CMSV 319 Classroom Attendance and Classroom Etiquette Policy

Policy Name: Classroom Attendance and Classroom Etiquette

Classroom instruction provides an educational experience that allows students to benefit from the guidance and abilities of the instructor, as well as the exchange of values and ideas among others in the class. Faculty put in a great deal of time and effort into classroom lecture design and delivery as well as expanding on the lecture material through class discussions. It is for these reasons class attendance is a mandatory requirement. Each class will be monitored for adherence to this policy.

Student Responsibilities
As emerging medical professionals, students will be required to adhere to a set of standards and disciplines regarding classroom attendance and behavior. Students who either disregard these standards and discipline will be subject to either academic warning, academic probation, or dismissal from the program. Student responsibilities and disciplines include but are not limited:

  • Arrival in-seat and ready to engage in classroom activity at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the lecture.
  • All cellphones, smartphones, Apple watches, hand-held devices, etc. shall be turned off and placed securely in your bookbag, purse, or backpack.
    • Students are only allowed to access these devices during scheduled classroom breaks or non-scheduled classroom activity.
    • No use of any cellphone or handheld device will be permitted during classroom sessions.
  • When utilizing your laptop for classroom participation, please keep all browsing activity confined to the subject matter being discussed.
  • Faculty, may at times, enter the classroom and monitor for compliance.
  • There will be no exchange of emails, text messages, etc. during classroom sessions.
  • Students at all times will act professionally within the classroom environment refraining from the following activities:
    • Asking questions outside the context of the didactic session.
    • Criticism of fellow students.
    • Being disruptive during the lecture.
    • Harassing the faculty instructor with inappropriate questions designed to confuse fellow students or to make the faculty member uncomfortable.
    • Study for upcoming examinations while in class.