Guidelines for Student Discussion

If available for your course, you may be expected to participate in the course discussions. Peer replies should be thoughtful, reflective, and respectful while prompting further discussion using content knowledge, critical thinking skills, questioning, and relevant information on the topic. Review the resources below for guidelines on participating in the online forum assignments.

Guidelines for Discussion Posts


This course does not condone and will not tolerate discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or status

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a commitment to five core values. Honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. 

Any of the following acts, when committed, shall constitute academic dishonesty:

  1. Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.
  2. Fabrication: Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.
  3. Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to violate any provision of this policy.
  4. Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise.