Study Rules and Regulations

Introduction

Purpose of the Document

This document is part of the Academic Rules and Regulations approved by the Academic Council according to which the academic studies at the college are conducted.

Should the need arise, procedures for implementing the Rules and Regulations will be prepared and disseminated by the appropriate college institutions.

In these Rules and Regulations, wherever the unit head has the authority to decide, they may delegate this authority to any of their subordinates, unless otherwise stated.

Any reference to “applicant” or to “student” in this document shall refer to both sexes.

 Definitions

CHE” – The Council for Higher Education.

The College” – Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley (registered association).

Rules and Regulations” – Rules and Regulations of the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley (registered association), as approved by the Registrar of Associations on June 9, 2004.

The President” – The President of the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley.

The Council” – The college Academic Council as defined in the CHE Rules and Regulations and in these Rules and Regulations.

Academic Rules and Regulations” – This document was approved by the Council and includes all the rules and regulations according to which the academic activities of the college are conducted.

Academic Unit” – School or department.

Department” – An academic unit that consolidates several academic faculty members who-

(1)Teach courses that constitute part of the said department’s program curriculum;

(2)Have an interest in a defined academic field.

A department is headed by a department head.

School” – An academic unit that consolidates several departments. A school will be headed by the dean of the school.

Degree Study Program” – A collection of courses in the scope required to receive a defined academic degree, offered by the college within the framework of a department, or of several departments together.

Recommended Study Program” (or “recommended program”) – A study program, indicating the recommended courses for the student in every semester of the regular period of study. The recommended study program is designed such that a regular status student can complete their studies and receive the degree after the regular period of study required for the degree.

“Regular Period of Study” – The period designated by the CHE for completing the degree when it approved the program. In the college course catalog a recommended study program will adhere to the semesters that will enable completion of studies within this period.

Psychometric Test” – A test assessing the applicant’s abilities. The test is administered by the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education in Israel.

College Course Catalog” – A publication by the college Academic Authority that contains, inter alia, all the study programs offered by the college in a specific academic year. The Course Catalog also contains parts of the college Study Rules and Regulations and the college Study Procedures, information about the Dean of Students Office, the Disciplinary Rules and Regulations and the academic calendar.

Teaching Committee – A committee appointed by the college Academic Council in accordance with the Academic Rules and Regulations, in order to:

  • Discuss matters related to improving the quality of teaching and study at the college.
  • Discuss and make recommendations in all matters related to the academic condition of students in the college units.

Study Program School Committee – a committee appointed by the college Academic Council in order to:  

  • Discuss every new study program proposed within the school framework and every proposal for change in an existing study program.

Authority and Responsibility of the Academic Council

The Academic Council (hereinafter: “the Council”) is the highest academic authority of the college. The Council approves the college study programs, academic degrees, Academic Rules and Regulations, Study Rules and Regulations and Study Procedures, all subject to the Academic Rules and Regulations, the Association Rules and Regulations, and approval of the CHE, if necessary.

Authority and Responsibility of the President

The President is responsible for managing the institution, its academic quality and level, reporting to the General Assembly and the Executive Committee, and is also responsible for all academic matters in the institution and their management. The President is responsible for, inter alia, conducting the studies at the college in accordance with the decisions of the Council. The President may appoint a “Deputy to the President for Academic Affairs” and delegate to them his or her authorities as the individual responsible for studies conducted at the college.

Authority and Responsibility of a School Dean

A school dean school is responsible for all academic matters and their management and for the functioning and development of the departments and the study tracks towards an academic degree in the school, subject to the Academic Rules and Regulations. The dean of a school reports to the college President. The dean of a school is appointed by the department heads of the school and is responsible for, in coordination with the college President and with the head(s) of the pertinent department(s), selection of the academic faculty and its advancement in accordance with the procedures as set forth by the CHE.

Authority and Responsibility of a Department Head

A department head is responsible for managing the department and for all the departmental activities. The head of a department reports to the school dean. The department head is responsible for assigning the lecturers to the teaching activities, for the contents of the department’s study programs, for changes to the study program, and for promoting student success in their students in coordination with the school dean.

Authority and Responsibility of the Academic Administration

The Director of the Academic Administration is responsible for the administrative matters related to teaching, and consolidates all matters in the intersection between administration and academia. The Director of the Academic Administration reports to the President and acts in coordination with the deans of the schools.

It is the responsibility of the Director of the Academic Administration to define, develop and implement a horizontal academic management organizational strategy. The Academic Administration guides, oversees and monitors the administrative performance of the departments and academic units.

The Faculty Unit, the Status Unit, the Exam Unit and the Approvals Unit report to the Academic Administration.

Authority and Responsibility of a School Administration

The administration heads of the schools are responsible for all academic administration matters in the school.

Student Registration and Admissions

Registration and Admissions Unit

Applicant registration to the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley is conducted through the Registration and Admissions Unit.

The unit is responsible for processing applications to the college academic programs, from submitting the application through admission to the college.

The unit will transfer to the Admissions Committee (see Section 2.4 hereinafter) information relevant for its work. The unit will assist the Marketing Department in preparing advertising material to attract applicants to study at the College.

 

General College Admission Requirements for a B.A. Program

An application for admission to a study program at the college may be submitted by every applicant who has an Israeli matriculation certificate or approved eligibility for a matriculation certificate, or an equivalent certificate (pre-academic preparatory programs, matriculation certificates from abroad approved by the Ministry of Education), or a B.A. degree from a recognized academic institution.

Applicants must also meet the following requirements:

An English proficiency test. The following will be considered a grade on an English proficiency test:

  • English score on the psychometric test.
  • Score on the AMIR test.
  • Score on the AMIRAM test.

Admission requirements to the academic departments will be published separately.

The opening of a study program is subject to a minimum number of students, as determined by college management with respect to every program, up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Types of Student Status

The status of a student admitted to the college is determined in accordance with the following classifications:

  1. ” Regular”

The status granted to a new student who met all the department admission requirements, or to a student continuing his or her studies and fulfills all the college/department requirements.

  1. ” Conditional”

The status granted to a student who does not meet one or more of the college admission requirements and was admitted on an exception admission basis, and this provided the student completes all the unmet requirements as will be set forth by the Admissions Committee.

  1. “Regular Academic Standing”

A student in his or her second year of study or above at the School of Engineering with a cumulative weighted grade average of 65 and above.

  1. “Conditional Academic Standing”

A School of Engineering student with a cumulative weighted grade average below 65 at the end of the academic year (1st – 4th ).

  1. “Enrolled Auditing Student”

An Enrolled Auditing Student is a student permitted to enroll in one or more of the courses offered by the college, without admission to a degree program. A student enrolled as an Enrolled Auditing Student will be considered a student in the course for all intents and purposes. The student will complete all the course assignments, submit exercises and papers and pass quizzes and exams. The student will receive a grade at the end of the semester. The College will issue confirmation that the student studied the course and met all the requirements of students enrolled in the course. The confirmation will include the grade which the student received in the course.

The maximum scope of studies of an Enrolled Auditing Students is 13 credits points (hereinafter: credits). Extraordinary cases are subject to approval of the head of the department in which most of the courses are offered.

A student with Enrolled Auditing Student status, who wishes to change their status and study towards a degree, will submit an admissions application to the college as a new applicant.

After admission to the college, a student who studied a course as an Enrolled Auditing Student, and met all the course requirements and passed all the course exams may request recognition of these studies. This recognition depends on the student’s achievement level in the various courses and on the department requirements.

Admissions Committee

Composition: the school dean will appoint an admissions committee for every department. If there is no school dean the department head will appoint a department admissions committee. The school dean will serve as the committee chairperson and the committee members will be the department head and an additional department faculty member. In the event there is no school dean, the department head will serve as the committee chairperson, and two additional faculty members will serve as committee members. The head of the Registration and Admissions Unit will serve as an observer in committee meetings.

The committee’s authority: the committee will discuss and decide on requests of applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for studies at the college.

The Admissions Committee has the authority to accept students as “regular” or “conditional” status students.

The Committee has the authority to set study conditions which a “conditional” student status student must meet in order to receive “regular” student status.

 

Committee Determining the Academic Status of an Engineering School Student

The committee is comprised of the School of Engineering dean, the relevant department head, the coordinator of the relevant department and the School of Engineering Director of Administration (the committee coordinator).

The committee will meet to discuss cases of students who have “conditional academic standing” status for over a year, or exceptional cases brought before the committee. The committee’s decisions will be made by the dean and the department head.

English as a Foreign Language

English Proficiency Test

All students are required to take the English proficiency test before commencing their studies at the college. Students who do not submit a grade on the proficiency test will not be able to prepare a class schedule for their first semester of studies at the college.  The score can be obtained as part of the psychometric test scores, or by taking the AMIR test (English level proficiency) administered from time to time by the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education. A computerized version of the AMIR  test (AMIRAM test) can also be taken at the college.

The score on the English proficiency test will determine the first English course the student must take, or whether the student is entitled to an exemption. After the first course the student will continue to study additional courses according to the order of courses presented below. Students who fail a course must repeat the course in the next semester in which it is offered.

 

Psychometric Entrance Score, AMIRAM AMIR Test Course Level Course Scope
50-69 150-169 Pre-Basic A 8  semester hours
Or
70-84 170-184 Pre-Basic B 6 semester hours
85-99 185-199 Basic 6 semester hours
100-119 200-219 Advanced A 4 semester hours
120-133 220-233 Advanced B 4 semester hours
134-150 234-250 Exempt from English studies

Improving the English Proficiency Level

  • Students who want to improve their proficiency level may also take the AMIR Test or the AMIRAM test at any time during their studies, however the change in the English requirements will apply to the student only from the beginning of the semester following the change date.
  • Skip-over test: at the basic level, a student who received a score of 90 or above on the first test date may take a “skip-over test” at the Advanced A level. The skip-over test will be administered on the second test date of the same course. A student who receives a score of 75 and above may skip to the next level. Students unable to take the test on the first test date will not be able to take the skip-over test.

