Student Syllabus

The following information applies to all technology management courses:

Faculty Syllabus Template

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Utah Valley University expects all students to maintain integrity and high standards of individual honesty in academic work, to obey the law, and to show respect for others. Students of this class are expected to support an environment of academic integrity, have the right to such an environment, and should avoid all aspects of academic dishonesty. Examples of academic dishonesty include plagiarizing, faking of data, sharing information during an exam, discussing an exam with another student who has not taken the exam, consulting reference material during an exam, submitting an assignment which was authored in whole or in part by someone other than you, and/or cheating in any form.

In keeping with UVU policy, evidence of academic dishonesty may result in a failing grade in the course and disciplinary review by the college. Any student caught cheating will receive, at minimum, zero points on that particular assignment for the first offense. A second offense can result in failing the course and will entail being reported to Student Advising. Academic dishonesty includes, in part, using materials obtained from another student, published literature, and the Internet without proper acknowledgment of the source. Additional information on this topic is published in the student handbook and is available on the UVU website.

Situation of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution office as, at a minimum, an informational item and potentially as an item for investigation, resolution, or other.

Student Code of Conduct

All UVU students are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner acceptable at an institution of higher learning. All students are expected to obey the law, to perform contracted obligations, to maintain absolute integrity and high standards of individual honesty in academic work, and to observe a high standard of conduct for the academic environment.

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Code, or Code of Conduct, outlines for students what they can expect from the University and what the University expects of them.

Student Timelines

You are responsible for being aware of and abiding by the dates and deadlines on the student timelines for this term found on the UVU Schedule

Student Technology Skill/Use Expectations

All students are expected to be able to perform the following at a minimum:

1) use of email using UVU systems to communicate with other students and faculty including ability to  send and receive email attachments;

2) use the Internet to access online course materials and UVU online resources;

3) upload homework and related files to Canvas;

4) access and use all Microsoft Office 365 products available for free to all UVU students;

5) add basic formatting and images to word processing documents (MS Word is the standard);

6) use UVU library services online to locate library materials;

7) save files in various file formats;

8) back up and store files, particularly those relating to your academic experience;

9) Some upper level (3xxx/4xxx) core or elective courses will require learning and using special purpose software (e.g. Minitab, MS Project, MS Access, MS Dynamics, etc.) as part of the course activities.

Understand When You May Drop This Course

It is the student’s responsibility to understand when they need to consider dropping from a course. Dates and deadlines for dropping a course can be found in the student timetable. After the period specified, a serious and compelling reason is required to drop from the course and would need approval from not just the faculty but also the department chair as well as the Dean's Office.

See also Technology Management Department Protocol

Incomplete Policy

An Incomplete (I) Grade is only given due to an extenuating circumstance. The final decision to issue an Incomplete grade is up to the instructor. Review the following criteria taken from Policy 523 at for information on when an incomplete grade can be given:

The student was unable to complete the course due to extenuating circumstances:

  • Incapacitating Illness
  • Death in the immediate family
  • Change in the student's work schedule by the employer
  • Other deemed acceptable by the instructor
  • The student must have completed a minimum of 70% of the required work

An Incomplete Grade form indicating work completed and work to be completed must be signed by the department chairperson, and turned into the Registrar’s Office at the end of the semester. Incomplete Grade forms can be obtained from the Registrar's Office.

See also Technology Management Department Protocol

Unofficial Withdrawals

UW will be given only when a student stops attending and completing work before the regularly scheduled date to officially withdraw as found in the Student Timetable but did not actually officially withdraw. Rationale: The assumption here is that the student did not realize the necessity to physically withdraw or made an error in this process, but all intentions of the student were to withdraw from the class prior to the withdrawal deadline

See also Academic Policies and Standards in the UVU Catalog which notes, "If a student stops attending (but does not officially withdraw) before the last day to withdraw, he/she should receive a UW.”

See also Technology Management Department Protocol

Late Work

Late work will not be accepted without a doctors or lawyers note unless previously discussed with and approved by your instructor. Computer problems, work schedule, lack of internet access, traffic, travel, or similar do not constitute rationale for late homework. Your instructor has the right to modify their handling of late work.

See also Technology Management Department Protocol

Individual versus Group Work

All work is to be done individually unless it is clearly identified as group work. By default all assignments are not group work. This means that you cannot work on assignments with others, even if your spouse, friends or family, and turn them in as your own. A "group" in this context means more persons than yourself. You also cannot have others complete the work for you or in part on your behalf.

