Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures

EDU rules and regulations are designed to protect individual liberties, and other values stated in the University’s motto “Advancing knowledge and Enriching Lives.” For advancement of knowledge and to enrich lives students should be respectful to University rules and regulations. This is necessary to develop students who are both knowledgeable in their chosen fields and prepared to be productive, responsible, healthy citizens with a global perspective while adopting the highest standards of integrity and accountability, and committing itself to excellence through continuous self-improvement. We want to produce responsible global citizens who can add value in every sphere of life!

Student code of conduct is defined as below

ID card

Students have to wear ID cards at all times so that University can identify them easily.

Visitors Entry

Visitors can be allowed in the University after signing the visitor log book and wearing the visitor ID card.

Misuse of ID

Misuse of ID such as ID with invalid date or using ID of another person is prohibited and this will be considered as an unlawful action by all the parties involved in the misuse.

Respectful behavior to students, faculty members and staff

This is the key to all the disciplines in the University. Students should be respectful to the fellow students, staff members and instructors at all times to uphold the reputation of themselves and the reputation of the University. Any expression of indecent behavior which can be annoying to same/opposite sex, religion, race or social class is inappropriate. Expression of such behavior includes improper words, or gestures or any direct/ indirect comment.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as inappropriate, unwanted and unwelcome conduct or behaviour of a sexual nature perceived as harassment by the receiver, which has an adverse effect on the dignity of women and men both inside and in certain circumstances outside the University.

Smoking

The University is a smoke-free environment. All members of the campus community are expected to refrain from smoking. Smoking is forbidden in all indoor and outdoor locations of the University.

Proper dress code and decent movement

Students are encouraged to wear formal/presentable dresses. It is ok to wear Shoes/ sandal shoes but thongs or slippers are highly discouraged to wear at the campus. Students should be aware of any indecent activity or movement or gesture within the campus. If reported the authority may proceed for any disciplinary action according to the code.

Discipline in classroom and hallways

Students should maintain respectful behavior within the classroom. Mobile phones should be silent and not to be used in the classroom. Interrupting class by any behavior, improper body language, teasing or late entry is prohibited in the classroom. Coarse languages, slangs are not to be used in the classroom with anyone. Students should maintain low voice and proper behavior in the hallways.

Restricted use of classrooms and hall rooms

Scribbling on walls, blinds, desks, arranging birthday parties, Farewell parties, food intake, colorful designs in walls etc are highly discouraged in the classroom or hall rooms. In special circumstances permission from competent authority can allow such arrangements.

Misuse and misleading information

Furnishing false information to any University official, faculty member or University office to obtain academic advantage is prohibited. Knowingly aiding another student who is engaged in cheating, forging, altering or misusing any University document or record to obtain academic advantage is prohibited and will be treated as a punishable offence.

Unauthorized access or abuse of University network and computing systems

The University prohibits unauthorized access to or abuse of University network and computing systems, or any other violations of the University computer use policy including unauthorized entry into a file, to use, read or change the contents, or for any other purpose, unauthorized transfer of a file and use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.

Damage of Property

Students shall vow to protect properties of the University. Any reckless behavior leading to damage or destruction of University property or the property of others is damage of property.

Misuse of equipment

Interference with or misuse of electronic devices such as air conditioner, sound system, fire alarms, blue lights, elevators and other safety or security equipment are prohibited.

Theft

Misappropriation or removal of University property or the property of others without any lawful authority is an act of theft.

Drugs

Use, production, distribution, sale, possession or stashing of drugs in a manner prohibited under law is an offence. This includes alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, narcotics, yaba, and the misuse of prescription drugs or any other kinds of drugs.

Weapons

Possession of any kind of firearms, explosives, harmful chemicals, knives, clubs, etc. is strictly prohibited in the University premises.

Unauthorized recording

Recording, storage, sharing, distribution of images, videos or sound by any means without consent which is related with University directly or indirectly is prohibited.

Academic Dishonesty/ Plagiarism

Cheating, presentation of someone else's work as your own, preparing work to be used for someone's works, knowingly furnishing false information about academic matters to an University official are acts of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas, words, concepts, images, or intellectual property in general without clearly acknowledging the source of that information. Please refer to the EDU Plagiarism Policy.

Copyright Infringement

The logo, publications, audio-visual productions and other media materials are the official property of the University. All creative works of students (even in the form of raw footage) done under offered courses are also considered as University property. No one may use the logo, video, photographs and other media materials without written authorization.

Black-box usage policy

Every student gets a user account in the University Management System that helps them keep their academic activities running. Students must not try to manipulate the database using any scripts that are considered as a hacking attempt.

Email usage Policy

Official email address of a student (for eg. student ID@eastdelta.edu.bd) is the means of virtual identity. Students may use it to communicate the office and with outside peers provided that they don’t send emails that fall in category of fishing attempt, sexual harassment, mental harassment and so on.

