Emergency Absences

If a student cannot attend all, or part, of a class session due to an unforeseen emergencyósuch as illness, family crisis (injury or death), or church/ministry crisis (parishioner injury or death), it is the responsibility of the student to contact the director prior to missing the session. If such emergency occurs during class session, it is the studentís responsibility to inform the instructor prior to leaving.

A make-up assignment relative to the course of study will be determined by the NNEDSOM Director and course instructor. The assignment must be completed and submitted within one month of the absence for credit for the course. If the student chooses not to complete the assignment, the student will not receive credit for the missed session. Final exams must still be completed.



Non-Emergency Absences

Students that do not show up for scheduled class for any reason not listed previously are automatically graded a 0 (zero) for class participation (20% of final grade). And will be receive a grade of 0 (zero) for the final exam (40% of final grade).



Standards of Academic Integrity

Participation in the Northern New England District School of Ministry (NNEDSOM) requires adherence to basic standards of academic integrity. Any violation of these standards may result in disciplinary action ranging from lowering a grade to dismissal from NNEDSOM, depending on the severity of the infraction. This will be determined on a case by case basis.

In addition, a notation of the violation will be placed in the studentís permanent file, which is reviewed by the district credentialing committee (presbytery), during the credential processing with the Northern New England District Council of the Assemblies of God.

The following examples represent some basic types of behaviors that are unacceptable. This is not an exhaustive list.

• Cheating on the final exam.
• Submitting work done by someone else as your own.
• Copying or paraphrasing someone elseís essays, projects,
study guides or other work and submitting it as your own
(plagiarism).
• Obtaining or giving an unfair advantage by sharing
completed study guides. NNEDSOM is a Christian ministry
development program serving to equip men and women to
fulfill Godís calling on their lives. Christian conduct and
character are expected among students and faculty and
should guide all written and verbal communication and
assignments.
• Students are expected to complete the required course
assignments by their own efforts. While it is reasonable
and beneficial for two or more students from the same
family, church, or community to study together, it is
essential that each studentís work be his or her own
endeavor. Students should not combine their study
results to make a common line of thought that appears
identical on multiple pre-class study guides. Situations
of this nature will be brought to the attention of the
NNEDSOM Director and will be investigated to determine
if discipline is warranted.