Inclusivity Statement

We understand that our members represent a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Technology Management department is committed to providing an atmosphere for learning that respects diversity. While working together to build this community we ask all members to:

  • share their unique experiences, values and beliefs
  • be open to the views of others
  • honor the uniqueness of their colleagues
  • appreciate the opportunity that we have to learn from each other in this community
  • value each other’s opinions and communicate in a respectful manner

Academic Freedom

Students and faculty alike have academic freedom as defined in UVU policy 161 Freedom of Speech

Discrimination / Harassment / Sexual Misconduct

It’s on us to prevent discrimination/harassment against members of protected classes. If you see something, step up and say something. If you encounter discrimination, harassment, or gender-based discrimination (including discrimination or harassment based on pregnancy, pregnancy related conditions, sexual orientation or gender identity) or sexual violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking including unwanted electronic contact), please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Title IX. Additional information regarding options and services can be found at: http://www.uvu.edu/equalopportunity/titleix/

Consistent with State and Federal Law such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Utah Valley University is committed to maintaining a respectful and safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. UVU policies 162 and 165 define and prohibit all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation in its programs services and activities. Utah Valley University policy 165 prohibits any form of:

  • Discrimination based on one or more protected classes, (Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law)
  • Harassment based on one or more protected classes, including sexual harassment (policy 162), or
  • Retaliation(a negative action or discouraging someone from reporting discrimination/harassment or participating in a University internal investigation).

If you need accommodations, please see the appropriate contact below:

  • ADA: Students who need accommodations because of a disability may contact the UVU Accessibility Services Department (ASD), located on the Orem Campus in LC 312. To schedule an appointment or to speak with a counselor, call the ASD office at 801-863-8747. Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals, email nicole.hemmingsen@uvu.edu or text 385-208-2677.
  • Pregnancy: Accessibility Services or Office for Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (EOAA), ext. 5704, BA 203.
  • Religious: You may begin by asking your professor. If you have questions or concerns, contact the EOAA.
  • Veterans (Military Leave, Course Withdraw, or Other Assistance): Veteran Services, ext. 8212, WB100.
  • Conflict resolution: EOAA or Student Ombuds - ext. 7237, SC 107
  • Unwanted sexual harassment, contact, stalking, dating or domestic violence: UVU Police Department (UVUPD) - ext. 5555, GT 331
  • Student Health Services: Student Health Services (with anonymity) - ext. 8876, SC 221
  • UVU Police Department - ext. 5555, GT 331
  • Information about gender neutral facilities or gender personal pronouns: You may ask professor/supervisor to use your personal name and pronouns. If you are unclear about pronouns or identifiers, you may request clarification. If you have questions or concerns contact LGBT Student Services, LA 126, ext. 8885 or the EOAA.

Disability Services

Students who need accommodations because of a disability, whether mental, physical or emotional, may contact the UVU Accessibility Services Department (ASD), located on the Orem Campus in LC 312. To schedule an appointment or to speak with a counselor, call the ASD office at 801-863-8747. Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals, email nicole.hemmingsen@uvu.edu or text 385-208-2677.

Veteran’s Services

UVU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere for student veterans and their families. If you are a student veteran or a family member of a student veteran, you are eligible for support services from the Veterans Success Center and may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. For help receiving your benefits, please contact the Veterans Success Center in the Woodbury Business Building, room 100, via email at veterans@uvu.edu or by calling 801-863-8212. Learn more

Department Protocol

Exceptions to or Waives of Prerequisites

Technology Management no longer waives prerequisites or co-requisites.

Late add to classes during late add period

The department adheres to dates and deadlines specified in the student timetables found at https://www.uvu.edu/schedule/ inclusive of wait list period end dates and last day to add classes dates.  No students will be added in any case if there is not an open spot in the course section. 

For 1000 level courses (such as Tech 1000 or Tech 1010), the Technology Management department does not permit late adds after the wait list period is complete. 

For 2000, 3000, or 4000 level courses, if a student is requesting a late add after the wait list period is complete, below steps are necessary and do not guarantee acceptance.  It is up to the instructor if they want to add the student. The instructor must give approval and the Technology Management Academic Advisor (Carrie Peterson) must be notified with below student supplied information followed by confirmation from the instructor via email. The most common issue is that students do not give below information—it is up to them and not the instructor to supply it.  The academic advisor needs TWO DAYS to process any late add requests; those turned in within two days before late add ends may not be accepted even with instructor approval. 

