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(6)    Instructional Policies, Responsibilities, and Guidelines

(6A)   STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(6B)    FACULTY INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

(6C)    EVALUATION OF STUDENTS (GRADES)

(6D)    ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

(6E)    ADVISING

(6F)    STUDENT RECORDS

(6G)    EXCEPTIONS TO ACADEMIC POLICIES

(6H)    STUDENT EVALUATION OF COURSES AND FACULTY

(6I)     NONSEXIST LANGUAGE, EFFECTIVE WRITING, AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

(6J)     GUIDELINES FOR COMMON CURRICULUM COURSES

(6K)   THE ACADEMIC HONOR CODE


(6I)    NONSEXIST LANGUAGE, EFFECTIVE WRITING, AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

For a summary of recent changes to this chapter, see Chapter 9A: Summary of Recent Revisions to this Handbook.

Contents of this page: 

  1. Resolution on Nonsexist Language

  2. Resolution on Effective Writing

  3. Resolution on Speaking

I.    RESOLUTION ON NONSEXIST LANGUAGE
(Approved by the Faculty Spring, 1986, in conjunction with adoption of Chapter 8C: Policy Statement on Harassment)

As part of Trinity University’s ongoing commitment to speaking and writing effectively and of our general goal of promoting social equality, members of the University Community should avoid linguistic practices which may be construed as undermining equality.


II.    RESOLUTION ON EFFECTIVE WRITING
(Approved by the Faculty December 7, 1983)

Whereas a well-educated individual is one who can write clearly and accurately in all walks of life;

Whereas clear thinking and clear writing are inextricably related;

Whereas learning to write effectively requires more than training in formal English courses;

Whereas effective writing demands constant practice;

Therefore, be it resolved that the faculty members of Trinity University pledge to require effective writing in all courses taught at Trinity University. The Faculty considers this a major responsibility to the students, and anything less will fall short of providing an excellent liberal arts education for our students.


III.    RESOLUTION ON SPEAKING
(Approved by the Faculty October 18, 1985)

Given the importance of the ability to speak coherently, clearly, and with self-confidence, every course at Trinity University will, wherever appropriate, encourage and require from each student some demonstration of oral communication competence.


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