Suggested Syllabus Statements

You are welcome to borrow any or all of the following statements as you assemble your syllabus.

Classroom Accommodation Statement

Students with disabilities: Stonehill College is committed to providing all students equal access to learning opportunities. The Office of Disability Services works with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations.  Students registered with the Office of Disability Services are encouraged to self-advocate and contact their professors as soon as possible, preferably prior to the start of the semester, to inform them of the accommodations for which they qualify.

Students are responsible for providing their professors with an accommodations verification letter from the Office of Disability Services and discussing their needs with them.  Students who have, or think they may have, a disability are invited to contact the Office of Disability Services for a confidential appointment at (508) 565-1306 or ods@stonehill.edu

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Stonehill College embraces the diversity of students, faculty, and staff, honors the inherent dignity of each individual, and welcomes their unique cultural and religious experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. We all benefit from a diverse living and learning environment, and the sharing of differences in ideas, experiences, and beliefs help us shape our own perspectives. Course content and campus discussions will heighten your awareness to these differences.

The Office of Intercultural Affairs (Duffy 149) serves as an accessible resource to anyone seeking support or with questions about diversity and inclusion at Stonehill. If you are a witness to or experience acts of bias at Stonehill or would like to learn more about how we address bias incidents, please email diversity@stonehill.edu.

Honor Code Statement

My expectation is that you will adhere to the Academic Honor Code and Academic Integrity Policy.

In this course, [provide your definitions, limitations, requirements, and expectations when it comes to: students working with one another and producing a single collaborative product or individual products, instances and restrictions on when and what types of information can be shared, examples of unauthorized assistance, preferred citation style along with examples, concept of original work, examples that illustrate and differentiate paraphrasing from plagiarism, etc].

When in doubt, always verify with me if something is being done properly or is allowable in this class rather than simply make an assumption based on the fact that it was or is currently allowable in another class.

A violation of Stonehill's Academic Integrity Policy may, at my discretion, result in but is not limited to [provide possible sanctions].

Resources for Academic Support Statement

The Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring, supplemented with professional-level support. The CWAA offers a variety of academic support services, including peer tutoring in writing, math, and foreign languages.

The CWAA is located in MacPhaidin Library, Room 314. Drop-in hours are offered Sunday – Thursday. Students can visit the CWAA website to view schedules, make appointments, or request a tutor: http://www.stonehill.edu/cwaa.