Student Information for Course Outlines
Per UPS 300.004, the policies described and linked below are policies students need to know for every course. Please review these policies and refer to them when needed.
Students with Special Needs
Please inform the instructor during the first week of classes about any disability or special needs that you may have that may require specific arrangements related to attending class sessions, carrying out class assignments, or writing papers or examinations. According to California State University policy, students with disabilities must document their disabilities at the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office in order to be accommodated in their courses. Additional information can be found at the DSS website, by calling 657-278-3112 or email email@example.com.
If you are a coursematch student and require ADA accommodations for access to this course and are registered with Disability Services at your home campus, please contact the Disability Support Services office at CSU, Fullerton by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (657) 278-3112 for assistance.
Academic Dishonesty Policy
Academic dishonesty includes such things cheating, inventing false information or citations, plagiarism, and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by students to show a possession of a level of knowledge or skill, which they in fact do not possess. Cheating is defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by the use of any dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Plagiarism is defined as the act of taking the work of another and offering it as one’s own without giving credit to that source. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred (1) are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved; (2) should possess reasonable evidence such as documents or personal observation; and (3) may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate, ranging from an oral reprimand to an F in the course. Additional information on this policy is available from University Policy Statement 300.021 .
To be able to respond effectively in an emergency, be sure to note (a) fire alarm pull station locations, (b) evacuation map including the class’s outside meeting area, (c) emergency procedures for fire, medical emergency, hazardous materials release, earthquake and dangerous situations, and (d) location of nearest emergency phone. Any person with special needs is encouraged to speak with the instructor privately. All campus personnel are required to participate in all campus-wide drills. More emergency preparedness information can be found at the Classroom Preparedness website. The emergency procedures (c above) that you need to follow in our class are detailed in the classroom guide at the end of this syllabus.
If an emergency disrupts normal campus operations or causes the University to close for a prolonged period of time (more than three days), students are expected to complete the course assignments listed on the syllabus as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.
General Education: Programmatic Student Learning Goals and Learning Outcomes
The university has established specific learning goals for each area of General Education. These learning goals have been approved by the university community through the Academic Senate and originate with its General Education Committee. It is expected that all instructors of GE courses implement these learning goals into their courses and include them as part of their syllabi.
To review the university's GE learning goals and the related expectation of GE instructors, see UPS 411.201
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