Course Policies

Effective Communication in the Classroom 
Please review the guidelines for successful communication in the Online Classroom and the Discussion Forum in the interests of improving communication in our virtual community. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow these guidelines at all times.


E-classroom Etiquette
Since this is an Internet-based course, students are expected to recognize the following rules to keep the focus on the topics discussed and the content of the course moving toward its desired objectives: 

  • There will be NO personal attacks, sarcasm, or other activities that might affect the conduct of others in the class. Any such behavior may result in an immediate dismissal from the course.
  • Students are expected to participate in all class discussions in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Address others in the classroom by their names and their preferred title. Please specify how you wish to be addressed in the e-classroom environment.
  • Please feel free to let the instructor know how the E-classroom Etiquette rules contribute to the overall climate of professional and scholarly exchanges in the classroom.


Plagiarism and Cheating
All work submitted must represent your original work.  You should not use other students' work as your own.  If the work of others is used verbatim, then the source of this work should be cited with proper notation.  Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated under any circumstances.  Cheating is an act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by the use of dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means.  Plagiarism is the act of taking ideas, words, or specific substance of another and offering them as one's own.  If you are going to include material written by someone else, simply set the material off with quotation marks and cite the source, thereby avoiding the charge of plagiarism.  Plagiarism and/or falsification are serious matters and may result in complete resubmission of the assignment, a grade of F for the assignment, or failure of the course.

Last modified: Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 6:53 PM