Northwest College

Universal Syllabus Information

(Last Updated 12/16/2020)


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I. General COVID Information

Information regarding COVID-19, including the current status of the College, archives of communications sent to employees and students regarding COVID-19, and other relevant documentation can be found easily by visiting the College’s Emergency Preparedness website at Covid-19 Information.

II. Institutional Health and Safety Guidelines

As part of NWC’s comprehensive operations plan to deliver academic and social programming during the pandemic, science-based, proven, effective mitigation strategies have been installed for everyone’s safety. Those strategies include a daily personal health assessment, observation of social distancing, and other practical behaviors. Visit your Student Portal for the current protocols.

III. Daily Student Health Assessment

Students must assess their health daily and if sick, stay home.  Contact your instructor and visit NWC’s COVID Connection for other student support resources.

IV. Personal Protective and Social Distancing Requirements

Employees, students, and visitors to Northwest College are urged to consider wearing personal protective equipment and to maintain a safe social distance where possible as described in the College’s Institutional Health & Safety – Behaviors, Expectations, & Requirements. Students who do not comply with the Institutional Health and Safety Requirements are subject to student disciplinary procedures.

V. Adjustments to Academic Delivery during the Pandemic

To ensure learning is as disruption-proof as possible, Northwest College has structured our academic delivery for maximum stability. Details, including adjustments to course delivery, offices hours, advising, and support for academic delivery, can be found in the Colleges protocol for Academic Delivery. Visit your Student Portal for the current protocol.

VI. Glossary of Terms

Some of the terms referenced in the Institutional Health and Safety Guidelines, Student COVID-19 Reporting, and Academic Delivery may be unfamiliar. To help clarify their meaning, a Glossary of Terms protocol is available on your Student Portal.

VII. Northwest College ADA Statement

Northwest College is dedicated to removing barriers and opening access for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments (ADAAA).  It is the student’s responsibility to make an appointment with the Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator to discuss any course or campus barriers that could or may prevent access to education and an equitable campus experience for students.

To contact the DSS Coordinator, call 307-754-6135 or visit the Student Success Center located in the Orendorff Building, Room 101.  Students can also register online through their student portal to begin the process of attaining services.  The Coordinator works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for students.

VIII. Northwest College Title IX Policies

Title IX (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender identity in any federally funded education program or activity.

The law states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (The United states Department of Justice).

Many people think of Title IX in terms of sports equality, but Title IX expands beyond sports. The Know Your IX site explains that Title IX "addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs. It also addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence. Sexual violence includes attempted or completed rape or sexual assault, as well as sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality- based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence" (Know Your IX). You can read more about NWC’s Title IX policies at: Title IX

Mandatory Reporting Notice - It is important to note that all NWC employees (whether faculty, staff [including Resident Assistants], or administrators) are required to report incidents of sexual harassment, discrimination, or sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator if we become aware of these situations.

IX. Northwest College Nondiscrimination Notice

Northwest College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Institution (EOE/EOI).

Student inquiries concerning disability services shall be directed to the Disability Support Services Coordinator, Student Success Center,231W6thST,Powell,WY82435-1860;307.754.6227.

All other compliance inquiries shall be directed to the Compliance Officer, Orendorff Building, 231 W 6th ST BLDG 1, Powell, WY 82435-1898; 307.754.6098, or the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Building, 1244 Speer Blvd. #310, Denver, CO 80204-3582; 303.844.5695; FAX: 303.844.4303; TDD: 303.844.3417;

Title IX inquiries: Title IX Coordinator, Orendorff Building, W 6th ST BLDG 1, Powell, WY 82435-1898; 307.754.6100;

X. Northwest College Respect for Diversity Statement

The Northwest College community includes a rich mix of individuals who, through their distinctive viewpoints, personalities, and life experiences, contribute to an intellectually stimulating and supportive culture. Northwest College’s commitment to diversity is central to understanding and learning through the promotion of free and open inquiry and discussion.

We recognize that our success as an institution depends on an environment where all individuals are included in Northwest College’s community regardless of, but not limited to race, age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability.

