Student Syllabus and Dept. Protocol

Student Syllabus

The following information applies to all Technology Management (TECH) courses:


Academic Honesty and Integrity

Utah Valley University expects all students to maintain integrity and high standards of individual honesty in academic work, obey the law, and 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 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 that 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.

A situation of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution office as, at a minimum, an informational item and potentially 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.

Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Potential employers will eventually expect Technology Managers to know how to use tools like ChatGPT to generate content, code, and data. You should learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI) and in what instances AI can be helpful to you.  Remember, AI programs are not a replacement for your human creativity, originality, and critical thinking. Writing, thinking, and researching are crafts you must develop over time to develop your own voice. 

The use of generative AI tools (e.g., ChatGPT, Google Bard, etc.) is permitted in technology management courses for the following activities:

  • Brainstorming and refining your ideas.
  • Fine-tuning your research questions; don’t accept anything AI generates at face value without checking it critically. 
  • Finding accurate information on your topic.
  • Drafting an outline to organize your thoughts.
  • Checking grammar and style.

The use of generative AI tools is not permitted in this course for the following activities:

  • Impersonating you in classroom contexts, such as by using the tool to compose discussion board prompts/responses assigned to you or content that you put into a Teams/Canvas chat.
  • Completing group work that your group has assigned to you unless it is mutually agreed upon that you may utilize the tool.
  • Writing entire sentences, paragraphs, or papers to complete class assignments.

You are responsible for the information you submit based on an AI query (for instance, that it does not violate intellectual property laws or contains misinformation or unethical content). Your use of AI tools must be appropriately documented and cited to stay within university policies on academic honesty. 

Any student work submitted using AI tools should clearly indicate what work is the student’s work and what part is generated by the AI. In such cases, no more than 25% of the student work should be generated by AI. If any part of this is confusing or uncertain, please get in touch with the course instructor for a conversation before submitting your work.  Additional university resources regarding the use of AI are available through theUVU Office of Teaching and Learning.

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.

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 (i.e., 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. 

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

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.”

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.

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

UVU is committed to preparing all students for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. We value and promote collegial relationships and mutual respect among students, faculty, staff, and the community. We acknowledge and seek to address the needs of populations who are underserved as well as students with varying levels of academic preparation. Since your experience in this class is important to me, it is my intent to promote civility and respect  the voice, dignity, and potential of each individual. I aim for an inclusive learning environment that provides equitable opportunities and fosters the understanding, appreciation, and recognition that diversity and individual differences are a source of strength. I aim for a course that is respectful of diversity including age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexuality, and socioeconomic status. 

All people have the right to be addressed and referred to in accordance with their personal identity. In this class, we will have the chance to indicate the name that we prefer to be called and, if we choose, to identify pronouns with which we would like to be addressed...I will do my best to address and refer to all students accordingly and support classmates in doing so as well.

Discussions and debates are a way to grow and learn. In this class, you will be encouraged to share your ideas and debate them critically and rationally. I ask that you do so with kindness and empathy for your classmates. That you listen and respond respectfully and with care. Remember that in our diversity there is strength. That while some perspectives  might challenge our fundamental assumptions, they also provide an opportunity to question, listen, and grow. 

Please contact me if you need to talk about any  issues you are facing. I value any suggestions on how to improve the effectiveness of this course. If that feels uncomfortable to you, you can contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity to ask for help and support. 

Academic Freedom

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

Mental Health

Mental health is vital to student success and an important part of your overall well-being. Throughout your time in higher education, you may face a variety of challenges, obstacles, and pressures that make it difficult to navigate your daily life, let alone reach your academic goals. If you are struggling with your mental health, know that you do not have to navigate these challenges alone. Find more resources at UVU Thrive.

If you are in crisis or need support, call or text 988 - The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, which is available 24/7, go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911. 

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 Equity and Title IX. Additional information regarding options and services can be found at: UVU Equity and Title IX

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 [email protected] .
  • Pregnancy: Accessibility Services or UVU Equity and Title IX office, ext. 7999, BA 203.
  • Religious: You may begin by asking your professor. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity.
  • Veterans (Military Leave, Course Withdraw, or Other Assistance): Veteran Services, ext. 8212, WB100A.
  • Conflict resolution: Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity or Student Ombuds - ext. 7237, SL 212B
  • 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 Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity.

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 [email protected] .

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 100A, via email at [email protected] or by calling 801-863-8212. Veteran Success Center

Department Protocol

Exceptions to or Waives of Prerequisites

Technology Management no longer waives prerequisites or co-requisites.

Requests to add classes during waitlist or late add period

The department adheres to dates and deadlines specified in the student timetables found at UVU Schedule inclusive of wait ist 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 waitlist period is complete (See ** below). Our reasoning is that the end of waitlist is already one week after the term has started; that is 7% of the entire term.  

For 2000, 3000, or 4000 level courses, if a student is requesting a late add after the waitlist 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. 

Note: The Tech 481R Internship course  is the only exception to above. With the permission of 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

**We do reccomend that students sitting in the top five waitlist positions contact the teacher and attend the face-to-face sections when available to better enable continuation in the class.

(Allow up to two business days to process)

  1. Confirm you have met all the prerequisites for the class
  2. Submit a request to your instructor to add the course. Email the instructor:
    • Student Name
    • UVID
    • Course Name
    • Course Number
    • Course CRN
  3. 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

Receiving Credit for Prior Learning

Credits earned through extra‐institutional settings, including military service. Yes, anything technical.
Prior Learning Assessments TECH 2010, 3000, 3400,  3850, 4000, 4400
Prior Professional Learning Meet with Advisor and take a portfolio course (UVST 1100) to develop a portfolio assessment for review by subject matter experts.

More information on the  Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) process.

University Advanced Standing (UAS)

The Technology Management department follows UAS requirements 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 coursework (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

Passing the IM 2010 challenge test with an 80% or higher will satisfy the requirement for the Computer Proficiency requirement in the AAS Technology and the BS Technology Management degrees.

  1. The department where you will take this test is Information Systems and Technology, located in CS 601.
  2. The total cost will be $45 ($15 administrative fee, $15 proctoring fee, and $15 for the 3-credit class if you pass this test). No fees will be waived.
  3. All Technology Management students are pre-approved to take this exam once.
  4. If you have questions about how this exam affects your degree, please contact your advisor. If after reviewing this information you have questions about the exam process, contact Cheryl Levi ([email protected]) in CS 601 or at 801-863-8182.

Student Issue Redress

If  you have any issues or concerns about a class or our program please feel free to contact the department chair, Susan Thackeray via email at [email protected].

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