1. Educating socially sensitive and responsible leaders in cross-disciplinary and specialized programs.

2. Producing, questioning and disseminating leadership knowledge to think large and innovate solutions to 17 UN Sustainability Goals.

3. Creating the conditions for leadership bridging academic, socio-economic and institutional Worlds.


What you will do: First early in term, you do skit in class as part of lesson plan, then in the end you take problematic into real world (like flash mob), film it and show it off in Exam Theater.

Assignments and Grades: 

Policy: For homework, class discussion, and term projects, you can take what ever side of issue you choose. Your instructor will take counter stand, or not. You do not have to agree with instructor to get an A. You do have to engage in 'critical thinking.

*25% ATTENDANCE, and actually participating in day-by-day class events (limit 3 participation slips a day), includes completing make-up written work for ANY missed class & missed CANVAS, & completing course evaluation (deduct this entire 25% if evalutaion NOT completed).

  1. *25% TEAM SKIT - for Your Leadership Team's LEADERSHIP-IS-THEATER SKIT including lesson plan facilitation, its evaluation, and giving class feedback on their Canvas answers for your event.


  1. *25% CANVAS - for 7 of 10 Canvas assignments, keep print outs of each Canvas answer that includes reflections on required texts, attach any missed day writing you did as makeup, and turn this Canvas Packet in on Finals Day.


  1. * 25% FINAL TEAM Written Project RESULTS and two oral exam answers
  2. First, Turn in written report and then Show Real World with film evidence of your taking TEAM PROJECT into Real World interacting with Spect-Actors. Second, oral Team exam answer to What is Value-Added (actual intervention of fore-caring) in Reality your team did in ethics of care in its project (& what each team member led)? Third, each individual oral-answer, what you learned about leadership-IS-theater in books you read for your Canvas answers (deduct 25% of total individual grade points, if you don't show up at final), and (2)Please check plagarism rules at NMSU. Here is example of project that I did, using Leadership-is-Theater for Social Change in the Spice problem.
  3. For a missed day, for any reason, do a 2 page exploration of the topic on that day's schedule, and submit to Canvas, within one week of any missed day). (note: doctor's or atheletic excuse does not excuse doing missed day report to get all attendence points). Thank you.

    If for any reason, you must make-up for missing your own team reheaarsal out-of-class event, or God forbid, the actual day of team event, you will be scheduled to do your own solo event during the next available class meeting.

    There is no make up for missing the Final.

Students are responsible for these Policies:

FINAL EXAM ATTENDANCE: Policy: Missing Final Exam or being Late, lowers grade of student to no more than a 'C' grade. Please have any clients (for extra credit) invited well before the event (at least a week) and have them arrive at beginning of class, for the judges' orientation.

Please turn off your cell phone before walking into the classroom and keep it off during the entire class period, Unless Instructor says otherwise.

If you are expecting an emergency call (for instance, if a family member is ill or if your work requires that you remain on call), please place your phone in the vibrate mode and, tell instructor before you walk out into the hallway to answer the cell call. Cell phone calls during class time are very disturbing; please follow proper cellular phone etiquette. Your grade will be lowered for using cell phones in class.

If you have your 3rd unexcused absence then you will be removed from your Skit project team and have to develop your own new and separate Skit and Lecture you give to class.

Final Exams:  Per the university schedule, the Final Exam in this course is scheduled for [see schedule page] in the regular classroom.  Missing the final will result indeduction of 25% of your grade.

PHOTOS  - Instructor will be taking photos of class members and class events.  This helps the instructor to learn your name, and to document learning events. If you wish to not have your photo taken, please contact course instructor.

MAKEUPS - All work is due on the day of class (or day of Canvas deadline) but there will be no penalty assessed for work you turn in before the class day return from illness or excuse sport event absence. Anything turned in late, after the 24 hours after the-class date will receive a deduction of 25% of the points. If you are absent, answer the questions anyway. A tardy is an absence. No one, no matter the person’s discussion grade in the course, will receive a passing grade in the class without having a passing grade both case write ups and on the two CANVAS answers. If you miss a class, must still make up the work.


