Chapter 3357:3-2 Graduation Requirements
The following rules of the college are established regarding the establishment, operation, alteration, and elimination of all college instructional programs:
(A) To create, modify, or eliminate programs of study based upon the needs of students and employers in the college's service area and upon the optimal use of college resources;
(B) To develop and implement standards and procedures for the effective operation of instructional programs;
(C) To establish, alter, or abolish divisions or departments through which degree and certificate programs are administered; and
(D) To award degrees and certificates for appropriate programs of study
The president is authorized by the board of trustees to establish policies to implement these rules, to maintain appropriate instructional programs, and to ensure the operation of an administrative apparatus to support such programs.
The following rules are established regarding the graduation of students from the college:
(A) To ensure that each student graduated from the college has completed all requirements for a certificate or degree offered by the college;
(B) To award degrees and certificates upon the recommendation of the faculty, transmitted to the board through the president;
(C) To prescribe the format and appearance of the diplomas issued to those receiving certificates and degrees from the college; and
(D) To provide public graduation ceremonies at appropriate times throughout the academic year.
The president is authorized by the board of trustees to establish policies to implement these rules, to certify persons who have completed a prescribed course of study as having been graduated, and to provide for public recognition of that graduation.
The following rules of the college are established regarding the assignment, reporting, and posting of grades:
(A) To set the faculty grade reporting guidelines, including those related to deadlines and processes;
(B) To establish processes by which grades are changed and by which grades become a permanent part of a student's record; and
(C) To maintain a grading system, including the calculation of grade point averages, that reflects a student's level of academic achievement and that determines adequate student progress and the awarding of student honors.
The president is authorized by the board of trustees to establish policies to implement these rules in order to ensure the accurate and timely reporting and posting of grades that reflect student academic achievement and progress.