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FINAL GRADES ARE DETERMINED AS SUCH: A=100-90; B=89-80; C=79-70; D=69-60; F=59 and below.
I expect all students to adhere to TCU's code of student conduct, especially as it pertains to academic misconduct. **Academic Misconduct (Sec. 3.4 from the Student Handbook) –Any act that violates the academic integrity of the institution is considered academic misconduct. The procedures used to resolve suspected acts of academic misconduct are available in the offices of Academic Deans and the Office of Campus Life and are listed in detail in the Undergraduate catalog. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:
· Cheating: Copying from another student’s test paper, laboratory report, other report, or computer files and listings; using, during any academic exercise, material and/or devices not authorized by the person in charge of the test; collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test or laboratory without permission; knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in its entirety or in part, the contents of a test or other assignment unauthorized for release; substituting for another student or permitting another student to substitute for oneself.
· Plagiarism: The appropriation, theft, purchase or obtaining by any means another’s work, and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of that work as one’s own offered for credit. Appropriation includes the quoting or paraphrasing of another’s work without giving credit therefore.
· Collusion: The unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing work offered for credit.
In short, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. This includes plagiarism (the act of passing off the work of another as one’s own), copying the exam or paper of another student, and changing a grade, notation or answer on an exam or paper that has already been turned in, graded and returned. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty will be penalized to the fullest extent possible, which may include a failing grade for the course.
The attendance policy for this class reads as follows: “Each student in THIS History Department course is entitled to one unexcused absence per hour (3 unexcused cuts for a 3 hour course) without penalty. For each unexcused absence in excess of that number the student is liable to deduction from his/her final grade of one letter grade.” Official school business, with a certified written excuse, is the exception. In other words, COME TO CLASS, BE ON TIME, and TURN OFF all electronic devices!!!
Texas Christian University affords students with disabilities reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. To be eligible for disability-related academic accommodations, students are required to register with the TCU Office of Student Access and Accommodation and have their requested accommodations evaluated. If approved for accommodations, students are required to discuss their official TCU Notification of Accommodation with their instructors. Accommodations are not retroactive and require advance notice to implement. The Office of Student Access and Accommodation is located in The Harrison, Suite 1200. More information on how to apply for accommodations can be found at https://www.tcu.edu/access-accommodation/ or by calling Student Access and Accommodation at (817) 257-6567.
Audio recordings of class lectures may be permitted by the instructor or as an approved disability accommodation through Student Access and Accommodation. Recordings are not to be shared with other students, posted to any online forum, or otherwise disseminated.
Email: Only the official TCU student email address will be used for all course notification. It is your responsibility to check your TCU email on a regular basis.
Course Materials: TCU students are prohibited from sharing any portion of course materials (including videos, PowerPoint slides, assignments, or notes) with others, including on social media, without written permission by the course instructor. Accessing, copying, transporting (to another person or location), modifying, or destroying programs, records, or data belonging to TCU or another user without authorization, whether such data is in transit or storage, is prohibited. The full policy can be found at: https://security.tcu.edu/polproc/usage-policy/.
Violating this policy is considered a violation of Section 3.2.15 of the Student Code of Conduct (this policy may be found in the Student Handbook at https://tcu.codes/code/index/), and may also constitute Academic Misconduct or Disruptive Classroom Behavior (these policies may be found in the undergraduate catalog at https://tcu.smartcatalogiq.com/current/Undergraduate-Catalog/Student-Policies/Academic-Conduct-Policy-Details). TCU encourages student debate and discourse; accordingly, TCU generally interprets and applies its policies, including the policies referenced above, consistent with the values of free expression and First Amendment principles.
Support for TCU Students
· Alcohol & Drug Education Center (817-257-7100, Samuelson Hall basement)
· Brown-Lupton Health Center (817-257-7938 or 817-257-7940)
· Campus Life (817-257-7926, Sadler Hall 2006)
· Center for Academic Services (817-257-7486, Sadler Hall 1022)
· Center for Digital Expression (CDeX) (email@example.com, Scharbauer 2003)
· Counseling & Mental Health Center (817-257-7863, Samuelson Hall basement)
· Mary Couts Burnett Library (817-257-7117)
· Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (817-257-7830, Jarvis Hall 1st floor)
· Student Development Services (817-257-7855, BLUU 2003)
· Center for Writing (817-257-7221, Reed Hall 419)
· Transfer Student Center (817-257-7855, BLUU 2003)
· Veterans Services (817-257-5557, Jarvis Hall 219)
TCU is committed to providing a positive learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation. In support of this commitment, in its policy on Prohibited Discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation, TCU has a range of prohibited behaviors, including unlawful discrimination and harassment and related sexual and other misconduct based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, predisposing genetic information, covered veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for responding to all reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
Please use the following links to review TCU Policy 1.008 Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation or to review TCU Policy 1.009 Responding to Reports of Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation.
As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. It is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, in your written work, and in our one-on-one meetings. I will seek to keep any information your share private to the greatest extent possible. However, I have a mandatory reporting responsibility under TCU policy and federal law and I am required to share any information I receive regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, and related conduct with TCU’s Title IX Coordinator.
TCU’s Title IX Coordinator works within OIE. Andrea Vircks-McDew serves as TCU’s Title IX Coordinator. You may call 817-257-8228 to make a report, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or make a report here. Additional Title IX resources and information are available at https://www.tcu.edu/institutional-equity/title-ix/index.php.
ALL TCU employees, except confidential resources, are considered Mandatory Reporters. Mandatory reporters are required to immediately report to OIE any conduct that raises Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct (Title IX or Violence Against Women (VAWA)) or Retaliation. Mandatory reporters cannot promise to refrain from forwarding the information to OIE.
Confidential On-Campus Resources
Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education
Counseling & Mental Health Center
Religious & Spiritual Life
On Campus Resources
TCU Police 817-257-8400 Non-emergency
www.police.tcu.edu 817-257-7777 Emergency
Emergency Response Information
In the event of an emergency, call TCU Police Department at 817-257-7777.
Disabilities Statement: Texas Christian University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 regarding students with disabilities. Eligible students seeking accommodations should contact the Coordinator of Student Disabilities Services in the Center for Academic Services located in Sadler Hall, room 1010 or http://www.acs.tcu.edu/disability_services.asp.
Adequate time must be allowed to arrange accommodations and accommodations are not retroactive; therefore, students should contact the Coordinator as soon as possible in the academic term for which they are seeking accommodations.
Further information can be obtained from the Center for Academic Services, TCU Box 297710, Fort Worth, TX 76129, or at (817) 257-6567.
Each eligible student is responsible for presenting relevant, verifiable, professional documentation and/or assessment reports to the Coordinator. Guidelines for documentation may be found at http://www.acs.tcu.edu/disability_documentation.asp.
emergency medical information or needing special arrangements in case a
building must be evacuated should discuss this information with their
instructor/professor as soon as possible.
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