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Required Syllabi Resources

University of Portland’s Code of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is openness and honesty in all scholarly endeavors. The University of Portland is a scholarly community dedicated to the discovery, investigation, and dissemination of truth, and to the development of the whole person. Membership in this community is a privilege, requiring each person to practice academic integrity at its highest level, while expecting and promoting the same in others. Breaches of academic integrity will not be tolerated and will be addressed by the community with all due gravity.

Assessment Disclosure Statement

Student work products for this course may be used by the University for educational quality assurance purposes.

Accessibility Statement

The University of Portland endeavors to make its courses and services fully accessible to all students. Students are encouraged to discuss with their instructors what might be most helpful in enabling them to meet the learning goals of the course. Students who experience a disability are also encouraged to use the services of the Office for Accessible Education Services [AES], located in the Shepherd Academic Resource Center (503-943-8985). If you have an AES Accommodation Plan, you should make an appointment to meet with your faculty member to discuss how to implement your plan in this class. Requests for alternate location for exams and/or extended exam time should, where possible, be made two weeks in advance of an exam, and must be made at least one week in advance of an exam. Also, you should meet with your faculty member to discuss emergency medical information or how best to ensure your safe evacuation from the building in case of fire or other emergency.

Mental Health Statement

 As a college student, you may sometimes experience problems with your mental health that interfere with academic experiences and negatively impact daily life. If you or someone you know experiences mental health challenges at UP, please contact the University of Portland Health and Counseling Center in Orrico Hall (down the hill from Franz Hall and Mehling Hall) at http://www.up.edu/healthcenter/ or at 503-943-7134. Their services are free and confidential, and if necessary they can provide same day appointments. In addition, they make after-hours phone counseling available if you call 503-943-7134 and press 3 outside of business hours. Also know that the University of Portland Public Safety Department (503-943-4444) has personnel trained to respond sensitively to mental health emergencies at all hours. Remember that getting help is a smart and courageous thing to do – for yourself, for those you care about, and for those who care about you.

Non-Violence Statement

The University of Portland is committed to fostering a community free from all forms of violence in which all members feel safe and respected. Violence of any kind, and in particular acts of power-based personal violence, are inconsistent with our mission. Together, we take a stand against violence. Join us in learning more about campus and community resources and reporting options, along with our prevention strategy - Green Dot. To get involved or request more information, please contact Tiger Simpson at simpsont@up.edu. 

The Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located in Buckley Center 163, offers a variety of peer tutoring programs that facilitate your active learning and mastery of skills and knowledge. For questions about the Learning Commons, please send all correspondence to Jeffrey White, Administrator, at white@up.edu. The Learning Commons is a program of the Shepard Academic Resource Center.

Math Resource Center

Monday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. during the first week of classes. Regular shifts begin the Sunday after the first week.
For course-specific schedule; visit www.up.edu/learningcommons, or the reception desk in BC 163.

Writing Assistance

Start brainstorming ideas for your paper with a Writing Assistant. Visit www.up.edu/learningcommons to access our Writing Center schedule.

The Language Studio

Language assistance hotlines to schedule a time to meet throughout the semester at chinesetutor@up.edu, frenchtutor@up.edu, germantutor@up.edu
or spanishtutor@up.edu. 

Natural Sciences Center

Please send a request to meet to biotutor@up.edu, chemtutor@up.edu, or physicstutor@up.edu.    

Speech & Presentation Lab

Improve your presentations by requesting an appointment at speech@up.edu.   

Group Work Lab

Make an appointment for your group project at groupwork@up.edu 

Nursing Tutoring

Our peer tutors for pathophysiology will begin providing peer support in BC 163 during the first week of classes to help you start the semester on the right path. Tutoring is available on a walk-in or appointment basis. Up-to-date schedule information is at www.up.edu/learningcommons/nursing.

Economics and Business Tutoring

For support in economics, OTM, finance, accounting, and business law courses, send requests for appointments to your discipline’s respective tutor email hotline: econtutor@up.edu, otmtutor@up.edu, financetutor@up.edu, accountingtutor@up.edu, or bizlaw@up.edu

Learning Assistance Counselor

Learning assistance counseling is also available in BC 163. The counselor teaches learning strategies and skills that enable students to become more successful in their studies and future professions. The counselor provides strategies to assist students with reading and comprehension, note-taking and study, time management, test-taking, and learning and remembering. Appointments can be made in the on-line scheduler available to all students in Moodle or during posted drop-in hours. 

Requirements for Syllabi of University Core Courses

In addition to discipline-specific goals and objectives, syllabi for all core courses are to contain clear statements of the:

  • Core question(s) to be addressed in the class
  • Intended core goals(s)

Core skill(s), including performance objectives and means of assessment