Setting Guidelines and Expectations
Policies exist throughout the University to help set guidelines and define expectations. Using the "WSU Search" feature for specific topics on the Web site will lead to specific information. Some policies have special applicability to faculty, staff, and students involved in undergraduate education.
Some typical questions regarding University policies are ...
What topics should be included on every undergraduate class syllabus? New accreditation standards for WSU will specify that every course syllabus must contain student learning outcomes and a method of assessing them.
What is available to guide faculty regarding academic integrity issues? A brochure, "Protecting Academic Integrity at Washington State University," (8-07) offeres tips on what to include in a syllabus, what to do if you believe a student has cheated, and a sample letter.
What are campus safety and emergency policies and requirements? All faculty and staff members and students are responsible for knowing what to do in case of an emergency on campus. Faculty are further responsible for ...
- discussing with students in each class and laboratory the emergency policies specific to that location
- including links to Web sites in every course syllabus
- posting such information on course Web sites.
Provost Warwick Bayly in August 2009 detailed expectations and resources. The Office of Emergency Management Web site has abundant information and links to further resources.
Can I schedule classes or tests during "Closed Week" ("Dead Week")? Provost Warwick M. Bayly routinely details University rules. The Office of the Registrar also lists information about closed week (see #79).
Is there a guide for the accomodation of disabilities? WSU's Disability Resource Center provides information for faculty and instructors on that topic.
How do I respond to student absences due to illness? The Office of the Registrar posts academic regulations regarding absences (see #73) and faculty should be familiar with those.