Semester Reminders from Amy Sturtevant
Statements for Syllabi:
Please access mysiena and have your SHU email forwarded to the email address of your choice.
SHU EMAIL IS THE TOOL WE USE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU.
Services available to ALL FACULTY:
MySiena – SHU’s employee web page giving you access to class rosters, grade entry, paystub, academic calendar, exam schedule, events schedule, faculty/staff directory, etc. You will access this page with your user name and password. These will be shared with you once you have completed your HR documentation and signed your contract.
SHU ALERTS: Take a moment to sign up by texting the word 'Adrian' to 79516, or go to the Campus Safety web page at www.sienaheights.edu/campussafety for more information. Alerts include notices of class cancellations, campus closings, etc.
Parking – You will need a permit to park your vehicle on campus property; applications available at www.sienaheights.edu or you may stop by our welcome center in Ledwidge Hall.
I.D. – Identification cards may be obtained by stopping by our welcome center in Ledwidge Hall/Department of Public Safety. In addition to identifying yourself, cards may be used at any copy machine on campus.
Keys - Let me know if you need a key to PAC 102 for evening/weekend use of the copier, etc.
Campus Mail: Incoming is placed in your mail box located in my office.
Copies –I am available to assist you with copy requests. You may either email your request to me or hard copies may be dropped off in my office. Please complete a copy request form located on my desk. On your own? Have your I.D. card available to access copy machines.
Supplies – If you need office supplies, please let me know and I will order them through our contracted supplier.
Barnes and Noble – If applicable, please stop in our bookstore and make sure your textbooks are ready for your students. Our manager, Liz Burke, will be happy to help you.
Syllabi and Evaluations - Policy Statements for your syllabi are attached to this document. Course evaluations are handled online toward the end of the semester.
ACCREDITATION REQUIRMENTS FROM ALL FACULTY:
Syllabi – Please submit one copy of your syllabus for each course being taught this semester [ELECTRONIC copies are preferred, but hard copies are acceptable.] Although there is no specific template for SHU syllabi, we ask that you include the attached statements***. You may also refer students to the University’s catalog that includes academic University policies.
Current Resume with Contact Information – (A resume is considered current if it has been updated within the last four years.) Also, for adjunct faculty members, I am required to keep on file a copy of a transcript or document which acknowledges your latest/highest degree.
STATEMENTS FOR SYLLABI
Academic dishonesty is unethical behavior which in any way violates the standards of scholarly conduct. It includes such behaviors as cheating on assignments or examinations, plagiarizing, submitting the same or essentially the same papers for more than one course without the consent of all instructors concerned, misappropriating library materials, or the destroying of or tampering with computer files. Also included in academic dishonesty is knowingly or intentionally helping another violate any part of this policy.
Plagiarism is the failure to give credit for the use of any materials from outside sources, including the internet. It includes, but is not limited to: verbatim use of a quote without quotation marks and adequate documentation; submission of a paper, prepared by another person, as one’s own work; using the ideas, facts, words, photographs, pictures, graphics, or data of someone else and claiming them as your own; or not documenting ideas, facts, words or data gathered during research.
Carefully read and know all the elements of the Academic Dishonesty Policy above. Students are not excused from adherence to the policy even if they have not read it. The penalty for plagiarism is a failing grade assigned to the student paper.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Siena Heights University values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation. Our goal is to create learning environments that are usable, equitable and inclusive. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or accurate assessment or achievement, please notify the instructor as soon as possible. Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Accessibility (517) 264-7683 or Laura Lyall (coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a range of options for removing barriers in the course, including accommodations. This process is initiated and driven by the student. It is to your advantage to begin the process in a timely manner, since accommodations are not retroactive. Grades earned before verification of a disability by the Office of Accessibility will not be changed.
