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MANUEL S.

ENVERGA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION


College of Business and Accountancy/Law
Lucena City, Province of Quezon

THE CONSOLIDATED HOUSE RULES1

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PRELIMINARY MATTERS

RULE 1. Title. This issuance shall be known as the “CHR.”

RULE 2. Applicability. The CHR shall be applicable in all classes


being administered by the professor or his duly authorized representative,
and are without prejudice to existing rules and regulations promulgated and
enforced by MSEUF on the same or similar subject matter. The latter shall
still apply primarily to any and all affairs of the students specifically
governed by it, while the CHR shall be applicable in a suppletory manner.
(04 August 2018)

RULE 3. Administrative Matters. For ease of administration and


communication, point persons called “beadles” shall be selected from the
class with whom all readings, messages, and other instructions shall be
coursed through.

Section 3.1. Number. The number of beadles, which shall


not be less than two (2), shall depend on the total population of the
class and on the opinion of the professor.

Section 3.2. Primary Duties and Responsibilities. Each


beadle shall provide the professor with the best means by which he or
she can be contacted. Any and all concerns, communication or
correspondence from professor to students, and vice versa, shall be,
as far as practicable, coursed through the beadles. Furthermore, said
beadles shall also create a Facebook Group (classified as “secret”)
wherein all members of the class, together with the professor, must be
included. However, only the professor and the beadles shall become
administrators thereof. This group shall be another medium by which
all readings, messages and instructions will be relayed to the class. In
this regard, it is understood that once the readings, messages and
instructions are posted in the Facebook Group or relayed to at least
one of the beadles, all members of the group or class are deemed to
have been notified. (04 August 2018)

Section 3.3. Secondary Duties and Responsibilities. The


beadles shall be responsible for any other duties and responsibilities
the professor may assign, designate or impose upon him or her from
time to time.

RULE 4. Academic Expectations. Students are, first and foremost,


expected to comply with all the academic requirements of MSEUF. In
addition, students are required to:

Section 4.1. Have in their possession a legible copy of the


relevant law/s which are required, explicitly or implicitly, by the
course; and bring, at all times, respective copies of the CHR, the
Study Guide, or the relevant portions thereof, and all mandatory
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This issuance is a consolidation of the original House Rules (June 2014) and the
Supplemental Rules on the Conduct of Examinations (September 2014).
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references cited therein or declared to be such by the professor; (04


August 2018)

Section 4.2. Read and understand all assigned materials


for the particular week and perform satisfactorily in examinations.

II
EXAMINATIONS

RULE 5. Exam Types. Examinations, designed to test


comprehension of the assigned topics, will be both oral and written.

Section 5.1. Electronic Devices. Students’ use of any


electronic device in class is strictly prohibited, except during Oral
Examinations when the student is not yet called to recite or debate
and only for purposes of obtaining, retrieving and/or storing
materials mentioned in Rule 4; provided, the electronic device shall
be placed in silent mode without vibration and that such use shall not
be disruptive or distracting to either the professor or the students.

Section 5.2. Sanctions. If at any time during class, any


electronic device, for whatever reason, produces any sound, either by
itself or through its vibration, the owner of which shall be given: a) a
grade of 65% for Oral Examinations; or, b) a deduction of ten (10)
points from his or her grade for Written Examinations; provided, in
the event the owner of the electronic device does not or refuses to
reveal his or her identity, all students present shall be given the
sanctions herein provided.

RULE 6. Oral examinations. These exams shall consist of


recitations of and debates among students during the class. The coverage of
foregoing shall mainly be dependent on the particular topic per week, but
does not however exclude the possibility of reference to previous topics for
comparison and/or validation purposes. Selection shall be at random, but
the professor reserves the right to call on specific students whenever the
situation is fit of such or the circumstances deem it appropriate.

Section 6.1. Absence. An absence at any instance by any


student called to recite or debate in any oral examination will merit a
grade of 65% or its equivalent. This grade will only be cancelled upon
presentation of any of the documents under sections 7.5 to 7.8 of
Rule 7 attesting to the need of the student to take his or her leave
from class on the day such student was called to recite or engage in
debate. However, invoking this remedy is subject to the provisions of
sections 7.9, 7.11 and 7.12.

Section 6.2. Coaching. Coaching during recitation or


debates is strictly prohibited. In the event that there is coaching, the
student being coached and those coaching shall be made liable. All
those involved shall share in the grade given to the former, that is,
the grade given divided by the number of students involved in the
coaching incident, and the quotient shall be grade recorded for all
the individual students involved in the coaching incident for that
particular oral exam session. This rule shall be understood to be

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without prejudice to any and all policies of MSEUF on academic


dishonesty.

RULE 7. Written examinations. These exams on the other hand


shall be composed of a combination of multiple choice and essay questions,
and shall be understood as referring to the Prelims, Midterms, Semifinals or
Finals as used in the MSEUF. Due to the nature of the subject matter, the
coverage of the exams shall be cumulative, that is, topics which had been
covered in a particular exam shall still be included in subsequent written
exams. While the main focus of the exam shall be primarily on the current
topics, students are still expected to recall and apply concepts and
principles previously discussed. Designation and frequency of these exams,
as well as the rules on academic dishonesty, shall be in accordance with the
academic policies of MSEUF.

Section 7.1. Administration. A Written Exam shall be


administered by the professor, or his duly authorized representative,
and answered by the student only at the designated venue and on the
specified date and time for such purpose.

Section 7.2. Absence. A student who shall be absent on the


day of a Written Exam shall be given a grade of zero (0) for that
particular exam and such shall serve as the respective component of
the student’s total grade, based on the mathematical formula
provided by the MSEUF or the professor.

Section 7.3. Tardiness. A student who shall, on the day of


the Written Exam, come in after the official start of the period
allotted shall be allowed to take the said exam but only for the
remainder of the period, beginning at the moment he or she
physically appears at the designated venue; provided, that the said
student does not come in after a significant portion of the period
allotted for the exam has already elapsed.

Section 7.4. Exceptions. A student may be allowed to


justify and be excused from being absent on the day of the Written
Exam only if he or she is able substantiate a valid cause of the
absence by presenting, depending on the specific event or
circumstance, the applicable document/s herein enumerated.

Section 7.5. Medical Condition. An original Medical


Certificate attesting to the sickness or other medical condition of the
student on the date of the absence requiring him or her to take leave
from the Written Exam on said day, which is duly executed and signed
by a licensed Physician.

Section 7.6. Demise or Bereavement. A copy of the Death


Certificate, duly certified as true and correct by the National
Statistics Office or the Local Civil Registrar, of the deceased who is
related to the student up to the fourth (4th) civil degree of
consanguinity or affinity; the date of death should be, at most, ten
days prior to the date of the Written Exam from which the student
was absent.

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Section 7.7. Legal Incidents. A copy of the police report or


police blotter duly certified by the relevant police officer, subpoenas,
warrants of arrest and other compulsory processes issued by duly
authorized persons and bearing the respective official seals thereof,
which shall show that on the date of the Written Exam the student
was compelled to attend legal matters for which absence therefrom
was inexcusable or was under pain of contempt or punishable by law.

Section 7.8. Other Circumstances. Other exceptional and


compelling circumstances may be considered by the professor in
assessing whether or not the student’s absence is justified and may
therefore be excused. However, any and all claims of ignorance,
mistake, both, or other rationale of similar import and effect as to the
specific date and time of the Written Exam shall not be an acceptable
basis nor will ever be a valid justification of an absence therefrom.

Section 7.9. Period. A student who wishes to avail of the


remedy provided in Section 7.4 shall give notice and present the
applicable document/s to the professor within five (5) days after the
date of the absence being sought to be excused from.

Section 7.10. Effects. A student who has to the satisfaction


of the professor, upon strict compliance with section 7.4, and without
violating Rule 7 or any of its subsections, successfully justified and
substantiated his or her absence on the date of the Exam shall be
given the grade of incomplete or INC; and upon such time, the
applicable rules and regulations of the MSEUF regarding the matter
shall thereafter govern.

Section 7.11. Sanctions. A student found to be procuring,


presenting or submitting any document specifically enumerated or
determined to be required to be submitted in relation to previous
Rules and Sections, which appears to be or is given the semblance of
validity or genuineness when in truth and in fact it is fictitious, false,
or fraudulent, shall be: a) given the grade under Section 7.2; and, b)
recommended for disciplinary sanctions under the applicable rules
and regulations of the MSEUF.

Section 7.12. Other Liabilities. The foregoing shall be


without prejudice to any criminal liability incurred by the student as
well as the person executing the said false, fictitious and fraudulent
document under the Revised Penal Code and any other applicable
laws in force.

