Required Syllabus Statements

2021-2022 Guidelines

All faculty members must provide students a syllabus on the course Moodle page. In keeping with the University’s commitment to the best pedagogical and assessment practices, all syllabi for in-person courses must indicate the following:

  • Your office location, phone contact, and email address
  • An explanation of when and how you will hold office hours (In-person, Teams, Zoom, combination, etc.), and how you use office hours in the context of the course
  • Course purpose and learning objectives
  • Schedule of classes with due dates
  • Methods of Evaluation/Activities
  • Evaluation tools
  • Performance criteria
  • Grading standards or descriptors, including method of determining final grade

All online courses must indicate the following:

  • Your email address and phone contact
  • An explanation of when and how you will hold office hours (Teams, Zoom, etc.), and how you use office hours in the context of the course
  • Explanation of course structure (all synchronous, combination of synchronous/asynchronous, etc.) and platform for delivery (Teams, Zoom, etc.)
  • Required technologies for students to be successful in the course
  • Course purpose and learning objectives
  • Schedule of classes with due dates
  • Methods of Evaluation/Activities
  • Evaluation tools
  • Performance criteria
  • Grading standards or descriptors, including method of determining final grade

Required University-Wide Syllabus Statements

All syllabi must include the following statements as well as the information for the Learning Commons. Syllabi for courses in the University Core have additional requirements, as indicated.

University of Portland’s Code of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is openness and honesty in all scholarly endeavors. 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. Whether instruction is delivered in person or remotely, breaches of academic integrity will not be tolerated and will be addressed by the community with all due gravity.

Ethics of Information

The University of Portland is a community dedicated to the investigation and discovery of processes for thinking ethically and encouraging the development of ethical reasoning in the formation of the whole person. Using information ethically, as an element in open and honest scholarly endeavors, involves moral reasoning to determine the right way to access, create, distribute, and employ information including: considerations of intellectual property rights, fair use, information bias, censorship, and privacy. More information can be found in the Clark Library’s guide to the Ethical Use of Information.

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, within course, program and University essential requirements. Students are encouraged to discuss with their instructors what might be most helpful in enabling them to meet the learning goals of the course in the remote learning environment. Students who experience a disability are also encouraged to use the services of Accessible Education Services (AES), located in the Shepard Academic Resource Center (503-943-8985). If you have an AES Accommodation Plan, you should make a virtual appointment to meet with your faculty member to discuss how to implement your plan in this class. Requests for 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 or quiz. For Clinicals/Student Teaching/Labs held in-person:  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 at 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, after-hours phone counseling is available if you call 503-943-7134 and press 3 outside of business hours. Also know that the University of Portland Campus 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, UP’s prevention strategy, and reporting options on the Green Dot website, www.up.edu/greendot or the Title IX website, www.up.edu/titleix

The Learning Commons

Please include the required statement about the Learning Commons in the 2021-2022 Guidelines for In-person Classes or the 2021-2022 Guidelines for Remote Classes.

Requirements for University Core Course Syllabi

Starting in Fall 2021, all Foundation Level Core courses will have new syllabus language that reflects the revitalized Core and includes one priority student learning outcome for the Core identified at the department level. More information and the full required statement for Core courses is in the 2021-2022 Guidelines for In-person Classes or the 2021-2022 Guidelines for Remote Classes.

Voluntary Syllabus Statement

Academic Regulation Statement Policies governing your coursework at the University of Portland can be found in the University Bulletin at https://www.up.edu/registrar/.