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View Harvard Kennedy School's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (link to PDF).
The mission of the Harvard Kennedy School is to strengthen democratic governance around the world by preparing people for public leadership and by helping to solve problems of public policy.
Achieving this mission requires an environment of trust and mutual respect, as well as commitment to truth, learning, and freedom of expression.
The Harvard Kennedy School community has agreed upon the following principles to accomplish this mission:
Success in managing a class, especially in a course that relies heavily on class discussion, depends in large part on establishing clear rules of operation, preferably before the class starts. Moreover, it's easier to impose such rules when they are viewed as widely used in many classes. The following seven rules were codified by a member of the Kennedy School faculty and are used in the MPAID core, and have been recommended by the Degree Programs Student Affairs office as an appropriate code for all HKS courses.
Download the complete Classroom Code of Conduct (link to PDF).