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Faculty Resources

SYLLABUS STATEMENTS

The following statement has been approved by the University Provost for use on course syllabi as a means to inform students about Title IX:

The University is committed to ensuring equality in education and eliminating any and all acts of sexual misconduct from its campus. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can make a report to the Office for Institutional Equity at oie@memphis.edu or 901.678.2713. Please note that if you make a report to me I am required to report it. If you want to make a confidential report you can contact the University Counseling Center, 214 Wilder Tower, 901.678.2068.

Additionally, the following links have been approved for inclusion on syllabi by faculty members. Each link is accompanied by a brief summary. 

 

ACCOMODATION OF PREGNANT STUDENTS

A summary and FAQ to assist faculty members in addressing issues related to accommodating pregnant or expecting students.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 

The University of Memphis assurance to employees, applicants, and students that they will receive consistent and fair treatment and affirmation of the University's commitment to diversity.

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-HARRASSMENT POLICY

University policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on protected characteristics and classes.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY

This policy specifically addresses sexual misconduct which includes dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The policy establishes procedures for responding to Title IX-related allegations of sexual misconduct.

MANDATORY REPORTERS

As defined in the University Sexual Misconduct Policy, all mandatory reporters have a duty and responsibility to report any incident of sexual misconduct that they receive or of which they become aware. All faculty, administrators and most University staff are defined as mandatory reporters.

NEPOTISM AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to establish the criteria and process for employment of relatives at the University of Memphis and guidelines regarding personal relationships in order to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest.

DISABILITY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS 

The University of Memphis values diversity, and, therefore, students with diverse learning preferences and needs are welcome in this course. You are encouraged to speak with me privately if there are aspects of instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to inclusion or accurate assessment of achievement. If barriers to participation exist due to a physical, mental, or cognitive condition or a temporary injury, please contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) to submit an official request for course accommodations by calling 901-678-2880, emailing drs@memphis.edu, or visiting 110 Wilder Tower.

REACHING ALL LEARNERS MANUAL

A guide to assist faculty in creating accessible syllabi and/or other course materials in compliance with University standards.

 

More information about accommodating pregnant students and students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) can be found below:

Accommodation of Pregnant Students

Title IX prohibits the University from discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions. Title IX also prohibits a school from applying any rule related to a student's parental, family, or marital status that treats students differently based on their gender.

The following link to the Guidelines and FAQs information sheet is provided to assist faculty members in addressing pregnant or expecting students.

The Information for Expecting & Nursing Student Pamphlet can be shared with students about accommodations, support, Title IX protection, and on and off campus resources.

Limited English Proficiency

Title VI prohibits the University from discriminating based on race, color or national origin. The University of Memphis also requires that its services be offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color or national origin. This includes making allowances for limited English Proficiency (English/Spanish). Translators and other resources (English/Spanish) are available free of charge upon request. Please encourage students to the contact the OIE if they are in need of services.  

The following link to the Guidelines and FAQs information sheet is provided to assist faculty members in limited English Proficiency students.