations of student behavioral regulations include, but are not limited to written reprimand, loss of privileges, restitution, temporary removal from class, suspension, and permanent expulsion. The college administers these sanctions through the Standards of Student Conduct and provides involved students with their due process rights guaranteed by State and Federal constitutional protections.
Copies of the Standards of Student Conduct are available in the Student Affairs Of?ce located in the J.W. Smith Student Center.
COMMUNITY MEMBERS California Penal Code 626.6
626.6. (a) If a person who is not a student, officer or employee of a college or university and who is not required by his or her employment to be on the campus or any other facility owned, operated, or controlled by the governing board of that college or university, enters a campus or facility, and it reasonably appears to the chief administrative officer of the campus or facility, or to an officer or employee designated by the chief administrative officer to maintain order on the campus or facility, that the person is committing any act likely to interfere with the peaceful conduct of the activities of the campus or facility, or has entered the campus or facility for the purpose of committing any such act, the chief administrative officer or his or her designee may direct the person to leave the campus or facility.
Full text of California Penal Code Section 626.6 available here: