School of Pharmacy Classroom Policy

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The following policy, which has been endorsed by the School’s Executive Committee, should be shared with students early in the quarter so that the faculty member’s expectations are clear to the class from the outset. Similar considerations apply to both classroom and laboratory sessions.

Classroom Disruptions:

  • Cell phones should be turned off before class.
  • It is not appropriate to receive or send text messages during class.
  • It is not appropriate to leave the classroom once class begins to answer your cell phones or pager.
  • If you are using a computer to take notes during class be sensitive to how distracting it might be to the students around you.
  • Talking during class is a distraction.

Punctuality:

  • Be on time for the beginning of class.
  • Coming into the room once the class begins is a distraction.

Audio Recording:

  • Ask the Coursemaster in advance before making an audio recording of any speaker or presentation.
  • It is at the total discretion of the Coursemaster if a class can be recorded in any format.

Video Recording:

  • Ask the Coursemaster at least a week in advance for a session to be recorded.
  • It is at the total discretion of the Coursemaster if a class can be recorded in any format.

Grading:

  • The faculty member should clearly outline how grading will be done in the class or refer the student to the section in the syllabus or website that outlines the procedure.

Attendance:

  • The faculty member should clearly outline to the students his/her expectations about attendance.