Sample Syllabus 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.
As an online student, I pledge not to engage in plagiarism, unauthorized collusion, deception, or the use of unauthorized resources in my online classes, 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.
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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
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Weather Events: If the campus is closed due to inclement weather, this online course will proceed as normal.
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 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 plagiarism to help students understand and avoid plagiarism.
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal funds. Discrimination based on sex includes sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking.
UTC strives to prevent, address, and eliminate this type of misconduct by responding to individual incidents, supporting those who have been harmed, and educating community members on how to create a safe and supportive campus that encourages healthy and respectful relationships.
Faculty members have a responsibility to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. To accomplish this, faculty have a mandatory reporting obligation and are required to share information with the University regarding sexual misconduct, relationship violence and/or stalking that is disclosed to them during the performance of their duties.
Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS), located in the Center for Women & Gender Equity, at (423) 425-5648 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). SAS may be contacted after hours and on weekends by contacting UTCPD at (423) 425-4357 and asking for the advocate on call.
Questions regarding Title IX, complaints of non-compliance, and complaints of sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking may also be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Rowland, at (423) 425-4255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(See the General Education Goals and Outcomes webpage 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)]
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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.
Class announcements will be made through UTC 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.
The Office of Student Outreach & Support (SOS) advocates and supports students experiencing challenges in their personal and/or academic lives. SOS staff help students navigate University administrative processes; connect with University and community resources; and develop coping, resiliency, and self-advocacy skills. Referrals can be made by students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, students can refer themselves as needed. To make a referral, submit a Community Member of Concern Referral Form at www.utc.edu/soc. Individuals may also contact SOS by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (423) 425-4301.
Additionally, SOS manages Scrappy’s Cupboard, UTC’s food pantry. Scrappy’s Cupboard is free, anonymous, and no questions asked. Students needing support ranging from one meal to a week of supplies should visit Scrappy’s Cupboard. For more information, visit www.utc.edu/scrappyscupboard.
Papers and other written assignments in this class will be submitted to UTC Learn. Assignments will be reviewed using 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.
The instructor of this class reserves the right to submit papers to the UTC Learn text-matching software 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.
Log on to UTC Learn using your utcID and password. Click on the course called XXX. If you need help with UTC Learn, visit the UTC Learn Student Tutorials webpage or contact the Solutions Center at (423)-425-4000.
Access course materials in UTC Learn. Log in using your utcID and password (the same as for your UTC email). If you need help with UTC Learn, visit the UTC Learn Student Tutorials webpage or contact the Solutions Center at (423)-425-4000.
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- 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.
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 by visiting the Student Resources webpage and clicking Browser Check under Technology Resources.
You should have an updated version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF documents). Additional software plug-ins may be needed. Check the Technical Requirements for the UTC Learn system by visiting the Student Resources webpage and clicking Technical Requirements.
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.
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 the UTC Green Zone webpage or the Center for Military and Veteran's 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.
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. Please see the Student Handbook for the complete Affirmative Action Policy.
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 Center for Military and Veteran's Affairs website for more information.
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.