Catapult Classes Code of Conduct and Workshop Guidelines
Welcome to Catapult! When you enroll in a writing workshop at Catapult, you join a community that extends beyond the classroom. By signing up for a class, you certify you have read, understand, and will comply with the code and guidelines. Reading this form is mandatory for all Catapult students. In following the code of […]
Welcome to Catapult! When you enroll in a writing workshop at Catapult, you join a community that extends beyond the classroom. By signing up for a class, you certify you have read, understand, and will comply with the code and guidelines.
Reading this form is mandatory for all Catapult students. In following the code of conduct, you help to make Catapult Classes a welcoming and rigorous creative community.
Code of Conduct
Catapult will not tolerate any instances of discrimination, harassment, or any other form of abuse in conjunction with any of our programs. Respect and consideration for others, both within and outside workshops and classes, are core values to be upheld by all participants. Harassment of community members on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, or disability is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Consequences may include, but are not limited to, suspension, dismissal from the class, and/or ineligibility for all future activities.
Catapult Classes Guidelines
In order for everyone to get the most out of our classes, we ask that all students follow these basic guidelines:
DEADLINES & WORKLOAD
Don’t miss deadlines. In signing up for our classes, you agree to commit to all deadlines and come to class prepared.
If you’re enrolled in an online workshop and miss a deadline for submitting or providing feedback, the system will block you from completing your assignment. Write to your instructor as soon as possible if you need an extension.
Do not miss your own workshop. Depending on the situation, you may forfeit a second chance to submit.
Your dedication will determine the quality of your Catapult experience as much, if not more, than the instructor. The more work you put into your course, the more likely you are to have a positive experience. We appreciate that you have taken time out of your busy schedule to write. Please respect your time and that of your peers by completing assigned readings and craft assignments/prompts; showing up on time; meeting your deadlines; and offering thorough, comprehensive feedback on the work submitted for peer critique.
We are proud that our instructors are working writers. Many of them organize their Catapult courses around publishing schedules and publicity obligations. We ask that you respect their time by attending every class and being open to rescheduling in the event of an instructor conflict.
If you will be absent for your in-person class, please tell your instructor as soon as possible. We are unable to offer refunds for missed classes. Missing more than one session may result in your removal from the class, and may mean that you forfeit your second workshop.
For many of our online classes, Salon and video chats are mandatory and essential. If you will be absent, please send your instructor a note explaining why, so that they may make alternate arrangements with you.
We will be communicating with your class using the email address that you use to sign up for class. Please note that our introduction emails will include all students’ email addresses, as well as the instructor’s. If you would like to change the email address that we have on file, or the email address with which you’ve created your Catapult account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
REFUNDS AND DROPPING A CLASS
We are able to offer a full refund with 7 days’ notice of your class start date.
After 7 days, but more than 24 hours before class begins, we are able to offer a 50% refund.
If you drop a class less than 24 hours before the class begins, or once it has started, you are ineligible for a refund.
When you enroll in a Catapult Class, you join a professional, respectful, and committed creative writing community that includes prize-winning instructors, students who often go on to thriving literary careers, and our passionate staff. Please respect our work and this community—of which you are a valued member—by honoring our guidelines and code of conduct.
WORKSHOPS AND ONE-ON-ONES
If you have questions about workshopping or your one-on-one meetings, please check this Google Doc for some tips.
Have any questions?
If you have any questions about workshop protocol and policies, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com
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