 

English Proficiency as a Degree Requirement

Successfully completing the course “English as a Foreign Language” or exemption entitlement is one of the requirements for receiving a degree from the college.

Additional Requirements

  • In departments which also require students to pass the course “Professional English” or “Technical English”, students with a score of 134 and above on the psychometric/AMIRAM test will be exempt from the “Professional English” or “Technical English” course, and will receive the credits accordingly.
  • Students at the Pre-Basic A or Pre-Basic B proficiency level will study one course based on their test score. After completing this level the student will study each of the following levels, beginning at the Basic level, such that their English studies from the lowest level will span 4 semesters.
  • The English courses, from the Pre-Basic A level up to and including the Advanced A level, can be studied online. Students who choose to study the English course online (Open University courses) will take tests administered by the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education (RAMA test) and not at the college.
  • Students must complete their English studies for exemption up to the end of the second year of studies in a three-year degree program, and up to the end of the third year in a four-year degree program.

Hebrew Studies

Hebrew Courses

Hebrew courses, at three levels, are conducted in the college pre-academic preparatory  program – beginning level course, beginning level 2 course and advanced level course. The Hebrew courses are semester courses and conducted in the first, second and summer semesters. The pass grade in these courses is 60.

Hebrew Language Proficiency Level Test

  • All students studying at the Kinneret Academic College must meet a Hebrew proficiency threshold. Therefore, students for whom Hebrew is not their mother tongue (except in cases specified below) must pass a Hebrew proficiency test administered by the National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education in Israel (YAEL/YAELNET test) as part of the admission process.
  • The Hebrew proficiency test is intended for any student whose mother tongue is not Hebrew except for:
  1. Students who took all the matriculation exams in Hebrew.
  2. Graduates of the specific Kinneret Academic College pre-academic preparatory program.
  3. Students with an engineering technician diploma whose engineering technician studies were conducted in Hebrew.
  • In special cases students may receive an exemption from the Hebrew proficiency test  at the recommendation of the department head, after a conversation and with the approval of the individual responsible for Hebrew studies at the college.
  • The proficiency level will be based on the results of the YAEL/YAELNET test (National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education in Israel) as follows:

Score of 116 and above – exemption from Hebrew studies.

Score of 100-115 – advanced course required.

Score 70-99 – beginning 2 course required.

Score up to 69 – beginning 1 course required.

  • Students that pass one of the two beginning courses will progress to the advanced course.
  • Students that fail a course must repeat the course in the next semester in which it is offered.
  • Students required to submit a Hebrew proficiency level and do not submit a YAEL/YAELNET test score will be assigned to the beginning 1 level proficiency level.
  • Students who were not assigned a Hebrew proficiency level may not prepare a class schedule for their first semester of studies at the college.
  • The YAELNET test can be taken at the college.

 

 

Hebrew Proficiency as a Degree Requirement

Successfully completing the advanced course in Hebrew or exemption entitlement is one of the requirements for receiving a degree from the college.

Additional Requirements

Full attendance in the course is required.

The final grade is comprised of the final test (60%) and quizzes during the course (40%).

Every course can be taken up to two times.

A beginning course in Hebrew does not grant credits.

An advanced Hebrew course grants 2 credits.

Students required to take these courses will have a reduced class schedule so as to not to create a study load.

Students must complete the Hebrew courses by the end of the third semester, otherwise they will not be permitted to continue their studies.

Course of Study and Study Method

Recognition of Prior Studies

5.1.1 Recognition of prior studies based on academic studies in another academic institution:

5.1.1.1   Applicants may submit, when registering, and no later than the end of the first semester of their first year of studies, a request for exemption from mandatory or elective courses included in their chosen study program, based on equivalent courses (in scope, content and requirements) they studied and in which they took an exam as part of their studies at a recognized academic institution and in which they received a grade of 80 and above. In equivalent courses in which the applicant received a grade between 60-79, the lecturer in the equivalent course will consider granting full exemption or conditional exemption that will require the applicant to complete defined assignments. Granting a conditional exemption in non-equivalent courses will only be considered in courses in which the applicant received a grade of 70 and above in the academic institution in which they studied.

5.1.1.2   Recognition of prior studies in an equivalent course offered by the college will grant an exemption and the credits for the equivalent course in the college study program.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities may recognize courses granting up to 60 credits.

The School of Engineering may recognize courses granting up to 80 credits.

5.1.1.3  When registering applicants must submit an official and original transcript from the institution in which they studied, specifying the credits, scope of hours, final grade and details of the course content, including the syllabus.

5.1.1.4   Recognition of prior studies must receive the approval of the head of the department in which the student studies and the study program is offered, and will be handled by the Status Unit which is responsible for handling previous studies issues.
5.1.1.5 If the request for recognition of prior studies pertains to studies completed/discontinued 10 years ago or more, the request will be examined by the department head and the school dean subject to the stated in Section 5.11.

5.1.2   Recognition of studies not in an academic framework (according to the amended CHE decision as of March 19, 2019).

5.1.2.1    Exemption from academic studies based on non-academic studies may only be granted at the Bachelor’s degree level. Exemption will not be granted for non-academic studies for Master’s degree studies.
5.1.2.2    Non-academic studies in this context are post-secondary studies or external studies at an institution of higher education.
5.1.2.3   Exemption from academic studies at the Bachelor’s degree level based on non-academic studies will be granted on an individual basis to students in the scope of up to one quarter (1/4) of the credits towards the degree, according to the following conditions:

  • The aforementioned exemption will be granted based on practical considerations and with respect to courses relevant to the academic study program.

5.1.2.3.2   In general, an exemption will not be granted for basic/core/introduction subjects in the academic degree program, other than in justified cases.
5.1.2.3.3   The maximum permitted exemption scope will only be granted to students who completed their non-academic studies and received confirmation that they completed their studies, and these took place up to six years prior to the beginning of their academic studies.
5.1.2.3.4   Exemption may be granted for prior studies after more than six years, provided the exemption is granted at the discretion of the school dean on an individual basis to applicants engaged in the field and based on their professional experience.

A Degree Study Program

5.2.1 Courses and Types of Courses

A “course” is the basic study unit offered for one semester (semester course), or for a year (annual course).

In a course comprised of several components (lesson, exercise, seminar, laboratory, workshop) the various components will be “attached components” that must be studied as one single unit, and one component or some of the components cannot be studied separately.

Students receive a grade after completing a course. If they pass the course they receive the credits the course grants. Students who fail the course do not receive the credits.

Prerequisite course: to enroll in a certain course students must pass all the courses indicated as “prerequisite courses”. The course lecturer, with the approval of the department head, may permit a student to take a course without first passing the prerequisite courses, and/or to take the prerequisite course at the same time as the said course.

Parallel course: certain courses require studying another course in parallel. This requires enrollment in and study of both courses in the same semester. The lecturer of the course, with the approval of the department head, may permit a student to enroll in this course without enrolling in the parallel course which will be completed at a another time.

Mandatory course: a course in the degree study program which the student must study and pass, unless indicated otherwise.

Elective course: a course in the degree study program which the student may, but is not required to, study as part of his or her studies.

General elective course: a course offered in one of the college study programs, except in the program in which the student is enrolled, which the student may take as part of his or her degree studies. The scope of general elective courses is established as part of the degree study program. The elective courses offered by the college also include sport courses and social involvement courses (a course of at least 30 hours of volunteer social and community activity during the academic year).

 

5.2.2 Course Structure

  • In general, course attendance is mandatory, unless indicated otherwise on the

syllabus.

  • B.  Students may repeat a course up to 3 times.
  • C.  The final exam grade will comprise at least 60% of the course grade in courses

with a final exam.

  • D.  A course grade can be based on several components, among them an exam at the

end of the course, quizzes during the course, mandatory assignments and papers,

participation in discussions during class and additional assignments that will be

graded, all according to the grade components and the weight of each of the

assignments as specified in the course syllabus.

 

5.2.3 Syllabus

  • A syllabus will be published for every course and will include the following information:

Course name and number, number of hours, number of credits granted, course type (class, exercise, laboratory, seminar, etc.).

Name of the lecturer and the teaching assistant.

Course goal.

Course content.

Course requirements, including prerequisite courses and parallel courses.

Grade composition and grade assignment method.

Reading list, textbooks and reference books. Additional information may be added at the lecturer’s discretion.

  • The syllabus will not be changed during the course, except for course requirements with the approval of the department head.
  • The syllabus is binding for both the students and the lecturer.

 

5.2.4 Degree study program structure

The degree study program curriculum will indicate the types of courses and the scope of studies (total credits) required to receive the degree, and will be published annually in the college course catalog on the website.

 

Structure of the Academic Year

Studies are conducted over three semesters during the academic year: semester A (or “first semester” or “winter semester”), semester B (or “second semester” or “spring semester”) and summer semester. Semesters A and B are usually about 13 weeks each, not including holidays and vacations, and the summer semester is about 7 weeks.

Course of Study

5.4.1 Preparing a class schedule

Students will prepare their annual class schedule at the beginning of Semester A which will include the mandatory courses, the elective courses and the English courses according to the student’s proficiency level. Students may change their class schedule at the beginning of Semester B or the summer semester. See section 4.4.2.

Preparing the class schedule is the sole responsibility of the student.

The study program to which the student is obligated is the program published in the course catalog of the calendar year in which the student began his or her studies. If the department course structure changes during the student’s studies the school committee will determine the resulting changes in the student’s study program.

5.4.2 Adding and Cancelling Courses

The Academic Secretariat will publish the dates of the change periods. During a change period students may submit a request to add or cancel courses included in their class schedule.

