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Reasonable Accommodations

UAB is committed to providing an accessible learning experience for all students. If you are a student with a disability that qualifies under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and you require accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services for information on accommodations, registration and procedures. Requests for reasonable accommodations involve an interactive process and consist of a collaborative effort among the student, DSS, faculty and staff. If you are registered with Disability Support Services, please contact me to discuss accommodations that may be necessary in this course. If you have a disability but have not contacted Disability Support Services, please call 934-4205 or visit http://www.uab.edu/dss.

Candidate E-Mail Requirement

UAB requires that each candidate use their UAB e-mail address for official communication. If you encounter trouble or problems with your e-mail address, please contact ASK-IT (996-5555).

Oral and Written Communication

UAB’s SOE members faculty expect all candidates to be proficient in the areas of spoken and written communication. Consequently, the course instructor reserves the right to recommend remediation for any candidate whose oral and written communication skills are considered unsatisfactory. This remediation might include an objective diagnostic writing evaluation or completion of an appropriate writing course (e.g., EDU 210 for undergraduate students; GRD 727 for graduate students).

Policies Regarding Academic and Non-Academic Misconduct

UAB Faculty members expect all members of the academic community to function according to the highest ethical and professional standards. Academic dishonesty and misconduct includes, but is not limited to, acts of abetting, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication, and misrepresentation. Candidates are expected to honor the UAB Honor Code, Academic Code of Conduct, Student Code of Conduct, and Non-Academic Code of Conduct. Information regarding UAB’s policies regarding these Codes of Conduct is located in link below. You may access this information by visiting the following page:

Turn-It-In Policy (Instructors May Choose to Keep or Delete this Section)

The SOE is committed to the fundamental values of preserving academic honesty. The instructor reserves the right to utilize electronic means to help prevent plagiarism. Candidates agree that by taking this course all assignments are subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com. Assignments submitted to Turnitin.com will be included as source documents in the Turn-It-In.com restricted access database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. The instructor will identify assignments that candidates must submit to Turn-It-In. Candidates are required to submit the complete Turn-It-In originality report for their paper along with a hard copy or electronic copy of the paper, as determined by the instructor. Properly quoted and cited text will show up as a match on Turn-It-In. The originality report will allow the candidate and the instructor to detect accurate attribution as well as plagiarism.

Grade Appeal Process

Unless otherwise stated in a program-specific handbook, or unless the appeal involves a student teaching grade (see Student Teaching Handbook), the grade appeal process will include the steps below in the order listed. The appeal process must be initiated before the end of the term immediately following the term in which the grade was given. Appeals initiated after this time will not be considered.

  1. Instructor level: The student contacts the instructor to discuss the grade concern. If there is not a satisfactory resolution at that level, the student may appeal to the chair of the department under which the course is taught.
  2. Chair level: Within 10 working days of receiving the instructor’s response, the student submits a written grade appeal and supporting evidence to the chair of the department. The chair will review this information and seek any additional information from the student or the instructor in order to render a decision. The decision will be based on the relevant information provided, and will be sent to the student in writing. If there is not a satisfactory resolution at that level, the student may appeal to the dean.
  3. Dean level: Within 10 working days of receiving the department chair’s response, the student forwards the written appeal and supporting evidence to the dean. The dean will review this information and seek any additional information from the student, the chair, or the instructor that may be needed to render a decision. The decision will be based on the relevant information provided, and will be sent to the student in writing. The grade appeal process ends at the dean’s level.

IRB Compliance Policy

This course involves, or may involve, a research project. No stage of the research project for this course is to begin prior to the candidate, course instructor, and candidate advisor receiving a stamped copy of the IRB Approval Form. Initiating any stage of the research prior to such formal approval is a violation of UAB and School of Education guidelines and will result in failing the course. This policy has been approved by the School of Education and the UAB Institutional Review Board. The UAB Institutional Review Board may impose additional consequences. Students may request additional information about IRB requirements from the Office for Research Grant Support: EB 233 (975-5388).

Title IX Policy

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to providing an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. If you have been the victim or sexual discrimination, harassment, misconduct, or assault we encourage you to report the incident. UAB provides several avenues for reporting. For more information about Title IX, policy, reporting, protections, resources and supports, please visit http://www.uab.edu/titleix for UAB’s Title IX Policy and UAB’s Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Policy.