Professional Behavior

Students in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University are expected to adhere to the approved disruptive behavior policy in the graduate and undergraduate handbooks. Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally in the classroom to provide a classroom environment that is conducive to learning for all students. This includes turning off cellphones during class time and treating fellow students and the faculty member with respect.

If a student's behavior interferes with the learning environment, the instructor will contact the student in person or via email to set up a time to meet with the student to discuss the situation to create a plan to correct the problem. The instructor will warn the student of the potential for having points deducted and will specify the number of points that will be deducted if the behavior continues. If the student continues to disrupt the class, the specified number of points will be deducted from the grade for unprofessional behavior. Students will be notified within 24 hours if their behavior is considered unprofessional and warrants unprofessional behavior points deducted from their total grade points.