Degree Learning Goals: Please take some time to look over the Professional Degree Learning Goals (MDiv, MASJE, MAPSC), the Academic Degree Learning Goals (MTS, MA), or the DMin Degree Learning Outcomes (DMin).
Incompletes: If incompletes are allowed in this course, see the Master's Student Handbook for Policies and Procedures.
Pass/Fail: Masters students wishing to take the class pass/fail should discuss this with the instructor by the second class session.
Credit Hours: For each graduate credit awarded by a course at the Iliff School of Theology, students should be spending approximately one hour (50 minutes) in contact with the instructor and three hours (150 minutes) on course work outside of class per week over the equivalent of a 10-week quarter. This applies to residential, intensive, online and hybrid classes alike. For more details see Iliff's Credit Hour Policy .
Academic Integrity and Core Values: All students are expected to abide by Iliff’s statement on Academic Integrity, as published in the Master's Student Handbook , or the Joint PhD Statement on Academic Honesty, as published in the Joint PhD Student Handbook , as appropriate. All participants in this class are expected to be familiar with Iliff’s Core Values.
Title IX Mandatory Reporting Policy The Iliff School of Theology affirms its commitment to the promotion of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise. Harassment and discrimination—including sex/gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender-based violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation —not only disrupt this commitment, but may also violate Iliff’s policy and federal, state, and/or local law.
Iliff prohibits harassment and discrimination and addresses reported incidents through policy and procedures, and, if desired by the individual who has experienced or is experiencing such behavior, through assistance in pursuing the criminal investigation and prosecution of alleged offenders (as applicable).
Should you or someone you know experience behavior that is coercive, discriminatory, harassing, and/or sexually violent in nature, or if you or someone you know has questions about their rights and options regarding such behavior, you are encouraged to contact:
- Caran Ware Joseph, COO and Title IX Coordinator: (303) 765-3111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the Title IX Coordinator is not available, or there is a potential conflict of interest with the Title IX Coordinator, you are encouraged to contact one of the following individuals who is an Official with Authority (OWA):
- Thomas Wolfe, President and CEO: tvwolfe@Iliff.edu
- Boyung Lee, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty: blee@Iliff.edu
- Ted Vial, Vice President of Innovation, Learning, and Institutional Research: email@example.com
In the event the complaint resolution at the institution is not satisfactory, students may file a complaint with the Colorado Department of Higher Education:
Colorado Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Incidents may be reported directly to law enforcement, either separately or in conjunction with any report made to Iliff’s Title IX Coordinator, and Iliff will provide assistance in making contact if requested.
- Police/Fire/Ambulance Emergency -911
- DU Campus Safety (emergency) 303-871-3000
- DU Campus Safety (non-emergency) 303-871-2334
- Denver Police Department Victim Assistance Unit: 720-913-6035
Unless specifically identified otherwise by policy, all employees of Iliff are considered mandated reporters and are required to notify Iliff’s Title IX Coordinator of any incident of discrimination and harassment disclosed to them or known to them involving a member of the campus community.
Disclosures in classroom writing assignments, classroom discussions, or other open campus forums will not be considered to be a formal complaint or notice by Iliff unless you intend them to be and make that clear to a mandated reporter.
This includes any and all reports of sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, gender-based violence, retaliation, and/or stalking. Mandated reporting helps to ensure that individuals who are experiencing or have experienced discrimination or harassment are connected to the full range of resources and options afforded to them.
If you disclose something to your instructor, you can request that information about your situation be shared by your instructor with the Title IX Coordinator without sharing your name or personally identifiable information. Please understand that if you make this request, the Title IX Coordinator will not be able to reach out to offer you services, though the resources below are available to you. An anonymous report is not considered a formal complaint by Iliff.
If you want to make a formal complaint, your instructor can help to connect you to the Title IX Coordinator, or you can connect with the Title IX Coordinator directly yourself if you prefer, using the contact information above. Once you are connected with the Title IX Coordinator, you are under no obligation to take any action.
Iliff respects your right to file or not file a formal complaint. The Title IX Coordinator must take action only in situations that pose a serious threat of harm to you or the community, or in the case of misconduct by an employee. Otherwise, you are in control of how Iliff responds.
In all cases, Iliff’s formal grievance process is confidential, and a small group of those administrators with a need to know will be given information about your situation. If you are in need of support or advocacy and wish to discuss such matters confidentially, you are invited to consult any of the resources listed below. Unlike other Iliff employees, the options below are confidential and are exempted from mandatory reporting obligations to the Title IX Coordinator. These resources are free and include both internal and external options.
- Dr. Cathie Kelsey, Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Formation (Dr. Kelsey is not a Mandatory Reporter. She is the only Confidential Resource who is also an Iliff employee.): (303) 765-3103, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rape Crisis Hotline: 303-322-7273 or visit at theBlueBench.org
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline--24-hour hotline : (800) 656-HOPE (4673) or visit at online.rainn.org (for students and community members)
- Center for Trauma and Resilience: traumahealth.org
- Hotline Number(s)
- (303)-894-8000 English
- (303)-718-8289 Spanish
- 711 Relay Colorado for the Hearing and Speech Impaired
- Main Phone Number(s)
- (303)-860-0660 Translation & Interpreting Center
- (303)-996-0976 English
- (303)-996-0975 Español
- Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault: https://www.ccasa.org/
- Main Phone Number(s)
If you would like more information on the Iliff’s policies and procedures click here.
If you would like to access the Iliff’s brochure summarizing your rights and resources, click here.
Accommodations: Accommodations: Iliff engages in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to reasonably accommodate student needs. Students are encouraged to contact their assigned advisor to initiate the process of requesting accommodations. The advising center can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 303-765-1146. The Disability Services Officer at Iliff is Jeremy Garber, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to the Disability Services in the Master Student Handbook.
Writing Lab: Grammar and organization are important for all written assignments. Additional help is available from the Iliff Writing Lab (Links to an external site.), which is available for students of any level who need help beginning an assignment, organizing thoughts, or reviewing a final draft.
Inclusive Language: It is expected that all course participants will use inclusive language in speaking and writing, and will use terms that do not create barriers to classroom community.