Student Code of Conduct
Although our classroom environment is virtual (online), the standards of behavior are as important as they are in brick and mortar schools. In other words, our virtual classrooms are real classrooms with real teachers; therefore, appropriate student behavior is expected. To ensure that all SingMath Tutoring students understand how to behave in an online environment, we have developed a code of conduct that all students are required to follow. This code of conduct addresses student interaction with SingMath Tutoring faculty, staff, and other SingMath Tutoring students, as well as their individual actions.
Interactions with SingMath Tutoring Faculty and Staff
1. Students should address all SingMath Tutoring faculty and staff members as adults with the courtesy expected for education professionals. They are to use both the appropriate title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., or Dr.) and last name only. No other form of address is acceptable.
2. Students should phrase communications with SingMath Tutoring faculty and staff in a polite and courteous manner appropriate for speaking to adults. The tone of emails and phone conversations must be respectful.
3. Since our online environment is a learning environment, students should not use excessive “slang” or language that they might use in other environments. Students must communicate with teachers in complete sentences.
4. Students are not to use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful language or images in any communications with SingMath Tutoring faculty and staff. These actions are prohibited as indicated in R43-279.
5. Students must use an email address and profile picture that is appropriate for an educational environment. Email addresses that use profanity or may otherwise be construed as offensive, shall not be permitted in correspondence with SingMath Tutoring faculty and staff. Profile pictures should be a head-shot of the student only and may not be offensive or inappropriate in any manner. The SingMath Tutoring administration reserves the right to determine if a student email address and/or profile picture is inappropriate. Students using an inappropriate email address and/or profile picture will be required to update their user profiles.
Interactions with Other SingMath Tutoring Users
1. All communications with other students enrolled in SingMath Tutoring must be of a course-related nature. Any sending of unsolicited email to other SingMath Tutoring classmates is prohibited.
2. All communications with other students in any forum, course related email, discussion post, etc., must be polite, courteous and respectful.
3. The integrity and authenticity of student work is something that we take seriously and check using a variety of technologies. Copying the work of others, allowing others to knowingly copy a student’s work, and/or misusing content from the Internet could result in removal from our courses with a failing grade. Students are expected to abide by the Academic Integrity Policy that is accepted as part of enrollment in our courses.
4. Do not collaborate with other students (work with) on your SingMath Tutoring assignments unless directed to do so by your teacher. Working together is useful in the traditional classroom, but it is not permitted in our online environment without specific teacher instructions to do so. In addition, parents may not login to a student account and complete coursework on behalf of the student.
5. Students are not to use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful language or images in any communications with other SingMath Tutoring students. These actions are prohibited as indicated in R43-279.
Appropriate Use of the Internet
1. SingMath Tutoring students are subject to all local, state, and federal laws governing the Internet. Consequently, program administrators will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to illegal activities conducted through Internet access.
2. In the event there is a claim that a student has violated this policy, he/she will be notified of the suspected violation and given an opportunity to present an explanation.
3. Any student that violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action that may result in removal from SingMath Tutoring course(s), as well as other disciplinary or legal action.