IT assets across campus

All IT assets on campus belong to EDU (projectors, printers, scanners, computers, Wi-Fi and access points etc.). Any damage done linked to any student’s misconduct is punishable.

EDU Social Media Guideline

To protect East Delta University’s (EDU) integrity, greater interests and to avoid potential legal ramifications, EDU-related pages and groups(Opened by students) on Facebook must receive approval and have an official from EDU Administration assigned as an Admin of said pages or groups. However an Official or Faculty member can open a group or page taking permission from the Social Media Proctor. Students and employees are encouraged to abide by basic community guidelines, all national/local laws, and to use good judgment when using any medium of social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. EDU reserves the right to suspend, dismiss or expel anyone who fails to do so.

Strict social media guidelines

  • Always be aware of how the general public will interpret what you say, and use appropriate writing style, tone and language.

  • Be transparent and use your real name when discussing University-related topics or issues.

  • If you are representing a Department, course or semester, confine yourself to relevant information.

  • In some forums /groups it may be appropriate to give a personal opinion. If it is appropriate, make sure you indicate you are giving your personal opinion and not that of the University or your department.

  • Anything you say will be available online for a long time – so take care of what you say and correct any errors.

  • Make sure you consider copyright issues relating to any content you use.

  • Privacy is important. Take care not to publish information that should not be made public. If in doubt don’t publish. Seek advice and refer to any relevant University policies.

  • Confine yourself to your area of expertise and talk about what you know.

Computer laboratory policies

  • Students are not to disconnect the computers or monitor power supply either from the computer itself or from the general purpose outlet. Students will be held liable for any damage caused should they do so.

  • Scheduled classes always have priority. When using the teaching labs students who are asked to leave a teaching lab by a staff member must do so immediately and without question.

  • Print quota is for the printing of assignments only. Lecture notes and other materials are provided in classes and are not to be printed in the labs.

  • All rubbish is to be removed and placed in the bins provided.

  • No moving the lab equipment and/or cables.

  • No illegal copying of ANY materials.

  • No food or drink at computer workstations.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department General Laboratory Safety rules

  • There must be at least two people in the laboratory while working online circuits or chemical processing.

  • When making measurements, form the habit of using only one hand at a time. No part of a live circuit should be touched by the bare hand.

  • Keep the body, or any part of it, out of the circuit. Where interconnecting wires and cables are involved, they should be arranged so people will not trip over them.

  • Be as neat as possible. Keep the work area and workbench clear of items not used in the experiment.

  • When unplugging a power cord, pull on the plug, not on the cable.

  • When disassembling a circuit, first remove the source of power.

  • Keep fluids, chemicals, and beat away from instruments and circuits.

  • Report any damages to equipment, hazards, and potential hazards to the laboratory instructor.

NETIQUETTE GUIDE FOR ONLINE CLASS AND SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

A student should continuously strive to increase his/her knowledge base, as, after all, learning is a never-ending process. In the digital era, the dynamics of education have shifted from the traditional approach to a new age one, which has led to the popularity of online learning. To succeed in online learning, a student should be mentally prepared and sincerely dedicate time to the lessons to ensure consistency in attending classes.

It is important to recognize that the online classroom is, in fact, a classroom, and certain behaviours are expected when you communicate with both your peers and your instructors. This means a student attending an online class must inculcate discipline and be proactive in completing assignments and asking relevant questions. These guidelines for online behaviour and interaction are known as netiquette.

Creating a dedicated space for learning

Creating a dedicated space for learning: Creating a separate space for studying helps enhance the overall learning process. This is considered to be among one of the best success tips for students as it creates an environment that is organized, peaceful and distraction-free, making it easier to focus. Having a space like this enables a student to stick to the study routine and schedule. A nice gesture of request to your family, friends, roommate or others not to disturb you in your space will help you to perform well in online classes.

Ensuring Reliable Internet Service:

In online classes, the student is heavily dependent on the internet for smooth and uninterrupted online learning which makes it important to invest in a reliable internet service provider. While occasional glitches are unavoidable, it is requested that you ask your instructor to record the whole online class. A backup of such recorded class in your cloud storage system allows you to re-listen and understand the topics discussed in the class.

Structuring and Scheduling the Learning Topics, Assignments, Class Test and Final

The most relevant online learning tips is a structured format of studying which ensures that you are making consistent progress and heading in the right direction.

