Resolution Number

2005-2006_07

Abstract

Communications and electronic devices are appearing in the College classrooms and offices with increasing regularity. These devices can be useful adjuncts to learning, for example, using laptop computers to facilitate note taking in class. However, cellular telephones, PDAs, and even laptops can have abusive uses and can be disruptive. Many of the devices have potential for violations of the academic dishonesty policy, invasions of privacy, sexual harassment, and violations of copyright or intellectual property rights. Some faculty have developed individual policies on use of these devices and penalize students for infractions of their policy. The purpose of this submission is to suggest, for College Senate consideration, some general policy in allowing or restricting the use of wireless communications and other electronic devices.

Originating Committee

Student Policies

Type of Resolution

Policy

Academic Year

2005-2006

Date passed by Senate

12-12-2005

Comments

to President Halstead for approval - Accepted by President Halstead 1/6/06 - Effective immediately.

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