Learning & Teaching
After I have reached out to a student who is failing, not coming to class, or having personal struggles what other offices are available to help them? How do I let them know about the student's situation? (Early Alert?) (Center for Academic Success and the Counseling Center)
What are things I can do to best help students who are struggling? (External Link - also consult the Center for Learning and Teaching)
I have a student who has plagiarized or cheated. What are the standards? (Office of Honor)
How do I report plagiarism or cheating? log on to mybyuh and click on the Instructor tab and then fill in the online Honor Code Violation Form
What is the learning framework? (Center for Learning and Teaching)
How can I get support to improve learning and teaching in my classroom? (Center for Learning and Teaching)
If I want to go on a field trip with my class, where do I find the permission form and when does it need to be turned in? (The completed form must be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Academics at least 2 weeks before the trip.)
Textbooks, Dates, Times, and Modes of Instruction
Please give your textbook information to your department secretary when the class is being scheduled. Even if it is not ordered through the Bookstore there is a federal regulation that textbook information must be available to students when they register.
How do I find the academic calendar with dates and holidays for the syllabus? (Office of the Registrar)
How did we get this academic calendar? (AAVP for curriculum and assessment)
What times are classes offered? (Office of the Registrar)
What is the schedule for Thursday at 11:00? (Academic VP's office)
What is the difference between the different modes of instruction? [In person, hybrid, on-campus online, online-only] Why does this matter? (AAVP for curriculum and assessment, Office of the Registrar)
Preparing the Syllabus
What needs to go on a syllabus? (Word version for copying to your syllabus, 8/10/21 update) (AAVP for Curriculum and Assessment)
What are my department’s Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and what are the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) that I will need to align my class outcomes (SLOs) with? (You may need to click on "Select Another Unit Portfolio" at the top to find your department).
(Please note that student learning outcomes—SLOs—are specific to a class. They should align with Department and University outcomes, but are not dictated by them).
What kinds of information on my syllabus might be connected to assessment for the department and university? How can I write outcomes that are assessable? (University Assessment Committee and AAVP for curriculum and assessment)
How do I find my class roll? (AAVP for curriculum, Office of the Registrar)
How do add/drop/withdraw work? (AAVP for curriculum, Office of the Registrar)
Where are the forms for: independent study, incomplete grade, grade change? (Office of the Registrar)
How do I link library e-resources into my Canvas modules? (Joseph F. Smith Library)
How do I make sure that I'm following copyright laws with my Canvas material? (Joseph F. Smith Library)
End of the Semester
How do I submit my grades? (Office of the Registrar)
When are grades due? Always at noon on the Thursday of the week after finals (Office of the Registrar).
Tests in the Testing Center
Be aware that all tests in the Testing Center must be scheduled well ahead of time. They have limits on how many tests they can run at one time. It is best to give them your test dates at the beginning of the semester or even before to confirm that they can fit you in.
You can find contact information and hours on the Testing Center website.
Tests must be brought with a bar code on each test that the departments get from the testing center. They also have form that must be filled out. Tests must be brought in by noon the day before the test opens.
Every semester has designated final exam days. Each class is scheduled for a certain time. Those hours are part of the hours of classroom instruction for the semester and are an important part of the academic experience. Please plan to use those hours, even if the test is administered in the Testing Center.
To request a test be administered in the Testing Center you will need to get permission from your dean before the Testing Center will schedule it. Again, they have limited capacity and so priority for this space should be given to those for whom there is a need for either the computers or the extended time that the Testing Center makes available.
The final exam schedule is on the Office of the Registrar website.