Oregon Tech Syllabus Information

Standard Syllabus Statements

Syllabus Statement - Americans and Disabilities Act (ADA / Section 504)

Students with a documented disability who require assistance or academic accommodations should contact the office of Disability Services immediately to discuss eligibility. Disability Services staff are located on both the Klamath Falls and Wilsonville campuses and arrangements can be made to meet with  students on any campus. Meetings are by appointment only, so please contact the  Disability Services office by calling Drew Tessler, the Disability Services Specialist at  (541) 851-5227 or emailing him at drew.tessler@oit.edu. Specific information and  Disability Services forms can be found at www.oit.edu, then go to “Academics” and click on “Student Success Center” and then “Disability Services.” This link leads to the department’s website: http://www.oit.edu/academics/ssc/disability-services

 

Syllabus Statement - Title IX Chemeketa Campus

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and equitable learning environment for the Oregon Tech community.  Pursuant to U.S. Department of Education requirements, all Oregon Tech faculty and staff (other than designated confidential staff) must report any information they become aware of regarding gender-based bias, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking involving a student to the University Title IX Coordinator. 

In addition, Oregon law requires a mandatory report to the Oregon Department of Human Services of any physical or emotional abuse of a child or other protected person, including elders and people with disabilities, or when a child or other protected person is perceived to be in danger of physical or emotional abuse. 

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and equitable learning environment for the Oregon Tech community.  Pursuant to U.S. Department of Education requirements, all Oregon Tech faculty and staff (other than designated confidential staff) must report any information they become aware of regarding gender-based bias, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking involving a student to the University Title IX Coordinator. 

In addition, Oregon law requires a mandatory report to the Oregon Department of Human Services of any physical or emotional abuse of a child or other protected person, including elders and people with disabilities, or when a child or other protected person is perceived to be in danger of physical or emotional abuse. 

If you are the victim of sexual or physical abuse and wish to speak with someone confidentially you may contact the Center for Hope & Safety’s 24/7 confidential crisis line at 503-399-7722; or the National Sexual Assault Hotline, a 24/7 confidential hotline, can be reached at 800-656-4673. The Anti-violence Project, empowering LGBTQ+ communities, provides a 24/7 confidential English/Spanish hotline for those who have experienced violence: 212-714-1141. 

To report an incident using Oregon Tech’s Anonymous Safe Campus Incident Report form on the Title IX site at http://www.oit.edu/title-ix, and select the “Report an Incident” button.  For more information about your options, please visit http://www.oit.edu/title-ix.  Thank you.

Syllabus Statement - Title IX Klamath Falls Campus

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and equitable learning environment for the Oregon Tech community.  Pursuant to U.S. Department of Education requirements, all Oregon Tech faculty and staff (other than designated confidential staff) must report any information they become aware of regarding gender-based bias, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking involving a student to the University Title IX Coordinator. 

In addition, Oregon law requires a mandatory report to the Oregon Department of Human Services of any physical or emotional abuse of a child or other protected person, including elders and people with disabilities, or when a child or other protected person is perceived to be in danger of physical or emotional abuse. 

If you are the victim of sexual or physical abuse and wish to speak with confidential staff to explore your options confidentially you may: contact the Integrated Student Health Center and ask to speak to Counseling Staff (541-885-1800) or visit the Confidential Advocate in the Women’s Resource Center (College Union Room 225C) during drop-in hours. Marta’s House/the Klamath Crisis Center provides a 24/7 confidential crisis and support line for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse: 541-883-7273. The Anti-violence Project, empowering LGBTQ+ communities, provides a 24/7 confidential English/Spanish hotline for those who have experienced violence: 212-714-1141.  The National Sexual Assault hotline, a 24/7 confidential hotline, can be reached at 800-656-4673. 

To report an incident using Oregon Tech’s Anonymous Safe Campus Incident Report form on the Title IX site at http://www.oit.edu/title-ix, and select the “Report an Incident” button.  For more information about your options, please visit http://www.oit.edu/title-ix.  Thank you.

Syllabus Statement - Title IX Online Learning

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and equitable learning environment for the Oregon Tech community.  Pursuant to U.S. Department of Education requirements, all Oregon Tech faculty and staff (other than designated confidential staff) must report any information they become aware of regarding gender-based bias, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking involving a student to the University Title IX Coordinator.

In addition, Oregon law requires a mandatory report to the Oregon Department of Human Services of any physical or emotional abuse of a child or other protected person, including elders and people with disabilities, or when a child or other protected person is perceived to be in danger of physical or emotional abuse.

If you are the victim of sexual or physical abuse and wish to speak with a confidential resource, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.  The Anti-violence Project, empowering LGBTQ+ communities, provides a 24/7 confidential English/Spanish hotline for those who have experienced violence: 212-714-1141. 

You may report an incident using Oregon Tech’s Anonymous Safe Campus Incident Report form on the Title IX site at http://www.oit.edu/title-ix, and select the “Report an Incident” button.  For more information about your options, please visit http://www.oit.edu/title-ix.  Thank you.

Syllabus Statement - Title IX Seattle Campus

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and equitable learning environment for the Oregon Tech community.  Pursuant to U.S. Department of Education requirements, all Oregon Tech faculty and staff (other than designated confidential staff) must report any information they become aware of regarding gender-based bias, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking involving a student to the University Title IX Coordinator. 

In addition, Washington law requires a mandatory report to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services of any injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child by any person under circumstances which indicate that the child's health, welfare, and safety is harmed. To make a report, please contact your local office at https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/f2ws03apps/caofficespub/offices/general/OfficePick.asp; or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-866-363-4276.

