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General information about the course that all students should read and understand.

Respective for Diversity

Students with Disabilities

Ombudsperson, College of Education

Regular Class Attendance is Required

Missed Classes That Can be Scheduled Well in Advance

Tests, Quizzes and Other In-class Graded Activities

Late Work

Student Conduct Resources

 

Ombudsperson, College of Education

The role of ombudsperson has a long tradition as a means of protecting against abuse, bias, unfairness and other improper treatment. The ombudsperson suggests strategies to increase communication and reduce conflict. You may want to consult the ombudsperson if:

  • You are unsure about which rules, policies or procedures apply to your situation
  • You feel that your learning has been adversely affected by the conduct and behavior of another person
  • You require someone to help facilitate communication between you and a member of the university community,

William D. Young, Ombudsman
Phone: (541) 346-1401
Location:  270 Education
1215 University of Oregon,  Eugene, OR 97403-1215
 Email: wdyoung@uoregon.edu
 Website:  http://education.uoregon.edu/ombuds
 

Respective for Diversity

  1. "The University of Oregon requires that information and procedures for assuring and enhancing respect for diversity and human differences are included in all courses, course materials, and course policy and procedures throughout the educational environment. This position is commensurate with the University philosophy that dedicates our campus to the principles of equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination for all members of the university community and an acceptance of true diversity as an affirmation of individual identity." (COE Academic Policies and Procedure Handbook, section A)
  2. In this course, class discussions, projects/activities and assignments will challenge students to think critically about and be sensitive to the impact of cultural, religious, gender, race, socioeconomic, physical and cognitive ability, and sexual differences. Students will be encouraged to develop or expand their respect and understanding of such differences.
  3. In order to thrive and excel, a culture must honor the rights, safety, dignity, and well being of all member no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or disability. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect in understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing individual differences which can include race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies. To the extent possible and appropriate, this course will explore these differences in a safe, positive, and supportive environment.

Students with Disabilities

Please note that if you have any documented disabilities that will require adaptation in this course you should make an appointment to see me during the first two weeks of the term or earlier, and please provide me with the documentation. This documentation must come in writing from the Disability Services in the Office of Academic Advising and Student Services. To obtain this document contact Molly Sirois at 346-1155 orsirois@oregon.uoregon.edu. Disabilities may include--but are not limited to--neurological impairment; orthopedic impairment; traumatic brain injury; visual impairment, chronic medical conditions; emotional/psychological disabilities; hearing impairment; and learning disabilities. We are more than happy to help you with any special needs that you may have; we want you to be successful in this course.

To learn about Adaptive Technology for students at the UO, go to http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atl/.

Regular Class Attendance is Required

It is expected that you will attend each class meeting and participate fully in the in-class activities and discussion.

Typically there will be one or more graded Attendance/Readings Quizzes at each class meeting. There may be other graded in-class activities that cannot be made up at a later time. In addition, much of what you will learn in class is not easily accessible just from your class reading. If you have a conflict or other reason that requires that you miss a class, please let me know in advance--via email, phone, or in writing. I can be more flexible about reasons for missed classes if I have advance notice from you. Failure to attend and participate will seriously affect your grade. This is not a class where you can "get by" without coming to class.

Missed Classes That Can be Scheduled Well in Advance

Do you have conflicts during the term that you know will require you to miss class? (If you are an athlete, pleased give me your game/travel schedule from the athletic department as soon as possible.) Arrangements for such anticipated scheduled conflicts should be made with me well in advance of the class to be missed.

Tests, Quizzes and In-class Activities

There will be no midterm or final exam.

There may be unannounced graded in-class activities throughout the term. These may be group activities, individual activities, or quizzes. The in-class activities and quizzes will not be on "picky" details. The individual and group activities will assume that you have done the reading and other assignments for class. In-class activities are an important part of your grade. You cannot do well in this class unless you are in class regularly to participate in in-class activities.

You may not make up any missed quizzes or in class activities. If you have a University approved excuse, then the quiz or activity score will not be counted in your grade for the term. (That is, you will receive an excused absence, and this will not affect your course grade.) If you do not have a University approved excuse, a grade of zero will be recorded.

Late Work

  • Work must be turned in at the beginning of class to count as having been turned in on that day. Electronic assignments must be sent before the beginning of class or by the time stated on the Assignment sheet to be counted as being on time.
  • Late work will lose 10% for each day or fraction thereof that it is late.
  • If you have a valid excuse for missing class (according to UO rules) when an assignment is due, then you have one week from the original due date to turn the work in. If you need more than one week, then you must make special arrangements with the course instructor.
  • No assignments will be accepted after the scheduled (by the UO) time of the final exam.

All grade corrections (for example, grades not recorded or incorrectly recorded for assignments that have been turned in, graded, and returned) are due by at or before the time scheduled (by the UO) for the final exam for the course.

Student Conduct Resources

1. UO Student Conduct Code is contained in each term's schedule of classes. All COE students are subject to the regulations stipulated in this code, as noted below:

"This code represents a compilation of important regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to student life. It is intended to inform students of their rights and responsibilities during their association with this institution, and to provide general guidance for enforcing those regulations and policies essential to the educational and research missions of the University." (UO, Schedule of Classes, Winter 2002, p.113)

2. COE Policy Regarding Dismissal of Students from Programs is contained in the COE Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook in Section A. Each program is responsible for developing a specific set of policies in regard to student dismissal. In addition, the COE dismissal policy is contained in the UO Bulletin.

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