Classroom Behavior Statement
The classroom is an academic setting with a variety of opportunities to learn and grow. It is an educational environment where we expect the students’ full participation and engagement. At times, disruption may occur in the classroom and the Student Code of Conduct (pages 18-23), outlines and defines non-academic misconduct which includes disruption, obstruction, and interference during teaching and/or research. Course syllabi must clearly define how classroom violations of the Student Code of Conduct (non-academic misconduct) impact attendance and/or participation points, as well as final grades in the course. Transparency is highly important and it is strongly recommended that faculty members/instructors review the syllabus with students during the first week of classes, specifically highlighting those areas of non-academic misconduct that may impact the students’ grades. Conversely, if/when the Allegation of Academic Misconduct Form is submitted, the violation must fit one (or more) of the five allegations defined under the area of misconduct (Aiding/Abetting, Cheating, Plagiarism, Fabrication, or Violating Ethical/Professional Standards).