RULE 8. Online Presence. The abovementioned Facebook Group


shall also be an alternative means of evaluating academic performance.

Section 8.1. For each half of the semester, students must


post at least one (1) multiple choice question that is relevant to the
topic and pertinent enough to merit attention. On the Sunday
immediately preceding the midterm and final examination, the same
student must post the correct answer (with legal reasoning and
sources) to his or her own question. Also, each student must answer

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(with legal reasoning) at least two (2) questions posted by other


group members.

Section 8.2. The requirements in Section 8.1 shall


comprise ten percent (10%) of the total recitation grade of said
student for that particular half of the semester.

Section 8.3. If at any time the professor posts a question,


all students are required to answer. Failure of which shall entail the
sanction included in such post, or in the absence thereof, all students
who do not comply will receive a separate recitation grade of 65%.

Section 8.4. Students cannot post a question that has been


posted previously by other students or by the professor. (04 August
2018)

III
FINAL PROVISIONS

RULE 9. Definitions. For purposes of the CHR:

Section 9.1. A student is considered “ABSENT” if he or she


is not physically present: a) when called to recite or debate; or, b) at
the exam venue for the entire period allotted for the said Written
Exam or appears thereat only after a significant portion thereof has
already elapsed.

Section 9.2. A “CLASS” is a particular session, period,


meeting, or a fraction thereof, of the total length of time allotted for a
course that is being handled, taught and administered by the
professor. For purposes of the CHR, the term shall also include “make-
up” or “special” classes.

Section 9.3. The term “COACHING” shall include any


verbal or written aid, as well as actuations, which tend to supply
answers, explicitly or implicitly, to the student/s undergoing oral
examinations.

Section 9.4. A “COPY,” which may either be physical


printouts or electronic in form, for purposes of the CHR is a faithful
reproduction of the relevant law, a particular reading, set of rules, the
Study Guide, or any other document required by the professor.

Section 9.5. A “DOCUMENT” under Rule 7 is “fictitious”


when the document does truly exist; “false” when the contents thereof
intentionally or unintentionally deviates from the truth; and,
“fraudulent” when the said contents are entered in bad faith and
intended to defraud, deceive or mislead.

Section 9.6. An “ELECTRONIC DEVICE” as used in the


CHR shall be understood so as to include laptops, netbooks, tablets,
smartphones, cellular phones or any other derivative product, device,
tool or gadget of the same or similar import, kind, class or type.

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Section 9.7. The term “EXAM” shall be synonymous to the


terms “examination,” “tests” as well as other words of similar
meaning and shall also be understood as referring to the Prelims,
Midterms, Semifinals or Finals as used in the MSEUF. (04 August
2018)

Section 9.8. The term “FACEBOOK” refers to the social


media platform mainly developed by and primarily attributed to Mark
Zuckerberg. (04 August 2018)

Section 9.9. The term “MSEUF” shall mean the Manuel S.


Enverga University Foundation, including any of its main, subsidiary
or affiliate institutions, colleges, schools, departments and offices,
under the control and/or general supervision of its Board of Trustees,
Top or Mid Level Management, and any other person or group of
persons mandated to oversee operations and activities.

Section 9.10. The term “PERIOD ALLOTTED” when used in


relation to an Exam and in the context of the CHR shall mean that
span of time, with a definite beginning and end, within which the
students are allowed to write down their answers to a set of questions
presented in an Exam.

Section 9.11. The term “SIGNIFICANT PORTION,” in


relation to the entire period allotted for the Exam, shall mean a length
of time from the start of the period allotted for the Exam until fifteen
(15) minutes prior to the end of the said period.

Section 9.12. A “STUDENT” is a person enrolled in any


course being handled, taught and administered by the professor.

RULE 10. Separability. Should any provision of the CHR be declared


invalid by the proper authorities, those portions unaffected by the
declaration of invalidity shall remain binding, and in full force and effect.

RULE 11. Repeal. Except as herein provided, all issuances and/or


rules and regulations or any part thereof that are inconsistent with the
provisions of the CHR are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

RULE 12. Effectivity. These Rules shall take effect upon issuance
and shall remain in force until subsequently modified, amended or repealed
by the professor.

Quezon City for Lucena City, Province of Quezon.


10 June 2015 (last updated 04 August 2018)

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