To create and sustain a class environment that promotes the responsible participation of all of its members, we will adhere to the following policies. We hope you will feel welcome to the class!
Students are expected to behave in accordance with the university’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, found here: http://www.memphis.edu/saos/pdfs/csrr.pdf. Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students engaging in academic dishonesty will receive a 0 on the associated assignment and may be reported to the chair of the department or the University’s Office of Student Accountability, Outreach, and Support and the Academic Integrity Committee. Consistent with these regulations and policies, students are expected to behave in accordance with the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethical Conduct, found here: http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/principles.pdf.
The University of Memphis Department of Psychology seeks to understand and address issues of culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, generation, sexual orientation, national origin, privilege, race, and different views on religion in education, policy, research, practice, recruitment, and retention of diverse populations. In this, it strives to offer resources that promote goals of cultural humility, mutual respect, and social justice at the level of the department, university, and broader community.
The Department of Psychology endorses the American Psychological Association’s policies and recommendations regarding these diversity issues, as evident in the following sources:
If you feel that you have experienced discrimination based on culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, generation, sexual orientation, national origin, privilege, race, and different views on religion, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity at the Administration Building, Room 156 (901-678-2713). To make a report, you may fill out an online form at http://www.memphis.edu/report.
If you have a disability that interferes with completion of any coursework (including tests) or difficulty in accessing any course materials, (1) notify the instructor privately during the first two weeks of the course and (2) contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) located in 110 Wilder Tower and at 678-2880. DRS offers a comprehensive program of services and academic accommodations designed to provide access and opportunity to students with disabilities. The instructor will work with you and DRS to determine how best to adapt course materials or instruction.
Course announcements as well as consultation with the instructor may occur via e-mail. You are required to activate your university e-mail account in order to be a student at the University. The University considers this account to be your official university e-mail address and will use it to disseminate information. You must either check your university e-mail account regularly or forward your university e-mail to a personal e-mail account that you will check regularly. After you have established your university e-mail account, you can use iAM, the University’s identity management service, to forward your university e-mail to a personal e-mail account.
All faculty, administrators, and most University staff are mandatory reporters. According to the University’s Title IX policy and federal law, I must to report potential incidents of sexual misconduct (harassment, assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking) to the Office for Institutional Equity. If you tell me about (or if I become aware of) sexual misconduct, I will reach out to Office for Institutional Equity for assistance. For more information, contact the Office for Institutional Equity located in the Administration Building, Room 156 (901-678-2713). To make a report of sexual misconduct, you may fill out an online form at http://www.memphis.edu/report. To read the University’s Sexual Misconduct policy, follow this link: https://memphis.policytech.com/dotNet/documents/?docid=465&public=true.
Mental & Physical Health
As a student, you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as physical health problems, strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol and drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating, and lack of motivation. These mental and physical health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance and may reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. The University of Memphis has a range of confidential mental and physical health services available on campus to assist you, including the Psychological Services Center in the Psychology Building, Room 126 (901-678-2147); The University Counseling Center at 214 Wilder Tower (901-678-2068); and The University Student Health Center at 200 Hudson Health Center (901-678-2287).
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