sent on behalf of Dr. Mark Ginn, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Dear Faculty Members,
As you prepare your courses for the upcoming semester we ask that you keep the following university policies and practices in mind:
From the Faculty Handbook 22.214.171.124:
"A syllabus is to be prepared for each course and distributed at the first of the semester. The syllabus should include the following: an explanation of course goals and objectives, the name of the text and any other materials required of each student, the instructor’s office hours, an explanation of how the grade is to be determined, and an explanation of any additional reading, papers, projects and examinations which the instructor expects to give or assign."
University policies to be included in syllabi
Current syllabi should also reflect the following policies and statements: Academic Integrity Code, accommodations for students with disabilities, Attendance Policy, and the Statement on Student Engagement with Courses. You may either include the full text from the site below or just state in the syllabus that ASU has official policies covering each of these categories and provide a link to the Academic Affairs site at http://www.academicaffairs.appstate.edu/syllabi
Optional Syllabus Statements
The statements found here https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/optional-syllabi-policy-and-statement-information on Food Insecurity, Title IX Reporting Obligations, and Public Sharing of Course Materials have been vetted and are consistent with university policies. They may be included on syllabi as desired. Please note that additional explanation has been added to the Title IX Reporting Obligation statement.
While you are finalizing your syllabi, please keep in mind that final exams are a part of the regular academic term and that meeting time is figured into our SACSCOC and UNC meeting time minimums.
Classes that have an asynchronous meeting pattern with no assigned meeting time have no assigned exam time.
The most up to date information on the university response and policies on COVID can be found here. You may want to link to these pages in your syllabus so students can get the most up to date information on vaccinations, testing, isolation and exposure.
This fall we are scheduled to host one weeknight football game on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30PM. Classes will go on as scheduled on that day but as in the past, some parking will transition to a game day situation starting at 4:00 PM. More specifics on the changeover will be shared later.
Thanks for all you do for Appalachian State and our students,
Mark Ginn, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and
Professor of Mathematics
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608