Code of conduct
Everyone in this course is responsible for:
- Promoting an inclusive, collaborative learning environment.
- Taking action when others do not.
More broadly: be excellent to each other
We reject behaviour that strays into harassment, no matter how mild. Harassment refers to offensive verbal or written comments in reference to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of class meetings, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
If you feel someone is violating these principles (for example, with a joke that could be interpreted as sexist, racist, or exclusionary), it is your responsibility to speak up! If the behaviour persists, send a private message to your course convener to explain the situation. We will preserve your anonymity.
This CoC was developed from the COMP1110 Code of Conduct, which was developed by Evan Peck of Bucknell University. Portions of this code of conduct are adapted from Dr. Lorena A. Barba.
You will also receive important emails at your ANU email account (i.e.
If you have a question about any aspect of the course, post it on Teams.
We prefer you to use public (i.e. in the main channel) posts for any question so that other students can help and benefit from any discussions. Our Teams channel is a great community, so make the most of it.
Disrespectful, harassing, or discriminatory posting or messaging in this course is not acceptable and will not be tolerated (see the code of conduct).
We will try to answer direct messages within two working days. Please note that I do not respond to emails and Teams messages outside of ANU business hours or on weekends.
Attendance at the Tuesday evening class timeslot is compulsory (unless you have a medical certificate). The attendance rules are just like any of your other College courses, and we do take the roll each week (it’s a requirement of our BSSS accreditation—and the reason you can get credit for this course towards your ATAR).
In this course the usual ACT College (BSSS) late penalties apply (5% per day or part thereof).