 

5.4.3 Repeating a course to improve the course grade

Students may enroll to repeat a courses in order to improve their course grade as long as they have not completed their degree studies. The determining grade will be the final grade the last time the student took the course. The student must complete all the course assignments in the repeated course, unless the course lecture decides otherwise. Students who decide to repeat a course to improve their grade will be charged full tuition for the course.

A student enrolled in a repeated a course who decides not to take the exam and/or not to submit the assignments in the repeated course must inform the department coordinator prior to the exam date and will be charged tuition for the repeated course. In this case, the course grade recorded in the transcript will be considered the course grade.

 

5.4.4 Credit system

Every course a student passes grants credits that describe the scope of studies in the course.

5.4.5 Required credits for a degree

A Bachelor’s degree program will include courses in the scope determined by the departments with the approval of the CHE:

120 credits for a three-year Bachelor’s degree program and 160 credits for a four-year Bachelor’s degree program. The grades of additional courses that will be studied but are not included in the stated study program will not be weighted into the final degree grade.

5.4.6 Minimum required for studies at the College

A student requesting a Bachelor’s degree certificate from the college must take courses in the college in the scope of at least 60 credits for receipt of a three-year degree or at least 80 credits for receipt of a four-year degree.

5.4.7 Transfer to another study program

A student may request to transfer from the current study program to a different study program at the college provided the student meets the admission requirements of the requested study program. The request will be considered and decided by the head of the department to which the student requests to transfer. The head of the department from which the student transferred will be informed following approval of the request. A student who does not meet the admission requirements of the requested study program may be admitted under the following conditions:

  • Up to the end of the student’s first semester of studies a regular student may request to transfer to another study program, and the request will be considered according to the admission requirements of the program to which the student requests to transfer.
  • After two semesters, the transfer will be considered based on the student’s achievements and the requirements of the program to which the student requests to transfer.

The head of the department to which the student requests to transfer may also approve a transfer in cases that are not in accordance with these rules.

Continuity, Discontinuation and Renewal of Studies

5.5.1  Applicants accepted to studies at the college must study continuously until receipt of the degree in the department to which they were accepted, unless they decide to discontinue their studies – see Section 5.5.4 hereinafter, or their studies at the college were terminated – see Section 5.5.5 hereinafter.

5.5.2  Students who decide to cancel their enrollment before commencing their studies will notify the Registration and Admissions office in writing.

5.5.3  Students in three-year bachelor’s degree programs must complete their studies within no more than 6 years. Students in four-year bachelor’s degree programs must complete their studies within no more than 7 years.

5.5.4  Discontinuation of studies initiated by the student: students who at their discretion decide to discontinue their studies will notify this on a form available in the department office. The department office will indicate whether there are additional reasons for discontinuation of studies and will send the form to the department head for his or her signature. The signed form will be sent to the Academic Administration which will record the discontinuation of studies. A relative tuition refund will be examined based on the date on which the study discontinuation form was received. All tuition refunds will be processed in accordance with the study discontinuation procedures specified in the Tuition Rules and Regulations.

 

5.5.5   The college will discontinue a student’s studies under the following circumstances:

  • Due to academic reasons:
  1. The student did not meet the requirements for passing to the next year.
  2. The student did not enroll in studies in the minimum required scope.
  3. The student did not meet the conditions set forth when registering to the college.
  4. The student failed a mandatory course 3 times.
  5. The student’s academic situation is not as required.
  • Due to administrative reasons:
  1. The student has not satisfied his or her financial obligations.
  2. The student was distanced from studies based on a decision of a disciplinary committee.

5.5.6   Renewal of studies: students whose studies were discontinued (at their initiative or that of the college), and would like to renew their studies, may do so under the following conditions:

  1. If the studies were discontinued by the student while his or her academic situation was as required for one semester: the student must notify the Registration and Admissions Office in writing regarding the renewal of studies. Renewal of studies is subject to payment in accordance with the Tuition Rules and Regulations. The Registration and Admissions Office will transfer the request to the department, and if the department head approves the student’s return to studies the student will receive a letter approving the request.
  1. If the studies were discontinued by the student while his or her academic situation was not as required for 2 semesters or more: the student must begin a new registration process. The Registration and Admissions Office will transfer the request to the department, and if the department head approves the student’s return to studies the student will receive a letter confirming his or her admission.
  1. A student whose studies were discontinued by the college, and would like to renew his or her studies, can do so only if the conditions in respect of which the studies were discontinued have changed, and this subject to the approval of the department head after consulting with the school dean. The department head will determine the academic requirements applicable to the student, including completing study requirements and repeating courses as required based on the student’s grade transcript.
  2. If the duration of discontinued studies by the college spans 2 semesters or more, the student’s return to studies will be examined by the Registration and Admissions Office, and this in accordance with the rules and regulations regarding restriction of the duration of studies towards a degree. In any case, approval of the department head and the school dean are required for the student’s return to studies at the college.

Exams and Grades

The Exam Unit, which is part of the academic authority, is responsible for all the technical-administrative arrangements for conducting exams at the college.

  • General:
    • These procedures pertain to all exams conducted during the semester, to mid-term exams and to end of semester exams.
    • In general, exams are conducted at the end of the semester, according to the academic calendar of the relevant year. The exam schedule of every department is determined by the department and published by the Exam Unit. Exam dates will be posted on the college website at the beginning of the semester. These dates are not final. The updated and final schedule, including the exam rooms, will be published no later than one month before the beginning of the exam period, and is the binding schedule.
    • An exam will only include questions pertaining to material included in the approved course syllabus, even if the lecturer taught additional material.
    • The lecturer must be present at the exam on the first and second exam dates. In special cases, with advance approval of the school dean, the lecturer may be available throughout the entire exam and its possible extensions for telephone inquiries of the students taking the exam.
      • If a lecturer is unable to be present and /or to be available by phone, an individual who is proficient in the exam content and structure

will be appointed on his or her behalf, with advance approval of the

school dean.

      • If the lecturer, or an individual on his or her behalf was not present during the exam, or in cases in which the lecturer or the individual on his or her behalf was unavailable by telephone for student inquiries, a student may cancel his or participation in the exam. In this case the student is entitled to an additional exam date.
      • A student who wants to take an exam in cases where the conditions stated in sections A+B are not fulfilled, will be permitted to continue the exam. Throughout the exam and up until the end of the exam the student may discontinue the exam. In this case the student must indicate “absence of lecturer” on the exam questionnaire and submit it to the exam proctor prior to leaving the exam room. In this case the student will be entitled to an additional exam date.
  • The head of the Exam Unit will report every such incident to the school dean and to the department head.
  • Exam eligibility:
  • A student will be eligible to take an exam if the course of the exam is listed in the student’s class schedule, if the student met all the academic requirements according to the course syllabus and satisfied all his or her financial obligations to the Tuition Unit.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to print the examinee confirmation from the personal student portal.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all the courses he or she studied are listed on the examinee confirmation.
  • A student who comes to the exam without their ID card or a form of identification as specified in Section 4.6.3(a) and/or the examinee confirmation will not be permitted to take the exam.
  • A lecturer may lower a course grade or disqualify a student’s eligibility to take an exam due to non-attendance in classes and/or not meeting the course academic requirements, provided students are informed of this condition when commencing their studies in the course by indicating the course requirements on the course syllabus.
    • Exam arrangements:
  • The examinee will be in the exam room 15 minutes before the beginning of the exam, with a valid means of identification (ID card, passport, driver’s license, police/soldier card) and the examinee confirmation.
  • An examinee whose name is not listed on the list of examinees will be permitted to take the exam. Immediately after the exam it is the responsibility of the examinee to go to the Exam Unit to approve the exam. Should the student not follow this procedure, or should the student’s exam not be approved by the Exam Unit, the exam will not be checked and the student will be considered as having used one of the course exam dates.
  • Students will not be permitted to take the exam as from one half hour after the beginning of the exam.
  • Waiver period – students may sign a waiver only on the second exam date, and only if they took and passed the exam on the first exam date. In this case, the examinee will indicate “waive” on the exam questionnaire and may leave the exam room a half-hour after the exam start time.
  • Leaving the exam room to go to the restroom is only permitted with the approval of the proctor. In exams of up to two hours students may not leave the room during the exam. In exams of over two hours students may leave the exam room 1.5 hours after the beginning of the exam. In any case, students may not leave the exam room in the first and last half-hour of the exam. A student who leaves the exam room to go to the restroom must follow the instructions of the proctor, even if this includes emptying pockets before leaving the room and after returning from the restroom.
  • In special cases of requests to go to the restroom the proctor supervisor will decide after being notified as soon as possible.
  • Going to the restroom due to medical reasons will be permitted subject to approval granted in advance by the Dean of Students Office. The examinee must bring the approval to the exam and present it to the exam proctor.
  • An extension of time will be granted upon presentation of an ID Card to the proctor at the beginning of the exam and in accordance with the accommodations procedure for minority students, new immigrants, students from the Ethiopian community and students 40+ years of age.
  • The exam duration is as indicated on the questionnaire. The lecturer has the right to extend the exam duration only for up to a half-hour. If the lecturer decides to extend the time and its length, it is the lecturer’s responsibility to notify all the rooms in which the exam is conducted up to a half-hour before the original exam end time.
  • Extension of time beyond that stated in Section I will be granted to students who have a document specifying their eligibility for extended exam time, and they will receive additional extended time in relation to the extended time granted to all examinees.
  • Student use of reference material during the exam will only be approved by the lecturer, as specified on the exam questionnaire. The reference material is personal and may not be transferred. The reference material/formula sheets will be collected at the end of the exam and will not be returned to the student.
  • During the exam the examinee will only use the paper and/or notebook provided by the Exam Unit.
  • Students will only write the exam with a non-erasable pen. Use of a pencil or a red pen is prohibited. The right to review the scanned exam will be revoked from a student who writes the exam with a pencil, erasable pen or a red pen contrary to the procedures.
  • Use of an electronic dictionary is prohibited, except for exams in English. Use of a regular dictionary (non-electronic) is permitted on all exams. Use of markers is prohibited in multiple-choice exams. Use of markers is permitted on open question exams and in English exams.
  • An examinee may not have within reach in the exam room or next to the examinee’s seat any material related to the exam. Therefore examinees will leave their personal belongings at the front of the class and will only have with them identification, examinee confirmation, writing utensils and reference material that may be used as specified on the exam questionnaire and as indicated on the blackboard in the exam room. If use of any reference material on mobile storage devices (e.g., disk-on-key, USB drive, etc.) and/or on different types of mobile computing devices, with or without an external data connection is permitted. Before the beginning of the exam the material on the mobile storage devices and/or on the mobile computing devices must be transferred to the college computer the student uses during the exam. Furthermore, before the start of the exam the mobile storage devices and/or mobile computing devices must be stored along with the student’s personal belongings at the front of the class.
  • With the start of the exam it is the responsibility of the examinee to place on the table a means of identification and the examinee confirmation. The proctor will collect the documents and return them at the end of the exam.
  • At the end of the exam the examinee will return the exam notebook, including permitted reference material/formula sheets and the exam questionnaire to the proctors and take their identification document and examinee confirmation.
  • A student may not copy the exam questionnaire or any part thereof and/or the answers of the examinee in the exam notebook or parts thereof, and remove them from the exam room. The student will not write his or her name, ID Card number or any other identifying details on the exam questionnaire and/or on the answer form. The student will not write personal comments and/or requests to the lecturer on the exam questionnaire and/or on the answer form. Violating this procedure will result in a complaint filed with the disciplinary authorities.
  • It is the examinee’s responsibility to verify that the table they are sitting at is clean, without any information written on it. It is the responsibility of an examinee who finds any information written on their table to inform the proctor. A complaint will be filed against a student with the disciplinary authorities if any information is found on the table.
  • On exams with open books the student must bring a personal binder with all their personal material for the exam. Students will not be permitted to bring material that will not be filed in a binder throughout the duration of the exam. Students may not take pages out of the binder during the exam.
  • Students may not bring/use a cellular device, computerized digital watch, smartwatch, beeper, other electronic recording devices, as well as data computing and storage systems/devices that enable display of information and have a connection to external communication or are not connected via external communication during the exam. These devices and similar ones must be turned off before the exam starts and placed at the front of the class together will all the other personal belongings.
  • It is prohibited to bring infants and children into the exam room.
  • It is prohibited to bring pets into the exam room except for guiding dogs.
  • During the exam the examinees will follow the instructions given by the proctors. If this procedure is violated a complaint will be filed with the disciplinary authorities.
  • If an examinee deviates from the behavior procedures and rules during the exam a complaint will be filed with the disciplinary authorities.
  • The exam notebook of a student against whom a complaint was filed with the disciplinary authorities will not be checked until a decision is issued by the disciplinary authorities in his or her matter.
  • Any error in the exam wording detected during the course of the exam will be corrected by the lecturer and will be reported to all the classes in which the exam is being conducted. In every such case extended time will be granted as decided by the lecturer and in accordance with the severity and essence of the error and when it was detected.

