Syllabus Policies and Resources | MCC

Syllabus Policies and Resources

The following policies and resources apply to all MCC college courses. Please see your instructors' course syllabi for specific class information.

Refer to MCC's Academic Calendar to view withdrawal dates.


If you find that you need to drop a course(s), there are steps you must complete to “officially” withdraw. You will not be officially dropped from a class based on a phone conversation or email with your instructor or advisor. You must complete an online Withdraw/Drop Request form located in your Student Self-Service accounts. 

Dropping a class(es) may impact your academic progress and your financial aid. If you find it necessary to drop a class (or all your classes), you must submit the Withdraw/Drop Request online. Approval of your drop request depends upon your instructor’s policy on dropping after mid-term. Please check your course syllabus before dropping a class. 


  1. Log into your Student Self-Service homepage
  2. Click on the Academic Records Tile
  3. Select the Withdraw/Drop Request option
  4. Complete the form as directed.  For Term click on the “spyglass” and select the appropriate term.
  5. Check your KCTCS email for a confirmation email of your drop request status

The Learning Space provides FREE subject tutoring and technical support for all MCC students. You can find all our services and book your own appointments, including remote appointments outside of regular hours, at Services at the Learning Space. The link is also available on MyPath under "Tutoring Services" (near the bottom of the page). Keep an eye on your inbox for weekly emails announcing special workshops, webinars, and exam reviews.

Contact Information: Email for more information, or contact PJ Woodside, The Learning Space Coordinator, at We're here for you!

This course is a part of MCC's student success initiative using the Starfish Student Success Network. You will find the Starfish application on your MyPath page. Throughout the semester, you may receive emails at your KCTCS email account from your MCC support network (instructors, advisors, and so forth). You may be contacted by email, phone, or text by our Success Coach, Rosi Lovell ( to better address any issues you may be having. If you receive a Starfish communication, please keep in mind this is done to connect you with your MCC team and other campus resources to help you be successful. It is important you check your email regularly and follow up on recommended actions.

Students are expected to uphold the KCTCS Student Code of Conduct relating to academic honesty and classroom conduct.

In cases of inclement weather please listen to area radio and television stations for cancellations. Madisonville Community College’s standard procedure during inclement weather is to remain open and hold classes as scheduled. Campus closures are rare; however, should the weather become severe enough to warrant closing the campus, we will contact local media as well as relay the information using SNAP to your phone, email, or text message. Please watch for a SNAP announcement and/or the local news or listen to local radio for the latest information. As always, use your own judgment when determining whether or not it is safe to travel in your area. 

For more information, or to sign up for SNAP, visit MCC’s student safety page.

Closed Building Policy: Scheduled building closing would follow the approved calendar while unscheduled (electrical, plumbing, damage, etc.) would follow the same announcements as inclement weather but would be isolated to that particular building/buildings. 

Madisonville Community College is concerned with the safety of the students attending classes at any of the four campuses. The following points are for your benefit as a student:

  • In case of any life-threatening event, call 911. The local emergency responders are better equipped to take care of these situations.
  • To sign up for the Safety Notification Alert Process (SNAP) go to the MCC webpage and click on the SNAP section. After completing this, you will receive notifications on school closings, inclement weather, and other safety notifications.
  • To report a safety concern, call the MCC Tip Line at (270) 824-1900 to report safety concerns or suspicious behavior. This line is monitored once a day Monday through Friday. 
  • The MCC emergency number (270) 824-1911 is answered by selected personnel during the day and by a cell phone when these are not available. 
  • The campus security office is located at JHG 102.
  • The office phone number for campus security is (270) 824-1828.  
  • The cell phone number for Campus Security is (270) 836-5330.


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MCC: For help with your Student Self-Service or User Account Center 

Blackboard: If you have problems with Blackboard, please contact the Blackboard 24/7 Help Desk toll-free at 1-855-554-6622, Option #4, or through the “Help” tab at help for blackboard website.

What is TAO? TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises, and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals. Register online:

The College must remain flexible to meet challenges that may include epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters, human-influenced disasters, and any and all threats to the College campus, students, employees, and surrounding communities.  To ensure the safety and well-being of our constituencies, the College maintains the right to move classes temporarily or permanently to online, remote platforms; to a hybrid section that includes some face-to-face learning and some remote learning; or to a different campus, location, building, or time.  Additionally, the College reserves the right to institute plans or practices in the physical classroom/lab/activity spaces and common areas to protect students and faculty. The College will attempt to make these changes as minimally disruptive as possible, but students have no right or privilege in a particular type, place, or time for their classes.

At this time, students are not required to wear a mask on campus.  However, campus pandemic protocols may change with updated guidance from local health agencies and the CDC. 

Class periods associated with this course will be recorded by the Instructor.  Students are hereby notified that the content of the recordings may, at times, include their faces and voices. Continued participation in this course establishes consent to be recorded. Recordings will be posted by the Instructor so that they are only accessible to the students in this course. If the Instructor intends to release or post these recordings for other sections of this course or for any other purposes, the Instructor will notify students heard or seen in the recordings and will ask for written permission.  Students are advised that the written permission, if granted, will be retained in their student records. If students in this class have any questions regarding these recordings or the form they may be asked to sign, students should talk with the Instructor. 

Madisonville Community College is committed to student success and improving the employability of the students. Personal and professional attributes and behaviors are necessary to be successful in college and in the workplace. These skills include, but are not limited to dependability, initiative, integrity, effective oral and written communication, teamwork, attendance, time management, and workplace ethics.

Zero to ten percent of your class grade will be derived from the following:  Communication, Commitment to Learning, Responsibility, and Behavior.  The Student Guidelines for Success page is attached.

(Include this section below if PES is not included under grading criteria for 1-10 percent)

PES in this course will be addressed by:  (Examples below)

  • Requiring reflection on Convocation speeches
  • Giving extra points for attendance at PES workshops
  • Inviting speaker from industry to speak on PES-related topic in the course.
  • Requiring self-assessment of the PES guidelines with reflection follow-up.
  • Discussing PES related topics in classroom.
  • Asking students to set PES goals with “My Promise” section of PES Guidelines for Success.