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Cell Phone Policy
Regular Classes

Cell phone usage of any type is prohibited in the classroom during class hours. All cell phones shall be stored out of sight and silenced/turned off. If a student fails to comply with this requirement, the professor may (at the professorís discretion) dismiss the student from class and mark the student for an unexcused absence. Students may (prior to the beginning of class) request an exception to this policy if some type of extenuating circumstance exists that would reasonably justify the granting of an exception and a possible disruption of the class for taking an incoming call, text messaging, etc.

Exam Classes

Unless specifically pre-authorized by the professor, portable or handheld computer/calculator, cell phone, and all other media/multi-media device usage of any type is prohibited in the classroom during class examinations. All such devices shall be stored out of sight and silenced/turned off. If a student fails to comply with this requirement, the professor may (at the professorís discretion) dismiss the student from class, mark the student for an unexcused absence, and/or penalize the student by deducting points on the exam. With regard to cell phone usage, students may (prior to the beginning of class) request an exception to this policy if some type of extenuating circumstance exists that would reasonably justify the granting of an exception and a possible disruption of the class for taking an incoming call, text messaging, etc. In this instance the cell phone should be left with the professor during the class, and if an incoming call is received the student will retrieve the phone from the professor to respond.


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