Note: The Tech 481R Internship course  is the only exception to above. With the permission fo the instructor and the college internship coordinator, a student may be permitted to add this specific course later in the term assuming all internship agreement criteria can be met within the applicable time frame. 

Late Registration Procedure

(Allow up to 2 business days to process)

  1. Student - Confirm you have have met all the prerequisites for the class
  2. Student - Submit a request to your instructor to add the course. Email the instructor:
    • Student Name
    • UVID
    • Course Name
    • Course Number
    • Course CRN
  3. Instructor - Ensure there is a seat availabl
  4. Instructor - Email the advisor your approval & the above information
  5. Advisor - Review the request
  6. Advisor - Email student at their myUVU email address
  7. Student - If approved, the student must add the course online before the last day to add specified in the student timetables

Note: A $45 fee (per class) will be added to your account during late registration

Late add to classes after late add period

NO late adds after the late add period ends. UVU dates and deadlines.

Class withdrawal after withdrawal period

NO withdrawals after the end of the withdrawal period as specified on the UVU Schedule can be approved by faculty without additional approval from the department chair at a minimum.

The chair and department will not sign any withdrawal form after the last day to officially withdraw as listed on the UVU Schedule unless one more of below are met at a minimum and then only with support from the faculty member: 

  • No assignments were turned in nor any classes attended since before the last day to withdraw (ie, in a circumstance in which an unofficial withdraw might apply at the end of the term). This does not guarantee a withdrawal request will be accepted but is criteria for the decision.
  • A formal letter from accessibility services for a physical, emotional, or mental health issue via the director of accessibility services  justifying the medical leave/withdraw. This guarantees the withdraw request will be accepted.
  • A formal letter from the direct supervisor of the place of employment that explains any work changes which justify the withdraw. This does not guarantee a withdrawal request will be accepted but is criteria for the decision. Documentation should be submitted directly to the faculty and also the department chair.
  • Other extenuating circumstances, such as a the death of an immediate family member, that have documentation and explanation.  This does not guarantee a withdrawal request will be accepted but is criteria for the decision. Documentation should be submitted directly to the faculty and also the department chair.

If not a Technology Management student: if the student is wanting to withdraw from all classes after the withdrawal period and Technology Management is not their home department, they need to work through the department chair of their major.  If the student is only dropping one class, the criteria above applies and the request is submitted to the department chair after discussion with the faculty member. 

Receiving Experiential / Challenge Credit for Tech Courses

The technology department only permits experiential/challenge credit on the following courses: Tech 2020, Tech 3050, Tech 3400, Tech 3700, and/or Tech 3850. In each of these cases it is at the option of the faculty currently teaching the course and with approval of the department chair. Maximum 15 credits total toward your degree  for any experiential or challenge credits. 

Per the UVU catalog, to receive experiential/challenge credit for a specific course, the student must:

  1. Be enrolled at the University.
  2. For Challenge credit, complete a comprehensive examination (theoretical and/or applied) with at least a “C-“ grade; or for Experiential credit, provide documentation of practical experience to the satisfaction of the department chairperson and dean showing course objectives have been met; or with the departmental approval, complete an advanced course with a grade of “C-“ or higher (if deemed necessary by the department) as a validation procedure.
  3. Pay, in advance, a nonrefundable processing fee.
  4. After successful completion of requirements, pay the per-credit-hour fee.
  5. The student must have completed a minimum of 70% of the required work

A specific course shall be challenged only once, and a student shall not receive challenge/experiential credit for a course that the student is/or has been previously enrolled in and received a grade, including a “W” grade. Duplicate credit will not be awarded. Grades shall be recorded only as “CR” (credit) and shall not be calculated in a student’s university GPA.

See the Form

University Advanced Standing (UAS) Requirement

The technology management department follows UAS requirements as specified in the university's registration requirements policies inclusive of, but not limited to, the below:

Before students can register for upper-division coursework (3000 or higher), they must qualify for University Advanced Standing (UAS) by:

  • Completing, and/or transferring in, at least 24 credits of college-level woursework (1000 or higher)
  • Having a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete MAT 1030 or higher and ENGL 2010, 2020 or equivalent

Academic departments may also establish additional advanced standing requirements that must be met before students will be allowed to enroll in upper-division courses within their disciplines.