If you are the victim of sexual or physical abuse and wish to speak with someone confidentially you may contact the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, a 24/7 hotline providing confidential support and advocacy services for those in King County at: 888-998-6423; Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse 24/7 confidential hotline for those in Snohomish County at 425-252-4800; or Rebuilding Hope, the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County’s 24/7 hotline at: 253-474-7273; or the National Sexual Assault Hotline, a 24/7 confidential hotline, can be reached at 800-656-4673.  New Beginnings 24/7 confidential help line serves those affected by domestic violence and can be reached at: 206-522-9472. The Anti-violence Project, empowering LGBTQ+ communities, provides a 24/7 confidential English/Spanish hotline for those who have experienced violence: 212-714-1141. 

To report an incident using Oregon Tech’s Anonymous Safe Campus Incident Report form on the Title IX site at http://www.oit.edu/title-ix, and select the “Report an Incident” button.  For more information about your options, please visit http://www.oit.edu/title-ix.  Thank you.

Syllabus Statement - Title IX Wilsonville Campus

Oregon Tech faculty and staff are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and equitable learning environment for the Oregon Tech community.  Pursuant to U.S. Department of Education requirements, all Oregon Tech faculty and staff (other than designated confidential staff) must report any information they become aware of regarding gender-based bias, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, or stalking involving a student to the University Title IX Coordinator. 

In addition, Oregon law requires a mandatory report to the Oregon Department of Human Services of any physical or emotional abuse of a child or other protected person, including elders and people with disabilities, or when a child or other protected person is perceived to be in danger of physical or emotional abuse. 

If you are the victim of sexual or physical abuse and wish to speak with confidential staff to explore your options confidentially you may: contact Oregon Tech Integrated Student Health Center (ISHC) at 541-885-1800 and ask for an appointment with Leanne Reed, or stop by Leanne's office (#435, 4th floor). If you are in crisis during daytime hours, stop by Leanne’s office or call ISHC and ask to speak with someone right away.  If it is after hours or no one is available with ISHC, call the Clackamas Crisis line at 503-655-8585 for immediate assistance.  If your life is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.  Clackamas Women’s Services provides a 24/7 confidential crisis and support line for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse: 1-888-654-2288. The Anti-violence Project, empowering LGBTQ+ communities, provides a 24/7 confidential English/Spanish hotline for those who have experienced violence: 212-714-1141.  The National Sexual Assault hotline, a 24/7 confidential hotline, can be reached at 800-656-4673.

To report an incident using Oregon Tech’s Anonymous Safe Campus Incident Report form on the Title IX site at http://www.oit.edu/title-ix, and select the “Report an Incident” button.  For more information about your options, please visit http://www.oit.edu/title-ix.  

Sample Syllabus General Policies

Academic Integrity

If found guilty of cheating, plagiarism, or any other form of academic dishonesty, you will receive a zero on your assignment, and a report will be sent to the Student Affairs office, who has responsibility for enforcing OIT’s Student Conduct Code. Further information, including definitions of plagiarism and cheating, can be found in OIT’s statement on Student Academic Integrity (http://www.oit.edu/docs/default-source/Student-Affairs-/student-handbook/student-academic-integrity-policy.pdf). 

In cases of suspected academic dishonesty, the procedures outlined in OIT’s “Student Academic Integrity” policy will be strictly followed. (This includes the instruction to faculty that “all academic dishonesty cases will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs.”).  I always include items that will provide indications that cheating has occurred, and I will not hesitate to report instances of academic dishonesty. You should know that the typical penalty at Oregon Tech for a second academic integrity violation is suspension from the university for somewhere between a term and a full academic year.

Classroom Conduct

Your conduct in the classroom should promote a positive learning environment. Conversations and comments should always be respectful; demeaning comments and offensive language will not be tolerated. Students are expected to abide by the OIT Student Conduct Code (http://www.oit.edu/docs/default-source/Student-Affairs-/student-handbook/student-conduct-code.pdf). Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other institutional activities on institutionally owned or controlled property is strictly prohibited by Oregon Tech’s code of student conduct and may result in disciplinary action. 

Digital Device Policy

The use of digital devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones in the classroom is permitted for course-related uses only. Non-course related activities (including texting, checking social media, emailing, gaming, etc) are prohibited out of respect for your neighbors and your instructor. If an emergency requires the personal use of these devices, you may excuse yourself from the room and return when you are finished.

Disrupting the Academic Environment

Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other institutional activities, including the Institution's public service functions or other authorized activities on institutionally owned or controlled property is strictly prohibited by Oregon Tech’s code of student conduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Dropping a Course

For students who do not attend class the first two weeks of the term - please note that it is your responsibility to drop the course. If you decide that you must drop the course, you will need to do so by the close of Friday of Week 2 in order to receive a full 100% refund. If you drop by the close of Friday of Week 3, your refund will be 50%; if you drop by the close of Friday of Week 4, your refund will be 25%, and thereafter you cannot receive a refund. The last day to Withdraw from a course is Monday of Week 8.

Academic calendar can be found here:
http://www.oit.edu/registrar/academic-info/calendars

Cashier’s calendar can be found here:
http://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/ba/ar/cashiers-office

Non-Attendance

Teaching faculty are required to report non-attendance during the first two weeks of the term from a class if the student has not attended.  Students will be administratively withdrawn from the course based on non-attendance.​

If you miss class, you are still responsible for the material and homework assigned. If you know you will miss class for an official excused absence (e.g., school sports), let me know well in advance via email, and we can arrange an alternate quizzing plan.

OIT Emergency and Closure Information

OIT Alert will send you a text message or email informing you of unscheduled campus closures and emergency situations. For more info seehttp://www.oit.edu/oit-alert

 

Recording Lectures and In-Class Discussions

Please be advised that this class may be recorded. If you would like permission to record this class you must speak with the professor.

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