Standards of appropriate classroom behavior and a brief rationale of the standards should be included in the class syllabus and should be discussed at the first class meeting to explain the instructor’s expectations for classroom behavior.

Communicating classroom standards in a syllabus will promote student retention by preventing confusion and misinterpretation of conduct expected by the instructor and provides the basis for disciplinary action, should it become necessary.

Demonstrate professionalism through ensuring that you adhere to standards of appropriate attire, language, and respectful conduct in compliance with Title VI (race discrimination) and Title IX (sex / gender discrimination).

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