STUDENT ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Female students are responsible for information regarding important dates, academic policies and procedures, and any changes to course catalogs. In addition to the contents of this Catalog, important and updated academic information is made available through the Academic Director’s Office.

Students are also responsible for maintaining contact with their student counselors and for being properly informed of policies, procedures, and changes announced in these publications as official notices, and those posted on bulletin boards posted in several locations.

Students should also keep the Registrar’s notified of any changes in telephone, address, or emergency contact information. Failure to do so could result in missing information and/or even disciplinary action.

REGISTRATION AND WITHDRAWALS

Prior to withdrawing from the Institute, a student should consult with his or her instructor and Counselor. If after such consultations the student, faculty member, and counselor decide that dropping is the only solution available, the student should fill out the appropriate forms in the Registrar’s Office. If the appropriate forms are not completed, the student continues to be enrolled in classes.

STUDENT APPEAL OF A GRADE

Students have the right to an objective, professional evaluation of their academic work and to fair, equitable treatment in their academic relationships with members of the faculty. To initiate the process of appealing a grade earned during a given quarter, students who believe they have a legitimate grievance must first confer with the professor of the course. If the issue is not resolved at the instructor level, the student may appeal to the Academic Director by submitting a full, written account of the incident or circumstances giving rise to the grievance.

HONOR CODE AND PLEDGE

The Moraa Educational Complex (MEC) for women enthusiastically promotes integrity and professional ethics among all members its community. Violations of this policy are considered as serious misconduct and may result in disciplinary action and severe penalties including suspension or expulsion.

 

 

MORAA

HONOR PLEDGE

 

“On my honor, I will uphold the values of Moraa Educational Complex: Respect, Civility, Ethics, Morality and Integrity.”

VIOLATIONS

Cheating is to use information in a variety of dishonest manners in order to obtain personal benefit to that particular student for academic or other personal gain.

Students should always do their own work by themselves with no assistance from others. It doesn’t matter if that assignment happens to be an essay, research paper, report, quiz, test, and so forth unless given express permission from the instructor of the course. The exception is when an instructor assigns a group project.

Unless expressly authorized by the lecturer, all quizzes, tests, and exams are to be done on your own with no outside assistance. This can refer to making sure you are not getting answers texted to you during the test, not sharing answers and not “glancing” at someone else’s paper even for a few seconds Students may not use class notes, keep their books open, or use any unauthorized information for either their own or a fellow classmate’s gain.

Never give or receive and assistance to another student regarding any assignments (tests, quizzes, and exams included). This means before, during, or after an examination period. This would include asking or getting information about which questions are on an assignment or exam.

Cheating includes having another person take a test, quiz, or exam for another student. Students must always take their own tests and submit their own work. No exceptions to this rule. Cheating is a very serious academic offense with serious repercussions.

DISCIPLINE

MORAA faculty members may choose to respond to cases of academic dishonesty (cheating or plagiarism) in several ways. A professor may choose not to disrupt the test currently in progress but rather decide after the test, quiz or exam is over, to inform the offending student about the alleged misconduct and award a failing grade on the test if that is stated as a possible sanction in the course syllabus.

Faculty members have the right to immediately take the test of the offending student and give a failing grade on the assignment. The faculty member may opt to give the student a failing grade in the course. Faculty members can recommend numerous academic sanctions that may include anything from a zero on the assignment in question up to and including expelling the offending student from the MORRA. All cases must be referred to the Academic Director’s Office that is responsible for overseeing the student conduct system.

All cases involving academic dishonesty must be referred in a timely manner to the Academic Director as the student does have rights and there is a procedure that must be followed to ensure fairness and due process.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT PREAMBLE

Enrollment at MORAA is a privilege not a right. Students who enroll voluntarily agree to abide by certain obligations of performance and behavior. These high standards by which students are held are in the best interest of the students and the entire institute community. These obligations may be deemed to be much higher than those imposed on citizens by both civil and criminal law. Students are expected to comply with MORAA policies and procedures at all times.

