Statements Required on All Syllabi by the College of Arts and Sciences and Assessment, Grading and Attendance Policies Required by the Writing Program
Updated syllabus statements from the College of Arts and Sciences:
Academic Integrity Syllabus Statement
Academic integrity is honest, truthful and responsible conduct in all academic endeavors. The mission of Saint Louis University is "the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity." Accordingly, all acts of falsehood demean and compromise the corporate endeavors of teaching, research, health care, and community service via which SLU embodies its mission. The University strives to prepare students for lives of personal and professional integrity, and therefore regards all breaches of academic integrity as matters of serious concern.
The governing University-level Academic Integrity Policy was adopted in Spring 2015, and can be accessed on the Provost's Office website at:
Additionally, each SLU College, School, and Center has adopted its own academic integrity policies, available on their respective websites. All SLU students are expected to know and abide by these policies, which detail definitions of violations, processes for reporting violations, sanctions, and appeals. Please direct questions about any facet of academic integrity to your faculty, the chair of the department of your academic program, or the Dean/Director of the College, School or Center in which your program is housed.
Specific College of Arts and Sciences Academic Honesty Policies and Procedures may be found at: http://www.slu.edu/x12657.xml
Title IX Syllabus Statement
Saint Louis University and its faculty are committed to supporting our students and seeking an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. If you have encountered any form of sexual misconduct (e.g. sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, domestic or dating violence), we encourage you to report this to the University. If you speak with a faculty member about an incident of misconduct, that faculty member must notify SLU's Title IX coordinator, Anna R. Kratky (DuBourg Hall, room 36; email@example.com; 314-977-3886) and share the basic fact of your experience with her. The Title IX coordinator will then be available to assist you in understanding all of your options and in connecting you with all possible resources on and off campus.
If you wish to speak with a confidential source, you may contact the counselors at the University Counseling Center at 314-977-TALK. To view SLU's sexual misconduct policy and for resources, please visit the following web address: http://www.slu.edu/general-counsel-home/office-of-institutional-equity-and-diversity/sexual-misconduct-policy www.slu.edu/here4you .
Student Success Center Syllabi Statements
In an effort to be inclusive of students' learning styles and needs with regard to academic support, the following statement has been developed for use in course syllabi which identifies resources for student support in various areas of learning. As faculty members construct their syllabi for future courses, it is requested that they update materials to include new language regarding academic and career related support offered to students through the Student Success Center.
The syllabus statement will be available throughout the year by visiting the following websites, but we encourage you to place these resources on any departmental websites you feel necessary:
• Student Success Center: www.slu.edu/success
• Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning: www.slu.edu/cttl
Student Success Center Syllabus Statement
In recognition that people learn in a variety of ways and that learning is influenced by multiple factors (e.g., prior experience, study skills, learning disability), resources to support student success are available on campus. The Student Success Center, a one-stop shop, which assists students with academic and career related services, is located in the Busch Student Center (Suite, 331) and the School of Nursing (Suite, 114). Students who think they might benefit from these resources can find out more about:
• Course-level support (e.g., faculty member, departmental resources, etc.) by asking your course instructor.
• University-level support (e.g., tutoring services, university writing services, disability services, academic coaching, career services, and/or facets of curriculum planning) by visiting the Student Success Center or by going to www.slu.edu/success.
Disability Services Academic Accommodations Syllabus Statement
Students with a documented disability who wish to request academic accommodations are encouraged to contact Disability Services to discuss accommodation requests and eligibility requirements. Please contact Disability Services, located within the Student Success Center, at Disability_services@slu.edu or 314.977.3484 to schedule an appointment. Confidentiality will be observed in all inquiries. Once approved, information about academic accommodations will be shared with course instructors via email from Disability Services and viewed within Banner via the instructor's course roster.
English Department Assessment Statement
The following statement should be added to all English Department undergraduate course syllabi beginning in Spring 2016, in accordance with the Undergraduate Program Assessment Plan approved in Fall Semester 2015.
Assessment and Submission of Work
The Saint Louis University Department of English is committed to excellent and innovative educational practices. In order to maintain quality academic offerings and to conform to relevant accreditation requirements, we regularly assess our courses and programs for evidence of student learning outcomes achievement. For this purpose, we keep on file representative examples of student work from all courses and programs such as: assignments, papers, exams, multimedia presentations, portfolios, and results from student surveys, focus groups, and reflective exercises. Thus, copies of your work for this course--including exams, presentations, submitted papers or other assignments--may be kept on file for institutional research, assessment and accreditation purposes. All samples of student work will be anonymized before they are used in assessment exercises. If you prefer that the Department of English does not keep your work on file, you need to communicate your decision in writing to your instructor.
Converted Grading Scale
A 100-93 C+ 77-79
A- 92-90 C 76-73
B+ 89-87 C- 72-70
B 86-83 D 69-63
B- 80-82 F 62 and below
Office of the University Registrar: https://sites.google.com/a/slu.edu/registrar_resources/grades/scale
Regular attendance is expected, and is fundamental to your success in this class. We will be working constantly with your writing, so your presence is quite important. Because it is so important for your success in the course, the Writing Program has instituted a program-wide attendance and tardiness policy.
(Three-Meeting Per Week Course)
You may have three unexcused absences over the course of the semester. Starting with your fourth unexcused absence, your final course average will be lowered by 3 points for each new absence. So, if you have five unexcused absences, you lose 6 points from your final average. In that case, if your average were an 84, it would then become a 78.
(Two-Meeting Per Week Course)
You may have two unexcused absences over the course of the semester. Starting with your third unexcused absence, your final course average will be lowered by 4.5 points for each new absence. So, if you have four unexcused absences, you lose 9 points from your final average. In that case, if your average were an 84, it would then become a 75.
(One-Meeting Per Week Course)
You may have one unexcused absence over the course of the semester. Starting with your second unexcused absence, your final course average will be lowered by 9 points. So, if you have two unexcused absences, you lose 9 points. In that case, if your average were an 84, it would then become a 75.