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Ten Steps to Promote Positive Classroom Etiquette

Tips from our friends at Quinsigamond Community College.

(Special thanks to QCC Dean of Students, Liz Woods for permission to share.)

The following classroom etiquette guidelines were developed to provide faculty and students with a positive and respectful learning environment, to foster teaching and learning. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide both students and faculty with a positive atmosphere in the classroom and to promote honesty and integrity in the classroom.

  • Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes.
  • Students are expected to be in class on time.
  • Students are expected to remain in class for the entire instructional period.
  • Students are expected to remain alert throughout the entire instructional period.
  • Students are expected to come to class free of alcohol or drugs.
  • Students are expected to be respectful of opposing opinions.
  • Students are expected not to interrupt a faculty member or other students when they are speaking.
  • Students are expected to address student specific concerns prior to or after the instructional period.
  • Students are expected to use respectful language throughout the instructional period.
  • Students are expected to receive the faculty's permission prior to using cell phones, laptops, or other electronic equipment.

Last Modified: 10/25/13