HUM 275: Additional Course Policies and Information

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is representing someone else’s work as your own. Plagiarizing in this course is both difficult and pointless, but since it could happen, know that at a minimum I will fail any assignment that displays evidence of plagiarism and report the incident to the Dean of LAS in accordance with university policies. Stiffer penalties, up to and including a recommendation for expulsion, may apply depending on the nature of the offense.  The University’s policy on plagiarism is here: No written words (including those in cyberspace, in drafts, and in informal assignments) are exempt from the requirement that you be transparent and ethical in your use of other people’s work.  Ignorance of what constitutes plagiarism or of the university’s policies will not protect you from a charge of plagiarism.  If you are unsure about your use of a source, please ask! Plagiarism is often the result of poor choices made under pressure. If you find yourself tempted to cut corners as a deadline approaches, an extra day or two to complete the assignment ethically is worth the late penalty.   


Special Circumstances: If unusual circumstances keep you from fulfilling the course requirements, contact the instructorThe more initiative you take in confronting such problems, the more opportunity there is for your needs to be accommodatedIf you are coping with an ongoing issue that interferes with your work generally, the Dean of Students office can help (300 Turner Student Services Building, 610 E. John St.; 333-0050;    


Students with Disabilities: To obtain disability-related academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible. To contact DRES you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4603 (VITTY), or e-mail a message to Find more information on the DRES Website: 


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Any student who has suppressed their directory information pursuant to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) should self-identify to the instructor to ensure protection of the privacy of their attendance in this course. See for more information on FERPA. Student information and records will not be released to anyone other than the student, unless the student has provided written approval or as required by law. More information may be found here: part6 3-602.html.  


Sexual Misconduct Reporting Obligation: The University of Illinois is committed to combating sexual misconduct. Faculty and staff members are required to report any instances of sexual misconduct to the University’s Title IX and Disability Office. In turn, an individual with the Title IX and Disability Office will provide information about rights and options, including accommodations, support services, the campus disciplinary process, and law enforcement options. A list of the designated University employees who, as counselors, confidential advisors, and medical professionals, do not have this reporting responsibility and can maintain confidentiality, can be found here: 

Other information about resources and reporting is available here:  


Emergency Dean: The Emergency Dean may be reached at (217) 333-0050 and supports students who are experiencing an emergency situation after 5 pm, in which an immediate University response is needed and which cannot wait until the next business day. The Emergency Dean is not a substitute for trained emergency personnel such as 911, Police or Fire. If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, call 911. Please review the Emergency Dean procedures: 


Academic Dates and Deadlines: Students should make note of important academic dates for making changes to their courses (add, drop, credit/no-credit, grade replacement, etc.).