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, 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 course requirements.
The college welcomes requests for accommodations related to disability and will grant those that are determined to be reasonable and maintain the integrity of a program or curriculum. To make such a request or to begin a conversation about a possible request, please contact the Office of Academic Access and Disability Resources, which is located in the Center for Teaching and Learning in the E.H. Little Library: Beth Bleil, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-894-2129; or Alysen Beaty, Assistant Director, email@example.com, 704-894-2939. It is best to submit accommodation requests within the drop/add period; however, requests can be made at any time in the semester. Please keep in mind that accommodations are not retroactive.
People learn in different ways and I am committed to accommodating and working with students from all backgrounds. 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 possible about your learning needs and how I can best accommodate them. If you do not have a documented disability, remember that other support services (Writing Center, Speaking Center and Math and Science Center) are available.
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 your needs and the requirements of the course.
ACCOMMODATION for the busy times of the semester – AKA: Grace Period Hours
Any assignment not turned in on time, and without a valid excuse, will receive an automatic 10% deduction, with another 10% for each additional day it is late. However, for papers and reports with a stated due date (see schedule) you have a semester total of 96 grace period hours that you can use to turn in that assignment past the stated due date. You can use any or all of your allotted 96 hour extension time in any way that you need. For instance, if you want to turn in a reflection paper a day late, then you have 72 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.
Outside of grace period hours, extreme circumstances may prevent you from turning in an assignment on time. If you believe there are extenuating circumstances, please let me know and we can discuss. Acceptable reasons for delay include: death in the family, personal illness requiring physician’s care. I do NOT ask for documentation—I trust you!
REQUIRED TEXTS: Link to e-text Integrated Concepts in Biology by Campbell, Heyer, Paradise