Code of Conduct

All participants in the course are bound by the University of California Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline.


In an online course, most our communication takes place in the course forums. However, when we have a need for communication that is private, whether personal, interpersonal, or professional, we will use individual email or telephone. Our primary means of communication is written. The written language has many advantages: more opportunity for reasoned thought, more ability to go in-depth, and more time to think through an issue before posting a comment.

However, written communication also has certain disadvantages, such a lack of the face-to-face signaling that occurs through body language, intonation, pausing, facial expressions, and gestures.

As a result, please be aware of the possibility of miscommunication and compose your comments in a positive, supportive, and constructive manner.

Academic Honesty Policy

The University is an institution of learning, research, and scholarship predicated on the existence of an environment of honesty and integrity. As members of the academic community, faculty, students, and administrative officials share responsibility for maintaining this environment. It is essential that all members of the academic community subscribe to the ideal of academic honesty and integrity and accept individual responsibility for their work. Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of California, Irvine. Cheating, forgery, dishonest conduct, plagiarism, and collusion in dishonest activities erode the University's educational, research, and social roles.

Students who knowingly or intentionally conduct or help another student perform dishonest conduct, acts of cheating, or plagiarism, will be subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of UCI Division of Continuing Education.

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