Syllabus Policies and Values

Student Learning Accommodations:

Faculty members are encouraged to include the following statement in the course syllabus and to ensure that students are aware of the statement as they review the syllabus. This approach indicates the willingness of the faculty member to assist students with disabilities who may require accommodations:

In keeping with University policy, any student with a documented disability interested in utilizing accommodations should contact SAS, the office of Disability Services on campus. SAS works with students and faculty in an interactive process to explore reasonable and appropriate accommodations, which are communicated to faculty in an accommodation letter. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty to discuss the accommodations they plan to use in each course. A student’s accommodation letter lists those accommodations that will not be implemented until the student meets with their faculty to create a plan. Contact SAS: A170 Living/Learning Center: 802-656-7753 (phone link).

Contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS):

UVM’s policy on disability certification and student support: (PDF link) (PDF link)

Religious Holidays:

Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. If you need to miss class to observe a religious holiday, please submit the dates of your absence to me in writing by the end of the second full week of classes.  You will be permitted to make up work within a mutually agreed-upon time.

Academic Integrity:

The policy addresses plagiarism, fabrication, collusion, and cheating. (PDF link)


For information on grading and GPA calculation, go to the Registrar’s page on grading. .

Grade Appeals:

If you would like to contest a grade, please follow the procedures outlined in this policy: (PDF link)

Code of Student Conduct: (PDF link)

FERPA Rights Disclosure:

The purpose of this policy is to communicate the rights of students regarding access to, and privacy of their student educational records as provided for in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. (PDF link)

Promoting Health & Safety:

The University of Vermont’s number one priority is to support a healthy and safe community:

Center for Health and Wellbeing (PDF link)

Counseling & Psychiatry Services (CAPS)

Phone: (802) 656-3340
If you are concerned about a UVM community member or are concerned about a specific event, we encourage you to contact the Dean of Students Office (802-656-3380). If you would like to remain anonymous, you can report your concerns online by visiting the Dean of Students website at
Counseling and Psychiatry Services:

Final exam policy:

The University final exam policy outlines expectations during final exams and explains timing and process of examination period.