Netiquette Policy

In an online classroom it is necessary to still demonstrate proper manners, known as Netiquette. Review the Adler Online Netiquette policy below:

  1. Think before you post
    Unlike in a face-to-face course you cannot use facial expressions or voice intonations to convey emotion or intent, therefore it is imperative that you carefully re-read your comments to ensure your message comes across the way you intend it and will not be taken as offensive by another participant. Furthermore, everything you post is recorded for everyone to see so it cannot be just "taken back".
  2. You can't just sit in the back
    The only way to be noticed and acknowledged in an online course is to participate. There is not net-equivalent to sitting in the back and nodding along to a discussion or lecture.
  3. This is still a course
    Although you are not sitting in a classroom, you are still in an Adler University course and you should treat it that way. Be professional and respectful with your posts and submissions. Use proper spelling and grammar, do not tell off-color jokes or make offensive comments. Do not YELL, by using all caps, or flame, by insulting another participant directly, keep your comments directed towards the course.
  4. Forgive
    As you will soon realize it can be difficult to convey the correct meaning and intentions in a text-based setting so give other participants the benefit of the doubt and if you think a post or comment is offensive or inappropriate report it to the instructor.
  5. Use course space appropriately
    Keep assignment spaces clear of social comments and course questions. Use the forums set up by your instructor for "social chatter" and "course questions" accordingly.
  6. Be yourself and be honest
  7. Be respectful
    Do not to post any disrespectful comment for anyone.

Follow the Adler University's Academic Honesty policy. Do not misrepresent yourself in an online course.

Title IX: Sexual Harassment/Sexual Violence Policy and Resources

Adler University is committed to maintaining a diverse, respectful, and safe campus environment where all members of the University community can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, and/or intimidation. In accordance with federal, state, and local law, and University policy, the University prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, and retaliation and facilitates mandatory training for all new students and employees. As used in this policy, "sexual violence" includes sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Adler University Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

The University's full Title IX Policy may be downloaded here.

Adler University Title IX Coordinator
Susan Yasecko
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Adler University
17 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Office Location: 16-204
Phone: 312-662-4415
Email: [email protected]

Options for Assistance Following an Incident of Sexual Violence

A full list of resources may be downloaded here.

Downtown Hospitals

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Emergency Department) 250 E. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Rush University Medical Center (Department of Emergency Medicine) 1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612

Other Organizations

Students with Disabilities (ADA)

Adler University seeks to provide an environment where all people may develop academically and professionally. The Office of Student Affairs serves students with disabilities by creating an accessible learning environment which fosters full inclusion within the community.

The accommodations process is intended to empower students to advocate for their own needs, a skill that will be useful and necessary as the student prepares for a post-graduation career. As such, students will take a leading role throughout the process:

The student will request an appointment with a member of the Student Affairs team by emailing [email protected]
The student will bring to the appointment current documentation from a medical professional that identifies her/his disability, assesses the ways in which the disability affects functioning, and suggests how the disability may be best accommodated.
Following conversation with Student Affairs, the student will complete the Request for Services Agreement.
A member of the Student Affairs team will issue a letter, addressed to faculty members, that outlines the permitted accommodations.
The student will share the letter with her/his faculty members as deemed appropriate. The student will initiate contact with The Office of Student Affairs if new conditions or concerns arise.

Please note that the description above represents only a general overview of the student accommodation process. Please consult the ADA Policy and Procedure Guide for more detailed information, including appropriate forms of documentation.