What Faculty Expect of Students



The following are offered as guidelines to help you understand what is expected of you as Kent State University undergraduate student in the College of the Arts.  Following them will not guarantee success, but ignoring them could result in problems.  The listing presented is not comprehensive, but it should present a clear idea of how students should conduct themselves in learning activities Kent State.

  • Be attentive, open and alert to learning.  Have respect for the material, the professor and your fellow students.
  • Be civil to faculty and address them appropriately.
  • Perform assignments in a timely manner.  Submit them by the time they are due.
  • Come to class on time and leave only at the conclusion of class.
  • Always attend class.
  • Demonstrate honesty and intellectual integrity in academic pursuits.
  • Be courteous to fellow students.  Be respectful.
  • Contribute to classroom discussions and activities.  Be an active participant in your learning.
  • Do not come to class under the influence of any substance.
  • Take advantage of instructor’s office hours and keep appointments as made.
  • Think critically and creatively.
  • Take responsibility for self-discipline and motivation.
  • Act responsibly.
  • Develop effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarize yourself with the syllabus.
  • Keep questions or comments pertinent to class discussions.
  • Do not come to class if your illness will affect others.  Notify your instructor if you are going to be absent from class and submit required documentation of your absence.
  • Seek help from your instructor or from other university resources as needed.  If you do not understand, ask the instructor.
  • Do not disrupt class or harass the teacher.
  • Tolerate diversity of people and ideas.
  • Inform instructor if withdrawing from class.
  • Make and keep appointments with your professional academic adviser at the appropriate times.
  • Familiarize yourself with your KSU Undergraduate Catalog and all your degree requirements.  Take responsibility for selecting your classes.
  • Take responsibility for your work.
  • Make certain you have access to course books and supplies.
  • Turn OFF all cell phones, etc. in class and class activities.  Do not text message or check your phone during class.
  • If laptops are permitted in class, use them for class-related activity.  Do not “surf the net” or post to Facebook in class.
  • Dress appropriately for class activity.  Avoid wearing clothing that indicates you are not prepared to give the material your full respect and attention. 
  • Carefully consider all feedback given to you on assignments and in person.  Incorporate the feedback you receive on future assignments.
  • When working on collaborative/group projects, contribute everything you can and consider ideas offered by all the members.