Student Etiquette

Expectations of Students:

  • You are expected to learn, and to support the learning of others.
  • Focus on project requirements. Produce good work that meets them.
  • Meet all deadlines. Deadlines are a major part of any job in media.
  • You are expected to attend all classes and labs. Your attendance is part of your final grade.
    • If you are unable to attend class regularly you may wish to Drop/Withdraw or you will be issued a “Fail” grade for the course.
  • When working on the computer it is your responsibility to stay on task. In the lab, the myriad opportunities, responsibilities, and distractions of the digital world are at your fingertips.
    You must resist!
  • No internet exploration that is not directly related to this class,and absolutely no:
    • e-mail
    • instant messaging
    • text messaging
    • phone usage
    • or work from other classes without permission.
    • No texting. Not ever.
  • You are expected to be:
    • awake
    • aware
    • engaged
    • and ready to participate.
  • Class participation includes contributing to discussions and critique of your own and others’ work. You are expected to be attentive during class, ask questions if you do not understand something, and to offer your opinion. Your participation and engagement is part of your final grade.
  • You are expected to listen respectfully to other students and your instructor.
  • Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.
    • Be prepared for technical difficulties:
      • computer crashes
      • data loss
      • dead batteries
      • etc.
  • If you expect and plan for the worst case scenario, you will always stay one step ahead of trouble.
  • ALWAYS make a backup copy of your media and ongoing class work.
  • It is YOUR responsibility to maintain backup copies of your work.
    • Losing work due to failed media or overwritten files is not an excuse in the industry or this class.
    • You are expected to have an effective backup strategy for all of your files.
  • Students are responsible for seeking help when needed. Contact the instructor about any difficulties with attendance, class, or assignments.
  • You are expected to check PCC email daily, or forward messages to an email account that you do check daily.
  • You are required to complete this course in accordance with the provisions of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Dishonest activities such as cheating on exams and submitting or copying work done by others will result in disciplinary actions including but not limited to receiving a failing grade.

See PCC’s Academic Integrity Policy and the Code of Student Conduct, available online at
pcc.edu/about/policy/student-rights/documents/student-conduct.pdf for further details.