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Classroom Conduct

In accordance with maintaining a culture of equity and equality that is reflective of the TCNJ campus community, student expectations in the classroom come with certain responsibilities.  The individual and their faculty and peers are valued and respected. In addition, each member of the classroom has the expectation of being safe and protected. Therefore, the nursing department has established a set of standards to which every student must adhere which includes the following:

  • Students must engage in responsible social conduct, both in and out of the classroom that is consistent with respecting others, and maintains an overall safe and healthy environment
  • All students must respect the rights of others to pursue their education free from harassment, bullying, defamation, and discrimination
  • All students must demonstrate honesty and integrity that results in earning the trust of others within the classroom
  • All students should recognize that respecting the ideas and contributions of others allow for the promotion of diverse and creative intellectual inquiry
  • All students must do no harm or present any threat of harm to themselves or others within the classroom setting
  • All students must respect personal or institutional property
  • All students must model good citizenship by exhibiting actions that benefit the classroom community and do not impede the educational mission or objectives set forth by course faculty in the syllabus
  • All students must respect the rights of their peers to participate in classroom activities
  • All students must conduct themselves and with civility in all pursuits of knowledge in and outside the classroom
  • All students are accountable for their own decisions and actions, as it pertains to self and others.

Unless expressly permitted by the faculty member, the use of cell phones and other electronic devices are forbidden  in the classroom setting.  Other behavioral expectations in the classroom or etiquette related to  classroom discussion  etc. or on-line discussion boards and emails will be outlined in each course’s respective syllabus.


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