CSU Policy: Classroom Policies

Policy Title: Classroom Policies Category: Academic Affairs/Faculty
Owner: Provost/Executive Vice President Policy ID#: 1-1001-002
Faculty Council Executive Committee
Web: http://facultycouncil.colostate.edu/
Phone: (970) 491-5693
Original Effective Date: 6/15/2005
Last Revision: 6/15/2005
Print Version: Click Here to Print

1. Classroom Reservations:

The Registrar's Office reserves general assignment classrooms for Faculty, Staff and recognized student organizations only. Classroom Scheduling staff will authorize requests of general assignment classrooms based on factors including but not limited to: availability of facility, facility use priority, appropriateness and general feasibility of facility for use specified, and potential conflict with other activities.

2. Classroom Policies:

The CSU Academic Faculty and Administrative Professional Manual, sec. I.14, provides:


I.14     Classroom Policies
The classroom instructor is responsible for controlling the conduct of the class and the demeanor and behavior of the students in exercising classroom discipline, subject to accepted departmental, college, and University standards and practices.
I.14.1             Policy on Who May Attend Classes
University policy permits only enrolled students, persons attending with the permission of the instructor, and administrative personnel of the University to be present in a classroom during scheduled classroom periods.
At the discretion of the instructor in charge, any full time student, faculty member, or senior citizen may attend any class without formal registration provided adequate classroom space is available.
I.14.2             Policy on Classroom Use
Use of classrooms during non-scheduled periods and other areas of academic buildings is permitted only in accordance with departmental, college, or University practices.
I.14.3             Policy on Disruptive or Obstructive Classroom Behavior
University policy prohibits all forms of disruptive or obstructive behavior or demonstrations in classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, and offices or meeting rooms of academic buildings during periods of scheduled use, and prohibits any form of demonstration in the building or on the grounds which disrupts regular and authorized use of any University facility.
If an unauthorized person enters or is present in a classroom or other instructional or research area during periods of use, the faculty member in charge should first ask the person to identify himself or herself and then ask the person to leave. If the person refuses to leave, the faculty member should tell the person that he or she is in violation of University rules and is subject to discipline. If the person then continues to refuse to leave, the faculty member should call the University Police Department.
If any person disrupts the orderly conduct of any class, laboratory, or similar activity, or makes threat thereof, the faculty member should warn the person that such act is not only in violation of University rules but is in violation of state law, and that appropriate University and legal action will be taken. If the person refuses to desist, the faculty member should call the University Police Department.
The faculty member should seek to obtain the identification of the person or persons involved. The faculty member is not obligated to continue a class when his or her safety or that of the students is threatened.
I.14.4             Class Attendance Regulations (last revised May 3, 2011)
Instructors and departments are responsible for establishing attendance policies for classes and examinations. These policies must accommodate student participation in University-sanctioned extracurricular/co-curricular activities. Students must inform their instructors prior to the anticipated absence and take the initiative to make up missed work in a timely fashion. Instructors must make reasonable efforts to enable students to make up work which must be accomplished under the instructor's supervision (e.g., examinations, laboratories). In the event of a conflict in regard to this policy, individuals may appeal using established University procedures.
For the purposes of this regulation, University-sanctioned activities include competitions, events and professional meetings in which students are officially representing the institution. Appropriate sanctioned activities include:
a.  Intercollegiate athletics;
b.  Collegiate club sports and competitions;
c.  Conferences and workshops recognized by the University not related to academics;
d.  Commitments on behalf of the University (ASCSU, band, etc.); and
e.  Professional activities recognized by the University related to academics.
Department heads or their designated representatives must approve sanctioned professional and departmental activities. Other sanctioned activities must be approved by the appropriate program director on record with the Division of Student Affairs offices or the Department of Athletics.
I.14.5             Policy on Off-Campus Graduate Instruction
The policy of Colorado State University is that standards and requirements for students, faculty members, courses, and programs for off-campus graduate study are the same as those standards and requirements on campus. The academic department head has the basic responsibility for the implementation of this policy.
Source: AFAPM I.14


Print Version: Click Here to Print

csu ramhead logo

The CSU Policy Library is maintained by the University Policy Office