Students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible learners. Classroom behavior should not detract from the learning environment. Each faculty member has the right to determine appropriate behavior for the classroom. Expectations might address behavior such as use of electronic devices, late arrivals or early departures, eating or sleeping.
In the classroom, disruptive behavior is behavior that hampers the ability of faculty to teach and students to learn. This can include, but is not limited to, interference with course instruction to the detriment of other students, disruption that attempts to stifle academic freedom of speech, failure to comply with the instructions or directives of the course instructor, or making falsified threats in an attempt to interfere with course instruction or other academic activities.
A student violating a professor’s classroom policy or individual instructions regarding classroom disruptions might be dismissed from the class for the day on which the disruption occurs, subject to a reduction of participation grade, and/or referred to the respective Department Chair.