DISTRACTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM – BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
To prevent distracting behavior the following principles have been adapted
from the Student Conduct Regulations approved by the Vice Provost
for Undergraduate Education, Executive Director of the Graduate School,
Judicial Affairs Ombudsman, and Faculty Senate. Classroom “etiquette” expectations
Attending classes and paying attention. Do not ask an instructor in class
to go over material you missed by skipping a class or not concentrating.
are no private tutorials for this course. The student is responsible for
obtaining notes from classmates for missed lectures.
Not coming to class late or leaving early. If you must enter a class late,
do so quietly and do not disrupt the class by walking between the class
and the instructor. Do not leave class unless it is an absolute necessity.
Difficulty finding parking or conflicting course schedules do not constitute
a sufficient reason for coming to class late or leaving early.
Not talking with other classmates while the instructor or another student
is speaking. If you have a question or a comment, please raise your hand,
rather than starting a conversation about it with your neighbor.
Showing respect and concern for others by not monopolizing class discussion.
Allow others time to give their input and ask questions. Do not stray from
the topic of class discussion.
Not eating and drinking during class time.
Turning off the electronics: cell phones, pagers, and beeper watches.
Avoiding audible and visible signs of restlessness. These are both rude
and disruptive to the rest of the class.
Focusing on class material during class time. Sleeping, talking to others,
doing work for another class, reading the newspaper, checking email, and
exploring the internet are unacceptable and can be disruptive.
Not packing bookbags or backpacks to leave until the instructor has dismissed