Include your point system or weighting of assignments as well as the official grading scale used with total points, percentages, and letter grades. The University’s official grading system can be found in the Montclair State University Faculty Handbook.
University Protocols and Resources:
Academic Honesty and Integrity: It is very important that you understand Montclair State University’s policy on academic honesty and integrity. The link above provides you with resources to understand what academic standards and plagiarism are and to learn how to take a course responsively and honestly to avoid plagiarism.
Student Rights and Responsibilities: Find out more about your rights to access the university’s resources as well as your related responsibilities.
Commitment to Accessibility:
MSU is committed to assisting students with disabilities in receiving accommodations necessary to equalize access. Students who may need accommodations based on disability must self-disclose and initiate the request to the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The student is responsible for providing the DRC with documentation of their disability that meets our guidelines and it will be reviewed. An intake meeting will take place with the student and a DRC counselor to determine reasonable accommodations. Please know that accommodations require time to implement and are not set in place until we meet with a student. For more information, please contact the Disability Resource Center by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (973) 655-5431. You may also visit our Accessibility webpage for more detailed information.
Students are often unaware of the many resources that are available to them and so syllabi should include clear information and guidance to students on accessing the University’s support services. Copy and paste the following statements or craft your own.
Red Hawk Central: A first stop for any question about the administrative and financial details should be Red Hawk Central, which is home to Student Accounts, Financial Aid, and the Registrar. Live chat available at website for referrals and quick questions.
Dean of Students supports and advocates for student success. Through intentional intervention and guidance, the Office of the Dean of Students collaborates with campus partners connecting students with appropriate services ensuring the resolution of concerns that impact academic and/or personal well-being. Further, to better assist students during this time, a COVID-19 resource guide is available to help you navigate and access available community resource options. This guide is a connection to New Jersey social services and campus resources for those impacted by COVID-19. If you need support with housing, food, or other concern, then you can connect with the Student Support Services Case Manager for additional support. If you need help navigating the University, reach out to the Dean of Students for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): As a student, you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning or reduce your ability to participate in daily activities. These might include strained relationships, anxiety, high levels of stress, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, health concerns, or unwanted sexual experiences. CAPS provides free short-term individual counseling, group therapy, and referral services that are confidential and are not apart of your educational record. Call CAPS at 973-655-5211 between 8:30-5:30, M-F. In a crisis after hours, call University Police at 973-655-5222. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline offers 24/7 support at 800-273-8255.
Office for Social Justice and Diversity, which includes the LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center, Multicultural Center and the Center for Faith and Spirituality offers connection and support in diverse areas. Reach out if you need assistance or want to connect. All inquiries welcome!
To get help troubleshooting problems using Canvas, contact the Canvas Support Hotline at 855-778-9968 or click on the “Help” link in the upper right corner of the course to contact them via chat or email. You may also find answers to common questions in the Canvas Guides. For General Tech Support contact the University Service Desk at 973-655-7971 or via email at ITservicedesk@montclair.edu You may also find answers to your questions on the IT Service Desk website.