There are several University-specific statements or pieces of content that many faculty choose to incorporate within an online course, regardless of delivery method. These content areas and associated statements are covered below.
Use the text file link, following each of the descriptions below, to quickly save an unformatted copy of text in order to quickly paste within your online course.
The following is standard accommodations content from the Office of Disabilities Services at UIS.
Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. A documented disability can include: physical, psychological, chronic health, vision, hearing, learning, traumatic brain injury, Asperger’s Syndrome and/or autism, cognitive, and A.D./H.D.D. Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodations needed for the course. While O.D.S. does accept late applications, accommodations are not retroactive. All accommodations must be approved through the Office of Disability Services (ODS) (217-206-6666), HRB 80.
Academic Integrity Statement
The following statement, provided by the Academic Integrity Council, may be incorporated into a Syllabus. The full policy may be referenced online at www.uis.edu/campussenate/AcademicIntegrity.htm.
Students are responsible for being aware of the Academic Integrity Policy and for demonstrating behavior that is honest and ethical in their academic work.
Academic violations include plagiarism, cheating, misrepresentation, academic interference, unauthorized access, and facilitation. Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy may result in sanctions including failing the assignment, failing the course, transcript notation, or referral for Academic Hearing. Please ask the instructor of this course if you have questions regarding course expectations.
Brookens Library provides an overview of the Copyright Act with a focus on how it applies in an academic setting. Faculty should be aware of the Copyright and Fair Use as it relates to any materials used within an online course. Faculty may also want to review the Guidelines and Procedure for Copyright Compliance in the Use of Library Materials.
Academic Assistance for Students at the CTL
- in-class workshops
- out-of-class on-campus and online workshops
- one-to-one on-campus and online tutoring appointments.
Online courses typically involve a lot of written communication, which can be time-consuming especially if certain communication standards or expectations are not easily identifiable by participants.
Some faculty find it helpful to maintain a communication policy within the Syllabus or as an Announcement. A sample appears below.
As an exercise in professional communication and self-representation, all emails and discussion board postings must follow traditional writing standards.
Each communication should include:
- A Salutation: Hi/Hello Person’s Name
- A message or body that is clear, concise, polite, and has complete sentences with standard spelling and grammar–including capitalization and punctuation. (No text message-ese or IM slang).
- A Sign-Off: Thanks/See you Monday/Have a nice weekend/Best wishes, and your name.
When you have questions for me, please use the following guidelines so that other students may benefit:
- Questions about TECHNOLOGY should be asked in the Technology Questions discussion forum.
- Questions about an ASSIGNMENT or the SYLLABUS should be posted in the Questions for the Instructor discussion forum.
- PERSONAL MATTERS should be discussed with your instructor through email.