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 E-mail 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, e-mail communication with a faculty member should be only through your NMC e-mail 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 1240, ext. 402-354-7214). 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.
Technical Computer Support: All students are provided with login details that permit access to the MyMethodist portal, Outlook Web Access (for email), and campus computer log-on.
- Password Reset: If you have a password question or need to have your password reset for any of the above functions, contact the Methodist Health System IT Help Desk (anytime, 24-hours a day) at 402.354.2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org and refer specifically to your "Network" password (if you reference MyMethodist, they will not know how to help you).
- Other support: If you need technical help with MyMethodist or other technology issues, please contact NMC help at email@example.com or call the NMC HELP LINE at 402.354.7008. If you need assistance after hours (after 4:30 M-F or weekends) email is the best form of communication. Response will occur within 24 hours.
Course Evaluations: The faculty and administration of NMC value the professional feedback of students. Information from the course evaluation is used for program and college accreditation and to provide faculty with constructive feedback that can be used to impact and improve future instruction. The course evaluation is completely anonymous. Oncampus courses at NMC use the IDEA course evaluation system and online courses use a different online survey. For courses using the IDEA course evaluation, the results for each course are normed with a national database of similar courses and institutions. Before completing a course evaluation, a student should reflect on their learning experience in order to provide thoughtful feedback. The faculty and administration expect students to adhere to the tenets of professionalism when rating the course and faculty, especially when providing written comments. Any irrelevant or inappropriate comments will not be considered.
My.Methodist Portal: The student portal for accessing courses and NMC information is called My.Methodist. It is located at: https://my.methodistcollege.edu/. If you log into the portal, you can access your online courses in the eRacer 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, and Pharmacology.
Student Participation: As per the Attendance and Course Participation Policy, 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.
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/NMC-JHC_WAC_HOME.jnz) 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: The NMC Library provides on-campus and off-campus access to an online catalog and a broad range of educational resources. Students can reach the library by phone (402-354-7245) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online databases can be accessed using NMC user ID and password at the following link: http://www.methodistcollege.edu/library.
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 Dean of Students 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.
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 e-mail the same as a face-to-face 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.