Reading South and North: Literature of the Americas
As we engage in the collective work of this group contract, please bear
in mind that we form an academic community. In order to study and
learn effectively as individuals we need to work together as a group.
Every student is responsible for:
The Social Contract includes provisions on freedom, civility, rights,
intellectual honesty, prohibition against discrimination, and other topics.
If you are not familiar with the Social Contract, contact your seminar
leader before the second day of class.
1) Reading and abiding by Evergreenís Social Contract
Students enrolled for 16 credits must attend all program activities;
students enrolled for 12 credits must attend all program activities except
literary theory workshops. If you are absent more than three times
during the quarter you will be in danger of receiving reduced credit.
If you are absent for reasons of illness or family emergency, please contact
your seminar leader. A pattern of late arrival to class can also
lead to reduced credit.
To receive full credit for the quarter, read all assigned texts in advance
of the week we discuss them and be prepared to listen and speak actively
in seminar. Group presentations and papers must be polished and submitted
on time in order to receive full credit.
3) Participating and handing in written work on time
In an academic community, we learn from each other. It is vitally
important that you acknowledge other people for their ideas, and never
pass off someone elseís ideas as your own. See the Social Contract
for more information about plagiarism. In written work, use proper
As a general rule, if you encounter conflict with another person try
to resolve the issue with that person first before speaking with others
about it. If you have problems with any aspect of the programís contents
or activities, it is your responsibility to contact the faculty immediately
in order to face difficulties squarely instead of letting them worsen.
For more specific information (including information about harassment
and serious grievances), see the Social Contract.
5) Resolving conflicts appropriately
Faculty Members are responsible for:
Appropriately warning students who are in danger of losing credit, responding
to student work in a timely fashion, and preparing narrative evaluations
of student progress/achievement.
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