Required Elements
in DSU Syllabi

The purpose of this requirement is to acquaint students with the policies, resources, and services that will help them succeed.

The following elements are required in all DSU syllabi.

  • Name of course, course number, CRN, meeting days and time of class
  • Semester and year
  • Course description from catalog
  • Instructor’s DSU email address, office location, office phone number
  • Instructor’s office hours (should be 4 or 5 hours weekly for full-time faculty — by appointment or TBA is not acceptable)
  • Course pre-requisites and/or co-requisites, including minimum grade / score (if applicable)
  • Lab or other course fees (if applicable)
  • General education status (if applicable)
  • Required textbook(s) and materials; recommended books / materials
  • Projected schedules of class activities, assignments, due dates, exams, etc.
  • Explanation of grade determination
  • Course objectives & outcomes
  • Date & time of Final Exam for specific class
  • Student Academic Conduct Policy
  • *Academic dishonesty / Academic integrity policy
  • Instructor policy on late assignments, missed exams/quizzes, and unexcused absences
  • Reference to “Policy for Absences Related to College Functions”
  • Disruptive behavior policy / classroom expectations

Important Dates

Semester calendar to include at least the following dates / deadlines, either in a course schedule or as “important dates to remember” (Note: These dates can be found on the Academic Calendar):

  • Date classes begin
  • Last day to add without instructor permission
  • Pell Grant census date
  • All holidays / breaks when classes are not held
  • Last day for refund of tuition and fees
  • Late registration / payment fee – Purge date (students who have not paid tuition / fees IN FULL or made payment arrangements may be dropped from classes!)
  • Last day to add or audit classes with instructor permission
  • Midterm grades posted
  • Last day to drop an individual class
  • Last day for complete withdrawal from all classes
  • Last day of classes
  • Final Exam dates
  • Final grades posted
  • Commencement (as applicable)

Important Links

Include the following resources for students who may need them.

 

Disability/Accessibility Resources

DSU welcomes all students and strives to make the learning experience accessible. If you are a student with a medical, psychological, or learning disability that may require accommodations for this course, you are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) as soon as possible. You may request reasonable accommodations at any time during the semester; however, they are not retroactive. The DRC is located next door to the Testing Center in the North Plaza Building
(435-652-7516, drc@dixie.edu, drcenter@dixie.edu).

Title IX Statement

Dixie State University affirms its commitment to the promotion of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational institution. Harassment and discrimination – including sex/gender discrimination, gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender-based violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, pregnancy or parental , family or marital status and or retaliation –not only disrupts our commitment to maintaining an environment in which every member of the University community is treated with respect and dignity, but may also violate University policy and federal, state, and/or local law.

Should you or someone you know experience behavior that is coercive, discriminatory, harassing, and or sexually violent in nature, or if you or someone you know has questions about their rights and options regarding such behavior, you are encouraged to contact:

– Hazel Sainsbury, Dir. Of Equity Compliance, Title IX Coordinator: 435.652.7747 (ext. 7747) hazel.sainsbury@dixie.edu ; titleix@dixie.edu

Incidents may also be reported directly to law enforcement, either separately or in conjunction with any report made to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, and the University will aid in making contact if requested.

– Dixie State University Police: 435.275.4300 or by calling 9-1-1.

Maintaining a safe and inclusive University community is a shared responsibility. For more information on how Title IX protections can benefit you and help us keep a productive campus environment, visit titleix.dixie.edu to learn more.

Dmail Disclaimer

You are required to frequently check your Dmail account. Important class and university information will be sent to your Dmail account, including DSU bills, financial aid/scholarship notices, notices of cancelled classes, reminders of important dates and deadlines, and other information critical to your success at DSU and in your courses. To access your Dmail account, visit dmail.dixie.edu. Your Dmail username is your DixieID (e.g. D00111111) If you have forgotten your PIN, visit my.dixie.edu and click the Forgot Pin button.