Support for Student Success

This page has examples of statements related to support for student success included in BGSU course syllabi. Example statements related to the following topics are provided:

The course title in red denotes the example syllabus from which the example was taken.

Academic Honesty Policy / Codes of Conduct

Example #1
The instructor and students in this course will adhere to the University’s general Codes of Conduct defined in the BGSU Student Handbook. The Code of Academic Conduct (Academic Honesty Policy) requires that students do not engage in academic dishonesty. For details, refer to the BGSU Codes of Conduct site at https://www.bgsu.edu/student-handbook/code-of-conduct.html.   

The instructor and students will adhere to the general Code of Academic Conduct as outlined of the BGSU Student Handbook. Specifically, students will not cheat, fabricate, plagiarize or facilitate academic dishonesty. Students who passively engage in cheating (i.e. allowing others to cheat off of them) may receive the same consequences as the person copying. In group work, if your partner or teammates do all the work on an assignment, you should not be listed as a contributor and should receive no credit for that work. If you allow an assignment to be submitted listing you as a contributor, but you did not contribute, this is equivalent to plagiarism. (OR3800)

Example #2
The instructor and students in this course will adhere to the University’s general Codes of Conduct defined in the BGSU Student Handbook.  Specifically, the Code of Academic Conduct (Academic Honesty Policy) requires that students do not cheat, fabricate, plagiarize or facilitate academic dishonesty. For details, refer to:

Example #3
The Code of Academic Conduct (also called the Academic Honesty Policy) is designed to enhance and sustain an environment of ethical and principled intellectual pursuit, consistent with the core values of the university.  BGSU does not tolerate cheating, lying, or stealing of property or ideas.  See me before doing anything that you suspect may violate these policies. (CDIS 4760)

Example #4
Please familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct (Academic Honesty Policy) in BGSU’s Student Handbook: https://www.bgsu.edu/student-handbook/code-of-conduct.html. This requires that students do NOT cheat, forge, bribe, threaten, fabricate, plagiarize, or facilitate academic dishonesty.  These violations are taken seriously.  You will, at a minimum, receive partial or zero credit on the assignment and may fail the course, at Dr. Ludy’s discretion. (FN 3100)

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Classroom Expectations/Inclusion

Example #1
Students are expected to display tolerance and respect in all communication. Communicate with others the same way you would in a traditional classroom. Comments and language should be respectful and appropriate for a college community. All comments should also follow acceptable grammar and spelling. (LIB 2210)

Example #2
For this class to be effective, you must be an active participant.  You are expected to contribute to each class session.  This includes asking questions, answering others questions, and adding relevant information. The more spontaneous you can be with your contributions, the better.  I will periodically call on people to find out what they are thinking and to bring them into the conversation.

Another part of being an active participant is how you react to others. There are things that we can all learn from each other, so we must treat each other with respect and dignity. This means allowing everyone to share their ideas and carefully considering their input.  No on should ever be put down for his/her contributions. (CDIS 4760)

Example #3
Students are expected to display tolerance and respect in all communication.  Communicate with others the same way you would in a traditional classroom.  Comments and language should be respectful and appropriate for a college community.  All comments should also follow acceptable grammar and spelling. (LIB 2210)

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Accessibility Services

Example #1
If you have a disability that I should be aware of, please notify me so that I can make arrangements to accommodate your learning needs. To get more information about your rights, contact the Accessibility Services office (https://www.bgsu.edu/accessibility-services.html) for Students located in 38 College Park, 419-372-8495. (LIB 2210)

If you have a documented disability which might require modifications in a particular assignment, please contact me at least a week prior to the assignment’s due date to assist you with its realignment. Accessibility Services is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities attending BGSU. Students wishing to discuss their eligibility for such accommodations are encouraged to contact the office at 419/372-8495. (OR3800)

Example #2
Any student who requires accommodation based on a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss specific needs. In accordance with the University policy, if the student has a documented disability and requires accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, he or she should contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester and make this need known. Students with disabilities must verify their eligibility through Accessibility Services (https://www.bgsu.edu/accessibility-services.html), 38 College Park, 419-372-8495.

