Syllabus Language

  • Honor Code

    In this course, you will be held to the standards of the Wake Forest Honor Code, a code that you pledged to honor when you signed your application for admission to the institution. If you are unfamiliar with the details of this code and how it is administered, you should consult the Honor System Handbook. This handbook outlines the University’s expectations for the integrity of your academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process.

  • Students with Disabilities

    Wake Forest University provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. If you are in need of an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact me privately as early in the term as possible. Retroactive accommodations will not be provided. Students requiring accommodations must also consult the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services  (118 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5929,

  • Mental Health

    Students experiencing psychological/emotional distress may avail themselves of support through the University Counseling Center Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Reynolda 117 (336.758.5273 or  Crisis support is also available after-hours by calling 336.758.5273 and pressing 1 to speak to a crisis counselor.

    Support outside of the University Counseling Center may also include the Chaplain’s Office (336.758.5210 or and the Student Health Service (336.758.5218 or

  • Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

    As Wake Forest faculty member, it is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, in your written work, and in our one-on-one meetings. I will seek to keep the information you share private to the greatest extent possible. 

    However, I am not a confidential resource. One of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. I have a mandatory reporting responsibility related to my role as a professor. I am required to share information regarding alleged sexual misconduct or information about alleged criminal conduct that may have occurred on campus with certain University administrators. Please note that students may speak with a confidential advocate by contacting the University’s Safe Office’s 24/7 Help Line at (336)758-5285.

  • Sexual Misconduct

    Wake Forest is committed to fostering a safe, productive learning environment. University policies prohibit gender discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and stalking. We understand that sexual misconduct can undermine students’ academic success. We encourage students who have experienced some form of sexual misconduct to talk to someone about their experience, so they can get the support they need. 

    The University Safe Office provides confidential support and assistance with academic accommodation requests via a 24-hour crisis line (336-758-5285). You may find information about the Safe Office on the website. Alleged sexual misconduct can be reported to the Title IX Office (a non-confidential resource) by emailing or calling 336-758-7258. The Student Sexual Misconduct Policy may be reviewed by visiting the Title IX websiteAlleged criminal conduct may also be reported to law enforcement by calling University Police at 336-758-5911 or by submitting a silent witness report

  • Class Recording Notice

    If you plan to record your classes for review purposes or for students who are unable to attend, Wake Forest asks that you notify your students by sharing the following notice in your syllabus or within the first week of class:

    • Recording of Class Sessions. All or some in-person and synchronous classes may be recorded.  Student images and voices may be captured in these recordings.  Recordings will be available for viewing only by students enrolled in the class via Canvas or an alternative platform. The recordings are not available for download. No other recording, including by students, is permitted.
    •  Recording Tails in our Synchronous Classes. Synchronous class recordings may include events that happen before class officially begins or after it officially ends. Students should take care to not discuss any confidential matters during these periods of time.
    •  Access to Recordings. Students may access the class recordings made available to them solely for the purpose of participating in the course. The recordings may not be used by any person other than a student enrolled in the course or for any purpose other than to participate in the course. Students are prohibited from downloading or distributing any portion of the recordings for any purpose. Students should understand that technical problems or human error may prevent successful recording.
    •  Copyright Notice.  Students are advised that Wake Forest University faculty members hold the copyright in their course materials. The University and the faculty have legal rights in class recordings.
  • College COVID-19 Statement

    The Office of the Dean of the College expects the following COVID-19 statement to be on Fall 2020 syllabi for any classes taught in person (face to face or blended): 

    Each of us shares responsibility for the health and safety of all in a learning space. Maintaining a consistent six feet of distance; wearing a face covering; limiting our gathering sizes; and isolating or quarantining when ill or exposed to someone with the virus are Wake Forest University directives and policies we all must follow. Students are encouraged to visit the Our Way Forward website ( to stay informed about the latest guidance and review the Public Health Emergency Addendum to the Student Code of Conduct.

    Specifically, in this room, we will mitigate the risks of virus transfer and take care of our community by abiding by the following safety directives:

    • maintain six feet of distance at all times when feasible.
    • wear a face covering for the entirety of class. This face covering should cover your mouth and your nose. A face shield without a face covering is not an acceptable substitute for a face covering.
    • stay out of class when sick or after being exposed to someone who is sick.

    In this class, any student who does not follow these requirements will be asked once to follow the safety directives. I will offer you a mask or ask you to find one. If you do not comply, I will ask you to leave the class for that day. I will also refer the matter to the COVID-19 compliance reporting system. Possible disciplinary actions may follow as described in the Wake Forest University Undergraduate Student Conduct Code Public Health Emergency Addendum.