Faculty and students agree to the following interactions, commitments, and procedures:

General Expectations:
- Take personal responsibility for and be actively involved in your own intellectual development
- Attend all class meetings - if you must miss class, let the faculty member know, in advance if possible, either via email or phone
- Be socially responsible, professional, and considerate to your colleagues when working together in class and outside
- Be on time and come prepared for all class meetings (having completed the assigned reading)
- Apply professional standards in all of your work
- Recognize and utilize appropriate approaches to problem solving including techniques and program literature
- Apply cognitive and substantiated reasoning to learn about and respond to real world issues
- Utilize appropriate vocabulary
- Use appropriate campus resources if having difficulties with class materials (writing center, library, learning resource center, and the faculty).

Expectations of Students and faculty to promote a cooperative,
supportive atmosphere within the community; give everyone opportunity
for self-reflection and expression; Use high standards in reading the
text and preparing our papers, lectures, and comments in seminar;
Handle all disputes in a spirit of goodwill. Discuss problems involving
others directly with the individuals involved (so long as the concerned
party feels safe doing so), with the right to support from other
program members during those discussions, if that seems helpful. We
will abide by the social contract: WAC 174-121-010 College philosophy.
We will abide by the student conduct code: Chapter 174-120 WAC
Student Conduct Code & Grievance/Appeals Process

We will abide by the non-discrimination policies and procedures at TESC:

Participation & Attendance:

Students are required to attend each class meeting. Participation includes speaking in class, listening to others, taking notes, listening to and dialoging with the guest speakers. Makeup work must be completed by the end of the quarter to ensure full receipt of course credit. Guests are welcome to visit our learning community during class time and seminar meetings with discretionary approval from course faculty in advance of the requested visit. It is the host student’s responsibility to contact the faculty with details about the requested guest visit and await approval. Guests must abide by all social contract conduct code, and nondiscrimination policy guidelines as aforementioned in this syllabus.

Assignments and Credits:
1. Students must attend Lecture Hall 5, Seminar II E 1107 or Computer
Application Lab (CAL) workshops as one group on Tuesday and Friday and
complete assigned reading; Students must complete quizzes and CAL
assignments, a mid term exam in week 5 and a final project assignment
in week 10 to achieve full program credit in toxicology and
environmental law.
2. Students will be divided into two groups (A and B) for weekly
Wednesday toxicology labs in Lab I 1051 and Environmental Justice
workshops in Lab II 2207. There will be weekly assignments scheduled
for each for full program credit.
3. Students will be divided into two groups for weekly Tuesday
afternoon seminar in Seminar II C 3107 or C 3109. Students must
complete two short papers indicated for weeks 3 and 7 on your syllabus
to achieve full program credit.


Students will receive 16 credits at the end of each quarter if all
course requirements have been satisfactory complete to meet course
objectives. Credits will be upper division and these will be divided
between environmental law and toxicology, with credits allocated for
seminar participation; laboratory or workshop assignments and lecture
materials. Denial of credit decisions will be made by the faculty team.
Denial of credit may result in expulsion from the program. Plagiarism
(i.e., using other people’s work as your own), failing to complete
assignments, completing one or more assignments late (without prior
arrangements) and multiple absences may constitute causes for loss of
credit. Students will be evaluated based on their progress towards the
learning goals. This will be assessed from class, seminar, and
assignment performance by the faculty team.

Evaluation Procedure:
•    Written self-evaluations and seminar faculty evaluations are required at the end of each quarter and will be discussed along with faculty evaluations of students in conferences scheduled for the last week of the quarter – evaluation week, week 11. Students may elect to submit faculty evaluations to Program Secretaries.
•    End-of-quarter conferences can be arranged either as in person meetings at the office of the faculty or via email.
•    Including a self-evaluation in your transcript is optional.
•    Students are required to maintain a portfolio, which will be submitted to the faculty at the end of the quarter (Week 10).
•    Students will be evaluated in writing at the end of the quarter by the faculty. The faculty member agrees to submit student evaluations to the program secretary in a timely fashion.

Learning Styles:
We all have different ways of acquiring new knowledge. Therefore, faculty will actively work towards providing information in multiple formats: tactile, auditory, visual, experiential, etc. However, style applications are limited to means appropriate for the classroom environment. Consult your seminar faculty to discuss learning style options.

Multiculturalism & Diversity:

Faculty and students will actively work towards contextually weaving multiculturalism and diversity throughout our learning as related to readings, lectures,. seminar and group projects. In a learning community students and faculty share the responsibility for the teaching and learning environment. We are encouraged to add to the existing content by incorporating relevant experiences in dialogue and by presenting current events regarding public service. Multiculturalism and diversity is understood as: aiming to promote constructive community discourse about issues of culture, power and life-style differences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, class, sexual orientation, age, religion, (dis)ability, and veteran status.


Accomodations will be provided for any student who desires them through a working relationship with Access Services, the Writing Center and the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center. To request academic accommodations due to a disability; please contact the office of Access Services for Students with Disabilities (867-6348 or 6364). If the student is already working with the office of Access Services the faculty should have received a letter indicating the student has a disability that requires accommodation. If any student has a health condition or disability that may require accommodations in order to effectively participate in this class, please do the following: Contact faculty after class and/or Contact Access Services in Library 1407-D, 867-6348. Information about a disability or health condition will be regarded as confidential. Please refer to TESC’s Students With Disabilities Policy.