Students in Translation and Interpreting Studies are expected to comply fully with UWM’s policies regarding academic integrity, published by the Office of Student Life in the UWM Student Handbook.
Online Communication and Nonacademic Misconduct
Our courses (onsite, hybrid or fully online) adhere to the guidelines for online communication found at University of Wisconsin – Colleges Online: Online Etiquette. Faculty, staff and students are expected to follow Netiquette rules.
Netiquette rules include adhering to professional conduct suitable for a work environment. For example, information or pictures that are outside of course work or program questions should not be sent to faculty or staff. Failure to adhere to professional guidelines may be considered a violation of UWM expectations and policies, including those involving nonacademic misconduct, and will be reported to the UWM Dean of Students Office. The UWM Student Handbook outlines in detail nonacademic misconduct in UW System Chapter 17: Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures. Nonacademic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, violations of our campus harassment and discriminatory behavior policy S-47 found at S-47 – Discriminatory Conduct Policy (including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.
If a student does not adhere to Netiquette norms, course instructors will direct the student to the Netiquette norms again, and detail how the student has failed to adhere to them (a written report will be submitted to the student file). There will be no penalty for the first case of non-adherence. If the student fails or refuses to follow Netiquette norms in subsequent online communication, the student may earn a failing grade on individual discussion posts or on the entire participation grade, depending on the severity of the breach of code of conduct and its repetition. Course instructors may request the intervention of the Chair of the Department or the Dean of Students Office.
Course instructors and fellow students may submit an Incident Report Form to the Dean of Students Office. Upon review, the Dean of Students Office may pursue further intervention and resolution.
Online communication conduct must adhere to all UWM policies regarding student behavior. It is important for students to know that all incidents of misconduct, including those involving online communication that may violate Netiquette norms and expectations set by instructors, may be investigated by the Dean of Students Office via the UWM Chapter 17 process. Possible consequences can include disciplinary probation, removal from a course in progress, suspension or expulsion.