Electronic devices such as Cell phones, Kindles, Nooks, iPads and their attending noise are distracting to both faculty and students in classrooms, labs, testing centers and libraries. These areas are also inappropriate sites for telephone conversations. In consideration of others and to minimize distractions, all electronic devices must be turned off unless prior approval is obtained by the instructor, appropriate Instructional Officer, or designee. Telephone conversations should be conducted in building lobbies or outdoors. The abuse of electronic devices by the students is a violation of the student code of conduct.