Academic Integrity

As a member of this class, you are responsible for contributing to the course objectives through your participation in class activities and your completion of various course assignments. In the process of coming into your own as an independent and responsible participant in the academic community, you are encouraged to seek advice, clarification, and guidance in your learning from your instructor and/or teaching assistant. If you decide to seek help beyond the resources of this course, you are responsible for ensuring that this help does not lead you to submit others’ work as your own. To avoid unintended problems, you are strongly advised to check with the instructor before you engage a tutor or helper.

Academic communities depend on their members’ honesty and integrity in representing the sources of reasoning, claims, and wordings which appear in their work. Like any other member of the academic community, you will be held responsible for the accurate representation of your sources: the means by which you produced the work you are submitting. If you are found to have misrepresented your sources or to have submitted others’ work as your own, penalties may follow.

Academic communities also depend on their members’ living up to the commitments they make. By enrolling in this course, you are responsible for: meeting deadlines; attending class and engaging in class activities; and guaranteeing that the work you submit for this course has not already been submitted for credit in another course.

If you find that you cannot meet a deadline or cannot participate in a course activity, discuss your situation with your instructor before the deadline or before your absence.

For more information, see Academic Integrity.

Students with Disabilities and Academic Accommodation

In keeping with the University’s policy of providing equal access for students with disabilities, any student requesting academic accommodations must meet with an Access and Diversity advisor (for example, accommodations might include a change in the allocation of University resources, or in teaching or evaluation procedures, designed to meet the particular needs of a student with a disability such as course materials in an alternative format, private exam spaces, the use of computers, or note-takers). The Access and Diversity advisor will provide a letter detailing the academic accommodations to be made, and assist in the case that agreement between the student and instructor cannot be reached. Accommodations should be agreed to as soon as possible, in the first week of class if not before. Retroactive accommodations are not permitted, so if this applies to you, be careful to seek assistance in this regard immediately.

Illness and Absence

If you experience medical, emotional, or personal problems that affect your attendance or academic performance, please notify Arts Academic Advising or your home Faculty’s Advising Office. If you are registered with Access and Diversity, you should notify your instructor at least two weeks before examination dates. If you are planning to be absent for varsity athletics, family obligations, or other commitments, you should discuss your commitments with the instructor before the drop date.

Students who are in need of in-term concession must make their request by contacting the instructor via email. Students who require a second concession must make their request by contacting the Advising Office of their own Faculty.

Classroom Etiquette

Out of consideration for others, during class, please use your electronic devices only for class-related activities. Food is allowed, but do be considerate.


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