Matriculation and Netiquette
General Guidelines and Netiquette for University Courses
It is important to recognize that the online classroom is in fact a classroom and certain behaviors are expected when you communicate with both your peers and your instructors. These guidelines have been provided in accordance with the Nemenhah Code of Ethical Conduct and will be enforced by duly assigned University Pehli. Breach of these policies, or of the Nemenhah Code, may warrant immediate suspension from the University and a disciplinary review. These guidelines for online or correspondence behavior and interaction are known as “netiquette” standards and practices.
Remember that your password is the only thing protecting you from pranks or more serious security breaches.
· Do not share your password with anyone.
· Change your password if you think someone else might know it.
· Always logout when you are finished using the Student Portal.
When communicating with your Pehli (Mentors, Professors, or University Administrative Staff), you should always:
· Treat your Pehli with respect, even in email or in any other online or in-person communication.
· Always use your professors’ proper title: Dr. or Prof., or if you are unsure of the appropriate title, simply ask.
· Unless specifically invited to do so, do not refer to your Pehli by their first name.
· Use clear and concise language.
· Remember that all college level communication should use correct spelling and grammar.
· Avoid slang terms such as “wassup?” and texting abbreviations such as “u” instead of “you.”
· Use standard fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Cambria and use font size 12 pt. or higher.
· Avoid using caps lock functions as it may be INTERPRETTED AS YELLING!
· Limit and possibly avoid the use of emoticons.
· Be cautious when using sarcasm as tone is often missed in an email or discussion post and your message might be considered offensive.
· Be careful with personal information (both yours and others’).
· Do not send confidential patient information via email.
When you send an email to your Pehli, you should:
· Use a descriptive subject line.
· Be brief whenever possible.
· Avoid attachments unless you are sure your recipients can open them, or unless specifically instructed to send them by a University Pehli.
· Avoid HTML in favor of plain text.
· Sign your message with your name and return email address.
· Think before you send the email to more than one person. Does everyone really need to see your message?
· Be sure you have permission from the message author before you forward any message sent by your Pehli.
Frequently Review the Nemenhah Code of Ethical Conduct
Nemenhah Ministers are respectful of persons and personal belief systems, but will not tolerate the imposition of your personal beliefs upon others. When conversing with other students and ministers within the University and the Nemenhah in general, you should:
· Familiarize yourself with the Nemenhah Code of Ethical Conduct and refer to it often when in a conversation involving matters of ethics and courtesy.
· Always be respectful of others’ opinions and beliefs, even and especially when they differ from your own.
· When you disagree with someone, express your differing opinion in a respectful, non-critical manner.
· Avoid making personal or insulting remarks.
· Be open-minded and tolerant of others religious affinities and preferences.
· Always consult with your Pehli before responding to any inflammatory remarks you may read or hear from your peers.
Communicate with your Pehli
Nemenhah Ministry has the potential to become a highly rewarding career path for you as you study the Sahaptan Healing Way. Always remember that your Pehli have undergone the same training as you and are eager and willing to assist during any time of need.
If you find yourself struggling with a specific passage or topic in your studies, you should:
· Avoid setting your assignments aside in frustration.
· Communicate any difficulties you may experience with your Pehli and be precise in your descriptions.
· Seek in-person (via telephone or Skype) ceremony with your Pehli as often as needed.
· Perform your own Medicine Wheel Ceremony daily for personal clarity and Wyaykihn (when you’ve completed that portion of your training).
Always remember that the Nemenhah ITO is an inter-denominational, inter-discipline convocation of healers and holy men and women from many walks of life and religious backgrounds. We Nemenhah Ministers and Pehli abide by these sacred principles, the moto of the Sacred Order of Lehb from which all students receive their training and ordination:
"In all things universal - consensus; in all things personal - liberty and tolerance; in all things- love and charity."