Principles of Engagement: A Commitment to Civility in the Classroom
In keeping with the SIUe values of EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, OPENNESS, CITIZENSHIP, and WISDOM, as well as to foster a climate of respect and provide you with a quality educational experience, we ask for your full understanding of and commitment to the following principles of engagement.
* Learning cannot effectively occur in a chaotic environment of
disrespect and incivility toward one another.
* Learning is an active enterprise characterized by the sharing and
discussion of ideas.
* It is your responsibility to maintain classroom behavior that is
courteous and sensitive to the rights of others.
* Be on time ALL the time: Entering late disrupts the class for the
instructor and your classmates and is just plain rude!
* Raise your hand and ask to be recognized. Do not interrupt.
* Do not use personal stereos during class. This is both rude and
* Turn off your cell phone. Calls can be returned later.
* If you disagree with something, do it in a tactful and
professional way. Yelling and screaming will get you nowhere.
* Treat everyone in the class, including your instructor, as you
wish to be treated.
* If you have a problem or a question that requires discussion, make
an appointment with your instructor during his/her office hours.
Catching them in the hall on the way to class or while leaving
class is not a good idea in most cases.
Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
Students First - Creating a Community of Learners!