Code of Conduct
Curiosity + Connection + Kindness + Compassion = Community
OLLI at Duke endeavors to create a positive and affirming environment that fosters learning and social connection. Members, instructors and staff are expected to demonstrate mutual respect, personal and academic integrity, kindness, and civil discourse. Ensuring OLLI at Duke is a welcoming and affirming learning community is a responsibility we all share.
These principles particularly apply to our courses that offer a forum for the lively and passionate exchange of views. Opposing viewpoints are welcomed and appreciated. Instructors are responsible for leading and moderating classroom discussion. They have the prerogative of inviting/allowing questions throughout the class or asking members to hold their questions to the end of class or other designated time.
Members, instructors and staff of the OLLI at Duke Community are encouraged to contact the Director if they observe behavior that is a significant violation of this code of conduct. The Director shall investigate and if there is a problem, address it directly with the alleged violator and determine the consequences, which may include suspension or termination of membership/teaching privileges or a disciplinary warning/termination of employment of a staff member.
Adopted by OLLI Board of Advisors, May 2019