Grading Student grades for Service Learning Practicum are determined at the end of each semester and are assigned as Pass (P) or Fail (F). The P (Pass) grade is given when the student actively participates in weekly SLP class meetings, attends SLP Plenary Sessions, completes a Weekly Log as evidence of the service learning experience, shows evidence of reading the assigned text, completes a self-evaluation at the end of the semester, and the Site Mentor’s Student Evaluation is consistent with a passing grade. The F (Fail) grade is given when any of the course requirements are not met and if the Site Mentor’s Student Evaluation is not consistent with a passing grade (even if all course requirements are met). A student may also fail the course if he/she fails to actively engage with his/her SLP site by midterm. Special Accommodations Trinity Lutheran College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities whenever possible. This syllabus will be available to students in alternate formats upon request. Students with disabilities who need accommodations in this course must contact a member of Student Services who, if appropriate, will craft Individual Education Plan for you to present to your professor at the beginning of the semester. Students are responsible for costs related to professional testing for learning disabilities. Academic Responsibility We will outline conduct, participation and criteria for academic accomplishment together. This means we will set high standards, hold one another accountable, critically challenge and encourage each other. Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected of all students at all times at Trinity Lutheran College. Academic dishonesty constitutes a serious violation of scholarship standards that can result in substantial penalties, including denial of credit in a course, as well as dismissal from the college. Any act that involves misrepresentation regarding the student’s academic work or that abridges the rights of other students to fair academic competition is forbidden (e.g., revealing contents of exams or quizzes). Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on assignments or exams, plagiarizing (misrepresenting another’s work as one’s own original creation), submitting the same (or substantially the same) paper in more than one course without prior consent of all instructors concerned, and depriving others of necessary academic sources. Students charged with academic dishonesty have the right to appeal any disciplinary action to the Academic Committee.
Service Learning Practicum Manual for 2010-2011