A tardy is defined as unexcused absence. Excused absences have a written and signed doctors or athletic department signature, or are worked out two weeks in advance, with a visit during office hours, with your instructor. In addition, if you get a 4th unexcused absence without prior instructor approval, your grade for the course will be automatically reduced one letter grade. In short, Being-in-class is a priority.
            Only a doctor's note, with confirmation phone number, indicating that you were incapable of reading or writing is acceptable as an excuse. That you could not read or write for the time of the course must be on the note and confirmed when I call the doctor. If, for example, you have a conference to attend or are a student athlete, then you must submit CANVAS assignments for the days you will miss ahead of time; these reflections will of course not require quotes. Please do not miss your team's presentation day, andunexcused absences results in one letter grade lower than earned points.
            I rarely award incompletes. Only a doctor's note, with confirmation phone number, indicating that you were incapable of reading or writing is acceptable as an excuse. These circumstances must have developed before the last due-date and not have cleared up before the final week. All such problems that clear up prior to the last week require that missed work be made up before the end of the semester. Requests for "I" grades should be made to the instructor but must be approved by the head of the Department of Management. Do not ask for an “I” grade in lieu of a grade you have earned.
Dropping the course
            It is the responsibility of the student to know important dates such as University drop dates. It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw officially from any class that he or she intends to drop. I may drop you from a class for lack of participation; If this is the case you will be given a failing grade.

Graded exercises: Individual Canvas answers for most class meetings; Team presentations and write up of Team Case Project

Policy on Multiple Submissions: It is NO permissible for the student to submit his or her work that has been submitted for credit in other courses to this course.

Note: Projects must be about relationships and not efficency of sustainability in pure economics, energy, etc. Build a positive collaborative relationship by having multiple visits to their place, and invite them to be guests in the class. Thank you

Final Exams:  Per the university schedule, the Final Exam in this course is scheduled during exam week (see course schedule, and the exact date will be posted when the scheduling office does so).

Mid-semester grades for this class will be posted no later than MM/DD/2016.  You will be able to access these grades through your MY.NMSU.EDU under the Student Tab:   Click on Student Record / Midterm Grades.  

In this class the mid-semester grade will reflect your performance on about 35% of the total graded work in the class.  If you are doing more poorly in the class than you expected, you should consider the opportunities to raise your grade to the desired level or, alternatively, consider withdrawing from the class and possibly adding a mini-session course.  If you are doing well, congratulations on your success – but be mindful that there is still a significant portion of the graded work to be completed. 

Please meet with me during regular office hours if you have questions.


Point/Grading conversion:

Letter Grade

 Grade points per unit of credit



















D+, D, D-


Any factors affecting grades:


• INDIVIDUAL assignments (averaged score of several items). There are six assignments (of 10 possible); worth 20 points each. Some are just in-class Powerpoint slides, others are single-spaced done in teams, and some are individual written ones. Each assignment helps you intervene for positive leadership results in the "Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley ARTS SCENE.' See http://talkingstick.info for intro, databases, press releases ... 25%

• GROUP ARTS SCENE LEADERSHIP INTERVENTION PROJECT - see client database listing at http://talkingstick.info - your project is TIPPING POINT to move the arts economy into premiere status; write up a report of an intervention you as a group/team create and implement in the Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley ARTS SCENE organization wet. Include photos of your intervention into that organization set, a storytelling of history of Arts Scene in which you intervened, the actual intervention story, and antenarrative-diagnosis of the future. 10 page limit single space. note: individual team member scores pro-rated based upon 360 peer review by team mates in final part of term [i.e. FREE RIDERS, WILL GET LESS THAN THEIR TEAM SCORE]. .... 25%

• DAILY ATTENDANCE [deduct 20% if you miss your team skit event (No Excuses Accepted); Good news -->You can do a makeup assignment for any other missed day (due the next scheduled class day- Must write a 3-page paper to make up for any missed day (or can do it in story assignment format if you prefer), no matter if sports, doctor-agree illness, or whatever else--- Why this way ? So you learn while away and can make up the missed knowledge in homework or away-work] .......... 20%

• TEAM CHEER, SKIT & GUEST LEADER EVENTS - Average of performance score as judged by audience and instructor on cheer at beginning of class (try http://www.learnimprov.com/ for ideas); skit and guest is always last hour of class period. On day of skit, have a Leader Guest from Arts Scene show up on time (if no show your team leader is guest); team write up of script [turned in before event] and commentary by each team mate is required after your skit) - note: individual team member scores pro-rated based upon 360 peer review by team mates in final part of term [i.e. FREE RIDERS, WILL GET LESS THAN THEIR TEAM SCORE]. ............... 20%

