Responsibility for violation of the classroom discipline
5.1. For academic misconduct (a culpable unlawful failue to perform his or her duties imposed by these Regulations, a student or a course learner can be subjected to one of the following disciplinary actions:
- a reproof;
- a reprimand;
- an expulsion.
5.2. A student's explusion from the university for academic misconduct and other violations, when it is initiated by the university (except for expulsion from the university for nonpayment at the specified period), is done with the student trade union's consent; students who are minors can be expelled from university with the consent of the municipal Commission on Minors.
5.3. Disciplinary actions are applied directly after the offence but not later than one month after it was committed (except when a student or a course learner is ill or on vacation or on an academic leave of absence). A disciplinary action cannot be applied later than 6 months after the offence.
5.4. Disciplinary actions are applied by the faculty dean (in case of expulsion it is done by the BarSU rector) and are formalized as a directive ( a decree). Disciplinary actions are applied to students with the BarSU student union's consent. Before a disciplinary action is applied, the offender shall provide a written explanation. The refusal of a student (a course learner) to explain cannot be an obstacle to apply disciplinary actions, which is formalized as an act of refusal to provide written explanations and is signed by the dean (his or her vice) and the witnesses present.
5.5. Applying a disciplinary action to a student (a course learner), the administration considers the seriousness of the offense, the circumstances under which it was commmitted, the student's (the course learner's) previous conduct and his or her attitude towards studies.
5.6. A decree (a directive) on applying disciplinary actions is placed on the faculty information boards within 10 days, and if necessary, is made known to the student's (course learner's) parents. An extract of the decree on applying disciplinary actions to the student and the documents substantiating them are put into the student's personal file.
5.7. If a student (a course learner) has not been subjected to a new disciplinary action for a year since the old one was applied to him or her, they are considered not to have been subjected to a disciplinary action, which is automatically cancelled without a decree being issued. The dean (the rector) is empowered to cancel the disciplinary action early before the year expires on his or her own initiative, at the request of the student primary union organization or the student body or at the request of the student in question. Early cancellation of the disciplinary action is formalized at the faculty by the rector's directive (decree).
5.8. For a systematic breach of discipline and these Regulations, a student (a course learner) can be administered the extreme disciplinary action which is expulsion from university. A systematic breach of discipline and these Regulations should be understood as a documented repeated failure of a student (a course learner) to do the tasks and assignments stipulated by the syllabus and curricula in due time and without any valid reason; class absences without any valid excuse if their total number during term reached 40 hours, if before that for the unexcused absences from classes exceeding 20 hours the student had recieved a reprimand; other documented repeated cases of breach of discipline and these Regulations.
5.9. Disciplinary actions to students (course learners) are not applied during their vacation, an academic leave of absence and excused absence from classes.
5.10. Students (course learners) smoking on the university premises and in the adjoining areas, except for designated smoking areas, are administered such actions as a mild reprimand and a reprimand.