Recommended Iowa State University Syllabus Statements

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Academic Dishonesty

Accessibility Statement

Dead Week

Discrimination and Harassment

Religious Accommodation

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Recommended syllabus statements have been developed in order to communicate a uniform message to all students about university policies that impact their experience at ISU. Academic misconduct definitions and syllabus statements have been developed by the Dean of Students Office and are available on their website which includes a link to current faculty resources.

Additional statements were developed collaboratively by the Government of the Student Body (GSB) and the ISU Faculty Senate. On April 3, 2012, the ISU Faculty Senate passed the following recommendations for inclusion in all ISU syllabi (download the Faculty Senate S11-22 PDF). By passing this recommendation, the Faculty Senate requests that all ISU instructors include information regarding these issues in their syllabi. The following is example language to meet this request. 

Academic Dishonesty

The class will follow Iowa State University’s policy on academic dishonesty.  Anyone suspected of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Students Office.

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Accessibility Statement

Iowa State University is committed to assuring that all educational activities are free from discrimination and harassment based on disability status. Students requesting accommodations for a documented disability are required to meet with staff in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to establish eligibility and learn about related processes.  Eligible students will be provided with a Notification Letter for each course and reasonable accommodations will be arranged after timely delivery of the Notification Letter to the instructor.  Students are encouraged to deliver Notification Letters as early in the semester as possible.  SAS, a unit in the Dean of Students Office, is located in room 1076, Student Services Building or online at www.sas.dso.iastate.edu.  Contact SAS by email at accessibility@iastate.edu or by phone at 515-294-7220 for additional information.

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Dead Week

This class follows the Iowa State University Dead Week policy as noted in section 10.6.4 of the Faculty Handbook.

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Discrimination and Harassment

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515-294-7612,  Hotline 515-294-1222, email eooffice@iastate.edu

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Religious Accommodation

Iowa State University welcomes diversity of religious beliefs and practices, recognizing the contributions differing experiences and viewpoints can bring to the community. There may be times when an academic requirement conflicts with religious observances and practices. If that happens, students may request reasonable accommodation for religious practices. In all cases, you must put your request in writing. The instructor will review the situation in an effort to provide a reasonable accommodation when possible to do so without fundamentally altering a course. For students, you should first discuss the conflict and your requested accommodation with your professor at the earliest possible time. You or your instructor may also seek assistance from the Dean of Students Office at 515-294-1020 or the Office of Equal Opportunity at 515-294-7612.

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Contact Information

If you are experiencing, or have experienced, a problem with any of the above issues,  email academicissues@iastate.edu

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(Important note to faculty: The email address for contact information is monitored and answered through the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost)