The Ohio State University at Marion

Marion Campus Syllabus Statements

Student COVID19-Related Accommodation Process Syllabus Statement
The university is committed to supporting students and program participants with COVID-19 based risk factors. The Ohio State University at Marion will work with students who are vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure that they have the necessary resources to participate in university life as safely as possible. Ohio State students from any campus may submit a COVID-related accommodation request. Students registered with the Office for Disability Services can work directly with that office to modify their accommodations or make additional COVID-based accommodation requests.

Office for Disability Services (ODS) Syllabus Statement
The university strives to make all learning experiences accessible to all students. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers based on your disability (including mental health, chronic, or temporary medical conditions), please let me know immediately so that we can privately discuss options. To establish reasonable accommodations, register with the Office for Disability Services at After registration, make arrangements with me as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations so that they may be implemented in a timely fashion. ODS contact information:; 740-725-6247;; 128 Maynard Hall, 1461 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion.

Counseling & Wellness Syllabus Statement
The Office of Counseling & Wellness: Services for students are available through tele-mental health appointments via Zoom. Mental health concerns or stressful events can lead to diminished academic performance or a reduction in the ability to function well. If you or a student you know is struggling with life on or off-campus, help is available by calling (740) 725-6349 or emailing Leslie Beary ( If you are in crisis call 9-1-1. To speak to someone outside of normal office hours, students can reach the Ohio State After-Hours Line at (614) 292-5766. Help is also available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling (800) 273-8255 or contacting Crisis Text Line by texting 4Hope to 741-741.

Title IX Syllabus Statement
Title IX Sex- and Gender-based Misconduct Response and Prevention: For Title IX concerns contact contact Shawn Jackson, Title IX Coordinator ( or (740)725-6219). To make a confidential report contact the Office of Counseling & Wellness counselors Leslie Beary ( or Ellen Thomas ( . For more information regarding Title IX concerns refer to

Access technology/help with technology in Autumn 2020 - IT Syllabus Statement
Media Lab will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for regular computing and media needs. All the lab users are required to wear facial mask and keep social distancing. If you need in-person help session on certain app or software program, make a request via email and the appointment will be arranged in the Media Lab (Morrill Hall, Room 281) with social distancing and wearing face covering. Media equipment services will be available on the request bases.

For CarmenCanvas and CarmenZoom help call Joe Zhou at 740 725 6385 or Email Carmen Zoom help session will be available for Carmen course content design and development questions and issues. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most help sessions will be conducted online with Zoom meetings.

For IT Equipment Check Out and Digital Production Studio Reservation visit the following link for instructions:

Call Marion Help-Desk at (740) 725–6329 for any technical request and issue on classroom or office computers, iPads, network and Email. You may contact IT technicians directly via Email to Bryan Sickmiller ( and Travis Elkins (

Call 8-HELP (614) 688-4357 for any tech issue when campus technician is not available.

Academic Success Center (ASC) - Tutoring Services Syllabus Statement
The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers tutoring services (at no additional cost to normal tuition) to assist Ohio State student learning. The physical location of the center is in Morrill Hall, Room 216, however, services will be offered primarily through virtual means this semester, autumn 2020. The center consists of three parts: Math Lab, STEM Center, and Writing Center, that each provide professional tutoring help on a drop-in and appointment basis. Additionally, if you would like to submit a request for assistance in a subject outside these disciplines, please submit an online application for a tutor here. For the most up-to-date information regarding all aspects of the center please visit our website (, or email Please remember that the Ohio Public Health situation is very fluid and constantly changing, thus your flexibility is much appreciated and will help us to provide you with the most assistance.

The Math Lab (Morrill Hall, Room 216) provides professional math help via Mrs. Mary Ellen Tobin for all courses through Math 1172 and 1000-level Statistics courses. She will be offering both virtual appointments ( and in-person walk-in hours following Ohio State's most up-to-date COVID-19 safety guidelines. Please visit the Math Lab website ( for further details and information.

The Marion Campus Writing Center offers help with writing at any stage of the writing process for any member of the Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College community. During our sessions, we can work with you on any kind of writing, from papers/reports for classes to application materials to workplace documents. All writing consultations this semester will be held virtually through Zoom. Dr. Catherine Braun and Mrs. Amy Tibbals will be hosting Zoom drop-in hours, Zoom appointments, and electronic drop-off appointments. Please visit the Writing Center website ( for further details and information.

The STEM Center offers assistance with courses in science and engineering. Dr. Tiffiny Rye-McCurdy will provide assistance with chemistry and biology concepts during Zoom drop-in hours ( password: STEM and Zoom appointments by request ( The center also aims to continue offering tutoring by appointment for geography, physics, and engineering courses. Please visit the Stem Center website ( for further details and information.

Make-up Testing/Proctoring Services – through MTC Testing Center, Bryson Hall
All testing will be done by appointment only in two-hour time slots [8:30-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m. (later hours available if needed)]. Faculty are requested to fill out the required request form and submit it with testing materials to Autumn Lovejoy [] or place in Autumn’s mailbox in Morrill Hall, Room 150. Autumn will contact the students with the details for setting up students’ appointments, where to go, etc. Please note there may also be days MTC may close the testing center or cancel testing blocks due to conflicts. Autumn will communicate about these dates if they become available in advance.

Daily Health Checks Syllabus Statement
Beginning August 14, a daily health check to report body temperature and health status will be required for all students, faculty and staff each day they come to campus or are working in the community on behalf of the university. Requiring a daily check of all on-campus individuals will help the university to quickly identify any possible outbreaks from those exhibiting symptoms and move quickly to prevent transmission. This daily check will be reported through the Ohio State mobile app or (link is external). Thermometers will be part of the return-to-campus kits provided to students, faculty and staff. The kits will include one disposable mask, two reusable masks, a thermometer, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Accountability measures will be in place for those who repeatedly refuse to participate in health reporting. Ohio State takes all individuals’ privacy seriously. The data collected will only be used through the university’s response to the pandemic and then will be purged. Location services through the Ohio State app are not used in conjunction with this form submission. A limited number of designated university administrators can see whether an individual needs to remain at home or in their residence hall, or is safe to visit campus. These administrators cannot access or view the symptoms that are entered.

Safe and Healthy Noncompliance Syllabus Statement
Accountability measures will be in place for those who do not complete the training and sign the pledge, or choose not to abide by required health and safety guidelines. These accountability measures may range from additional training and informal coaching to formal disciplinary action based on existing structures for students, faculty and staff. A student and/or student organization will be referred for disciplinary action where the student and/or student organization’s behavior endangers the health or safety of campus community members, on or off campus, and/or fails to comply with the directives outlined in the Safe Campus Requirements.

Ohio State's Academic Integrity Policy
Academic integrity is essential to maintaining an environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research, and other educational and scholarly activities. Thus, The Ohio State University and the Committee on Academic Misconduct (COAM) expect that all students have read and understand the university’s Code of Student Conduct, and that all students will complete all academic and scholarly assignments with fairness and honesty. Students must recognize that failure to follow the rules and guidelines established in the university’s Code of Student Conduct and this syllabus may constitute “Academic Misconduct.”

The Ohio State University’s Code of Student Conduct (Section 3335-23-04) defines academic misconduct as: “Any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the university or subvert the educational process.” Examples of academic misconduct include (but are not limited to) plagiarism, collusion (unauthorized collaboration), copying the work of another student, and possession of unauthorized materials during an examination. Ignorance of the university’s Code of Student Conduct is never considered an excuse for academic misconduct, so I recommend that you review the Code of Student Conduct and, specifically, the sections dealing with academic misconduct. If the instructor suspect that a student has committed academic misconduct in this course, the instructor is obligated by university rules to report the suspicions to the Committee on Academic Misconduct. If COAM determines that you have violated the university’s Code of Student Conduct (i.e., committed academic misconduct), the sanctions for the misconduct could include a failing grade in this course and suspension or dismissal from the university. If you have any questions about the above policy or what constitutes academic misconduct in this course, please contact your lecturer. Other sources of information on academic misconduct (integrity) to which you can refer include:

Copyright disclaimer: The materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection and are only for the use of students officially enrolled in the course for the educational purposes associated with the course. Copyright law must be considered before copying, retaining, or disseminating materials outside of the course.

Preparing your syllabus
Use the following links to prepare your syllabus: Constructing a syllabus: and Design a Hybrid Syllabus: And, uploaded your syllabus on Check the teaching page. This addresses frequently asked questions by instructors and provides information on a recommended syllabus statement, physical precautions in classrooms and what to do if a student does not follow safety guidelines. Please check Keep Teaching and Drake Institute websites.

Can instructors use Proctorio to proctor remote exams (including for all classes after Thanksgiving)?

• Proctorio is an automated remote-proctoring solution that can serve as part of an academic integrity strategy for exams and other assessments.

  1. Because Proctorio requires a desktop or laptop with specific software and access privileges, it's crucial to identify ahead of time any student who may not have access to that technology and would need a different arrangement that still allows the student to take the assessment, safely, without additional fees.
  2. (There is currently no remote proctoring solution for mobile devices, although many products, including some in use at Ohio State, have this functionality on their roadmaps.)
  3. Because any high-stakes, closed-book type of exam is prone to attempts at cheating, and because any virtual proctoring tool is imperfect and will not address other factors related to the integrity of the exam (for example, sharing information about questions online after the exam), longer-term strategies are recommended for designing more robust forms of exams

• Note: Socially distanced in-person exams have been scheduled in various places (including with extended hours)--please consult with your college or campus leaders.

• In short- all the same big picture concepts we discussed are still the most effective way to reduce cheating. More permissions will be given but students who ONLY have an iPad (or other tablets/mobile devices) will not be able to use it. If you decide to use Proctorio it is the instructor’s responsibility to make sure they know which students cannot access Proctorio and make an alternative arrangement that doesn’t put the burden on the student.

• The data released yesterday about spring term shows a huge increase in academic misconduct at Ohio State but it’s also worth noting that in almost all the cases, the best practices we discussed were not followed and emergency remote teaching is likely not a great indicator of what to expect in Autumn. The long term data shows online cheating to be comparable to face to face classes:

Two good reviews of the literature: Tolman, S. (2017). Academic dishonesty in online courses: Considerations for graduate preparatory programs in higher education. College Student Journal, 51(4), 579-584.

Lang, J. M. (2013). Cheating lessons. Harvard University Press.