TNS 560  FALL 2016
Syllabus Packet
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(d) Thoroughly read and digest all parts of this packet (you may be tested on them!). 


1. Changes to Course Requirements (if any)
2(a). Syllabus (Course Requirements, Readings Schedule, etc.)
2(b). Syllabus--Appendix I  (instructions on tests, readings, AV materials, etc.)
2(c). Syllabus-Appendix II  (policies concerning grades, e-mails, complaints, etc.)
2(d). Syllabus: Test Instructions
2(e). Syllabus: Recipe for success in my courses 
2(f). Syllabus: Grading Class Participation

3. Term paper project instructions
3(a). Teaching Philosophy and Course Syllabus Assignment
4. Missed class/missed test form (must be completed every time you miss a class or test)
5. Requesting letters of recommendation from me
5(a). Requesting me to be your mentor/adviser (honor's thesis, master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, etc.)
6. My Teaching Philosophy


7(a). Student Learning Responsibilities (as per University Regulations)
7(b). Student Classroom Behavior (as per University Regulations)
7(c). Student Classroom Behavior (comparison with another school)

7(d). Undergraduate University Policies
7(e). U.B. Student Code of Conduct
7(f). Technology and classroom etiquette (an academic journal article)
7(g). Academic integrity
7(h).  Sexual Violence/Harassment: Information for Students. (A U.B. brochure + a news article on campus rape)
7(h)a.  Sexual Violence/Harassment : Prevention Tool Kit

8.  Essential Information to Help You Succeed at this School
9. Academic Policies for Students in the College of Arts and Sciences (an SRC document)
UB Libraries top ten resources list
11. The Tenure Review Process and Faculty Workload (in the College of Arts and Sciences)


12. Educational Success Readings Packet

13. Research as the Foundation for New Knowledge (Part 1) (source)
13(a). Research as the Foundation for New Knowledge (Part 2)
22. What is Visual Literacy?