 

Exam Dates:

  • A first exam date and a second exam date will be scheduled for every course in which an exam is conducted. Every student is entitled to take the exam on both dates.
  • Students are expected to take the exam on the first exam date. The second exam date is intended for students who were unable to take the exam on the first date, for students who failed the exam on the first exam date and for students who want to improve their grade. A student who did not take the exam on the first or the second exam date will not receive an additional exam date and a fail grade will be recorded in the course. In any case, the exam grade will be the grade on the exam taken on the most recent date on which the student took the exam.
  • Students do not need to register for the first exam date.
  • Second exam date: if the student failed the exam on the first exam date or did not take the exam on the first exam date, registration is automatic and there is no need to register. A student who wants to improve the exam grade after taking the exam on the first exam date must register through the student portal up to 5 days before the exam date.
  • A student who decides not to take the test to which they registered must cancel the registration up to 3 days from the exam date. A student who does not cancel the registration will be fined NIS 50.
  • A student will not take the exam on more than two dates in a certain course in the same year. If a student takes the exam on both exam dates, the determining grade is the grade received on the exam on the last exam date.
  • The format, difficulty level and weight of the exam as part of the final grade will be identical on the various exam dates.

Mid-Term Exams/Quizzes:

  • A mid-term exam – is an exam conducted during the course (annual or semester) comprising 20% – 40% of the final grade as specified on the course syllabus.
  • In cases in which the lecturer decides to conduct a mid-term exam, the exam procedures (Section 4.6.3) will also apply to these exams.
  • Quiz – is an exam, or several exams, conducted during classes, and the weight of each of them will be smaller than 20% of the course grade. The quiz will be conducted independently by the course lecturer and will not be part of the exam system.
  • In cases in which the mid-term exam/quiz is a protecting grade (Magen), in other words its grade affects the final grade only if it is higher than the final course exam grade, there will be only one exam date.
  • In cases in which the mid-term exam/quiz is a valid exam, in other words its grade is an integral part of the final course grade, and in cases in which the student cannot take the mid-term exam/quiz for justified reasons (specified in Section 5.6.7 A), one of the following two options will be provided to the student at the discretion of the lecturer:
  • The lecturer will schedule an additional special date for the student to take the mid-term exam/quiz.
  • The lecturer will add the relative part of the mid-term exam/quiz grade in weighting the final course grade to the weight of the final exam.

 

Take-Home Exams:

  • All the rules and regulations applicable to a regular exam will also apply to a take-home exam.
  • A take-home exam will be submitted within 24-48 hours as determined by the lecturer and published to the students.
  • All matters regarding a take-home exam will be conducted through the lecturer on the course website and as posted by the lecturer.

Online Exams:

  1. All the rules and regulations applicable to a regular exam will also apply to an

online exam.

  1. See Appendix 2 to the Study Rules and Regulations regarding specific procedures for examinees taking an online exam.

 

Special Exam Date:

  • A student will be eligible for only one special exam date if they are unable to take the exam on the first or second exam dates for reasons specified below and accompanied by the necessary approvals:
  1. When two exam dates are on the same date (overlap), the student must take one of the exams on the first exam date at their discretion and take the other exam on the second exam date.
  2. Active reserve duty: a student unable to take an exam on the first or second exam date due to active reserve duty. All according to Section 7.2 – Accommodation Procedures for Soldiers on Reserve Duty.
  3. Childbirth: a female student unable to take an exam on the first or second exam date due to childbirth (14 weeks from the granting event date). A male student unable to take an exam on the first or second exam date due to the birth of a child (including surrogacy birth) 3 weeks from the birth date.
  4. Adoption/receiving custody of a child or a foster-care child: a male/female student unable to take an exam on the first or second exam date due to adoption of a child/receiving custody of a child or a foster-care child (14 weeks from the granting event date).
  5. Bed-rest pregnancy: a female student unable to take an exam on the first or second exam date due to a bed-rest pregnancy or a problem arising due to pregnancy or due to fertility treatments.
  6. Hospitalization: a student unable to take an exam due to hospitalization or a visit to the emergency room on the exam date.
  7. Chronic disease: a student unable to take an exam due to the student’s recognized chronic disease.
  8. Mourning: a student unable to take an exam on one of the exam dates due to the death of a first-degree family member (up to 14 days from the date of passing).
  9. Wedding: a male/female student unable to take an exam on one of the exam dates due to their wedding (within 5 days as from the wedding day; the henna celebration date is counted in these days).
  1. Holidays: a student from the Moslem, Christian or Druze sector and a member of any other religion unable to take an exam due to holidays and fasts that take place during the exam period.
  • In general, special exam dates will be scheduled according to the relevant semester:

For courses in Semester A – during Semester B.

For courses during Semester B – during the summer vacation.

For courses during the Summer Semester – during Semester A of the consecutive academic year.

In special cases special exam dates will be scheduled at the end of the consecutive semester after the semester in which the course was conducted.

  • A student absent from the two exam dates (first exam date and second exam date) for eligibility-granting reasons, and failed the special exam, will be eligible for an additional special exam date (up to completing two exam dates). The additional special exam date will be conducted on the next exam of the consecutive course with all the students in the course.
  • The format of the exam on the special exam date will be similar to the format of the exams conducted on the first and second exam dates.
  • The Status Unit is responsible for handling requests for special exam dates and will publish the dates on which a student must submit a request for a special date.
  • After approval of the request the student will receive written confirmation and an additional exam date.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to notify if he or she decides not to take the exam.
  • A student who does not notify that they decided not to take the special exam on the special exam date will be fined NIS 50.

Grades and Grade Publication Process

  • Home assignments, various types of exams and semester grades are graded on a 0-100 grading scale. In special cases, and particularly in subjects that are not quantitative in essence, a “pass” or “no pass” grade can be assigned with the approval of the school dean.
  • After checking the exam, and no later than 10 working days after the exam date (except due to constraints of the lecturer, subject to approval of the Director of the Academic Administration) the lecturer will send the grades to the Exam Unit on the examinee lists received from the Exam Unit or will enter the grades into the Student Administration system. If the lecturer does not transfer the grades up to 3 days before the next exam date, the student may take the exam on the next exam date and the higher of the two grades will be considered the student’s grade on the exam.
  • In the School of Social Sciences and Humanities a pass grade on an exam is at least 60, In the School of Engineering a pass grade on an exam is at least 55.
  • If a student received a fail grade on the exam, the final grade will be the exam grade, and the other course assignments will not be weighted into the final grade.
  • In the School of Social Sciences and Humanities a pass grade in a course is at least 60, In the School of Engineering a pass grade in a course is at least 60.

