The Department of Elementary Education is in full support of the University's policy regarding academic dishonesty. "Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Violations of procedures which protect the integrity of a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation, such as
2. Plagiarism or violation of procedures prescribed to protect the integrity of an assignment, such as
3. Cooperation with another person in academic dishonesty, either directly or indirectly as an intermediary agent or broker.
4. Knowingly destroying or altering another student's work whether in written form, computer files, art work, or other format.
5. Aiding, abetting, or attempting to commit an act or action which would constitute academic dishonesty."
Department Policy on Completion of Undergraduate Core Courses
(EDEL 100, EDEL 200, EDEL 300/301/350/351, Student Teaching and EDEL 450.)
The Department of Elementary Education is committed to the value of the complete sequence of the core courses in its programs. The Department is in full support of the prerequisite sequence as stated in the Selective Retention in Teacher Education (See University Catalog page 369).
Therefore, under no circumstances will the Department:
Permit students to register for two of the core courses simultaneously,
Waive any of the core courses,
Waive any of the prerequisites for the core courses, or
Reserve space for a student while s/he satisfies the prerequisites for a core course.
Permit students to enroll more than two times in EDEL 100, EDEL 200, EDEL 300, EDEL 301, EDEL 350, or EDEL 351.
If a student wishes to request a change in advisor, he/she should:
1. Write a letter to the Department Chair stating the reason for requesting the change. The letter should include dates and notes of the efforts made by the student to meet with the advisor and to resolve the difficulties. (This would include such examples as securing the advisor's office hours from TC 216, dates the student left phone messages or notes in the advisor's mailbox, etc.)
2. Students who question the information secured from an advisor should arrange with the advisor to meet together with the director of the Advising Resource Center or the Department's Primary Advisor prior to writing a letter of request to the Department Chair.
3. Personality and desire to remain assigned to a familar advisor are not considered in requests for change of advisor.
The department supports the University's attendance policy as stated in the undergraduate catalog.
A student's official course program is regarded as a contract with the university. Since full performance requires, in part, regular and punctual class attendance, students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered. Faculty will establish attendance policies for their courses and communicate those policies through course syllabi or outlines.
Students who know they must be absent from a class should notify the instructor or departmental office. Courtesy requires that students speak to the instructor and preferably present a signed and dated memo briefly stating the reasons for absence.
If students are absent three consecutive times without making arrangements with their instructors, or if their absences are excessive and thereby endanger scholastic standing, the instructor may report the absences to the Student Ombudsperson/Assistant to Vice President for Student Affairs Office. Faculty members are responsible for keeping records of attendance of all students registered in each class.
Students are responsible for completing any work they have missed. The faculty member is not required to do extra teaching to help students "catch up."
Faculty members are expected to include in the course syllabus the specific attendance requirements, along with a statement of how the requirements will be reflected in the student's final grade.
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