Teacher / student learning contract

What are your rights?

Students have a right to expect . . .

  1. 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 ]
  2. Students have a right to expect class sessions will start on time and end on time.
  3. Students have a right to expect opportunities to discuss course components (assignments, lectures, presentations, exams) outside of class time
  4. 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 ]
  5. Students have a right to expect that papers will be graded and returned within two weeks (provided they were turned in on time)
  6. Students have a right to expect re-evaluations of work that they think may have been graded unfairly or improperly.

As a professor, I have the right to expect that students will:

  1. I have the right to expect that students will arrive on time and prepared [ Wayman's "Did I miss anything?" poem ]
  2. I have the right to expect that students will stay engaged for the entire class period
  3. I have the right to expect that students needing clarification or assistance will ask for it
  4. I have the right to expect that students will turn in assignments on time
  5. I have the right to expect that students will immediately inform me when extenuating circumstances affect his/her attendance [ see syllabi for attendance policies]
  6. I have the right to expect that students will share concerns about the class in time for mid-course adjustments to be made
  7. I have the right to expect that students will follow SNU's code of academic integrity

Human rights and responsibilities of both teacher and student

Classroom etiquette: Our mutual expectations for each other

  1. We will listen to each other respectfully
  2. We will not speak while others are talking
  3. When we disagree with someone, we will critique that person's ideas in a respectful and constructive manner
  4. When other people's perspectives are different from ours, we will try to understand them rather than simply criticizing them
  5. We will avoid stereotypes and humor that are disparaging of others
  6. We will intervene politely when class members are being disrespectful or unfair to others

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SNU missions course materials and syllabi

Cultural Anthropology    Introduction to Missions    Linguistics    Missions Strategies    Modern Missionary Movement (History of Missions)    Nazarene Missions    Church Growth and Christian Missions    Theology of Missions    Traditional Religions    World Religions
 
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