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Please find the required syllabus statements below. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.

Required Statements

Students have the right and responsibility to pursue their educational goals with academic integrity, which is the hallmark of truth and honesty in an engaged university community.  Please view the Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures.

Course Materials

My lectures and course materials, including presentations, tests, exams, outlines, and similar materials, are protected by copyright. I am the exclusive owner of the copyright in those materials I create.  I encourage you to take notes and make copies of course materials for your own educational use. However, you may not, nor may you knowingly allow others to reproduce or distribute lecture notes and course materials publicly without my express written consent.  This includes providing materials to commercial course material supplies such as Course Hero and other similar services.  Students who publicly distribute or display or help others publicly distribute or display copies or modified copies of an instructor's course materials may be in violation of The Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Student Behavior.  Similarly, you own the copyright in your original papers and exam essays. If I am interested in posting your answers or papers on the course web site, I will request your written permission.

Recorded Class Sessions

Some of the sessions in this course may be recorded or live-streamed.  Such recordings/streaming will only be made available to students registered for this class.  Students may not share these sessions with others not in the class or upload them to any other online environment.  Doing so would be a breach of the Code of Student Conduct, and, in some cases, a violation of the U.S. Department of Education Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The University is dedicated to a culture of civility among students, faculty, and staff.  The university embraces and celebrates the many differences that exist among the members of a dynamic, intellectual and inclusive community, and strives to maintain an environment that respects differences and provides a sense of belonging and inclusion for everyone.  If you have experienced discrimination, or know someone who has, you may seek help by contacting USI’s Affirmative Action Officer, Chelsea Keaton, at 812-464-1703 or at  Find more information in the Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Student Behavior and Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy.

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop/withdraw from any courses before the deadline. The university does not withdraw students from any classes. Please refer to the USI Academic Calendar for specific dates.  For more information, please visit Registrar’s Office Schedule Changes. Under special circumstances, students may petition for an incomplete grade. However, it is up to the course instructor to decide if an incomplete will be granted. Students receiving an incomplete grade will need to complete all course requirements by the agreed deadline to avoid an “F” grade.

If you have a disability and need academic accommodations for this class, please contact Disability Resources at 812-464-1961 or email as soon as possible. Students who are approved for accommodations by Disability Resources, should request their accommodation letter from the DR office. The student can then forward the letter to the online instructors.  Due to the nature of online courses, some accommodations that are approved for on campus courses may not apply to online courses. Please discuss this with Disability Resources to clarify as needed. However, if you will be participating in an internship, field, clinical, student teaching, or another off-campus setting this semester, please note that approved academic accommodations may not apply. Please contact Disability Resources as soon as possible to discuss accommodations needed for access while in this setting.

Students who receive an accommodation letter from Disability Resources are encouraged to discuss the provisions of those accommodations with their professors before or during the first week of the semester. 

For more information, please visit the Disability Resources website at USI Disability Resources.

The University of Southern Indiana is committed to providing a safe learning, living, and working environment free from discrimination.  Sexual misconduct and incidents of interpersonal violence deeply interrupt the collegiate experience, and USI is dedicated to ensuring a campus that is free of these types of incidents in order to promote community well-being and student success.

USI encourages individuals who believe that they have been sexually harassed, assaulted or subject to sexual misconduct to seek assistance and support. Confidential resources are available on campus at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the University Health Center (UHC)

As Responsible Employees, all faculty, staff and administrators of the University community (Except those noted above) are not considered confidential resources and are required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the University Title IX Coordinator. The University will work with complainants to protect their privacy by sharing information with only those who need to know to ensure that USI can respond and assist. For a full list of resources, support opportunities, and reporting options, contact Chelsea Givens, the University Title IX Coordinator, at 812-464-1703.  Additionally, you may email the office at or stop by the Institutional Equity Office located in the Wright Administration Building, Forum Wing, Suite 171.

Student Resources

Information about current or future financial aid (including the implications of withdrawal from courses) can be obtained from the University Financial Aid Office. The office open is every Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST; phone 812-464-1767, or email them at

Students who have difficulty affording food on a regular basis or lack a safe place to live and believe this may affect their class performance are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office and view a list of resources.

The University Health Center is a full-service clinic offering medical services and health-related information to students, faculty, and staff. It located in the lower level of the Health Professions Center and is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm CST. Click on this link to learn more about the Health Services offered at USI, or to make an appointment, please call 812-465-1250.

The privacy policy and accessibility statements can be found under the student services page.

The university provides a comprehensive range of support services and activities for students. Please refer to Student Support Services for detailed information regarding academic advising, registration, financial aid, student affairs, counseling, career services, etc.