Syllabus Elements and Statements

Required Syllabus Elements

Revised December 2021

Course Description

Office Hours and Contact Information

Grading Policy

Course Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

Required Materials

Recommended Syllabus Statements

Revised July 2023

The following syllabus statements are assembled here for the convenience of instructors, who are encouraged to include them in their syllabi whenever they are relevant. These statements are intended to make students aware of college resources, policies, and ways to get help. Departments and programs may decide to require these or other statements, as they deem necessary for safety, student success, and so on.

Academic Dishonesty Statement

Academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, is prohibited. The Board of Regents has established rules of conduct and disciplinary procedures for all students in the NSHE system, see Title 2, Chapter 10 of the NSHE Code. Please also refer to TMCC Academic Dishonesty Regulations, TMCC Catalog.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

TMCC is committed to equal opportunity and access in education for all students, including those with documented physical or learning disabilities. Individuals who have a documented disability which might affect their ability to perform in this class, are encouraged to inform the instructor and the TMCC Disability Resource Center at the start of the semester. For assistance and clarification of services under the ADA, contact the Disability Resource Center.

Anxiety Statement

If you are experiencing anxiety or other difficulties, please contact TMCC's Counseling Center for assistance.

Appropriate Use of AI

Using online artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT to produce and submit work that is not your own is a violation of TMCC's Regulations on Academic Dishonesty. These regulations state that the unauthorized use of technology, software, or internet resources is a form of cheating. AI may be useful for developing ideas or receiving feedback, but talk to your instructor about using AI appropriately. Students who use AI to generate or submit work that is not their own risk sanction for violating TMCC's academic standards.