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If a student has a special need addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please notify the instructor at the beginning of the course.  You must register as a student with a disability in the office of Learning Assistance Programs and Disability Support Services in University Center Room 302 or at 651-2273.  It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor prior to requesting reasonable accommodation.  Failure to do this may result in not receiving the requested accommodation.   Refer to: http://www.semo.edu/cs/services/disability.htm  

XIV.   Civility, Respect and Classroom Etiquette:

The University strives to offer learning experiences and opportunities designed to help students think effectively, develop the capacity to communicate, differentiate values, and make relevant judgments.  To do this successfully, many times multiple perspectives will be presented; some of which may represent points of view on which everyone will not agree.  A successful educational experience requires a shared sense of respect among and between the students, the instructor and various points of view.  

Further, it is to be expected that the instructor will treat all students with dignity and respect – it is also expected that the students will treat both the instructor and other students with this same respect.  In order to facilitate this process more effectively, students are asked the following: 1) before class turn off all pager and cell phones; 2) refrain from text messaging during class; 3) avoid distracting behavior (e.g. popping gum, noisy eating, and clipping fingernails); 4) minimize side conversations; and, 5) maintain respectful interactions.  Finally, personal harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

XV.   Counselor Dispositions

Counselor Dispositions, as assessed within Counselor Education are guided by the central core of the Counseling Conceptual Framework. The beliefs and attitudes related to the areas of competence, reflection and caring, are the guiding influence with the eight foundational counselor dispositions assessed throughout the program.  These are: 1) Genuineness, 2) Congruence, 3) Non-judgmental Respect, 4) Emotional Awareness, 5) Ethical Understanding, 6) Concreteness, 7) Empathy, and 8) Professional Commitment.  See Student Handbook.

XVI.   Knowledge Base References:

An online Knowledge Base is maintained on the Program website.  See http://www4.semo.edu/counsel/Program/know-base.htm


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