COVID-19 Precautions Continue for Fall Semester

Course-related Policies and Resources

Return to Campus Policies and Guidelines

Students, along with faculty and staff, are very important to keeping our SU community healthy and safe. Every member of the community must wear a face mask over the nose and mouth, maintain proper social distance, and complete daily self-screenings, including monitoring their temperature and other health indicators. Like faculty and staff, students are also responsible for knowing and abiding by all COVID-19 policies and procedures and completing the required Coronavirus Awareness and Prevention training. Refusing to comply with health and safety policies and procedures may result in denial of access to campus, campus facilities, and instruction and may lead to disciplinary action.   

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Registration Add/Drop/Withdraw Period

Students may drop part or all of their course load through self-service on their GullNet accounts. If students wish to withdraw completely from the University, they should complete and submit a Withdrawal form, available in GullNet. Failing to attend classes does not constitute an official withdrawal or relieve students from their financial obligations to the University. Students failing to comply with procedures for official withdrawal and/or official dropping of courses risk receiving a grade of F in the courses at issue and will forfeit all right to refunds which might otherwise be made. Detailed procedures for official withdrawal from the University and official dropping of courses, including deadlines for submitting the forms necessary for the disbursement of refunds, are available on the University website ( www.salisbury.edu/registrar and www.salisbury.edu/gullnet).

Request for Virtual Instruction or Course Modifications

The purpose of these guidelines and process is to provide a mechanism for students impacted by COVID-19 to request virtual instruction, virtual participation, or other modifications of course requirements. This process applies to requests made after the open enrollment period has ended. During the open enrollment period, students seeking support to build a schedule with only virtually offered courses should contact the Academic Advising Center.

Academic Misconduct Policy

Integrity is a principle that permeates all the activities of the University and guides the behavior of faculty, students and staff. The spirit of academic integrity denotes adherence to the precept that one's work is one's own. To learn about Salisbury University's Academic Misconduct Policy and information about plagiarism, refer to the following resource:

Misappropriation of Course-Based Intellectual Property

Lectures delivered by faculty in class, as well as course materials faculty create and distribute, are protected by federal copyright law as their original work. Misappropriation of intellectual property is the act of intentionally taking the intellectual property of faculty or others, and/or the sale or distribution of class notes, tests, assignments or class projects for profit, either directly or through a third party, without the express consent or permission of the faculty member or lecturer, or without documentation to demonstrate the need for such accommodations. Such property includes, but is not limited to class notes, tests, assignments, class projects or other academically related work. All academic work undertaken by a student must be completed independently unless instructed otherwise by a faculty member or other responsible authority.

Emergency Absence Policy

Students are expected to attend all class meetings and complete all work in courses for which they are registered. However, Salisbury University recognizes that students may experience serious medical issues, the death of a loved one, or other significant and unexpected life events during the course of an academic term. The Emergency Absence Policy aims to minimize the impact of serious life events upon students’ academic progress. The policy balances supporting students in achieving their educational goals with the academic integrity of the curriculum and the principles of faculty academic freedom. Please refer to the policy for additional details.

Turnitin Statement

Salisbury University contracts with Turnitin for plagiarism detection and deterrence in support of The Salisbury Promise and the Academic Misconduct Policy. As a condition of participating in this course, all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review and plagiarism detection through Turnitin. All papers submitted to Turnitin will be included as source documents in the Turnitin reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism consistent with fair use principles under federal copyright law. You may be asked to directly submit certain written course requirements through MyClasses. The instructor may also submit a student's written assignment through Turnitin if the instructor, in good faith, suspects plagiarism.

Use of Zoom for Remote Sessions

During the semester, students may have courses with synchronous/remote sessions using Zoom. Faculty will communicate expectations and provide guidance on how Zoom will be used as part of instruction with their course, including Zoom etiquette and best practices. Students will be expected to have proper technology available to attend these sessions. First time users of Zoom may be prompted to install Zoom on their computer. Students should review Zoom's  Getting Started on Windows or Mac article  to ensure your speaker/microphone or headset are ready for the remote sessions. Some class sessions may be recorded and delivered to the students through MyClasses. Professors may require remote students to display video and use audio during these sessions; however, students and faculty should discuss appropriate exceptions.

