McIntire Syllabus Policies-Fall 2020

McIntire Syllabus Policies-Fall 2020

1. McIntire School of Commerce Honor Statement

The McIntire School of Commerce relies upon and cherishes its community of trust. We endorse and uphold the University’s Honor principle that students will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor shall they tolerate those who do. We recognize that even one honor infraction can destroy an exemplary reputation that took years to build. Acting in a manner consistent with the principles of honor benefits every member of the community while enrolled in the McIntire School and in the future.

We trust every McIntire student to comply fully with all provisions of the UVa Honor System. By enrolling in this course, you agree to abide by and uphold the Honor System of the University of Virginia, as well as the following policies specific to ICE.

  • All graded assignments must be pledged.

  • You may not access any notes, study outlines, problem sets, old exams, answer keys, or collaborate with other students without our explicit permission.

  • When given permission to collaborate with others, do not copy answers from another student.

  • Always cite any resources or individuals you consult to complete an assignment. If in doubt, cite the source.

  • All suspected violations will be forwarded to the Honor Committee, and, at our discretion, you may receive an immediate zero on that assignment regardless of any action taken by the Honor Committee.

  • If you have a question about what is or is not permitted on an assignment, you should clarify your question with the professor prior to doing the work.

If you believe you may have committed an Honor Offense, you may wish to file a Conscientious Retraction (“CR”) by calling the Honor Offices at (434) 924-7602. For your retraction to be considered valid, it must, among other things, be filed with the Honor Committee before you are aware that the Act in question has come under suspicion by anyone. More information can be found at

If you have questions regarding the course honor policy, please contact your professor. If you have questions about your Honor System or would like to report your suspicion of an Honor offense, please contact McIntire Honor Representatives, Hunter Rockley or Abdullah Maqbool

2. McIntire School of Commerce Wellbeing Statement

The McIntire School of Commerce proudly serves as a safe space for its students and aims to promote their wellbeing. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or isolated, there are many individuals here ready and wanting to help. If you wish, you can make an appointment with me to talk privately about how things are going. Staff members in the Student Services Office, located on the first floor, are also readily accessible to talk through setting up an appointment.

Alternatively, there are also other University of Virginia resources available. The Student Health Center offers Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for its students. Call 434-243-5150 to get started

and schedule an appointment or for any after hour needs. If you prefer to speak anonymously and confidentially over the phone, call Madison House’s HELP Line at any hour of any day: 434-295-8255.

If you or someone you know is struggling with gender, sexual, or domestic violence, there are many community and University of Virginia resources available. The Office of the Dean of Students, Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA), Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE), and UVA Women’s Center are ready and eager to help.

3. Commitment to Inclusion and Respect for Differences

The McIntire School is committed to creating a community that is inclusive and acknowledging. We seek to remove barriers in order to empower all members to engage fully and to contribute in and out of the classroom. At McIntire, an inclusive classroom is an environment where all students feel supported intellectually and academically and feel a sense of belonging regardless of identity, learning preferences, or background.

At times, issues or comments may surface in class that can cause offense or be hurtful to someone. It is the expectation of the School and our faculty that students not judge or criticize others, since we all gain more from course discussions and engagement if we first seek to understand. McIntire is committed to addressing issues as they arise in a respectful manner. If you are concerned about anything said in class or raised in the readings, you are encouraged to contact your instructor. Other resources available include your program advisor in the Office of Student Services as well as the McIntire Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are open to listening to students' experiences and want to work with you to find acceptable ways to process and address any issues or concerns that may arise.

4. McIntire Policy on Audio and Video Taping and Distribution of Class Materials

(Also in the Undergraduate Record, McIntire Section)

The general policy of the McIntire School is to prohibit audio and video recording of classroom lectures and discussions. Audio and video recording are only allowed under special circumstances (e.g., students with documented disabilities) and only with the prior written permission of the instructor.

Any audio or video recording or all other class materials handed out in class or posted to websites such as Blackboard or COLLAB may not be exchanged or distributed for commercial purposes, for compensation, or for any other purpose other than study by students enrolled in the class. Public distribution of such materials may constitute copyright infringement. Unauthorized use of class notes or recordings may subject an individual to University Honor, Judicial charges, and/or legal action.

Supplemental Provost Policy on Class Recordings:

Supplement for Recording Policy

Note that class sessions (inclusive of ‘chats’) for this course will be recorded. These recordings will be made available to students who are unable to attend class due to incompatible time zones, prolonged illness, or other reasons deemed appropriate by the instructor. Students should contact the instructor for more information regarding access to recorded sessions. Any access to recordings will be made available via Blackboard/Collab; distribution to others public posting is strictly prohibited. Please contact the instructor during the first week of the semester if you have any questions or concerns about the recorded nature of the course.

5. Academic Accommodation for Religious Observance

(More detailed statement in Undergraduate Record)

It is the University's long-standing policy and practice to reasonably accommodate students so that they do not experience an adverse academic consequence when sincerely held religious beliefs or observances conflict with academic requirements.

Students who wish to request academic accommodation for a religious observance should submit their request in writing directly to the instructor of the course. Students and instructors who have questions or concerns about academic accommodations for religious observance or religious beliefs may contact the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) at or 434-924-3200.

Accommodations do not relieve students of the responsibility for completion of any part of the coursework missed as the result of a religious observance.

6. Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

(More detailed statement in Undergraduate Record)

UVA is committed to creating a learning environment that meets the needs of its diverse student body. If you anticipate or experience any barriers to learning in this course, please feel welcome to discuss your concerns with your faculty. If you have a disability, or think you may have a disability, you may also want to meet with the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC), to request an official accommodation. You can find more information about SDAC at If you have already been approved for accommodations through SDAC, please make sure to send me your accommodation letter and meet with me so we can develop an implementation plan together.

7. Student Absences

Online Classes

Class attendance is required via Zoom just as it would be in an in-person setting. All students are expected to be present with videos enabled throughout the duration of the class. (Please notify the instructor if you are unable to activate your video due to connectivity issues.) Failure to attend class or provide adequate notification to your instructor constitutes an absence. Please reach out to the instructor if you are unable to attend class for whatever reason.

Students Unable to Attend Class Synchronously In-Person or Remotely

(if applicable; does not apply to classes with asynchronous delivery)

This class has been designed for synchronous engagement between faculty and students, whether in person, remotely, or a combination of both. However, some students may be unable to attend class synchronously. If you live in an incompatible time zone (i.e., class meets between 11pm-6am in your local time zone), please first seek to switch to a different section of the course if possible; if not, please contact the instructor for access to video recordings of the sessions and further instructions regarding class participation. If you anticipate a prolonged absence from class (e.g., due to illness), please also contact the instructor for access to video recordings of the sessions and further instructions regarding class participation. If you are unable to attend class for any other reason, please reach out to the instructor and/or student services for assistance.

8. Reserved Seating in RRH

Reserved Seating for Online Classes

Students joining class via Zoom should do so from off Grounds if possible. If you are unable to do so for whatever reason, you are welcome to utilize a seat in an outdoor space (e.g., courtyard, terrace, plaza) or reserve a seat through the EMS reservation system. (Seats are available in RRH 225, 227, 404 and 113 (Graduate Students Only.) Instructions can be found here on the MyMcIntire portal. If you do join a class from one of these classrooms, please be considerate of others around you; the use of a headset is required.