The theme of this class is respect. I will treat you with respect and I expect the same treatment from you. In addition, I ask that you also be respectful to classmates. This means that you are not to interrupt your classmates or interrupt me when I am talking. Disparaging comments about classmates or about me will not be tolerated. Furthermore, cell phones ringing during class, text messaging during class, and arriving late to class are examples of rude and disrespectful behaviors. You are to arrive on time to class and turn off cell phones or put them on vibrate when entering the classroom. If you receive an emergency call, please step outside of the classroom to take the call. Text messaging is not allowed during class time.
Because disrespectful behaviors can sometimes become an issue, I’ve developed a policy that I will follow. Students who continue to display rude and disrespectful behaviors will be given a warning. If the behavior continues, students will be asked to leave the class. The student must meet with me before he/she can return to class. If the behavior still continues, the student must meet with the vice president for enrollment management and student success to discuss the situation before being allowed back in the class.