• PARTICIPATES in Class events and does good effort on their Team or Project group; GOOD SPECT-ACTOR i.e. moves from spectator to participant/actor roles). Note: this is a rating by the instructor of people who volunteer by asking questions of leader-guests (no duplicate questions), volunteer to model leader behaviors in Boje exercises, or be in skits. NO CELL PHONES DURING CLASS! This item includes Instructor assessment of Responsible Citizenship (that means BEING ON TTIME TO CLASS, and if you sit and do homework for some other class, read the newspaper, text message, or engage in idle chitchat instead of being alert, involved and totally AWAKE in this class, you loose points); All late people, on any given day, will be volunteered into one of Boje's exercises. If you need to leave early for appointment please let Boje know at beginning of class (before class begins); 3 lates to class means you get to do seven instead of six short written assignments (no excuses) .............. 10%




People with perfect attendance will be entered into the “A” lottery. There are no excused absence (for any reason)s allowed in our definition of perfect attendance. Three late to class and you are disqualified from lottery. Several winners will be drawn.

General Education Objectives Include:

• Critical Thinking Skills (ability to apply on line course and chapter concepts to personal experience stories you tell in your writing, and to commentary you give orally to your team's skit

• Literacy in writing, reading, speaking and listening. Ability to use story in leadership, to act out improv in skits, to think and act on your feet, as a leader. This objective includes interpersonal skills in working cooperative with teammates, oral and written communication.

• An understanding of leadership science of XYZ, IN-THE-BOX (X- Behavior transaction/transformation; Y- will to Power; Z - Participation): In the box are the traditional traits, behaviors, situation of leadership you learn in any leader course in the world.

Demonstrate competency in Theatre of Leadership --> Out-of-the-Box: such as Tamara, Ethics, holographic complexity, dialogism complexity, transorganization complexity, living story, antenarrative, etc . Learn how a particular leadership character would behave and act in a situation (spectacle of time & place) with other leaderly characters, in your skits, that are highly improvisational. That means being able to improv a leaderly strategy in response to a situation (to think on your feet, to have voice in the moment).

• Understand and apply the X,Y,Z (in the box) model of leadership in Myers-Briggs types (and other tests); then go beyond it to craft your own theatric character of leadership personality, one that has a disciplined ETHIC-EMOTION memory.

• Skit - Design an experience of how a team of leader characters, portrayed by you, would handle a particular situation; or, be commentators on the chapter of the week, making self-reflective connections between Leadership Theatre event and on line course book. Give team members experience in 360 degree evaluation methods

• FINAL PROJECT- end course by taking out-of-box learning into the street, a leadership intervention you do into the Arts Scene of Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley. (1) pick an arts organization from database provided at http://talkingstick.info

ASSIGNMENTS CALENDAR (press link for ON LINE BOOK, homework, and project schedule). http://business.nmsu.edu/~dboje/388/assignments.htm

INFORMATION ON ASSIGNMENTS (policy: miss a class for ANY REASON, post a make up 3 page assignment or take cut of 20 grade points); You can use traditional format of introduction, body with three paragraph development, conclusions, and list of cited references (at least three) at the end. Or use the story-assignment format. Base the written assignment makeup on the topic of the week (see assignment page).

• A series of short written STORY or PowerPoint Slide assignments will be evaluated, as we work through the assignment schedule. Story assignments must be typewritten, use dictionary and spell check


We do everything we can to help you earn an “A” in this class. This is a class in leadership, and we expect you to take the lead in helping us run a great class. You will get course credit every time you show up, volunteer, complete assignments on time, and do extra credit. Here are our standards:

A – Never misses class. Attended and participated in the Team Event of Theatres of Leadership. Was a contributing Team member to that event.


Turns in a great final report and a team event script & commentary that is rich in insight, high in Critical Thinking skills (Level 4 - Deconstruction or Level 5 - Advanced Deconstruction), and completes all the steps in the report.>

B – Comes to class often. Did pretty good job in the team event. Turns in a good individual and team report with a few good insights, moderate in Critical Thinking skill (Level 2 - Systems or Level 3 - Dialectic), and completes all the steps in the report.

C – Comes late to class; misses classes. Blows off the team event. Does not participate in the team writing up of script and commentary. Does not volunteer very often to share assignments. Does not complete all assignments. Turns in a report that is not complete and with lowest level Critical Thinking skill (Level 1 - Un dialectic or Level 2 - Systems).


