The Office of the Dean of Students is an important resource of support for you and your students as they experience challenges and need assistance and support. If the resources listed on this page do not match your concerns, contact Ann Gleason (Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tomecca Sloane (Assistant Dean of Students, email@example.com) for information and assistance. Their phone number is 919-760-8521.
Assistance and support for Meredith Students (Dean of Students Office)
Offer resources and referrals
Follow up with student
Report, refer or consult as needed:
Academic Challenge (what we tell new students about college expectations)
Academic Privacy (FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
Brightspace Access my.meredith portal (requires login)
More information (requires login)
This newsletter will give a good overview of the functioning of the honor system.
Here is a summary of Honor Council actions since 2004
Ways to promote academic integrity
Graduate program information (see page 18)
Policy for Service and Emotional Support Animals (See Disability Services (requires login))
Teaching at Meredith College
Teaching is the primary responsibility of faculty at Meredith College and is central to the College’s mission. In order to teach effectively faculty must create conditions and design instructional experiences that promote student learning and enhance the overall academic climate of the college. Teaching may occur within a variety of settings including classroom, seminar, laboratory, field, and/or individual consultation. Given the complexity of the teaching-learning process, the multi-faceted dimensions of “effective teaching” are difficult to capture in a brief definition or statement. A definition of teaching, however, should include the broad foundations of content expertise, curriculum development, course design, and instructional delivery. The following statements include many, though not all, of the descriptors of effective teaching
Absence Policy for Varsity Athletes
Stephanie Little, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
According to the Faculty Handbook (2.3.6), when you travel to, play in and/or return from a varsity match you are representing the college in an official capacity, are entitled to an excused absence for any class that you miss, and must be permitted to “make up any missed work without penalty.” Provost Matthew Poslusny stands behind this policy and supports the following interpretations of this provision.
1) You must be allowed to make up examinations, quizzes or assignments done in class. You are not, however, entitled to hand in late whatever assignments are due on the day you must miss class. Make provisions to get these assignments to your instructor on time, as well as those assignments due on the day you return to class.
2) You must notify your instructors in advance and with proper documentation of the classes you must miss. A sheet from your coach that lists players, game dates and travel times will be not sufficient. Separate notification will be necessary for make-up games and others not on the schedule. Unless you provide appropriate advance notice, you are not guaranteed the right to make up missed work.
3) Your absence may not be grouped into any category of absences, as is often the case if, for example, an instructor has a policy of granting each student in the class three absences no matter what the cause. This constitutes an indirect penalty that cannot be imposed upon you, because you are representing the college.
These are your rights as a student-athlete at Meredith College. However, common sense dictates that you take some steps to make the process smooth and to avoid compromising your education. Some suggestions follow:
1) Do not register for classes (late afternoon or evening) that you know you will miss frequently, unless there is no choice. This is especially true of accelerated classes or classes that meet once a week, where one day’s absence may amount to a full week of 50-minute classes.
2) Do not wait until the last minute to speak with your instructor about absences. The earlier you provide notification, the greater flexibility your instructor will have in working out alternatives. Cross-check your schedule with your class syllabus as soon as you get them and speak to your instructors about conflicts as far in advance as possible.
3) Although excused absences are your right, recognize that it is often an inconvenience for your instructor to provide alternate exam times or to make up a separate exam or quiz. Conduct yourself accordingly.
If for any reason you feel that you are not being treated fairly and have spoken to your instructor without results, please contact Alan Buck (Harris Hall 211, 919-760-2393; firstname.lastname@example.org), who will meet with you to pursue the matter further.