Diversity and Accessibility We may not "see" our students in online courses, and we may not be aware that some of our students are using assistive technology, or need particular considerations due to a learning or physical challenge. It is important to be aware that students needs will vary, that the population is diverse. We will explore some readings on diversity and accessibility for online learners. We will look at learning needs and how to develop your own online class policy to make sure all our students are learning. We will look at elements of universal design and how these concepts can enhance accessibility for diverse students.
Controlling Plagiarism Online Lincoln University does not offer plagiarism detection, but with or without it, your best defense may be knowing your students, asking them to write so you know their writing, and checking for plagiarism when you are suspicious. But that won't be enough. There are other measures you can take to control it. We will look at measures you can take to safeguard your students from the temptation to plagiarize. In this course, you will be required to cite your sources
Students with Disabilities Statement Lincoln University is committed to non-discrimination of students with disabilities and therefore ensures that they have equal access to higher education, programs, activities, and services in order to achieve full participation and integration into the University. In keeping with the philosophies of the mission and vision of the University, the Office of Student Support Services, through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Program, provides an array of support services and reasonable accommodations for students with special needs and/or disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Services for Students with Disabilities Program seeks to promote awareness and a campus environment in which accommodating students with special needs and/or disabilities is natural extension of the University’s goal.
University Academic Integrity Statement Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing tests, homework, and laboratory reports, and they must ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. In general, students should not give or receive aid when taking exams, or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Honesty in the classroom and in the preparation of papers is, therefore, expected of all students. Each student has the responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own. All of this work must be done in accordance with established principles of academic integrity.
Universal Design for Learning, Stephanie L. Moore, National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities, University of Northern Colorado, (2007). http://www.unco.edu/cetl/UDL/ Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology, DO-IT, University of Washington, (2015). http://www.washington.edu/doit/