As your instructor, one of my responsibilities is to create a positive learning environment for all students. IU policy prohibits sexual misconduct in any form, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, and dating and domestic violence. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, or know someone who has, the University can help. If you are seeking help and would like to speak to someone confidentially, you can make an appointment with the Office of Counseling Services.
It is also important that you know that because of my role, University policy requires me to share information brought to my attention about potential sexual misconduct with the campus Deputy Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator or the University Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator. In that event, those individuals will work to ensure that appropriate measures are taken and resources are made available. Protecting student privacy is of utmost concern, and information will only be shared with those that need to know to ensure the University can respond and assist. I encourage you to visit stopsexualviolence.iu.edu to learn more.
Indiana University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
If you feel like you have experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct and wish to make a report, please contact Lita M. Pener, Deputy Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or make a report through the online reporting form here.
Indiana University is committed to creating welcoming, inclusive, and respectful campus communities where everyone can thrive and do their best work—a place where all are treated with civility and respect. If you experience or witness an incident of bias, you should report it. For more information, see Bias Incident Reporting.
Indiana University is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have the support services and reasonable accommodations needed to provide equal access to academic programs. To request an accommodation, you must establish your eligibility by working with Accessible Educational Services (AES) on your campus. Additional information can be found at accessibility.iu.edu. Note that services are confidential, may take time to put into place, and are not retroactive; captions and alternate media for print materials may take three or more weeks to get produced. Please contact your campus AES office as soon as possible if accommodations are needed.
Pregnant students seeking temporary program adjustments or other information about support services may contact the Dean of Students at (219) 981-5660.
To request approval for a medically necessary absence contact the Director of Student Support Services at (219) 980-6942.
A classroom is analogous to a professional environment. Students are expected to behave professionally so that everyone can engage fully in the educational process, which means that disruptive behavior during class is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, arguing with the instructor about grades or assignments, arguing with other students, bringing up individual concerns with the instructor in the middle of class, or using language or exhibiting other behavior that distracts others from engaging fully in the academic enterprise. A student who disrupts the learning environment will be asked to stop the behavior immediately; if the disruptive behavior continues, the student will be asked to leave the class session.
Honesty requires that any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged. Offering the work of someone else as one’s own is plagiarism. The language or ideas thus taken from another may range from isolated formulas, sentences, or paragraphs to entire articles copied from books, periodicals, speeches, or the writings of other students. The offering of materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment also is considered plagiarism. Any student who fails to give credit for ideas or materials taken from another source is guilty of plagiarism. (Faculty Council, May 2, 1961; University Faculty Council, March 11, 1975; Board of Trustees, July 11, 1975) Source comes from IU's Policies site.
According to the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (2010), a student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever:
- Directly quoting another person's actual words, whether oral or written;
- Using another person's ideas, opinions, or theories;
- Paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written;
- Borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material; or
- Offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgement.
Students are expected to adhere to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct at all times. Any inappropriate behavior, disruptive conduct (e.g., engaging in hostile or disrespectful commentary on the site, or discussing irrelevant evidence) or non-compliance with faculty directions can result in a charge of Academic and/or Personal Misconduct, the consequence of which could be a variety of sanctions either from the instructor or the Dean of Students. For more information see The Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
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