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EIU Office of Internal Auditing

#157.1 - Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

Approved: March 28, 2007

Monitor: Vice President for Student Affairs

If, in the judgment of the instructor, students act in such a manner as to disrupt the normal academic functions in a class, the following actions may be taken:

  1. If the student does not comply with the instructor's request to cease the disruptive behavior, the instructor may direct the student to leave the class for that day. If the student refuses to leave, the instructor may call the University Police for assistance.
  2. If the disruption is extreme or continuous, the instructor may inform the student that he/she may not remain in the course. The student may appeal this decision to the Department Chair.
  3. The instructor shall inform the Department Chair of any action taken. Notification of a student's removal from class shall also be sent to the Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Judicial Affairs, and the Registration Office.
  4. When a student has been removed from a class, the instructor shall assign a letter grade according to University policy.

Nothing in this policy shall preclude the University from imposing disciplinary action for disruptive conduct in accordance with the provisions of the Student Conduct Code.

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