The Bank Street College Code of Conduct and Due Process Procedure provide guidance and recourse to preserve a sense of safety and security within our academic climate. They outline the acts that violate the balance of harmony, respect, and safety within an academic environment and the restorative procedures that bring the community back into balance. In order to maintain good academic standing, students are expected to observe the College’s Code of Conduct and demonstrate the academic and personal dispositions necessary for work with children, adults, families, and communities.
At Bank Street, we deem this work to begin in our graduate school classrooms and to be grounded in sound judgment based in values of social justice and equity, with an explicit commitment to anti-biased and anti-racist educational practice. Enactment of these values and practice is central to our approach to progressive education and fosters the harmony of our academic climate. Violation of this code is not tolerated and can be grounds for dismissal from our academic programs.
The following acts are deemed violations of the Graduate School Code of Conduct:
Extension of the Code to Online Learning Contexts:
Bank Street College offers a number of online, blended learning, and web-enhanced educational, training, and workshop experiences. The code of conduct above applies to all online learning contexts; in addition, there are specific behaviors we expect our students to adhere to online:
- Use common sense, good manners, and respect. Be courteous, considerate, and tolerant. Always remember that there is a human being on the other side of the screen with individual ideas and feelings;
- Respect intellectual property: abide and respect intellectual property laws and always give credit to sources that may increase participants’ reference database; and/or
- Maintain confidentiality and privacy within the online space. This includes not sharing course materials and communications outside of the learning community without explicit permission and carefully protecting the privacy of the children, adults, and settings.