You have enrolled to participate in a Eugene Lang College Summer Intensive Course (the "Course"). All students must have these signed Guidelines on file at The New School (the "University") in order to begin the Course. These Guidelines are intended to minimize any misunderstandings about the Course and to protect you from any conflict, inconvenience or injury that may arise. In consideration for participating in the Course, you agree and understand:
During the Course, you will participate in a number of off-campus field trips that are an important component of the Course (the "Field Trips").
1. You are aware that there are risks associated with traveling to/from and participating in the Field Trips, which include but are not limited to physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability (including paralysis), economic or emotional loss, and/or death. You understand that these injuries or outcomes may arise from your own or other’s actions, inaction, or negligence; conditions related to travel; or the condition of the Field Trip location(s). Nonetheless, you assume all related risks, both known or unknown to you, of your participation in the Field Trips, including travel to, from and during the Field Trips.
2. You authorize (but do not obligate) the University and its designated representatives to consent to any emergency medical/hospital care or treatment, or to take any actions it considers to be warranted regarding your health and safety. In the event of any treatment or action, you agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment or action. You are aware and understand that you should carry your own health insurance.
3. You agree to abide by the decisions of the University where matters of the welfare of the group as a whole are concerned. You understand that a student is accepted into this Course on the assumption that he or she is a mature individual and that the University assumes no responsibility for the conduct of a student’s personal life.
4. You agree that the University is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
5. You understand that the University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Field Trips and that you are expected to follow that Code and all guidelines during all Field Trips. You understand that you are expected to stay with the group and to not wander off.
6. You agree to follow the instructions of the instructor about traveling to and from the Field Trip location(s).
7. You agree to abide by and respect the rules of the Field Trip location
DISMISSAL FROM COURSE
8. The University reserves the right to dismiss or discontinue the participation of any individual in the Course at any time, if, in the judgment of the University, the student’s health or behavior is likely to interfere with the operations of the Course or to endanger the health or safety of the other Course participants. Dismissal from the Course is at the sole discretion of the University.
ATTENDANCE AND LATENESS
9. The summer courses at Lang are academically challenging and demanding. Students attend classes four days a week, four hours a day. Attendance is mandatory. Full participation enhances the quality of the educational experience and is essential to successful completion of the course. Field trips and on-site visits may be included during class time or assigned for homework. Out-of-class work, which is assigned daily, is a substantial part of the course.
Students who do not meet course expectations may be asked to leave the course. Students are responsible for all costs incurred from an early dismissal from the course. Students are expected to attend classes regularly, arrive promptly and to comply with the standards stated in course syllabi. Students arriving after the start of class will be marked late. Two late arrivals will be marked as one absence. Students who must miss a class session should notify their instructor and arrange to make up all missed work as soon as possible. Faculty members may fail any student for excessive absence, defined as missing two full sessions over the course of the intensive. After two absences, a student will be required to meet with a program advisor to discuss continuing in the course. In the event of a third absence, the student may be issued a dismissal warning. After a fourth absence, the student may be asked to leave the course. If a student is absent for more than two full days of class with any type of sudden illness, previous condition or injury they may be asked to leave the course. Students who do not meet expectations may be asked to leave the course and are responsible for all costs incurred from an early dismissal. No refund will be issued, and university housing must be vacated immediately. This applies in cases of verified illness, family and all emergency situations.
10. Students will not be penalized for absences due to religious observance. However, The student should make a determination as to whether or not the summer is the appropriate time to take a particular Course. It is the student’s responsibility to assess the number of holidays that will arise during the Course and their impact on attendance. Further, the student must inform the instructor at the beginning of the Course of any anticipated absences due to religious observance.
USE OF YOUR IMAGE AND YOUR WORK
11. The University reserves the right to take or cause to be taken photographs, film videos and other graphic depictions of students, faculty, staff and visitors for promotional, educational and/or non-commercial purposes, as well as approve such use by third parties with whom the University may engage in joint marketing, without remuneration. Such purposes may include print and electronic publications. This serves as a release to the University giving permission to use your images for such purposes.
12. Under The New School’s Intellectual Property Policy, students will own all intellectual property rights in works they create in connection with activities associated with the University. Also in accordance with that Policy, the University shall have a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use the works created by its students and faculty for archival, reference, research, classroom, and other educational purposes. With regard to tangible works of fine art or applied art, this license will attach only to stored images of such work (e.g., slides, videos, digitized images) and does not give the University a right to the tangible works themselves. With regard to literary, artistic and musical works, this license will only attach to brief excerpts of such works for purposes of education.
You represent that you are at least eighteen years of age. Please type your full name into the box below to indicate that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Guide lines.