Receiving challenge credit for IM 2010

If you wish to take the challenge exam for IM 2010, please review these three documents:

Challenge Instructions

Test Out Instructions

Challenge Exam Study Guide

UW Versus I Versus E Grade Resolution

UW Grade

Best practice: UW should be given only when a student stops attending and completing work before the regularly scheduled date to officially withdraw as found in the Student Timetable but did not actually officially withdraw.

Rationale: The assumption here is that the student did not realize the necessity to physically withdraw or made an error in this process, but all intentions of the student were to withdraw from the class prior to the withdrawal deadline

Financial and academic impact: As unofficial withdrawal grades are considered in a student’s GPA calculation, a UW could negatively impact the student’s cumulative GPA Satisfactory Academic Progress standard. Because unofficial withdrawal grades are not considered completed grades, but are considered attempted credit hours, a UW could negatively impact the student’s Completion Rate and Maximum Time Frame Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Financial aid funds may or may not need to be returned based on a last date of attendance. See Impact of UW, I, W, and E on Financial Aid from T. Howard (3/2016)

Petition to Withdraw (Change UW to W by Student)

For "extenuating circumstances" students can request a Petition for Exception to Academic Policy form from the Registrar. They need documentation for their claim. They can drop off the completed form at the Registrar’s Office – BA 106.

I Grade

Best practice: I should be given only when a student has completed 70% of all course work but was unable to complete because of extenuating circumstances such as incapacitating illness, death in the immediate family, change in work schedule as required by employer, or other similar emergencies and has communicated with the instructor prior to the end of the semester.

Rationale: As per the academic policies and standards listed in the UVU catalog: Students are required to complete all courses for which they are registered by the end of the semester. In some cases, a student may be unable to complete all of the course work because of extenuating circumstances. The term “extenuating circumstances” includes: (1) incapacitating illness which prevents a student from attending classes (usually more than five consecutive class days); (2) a death in the immediate family; (3) change in work schedule as required by employer; or (4) other emergencies deemed acceptable by the instructor. If circumstances are deemed appropriate, the student may petition the instructor for time beyond the end of the semester to finish the work. If the instructor agrees, an “I” grade will be given. An Incomplete Grade Form indicating work completed and work to be completed must be signed by the student, the instructor, and the department chairperson, and turned into the Registrar’s Office at the end of the semester. “I” grades should not be requested nor given for lack of completion of work because of procrastination or dissatisfaction with the grade earned. As a general rule, students must be passing the course and completed 70% or more of the course work in order to qualify for an incomplete.

For policy reference see policy 523 Grading section 5.2.1 #6 and the full section 5.3

Faculty and student agreement form

Financial and academic impact: As incomplete grades are not considered in a student’s GPA calculation, if the student has an incomplete grade at the time Satisfactory Academic Progress is processed, the incomplete grade will not negatively or positively impact the student’s GPA. If an incomplete grade is not resolved within one year, the incomplete grade is changed to an “E” grade.

E Grade

Best practice: In circumstances where the above two recommendations do not apply but the student has not completed ample work to complete/pass the course, give the grade of E.

Rationale: “E” (failing) indicates inadequate mastery of pertinent skills or repeated absences from class.

Financial and academic impact: As failing grades are considered in a student’s GPA calculation, an E could negatively impact the student’s cumulative GPA Satisfactory Academic Progress standard. Because failing grades are not considered earned grades, but are considered attempted credit hours, an E could negatively impact the student’s Completion Rate and Maximum Time Frame Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Financial aid funds will not be returned. See Impact of UW, I, W, and E on Financial Aid from T. Howard (3/2016)

Email Address Use

As per standard protocol at UVU, official UVU email addresses ending in @uvu.edu, @my.uvu.edu or @mail.uvu.edu will be used for all departmental communications. This applies to all faculty and staff including part time and adjuncts. If you desire to forward your mail, please contact the IT helpdesk for assistance or visit the email website to learn more.

Communication Guidelines

Implementation date: 7/8/18

The preferred means of work-related communication (for all audiences including faculty, students, and staff) is through use of the work UVU email and our work phones (voice mail is accessible off site by calling 863-5999). Please only use personal emails or personal cell phones when a situation is truly urgent as they are not intended for business. If you need to share large files, the use of box is preferred.

Student Issue Path

If  the above does not resolve your issue or concern, please reference this flow chart for addressing student issues (pdf)