The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and CARE Team are dedicated to ensuring productive, safe virtual classrooms for all students and instructors. As a reminder, the WVU Student Code of Conduct still applies to all students regardless of their physical location.
- Awareness of intended audience (e.g., classes are meant for students currently enrolled in the course, and you must not enter or share a class meeting with someone unauthorized).
- General etiquette (e.g., mute microphones when not speaking, raise hand virtually to ask a question, turn off camera if you’re stepping away).
- Discussions (e.g., you can disagree with others but should do so respectfully and constructively)
- Privacy (e.g., students should consult with the instructor to receive permission to record the class).
- Communicate instances of disruptive behaviors to the proper instructor, faculty member, or escalate the complaint when necessary.
Examples of Unacceptable Behavior
- Offensive/inappropriate discussion posts or submissions
- Harassment of others, either inside or outside of the course space
- Inappropriate or concerning behavior in a synchronous session
- Inappropriate or confrontational email, classroom, group or telephone communications
Possible Consequences for Disruptive/Unacceptable Behavior
- Class removal (individual class periods)
- Grade reductions (under syllabus guidelines)
- Disciplinary action taken by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Disruptions and misconduct may violate local, state, or federal laws
For More Information
- Expected and acceptable behavior—refer to your syllabus or contact your instructors directly
- Student conduct process—Contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CARE Team—visit careteam.wvu.edu or contact the CARE Team at CARETeam@mail.wvu.edu.
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