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Teacher / student learning contract
In terms of a relationship with a professor or teacher, what are a student's rights?
Students have a right to expect . . .
- Students have a right to expect that, on the first day of class, I will hand them a course syllabus with clearly stated:
- Course objectives
(What are we trying to learn in here?)
- Assignment descriptions (What do I have to do to pass?)
- Specific due dates (When do I have to have it done?)
- Grading policies (How will I be graded?) [ click here for syllabi for courses ]
- Students have a right to expect class sessions will start on time and end on time.
- Students have a right to expect opportunities to discuss course components (assignments, lectures, presentations, exams) outside of class time
- Students have a right to expect constructive feedback on drafts of papers submitted for me to
review (if those drafts are submitted well in advance of due dates) [ writing help ]
- Students have a right to expect that papers will be graded and returned within two weeks
(provided they were turned in on time)
- Students have a right to expect re-evaluations of work that they think may have been graded
unfairly or improperly.
The teacher's rights: As a professor, I have the right to expect that students will:
- I have the right to expect that students will arrive in class on time and prepared
- I have the right to expect that students will stay engaged for the
entire class period
- I have the right to expect that students needing clarification or assistance will ask for it
- I have the right to expect that students will turn in assignments on time
- I have the right to expect that students will immediately inform me when extenuating
circumstances affect his/her attendance [ see syllabi for
- I have the right to expect that students will share concerns about the class in time for
mid-course adjustments to be made
- I have the right to expect that students will follow SNU's code of
Human rights and responsibilities of both teacher and student
Classroom etiquette: Our mutual expectations for each other
- We will listen to each other respectfully
- We will not speak while others are talking
- When we disagree with someone, we will critique that person's ideas in a respectful and
- When other people's perspectives are different from ours, we will try to understand them
rather than simply criticizing them
- We will avoid stereotypes and humor that are disparaging of others
- We will intervene politely when class members are being disrespectful or unfair to
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