All students at MORAA are expected to act at all times professionally and courteously to their professors and fellow students. These five principles are necessary for every student to know and act upon accordingly:

  1. Civility – All members of a learning community are expected to behave in a courteous and polite manner towards others at all times. While members of the MORAA community may not always agree with each other, they will respect the individual thoughts, beliefs, and culture of others who have chosen to join this community.
  2. Ethical Behavior – The opportunity to study at MORAA is a privilege. By accepting this privilege, members of the community are required to follow a certain set of principles and values as defined by the MORRA. These may include, but are not necessarily limited to, demonstrating a commitment to treating others with fairness, honesty, and compassion.
  3. Morality – Members of the MORAA community will adhere to the ideals of appropriate human behavior at all times. This commitment to being a moral citizen means that members will do no harm to other members of the community and will attempt to be a positive contributor to MORAA at every opportunity. This helps to ensure both a safe and engaging atmosphere for our learning community.
  4. Respect – All members of the MORAA learning community are encouraged to actively find ways to both gain respect for themselves and demonstrate respect for their peers. All members are expected to think of their peers in high regard as fellow members of the MORAA community. Members who display such decent and correct behavior may reasonably expect to be treated similarly in kind.
  5. Integrity – Integrity is one of cornerstones on which American University of Afghanistan was built. Members of the community should seek to live and act with integrity in everything that they do.

MORAA has the right to expect its members to demonstrate individual responsibility and integrity at all times. If the personal conduct of any member fails to meet the previously defined expected levels of civil, moral and ethical behavior, the institute reserves the right to call such conducts into question and imposes disciplinary sanctions if necessary.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

As mature members of the community at the Moraa Educational Complex for Women, students are responsible for their academic and personal behavior. Students will adhere to the highest standards of personal and academic integrity and propriety as well as to the rules and regulations of the university and the laws of Afghanistan. Failure to do so may result in loss of the privilege to enroll in the Institute temporarily, indefinitely, or permanently.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

It should be understood that regulation of every possible act of misconduct cannot be specifically stated.

It is the duty of all the members of the campus community to report the existence of behaviors or items that violate institute’s policy, procedures, or the Student Code of Conduct. By knowingly failing to report an act of misconduct students have demonstrated an implied consent for those violation(s) and thus may be equally charged

Acts of severe theft, possession of weapons, physical violence, possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol will not be tolerated and may result in separation from the MORRA.

  1. Alcohol: Possession, use or distribution of alcoholic beverages, in any form or impairment that can be attributed to the use of alcohol;
  2. Drugs: Use, manufacturing, distribution or possession of drugs, narcotics, chemicals or drug paraphernalia without medical prescription under medical supervision or impairment which can be attributed to the use of such drugs;
  3. Gambling: Gambling on or about Institute’s property and residence halls;
  4. Disorderly Conduct: Disorderly conduct, such as, but not limited to, acts that are against the public peace, order, or safety, or lewd, indecent, obscene conduct or expression on or off the campus;
  5. Dress: Inappropriate dress according to the laws and culture of Afghanistan and University Dress Code if applicable.
  6. Dishonesty: Dishonesty, other than covered in the university Honor Code, including but not limited to forgery, alteration, or misuse of university documents or identification, and knowingly furnishing false information to any institute’s faculty or staff member.
  7. Assault: Physical assault (including rape/sexual assault) or harassment (including sexual harassment/verbal abuse), threat of physical harm of any person or self, or conduct which threatens or endangers the health, safety, or welfare of any such person;
  8. Failure to Comply: Failure to comply with any lawful directions, verbal or written, of any official of the institute. Failure to respond to an official request related to an alleged violation of university policy or regulation.
  9. Failure to Fulfill Sanctions: Failure to complete those obligations associated with an disciplinary sanction;
  10. Weapons: Possession or use of firearms, fireworks, other weapons, or chemicals which are of an explosive or corrosive nature on institute’s property or its functions;
  11. Theft: Theft, attempted theft, possession, sale or barter of, or damage to property of the MORAA;
  12. Interference With Operations: Engaging in overt physical acts that interfere with the normal or sponsored activities of the MORAA on or off the campus, including, but not limited to, the blocking of ingress or egress to the MORAA physical facilities, tampering with public utilities, or prevention of freedom of movement or expression by other students, university officials, law enforcement agents, faculty members, employees and invited guests;
  1. False Alarm: The instigation of false fire/explosion, or emergency alarms, bomb threats, and alarms or other safety equipment;
  2. Hazing: All forms of hazing such as any action taken or situation created, intentionally, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, ridicule, or possibly cause mental or physical harm or injury to any person on or off the MORAA campus
  3. MORAA Policies: Violation of policies, procedures or regulations included in official publications of the institute such as, but not limited to, driving and parking regulations, posted notices, other departmental publications, and Residence Hall rules and regulations;
  4. Guest Conduct: Students are responsible for the conduct of their guests on or in institute’s property and at functions sponsored by the MORAA or any recognized institute organization.

