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Teaching Memo Spring 2024, Faculty Memo

     I write as we look forward to the beginning of the spring semester next week.  I hope you had restful winter holidays and that 2024 is treating you and yours very well to date.

     Although I send a teaching memo every fall, I write to update it and to invite faculty and instructors…

Academic Early Alert System Spring 2024, Faculty Memo

     Colleagues, as we head into the second half of the spring semester, I write to remind you how you might help our undergraduate students thrive academically.  As a course instructor, you are best able to identify students experiencing academic challenges.

     I write to let you know…

Academic accommodations for students with disabilities Spring 2024, Faculty Memo

     Princeton University is committed to ensuring equal access to its educational programs for students with disabilities, while also maintaining the essential nature of the undergraduate academic program of study. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) uses an interactive process to understand a student’s disability and explore reasonable accommodations.

Religious Observances, Spring Term 2024, Faculty Memo

     Throughout the year, students might ask faculty for permission to reschedule academic obligations so that they may observe one or more religious holidays.  We ask faculty to honor such requests and to work with students to plan the most effective ways for them to make up their work.

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Varsity Athletic Competitions and Class Attendance Policy, Faculty Memo

     Princeton has long been committed to maintaining a competitive varsity athletics program as part of its broad conception of undergraduate education.

     Our athletics department makes every reasonable effort to schedule competitions at times that do not conflict with our students’ academic…

Fall 2024 Course Syllabus Template, Faculty Memo

     This template of course meetings for the Fall term 2024 is available for faculty as they plan for fall teaching.  Additional information, including links to the full calendar for AY 2023-2024, is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website under…

Holding Classes during Weather Events Faculty Memo

     As we move into the winter months and try to plan around the inevitable bad weather, we write to provide some guidance regarding the conditions under which it would be appropriate to hold or cancel your classes.

     In the event of a severe storm, the campus might be considered unsafe for…

Policy on Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Fall 2023, Faculty Memo

     I write to update you on an important privacy policy that affects how we hold and release student information.  This policy addresses undergraduate student files maintained by both Princeton’s residential colleges and its academic departments.  (For the purposes of this policy, the student file held in a…

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Fall 2023, Faculty Memo

     Colleagues, since some of your students may qualify for academic accommodations because of a disability, it might be helpful to know more about how we handle these requests.  Apologies for the lengthier-than-usual memo, but the details are important here.

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Religious Observances, Fall Term 2023, Student Memo

     Throughout the year, students might ask faculty for permission to reschedule academic obligations so that they may observe one or more religious holidays.  We ask faculty to honor such requests and to work with students to plan the most effective ways for you to make up your work.

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