Student Code of Conduct
Students are required to maintain a high standard of conduct in all correspondence. We have a “Zero Tolerance” for “flaming” (inappropriate language). Violations of this policy will result in immediate removal from any on-going course and exclusion from future courses. All exchanges with other students, lecturers, and/or the TIPM Help Desk and TIPM CEP admin desk must be professional and cordial.
Student Ethics Policy
The goal of the TIPM Continuing Education Program is learning. Students working on TIPM courses are expected to submit their own work for credit. At the same time, we encourage people to work together to provide mutual help in learning. Our courses are offered on the basis of trust, assuming the good intentions, integrity, and moral character of our students, but if there is a question about whether a student work plagiarizes another, the TIPM Continuing Education office will review the information and decide what action to take.
Retention of Student Content
TIPM cannot be responsible for retention of work submitted by the student. Students should retain backup copies of all work submitted during a course. The student is responsible to inquire if she/he has not received notice of successful completion of the course within a month of the end of the course session. We cannot retain student records and activity in an online course after the end of a course session unless advance arrangements have been made for an extension.
Network – Protocol Guidelines
TIPM has specified the following guidelines for participation in the threaded discussion/forum area and chat rooms. Remember that in the absence of face-to-face communication it's easy to misunderstand what is being said. • Carefully review and read materials that you receive electronically to ensure that you fully understand the message; • Be sure to carefully re-read and understand what you will be sending in order to ensure that you are not misunderstood by anyone; • Avoid cluttering your messages with excessive emphasis (stars, arrows, exclamations); If you are responding to a message, either include the relevant part of the original message in your message, or make sure refer to the original's contents so as to avoid confusion; • Be specific and clear, especially when asking questions; • If your messages can be typed in UPPER and lower case, please use the two appropriately instead of all UPPERCASE characters. This gives the appearance of shouting and makes the message less readable; • Remember that not all readers have English as their native language, so make allowance for possible misunderstandings and unintended discourtesies; • Do not abuse new users of computer networks for their lack of knowledge; • Follow the same standards of politeness as you do in any other aspect of your life.