As you recall, last semester the Department of Marketing implemented a number of new guidelines to enhance the overall professionalism of our students. As a reminder, these guidelines include:

Assigned work must be submitted on time, with limited (and preferably no) errors, as would be the expectation when you turn in work to an employer. As a rule, all assignments must be turned in at the start of class unless directed otherwise. E-mailed papers or reports slid under office doors will typically not be accepted. Any late work submitted by students shall be penalized by not less than 25 percent of the total for the assignment. In addition, there will be zero tolerance for plagiarism and cheating. Please see my comment below for additional information, as well as click here if you are unclear as to what constitutes plagiarism. Any student caught plagiarizing or cheating will receive a zero (0) for the assignment, and the student(s) will be referred to the Community Rights & Responsibilities for a violation of Illinois State University’s Code of Student Conduct. All Department of Marketing courses will follow the same policy for late work and plagiarism/cheating. In addition, all written reports will follow the same writing/format guidelines, and the same standards for writing assignments will apply for all courses. Each of these policies can be found on your Marketing course syllabus and will be discussed by your professor.

Department of Marketing students, faculty, administrators, and staff are expected to adhere to the College of Business Standards of Behavior and Ethical Conduct (see

Participation in and contribution to class activities are expected as would be expected of you on the job.The Department of Marketing Standards of Professional Behavior Policy is applicable to all Marketing courses except MKT 230, Introduction to Marketing Management. Also applicable to All Business Teacher Education Courses BTE 260 and above.

Marketing classes and Business Teacher Education classes (identified above) has established standards of professional behavior that include: 1) being dressed in appropriate business casual attire for class meetings, unless business professional attire is required (for example, when students will be interacting with partners from the business community or making formal presentations in class) and 2) other professional behaviors deemed appropriate for class by the professor. Some examples of these professional behaviors, but not an all inclusive list include: arriving to class on time, not leaving early without permission, not interrupting class with conversations, not reading the newspaper or non-related class materials, etc. Choosing not to follow one or more of these professional behaviors may lead to a reduction of up to 10% of the grade earned in the Marketing or BTE course.”