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As a student, I will:

  • come to every class prepared which includes reviewing notes from the previous class, completing all assignments on time with proper thought and bringing necessary materials.
  • consider that it is not always the instructor’s fault if you do not understand the material.
  • be respectful of all individuals.
  • ask questions when you do not understand material, recognizing that asking questions is a sign of maturity, not ignorance.
  • understand that successful learning requires reciprocal communication between the student and the instructor. The instructor will provide constructive feedback when grading assignments which is meant to improve your competencies and skills.     


Students are expected to:

  • practice personal and academic integrity. Cheating, plagiarism and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
  • treat the instructor and fellow students with civility.
  • read the course syllabus.
  • attend all classes. Missing class for undocumented reasons can result in the loss of participation points.
  • stay awake, alert, and focused while in class.
  • arrive to class on time, and remain until the end of class.  
  • refrain from telephone conversations, texting, or gaming during class.  
  • communication devices (laptops, iPads, etc.) may be used at the discretion of the instructor.
  • refrain from disruptive behavior—disruptions in class will not be tolerated.
  • turn in all assignments by the due date unless instructor-approved documentation is provided. Students will be penalized for late assignments, which will be assessed at the discretion of the instructor.
  • print, edit and proofread all submitted assignments, which should conform to posted formatting and other instructions.
  • devote a significant amount of time (minimum three hours per week per credit hour) outside of class in order to complete the course successfully.