This Code incorporates and extends the Code of Student Responsibility within both the DePaul University Graduate Student Handbook and Undergraduate Student Handbook, and is in force and applicable for all matriculated School for New Learning students. The Code further incorporates and extends existing student responsibility and conduct codes currently in force for online students and graduate students at SNL.
On Being a Member of a Learning Community
All active DePaul University School for New Learning students have the right to participate as voluntary members of an academic community engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and skill critical to personhood, work and the professions, and human welfare. As voluntary members of DePaul University, a not-for-profit, private institution of higher education, all students accept the guiding authority of academic advisors and faculty members, and the policies and procedures supporting the degree programs in which they are enrolled.
Students have the right to speak with faculty and administration regarding specific policies, requirements, practices, or difficulties that may arise during their period of active study. When a student initiates clarifying dialogue around one or more of these items, she or he is responsible for conducting all communication in a respectful and professional manner. Email, voice, and face-to-face interaction must be precise, and focus on specific questions or complaints presented with supportive evidence and argument. All parties, including the student, will approach the problem in the spirit of dialogue and with a commitment to a fair, clear, and timely resolution.
Unprofessional and other forms of aggressive or uncongenial behavior and communication, in or out of the classroom, will not be tolerated in the learning community of the School. A student who willfully exhibits behavior inconsistent with this Code and related behavioral policies (see above) will be referred to an associate dean and/or the University Dean of Students Office.
Any active student with a question, comment, or grievance regarding his or her participation in the SNL learning community must contact the Associate Dean on Call for that term.