 

ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT CONDUCT

All disciplinary matters fall under the authority of the Academic Director. The Academic Director may appoint an appropriate number of institute staff, Conduct Officer(s), to act as his or her designee. The Academic Director has the authority to investigate complaints, promise consideration of leniency following adjudication, settle cases informally on behalf of the Institute, and exercise other such reasonably provided authority.

STUDENT RIGHTS DURING THE DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

The model for disciplinary procedures is not that of a criminal or civil court. Rather it is an administrative proceeding. The following rights are given to responding students in any MORAA conduct proceeding:

A respondent shall have the right to

  1. Have his/her case processed without prejudicial delay.
  2. Receive prompt, written notice of alleged violation(s) per MORAA communication policies.
  3. Have reasonable access to any written testimony to be used against them with written request filed in a timely manner, with the Conduct Officer.
  4. Be able to, in a formal hearing process, examine witnesses against them.
  5. A decision based on a preponderance of the evidence.
  6. Appeal decisions to a higher authority or hearing body within the administrative channels and guidelines provided by the MORRA.

RECORDS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

All records pertaining to student infringement of the code will be maintained with the student’s records at the MORAA. These records are subject to MORAA regulations concerning the confidentiality of student records; students have the right to inspect their disciplinary records upon written request.

GRADES

The Institute uses a letter grading scale. Letter grades are assigned specific numerical points (see table below). Grade Point Averages (GPAs) are calculated on the basis of a 4.0 grading scale. Grade Point Averages are calculated both on a quarter or cumulative basis. The quarter GPA indicates a performance in a particular quarter while the cumulative GPA indicates the overall academic performance since enrollment.

Range Grade Points
90-100 A 4.00
80-89 B 3-3.9
70-79 C 2.0-2.9
60-69 D 1.0-1.9
0-59 F 0.0

 

 

ACADEMIC PROBATION

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 at the end of a quarter will be placed on academic probation. The student is responsible for determining whether or not he or she is on academic probation. If the student fails to raise his or her cumulative grade point average to 2.00 or above by the end of the next quarter, that student will be immediately dismissed from the Institute and will not be readmitted.

ATTENDANCE

Students must attend classes regularly and be seated in the classroom before classes begin. The instructor determines requirements for class attendance, which should be stated in the course syllabus. In general, a student is not permitted to miss more than two scheduled classes without penalty. Absences accrue from the first day of the quarter. No absence is excused for any reason. An instructor is not obliged to give make-up examinations. If a class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond the instructor’s control, a mandatory make-up class is scheduled.

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students may not have a mobile phone, computer or other electronic device in class unless the instructor requires that the device be used. A student who answers a phone, checks messages on the phone even if the phone is in ‘silent’ mode, or who leaves the room to take or make a phone call while class is in progress, will be given ‘F’ in the course. A mobile phone may not be used as a calculator in class.

PRAYER TIMES

Students should pray, if possible, between classes recognizing that leaving and returning disrupts the class. However, if a student must pray during the scheduled class time, then he or she should leave and return as quietly as possible. A student may not leave and return to class during an examination.

MORAA LIBRARY

MORAA Library is a spacious, bright, nicely ventilated facility with comfortable furniture that students find as an ideal place for personal studies and group studies.

High Quality, albeit few, books are available and  they are arranged under the following main topics: Management ( General Management, Human Resource Management, Global Management, Sales Management etc),   Marketing,  General Accounting, General Finance, Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Mathematics, Statistics, Information Technology under its various sub heads, English Language Books, and finally General Topics like History, Politics, and Literature. These Books can be searched by Title and Author on the Library Computer.

