Classroom policies (that which is explicitly allowed or disallowed in a classroom) are largely under the authority of the individual instructor teaching the course. This authority extends to, among other areas:
- Laptop computer usage during class
- Cell-phone usage during class
- Appropriateness of food and drink during class
- Means of contact outside of class
These and other guidelines for classroom interaction may be outlined on the syllabus, or may be communicated by the instructor as the need arises.
Note: Alcohol during class time. Faculty and students are prohibited from introducing alcoholic beverages into scheduled instruction activities. Any social event that would include alcoholic beverages must fall outside the regularly scheduled class meeting time and must not involve planned instructional activities.