20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

10. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

10.29. Policy Regarding the Appropriate Use of Technology in the Classroom

Bacone College recognizes the growing importance and impact technology is having upon teaching and learning in higher education. As a result, the College supports the appropriate use of the latest technology by students and professors. However, the College is equally aware of the potential, serious distractions to learning that can occur by the thoughtless and insensitive use of technology in a classroom setting. To promote the most effective classroom learning environment possible, the following identify the appropriate use of technology in Bacone College’s classrooms.

  • The faculty member(s) of record for each course has the right and responsibility to determine the appropriate use of technology by students in the classroom(s) where course sessions are held.
  • Cell phones must be switched to off, silent ring, or vibrate and put away.
  • PDA's, IPOD's, and other similar technological devices must be turned off and put away.
  • Laptops may be used in the course at the discretion of the instructor or professor. Students are not allowed to access non-class related websites, instant messaging, or software programs at any time during the class session.
  • Recordings of class sessions shall be used only for the student's private study and information from those recordings will not be made available to other persons not enrolled in the course.
  • Faculty may dismiss from any particular class session, a student violating any of the above requirements or uses another technological device not listed above in a way that is distracting to the professor and/or members of the class.