The Family Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of your educational records.  A classroom recording is one of those records. Please review the  Zoom and FERPA Compliance Guide  for more information.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Since 1984, Salisbury University has been committed to assisting our students to improve their writing via writing assignments in every academic course per a national program known as Writing Across the Curriculum

University Writing Center

At the University Writing Center (UWC), trained peer consultants are available to work with students at any stage of the writing process. Located on the second floor of the Guerrieri Academic Commons, the UWC offers a place where writers can meet to talk about their papers and projects. In addition to the important writing instruction that occurs in the classroom and during office hours, students are also encouraged to make use of this important service. For more information and to make appointments, visit the UWC’s website

SU Libraries

The SU Libraries provide students with services and collections to help them succeed in their courses. Students will find course reserves (including textbooks for many courses) at the Library Service Desk, where they also can borrow books, laptops, iPads, and DVDs and get help finding the best sources for their papers. They also can make research appointments to meet with librarians for help developing research strategies and can use a chat service to get quick answers to questions. They can use more than 300 public computers (Windows and Macs) and print in black & white, color, and even 3D. Group study rooms and collaboration tables provide space for working together, and quiet reading rooms provide space for individual study. For more information and hours of operation, visit the SU Libraries website.

Center for Student Achievement

The Center for Student Achievement offers students opportunities to make the most of their out of class study time. Students are encouraged to participate in structured study such as Supplemental Instruction(SI) and Tutoring. Students looking for additional assistance with study strategies and time management should make an appointment for an academic success coaching session. The CSA offers a comfortable space to study with appropriate social distancing. To make an appointment for tutoring and/or success coaching; and for more information and hours of operation visit the Center for Student Achievement website.

Disability Resource Center

Any student registered with the Disability Resource Center who would like to utilize approved accommodations in their courses should contact their faculty member as soon as possible to arrange a meeting to coordinate any and all accommodations.

Students with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services, and/or modifications to University policies, through the DRC by following the DRC's procedures for Requesting Accommodations, Modifications, Aids, and Services

For more information, refer to the Disability Resource Center website or contact the office at:

Disability Resource Center
Guerrieri Student Union (GUC) 229
410-543-6087 or ext 36087
disabilitysupport@salisbury.edu

Access and Accommodations

If you have already established accommodations with the Disability Resource Center (DRC), please schedule an in-person or virtual meeting with me as soon as possible to discuss the implementation of your approved accommodations in this course.

If you have not yet established accommodations with the DRC, but have or think you may have a disability/condition that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to: mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical, or chronic health), please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at (410) 543-6087 or disabilitysupport@salisbury.edu. The DRC is located on the 2nd floor of the Guerrieri Student Union (GSU), Room 229
For more information, please visit the  Disability Resource Center.

Additional Student Support Services - SU Cares

At Salisbury University, we care about our students. We believe that working collaboratively with faculty, our students and their families, and other university offices promotes academic, personal and life-long success. We encourage students to read, print and refer to our SU Cares list of Student Affair resources.  Services and operational hours may vary during emergencies.

Food and Housing Insecurity

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe place to live, and believes this may affect their performance in the course, is urged to contact the Student Affairs Office at 410-543-6080 or studentaffairs@salisbury.edu for support. In addition, Food for the Flock is a free food pantry on campus that serves Salisbury student. If you are experiencing food or housing insecurity, please speak with me so that I can help you to access available resources.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. A diverse and inclusive campus community brings irreplaceable value to our educational experience and work environment, and strengthens us all. Diversity encompasses more dimensions than just the legally protected categories. All people have talent and potential that is spread across communities and groups, locally and globally. Inclusion means creating an environment of respect, connection and involvement among people with different experiences and perspectives. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future.

For more information on programs and services, visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion website.

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

It is the policy of Salisbury University (SU) to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any SU educational program or activity. Any form of sex discrimination (which includes acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence) is prohibited by Title IX. Retaliation for asserting claims of sex discrimination is also prohibited under SU policies and Title IX.

If you experience discrimination, you are encouraged to report the incident to the Salisbury University Office of Institutional Equity (OIE). Learn more about your rights and options at the  Office of Institutional Equity website or call 410-543-6426.

Students may also contact the Counseling Center, a confidential resource, for support related to sexual assault or power-based personal violence at 410-543-6070, or visit Counseling Center website. Also, you can contact the Life Crisis Center (an off-campus resource) at 410-749-4357, 24 hours/day.

In situations where the OIE becomes involved in the resolution of complaints, assistance to students who need help with academics, housing, or other issues is available.

Inclement Weather Policy

Should inclement weather result in classes being canceled information will be given to all local radio and television stations. Students can receive information concerning cancellations by listening to local stations, visiting the SU website or by calling the Gull Line at (410) 546-6426.

Please refer to the entire Inclement Weather Policy for additional information.