Student Rights and Responsibilities: Mutual Respect Policy
Mutual Respect Policy
A very important aspect of online learning is respectful communication. The CCCOnline Learning Community is based on the value of mutually respectful communication.
Upon enrolling in programs in CCCOnline, students assume responsibility for respectful communications with other students and with course instructors, including communications which do not disrupt the online learning environment. Students also are expected to be respectful in their communications with home college and CCCOnline employees.
Within CCCOnline courses, instructors expect students to communicate using proper netiquette. This typically means adopting a more formal tone than is used when texting or emailing friends. If you use email in a professional work environment, using that same style in your online class communications is appropriate. Using text messaging “shorthand,” slang, profanities, sarcasm, or any type of insulting language is not appropriate and may be considered disruptive communication.
- Communications which disrupt the learning environment
- Use of profanity and/or insulting or harassing remarks in email, discussions, chat or telephone communications
- Unsolicited, bulk or spam emails
- A student who participates in disruptive communications forfeits the right to further class participation, is subject to removal from all CCCOnline courses for the given term without reimbursement by their home college, and may receive a failing grade in their class.
- A student who is suspended more than once for disruptive communications forfeits the right to further enrollments at CCCOnline.