 

Exam Notebook Review and Appeal Procedure

  • All students may review the exam questionnaire in accordance with the following procedure.
  •  The exam notebook will be saved for 3 months from the exam date, and at the end of the period will be shredded.
  • The notebook of an exam comprised of open questions will be scanned to the student’s information station with the lecturer’s approval. The exam form will also be scanned with the lecturer’s approval.
  • In multiple-choice exams the student’s answer sheet and the consolidated answer sheet with all the marked correct answers will be scanned. The question form will only be scanned with the lecturer’s approval.
  • For exams in which the exam form and/or the exam notebook will not be scanned, an alternative solution will be determined in order to disclose the questions.
  • After reviewing the exam notebook and the exam form a student may file an appeal, specifying the appeal reasons, within 7 working days after publication of the scanned notebooks.
  • The appeal/notebook opening dates will be posted on the website and updated daily.
  • When disclosing the questions it is absolutely prohibited to copy or photograph parts of the exam.
  • It is absolutely prohibited for a student to write personal comments and/or requests when submitting an appeal. Violation of this procedure will result in a complaint filed with the disciplinary authorities.
  • Any appeal that is not filed according to the abovementioned rules will not be processed.
  • As part of the appeal review the lecturer is entitled to raise or lower a grade or not to change the grade. The student will receive the decision regarding the appeal no later than 20 working days from the date of the scanned notebooks.
  • If the appeal was not processed up to the next exam date, it is recommended that the student take the exam on the next exam date, and the higher of the two exam grades will be the final course grade.
  • A student may only appeal an exam once.

 

Loss of an Exam

If an exam notebook is lost and this is not the fault of the examinee, the student’s grade on the exam will be determined in one of the following ways, in coordination with the course lecturer with the approval of the department head:

  1. By testing the student in writing or orally, or by submitting another defined assignment referring to the course material.
  2. By assigning an exam grade equivalent to the grade average of all the student’s courses in the same semester or the same year.

 

Procedure for Submitting a Paper/Exercise During a Course

  • A.  A written paper assigned to a student in a course, that is an integral part of the course and its submission is a condition for a final grade, unless specified otherwise on the syllabus.
  • B.  The paper will be submitted directly to the lecturer.
  • C. The paper will be submitted up to the end of the course unless indicated otherwise in advance on the syllabus and no later than 8 weeks from the end of the course.
  • D.  The paper will be checked within 30 days after it is submitted. The lecturer will transfer the grades for data entry.
  • The grade on a paper may only be appealed once, on an appeal form, no later than 10 days from the grade receipt date.
  • A paper may not be rewritten.

 

Procedure for Submitting Final Papers

  • This procedure pertains to courses in which submitting a paper is the final assignment and constitutes a condition for passing the course as specified on the syllabus.
  • B.  The paper will be submitted directly to the lecturer.
  • C.  The paper will be submitted no later than 8 weeks from the end of the course, unless specified otherwise on the syllabus.
  • D.  The paper will be checked within 30 days after it is submitted. The lecturer will transfer final grades for data entry.
  • E.  The grade on the paper may only be appealed once, on an appeal form, no later than 10 days from the grade receipt date.
  • F.  The student must keep a copy of the paper submitted and any document, book or any other means accompanying the paper up until they complete their studies and are entitled to a degree.

 

Submitting a Written Paper, Assigned to the Student as a Final Assignment in Seminar Courses

  • A. A seminar paper will only be submitted to the lecturer through the department office. The paper submitted will be the final paper.
  • B.  The department office will record the submission date and transfer the paper to the lecturer.
  • C.  The seminar paper will be checked within 60 days after its submission.
  • D. The seminar paper will be returned to the student with the lecturer’s comments.
  • E.  A student may not appeal a seminar paper grade.
  • F.  The seminar paper will be saved in the department office for a period of 3 months. After this period the paper will be shredded.
  • G.  In the School of Engineering this procedure applies to submission of a project.
  • The student must keep a copy of the seminar paper and any document, book or other means accompanying the paper up until they complete their studies and are entitled to a degree

Last Degree Assignment:

  • In general, the last degree assignment is considered a seminar paper/project or any course in which the student must receive a pass grade and complete the degree program.
  • The date for submitting the last assignment is the date of the beginning of the consecutive semester.
  • A student who submits an assignment after the due date will be charged for overhead, in accordance with the Tuition Rules and Regulations published annually.

Degree Entitlement

  • Degree entitlement certification will be provided to a student who completed all his or her academic requirements and accumulated all the required credits for their study program, completed their English requirements and reached the exemption level.
  • The student will submit the request for degree entitlement certification after receiving the last grade required for the degree. The student is responsible for filling the degree entitlement form in the department office. Entitlement certification cannot be updated or changed after submitting the entitlement request and completing the degree.
  • The degree entitlement date will be determined according to one of the following:
  • If the last assignment is a project/seminar paper, the degree entitlement date will be two weeks after the project/paper grade was received.
  • If the last assignment is an exam/take-home exam/paper, the degree entitlement date will be the date on which the grade was received.
  • After completing the entitlement verification process conducted by the department office the entitlement form will be sent to the Approvals Unit, which is responsible for managing the approvals process, handling degree entitlement and completing the graduate file. The Approvals Unit will send the student 3 copies of the degree entitlement certification and will attach 3 copies of the grade transcript. The degree entitlement certification specifies the department in which the student studied and the degree entitlement date.
    • A degree entitlement certification request can be submitted up to the end of March each year. A student who does not submit the request up to this date cannot receive the degree completion certificate at the graduation ceremony that year.
    • A student is entitled to receive degree entitlement certification if he or she successfully met all the degree academic requirements and received the weighted average as stated in the CHE requirements as entitlement conditions for a degree in the program in which the student was enrolled (information about CHE requirements can be obtained from the department coordinator).
    • The graduate certificate will be awarded to a student entitled to a degree at a ceremony conducted once a year.

 

President’s List

President’s list students are determined every year on December 1st based on their achievements in the prior year. Required conditions for President’s list students are:

    • Accumulation in the student’s annual program of at least 30 credits (except for exemption points), not including courses which entitled the student for the President’s/Dean’s list in the past, and an average grade of at least 90.
    • The student studied at the college in the current year in the department in which he or she was included in the President’s list (at least 6 weekly/hours).
    • There will be one President’s List student from every department or group of departments, as determined each year. This will be the student with the highest grade average from among the students studying in the department or in the group of departments.
    • The student’s excellence will be based on the grade transcript valid at the end of the second exam date of the second semester (spring semester).
    • A student found guilty of a disciplinary offence will not be entitled to be included on the President’s List.

A special ceremony will be held every year in which the President will award the excelling students a “President’s List” certificate and an excelling student prize to be determined annually. The names of the President’s List students will be publicized throughout the campus.

Dean’s List

Dean’s list students are determined every year on December 1st based on their achievements in the prior year.

Required conditions for Dean’s list students are:

    • Accumulation in the student’s annual program of at least 30 credits (except for exemption points), not including courses which entitled the student for the President’s/Dean’s list in the past, and an average grade of at least 85.
    • The student studied at the college in the current year in the department in which he or she was included in the Dean’s list (at least 6 weekly/hours).
    • There will be two Dean’s List students from every department or group of departments as determined each year. These will be the two students with the highest grade average after the President’s List student, from among the students studying in the department or in the group of departments.
    • The student’s excellence will be based on the grade transcript valid at the end of the second exam date of the second semester.
    • A student found guilty of a disciplinary offence will not be entitled to be included on the Dean’s List.

A special ceremony will be held every year in which the dean will award the excelling students a “Dean’s List” certificate and an excelling student prize to be determined annually. The names of the Dean’s List students will be publicized throughout the campus.

 

Excelling Students in Improved Achievements

Every year on December 1st the students who significantly improved their individual achievements between the two recent academic years will be determined. These students will be defined as “Excelling Students in Improved Achievements.”

Required conditions for excelling in this category are:

Accumulation in practice in the student’s recent annual program of at least 30 credits (except for exemption points).

    • The student studied at the college in the past two years in the department in which his or her achievements are examined for receipt of the excellence award.
    • The student’s academic situation was as required in the recent academic year.
    • The excellence will be determined based on the valid grade transcript of the recent academic year compared to the valid grade transcript of the prior academic year.
    • The condition for defining the status of excelling improvement is improvement of the annual grade average by about 20 units (out of 100).
    • Up to three excelling students in improved achievements will be defined in each of the college schools.
    • Among the excelling students there may be only one representative from each department in the school.
    • Special cases in this category will be decided by the President of the college.
    • A student found to be guilty of a disciplinary offence will not be entitled to receive an award for an excelling student in improved achievements.

The President and the school deans will conduct a special ceremony every year in which they will award the excelling students an “Excelling Student in Improved Achievements” certificate and an award to be determined annually. The names of the excelling students in improved achievements will be publicized throughout the campus.

 

Degree Honors Levels

A student who successfully completes all the degree requirements with a weighted grade average in the degree courses of 91 and above, and is ranked in the upper 3% of the students graduating in his or her study program will receive a degree summa cum laude. If 3% of the graduating class in the study program is less than one person, the degree will be awarded to one graduate.

A student with a weighted grade average in the degree courses of 85 and above, and is ranked in the upper 15% of the students graduating in his or her study program will receive a degree cum laude.

A student found to be guilty of a disciplinary offence during his or her studies will not be entitled to receive a degree summa cum laude or cum laude, or any other honors degree.

Tuition Rules and Regulations – can be obtained from the Tuition Office

Academic Calendar

The Director of the Academic Administration will publish the academic calendar before the beginning of every academic year, following its approval by the college Academic Council. The calendar will be published in the course catalog and on the college website. The calendar will include the beginning and end dates of the semesters and the dates on which studies will not be held.

Student Services

The Dean of Students Office is the main college entity that guides, executes and handles the wide range of topics related to student welfare and to helping students successfully complete their studies. This office serves as a point of contact for students with respect to their study and personal problems.  

