Policies You Might Want on Your Syllabus
A collection of ideas from other Penn faculty
In compliance with Penn policy and equal access laws, I am available to discuss appropriate academic accommodations that you may require as a student with a disability. Requests for academic accommodations need to be made during the first two weeks of the semester, except under unusual circumstances, to arrange reasonable accommodations. Students must register with Student Disabilities Services (SDS) for disability verification and for determination of reasonable academic accommodations.
The Office of Learning Resources at the Weingarten Learning Resources Center offers individualized instruction and a variety of workshops to guide Penn students towards more efficient and effective academic study skills and strategies. Professional staff provides free and confidential instruction in areas such as time/project management, academic reading and writing, exam preparation and test-taking strategies, and study strategies. The office is located in Stouffer Commons, 3702 Spruce Street. Stop by to use the study lounge or computer lab or to pick up self-help brochures and semester calendars. To schedule an appointment with a Learning Instructor, call (215) 573-9235 or visit in person. To learn more about Weingarten's services, visit www.vpul.upenn.edu/lrc.
The David B. Weigle Information Commons supports collaborative learning using the latest technologies. It offers:
- Group Study rooms, Data Diner booths and alcoves with computers, large display screens and video recording systems.
- One-on-one and small-group assistance with research skills, time & project management, writing and communication skills.
- Equipment, software, training and support for digital media projects, scanners, cameras, videocameras and a poster printer. Students can create video, audio, podcasts, animations, posters, comic books, websites and presentations.
Onsite services include workshops, walk-in and appointment-based assistance:
- CWiC's (Communication Within the Curriculum) undergraduate advisors assist students with presentations and effective communication.
- Weingarten Learning Resources Center, a department of the Vice Provost for University Life Division, guides students on time and project management including project planning and study strategies.
- The Writing Center guides students on writing for different audiences and purposes.
- Penn Libraries staff guide students on research skills (including accessing information and conducting research), software support, digital media production and use of all available technologies.
Service hours, online room reservations, workshop schedules and online tutorials are at http://commons.library.upenn.edu
Students can request assistance by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org