Suggested Syllabus Statements

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

Classroom Accommodation Statement

Stonehill College is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) provides a point of coordination, resources and support for students with disabilities and the campus community. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability, please let me know so that we can discuss options. You are also welcome to contact OAR to begin this conversation or to establish reasonable accommodations for this or other courses. OAR is located within the Academic Services & Advising Suite in Duffy 104. For additional information please call (508) 565-1306 or email accessibility-resources@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.

There are many resources for anyone seeking support or with questions about diversity and inclusion at Stonehill. Resources are infused throughout the Mission Division, Academic Affairs, and Student Affairs. If you’d like more information on how to get connected to resources, the Office of Intercultural Affairs is a good first stop: Location: Duffy 149, Phone: 508-565-1409, Email: diversity@stonehill.edu.

If you are a witness to or experience an act of bias at Stonehill, you may submit a bias incident report online or on the Stonehill App. If you would like to learn more on bias incident prevention and response, or submit a report please visit: http://www.stonehill.edu/offices-services/intercultural-affairs/bias-response-protocol/

A personal note from your professor… If you ever have a concern about my behavior or that of another student in the class, please, please feel free to approach me in person, by email, or with an anonymous note under my door… whatever it takes so that I can continue to work on creating an inclusive classroom environment. Thank you.

Honor Code Statement

My expectation is that you will adhere to the Stonehill Academic Honor Code and Academic Integrity Policy found in the 2015-2016 Hillbook under Academic Policies and Procedures.

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 MacPháidín 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.