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Policies Regarding Teaching

College Policies

  • Mission—The College's mission statement underlies all policies regarding teaching at Dartmouth.
  • Academic Honesty—The Academic Honor Principle and Guidelines for Faculty.  Teachers should discuss in class precisely how the principle applies to work in each course they teach.  They should give students plenty of time to ask questions about the principle early in the course and in anticipation of submitting written work of any kind.  DCAL holds occasional workshops on developing plagiarism-resistant assignments.  Other useful resources in this regard include librarians and the Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office.
  • Disabilities—Students with disabilities at Dartmouth have met the same rigorous standards of admission that all Dartmouth students have met. Their high school records, College Entrance Examination Board scores, and potential for intellectual growth have recommended them. Once admitted to the College the student with disabilities, after registering for services, is entitled to certain reasonable accommodations from the College.  The Student Disabilities Coordinator can help you understand when accommodations are appropriate,  how they work best, and how to keep your students informed about their rights and opportunities.
  • Sexual Harassment—An excerpt from pages 63-64 of the Faculty Handbook.
  • Confidentiality of Student Records. See the Dartmouth College Student Handbook and search the PDF for "FERPA." Confidentiality also applies to returning graded work.
  • Course Shopping—Some advice and the Registrar's rules on drops and adds.
  • Extensions and Incompletes
  • Tests and Exams
  • Grade Descriptions

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Last Updated: 8/1/12