Attendance is not recorded in lecture. However, there is a very strong correlation with good attendance and good grades,
so it is in your own best interest to attend lectures regularly. Medical absences will be excused based on written advice
from the Health Center or a health-care provider (based upon clinical findings and prescribed treatment
recommendations). See: http://health.syr.edu/students/policies.html. NO VERBAL EXCUSES WILL BE
ACCEPTED. The medical document must specifically indicate that you were unable to attend class/recitation. All such
absences will be verified by Chemistry Department staff.
THERE WILL BE NO MAKEUP EXAMINATIONS EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF ADVANCE-NOTICE
APPROVED ABSENCES. ALL ADVANCED-NOTICE APPROVALS WILL RESULT IN AN OPPORTUNITY
TO TAKE THE EXAM IN ADVANCE, NOT AFTER THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAM TIME.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
If you believe that you need accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS), visit
the ODS website– http://disabilityservices.syr.edu, located in Room 309 of 804 University Avenue, or call (315) 443-
4498 or TDD: (315) 443-1371 for an appointment to discuss your needs and the process for requesting accommodations.
ODS is responsible for coordinating disability-related accommodations and will issue students with documented
Disabilities Accommodation Authorization Letters, as appropriate. Since accommodations may require early planning
and generally are not provided retroactively, please contact ODS as soon as possible. For more information,
Complete academic honesty is expected of all students. Any incidence of academic dishonesty, as defined by the Syracuse
University Academic Integrity Policy (http://academicintegrity.syr.edu), will result in both course sanctions and formal
notification of the College of Arts & Sciences. In this course, students are allowed and strongly encouraged to study
together, but exams and online problem sets must represent the work of the individual student. Online problem sets must
be completed by each student using his or her own access account, though reference to the text and lecture notes is
Syracuse University’s Academic Integrity Policy reflects the high value that we, as a university community, place on
honesty in academic work. The policy defines our expectations for academic honesty and holds students accountable for
the integrity of all work they submit. Students should understand that it is their responsibility to learn about course-
specific expectations, as well as about university-wide academic integrity expectations. The policy governs appropriate
citation and use of sources, the integrity of work submitted in exams and assignments, and the veracity of signatures on
attendance sheets and other verification of participation in class activities. The policy also prohibits students from
submitting the same work in more than one class without receiving written authorization in advance from both instructors.
Under the policy, students found in violation are subject to grade sanctions determined by the course instructor and non-
grade sanctions determined by the School or College where the course is offered as described in the Violation and Sanction
Classification Rubric. Syracuse University students are required to read an online summary of the University’s academic
integrity expectations and provide an electronic signature agreeing to abide by them twice a year during pre-term check-
in on MySlice.
The Violation and Sanction Classification Rubric establishes recommended guidelines for the determination of grade
penalties by faculty and instructors, while also giving them discretion to select the grade penalty they believe most suitable,
including course failure, regardless of violation level. Any established violation in this course may result in course failure
regardless of violation level.
SU’s religious observances policy is available at http://supolicies.syr.edu/emp_ben/religious_observance.htm
Syracuse University recognizes the diversity of faiths represented among the campus community and protects the right
of students, faculty, and staff to observe the holy days according to their tradition. Under the policy, students are provided
an opportunity to make up any examination, study, or work requirements that may be missed due to a religious
observance—provided they notify their instructors before the end of the second week of classes. Students have access to
an online notification form through MySlice that they can use to notify their instructors.