Sample Syllabus Statements

Honor Code Pledge

Online Honor Code Pledge

Course Delivery Method

Weather

Academic Integrity

Title IX 

General Education

Communication

SafeAssign

UTC Learn

Computer/Technology Requirements

Veterans Services

Equal Opportunity Statements


HONOR CODE PLEDGE (from the UTC Student Handbook)

I pledge that I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid on any test or assignment.  I understand that plagiarism constitutes a serious instance of unauthorized aid.  I further pledge that I exert every effort to ensure that the Honor Code is upheld by others and that I will actively support the establishment and continuance of a campus-wide climate of honor and integrity. 

 

 ONLINE HONOR CODE PLEDGE

As an online student, I pledge not to engage in plagiarism, unauthorized collusion, deception, or the use of unauthorized resources in my online classes, in accordance with the definitions outlined in the student code of conduct. I pledge that my work will be done independently, unless directed otherwise by my instructor, that my work will be original, and that my work will be my own.

As an online student, I understand that my activities within the online environment are monitored electronically and are subject to investigation should the instructor suspect any dishonest activity. I understand that I have a unique login and password for signing in to my online classes and that I will not share that information with others.

Should I become aware of others engaging in any of these activities, I will report such activities to the instructor of the course either by email or by telephone. Furthermore, I understand that should I violate this honor code for online learning, I may be subject to dismissal from the institution.

By staying enrolled in this course, I agree to the terms of this honor code.

 

COURSE DELIVERY METHOD: [Pick the appropriate course delivery method for your class.]

Face-to-Face – This is a traditional classroom format that will meet at a designated time and location each week.  The instructor reserves the right to post and use online materials such as the syllabus, course materials, contact information, and presentations on UTC Learn.  Instructors may require online activities and assessments such as completion of online tests. 

Blended/Hybrid (30-79% Web) – This format blends traditional classroom format and online learning.  Students will meet in class at a designated time and location each week.   Students will be required to access online materials and assessments such as the syllabus, course materials, contact information, and presentations on UTC Learn.  Instructors may require a mixture of online and in-class activities and assessments.    

Internet (80%> Web Based) – This format requires that the entire class be conducted online.  All materials for the course including the syllabus, course content, contact information, and presentations will be provided on UTC Learn.  Activities and assessments will also be conducted on UTC Learn

 

WEATHER (meant for online classes)

Weather Events: If the campus is closed due to inclement weather, this online course will proceed as normal.  

 

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The Honor System is designed to foster a campus-wide climate of honesty and integrity in order to insure that students derive the maximum possible benefit from their work at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The student becomes subject to the rules and regulations of the Honor Code upon registration. Each student is obligated to exert every effort to insure that the Honor Code is upheld by himself/herself and others. An incidence of academic dishonesty such as cheating or plagiarism will be addressed according to the UTC Honor Code violation procedure. Please see the UTC Student Handbook (http://www.utc.edu/dean-students/student-handbook.php) for further information. Please see the appendix in the UTC Student Handbook for a detailed statement on plagiarism.  The Library has created a guide to help students understand and avoid plagiarism: http://www.utc.edu/library/help/tutorials/plagiarism/

 

STATEMENT ON TITLE IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

UTC is committed to creating an educational and learning environment free from discrimination based on sex and supports members of the campus community by providing resources to assist students, faculty and staff in addressing issues involving sex discrimination, including sexual violence.

Questions regarding Title IX or concerns about and complaints of non-compliance that include complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator (http://www.utc.edu/sexual-misconduct/).  Some acts of sexual misconduct may also constitute violations of criminal law and require mandatory reporting to the UTC Police Department; this includes but may not be limited to sexual assault and indecent exposure. In these cases you are encouraged to contact the UTC Police Department at 423-425-4357. Inquires about Title IX may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education.   


GENERAL EDUCATION STATEMENT (See http://www.utc.edu/general-education/faculty-information/outcomes.php for outcomes for specific categories.)

This course is certified as a General Education course fulfilling the [LIST CATEGORY(IES)] general education goal.  Please consult with your advisor and check the specific requirements for your major to determine if this course is a good fit for your plan of study.  Upon completion of the required credit hours in this category, students will be able to:  [LIST OUTCOMES FOR CATEGORY(IES)] 


COMMUNICATION:  

[Describe how you will communicate with the students.  Also include how quickly you will respond to student questions, etc.  You may want to add specifics about what you consider to be a regular basis.] 

SAMPLE 1:

To enhance student services, the University uses your UTC email address for all communications.  Please check your UTC email on a regular basis.  If you have problems with accessing your UTC email account, contact the Solutions Center at 423-425-4000.   

