Communication – You will have two primary ways to communicate with your instructor and fellow classmates in this course. To communicate exclusively with your instructor, e-mail him at biol1333@edu.
Discussion Board – If you think that your questions or comments may help other students, or if you want to ask your fellow students for help, you should post it to the General Discussion folder on the Discussion Board located on the course home page.
ADA Statement – This University is on record as being committed to both the spirit and letter of federal equal opportunity legislation; reference Public Law 93112 - The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. With the passage of new federal legislation entitled Americans With Disabilities Act - (ADA), pursuant to section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act, there is renewed focus on providing this population with the same opportunities enjoyed by all citizens. As a faculty member, I am required by law to provide "reasonable accommodation" to students with disabilities, so as not to discriminate on the basis of that disability. Student responsibility primarily rests with informing faculty at the beginning of the semester and in providing authorized documentation through designated administrative channels. To contact the Office of Students with Disabilities, you may call (817) 272-3364, email Ron Venable, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Students with Disabilities web page.
Academic Dishonesty – Academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form at this University. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. “Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.” (Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22)
Calendar – Students enrolled in this course are subject to all University dates and deadlines according to the Academic Calendar .
Proctoring Statement – The professor reserves the right, at any time, to require a student to take or re-take any or all student course work in a proctored environment. If the professor deems this necessary, the student is responsible for making the proctoring arrangements, subject to the professor's approval. This policy applies to any and all assignments required in this course.
Grade Grievance Policy – In attempting to resolve any student grievances regarding grades, it is the student’s obligation first to make a serious effort to resolve the matter with the individual with whom the grievance originated. Individual course instructors retain primary responsibility for assigning grades. The instructor’s judgment is final unless compelling evidence shows discrimination, preferential treatment or procedural irregularities. If students wish to appeal, their request must be submitted in writing—on an appeal form available in departmental or program offices—to the department chair or program director. The student has one calendar year from the