If discovered, academic misconduct or dishonesty of any kind should be reported to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Cheating should be discouraged during class assessments by maintaining vigilance, roaming the room, and constructing tests that discourage basic cheat sheets. Plagiarism can be detected — and thus hopefully prevented entirely — by using the system Turnitin, an external tool in Canvas.
Instructors are encouraged to evolve a classroom management style that is based on national best practices, but also allows for their personal style. There are few rules to follow, as personal styles vary so widely. First time instructors might consider the following list to be a worthwhile starting point: interact with students in a way that suggests you are an ally for their learning, enforce policies in a manner that is friendly but firm, de-escalate tense situations instead of reacting defensively, and if all else fails, fall back on the principle of fairness to decide whether a given course of action is warranted.
Non-native speakers face unique challenges in classroom management and should take care to speak clearly and slowly whenever possible. Writing on the board helps, as does simply exaggerating movements of the mouth, lips, and tongue when speaking English. It is always best to face the audience when speaking, as the ability to see lips in motion makes language easier for all audiences.
The USF Student Code of Conduct applies to all members of the USF community, whether specific policies are reinforced on the syllabus or not. Instructors are encouraged to consult the Instructional Resource Guide for further information about USF policies.