Hence, it is pivotal that you write down your goals and objectives prior to commencing your studies. If you are clear about your objectives, you will have a better understanding of what you aim to get out of the coursework. Writing down your goals beforehand helps you gauge whether the lesson is actually helping you gain the necessary skills or not. Create a fixed routine that specifies the number of hours you will dedicate to your coursework each week. Your output every day should match the desired result that you want to achieve. Setting time limits on your daily studies is an effective tip that can have a positive impact on your productivity. Online learning means you get to decide how long you want to dedicate to a lesson or topic and also means that you should use the given time appropriately. Ensure that you plan your assignments on time and never leave them to the last minute.

Participate

Students must contribute to the conversations. A shared learning environment is only effective if everyone involved actually shares. As instructors, offer class points to those who participate in the conversation. Make providing insightful commentary in the online discussions a requirement for passing the course.

Help Others

The benefit of interactive education is that students can act as additional facilitators, and good teachers will allow themselves to learn from the students. No one is an expert in all things technology. If you find that some of your students have more experience than others in using online discussion forums—and perhaps more experience than you—encourage them to be advocates and educators. This will not only give them a boost of confidence, but it will also help bring the other students up to speed.

Respect Diversity

Your virtual classroom—and academia as a whole—should be, without question, a safe space for people of all races, genders, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic statuses. Derogatory and sarcastic comments and jokes that marginalize anyone is fundamentally unacceptable, especially in the classroom. Offensive language—or language that could be construed as offensive—should be avoided and defused.

Gentle Behavior towards the Instructors and Attending the Class with Professional Attire

Treat your instructor and classmates with respect in email or any other communication. In an online class, you must wear an appropriate dress so that you can participate in the class anytime. An effective way to communicate in online platforms and get noticed is to dress appropriately as a professional learner.

Online learning is a great platform to accumulate the necessary knowledge and expertise. Given the present circumstances, online learning is the only option in this crisis situation and East Delta University is taking strong measures to ensure that our education remains uninterrupted.

Social media policy in line with netiquette

Introducing online classes and embracing different online tools and platforms for learning, teaching and research were all part of East Delta University authority’s timely decision to move the University one step further towards its goal in becoming a bonafide ‘Digital Leader’ in the world of higher education. All EDUvians should also know that ‘Digital Leadership’ is one of EDU’s uniquely designed ‘Graduate Attributes’ that aim to transform our students into outstanding graduates upon the completion of their degree program. Social capital formation is one of the key objectives of East Delta University and to facilitate online education our students need to use this platform with utmost integrity and empathy. We urge our students to pay attention to the following instructions in order for them to maintain a safe and friendly learning environment as both a student of EDU and perhaps, more importantly, a future “Moral/Ethical Leader” of the community.


  • It is strictly prohibited to capture and share any contents (screenshots, chats, comments &, etc.) of your online classes, meetings, consultation with your instructor, faculty member, or any EDU official in social media or any other platform without the permission of your instructor or faculty member or respective official.

  • Please use formal pictures for your EDU Workspace email ID and abstain from using any other image.

  • You must wear an appropriate dress so that you can participate in the online class anytime.

  • Recorded videos of an online class and “EdVideos” are the intellectual properties of East Delta University. Any distortion, dissemination, and sharing of any part (or the whole) of the video content(s) are strictly prohibited.

  • Instructors have the sole authority over an online class and any student should abstain from involvement in any unauthorized activity such as removing any fellow student from class or stopping the recording of the class, sharing their screen without permission during class.

  • Respectful behaviour towards the instructor, fellow students, and officials of East Delta University in all verbal and written communications on any platform is imperative.

  • Google LLC and East Delta University have an agreement to utilize Google's “CLASSROOM” platform to host online classes, academic and administrative meetings using @eastdelta.edu.bd email accounts. The agreement prevents any user of the EDU community from using the platform for any personal use apart from professional purposes.

Confidentiality

Utmost confidentiality will be maintained in dealing with all the disciplinary proceedings and investigations, from filing of a complaint by the aggrieved person to the final decision by the Committee.


Lodging a Complaint

Anyone who feels aggrieved or believes that the EDU Code of Conduct has been violated may lodge a complaint with the Proctor’s office. The Proctor is the first step in the Disciplinary Process.


Disciplinary Procedures

Charges & Hearing Upon referral by Proctor’s Office, the Disciplinary Committee shall hear all violations of the Code as per the University code of conduct. The Disciplinary Committee shall aim to find the truth and shall take evidence for that purpose. Evidence not having direct bearing on the charges shall not be admitted. The Disciplinary Committee shall arrive at clear determination whether the student is guilty or not.

Referral to Sexual Harassment Committee The Proctor’s Office will refer issues of Sexual Harassment to the Sexual Harassment Committee, which will investigate and report their findings to the Disciplinary Committee.


I hereby declare that I understand and will abide by all the policies enunciated above. Involvement in any such activity will be considered as serious misconduct and be subjected to disciplinary action under the Policy Guidelines of the Office of the Proctor at EAST DELTA UNIVERSITY.