The distribution of a course information sheet or syllabus is required for all University courses.¹ The syllabus is a statement of intent and schedule of topics/activities that serves as an implicit agreement between the instructor and students. It must be distributed (either as a hard copy or online) during the first week of classes, and an electronic copy, available to students, must be retained by the department office.
By placing this URL on your syllabus you no longer need to list the individual university policies below, https://academicaffairs.arizona.edu/syllabus-policies.
|Absence and Class Participation|
The UA’s policies concerning Class Attendance, Participation, and Administrative Drops is available at: https://catalog.arizona.edu/policy/class-attendance-and-participation
The UA policy regarding absences for any sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice will be accommodated where reasonable, http://policy.arizona.edu/human-resources/religious-accommodation-policy.
Absences for groups of more than three students that are pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean Designee) will be honored. See: http://policy.arizona.edu/employmenthuman-resources/attendance.
|Threatening Behavior Policy|
The UA Threatening Behavior by Students Policy prohibits threats of physical harm to any member of the University community, including to oneself. See http://policy.arizona.edu/education-and-student-affairs/threatening-behavior-students.
|Accessibility and Accommodations|
At the University of Arizona, we strive to make learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience barriers based on disability or pregnancy, please contact the Disability Resource Center (520-621-3268, https://drc.arizona.edu/) to establish reasonable accommodations.
|Code of Academic Integrity|
Students are encouraged to share intellectual views and discuss freely the principles and applications of course materials. However, graded work/exercises must be the product of independent effort unless otherwise instructed. Students are expected to adhere to the UA Code of Academic Integrity as described in the UA General Catalog. See: https://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/policies/code-academic-integrity and http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/academic-integrity/students/academic-integrity.
|Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy|
The University of Arizona is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. In support of this commitment, the University prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. For more information, including how to report a concern, please see http://policy.arizona.edu/human-resources/nondiscrimination-and-anti-harassment-policy.
|Subject to Change Statement|
Information contained in the course syllabus, other than the grade and absence policy, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor; see http://policy.arizona.edu/faculty-affairs-and-academics/course-syllabus-policy-undergraduate-template.
1For co-convened 400/500-level classes, the instructor may use a single syllabus for the jointly convened class or separate syllabi for the graduate and undergraduate offerings. If a single syllabus is used, it must meet the requirements of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Syllabus Policies and must clearly distinguish between graduate and undergraduate requirements and workload expectations.
The following text is not required to be included on syllabi, but faculty are highly encouraged to include it to increase awareness of the important resources and safety information it describes.
Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to contact the Dean of Students for support. In addition, the University of Arizona Campus Pantry is open for students to receive supplemental groceries at no cost. Please see their website at: campuspantry.arizona.edu for open times.
UA Academic policies and procedures are available at http://catalog.arizona.edu/policies
Campus Health provides quality medical and mental health care services through virtual and in-person care.
Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides mental health care, including short-term counseling services.
The Dean of Students Office’s Student Assistance Program
Student Assistance helps students manage crises, life traumas, and other barriers that impede success. The staff addresses the needs of students who experience issues related to social adjustment, academic challenges, psychological health, physical health, victimization, and relationship issues, through a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow up services.
Survivor Advocacy Program
The Survivor Advocacy Program provides confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. The Program can also advise students about relevant non-UA resources available within the local community for support.
This course affirms people of all gender expressions and gender identities. If you prefer to be called a different name than what is on the class roster, please let me know. Feel free to correct instructors on your preferred gender pronoun. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly in class or via email (instructor email). If you wish to change your preferred name or pronoun in the UAccess system, please use the following guidelines:
Preferred name: University of Arizona students may choose to identify themselves within the University community using a preferred first name that differs from their official/legal name. A student’s preferred name will appear instead of the person’s official/legal first name in select University-related systems and documents, provided that the name is not being used for the purpose of misrepresentation. Students are able to update their preferred names in UAccess.
Pronouns: Students may designate pronouns they use to identify themselves. Instructors and staff are encouraged to use pronouns for people that they use for themselves as a sign of respect and inclusion. Students are able to update and edit their pronouns in UAccess.
More information on updating your preferred name and pronouns is available on the Office of the Registrar site at https://www.registrar.arizona.edu/.
Familiarize yourself with the [insert college building name here] Evacuation and Active Shooter plans specific to [insert classroom building name here]:
- https://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/sites/cals.arizona.edu.fcs/files/McClelland-Park-Evacuation-Plan.pdf [replace by instructor depending on location of classroom]
- Also watch the video available at https://uapd.arizona.edu/content/active-shooter-video
These optional additions are reflective of the growing needs of students in the areas of:
- Food insecurity
- Need for council regarding Title IX-related harassment, assault, and violence
- Pronoun preference
- Threat of an active shooter on a university campus
While faculty are not required to include these types of statements, they should be strongly encouraged to provide this information to students who may not otherwise know how to access these resources.