Class Online Behavior Policies

Behavior Expectations:

  1. Be respectful and professional in all correspondence at all times. To do otherwise is disruptive behavior and will not be tolerated. Examples of disruptive behavior are unacceptable, disruptive language as follows:
    1. use of profanity or unprofessional offensive language.
    2. use of sarcasm.
    3. use of language that threatens or teases anyone in any way.
    4. use of language that is racist, homophobic, misogynistic, hateful or otherwise offensive. This applies to the SEVERE CLAUSE (see below.)
  1. Log-in and participate in class discussions, on time as scheduled.
  2. Complete and submit assignments on time.
  3. Do your own work.  Plagiarism/cheating is not acceptable under any circumstances.

Consequences for Disruptive Behavior:

1st offense
Student will be warned via email.  

2nd offense
a.  Student will be blocked from class (no access to email, discussion board or course information/lecture notes)  for 1 week. Student will get a zero for missed assignments.
b.  Student will meet with instructor and agree on proper behavior before being allowed to access the class.
c.  A Disruptive Student Behavior Report Form will be completed and sent to the Dean of Student Services.

3rd offense
a. Student will be dropped from the class.
b. A Disruptive Student Behavior Report Form will be completed and sent to the Dean of Student Services.

SEVERE CLAUSE — For very serious, intolerable behaviors, such as 1d.  above:

  • Dropped from class immediately, no 2nd or 3rd chance.
  • Disruptive Student Behavior Report Form completed and sent to the Dean of Student Services.