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References for Syllabi Links

The following policies from the University Senate, the Office of Institutional Equity, the Office of the Provost, and Community Standards are most often posted on undergraduate and graduate syllabi. Instructors may choose to reference this page on their syllabi.

    Information regarding the development of a syllabus is available from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning:

    Recommended Syllabus Language for Classroom Recordings

    Recording Lectures
    Classes for this semester’s course will be conducted over _______________.  As the host, I may  record these sessions using ___________’s recording feature. The recording feature for others in attendance will be disabled so that no one else will be able to record a session. In order to protect student privacy and intellectual property rights, students are prohibited from recording any session, or any portion of a session, by other means. At my discretion and in accordance with University policies and guidelines, I may share one or more the recorded sessions with the class to provide students with an additional opportunity to review course content. The sharing of any recorded content without my written permission is prohibited. If you would like to ensure your likeness is not captured during an online class, please turn your camera off. For recordings conducted in person, please alert me to any concerns so that I may take steps to help ensure you are not recorded.

    Please remember that the unauthorized recording or sharing of course content may be considered a violation the law, University policy, and/or The Student Code.

    Option language for professors
    (Professor Created Videos) The web-based video delivery of each class in this course is for sole use of the students enrolled in this course. Any other use of these class videos or any pictures or derivatives of the class videos without the written consent of the course’s professor is prohibited.

    Option language for professors
    (Student Created Videos) The videos created by students as part of this course are for sole use of the students enrolled in this course. Any other use of these videos or any pictures or derivatives of the videos without the written consent of the video creator is prohibited.


    In addition, the Provost’s Office and Office of Institutional Equity recommend that faculty either include the language below or include a link to this page.

    Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence

    The University is committed to maintaining a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environments for all members of the University community – students, employees, or visitors. Academic and professional excellence can flourish only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. All members of the University community are responsible for the maintenance of an academic and work environment in which people are free to learn and work without fear of discrimination or discriminatory harassment. In addition, inappropriate amorous relationships can undermine the University’s mission when those in positions of authority abuse or appear to abuse their authority. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment, as well as inappropriate amorous relationships, and such behavior will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the University. Additionally, to protect the campus community, all responsible employees (including faculty), as outlined in the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Related Interpersonal Violence, are required to report to the Office of Institutional Equity any information that they receive related to sexual assaults, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking involving a student. An exception to this reporting exists if students disclose information as a part of coursework submitted to an instructor in connection with a course assignment. Even in the absence of such obligation, all Employees are encouraged to contact OIE if they become aware of information that suggests a safety risk to the University community or any member thereof. The University takes all reports with the utmost seriousness. Please be aware that while the information you provide will remain private, it will not be confidential and will be shared with university officials who can help. More information, including confidential and exempt employee resources available for support and assistance, can be found at and

    Statement on Absences from Class Due to Religious Observances and Extra-Curricular Activities
    Faculty and instructors are expected to reasonably accommodate individual religious practices unless doing so would result in fundamental alteration of class objectives or undue hardship to the University’s legitimate business purposes. Such accommodations may include rescheduling an exam or giving a make-up exam, allowing a presentation to be made on a different date or assigning the student appropriate make-up work that is intrinsically no more difficult than the original assignment. Faculty and instructors are strongly encouraged to allow students to complete work missed due to participation in extra-curricular activities that enrich their experience, support their scholarly development, and benefit the university community. Examples include participation in scholarly presentations, performing arts, and intercollegiate sports, when the participation is at the request of, or coordinated by, a University official. Students should be encouraged to review the course syllabus at the beginning of the semester for potential conflicts and promptly notify their instructor of any anticipated accommodation needs. Students are responsible for making arrangements in advance to make up missed work.

    For conflicts with final examinations, students should contact the Dean of Students Office. Faculty and instructors are also encouraged to respond when the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) requests student progress reports. This will enable the counselors to give our students appropriate advice.

    Suggested Language from the Center for Students with Disabilities
    The University of Connecticut is committed to protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities and assuring that the learning environment is accessible. If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability or pregnancy, please let me know immediately so that we can discuss options. Students who require accommodations should contact the Center for Students with Disabilities, Wilbur Cross Building Room 204, (860) 486-2020 or

    Suggested Language from the Office of Emergency Management on Emergency Preparedness
    In case of inclement weather, a natural disaster, or a campus emergency, the University communicates through email and text message. Students are encouraged to sign up for alerts through Students should be aware of emergency procedures, and further information is available through the Office of Emergency Management at