Classroom Management

  1. Syllabus

    Course Syllabus Guidelines may be provided by the Provost, College, and/or Unit. Kent State does not have a standardized template for syllabi.  For questions about what to include in a syllabus, consult with your unit or campus administrator and colleagues.

  2. Attendance

    1. Summary

      Classes are conducted on the premise that regular attendance is expected. The individual instructor has both the responsibility and the prerogative for managing student attendance. If students anticipate an absence, they should consult with the instructor individually. In the event the absence was due to illness or injury, verification from the medical professional treating the illness or injury should be presented to the instructor.

  3. Grading

    Student proficiency in coursework is recorded by letter grades. The University Registrar Policies and Procedures site includes information on midterm/final semester grades and Pass-Fail grade options. 

  4. Classroom Support (Information Technology)

    1. Summary

      Teaching, research and public service are greatly enhanced through the use of computing systems and software, access to the World Wide Web, and other technology resources. Authorized users of campus computing and network resources shall be faculty, staff, students and other affiliated individuals or organizations authorized by the vice president for information services.

    2. Early Alert Referral System

      1. Summary

        Faculty and staff may be in positions where they are able to identify students who are in crisis or who are recovering from a physical or mental trauma. Information from the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services may provide members of the University community with guidance in recognizing and helping a student in distress, as well as provide referrals and support.

    3. Blackboard Learn

      1. Summary

        The University has adopted a classroom management system known as Blackboard Learn (Learn). Learn facilitates teaching and learning by integrating all aspects of classroom activities. All courses can be completely or partially managed through this platform. Access to Learn as well as information and tutorials about Learn are available.

    4. Library Programs

      1. Summary

        University Libraries support the overall mission of the University by assisting faculty, staff, students, and the community with resource identification and acquisition. Thus, University Libraries help facilitate scholarly and leisurely research, teaching and service activities.

  5. Access to Student Records

    1. Summary

      The University has the responsibility to protect student information as it pertains to educational records. Educational records are defined as those records, files, documents, and other materials (for example, official academic records, advisement records, student conduct records, health records, and placement bureau records) which contain information directly related to the student and are maintained by a college, school, department, office or other University organizational subdivision, or by a person acting for the University or any of its subdivisions.

  6. Students with Disabilities

    1. Summary

      The University shall make reasonable accommodations in its academic requirements to ensure that such requirements do not discriminate on the basis of disability against a qualified individual with a disability, whether applicant or student. To this end, specific accommodations can be made for students appropriately evaluated by Student Accessibility Services or other certified or licensed provider.