You are expected to attend each class. If you miss a class, you are expected to write a 3 page (single spaced) paper on the topic/exercise of the class you missed (See assignment schedule on line); if it is about a leader, please use some leader other than the one you picked as a term project. Post to web ct, prior to the next scheduled class and you get credit (deduct 5% of grade points for each miss not made up). See Attendance Make Ups. There is no make up for missing a TEAM SKIT EVENT (you will be asked to do an independent event, alone, and get partial credit).

Attendance Excuse Policy: People present for class (on time) receive full credit. Doctor’s excuse (written) will count, but the 3-page single spaced paper must still be written for credit for the class missed. For athletic, interview, or any other excuse, also write the 3-page paper. Due at beginning of next scheduled class. This way you can learn while you are away, or in bed, etc. and will not miss out.  3 page single-spaced paper to by the following class meeting date (deduct 5% of assignment grade points for each miss not made up). See Attendance Make Ups.

How do you record attendance? Easy, there is a roster passed out in class (ordered by team). Note: anyone signing in for another class mate will receive failing grade for the class and both parties will loose all participation points.

Can I come late to class? You will not earn full points for the day, but please do show up. You will end up in Boje's training events. Please work on being on time (repeaters will be asked to write make up assignment)..


• Late Assignments - Late assignments can be turned in anytime prior to the class period following their due date. All late papers/exercises, etc. will receive partial, but not full credit. Note you are responsible for only 6 short-assignments, out of 10, that are scheduled.

• Make-up Assignment for ANY MISSED CLASS policy – If you are unable to turn in an assignment late, then you can request a make-up assignment. See Attendance Make Ups.

IF YOU MISS CLASS FOR ANY REASON, HEALTH, WORK, SPORT, LOVE, OR DEATH (YOURS OR OTHERS)- YOU MUST MAKE IT UP WITH WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 3 PAGES IN LENGTH (SINGLE SPACED) Must be APPLICATION OF CHAPTER MATERIAL FOR THAT WEEK; DUE CLASS PERIOD FOLLOWING YOUR ABSENCE; NO EXCEPTIONS - Why? Because most of the learning takes place in class, and you can do your learning by distance education, and not miss whatever else you were doing.

Incompletes ("I" grades): Given for passable work that could not be completed due to circumstances beyond the student's control (e.g., severe illness, death in the immediate family). These circumstances must have developed after the last day to withdraw from the course. Requests for "I" grades should be made to the instructor, but must be approved by the Management Department Head.

Withdrawals: It is the responsibility of the student to know important dates such as University drop dates; last day to withdraw with a W is March 16. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the student to officially withdraw from any class that he or she intends to drop.

Cheating: Cheating will not be tolerated. Punishment for those caught cheating will be an “F” in the course. THIS INCLUDES PLAGIARIZING HOMEWORK STORY WRITING; YES WE KEEP A FILE. The person will also be subject to further sanctions as indicated in the student code of conduct.

Professionalism Policy

Professionals do not use cell phones in class: NO CELL PHONES OR TEXT MESSAGING from time instructor enters the room until the last student has left the room; Penalty will be loss of participate grade that day; plus you will get to be immediate volunteer for theatre. Two offenses will lower your grade in the course, e.g. from A to B.

Professionalism will be determined by classroom and team behavior. Professionalism will include such variables as attendance, participation, teamwork, attitude, etc. Attendance is required and will be taken at every class meeting (more than 2 absences will be considered excessive). You are expected to participate in classroom discussion and group work activities. Excessive absences or tardiness, sleeping, reading newspapers, failing to participate, whispering in class, and doing assignments for other classes are just some examples of behaviors that would cause you to lose your professionalism points.

Late people - I you are late you will be volunteered into Boje's theatre rehearsals or impromptu storytelling. If you are going to be late you can contact Boje at 532-1693 to make alternative arrangements. If you have 3 non-excused lates, you will be asked to do an extra written assignment (no exceptions, no whining). Why? Lateness disturbs the class, causes material to be repeated, adds to confusion, is not convivial to others.

Cheating or plagiarism will result in loss of all professionalism points and failure of the course. Signing an attendance sheet for another student will result in failure of your participation grade and a failure of the course. plagiarism is defined here as copying the story, dialogue, chapter material, written by another student, or failing to cite material published in a web site, book, or article. Please ask your instructor if you are unsure about how to cite material you are using. Include a list of citations you refer to in completing assignments, with your paper.

