Center for the Advancement of Innovative Teaching

Syllabus Recommendations

Please consider using the information below in your syllabus in order to stay compliant with state and federal laws and guidelines:

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act 2008 (ADAAA), and Title III (Public Accommodations) Hawai'i Pacific University does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

Any student who feels he/she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability is invited to contact Deneen Kawamoto (Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support) at HPU. She can be reached at (808) 544-1198 or in the downtown Academic Advising Office, UB 123, 1164 Bishop Street. She can also be reached at dkawamoto@hpu.edu. This is a necessary step in order to ensure reasonable accommodations in my course. Students are not expected to disclose their specific disability to the professor. Once you meet with the Coordinator and it is determined that accommodations will be provided you will bring a basic letter to your instructor explaining accommodations expected and not the nature of the disability. You may use the following link for guidelines to certify a disability: click here.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Please read HPU’s policy on academic integrity. Academic misconduct undermines the integrity of the university, the degrees it awards, and contaminates the learning environment. Consequently, the instructor and HPU take instances of academic misconduct seriously. It’s the student’s responsibility to read, understand and follow HPU’s policy regarding academic misconduct. Any student who violates this policy will be penalized in accordance with established sanctions and procedures as specified in this HPU policy document.

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Civility Statement (Recommended)

Participation in class must be thoughtful, reflective and respectful to the learning and classroom environment.  Civility towards others is also essential.  Communication that dominates, is disrespectful to others or interferes with general classroom discussion or progress is unacceptable.