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Texting, Surfing, Phones, iPads, etc. Please check your messages before or after class time.  Texting or other use is not allowed during class time.  All such devices should be turned off or to “vibrate” and ear buds removed before class begins.  If it is critical to leave the device turned up (e.g., spouse going into labor), let me know ahead of class.  

Honor Code: It is expected that all participants and the instructor will act in a manner consistent with the principles and commitments of the Psychology Department Honor Code.  See: 


Academic Integrity (University) “The integrity of all scholarly work is at the foundation of an academic community. Students are expected to do their own academic work. Dishonesty in academic work, including cheating, academic misconduct, fabrication, or plagiarism, is unacceptable. Faculty are expected to instruct students in ways of avoiding these forms of academic dishonesty. Faculty are also responsible for assessing and reporting all charges of academic dishonesty to the appropriate Dean.  MU’s Academic Integrity Policy can be found at http://www.mansfield.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-resources/upload/Mansfield-University-Process-for-Reporting-Academic-Integrity-Violations-Rev-3-09.pdf and the Academic Dishonesty Form may be accessed here or from the Academic Affairs website.”

Students Requesting Academic and/or Access Accommoda-tions
“Students with documented learning disabilities, physical challenges, mental health diagnoses, or other significant medical conditions whose learning or participation may be affected in this course, should meet with the Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD Coordinator) in the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities located in the Department of Academic and Human Development (144 South Hall, Phone: 570/662-4436) for a review of qualification for reasonable accommodations.  It is recommended that students contact the SSD Coordinator during the first two weeks of classes or immediately upon diagnosis to ensure accommodations are met in an efficient, appropriate, and timely manner for the best student learning outcome.  Upon qualification, the Coordinator will arrange to provide an accommodation letter to the professor for the identification of academic or accessibility adjustments.  You must contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities to renew accommodation letters at the start of each semester.”

Student Consumer Rights & Responsibilities
“The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was enacted in 2008 and reauthorized the amended Higher Education Act of 1965.  HEOA requires postsecondary educational institutions to distribute or make publicly available a broad range of information collectively known as Student Consumer Information.  Topics covered under HEOA include student financial aid, campus health and safety, student outcomes, as well as general institutional information.  Mansfield’s Student Consumer Information website is located at this link:  http://mansfield.edu/HEA/.”
“The University fully supports the Copyright Laws of the United States. Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to any original work in any tangible medium of expression. Images displayable on computer screens, computer software, music, books, magazines, journals, photographs, and articles are among items subject to copyright. A work need not be explicitly labeled with a copyright notice to be afforded copyright protection. For more information on Copyright please consult the Mansfield University Copyright Information website: http://mansfield.libguides.com/copyright.”
Title IX and Protection of Minors Legislation: Reporting Obligations (University) "Mansfield University and its faculty are committed to assuring a safe and productive educational environment for all students.

Title IX Requirements: “In order to meet this commitment and to comply with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, the University requires faculty members to report incidents of sexual violence shared by students to the University’s Title IX Coordinator at titleix@mansfield.edu .  The only exceptions to the faculty member’s reporting obligation under Title IX are when incidents of sexual violence are communicated by a student during a classroom discussion, in a writing assignment for a class, or as part of a University-approved research project. Additional information regarding the reporting of sexual violence and the resources that are available to victims of sexual violence is set forth at: http://www.mansfield.edu/title-ix/upload/Title-IX-Policy-FINAL-7-2016.pdf; http://www.mansfield.edu/title-ix/resources.cfm (Title IX Resources), and http://www.mansfield.edu/title-ix/bill-of-rights.cfm (Sexual Misconduct Victims’ Bill of Rights). Reports of Title IX matters should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at titleix@mansfield.edu.”

Protection of Minors Requirements:  “Faculty members are obligated to report sexual violence or any other abuse of a student who was, or is, a child (a person under 18 years of age) when the abuse allegedly occurred. Mandated reporters must immediately make an oral report of suspected child abuse to the Department of Human Services (DHS) by calling 800-932-0313. Immediately following the report to DHS, the mandated reporter must notify Tanya Bombicca (570-389-4151), as designated in the University’s protection of minors policy.  No exceptions apply to this reporting obligation.   Mansfield University’s Protection of Minors policy is available at http://www.mansfield.edu/hr/protection-of-minors.cfm.”