Policy and Procedure
|MEMORANDUM TO:||All Holders of Mississippi State University Academic Operating Policy and Procedure Manual|
|DATE:||August 24, 1989 Revised July 12, 2005|
|SUBJECT:||AOP 10.08 - Classroom Regulations|
The purpose of this Academic Operating Policy and Procedure (AOP) is to insure an understanding among students and faculty on regulations governing the use of classrooms.
This AOP will be reviewed every five years or whenever circumstances require an earlier review by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (APAA) with recommendations for revision presented to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
1. Smoking In Classrooms: Mississippi State University regulations prohibit smoking in classrooms. Please refer to the Policy on the Use of Tobacco on Campus, OP 91.301.
2. Classroom Allocation: Classes are scheduled for certain rooms by the Curriculum & Scheduling Specialist in the Office of the University Registrar. With certain exceptions involving specialized equipment, departments do not have exclusive use of any classroom.
Room changes are made only through the Curriculum & Scheduling Specialist. Faculty are not authorized to make changes on their own initiative and without prior approval. Such changes are requested through a faculty member's department head and dean to the Curriculum & Scheduling Specialist, so that all records are in agreement.
3. Issuance of Key to Buildings: Ordinarily, academic buildings are locked at 10:00 p.m. Staff members desiring to remain in the buildings or to enter them after this hour may secure keys from the person designated for each building. Academic deans can identify these persons.
4. Facility Alterations: Alterations are not to be made to physical facilities or properties of this University without prior approval of the Physical Plant Department. Likewise, changes or additions to mechanical, electrical, or other such service must first be cleared with the Physical Plant Department.
5. Cell Phones and Electronic Devices in the Classroom: In order to limit classroom disruptions, as well as to protect against academic misconduct, the use by students of cell phones, messaging devices and other electronic devices is prohibited in the classroom unless authorized by the instructor.
|Associate Provost for Academic Affairs||
July 12, 2005
For information about this policy, contact the responsible/reviewing department hyperlinked above.