This page contains boilerplate resources for classes (i.e., this information is not specific to this course).
Technical support for students
Students, please read this technology check list to make sure you are ready for classes.
Students should contact the Helpline (802-656-2604) for support with technical issues.
UVM expects students, faculty, and staff to remain compliant with all COVID-19 recommendations and measures in place for UVM, the State of Vermont, and the City of Burlington. This includes following all rules regarding facial coverings when attending class and generally in indoor spaces. If you do not follow these guidelines, I will ask you to leave the class. If you forget your mask, you cannot enter the class and should go back and retrieve your mask. The Code of Student Conduct outlines policies related to violations of University policies that protect health and safety on campus.
Our intention is for CEMS to be a place where you will be treated with respect and kindness. We welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, interests, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability – and other visible and nonvisible differences. All members of the College are expected to contribute to a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for every other member of the community. If you ever feel that you have been unfairly treated or judged by an instructor, a mentor, another student, or another member of the CEMS community, please let someone know. Your instructors and advisors in the CEMS Office of Student Services are available to discuss any concerns or you can report an incident of bias through the Campus Bias Response Program.
Managing Your Identity at UVM
Students at UVM can specify the first name and pronoun they want used on campus. All students at the University of Vermont can indicate their preferred first name and pronoun to the University community regardless of whether or not they have legally changed their names. Choosing a preferred name in the BANNER system will automatically change which name appears in many internal locations such as class lists, grade reports, and unofficial transcripts. For more information on how to update your preferred name and personal pronouns as well as keeping your legal name private:
To read more about official UVM policies, events, and initiatives regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion: https://www.uvm.edu/diversity Research and Citation Help For help selecting research topics, finding information, citing sources, and more, ask a librarian. The UVM Libraries are eager to help. You may ask questions by phone, e-mail, chat, or text, or make an appointment for an individual consultation with a librarian. Howe Library: https://library.uvm.edu/askhowe Dana Medical Library: https://dana.uvm.edu/help/ask Silver Special Collections Library: https://specialcollections.uvm.edu/help/ask
General statement regarding potential changes during the semester
http://catalogue.uvm.edu/ The University of Vermont reserves the right to make changes in the course offerings, mode of delivery, degree requirements, charges, regulations, and procedures contained herein as educational, financial, and health, safety, and welfare considerations require, or as necessary to be compliant with governmental, accreditation, or public health directives.
Intellectual Property Statement/Prohibition on Sharing Academic Materials
Students are prohibited from publicly sharing or selling academic materials that they did not author (for example: class syllabus, outlines or class presentations authored by the professor, practice questions, text from the textbook or other copyrighted class materials, etc.); and students are prohibited from sharing assessments (for example homework or a take-home examination). Violations will be handled under UVM’s Intellectual Property policy and Code of Academic Integrity.
Tips for Success
Course-specific study/preparation tips Here are a few resources for students on remote/online learning: * Checklist for success in https://learn.uvm.edu/about/support-for-students/checklist-online-credit-courses/ * Academic support for online courses: https://www.uvm.edu/academicsuccess/online-learning-student-resources-remote-instruction * 30-minute webinar on online learning success (Mar 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp_MYsqQyvE Helpful resources other than the professor (e.g., Undergraduate/Graduate Writing Center, Supplemental Instruction, Learning Co-op tutors, supplemental course materials)
Student Learning Accommodations
In keeping with University policy, any student with a documented disability interested in utilizing ADA accommodations should contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS), the office of Disability Services on campus for students. 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 recommended to discuss with their faculty the accommodations they plan to use in each course. Faculty who receive Letters of Accommodation with Disability Related Flexible accommodations will need to fill out the Disability Related Flexibility Agreement. Any questions from faculty or students on the agreement should be directed to the SAS specialist who is indicated on the letter.
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Important UVM Policies
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. https://www.uvm.edu/registrar/religious-holidays
The policy addresses plagiarism, fabrication, collusion, and cheating.
If you would like to contest a grade, please follow the procedures outlined in this policy:
For information on grading and GPA calculation, go to https://www.uvm.edu/registrar/grades
Code of Student Conduct
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.
Promoting Health & Safety
The University of Vermont's number one priority is to support a healthy and safe community:
Center for Health and Wellbeing https://www.uvm.edu/health
Counseling & Psychiatry Services (CAPS) Phone: (802) 656-3340
C.A.R.E. 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 https://www.uvm.edu/studentaffairs
The UVM Center for Health & Wellbeing provides several on- and off-campus resources for students struggling with food insecurity: https://www.uvm.edu/health/food-insecurity-uvm
Final Exam Policy
The University final exam policy outlines expectations during final exams and explains timing and process of examination period. https://www.uvm.edu/registrar/final-exams