Office of the Dean
Arlie Petters, Dean of Academic Affairs

LDOC Classroom Guidelines

April 25, 2017
Date: April 25, 2017
To: Faculty in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
From: Arlie Petters, Dean of Academic Affairs, Trinity College
Re: LDOC Classroom Guidelines
Tomorrow is the last day of classes or LDOC.
I want to highlight some useful policies and guidelines, as well as reaffirm our obligation to teaching and the production of knowledge in Trinity College. Despite the extra-curricular activities associated with LDOC, Duke students are here to learn, faculty are here to teach, and our priority is to provide a safe and orderly classroom where learning can take place.
I invite you to review the Trinity College policy regarding “Exclusion of Disruptive Students” (
Just as we encourage our traditions of celebration at Duke, we must equally encourage our academic traditions. Instructors are empowered to tell students that if they come to your class intoxicated, if they bring alcohol to class, or if they exhibit disruptive behavior, you may ask them to leave.
Of you have questions or concerns arise on the day of LDOC please call the UCAE front desk who will direct your calls to the appropriate party: 919-684-4741
If you have any further questions or need clarification of the policy, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Arlie O. Petters, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Benjamin Powell Professor of Mathematics
Professor of Physics and Economics