Information to include in your syllabus
- Academic Integrity:
- Students have a responsibility to promote academic integrity at the University by not participating in or facilitating others' participation in any act of academic dishonesty and by reporting all violations or suspected violations of the Academic Integrity Standard to their instructors.
- The Honor Pledge:
- To enhance the learning environment at Utah State University and to develop student academic integrity, each student agrees to the following Honor Pledge:
- (1) using or attempting to use or providing others with any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, examinations, or in any other academic exercise or activity, including working in a group when the instructor has designated that the quiz, test, examination, or any other academic exercise or activity be done "individually"; (2) depending on the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, in taking an examination or preparing academic work; (4) acquiring tests or other academic material belonging to a faculty member, staff member, or another student without express permission; (5) continuing to write after time has been called on a quiz, test, examination, or any other academic exercise or activity; (6) submitting substantially the same work for credit in more than one class, except with prior approval of the instructor; or (7) engaging in any form of research fraud.
- altering or fabricating any information or citation in an academic exercise or activity.
- representing, by paraphrase or direct quotation, the published or unpublished work of another person as one's own in any academic exercise or activity without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes using materials prepared by another person or by an agency engaged in the sale of term papers or other academic materials.
- Disability Accommodations:
- Accommodations in concurrent enrollment classes must be requested through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Utah State University. While an IEP or 504 Plan may be used as supporting documentation for accommodation requests, the accommodations listed therein must be approved by USU's DRC before they may be provided for this course. If you have a physical, mental health, or learning disability that may require accommodations in this course, please contact the DRC as early in the semester as possible (435-797-2444, firstname.lastname@example.org). All disability related accommodations must be approved by the DRC. Once approved, the DRC will coordinate with your instructor to provide accommodations.
Be sure to submit your grades within 96 hours after the last class period.
Do not enter a grade of incomplete. Please give the student the grade he or she earned at the end of the term. You can do a change of grade afterwards if necessary. If the student dropped the class at the high school but is still on your USU roll, please call the USU CE office to have the student removed from your course.
Students should receive a letter grade, unless CR/NC and P/F are the only option.
D- grades are not allowed
Violations of the Code of Conduct
Link to the Code of Conduct: https://studentconduct.usu.edu/
If a student violates the code of conduct as described in Article VI-1 (Cheating, Falsification, or Plagiarism), the instructor must complete the online Academic Integrity Violation Form (AIVF) located at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UtahStateUniv&layout_id=18 within 7 days of the incident. An instructor has full autonomy to evaluate a student's academic performance in a course. If a student commits an academic violation (Section VI-1, above), the instructor may sanction the student. Application of this sanction must follow Section VI-4 procedural policy. Such sanctions may include: (1) requiring the student to rewrite a paper/assignment or to retake a test/examination; (2) adjusting the student's grade - for either an assignment/test or the course; (3) giving the student a failing grade for the course; or (4) taking actions as appropriate. Additional disciplinary action beyond instructor sanction shall be determined by the Student Conduct Officer and the University.