Academic Policies

Academic Records

The Leech Lake Tribal College Office of the Director of Enrollment Services is responsible for and maintains information regarding the student's academic progress at LLTC, including grade reports and permanent academic records.

The Office of the Director of Enrollment Services collects and maintains current and accurate student information, such as tribal enrollment status, address, program of study, and academic advisor names. This information is required by the federal government for determination of funding and also for maintaining accurate mailing addresses for the student body. Personal data changes, such as change of address, change of program, or change of advisor, should be reported to this office. Director of Enrollment Services: (218) 335-4222

Release of Records

The release of student grades, transcripts and other data requires written authorization by the student according to FERPA guidelines. FERPA is the Family Education Rights Privacy Act which is a federal law governing the privacy of student records and the obligations of the institution.
The following directory type of information/data may be given to any inquirer without written authorization from the student:

  • Student name
  • Local address and telephone
  • Permanent address and telephone
  • Email address
  • Place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance and dates of program completion
  • Full or part-time enrollment status
  • Year in school (class)
  • Diplomas/certificates awarded
  • Scholastic honors and awards received
  • Other educational institutions attended
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Any student requesting that any or all of this information remain confidential must complete a FERPA Non-Disclosure Request Form located in the Director of Enrollment Services Office. 
Students may also request the distribution of records to a third party by completing a Release of Information form.

Academic Integrity

Honesty in academic matters is expected of all students. Actions that are contrary to the spirit of academic integrity will not be tolerated. Any attempt to misrepresent someone else's work as your own, to receive credit for assignments you did not do, obtain an unfair advantage over other students in the completion of work, or aid another student to do the above will be considered a breach of academic integrity. Acts of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

  • Obtaining, disseminating, or using unauthorized materials for the completion, by you or another student, an examination paper or an assignment.
  • Unauthorized collaboration with another student in completing an assignment.
  • Submitting as your own work that of another student or allowing your work to be submitted for credit by someone else.
  • Copying from another student's paper or an assignment.
  • Computer theft, such as unauthorized duplication of software and/or unauthorized access to accounts other than your own. This includes the use of the college resources (computer facilities, network, software, etc.) for financial gain.
  • PLAGIARISM: The representation of another's ideas, statements, or data, as your own. This includes copying, paraphrasing, or summarizing another person's work without the proper acknowledgement (footnoting, in-text credit, quotation marks, etc.).

Student dishonesty will not be ignored. In situations where dishonesty is suspected, the faculty member will meet with the student, state the charge and action to be taken, and will refer him or her to the academic appeals section of the College catalog. Copies of this notice will be sent to the appropriate Department Chair and to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Cheating on an exam, plagiarizing, or committing other forms of dishonesty may result in an "F" for the course, or academic suspension.