All electronic entertainment devices are to be turned off during class. With the exception of medically necessary assistive devices, approved emergency communications and warning devices operated by authorized law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, "first responders," or other emergency personnel, and cell phones registered with APPSTATE-ALERT, all personal electronic communications devices in the possession of students will be turned off during class. Cell phones registered with APPSTATE-ALERT must be placed in vibrate or silent mode during class. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action. Such action may, at the discretion of the instructor of record, include a warning, dismissal from class for the day of the infraction, a reduction in the grade for the class, or referral to the Office of Student Conduct. No part of this policy is intended to conflict with established policies of Appalachian State University or a student's right to due process as stated in the Code of Student Conduct, the Student Handbook, the Appalachian State University Undergraduate Bulletin , or the Appalachian State University Graduate Bulletin.
Adopted by vote of the faculty March 5, 2008