Arlie Petters, Dean of Academic Affairs

Last Day of Classes - Classroom Guidelines

April 24, 2018

Dear Faculty,

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.

Sincerely yours,

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