Syllabus Statement

Students with Disabilities

In accordance with University procedures, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course; please contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You must be registered with the Center for Student Progress Disability Services, located in Kilcawley Center Room 2082, and provide a letter of accommodation to coordinate reasonable accommodations. You can reach CSP Disability Services at 330-941-1372.


Class Cancellation

If this class is being cancelled for any one day due to instructor illness, or other reasons, an e-mail will be sent to the student’s YSU e-mail account as soon as possible, and a cancelled class notice will be put on the classroom door.  University-wide class cancellation is a decision made by the President’s Office, and officially announced via the YSU homepage and on WYSU (88.5 FM) radio.  Students may also register at the YSU Portal to receive a text message about University-Wide closures via the Emergency Alert Notification System.


Incomplete Grade Policy

An incomplete grade of “I” may be given to a student who has been doing satisfactory work in a course, but, for reasons beyond the control of the student and deemed justifiable by the instructor, has not completed all requirements for a course when grades were submitted.  A letter grade MAY NOT be changed to an “I” (Incomplete) after the term has ended and grades have been recorded.  For Fall Term courses, the final date to complete an “I” will be March 1 of the following term; for Spring Term courses, September 1; for Summer Term courses, October 1.  These dates can only be extended with the approval of the instructor and the Dean of the College where the course is taught.  Forms for extension of the deadline may be obtained and after obtaining the proper signatures, this form must be submitted to the University Records office 24 hours before the original deadline (i.e. for Fall Term courses, March 1 of the following term).


Important Dates

Last day to change a grade option is January 16. The last day to withdraw from the class and receive a full refund is January 21. The last day to withdraw from class (without a refund) is March 22. No classes are scheduled on January 15, and March 5 through March 9.


Center for Student Progress (CSP)

The Marion G. Resch Center for Student Progress is a resource on Campus established to help students successfully complete their University experience.  Please phone 330-941-3538 or visit the Center for assistance in tutoring or for individualized assistance with social and academic success.  The main Center is located in Kilcawley West below the bookstore.    


Academic Dishonesty Policy

As outlined in The Student Code of Conduct, all forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited at Youngstown State. This includes plagiarism, the unauthorized use of tools or notes in taking tests or completing assignments, fabrication of data or information used for an assignment, working with others without permission from the instructor, and more. A student who is believed to have violated the academic integrity policy will meet with the instructor to discuss the allegations. The student may accept responsibility for the violation and any sanctions selected by the instructor, or they have the right to ask for a hearing before a hearing panel. The full Academic Integrity policy can be found in Article III. 1. of The Student Code of Conduct, while further information on University procedures for alleged academic integrity violations can be found in Article V.


Youngstown State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, religion or veteran/military status in its programs or activities. Please visit YSU ADA accessibility for contact information for persons designated to handle questions about this policy.