We are required to inform students regarding a broad range of requirements and university policies in each course and program offered at EWU. The syllabus is usually the method of notification and sometimes is the required method of notification.
NWCCU, our accrediting entity, requires student learning outcomes for each case. This requirement is based upon NWCCU standard 2.C.2: “The institution identifies and publishes expected course, program, and degree learning outcomes. Expected student learning outcomes for courses, wherever offered and however delivered, are provided in written form to enrolled students.” NWCCU based this standard upon the Higher Education Act’s requirements that the criteria for measuring quality of education must include an appropriate measure or measures of student achievement and the standards for accreditation must include assessment of the institution’s success with respect to student achievement. The NWCCU refers to student achievement as student learning outcomes.
Academic Program and Course Management, 303-35 requires that “Faculty must provide sufficient information and detail in syllabi to establish that the minimum amount of work expected of students is consistent with the assignment of credit hours to the course.”https://sites.ewu.edu/policies/policies-and-procedures/ap-303-35-program-and-course-management/
Section 7.7.2 of the CBA: Faculty are responsible for informing students of “the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading.” http://access.ewu.edu/Documents/HRRR/Labor%20Relations/EWU-UFE_Agreement_2013-2016.pdf
Classroom Attendance Policy 303-23 “instructors shall provide students with the course attendance policy during the first class meeting or within the syllabus.” https://sites.ewu.edu/policies/policies-and-procedures/ap-303-23-classroom-attendance/
Student E-mail Policy 502-01 “Faculty will determine how electronic forms of communication, including e-mail, will be used in their classes, and will specify their requirements in the course syllabus. https://sites.ewu.edu/policies/policies-and-procedures/ewu-502-01-student-e-mail/
Eastern Washington University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
Eastern Washington University adheres to affirmative action policies to increase the number and retention of students and employees from historically underrepresented groups.
Eastern Washington University is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student with physical, learning, emotional, or psychological disabilities needing an accommodation, you are encouraged to stop by Disability Support Services (DSS), TAW 124 and speak with Kevin Hills, the Manager DSS or call 509-359-6871.
Academic Integrity is the cornerstone of the university. Any student who attempts to gain an unfair advantage over other students by violating the Academic Integrity policy may be reported to the university and may receive a sanction up to and including XF for the course, suspension, or expulsion from the university. This policy is on the EWU web site.https://sites.ewu.edu/policies/policies-and-procedures/wac-172-90-student-academic-integrity-3/