Online Graduate Academic Policies

Online Graduate Academic Policies


Academic Policies and Procedures

As a University of Arizona student, you are expected to become familiar with and abide by the university-wide policies and procedures. You can find complete, up-to-date information at

Academic Integrity

Upon accepting admission to the University of Arizona, you immediately assumed a commitment to uphold the Code of Academic Integrity. You can review these rules at Any instances of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of E for the course in which the academic integrity violation occurred.

Class Attendance, Participation and Administrative Drops Policy

Students are expected to be regular and punctual in class attendance and to fully participate in the course. The University believes that students themselves are primarily responsible for attendance and class participation. Please refer to for related information. Due to the accelerated nature of Eller Online courses, if a student has not logged into the course page or misses the first required interaction in a course then they may be administratively dropped from the course at the instructor’s discretion. 

Religious Accommodation Policy

Absences for any sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice will be accommodated where reasonable.  Please refer to for details.

Final Exam Regulations

A detailed list of regulations related to final exams can be found at

Incomplete Policy

The grade of I may be awarded only at the end of a term, when all but a minor portion of the course work has been satisfactorily completed. The grade of I is not to be awarded in place of a failing grade or when the student is expected to repeat the course; in such a case, a grade other than must be assigned.  Students should make arrangements with the instructor to receive an incomplete grade before the end of the term. Please refer to for further details.

Withdrawal Policy

Specific information related to the withdrawal policy can be found on the web site.

Online Collaboration/Netiquette

In Eller Undergraduate in-person courses, you might communicate with instructors and peers virtually through a variety of tools such as discussion forums, email, and web conferencing. The following guidelines will enable everyone in the course to participate and collaborate in a productive, safe environment.

  • Be professional, courteous, and respectful as you would in a physical classroom.
  • Online communication lacks the nonverbal cues that provide much of the meaning and nuances in face-to-face conversations. Choose your words carefully, phrase your sentences clearly, and stay on topic.
  • It is expected that students may disagree with the research presented or the opinions of their fellow classmates. To disagree is fine but, to disparage others’ views is unacceptable. All comments should be kept civil and thoughtful. Remember that this course abides by university policies regarding disruptive behavior: Violations of the instructors’ copyright violate the Code of Academic Integrity and may result in course sanctions.
  • Compose your messages and posts in a word processing tool, and check your spelling and grammar before submitting your post / email.

Students who are uncooperative, rude, abusive to a TA, instructor, staff members, or other students, whether in class or outside class, will be penalized.

Threatening Behavior by Students

The University seeks to promote a safe environment where students and employees may participate in the educational process without compromising their health, safety, or welfare. The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) Student Code of Conduct, ABOR Policy 5-308, prohibits threats of physical harm to any member of the University community, including to one’s self. Threatening behavior can harm and disrupt the University, its community, and its families.


Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

The University of Arizona is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. In support of this commitment, the University prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. The University encourages anyone who believes they have been the subject of discrimination to report the matter immediately as described in the section below, “Reporting Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation.” All members of the University community are responsible for participating in creating a campus environment free from all forms of prohibited discrimination and for cooperating with University officials who investigate allegations of policy violations.


Content Warning Statement

Although we do not anticipate that Eller courses will address topics requiring a content warning, we encourage you to contact the instructor during the semester to discuss any concerns you may have relating to the class content, as alternative materials may be available.

“Elective Name” and “Pronoun Usage” Statement

At Eller, we believe that it is vitally important for us to create an educational environment of inclusion and mutual respect. Eller courses support elective gender pronoun use and self-identification; rosters indicating such choices will be updated throughout the semester, upon student request.

Statement of Copyrighted Materials

All lecture notes, lectures, study guides and other course materials disseminated by the instructor to the students, whether in class or online, are original materials and reflect intellectual property of the instructor or author of those works. All readings, study guides, lecture notes and handouts are intended for individual use by students. You may not distribute or reproduce these materials for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the instructor.

Students who sell or distribute these materials for any use other than their own are in violation of the University’s Intellectual Property Policy.

Violations of the instructors’ copyright violate the Code of Academic Integrity and may result in course sanctions.


Technology Requirements and Technical Support

Please ensure that your equipment and Internet connection meet the criteria specified at

Information on how to contact technical support is available at

Workload and Course Requirements

Workload and course requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor with proper notice to the students.

Privacy Policies and Guidelines

Information on privacy policies and guidelines is located at


The instructor reserves the right to revise the syllabus as necessary. This includes, but is not limited to correction of typographical errors, factual errors, omissions, or other material included herein as needed to correctly reflect the requirements of the course.