Classroom Behavior

Tompkins Cortland values every student’s right to learn and each faculty member’s right to teach in an uninterrupted environment. To foster that environment, proper etiquette in the classroom is essential. The instructor has the right and responsibility to take appropriate action when a student’s behavior interrupts another student’s right to learn. Each individual course outline will establish both the classroom behavioral and academic integrity expectations from the instructor.

Disruptions to classroom behavioral expectations may include, but are not limited to interruptions through use of cell phones or other electronic devices, video/audio recording or classes including any such recording of events taking place in class, not necessarily limited to course lectures, unnecessary or boisterous talking during lecture and exam sessions, arriving to class late or leaving a class early, inappropriate language and tone.  Instructors may remove a student for the class session for such disruptive behavior and may begin disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the College's Non-Academic Code of Conduct.