The Writing Center at Siena Heights University is a free resource available to all CAS students. Students are encouraged to visit the writing center for writing feedback at any stage in the writing process. For information regarding our tutors, hours, location, or to utilize our online links and resources, please visit www.writingcenter.sienaheights.edu
Academic Engagement Policy:
In response to federal regulations governing financial aid, faculty will report students who are absent from class for one week without explanation. These students will be contacted to determine their current status. Students who are disengaged from a class for two weeks will be administratively withdrawn from that class and given a withdrawal grade equivalent to an E in grade point calculations. In order to avoid an administrative withdrawal, students can initiate a withdrawal themselves before the deadline (March 21) and avoid negative consequences to their grade points.
NOTE: A complete list of University policies may be found in the undergraduate catalog.
Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information
Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information
To Report an Emergency or Suspicious Activity
Call the Department of Public Safety at 517-264-7800 (Adrian Campus). If the line is unavailable or you are calling from another University location, dial 911.
Shelter in Place – General Guidance
Although it is unlikely that we will ever need to shelter in place, it is helpful to know what to do just in case. No matter where you are on campus, the basic steps of shelter in place will generally remain the same:
If you are inside, stay where you are. If you are outdoors, proceed into the closest building or follow instructions from emergency personnel on scene.
Shelter-in-place in an interior room, above ground level, and with the fewest windows. If sheltering in a room with windows, keep away from the windows. If there is a large group of people inside a particular building, several rooms maybe necessary.
Shut and lock all windows (locking will form a tighter seal) and close exterior doors.
Turn off air conditioners, heaters, and fans. Close vents to ventilation systems as you are able. (Facilities staff will turn off ventilation systems as quickly as possible).
Make a list of the people with you and call the list in to Public Safety so they know where you are sheltering.
Visit Campus Safety @ Siena for incident updates http://www.sienaheights.edu/campussafety.aspx or call the Information Line 517-264-7900. If possible, turn on a radio or television and listen for further instructions. If your email address or mobile device is registered with SHU Alerts, check for alert notifications.
Make yourself comfortable and look after one other. You will get word as soon as it is safe to come out.
An evacuation will be considered if the building we are in is affected or we must move to a location of greater safety. We will always evacuate if the fire alarm sounds. In the event of an evacuation, please gather your personal belongings quickly (purse, keys, cell phone, SHU ID card, etc.) and proceed to the nearest exit. (There are four exits available in the Performing Arts Center (PAC); two on the west side of the building, one to the north off the music wing, and one to the east off the lobby.) Do not use an elevator. Once we have evacuated the building, proceed to our primary rendezvous location. (If evacuating the PAC, rendezvous outside the University Center.
can be found on Campus Safety @ Siena website http://www.sienaheights.edu/campussafety.aspx or by calling the Department of Public Safety at 517-263-0731.
Fall Semester - 2018
Siena Heights University, Adrian Campus Undergraduate
March through August
New student academic orientation as scheduled
Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24
All University Workshop for faculty and staff
Wednesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 26
Welcome Week (mandatory for freshmen)
Monday, August 27
Monday, September 3
Labor Day - No Classes
Monday, September 3
Last day to drop classes with a 100 percent refund
Thursday, September 6
Fall Academic Convocation, 4 p.m., St. Dominic Chapel
Saturday, September 15
Application for December graduation due
Monday, September 17
Last day to change letter graded courses to credit/no credit
Friday, October 5-Sunday, October 7
Homecoming Weekend - Adrian campus
Friday, October 19
Fall Break - No classes
Monday, October 22
Monday, October 22-Friday, November 2
Monday, November 5
Last day to withdraw from classes
Monday, November 5-Thursday, November 8
Advising and web registration by class standing
Monday, November 12-Sunday, January 6
Advising/open registration for Winter 2019 and Summer 2019
Tuesday, November 13
Common Dialogue Day
Wednesday, November 21-Sunday, November 25
Thanksgiving break - begins after last class on Tuesday evening, November 20
Monday, November 26
Classes resume at 8 a.m.
Monday, December 10-Friday, December 14
FINAL EXAMINATIONS (See schedule for specific times, days, etc.)
Monday, December 17
Grades due online by 11 p.m.; course evaluations completed
Monday, December 17
Academic Review Board