Plagiarism, the unacknowledged use of someone else’s words or ideas, will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Any instances of plagiarism, intentional or unintentional, will result in a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade in the course, and/or further formal action. If you are uncertain about what constitutes plagiarism, do not hesitate to ask the professor. All students are responsible for knowing the college’s policy on academic honesty, available here. If you are struggling this semester–whether from the difficulty of our material, other classes or college personalities, or for reasons totally unrelated to school–please seek institutional support before violating the rules of academic integrity. For help with composition at any point in the process, reach out to your peers at the MAX Center on the first floor of Kagin Commons.
The professor and the class will strive for the fullest degree of participation for all. This means creating a culture of mutual respect, and making classroom space and practice work for all students as individuals and as a collective. If you need accommodations or have concerns about your learning in our classroom environment, please contact me at the beginning of the semester, as well as the Associate Dean of Students, Lisa Landreman, at 696-6220 to make an appointment. Additional information regarding the accommodations process for students with disabilities can be found here. It is the strong conviction of your professor that access is at once a right for the individual student and a responsibility of the entire class.