2b: Promoting a Civil Learning Environment
In this module, faculty learn how to work with students to set expectations for a civil learning environment. In addition, the module helps faculty address low-, mid-, and high-level disruptions to the learning environment.
To satisfy the module requirements, faculty must apply at least one technique, such as writing policies regarding classroom civility, writing classroom norms with students, or using appropriate methods to respond to student behaviors.
This module is one of seven modules under ACUE’s unit on Establishing a Productive Learning Environment.
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