LOCAL KNOWLEDGE Student-Faculty Covenant
This (draft) covenant proposes some guidelines and expectations for our work and relationships in the program, Local Knowledge.
-We will listen carefully and respectfully to each other.
-We will communicate directly and respectfully.
-We will respect and value differences of belief, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, class background, region, age, and experience.
-We will work together to solve problems and conflicts.
As a student in Local Knowledge, I accept the following responsibilities:
-Being an active learner; actively contributing to our learning community.
-Attending all classes, on time. (If I am sick or have an emergency, I will call my seminar faculty. More than 2 unexcused absences per quarter, or persistent lateness, may result in loss of credit.)
-Completing assigned work, and submitting it on time. (Late assignments will only be accepted only at the discretion of the faculty.)
-Participating fully in all program activities
-Attentive listening to faculty, fellow students, guests, and community hosts and collaborators; careful note-taking; participation in seminar discussions and class critiques.
-Attending evaluation conferences during week 11 of each quarter, completing interim self-evaluations and faculty evaluations, and a final self-evaluation and faculty evaluation.
As a faculty member in Local Knowledge I accept the following responsibilities:
-Preparing course materials, lectures, and workshops.
-Communicating expectations clearly.
-Returning assignments in a timely fashion.
-Careful, respectful listening to students' ideas, issues, and concerns.
-Completing interim and final evaluations.
-Guiding student learning; Supporting student project work by setting clear guidelines, providing skills instruction where possible, and offering critical feedback.
-Being accessible, maintaining regular office hours.
-Try to end class on time.
-Create e-mail distribution list and post message if class is cancelled.