Polite and respectful discourse
in the classroom is such an accepted practice that virtually
everyone respects and observes it. However, it may be worth underscoring
the importance of this friendliness and mutual respect in classroom
discussions, if only because this class may sometimes be discussing
matters about which some people hold strong opinions. It will
be crucial to the success of the course that everyone be able
to question and closely examine the matters we will be discussing
in an atmosphere of friendliness, mutual respect, and emotional
We therefore expect that all messages
posted publicly to the classroom and privately to individuals
will be phrased in a polite, friendly and respectful manner.
Of course, almost everyone follows this practice already without
even being asked to.
here for some helpful tips
about netiquette practices
It does sometimes happen, though,
however rarely, that something about the email environment will
draw out the worst behaviors in a very small minority of people.
For that very small minority, it may be necessary for the following,
more detailed limits to be clearly defined.
here for more details
limits on inappropriate classroom behaviors