As members of the Nicholls State University community, students are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic and personal conduct. Disruptive behavior in the classroom and academic dishonesty violate these standards as well as the trust and commitment among students and faculty.
The primary responsibility for managing the learning environment rests with the faculty. Students who engage in any prohibited or unlawful acts that result in disruption of a class may be directed by the professor/instructor to leave the class for the remainder of the class period. The term “prohibited . . . acts” includes behavior prohibited by the professor/instructor (including, but not limited to, making unauthorized recording of any part of a class, online meeting, or other academic settings, persistently speaking without being recognized or called on, refusing to be seated, leaving or entering in a manner that is disruptive.). It must be emphasized that this provision is not designed to be used as a means to punish classroom dissent. The expression of disagreement with the instructor or classmates is not in itself disruptive behavior. Longer suspensions from a class or dismissal on conduct grounds must be preceded by the student conduct process, as set forth in the Student Policy and Procedure Manual.