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:
William D. Young, Ombudsman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.