Services Provided to Students by the Dean of Students Office

Scholarships

Every year the college grants scholarships to students based on excellence, encouragement, financial support and social activity criteria.

Eligibility for a scholarship is in accordance with and subject to the Scholarship Rules and Regulations, and contingent on the scholarship budget.

Publication: students will be informed of the various scholarships, award conditions and criteria, as well as about the process from request submission to approval, through the college website.

A student who receives a scholarship from the college is required to engage in community involvement in one of the frameworks to which the student will be referred by the Social Involvement Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office, in the scope specified in the scholarship eligibility requirements.

Students who receive funding for more than half their tuition from any external entity are not entitled to assistance. The college reserves the right to change the Scholarship Rules and Regulations and the types of scholarships from time to time.

  • The Student Advancement Service

The Student Advancement Service provides the following services:

  • For students with learning disabilities and students with special needs:

General-

  • Consulting and accompaniment by a counselor specializing in the assessment and treatment of learning disabilities and by an accessibility counselor.
  • Information about assistance rights from community frameworks and assistance in rights realization from the National Insurance Institute and the Health Ministry.

 

  • Consulting to students uncertain whether to undergo assessment.
  • Self-advocacy assistance and engagement with various college entities (inquiries to lecturers, committees, etc.).
  • Providing answers to questions about accessibility, including consulting to faculty members and administrative personnel.

 

Studies-

  • Collaborating with the National Insurance Institute to provide mentoring services and private lessons to entitled individuals.
  • Accommodations on exams based on a didactic assessment from a recognized institute (as specified on the college website) and/or based on confirmation of a specialist physician in this field.
  • Conducting individual and group sessions to improve learning skills.
  • Tailoring assisted technology for learning that is provided at the Matan Center – support and assisted technology and accompaniment center, by a support coordinator.
  • Matching mentorships to students and student guidance.

Personal/Emotional-

  • Conducting workshops to treat exam anxiety.
  • Providing solution-focused therapy to deal with crises that affect functioning during the study period.
  • Uncertainty regarding continued studies for non-academic reasons, etc.
  • Accompanying students with learning disabilities or medical disabilities and limitations in adapting to the academic system.

 

  • Students with Difficulties
  • Individual interviews to design a suitable support program.
  • Individual and group assistance by mentors in specific study topics based on availability and at a fee.
  • Immigrant students:

The Dean of Students Office coordinates the handling and accompaniment of immigrant students in collaboration with all external entities engaged in assisting the integration of immigrants into the college and society.

The assistance includes:

  • Accompanying students from their arrival at the college and throughout their studies.
  • Assistance with private lessons.
  • Personal mentors.
  • Individual assistance to all students
  • Treatment of exam anxiety.
  • Short-term therapy in contending with life crises during the student’s studies (mourning, separation, family and social differences, uncertainty about continued studies for non-academic reasons and more..).

 

  • Assistance to Arabic-speaking students

The aim of this service is to provide students whose mother tongue is Arabic with all the tools needed to successfully contend with academic studies. The service includes:

  • Personal mentoring to first-year students to help them adapt to academic studies.
  • Study mentoring in every needed field by students in advanced years of study and the college graduates.
  • Emotional accompaniment by a clinical social worker.
  • Workshops conducted on various topics, such as effective studying for exams, various inter-group programs and symposiums related to Arab society in Israel.
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  • Matan – The Support and Assistive Technology Center for Students with Special Needs (class 6209, Trigobof building)

The center is equipped with the best technology and a range of services tailored for students with a limitation. The center has 11 computer stations, 3 of them special stations that are closed and impermeable for self-study without distractions, 4 stations for one person and 4 stations for two people. All the computers are equipped with the best software programs: text to speech software programs in Hebrew and English, translation programs, mathematical analysis software, screen enlargement and more. The center loans auxiliary equipment such as an FM device, electronic dictionaries, smart pens, mobile closed-circuit television and more.

The center enables students to study under conditions tailored to them with the assistance of the head of the center, its mentors and private teachers.

The center reception hours are published on the college website under the tab “Students – Dean of Students Office” and are updated from time to time.

  • Accommodations for students on reserve duty

The main services provided to students called up for reserve duty are specified below. It is the responsibility of the lecturers and departmental offices to comply with these provisions, while coordination is the responsibility of the Reserve Duty Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office.

Responsibilities of the Reserve Duty Coordinator:

  1. Determine accommodations for students in accordance with the Study Rules and Regulations and in coordination with the course lecturer.
  2. Monitor implementation of the accommodations and coordinate their implementation with the relevant college entities, including the Academic Administration, the heads of the academic units and the academic departmental offices.
  3. Handle student complaints regarding provision of the accommodations.
  4. Coordinate between the college and IDF entities regarding the Reserve Duty Coordination Committee (VALTAM), including assistance in submitting the request.

 

All the following arrangements will be in accordance with the college procedures and the academic requirements.

  • Credits:

A student who was on reserve duty for 14 cumulative days in the same academic year, or a student who was on reserve duty for 35 cumulative days throughout the entire course of his or her degree studies, will be entitled to one-time recognition of 2 credits during their degree studies.

  • Quizzes and exams:
  • A student who misses the first or second exam date due to reserve duty is entitled to an additional exam date.
  • A student who was on reserve duty for 10 consecutive days or 21 days and above (cumulative) during the study period will be entitled to an additional exam date.
  • A student who was on reserve duty for 10 days and above (cumulative) during the exam period is entitled to an additional date in every course in which he or she was supposed to take an exam during the exam period.
  • A student who during the semester in a specific course missed quizzes and/or exams that are included in determining the final course grade, will be entitled to an exam on a special exam date, and/or to an alternative assignment, for example: submitting a paper, etc.
  • An additional exam date will be a special date, not the third exam date conducted in the consecutive month, unless the student choses this exam date.
  • Notwithstanding the aforesaid, entitlement to an additional exam date does not change the student’s right to take the exam on only two exam dates in every course, in accordance with the law.
    • Assignments:
  • A student who was on reserve duty may submit papers and exercises at a later date, or receive an exemption from submitting them, or submit an alternative paper; all in coordination with the course lecturer, in accordance with the college procedures and according to the scope and essence of the paper.
  • A student who due to reserve duty of 14 days or more missed the submission date of more than 8 papers, must contact the Reserve Coordinator at the Dean of Students Office to verify his or her rights and schedule submission of assignments with the lecturers in the various courses.
  • Missing classes:
  • A student who is unable to participate in laboratories, seminars, workshops and practical training courses due to reserve duty may make up for missed attendance at a later date, or receive exemption from participation, and this according to the essence of the course and in coordination with the course lecturer.
  • A student, after reserve duty, may submit a request to the Reserve Duty Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office and will be entitled to receive guidance or private lessons to complete the missing material.
  • A student who was on reserve duty is entitled to 50 photocopy units for every day of studies missed due to the reserve duty, or 5 photocopy units for every lecture hour the student could not attend. Photocopy cards will be provided by the photocopy office upon presenting confirmation from the Dean of Students Office.
  • A student who was on reserve duty will receive at not extra charge lecture abstracts of classes, as well as all the study material distributed to students in the course while the student was on reserve duty.
  • A student who was on reserve duty for at least 10 days (cumulative) in a semester course or at least 20 days (cumulative) in an annual course, discontinued his or her studies in the course and had to re-enroll in the course, will not be charged additional tuition, provided the student did not take the exam yet.
  • A student who due to reserve duty had to discontinue his or her studies in a course, or missed a course exam that is a “prerequisite” for an advanced study year or for another course, is entitled to take the advanced course on a trial basis.
  • To ensure that reserve duty will not impede course registration, the student office will leave several places open for students on reserve duty. If possible the student will inform the student office of his course enrollment requests prior to reserve duty.

 

  • Additional accommodations
  • A student who is part of the reserve forces and that serves on reserve duty will be entitled to credit points in considering his or her eligibility for a scholarship.
  • A student who is part of the reserve forces and that serves on reserve duty is entitled to preference in borrowing books from the library and may borrow more books than the regular permitted amount, in the period close to the reserve duty.
  • A student who was on reserve duty more than 150 days (cumulative) during the regular study period will be entitled to extend his or her studies by two semesters without being charged tuition or any other additional payment due to this extension.

Accommodations for male and female students during the pregnancy and bed-rest pregnancy period, and after childbirth, adoption or receiving custody of a child.

  • Definitions
  • “Entitled Male/Female Student” = a female student during a bed-rest pregnancy that submits the necessary medical confirmation, or a male/female student undergoing fertility treatment for 21 days and above during a semester who submits the necessary medical confirmation; a male/female student on maternity leave or adoption/custody leave during 21 days and above during a semester.  
  • Pregnancy, bed-rest pregnancy and fertility treatments
  • “Missed Classes”: a male/female student may miss up to 30% of all classes in every course in which there is an attendance requirement. If the student did not attend more than 30% of all the classes, the student will have the option of cancelling the course and repeating it without additional payment, provided the student did not take the course exam.
  • Assignments: a male/female student who did not submit written assignments on the set dates because these dates were during a period of bed-rest pregnancy or fertility treatments, based on medical confirmation, is entitled to an extension of 7 weeks from the end of the bed-rest pregnancy period or the fertility treatments.
  • Laboratories, workshops, practical training from which an entitled male/female student was absent, will be completed in coordination with the lecturer within the period determined by the lecturer, or alternately in the next semester in which they are offered.
  • Exams: a male/female student that submits medical confirmation indicating that the student cannot take the exam on the first or second exam date owing to a problem arising due to pregnancy or fertility treatments – is entitled to a special exam date (third exam date).

A female student who is pregnant has exceptional approval to go to the restroom during an exam.

A female student who is pregnant will receive extended time on an exam of fifteen minutes for every exam hour. This addition will not be given to pregnant students who are already entitled to extended time for other reasons.

