I am committed to accommodating students with learning or physical disabilities. Your success in this class is important to me. If there are circumstances that may affect your performance in this class, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can work together to develop strategies for adapting assignments to meet both your needs and the requirements of the course. Individuals with disabilities of any kind (including learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, health conditions), who require instructional, curricular, or test accommodations are responsible for making such needs known to the instructor and the Dean of Students Office as early as possible. If you have a documented disability (or think you may have a disability) and, as a result, need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this class, complete course requirements, or benefit from the College’s programs or services, contact the Dean of Student’s Office as soon as possible. To receive any academic accommodation, you must be appropriately registered. Every possible effort will be made to accommodate students in a timely and confidential manner. The Dean of Students works with students confidentially and does not disclose any disability-related information without their permission.
I am also committed to accommodating and working with students from all backgrounds, however, you may identify yourself. As with students with disabilities, if there are circumstances
that may affect your performance, please let me know as soon as possible so that we can work together to develop strategies for adapting assignments to meet both your needs and the requirements of the course.
People learn in different ways and the organization of any course accommodates each student differently. For example, you may prefer to process information by speaking and listening, so that some of the written handouts I provide may be difficult to absorb. Please talk to me as soon as you can about your individual learning needs and how this course can best accommodate them. If you do not have a documented disability, remember that other support services, including the Writing Center, the Speaking Center and the Math and Science Center, are available to all students.
ACCOMMODATION for the busy times of the semester
For any assignment with a stated due date you have a 72 hour grace period that you can use to turn in that assignment past the stated due date. You can use any or all of your allotted 72 hour extension time in any way that you need. For instance, if you want to turn in a take-home review 5 hours late, then you have 67 hours left to use on another assignment. Or you can use it all on one assignment; it is up to you. You are responsible for keeping track of your use of those hours, under the Honor Code.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Link to e-text Integrated Concepts in Biology by Campbell, Heyer, Paradise