Expectations for faculty and students: The college asks that faculty expectations of students be spelled out explicitly. Some of the expectations below include flexibility; others do not. The most important rule is that if you are having difficulty with any aspect of the program, please see one of the faculty as soon as possible to minimize potential problems and negotiate loss of credit.

1.  Students are expected to:

  1. Show respect for program members and support their learning even when disagreements arise;
  2. Read the program syllabus and all other handouts;
  3. Come on time to all seminars, workshops, labs, field assignments, and lectures.
  4. Come to seminars, labs, and workshops with readings and written work thoughtfully prepared, and actively participate;
  1. Complete assigned work carefully and by the due date.  Faculty cannot provide feedback on work handed in after the due date, and credit may be denied for that assignment.
  2. Create a portfolio and complete a self-evaluation and faculty evaluation by the end of the quarter,
  3. Incompletes will be awarded only in the most exceptional circumstances.
  4. Maintain an email account and check it regularly; check the website frequently.
  5. Use the metric system at all times.
  6. Write a self-evaluation and a faculty evaluation and attend an evaluation conference during eval week.

2.  Students can expect faculty to:

a.     Prepare and present lectures, workshops, lab and field assignments to support and expand students’ teaching and learning.

b.     Read, comment on, and return student papers in a timely manner;

c.     Notify students by the end of the fifth week of each quarter if their work to date does not meet requirement for credit;

  1. Provide written evaluations of seminar students;
  2. Schedule at least one office hour per week.

3. Project and Group Work. Everyone is expected to participate as a full time, active member in the project.  So that each person’s project evaluation addresses his or her individual project contributions and growth, roles and responsibilities should be clearly delineated.

4. In case of a disagreement or conflict between a student and a faculty member, the student should first try to resolve the conflict by meeting with the faculty member.  If such a meeting does not resolve the problem, the student may request a meeting with other faculty.  We also expect students to resolve disagreements with other students in responsible and respectful ways.  Faculty are available to help mediate disagreements, when asked, if students have trouble resolving difficult issues, but faculty will not discuss student comportment or work with other students without that student present.

5. Violation of Evergreen’s Social Contract may result in the College taking action. Behavior on field trips should reflect that our students are Evergreen’s ambassadors. Use of drugs (including alcohol) is forbidden; behavior that endangers or appears to endanger our group or others can be cause for dismissal from the program. Smoking will be done only in designated areas.

6. Credit and Criteria for Evaluation. Students who meet the expectations outlined above and who perform satisfactorily in seminars, workshops, lab and field assignments, written work, and other assignments are assured of 16 credits. Upper division science credit will only be awarded to students whose work demonstrates learning at an advanced level. Work performed at a poor level will not be awarded credit.

7. Plagiarism is a basis for denial of credit, and students may be asked to leave the program. Students in obvious danger of losing credit will be informed in writing by the end of the fifth week of the quarter in question.  Failure to receive such a notice does not guarantee that a student will receive credit at the end of the quarter.

8. Student Service will be part of the program, and students will choose or be assigned tasks that will facilitate the logistics of the program.

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