A male/female student that provides medical confirmation indicating that due to a problem arising from pregnancy or fertility treatments they are unable to take an exam that is a prerequisite for another course is entitled to study the advanced course on a trial basis until the student completes his or her requirements.

 

  • An entitled male/female student that missed classes is entitled to assistance/a benefit equivalent to 20 photocopies or printing of study material missed for every day the student missed class.
  • Maternity leave and leave for adoption
  • Maternity leave and leave for adoption: an “entitled female student” is entitled to a six-week maternity leave or to 40% of all classes – the higher of the two.

A student whose wife gave birth during the regular study period is entitled to a two-week maternity leave, unless the student took a maternity leave instead of his partner, in which case the above entitlement will apply.

If the absence exceeds six weeks or 40% of all classes – the higher of the two, the male/female student will have the option of cancelling the course and repeating it without additional payment, provided the student did not take the exam course.

  • Assignments: a male/female student who did not submit written assignments on the scheduled dates because the dates were after the birth of a child, is entitled to an extension of 7 weeks after the birth. If an assignment was not submitted due to an abortion the female student will be entitled to an extension of two weeks.
  • Laboratories, workshops, practical training which an entitled female student missed after childbirth, will be completed in coordination with the lecturer within the period determined by the lecturer, or alternately will be carried out in the next semester in which they are offered.
  • Exams: an entitled male/female student is entitled to miss exams for a period of up to 14 weeks after the childbirth date, and will be entitled to take an exam in the subjects in which they did not take the exam on the accepted exam dates during this period, including a special exam date.

A male/female student on maternity leave that misses an exam which is a prerequisite for another course is entitled to take the advanced course on a trial basis until the student completes his or her requirements.

A student who had an aborted pregnancy up to two weeks before the exam date – is entitled to a special exam date (third exam date).

  • An entitled male/female student who misses classes is entitled to assistance/a benefit equivalent to 20 photocopies or printing of study material missed for every day the student was absent.

Wedding

A male/female student who gets married in the course of their studies, backed by official confirmation and a signed declaration, is entitled to miss classes for 5 consecutive calendar days, and may divide these days as they see fit around the wedding day. For example: two days before the wedding, the wedding day and two days after the wedding.

Official confirmation will be considered as confirmation of the Rabbinate regarding the wedding date or confirmation of the wedding date from the Interior Ministry. If the student does not have the aforementioned confirmation documents, the student can sign an affidavit confirming the wedding. The spouse will also sign the affidavit. The affidavit document will be submitted to the department coordinator.

The entitled student must notify his or her lecturers formally by email of the days  they chose to miss and attach the approval of the department head.

 

Handling Academic Problems

Student inquiries regarding academic problems will be in accordance with the following procedure:

The student will first notify the lecturer/teaching assistant. Notification can be through the Requests and Appeals portal in writing or in a scheduled meeting.

If a solution is not found the student will inform the department head. The inquiry will be in writing, on a form that can be obtained from the school office. The inquiry will be sent through the department coordinator to the department head. The department head will issue a response within two weeks.

If needed, and if the student is not satisfied with the handling of the problem within the department, the student will submit an inquiry to the school dean. The inquiry will be submitted through the director of the school administration through the Requests and Appeals portal. The dean’s response will be issued within two weeks, and will be final.

President’s Advisor for Gender Equity

Students may contact the President’s Advisor for Gender Equity on issues relating to women’s status at the college.

Student Ombudsman

Every applicant and every student in the institution my file a complaint with the Student Ombudsman if they think their rights were violated according to this law, or that they were not treated appropriately by the institution’s academic or administrative faculty, including a disciplinary procedure according to Section 8 to the Study Rules and Regulations. The name of the Student Ombudsman and the contact details are found on the college website under the “Students” tab.

 

Disciplinary Rules and Regulations

The college has a student disciplinary committee that is authorized to examine and rule on every violation of the discipline rules committed by a student. The college also has an appeals committee with regard to the decisions of the disciplinary committee. The binding Disciplinary Rules and Regulations are attached as Appendix 1 to the Study Rules and Regulations (p. 42).

 

On-Campus Student Conduct and Public Activity Rules and Regulations

Preface

The college is a community of different persons with opinions, viewpoints and beliefs. Recognition of these differences, and their tolerance, are the underlying principles of every academic institution. Therefore, it is the duty of the college to create the conditions that will enable all those within its framework to learn, teach, work and act, while they are able to fully express their opinions, viewpoints and beliefs and to conduct an open discourse. The college, as an institution of higher education, views the principle of freedom of expression as the fundamental condition for its existence. Therefore, it ensures and fosters full freedom of expression in the academic, cultural, social and public activity taking place within its walls, and all in adherence to the laws of the State.

The purpose of these rules and regulations is to set forth procedures and rules for conducting public activity on campus that will enable the aforesaid, provided the rules of the State are upheld and the activity does not hinder or interfere with the proper course of teaching, research and work at the college.

The college includes an academic community: lecturers, students and employees, with a range of viewpoints, beliefs and opinions. The college deems it fit to respect the principle of freedom of expression and enabling the expression of different opinions, and the right to conduct an argument and express an opinion, even if it is a minority opinion, in the spirit of love of humanity and tolerance. In order to uphold tolerance towards the opinions of others and protect freedom of expression on campus, and to ensure the proper course of teaching, research and work on campus, the intactness of the facilities and the equipment, and the safety, order, cleanliness and gardening on its premises, the rules for conducting public activity on campus are hereby defined.

Respecting the following rules is a necessary condition for realizing the aforementioned in this preface.

The rules and regulations do not address activities initiated by the college.

 

Basic Principles

The college holds a positive view of the activity of the academic community regarding public, educational and cultural issues, even if they indirectly project on Israeli politics. The college prohibits activity on its premises with the main purpose, whether stated or in practice, of political-propaganda, that aims to serve entities outside the college, unless the activity is conducted in accordance with  the political activity procedure.

In light of the aforementioned, all public activity at the college will be conducted in full adherence to the following principles:

  • The activity does not harm the State or violate its laws.
  • The activity does not offend the Jewish tradition or the tradition of other groups, or their feelings or beliefs.
  • The activity does not impede or possibly harm the normal activity of the college, the safety of the public and its security or safety.
  • The activity is intended for members of the college, and the activity organizers and audience are for the most part from the college (except for guest lecturers or college invitees).
  • The activity does not deviate from the reasonable resources, abilities and physical capabilities of the college, and does not damage its facilities and property.
  • The activity does not violate the rules and regulations of the college and its procedures.

The activity organizers received advance approval of the college as stated hereinafter.

Details Regarding Types of Activities throughout the Campus and Additional Conditions for Conducting Them  

Any type of public activity, including that specified below, is permitted provided a request was submitted by the organizers in accordance with section “Submitting a Request”, and the request was approved by the authorized college authorities, according to the basic principles specified in section 9.2 above and in accordance with the conditions specified hereinafter.

Hanging Notices

Hanging notices in the sphere addressed in these rules and regulations, in other words, relating to public or political activity, is prohibited, unless it was approved, and in accordance with the provisions of these rules and regulations. The Student Association does not have to submit a request in advance before hanging notices, however, like all members of the academic community the Association must also ensure that the notices published on its behalf comply with the basic principles specified in section 9.2. In the event of a deviation from these principles, the Dean of Students may instruct the Student Association to remove the notice that violates the rules from the bulletin board.

Lecturers and employees may submit a request to hang notices. The size of a notice will not exceed 40×60 cm. Notices that are approved will be hung on the bulletin boards by the requestors or their proxies.

Notices of individuals looking for roommates, to rent an apartment, to sell a vehicle and the like will only be hung on bulletin boards designated for this purpose. Individual students are prohibited from hanging notices.

It is absolutely prohibited to affix stickers, fly balloons and use any other form of advertising throughout the campus except in places designated for this purpose, as specified hereinafter.

Regarding campaign notices for Student Association elections the following provision will apply in addition to the abovementioned provisions: the notices will only be hung on special bulletin boards designated for this purpose by college management and that were placed, with approval, by the Student Association.

The maximum area of the above bulletin boards, to be allocated to every entity, will be determined by the Student Association, subject to the approval of the Dean of Students and college management.

Placards, in the quantity and size to be determined by the Student Association and approved by the Dean of Students and college management, will only be hung on the bulletin board next to the Dean of Students Office.

Every placard and sticker will indicate the names of the students on behalf of whom it was posted.

Any advertising means disseminated without approval will be immediately removed by the college and/or someone authorized to do so on its behalf, and the advertiser will be charged for the cleaning costs.

Prayer throughout the campus

College management enables students of the different religions to use designated prayer rooms as published in advance by the Dean of Students Office.

A student found praying outside the room allocated for him or her, a complaint against that student will be filed with the Disciplinary Committee.

Placing tables, signing petitions and distributing informative material or placards

Placing tables, signing petitions and/or distributing informative material or placards will only be permitted in the plaza in front of the Alperin building, and only with approval.  

If approval is granted, one regular office desk will be placed for short periods of time, in accordance with the explicit approval.

Affixing notices deviating from the area of the table is prohibited.

The information tables and the information material distribution counters will clearly display the name of the entity on whose behalf they are acting. The same holds for the information material they distribute. Placards and informative material on behalf of the Student Association will clearly display the names of the distributing students.

Precise samples of every placard or informative material to be distributed and of the petitions on which the college community members will be asked to sign will be attached to the request to conduct the activity. The requestors must ensure that the activity will be carried out precisely with respect to the material that was approved. The requestors are responsible for the content of the material distributed and disseminated in accordance with the approval. Only members of the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley community will operate the distribution counters.

The number of written material distribution counters, and the number of information tables placed as part of a campaign for elections to the Student Association, will be determined by the Student Association with the approval of the Dean of Students and college management.

