Syllabus Insert Statements

FYE Learning Objectives

By the completion of the First Year Experience, a student will be able to identify and use the appropriate academic resources and student support services at College of Charleston. These include the Addleston libraryinformation technologythe Center for Student Learningthe Career Center, and other appropriate academic resources, student support services, and cultural resources.

By the completion of the First Year Experience, a student will be able to:

  • use appropriate tools and search strategies for identifying particular types of information specific to the discipline.
  • evaluate the relevance, quality and appropriateness of different sources of information.
  • recognize and classify the information contained within a bibliographic citation.
  • access and use information ethically and legally.

Faculty will use writing, speech or media in innovative ways to achieve integrative learning by students. By the completion on the first year, a student will be able to: 

  • use appropriate critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques in appropriate disciplinary contexts.
  • make connections across disciplines and/or relevant experiences.

Center for Student Learning

I encourage you to utilize the Center for Student Learning’s (CSL) academic support services for assistance in study strategies and course content. They offer tutoring, supplemental instruction, study skills appointments, and workshops. Students of all abilities have become more successful using these programs throughout their academic career and the services are available to you at no additional cost. For more information regarding these services please visit the CSL website at or call (843)953-5635.

Disability Services

Students approved for SNAP Services are instructed to meet with each of their professors during the first two weeks of classes or as soon as they are approved for services to discuss accommodations and present a copy of their SNAP-issued Professor Notification Letter (PNL). Though it is the student’s responsibility to initiate discussion regarding accommodations that may be needed, an announcement on your syllabus or in class encouraging them to do so would be helpful. Students will feel more comfortable about identifying themselves as having a disability if they are approaching someone they believe to be receptive to the discussion. Such an invitation can go a long way toward encouraging students with a disability to approach the instructor early in the course.

 Sample Syllabus Statements:

  • The College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. Students should apply at the Center for Disability Services / SNAP, located on the first floor of the Lightsey Center, Suite 104. Students approved for accommodations are responsibile for notifying me as soon as possible and for contacting me one week before accommodation is needed.
  • If there is a student in the class who has a documented disability and has been approved to receive accommodations through the Center for Disability Services / SNAP, please come and discuss this with me during my office hours. 
  • Any student eligible for and needing accommodations because of a disability is requested to speak with me during my office hours.

Please use any of the above statements or create your own.

Physical and Mental Well-Being

At the college, we take every students’ mental and physical wellbeing seriously. If you find yourself experiencing physical illnesses, please reach out to student health services (843.953.5520). And if you find yourself experiencing any mental health challenges (for example, anxiety, depression, stressful life events, sleep deprivation, and/or loneliness/homesickness) please consider contacting either the Counseling Center (professional counselors at or 843.953.5640 3rd Robert Scott Small Building) or the Students 4 Support (certified volunteers through texting "4support" to 839863, visit, or meet with them in person 4th Floor Stern Center).  These services are there for you to help you cope with difficulties you may be experiencing and to maintain optimal physical and mental health.

College of Charleston Honor Code and Academic Integrity

Lying, cheating, attempted cheating and plagiarism are violations of our Honor Code that, when identified, are investigated. Each incident will be examined to determine the degree of deception involved. Incidents where the instructor determines the student’s actions are related more to a misunderstanding will handled by the instructor. A written intervention designed to help prevent the student from repeating the error will be given to the student. The intervention, submitted by form and signed both by the instructor and the student, will be forwarded to the Dean of Students and placed in the student’s file.  

Cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be reported directly by the instructor and/or others having knowledge of the incident to the Dean of Students. A student found responsible by the Honor Board for academic dishonesty will receive a XF in the course, indicating failure of the course due to academic dishonesty. This grade will appear on the student’s transcript for two years after which the student may petition for the X to be expunged. The F is permanent. The student may also be placed on disciplinary probation, suspended (temporary removal) or expelled (permanent removal) from the College by the Honor Board.

Students should be aware that unauthorized collaboration- working together without permission- is a form of cheating. Unless the instructor specifies that students can work together on an assignment, quiz and/or test, no collaboration during the completion of the assignment is permitted. Other forms of cheating include possessing or using an unauthorized study aid (which could include accessing information via a cell phone or computer), copying from others’ exams, fabricating data and giving unauthorized assistance. Research conducted and/or papers written for other classes cannot be used in whole or in part for any assignment in this class without obtaining prior permission from the instructor. 

Students can find the complete Honor Code and all related processes in the Student Handbook at

Name and Pronoun Statement

I will gladly honor your request to address you by the name and gender pronouns of your choice. Please advise me of this early in the semester via your college-issued email account or during office hours so that I may make the appropriate notation on my class list.