SAMPLE 2:

Class announcements will be made through UTC Learn (http://www.utc.edu/learn/) and via email.  Please check your UTC email and UTC Learn on a regular basis.  If you have problems with accessing your UTC email account or UTC Learn, contact the Solutions Center at 423-425-4000. 

SAFEASSIGN:

SAMPLE 1:

Papers and other written assignments in this class will be submitted to UTC Learn.  Assignments will be reviewed using SafeAssign text-matching software to analyze for originality and intellectual integrity.  By submitting your paper online, you agree to have your paper included in the institutional repository of digital papers.  If the results of the review indicate academic dishonesty, disciplinary action may be taken against the student as outlined in the UTC Student Handbook.

SAMPLE 2:

The instructor of this class reserves the right to submit papers to the UTC Learn text-matching software, SafeAssign, for review and analysis of originality and intellectual integrity.   If the results of the review indicate academic dishonesty, disciplinary action may be taken against the student as outlined in the UTC Student Handbook. 

 

UTC LEARN

SAMPLE 1:

Log on to UTC Learn at http://www.utc.edu/learn/ using your utcID and password.  Click on the course called XXX.  If you need help with UTC Learn, see http://www.utc.edu/learn/student-resources/index.php or contact the Call Center at 425-4000.

SAMPLE 2:

Access course materials at http://www.utc.edu/learn/. Log in using your utcID and password (the same as for your UTC email).  If you need help with UTC Learn, see http://www.utc.edu/learn/student-resources/index.php or contact the Call Center at 425-4000.

 

COMPUTER/TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS:  [Suggest a preferred browser and include details on any plug-ins or add-ons needed to access the course materials.]

Technology Requirements

  • Students are expected to check the course on UTC Learn and their UTC student email account daily.
  • Students are expected to have the following computer skills:
    • Word processing including formatting word processor documents
    • Email including sending, receiving and email attachments
    • Internet searches
    • UTC library database searches
  • Students must keep their anti-virus definitions up to date
  • For UTC Learn support, contact the Solutions Center at 423-425-4000 or http://www.utc.edu/information-technology/departments/solutions-center/index.php

Hardware/Software Requirements

Participants need access to a personal computer (Mac or Windows) and the Internet for major amounts of time for this course.  Test your computer set up and browser for compatibility with UTC Learn at:  http://www.utc.edu/learn/browser-check.php

Plug-ins Necessary

You should have an updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (for pdf documents), available free from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.   Additional software plug-ins may be needed.  Check the Technical Requirements for the UTC Learn system at http://www.utc.edu/learn/getting-help/system-requirements.php

Minimum Technology Skills Needed

You are expected to have working knowledge and capability with your computer hardware and a variety of software applications before entering this class.  Class participants must know how to use and check their e-mail on a daily basis.  You will need to know your UTC ID user name and password to access the UTC Learn online password-protected system.  If you do NOT know your UTC ID user name and password, please contact the Solutions Center at 423-425-4000.  You must be able to save word processing files in a .doc/.docx (Microsoft Word), .rtf (Rich Text Format), or .txt (Text) format for sharing files. 

 

VETERANS SERVICES STATEMENT:

The office of Veteran Student Services is committed to serving all the needs of our veterans and assisting them during their transition from military life to that of a student. If you are a student veteran or veteran dependent and need any assistance with your transition, please refer to http://www.utc.edu/greenzone/ or http://www.utc.edu/records/veteran-affairs/. These sites can direct you the necessary resources for academics, educational benefits, adjustment issues, veteran allies, veteran organizations, and all other campus resources serving our veterans. You may also contact the coordinator of Veteran Student Programs and Services directly at 423-425-2277. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.  

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENTS:

Affirmative Action Policy

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities.  For the complete Affirmative Action Policy please see the Student Handbook: http://www.utc.edu/dean-students/pdfs/rights15.pdf

Active Duty Military

If you are a military student with the potential of being called to military service or training during the course of the semester, you are encouraged to contact your course instructor no later than the first week of class to discuss the class attendance policy. Please see the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs website (http://www.utc.edu/records/veteran-affairs/) for more information.

Religious Accommodations

Students are expected to notify their instructor in advance if they intend to miss class to observe a holy day pertaining to their religious faith. Students may be required to provide verifiable documentation to the faculty either prior to missing or upon their return to class.

Pregnant and Parenting Students

UTC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy, parenting, or related familial status. Pregnant or parenting students seeking accommodations should contact the Title IX Coordinator immediately.