Syllabus Addendum

The purpose of this syllabus addendum is to provide students with information that supplements the College Catalog and other institutional policies. It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with these items and abide by all policies while enrolled at NMC.

NMC E­mail address: All NMC students are provided with an NMC email address. It is the responsibility of the student to check this email account on a regular basis to receive important information from faculty and other NMC personnel.  In general, e­mail communication with a faculty member MUST be only through your NMC e­mail account.

Disability Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations may be provided to students who have a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Students who qualify for a reasonable accommodation are encouraged to follow the "Services for Students with Disabilities" policy found in the College Catalog and make the appropriate arrangements with the Coordinator of Academic Success (Clark 2243, 402-354-7029). It is the student's responsibility to notify the College of need for accommodations. Please note that accommodations will not be granted retroactively, and late notification of a qualifying disability does not excuse the student from work already completed in the course. Additional details on the NMC's policy for services for students with disabilities are published in the College Catalog.

Military Friendliness Academic Policy:  Veterans and active duty military personnel with military obligations are encouraged to communicate these to the faculty. These communications need to occur within the first two weeks of a course, or as soon as military obligations are identified, and the student needs to provide relevant documentation to the faculty. If necessary, once the student has self-disclosed and provided proper documentation to the faculty, reasonable arrangements will be implemented to help the student complete their academic coursework.

Technology Use & Privacy: NMC instructors may incorporate a variety of technologies, i.e. online websites, tools, etc., into their online or physical classrooms.  For questions regarding the privacy policies of these technologies, please contact NMC Help at nmchelp@methodistcollege.edu.

Technical Support: All students are provided with login details that permit access to the MyMethodist portal Outlook Web Access (for email), and campus computer log­on. For a list of technical requirements for online courses, please visit the following site: http://www.methodistcollege.edu/about/online-technology-requirements

Student Course Evaluations: The faculty and administration of NMC value constructive and professional feedback of students. Information from the course evaluation is used for program and college accreditation. This information also provide faculty with formative feedback that could be used to impact and improve future instruction. The course evaluation is completely anonymous and will be completed electronically by the student. Before completing a course evaluation, a student should reflect on their learning experience in order to provide thoughtful responses to the questions asked in the evaluation. The faculty and administration expect students to adhere to the tenets of professionalism and the College Core Values when rating the course and faculty, especially when providing written comments. Any irrelevant or inappropriate comments will not be considered in relationship to impacting course instruction or as evaluative of faculty performance.

MyMethodist Portal: The student portal for accessing courses and NMC information is called MyMethodist. It is located at: https://my.methodistcollege.edu/. If you log into the portal, you can access your online courses in the learning management system. This portal also provides student announcements and a FAQ section.

NetTutor: Free online tutoring services from NetTutor are available through My.Methodist portal for currently enrolled students. Available subjects include: Writing, Patho/Pharm, Math, Medical Terminology, Statistics, Anatomy &Physiology I and II, Pathophysiology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiographic Imaging Physics, and Advanced Anatomy & Applied Physiology. For more information, please visit the Tutoring site in MyMethodist: https://my.methodistcollege.edu/ICS/Tutoring/.

Student Participation: Students must demonstrate activity in a course within 48 hours of the course start date. Activity must be demonstrated by logging into the course and completing one or more of the following academically related activities: downloading or viewing the syllabus, reviewing course material, submitting an assignment, taking a quiz or exam, participating in an online discussion related to the course content, and/or initiating contact with the faculty to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.  Student eligibility for financial aid will be based on the aforementioned criteria.  See Attendance and Course Participation Policy.

Writing Resources: NMC provides resources to students for writing and APA citation style. Students may access resources through the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) site on MyMethodist student portal (https://my.methodistcollege.edu/ICS/WAC/). The WAC website also provides resources for avoiding plagiarism.  Students are encouraged to access NetTutor or to seek direct assistance from Dr. Marlin Schaich, WAC program Coordinator, at Marlin.Schaich@methodistcollege.edu. Faculty may refer a student to Dr. Schaich for assistance with writing skills and APA citation style.

NMC Library:  John Moritz Library provides both on- and off-campus access to databases, e-books, and full text articles published in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals. Access the library at the following link: http://www.methodistcollege.edu/library. Off-campus access to online resources requires verification of your affiliation with NMC. Enter your NMC user ID and password when EZProxy prompts you to login. Contact a librarian for assistance by phone (402-354-7245) or by email (library@methodistcollege.edu).

Recording of Class Sessions: NMC prohibits audio/video recording of classroom activities by students without the written permission of the instructor. You may not record class sessions or portions thereof unless the Coordinator of Academic Success has authorized recording as an academic accommodation for a qualified student with a disability and has notified the instructor of that authorization. All such recordings are for the sole use of the individual student and may not be reproduced, sold, posted online, or otherwise distributed. See also Recording of Classroom Sessions Policy.

Communication Etiquette: Students are to use appropriate and professional etiquette when communicating with College faculty or personnel, or any representative of a Program including clinical instructors.  Treat e­mail the same as a face­to­face meeting ­ your "tone" and language should be befitting the professional relationship. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Appropriate salutation or greeting by name (e.g. Hello, Dr. Smith; Hi Jane)
  • Full sentences with appropriate grammar.  Do not use text message shortcuts, shorthand notation or acronyms (such as "TTYL"," LOL", or "IMO")
  • Closure statement (e.g., Thanks, Mary; Regards, Tom)
  • Netiquette ­ Core Rules excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea.  

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