Faculty-Student Relations (Handbook 2019–2021)
The content of this chapter is applicable to both full-time and adjunct faculty.
Chapter V. Faculty-Student Relations
5.1. Academic Integrity
5.2. Nonacademic and social relations
5.3. Student Enrichment Fund
5.3.1. Student Home Entertainment
5.3.2. Dine with a Student
5.4. Student Policies
5.5. Student Organizations
5.6. Student Privacy Rights
5.1. ACADEMIC CODE OF INTEGRITY
(Included since 1988; modified 2006; modified 2012, updated 2021)
1. The Seaver College Code of Academic Integrity is an integral part of the educational
process, and a copy will be provided each faculty member. It makes possible an atmosphere
conducive to the development of the total person through learning experiences. Since
a person is more than intellect, learning is more than academic achievement. It includes
achievement in all the qualities of an individual – intellectual, spiritual, ethical,
emotional, and physical.
2. The code emphasizes the dignity of each individual in pursuing self-improvement and developing full personal potential. It provides free competition and independent intellectual effort, not tolerating dishonesty, cheating, or plagiarism in any form. If intentional acts of dishonorable conduct occur, the code outlines infractions and clear-cut procedures as well as sanctions to censure such activity.
3. The Seaver College code of academic integrity may be found at: https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/academic-support/integrity.
5.2. NONACADEMIC AND SOCIAL RELATIONS
(Included since 1988)
One of the unique aspects of Seaver College, aside from the physical beauty of its
location, is the traditional Pepperdine family atmosphere where faculty members and
students live and study together.
There are many opportunities for informal faculty/student contacts throughout the year. The Office of the Dean of Students sponsors events such as volunteer activities, convocation programs, talent shows, the Christmas dinner, Songfest, faculty/senior breakfasts, and many other programs announced throughout the University community. All Seaver College faculty members are encouraged to participate with their families in
these events in order to become better acquainted with students in nonacademic settings.
5.3. STUDENT ENRICHMENT FUND
(Included since 1989; modified 2002; updated 2010; modified 2012)
One of the things that makes Pepperdine such a special place is the personal attention students receive from our faculty and staff. We're pleased to offer a couple of programs that provide you with resources to share a meal with a Seaver student in one of our dining facilities or with a group of students in your home. Below you will find information about our "Dine with a Student" and "Student Home Entertainment" programs. If you have any questions about either program, please call the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at 506-4472.
The purpose of this program is to encourage faculty and staff to entertain students in their homes for a social meal.
The Dine with a Student program provides a free meal at the Waves Café or Oasis to
Seaver faculty or staff member who dines with a Seaver student. For more details,
visit the Enrichment Fund website.
5.4 STUDENT POLICIES
(Included since 1988; modified 2012, updated 2017)
An important document with which every Seaver faculty member should become familiar is the Pepperdine University Student Handbook, produced each summer by the Student Affairs Office. Faculty members may be able to answer many student questions by referring to this publication. Included in the handbook are services provided by the institution; housing and student life policies, regulations, and sanctions; and the code of academic integrity.
5.5. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
(Included since 1988; modified 2006; modified 2012; updated 2014; updated 2019, 2021)
Many faculty members find time to be involved in a challenging, yet rewarding, activity – serving as an advisor to one of Seaver’s chartered clubs or organizations as well as academic honor societies. Such a relationship is an excellent example of college “service” expected of all Seaver faculty. For more information about this opportunity, refer to the Pepperdine University Student Organization Handbook produced by the Student Activities Office.
The Student Activities web site is located at http://community.pepperdine.edu/seaver/studentactivities/.
The Student Organization web site is located at http://community.pepperdine.edu/seaver/studentactivities/icc/.
5.6. STUDENT PRIVACY RIGHTS
(Included since 1978; modified 1988 and 2006; modified 2012)
1. Federal and state laws exist which define the privacy rights of students with respect to their student records. Faculty members will be held accountable for familiarity with and proper implementation of the following guidelines.
2. The Pepperdine University Student Records Policy is located at http://www.pepperdine.edu/registrar/policies/. The Student Records Policy also may be found in the Legal Notices section of the Seaver College Academic Catalog (available at https://seaver.pepperdine.edu/academics/catalog/).
3. If explanation or assistance is needed after consulting with the Office of the
Registrar, faculty members
should contact the University's General Counsel.