Tooba University understands that a positive, cooperative, and respectful environment is necessary for academic and spiritual growth. This type of supportive environment is only possible when all community members conduct themselves according to the pristine standards of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alyhi wa sallam who exemplified the best character. As such, Tooba University sets the following standards of conduct for all teachers, staff, and students.
- Instructors should strive to exemplify the highest Islamic virtues and personal decorum. Staff should strive to serve as Muslim role models both in and out of the University setting to students, to parents, and fellow faculty members in judgment, respect, and Islamic living.
- Instructors are expected to exhibit exemplary conduct at all times. Not only should their lives be in accordance with Islamic teachings on campus , but also at home and wherever else they may go.
- Any conduct that reflects poorly on the professional and Islamic values that are essential to the success of the educational process at Tooba University may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.
Brothers and sisters will undoubtedly have to meet in order to enrich the educational experience of the students. During these meetings, the following etiquettes should be followed:
- All meetings that involve brothers and sisters should be in an open area or room with an open door.
- The subject matter of the meeting should remain focused on the meeting’s objective.
- All involved should be conscious of lowering their gaze and maintaining a formal tone in their speech.
The teacher interaction should be one of nurturing, mutual respect, encouragement, formaltiy , and all that is positive and conducive to the learning environment. The guidelines for this should be taken from the Qur’an and the Sunnah first, as outlined by our Prophet ṣallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam for appropriate conduct between the youth and elders, especially between males and females. In an effort to safeguard both the teacher and student, more particular terms are outlined below:
- inappropriate and excessive joking i.e. ‘roasting’ or put-downs
- using disrespectful language or tone, i.e. rolling eyes
- giving expensive gift and/or gifts that are personal or intimate in nature
- displaying any type of physical contact in the class or in private (especially between the genders)
- making comments that are flirtatious or playful in nature
- using inappropriate language