There are 25 computers in the Library with a high speed internet for student’s research. Beside that MORAA has online library for students about 5000 e-books are available at your finger tips. The bulk of these books are on Information Technology, but a wide variety of other topics like Accounting, Finance, and Management e-books can be found there. The Books can be searched by Title and Author on the Library Computer.

Another welcome feature of the MORAA library is that Internet with WiFi facility for study purposes is always available.

Ask the helpful Librarian if you need any help! Welcome to MORAA Library!

 

 

MORAA EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

MORAA CLUBS

Beside curricular we are also focusing on co-curricular activities in MORRA. In March 2012 the Administration of Moraa Educational Complex decided to launch the extracurricular programme for the professional development and entertainment of the students of the Institute. The purposes of these clubs are to develop their potentials and offer them a forum for solving the problems ahead. The following clubs came into being:

 

  1. Girls Debate Club
  2. Girls Management Games Club
  3. Girls Reading and Writing Club
  4. Girls Sports Club
  5. Girls United Nation Club
  6. Girls Statistics Club

 

  1. Girls Debate Club:

 

This club conducts debates on different social, academic and economic issues inside and outside Afghanistan. Students are encouraged to present their view point publically.

 

  1. Girls Management Games Club:

 

This club enhances the leadership and analytical capabilities of the students while dividing students into certain teams. With the help of such idea students will get familiar with team work and leadership traits. The club is mainly responsible to conduct students meeting and seminars on a regular basis.

 

  1. Girls Reading and Writing Club:

 

This club is responsible to enhance the professional writing skills of the students and is created to spark the thirst of reading different kind of articles and research publications.

 

  1. Girls Sports Club:

 

The duty of this club is to take care of the health and physical fitness activities of the students. Making teams of different games and arranging tournaments for these games.

 

  1. Girls Model United Nations Club:

 

Each club is being supervised by a senior member of the faculty along the support of other teachers as their co-supervisors. After the inception of clubs till date these clubs are operating in a well organized manner and the supervisors are trying at their best for the maximum development and amusements of the students.

 

GIRLS STUDENTS GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA):

Students Government Association or SGA is an extra ordinary effort of the MORAA administration for students to students counseling and to make a bridge between the administration and the students in order to resolve students’ problems related to their academics and habitation facilities.

 

For this purpose MORAA administration conducts an election of the student’s government Association. SGA members are elected on closed balloting for the period of one year. During this period they are bringing student problems to the administration. SGA has a president and vice president from female students. The SGA has its constitution for the registration and also election code; any individual who cannot fulfill the constitutional obligations of SGA cannot become its members. The copy of the Constitution is normally handed over to every registered member. Since its inception it is operating successfully in a sound and professional manner.

 

STUDENT RECORDS

 

Academic records are maintained by the Registrar’s Office. Student academic records are maintained indefinitely and are available to the student, former student, or alumni – or to recipient designated by the student, former student, or alumni — upon request. Student records may not be disseminated to any agency or individuals, including family members, without prior consent from the student. Otherwise, student records are the property of the Institute and only authorized Institute officials have access to them. Students have the right to: 1) inspect and review information contained in their academic records; 2) request changes or updates to their personal data as needed; and 3) consent to disclosure of information from educational records.

 

TRANSCRIPTS

 

Students may obtain official and unofficial transcripts of their academic records from the Registrar’s Office by submitting a signed request form. The Institute issues only complete transcripts. The Institute will not make copies of transfer transcripts on file from other colleges or universities.

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

In order to graduate in any of the diploma programs, a student must complete all academic requirements prescribed. All financial and administrative holds must be cleared for award of the degree and issuance of the diploma. The student must also meet the residency requirements described elsewhere in this document and must not have any pending disciplinary actions.

NAMES ON DIPLOMAS

 

A student’s name on certificates, diplomas and degrees will be spelled in English exactly as it appears on the student’s passport or Afghan national identity card.  If a name on a passport or an identity card does not appear in English, then the English spelling of the name will be in accordance with the personal preference of the student. Students may request a name change only upon providing supporting government documentation for the change. Student who changes his or her name after leaving the Institute will be issued transcripts in the name under which they were enrolled under at the Institute.