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A summary of the current procedure is as follows:

  • A student complaint/grievance must be initiat- ed no later than the end of the academic semester following the one in which the alleged complaint/ grievance took place.

  • Prior to any formal written allegation, a stu- dent should contact the individual with whom the student is having difficulties and attempt, in good faith, to resolve his/her concern. Students are encouraged to pursue this avenue first. Then, if students are not able to settle the issue at this level, students should contact a counselor.

  • At this stage, in issues regarding a faculty member, students should contact the appropri- ate Division Chair, then it will be referred to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or Vice President of Off- Campus and Special Programs. The next step would be the President.

  • In matters concerning issues other than aca- demics, students should take the complaint to the Vice President of Student Services.

  • When the grievance/ complaint is not resolved at the first level, the student may appeal to the Vice President of Student Services who will appoint a panel to hold a hearing of the griev- ance/complaint in compliance with established Board Procedure 5530.

Grading Complaints NO ONE CAN CHANGE THE GRADE ASSIGNED BY AN INSTRUCTOR EXCEPT THE INSTRUCTOR. In order to protect the student from an arbitrary change of a grade earned in a course, Education Code Section 76224 states:

"When grades are given for any course of instruc- tion taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor, and in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final."

If you believe that your instructor gave you a grade in error, you need to first talk to him/her. If the situation is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may file a grievance in accordance to Board Procedure 5530.

Student Right-To-Know Disclosure In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, it is the policy

of Barstow College to make available its comple- tion and transfer rates to all current and prospec- tive students. Beginning in Fall 1997, all certifi- cate-, degree-, and transfer-seeking first-time, full-time students were tracked over a three-year period; their completion and transfer rates are listed below. These rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at Barstow College, nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three-year tracking period.

Based upon the cohort defined above, 29.6% attained a certificate, degree, or became "transfer- prepared" during a three-year period (Fall 1999 to Spring 2002). Students who are "transfer-pre- pared" have completed 56 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Also based upon the cohort defined above. 12.7% transferred to another postsecondary institution (UC, CSU or another CCC) prior to attaining a degree, certificate or becoming “transfer-pre- pared” during a five-semester period from Spring 2000 to Spring 2002.

Title IX Policy Barstow College is committed to support all regu- lations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Questions regarding Title IX policies can be directed to the Human Resources Director.

Traffic and Parking Regulations Parking permits are not required, except all vehi- cles utilizing disabled parking must have a state- issued placard, i.e. Department of Motor Vehicle issued placard, DP or DV plates.

The speed limit unless otherwise posted is 25 MPH on campus roads and 10 MPH in campus parking lots.

Repeated violations of Barstow College's traffic and parking regulations may result in disciplinary action.


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