Educator candidates are expected to respect all individuals, regardless of characteristics or background, and endeavor to accommodate communications and actions to learning differences arising from cultural, linguistic and disability origins. (EDTL 2710)

Example #3
I want nothing to interfere with your ability to perform well in this course. If you have a significant problem that might weaken your performance, please talk to me and/or someone from the Accessibility Services Office. The goal of the Accessibility Services is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to BGSU students with disabilities. You can contact them by phone at 372-8495, fax 372-8496, or on the web at https://www.bgsu.edu/accessibility-services.html (CDIS 4760)

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Learning Commons

Example #1
The Learning Commons provides “one-stop-shop” academic support within the Jerome Library in the areas of Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Consultations, Math/Stats Tutoring, subject groups and individual assistance.

The Learning Commons is a collaborative environment designed to foster independent learning to meet the needs of any student in any course at any time in the learning process. For more information, or to make an appointment: tlc@bgsu.edu ; 419-372-2823; www.bgsu.edu/learning-commons.html . (S. Bushong)

Example #2 The Learning Commons provides free tutoring services to all BGSU students and is located on the 1st floor of Jerome Library. You can find some information at https://www.bgsu.edu/learning-commons.html. If you need online help with the writing process, visit https://www.bgsu.edu/learning-commons/writing.html. (LIB 2210)

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Religious Holidays

Example #1
It is the policy of the University to make every reasonable effort to allow students to observe their religious holidays without academic penalty. In such cases, it is the obligation of the student to provide the instructor with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which he or she will be absent. Absence from classes or examinations for religious reasons does not relieve the student of responsibility for completing required work missed. Following the necessary notification, the student should consult with the instructor to determine what appropriate alternative opportunity will be provided, allowing the student to fully complete his or her academic responsibilities. (As stated in The Academic Charter, B-II.G-4.b at: http://www.bgsu.edu/downloads/file919.pdf. (EDTL 2710)

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Technology Support

Example #1:
Information Technology Services (ITS)  
Provides a central point of contact for faculty, staff and students for questions, problem reports, service requests and inquiries for University computer systems and communications technologies at BGSU. Contact ITS via chat. Phone: (419) 372-0999.

Example #2:
Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC)  
Students looking for CANVAS support or more in-depth assistance with computer technology for a class project should contact STAC. Students can get help in person at 122 Jerome Library (1st floor), by phone (419-372-9277) or visiting their web page at https://www.bgsu.edu/library/stac.html. (LIB 2210)

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University Libraries

Example #1:
The University Libraries supports the teaching, learning and research mission of BGSU by advancing scholarship and creativity through collections and user-centered services that connect faculty and students to high quality information resources. For more information, to reserve a study space or to make an appointment: http://www.bgsu.edu/library.html ; http://www.bgsu.edu/library/ask-us.html ; 419-372-6943; libhelp@bgsu.edu . (S. Bushong)
 
Example #2:
Everything you need to know about accessing the BGSU library resources from a distance can be found here: http://libguides.bgsu.edu/distance. The main page for the BGSU library, which includes mobile access, is located at http://www.bgsu.edu/library.html. If you need research assistance, visit the Ask Us! webpage at http://www.bgsu.edu/library/ask-us.html to contact us by IM, text, email, or phone. You can also book a 1-hour research consultation with a librarian at https://bgsu.libcal.com/appointments/ira.  (LIB 2210)

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Veterans

Example #1:
STUDENT VETERAN-FRIENDLY CAMPUS

BGSU educators recognize student veterans’ rights when entering and exiting the university system. If you are a student veteran, please communicate with your instructor so reasonable accommodations can be made for absence when drilling or being called to active duty. See (http://www.bgsu.edu/veteran/) for more information. (LIB 2210)

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Counseling Center

Example #1:
The BGSU Counseling Center is an available resource for students who are experiencing difficulties with a variety of stressors and/or mental health concerns.  Services include group and individual counseling, consultation, educational groups and workshops, crisis intervention, alcohol and drug prevention and intervention, and campus programming to foster mental wellness, grit, and skills for helping others.  Counseling Center services are confidential and covered by your standard student fees.  To access services, contact the Center during call-in hours (10am-4pm) at 419-372-2081.  For emergencies, an on-call counselor is available on weekdays from 8a to 5pm, using the same phone number.  For emergencies after hours and on weekends, you can call the Wood County Crisis Line at 419-502-HOPE(4673); it operates 24/7.  More information on services and resources as well as mental health and wellness can be found at www.bgsu.edu/counseling.

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