Golden Rule

Respect

All participants, including the instructor, must be respectful of all other participants, the course, the institution, society, and all identifiable groups. Rude behavior, such as interruption, ridicule, anger, personal remarks, and dismissiveness are disrespectful and must not be tolerated.

Responsibility

All participants are responsible to offer thoughtful remarks that are useful and contributory to the goals of the discussion. Reactionary comments, angry replies, and inappropriate attempts at humor are counterproductive and disrespectful.