Code of Conduct

eStudies Code of Conduct

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All eStudies participants are expected to adhere to the following Code of Conduct:

  • Students will not harass, abuse, or insult other students, instructors, or Duke TIP staff members on the course website, or in any communication related to the course. Such harassment or abuse may include, but is not limited to:

    • communication that degrades or demeans an individual or group based on that individual or group's ethnicity, sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation
    • unwanted sexual advances
    • intimidation or threats of any kind
  • Students will view Duke TIP as a community and will recognize the commonalities and respect the differences that make each student unique. Students will abide by Duke University’s nondiscrimination policy regarding race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, genetic information, and age.
  • Students will not engage in academic or social dishonesty, including, but not limited to, plagiarism. Student work submitted for evaluation in an eStudies course will be the unassisted work of the student, unless the instructor has allowed group collaboration for the assignment.
  • Students will access Duke TIP eStudies websites and tools only for lawful purposes.
  • Students will respect the privacy of other users, and will respect the integrity of the computer systems and other users' data.
  • Students will comply with the acceptable use policies of all program accounts, including the uploading and sharing of appropriate, copyright-free content.
  • Students will respect the copyright protection of computer software, video and audio files, and print materials. Students will not make use of, or encourage the use of, illegally copied or downloaded materials.
  • Students will not engage in "hacking" or other behavior that may disrupt, obstruct, or otherwise hinder the instructional activities of the course or cause damage to other participants' computer systems.
  • Students will not post links or make reference to websites or other materials that are offensive or inappropriate in nature.

This seven-week program for seventh through eleventh graders takes place during the summer. Students join an online class of twenty-four and are led in high school– or college-level coursework by an expert instructor who oversees discussions, live video meetings, and peer-to-peer interaction.