XI. Northwest College Course Withdrawal Procedure and Schedule

If you find that you no longer wish to remain in this class, you should officially drop or withdraw from it. Only you, the student, can initiate this process, and you are strongly encouraged to consult first with your academic advisor regarding the effect on your program of study, financial aid status, etc. In order to drop or withdraw from class, you must meet certain deadlines and follow specific procedures:

To drop: you can do this by the deadline listed below and no record will appear on your transcript. You can drop a class by logging onto Student Planner through your student portal, or your academic advisor can do it for you as well. You can also go to the Admissions Office and complete the appropriate form.

To withdraw: after the “drop” deadline, your remaining option is to “withdraw” from this course. A mark of "W" will appear on your transcript, but it will not affect your GPA.  Again, you can withdraw from a class by the deadline listed below by logging onto Student Planner through your student portal, or your academic advisor can do it for you as well. You can also go to the Registration and Records Office and complete the appropriate form.

If you merely stop logging onto this class, or cease submitting work even if you still logon, but do not officially remove yourself from class, then you will be subject to “Administrative Withdrawal” from the course, at the discretion of the instructor, up to the official “Withdrawal” deadline mentioned above. Otherwise you shall receive an “F.”

Drop/Add/Withdrawal deadlines are available on the Academic Calendar.

XII. Northwest College Statement on Academic Dishonesty

This language is adapted from the NWC Student Handbook Academic Code of Conduct – please refer to that document for more information.

Northwest College is committed to creating and maintaining an environment of academic honesty. It is the faculty’s responsibility to affirm the importance of academic integrity and to try to educate students as to standards of academic behavior. Students, too, bear the responsibility for academic integrity. Northwest College expects each student to learn and comply with academic expectations, display appropriate conduct in classroom situations, accept Northwest College’s “Student Academic Rights” and “Student Academic

Responsibilities,” and preserve academic integrity by upholding the spirit and letter of the Academic Code of Conduct. Violations of academic integrity include but are not limited to the following: plagiarism, cheating, trafficking, copyright infringement, and interfering with the learning of other students.

XIII. Northwest College Final Exam Schedule

The Final Exam Schedule for the current semester can be found here:

Finals Schedule

XIV. Northwest College Synchronous Distance Delivery (ZOOM)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest College may make use of synchronous online delivery via the ZOOM online platform. For technical support with ZOOM and/or MOODLE software, please contact Instructional Technology. For hardware or general NWC network/portal support, please contact Computing Services. Contact information for both offices can be found in “XVI. Northwest College Student Resources” later in this document.

XV. ZOOM Etiquette and Best Practices for Students

Students may be unfamiliar with synchronous online delivery via the ZOOM online platform. To help ensure a successful experience with courses delivered in this manner, here are several best practices and etiquette tips for ZOOM classrooms. Specifically, students in ZOOM classes should:

  • Use a hard-wired ethernet connection versus a Wi-Fi connection when available.
  • Dress appropriately (as they would in a face-to-face classroom setting).
  • Mute their microphone when not
  • Use the “raised hand” function in ZOOM to express their request to speak (unless otherwise indicated in your instructor’s instructions for class)
  • Be mindful of their conversations chat in ZOOM as this is equivalent to “chatting” in a face- to-face classroom. (unless otherwise indicated in your instructor’s instructions for class)
  • Be mindful of their screen if screensharing in ZOOM as this is equivalent to showing your desktop/screen to the entire class in a face-to-face
  • Be on time to class; this is just like a face-to-face class. (NOTE: Zoom logs attendance and activity)
  • Be mindful of what else is “in frame” when using their

XVI. Northwest College Student Resources

Northwest College offers a multitude of resources to increase student success including:

Northwest College Student Success Program

Contact Person – Jen Cannizzaro (

Location – Orendorff 101 Phone – (307) 754-6135

Website - Student Success Program


Northwest College Tutoring Center

Contact Person – Jen Schneider (  Location – 2nd Floor of Hinkley Library

Phone – (307) 754-6137

Website -

Net Tutor Online Tutoring (free to students): Online Tutoring

Hinckley Library

Contact Person – Nancy Miller (

Location – Hinkley Library Phone – (307) 754-6207

Website - Library


TRIO Student Support Services for College Success Contact Person – Terri Meyer (

Location – Frisby Building 101 Phone – (307) 754-6224

Website - Trio


Instructional Technology

Contact Person – Dustin Dicks (

Location – Moyer Building 110 Phone – (307) 754-6090

Website - Instructional Technology - Moodle


Computing Services

Contact Person –

Location – Moyer Building 101 Phone – 307-754-6080

Website - Computing Services