 

Public Activity of gatherings and rallies

Students may submit a request to approve an internal gathering without guests to discuss internal campus matters. The college will make an effort to respond favorably within its ability to allocate rooms for these gatherings.

The Student Association, lecturers and employees, may submit a request to hold a public activity of gatherings and rallies in college halls. This activity will be approved given the ability and possibility of the college to allocate rooms for such activities, provided the participants are members of the campus community (except for several guests). The activity organizers will be charged for use of the halls, a fee to be decided by management of the institution.

Student groups and the Student Association may submit a request for rallies or demonstrations in open areas only regarding distinct student matters or issues on which there is comprehensive public and national consensus. Permits will be granted for a demonstration in a defined location and at a designated time, and in a manner that will not impede the regular course of campus activities. All this – in accordance with the discretion of the approving entity.

 

Use of public address systems

It is absolutely prohibited to use public address systems throughout the campus, except for needs of the administration.

Entertainment and cultural activities

Proposals for entertainment and cultural activities organized by the Student Association will be submitted to the Dean of Students office and will be approved by college management. This type of activity, that entails resource allocation, operation of executing entities and coordination with external or intra-college entities, will be transferred to the Dean of Students office to be handled by the Director-General.

 

Information and campaign gatherings prior to elections to the Student Association

It is prohibited to conduct information and campaign gatherings outside.

Information and campaign gatherings will only be conducted in closed rooms and halls, in buildings or other locations to be allocated by management of the institution, subject to advance approval of college management and the Dean of Students, and in accordance with the conditions to be coordinated in advance by the approving entities. The gathering organizers and Student Association representatives will submit all the requested details in respect of the planned gathering to college management.

College management and the Dean of Students may set conditions and rules for holding the gatherings at their discretion. Inter alia, they may set conditions for the gathering regarding the date, location, number of participants, use of audio-visual aids, bringing placards into the hall, maintaining order and cleanliness, etc.

Without derogating from the generality of the foregoing in these rules and regulations, it is clarified that the organizers of the gatherings and the representatives of the Student Association will be required to sign an irrevocable obligation according to the conditions and agreements, to be determined by management of the institution, and to provide suitable guarantees as will be required.

The maximum number of gatherings allocated to each group of students, and the duration of these gatherings, will be determined by the Student Association Election Committee with the approval of college management and the Dean of Students.

The participation of an individual who is not enrolled as a student at the college in information and campaign gatherings is subject to advance explicit approval of college management and the Dean of Students.

 

Submitting a Request to Hold an Event

General

A student, group of students, the Student Association, lecturers and employees who wish to conduct a public activity must submit a request in advance in writing at least 12 working days prior to the event date.

The request will include the following details: description of the nature of the activity and the form of expression, in accordance with Section 9.5 below, the proposed date, the names of the key participating individuals and their occupation.

Requests of college employees will be submitted for approval of the Director-General. Requests of academic faculty members will be submitted for approval of the President.

All requests for public activity related to students and organized by individuals or by the Student Association will be submitted in advance for the approval of the Dean of Students, who by virtue of his or her position is responsible for on-campus student activities on student-public issues, and who coordinates between them and the various college authorities.

An advisory committee on student public activities will function alongside the Dean of Students, that will be comprised of two faculty members who will be appointed by the President in coordination with the Dean, and an administration member who will be appointed by the Director-General, and in coordination with the Dean.

Approval

The college authority to which the request was submitted will respond to the request in writing, no longer than one week from its receipt.

The college authority authorized to decide regarding the request may require the organizers to provide details, clarifications or additional information, as requested.

The said authority will consider and decide whether to approve or reject the request, in light of the guiding principles and the conditions specified in these rules and regulations, and taking into consideration the security and safety arrangements required to hold the activity.

The authorized college authority, at its discretion, may stipulate that the approval will be granted provided certain conditions and restrictions are met, including changes as to the activity date, its location, on condition of appropriate security arrangements, deploying ushers, signing obligations, providing guarantees, etc.

Granting approval for a certain activity does not imply agreement with the content of the activity. The college is not responsible in any way for what is implied from the activity content, even if the activity is held with its approval.

It is clarified that the approval of the college does not exempt the organizers from obtaining the required permits and approvals for holding the activities by law, and that they are obligated to adhere to the provisions of any law, including – and without derogating from the generality of the foregoing, all matters relating to copyrights, noise and environmental hazards, licenses, permits and various bylaws.

It is clarified that the approval of the college does not exempt the organizers, participants and those responsible from their obligation to indemnify the college and to compensate for any damage caused it due to the activity.

Appeals

Every entity that submitted a request to hold an activity and the request was denied, or approved with conditions the requestor thinks are too restrictive, may appeal the decision by submitting a request in writing to the appeals committee, comprised of the college President, Director-General and a representative of the academic faculty to be appointed by the President.

The decision of the appeal committee is final.

Responsibility

The participants in the activity will maintain order and cleanliness and protect college property, will follow the instructions of the college and the activity organizers and will adhere to the college rules and regulations, and to every law.

Requestors of every request that will be approved will be responsible for holding the activity. By virtue of this they will be responsible for adhering to the instructions of the college, for maintaining order, cleanliness, protecting college property and ensuring that the activity will only be held in accordance with what was planned and approved. The requestors will also be responsible for adhering to the college rules and regulations and protecting its property, and for complying with the provisions of all laws, including and without derogating from the generality of the foregoing, regarding copyrights, noise and environmental hazards, licenses for permits and various bylaws.

A request submitted by the Student Association – the Chairperson of the Student Association and his or her deputies will be responsible for holding the activity. The same is applicable to notices posted on campus by the Student Association.

A request submitted by a group of students – the requestors will be considered as those responsible for holding the activity.

A request submitted by an individual, will be signed by the activity organizers, who will be considered responsible for holding the activity.

Without derogating from the provisions of the law, the aforesaid responsible individuals must indemnify the college and compensate it for damage caused it due to the activity.

Violation of the Rules and Regulations Provisions

Any deviation from the provisions of these rules and regulations is a disciplinary offence, both of the actual violator and of those responsible for the activity according to these rules and regulations, and will be handled by the appropriate disciplinary committee, and this without derogating from the rights of the college to take action in other and/or additional areas and/or in accordance with any law.

These rules and regulations will be in effect until college management publishes a change or amendment to the rules and regulations, or management publishes other rules and regulations.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment Rules and Regulations

These are the main tenets of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law (5758-1998):

The Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley will be a workplace and an educational environment in which there will not be sexual harassment or persecution stemming from sexual harassment.

The purpose of the said law is to prohibit sexual harassment in order to defend human dignity, freedom and privacy and to promote equality between the sexes.

Preventive Measures

  1. The Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley demands of every employee, lecturer, their supervisor and student, to avoid acts of sexual harassment, persecution and harm on the backdrop of sexual harassment as part of their activity on the campus of the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley.
  2. The Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley demands of every employee, lecturer, their supervisor and student, to do everything they can to prevent sexual harassment and persecution in order to create a work and educational environment free of sexual harassment and persecution.

Sexual harassment refers to any one of the following acts:

  1. Extortion by threat, when the act the person is required to perform is of a sexual nature.
  2. Indecent acts, touching private parts, etc.
  3. Repeated propositions of a sexual nature addressed to a person who demonstrated to the harasser that they are not interested in the said propositions.
  4. Repeated references and comments of a sexual nature addressed to a person who demonstrated that they are not interested in said references.
  5. An insulting or debasing reference to a person in connection to their gender, sexuality or sexual orientation.

5(a) Publishing a photograph, video or recording of an individual, focusing on their sexuality, under circumstances in which publication may humiliate the individual or debase them, and they did not consent to its publication.

  1. The aforesaid propositions or comments, directed at one of the following harassed persons: minors, students or subordinate employees, while exploiting authority, power relations or dependence. In this case the proposition or comment will be considered sexual harassment even if the harassed person has not demonstrated that they are not interested.

Persecution in respect of a sexual harassment complaint is any harm stemming from sexual harassment, a complaint or a claim filed in regard of sexual harassment, the purpose of which is to harm the harassed, because they refused and/or objected to the harassing conduct and/or complained about the harasser and/or filed a claim, or for any other reason relating to sexual harassment.

Punishment under the law

A person harassing another sexually is liable to 2 years imprisonment.

The court may award compensation for sexual harassment or persecution, without proof of damage.

If you consider yourself as having been harmed according to any of the sections specified in the law, please contact without hesitation the college Sexual Harassment Prevention Commissioners – Ms. Irit Rochberg and Prof. Nirit Reichel.

Handling complaints of sexual harassment victims at the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley

 

Ms. Irit Rochberg and Dr. Yifat Levi were appointed by college management to handle the complaints.

If you suffer from sexual harassment or are uncertain whether something constitutes sexual harassment – please contact Irit Rochberg at 050-6391120, email: iritr@kinneret.ac.il or Dr. Yifat Levi at telephone: 054-4351058, email: leviyif@gmail.com.

The college is committed to investigating and handling every complaint with complete secrecy and objectivity.

Access to information

Every employee, student and individual appointed by the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley is entitled to and invited to review and receive a photocopy of each of the following:

  1. The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 5758-1998.
  2. Prevention of Sexual Harassment Regulations (Employer Obligations), 5758-1998.
  3. Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley Prevention of Sexual Harassment Rules and Regulations.
  4. Information about the information and guidance activities of the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley regarding prohibition of sexual harassment and its prevention.
  5. An employee or appointee of the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley may receive these documents from the offices of the Human Resources divisions and from the college website. For explanations and additional information please contact Silvia Kolet who is responsible for sexual harassment issues.
  6. A student at the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley may receive these documents from the Dean of Students Office and from the offices of the divisions. For explanations and additional information please contact Silvia Kolet who is responsible for sexual harassment issues.

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