Your student is enrolled in a college course and it is important to understand that
instructors will work directly with students, as opposed to the type of interactions
you may be familiar with in a high school setting.
Under FERPA, instructors are not required to discuss student performance or other
student-related concerns with parents/guardians.
Since the community college environment addresses the learning needs of adults, there
may be concerns to consider when enrolling in courses, including possible controversial
course content and maturity level of minor students.
Faculty establish a syllabus for each course, which include the course content or
objectives, assignments, a general guide to the pacing of the course and information
about how grades will be determined. Once a student receives the syllabus for the
course from the instructor and the student decides to remain enrolled in the course,
the syllabus becomes the contract between the student and teacher.