Other Questions and Answers

What if I am too shy to volunteer? In your TEAM, ask to do an IMAGE THEATRE role (there is no talking in that). In class, I will be happy to call on you. Let us know who you are and we will volunteer you the military way. If you do not ever volunteer, there are still enough extra credit options to earn you’re “A.” Boje was so shy in high school, he never spoke unless called upon (and even then, often would not). So what Boje learned was to get involved, to say something, and with a bit of practice, shyness goes away.

How will I know how I am doing? Please just ask us. We will happily grade you at each point in the semester that work falls due. We intend to help every person who wants our help to get an “A” in this class. But you are welcome to earn some other grade. Your choice.

What if I need lots of structure? Ask and we shall provide. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Plenty of leaders around to direct you. Leaders learn to dance around the abyss and provide their own structure, for all who follow. We want you to learn to lead yourself.

What is Critical Thinking skill? There is a study guide on the web to answer this one. A brief answer is critical thinking is like a diver’s dive, the more difficult the dive, the higher its critical value. The lowest critical thinking skill is “I like this, I don’t like this; they did this, they did not do that, etc.” In short its just opinion, and not backed up. A moderate level of critical thinking goes beyond this all is black and white opinion to looking at the systemic issues, what we call the leader in the social field, in the historical setting of trends and contingencies. The highest level of critical thinking skill is very self-reflective (looks up, down & in in terms of the 7 directions), applying the leader experiences to your own life space (from the heart), deconstructing your sources with a skeptical eye, and mastering your own critical thinking and voice. We will invite you to seek higher and higher levels of critical thinking, so you can improve and stretch your mind.

TEAM SKIT EVENT (everyone does this once)

You will be assigned to a team, and asked to do a short skit and a commentary about the skit. You have your choice of the following roles in the team (1) Director - casts and directs the skit, and is a commentator; (2) Script writer - develops the script to be acted out; (3) Commentator - does not act, but does talk and write about the connections between the skit and course web/book material. Usually everyone acts in some part in the skit, but everyone does a commentary after the skit.

How are teams formed? Teams (minimum 5, maximum seven to nine people) will form in the first class period as combinations of those studying dead/live leader and at least one change the world person (if there are enough go around). • Teams are responsible to have a Leader Guest present and available for Q&A on day of skit about ½ hour before skit. Each class member will ask questions of the guest.

What Role do I play in Skit Teams? You will take two of three roles in the Leadership Theatre 1. Be an Actor based upon leader you study this term (does not write). 2. Be a Director (good role for Change the World folks); can also do commentary. 3. Everyone is a Commentator. Commentators create the script, write script outline and write up, and deliver commentator remarks at the end of the skit.

Extra Credit for Teams Turning in Script before skit performed. The entire group will write out their script (min, of 4-6 pages typed, single space & given to instructor before the event, for extra credit – hedge your bet). Each team will develop a 20-minute script (minimum of 6 pages typed, single spaced, and given to instructor 24 hours before the event) that includes interaction and dialog between all team members (each one acting as they imagine their leader to act). Instructor Evaluation of Script and Commentary 1. Who does the script evaluation? – Instructor 2. What are the criteria? · Script is typed · Script was given to instructor 24 hours before the event took place (or at least just before the event). · Script had well-developed character roles for each leader presented · Plot of the script is worked out. · Theme of the script connects to course assignments that week.

Schedule of your of Leadership Theatre Event? 10 to 12 Teams will be formed at random (for class size range, 50 to 105). • Each team will be assigned date to have an opening class cheer, a Leader Guest, and perform their script and commentary. • Each team will select one type of Theatre of Leadership to perform (image, invisibility, or forum) • The date you draw/select determines the Theme of your Script (Must relate to the Assignment Schedule topic for the week you will present; Must incorporate Leadership Theatre Resources relevant to that week’s topic.

Yes, Everyone Gives Commentary After Team Skit? Following the 20-minute acted out script, is a 10-15-minute, lively Commentator discussion led by the Director, about what the team was going for in their acting. • At the end or each 30 minutes Guest Time, and 35 minute Leadership Skit/Commentator Event, four things happen. 1. Instructor leaders a class discussion, and if the muse strikes, a follow-on Leadership Theatre event where all members of the audience act out a scene using their own leadership characters in a situation similar to what the presenting team has acted out. 2.

Method of Skit Evaluation? All team members will do 360-degree performance review. 3. All audience members will evaluate the performance of the team, guest, & cheer. 4. Instructor will evaluate the written work of the presenting team. Evaluation of Leadership Theatre • All team members will do 360-degree performance review. 1. What is 360? – Each teammate evaluates all other teammates and themselves. 2. How is it done? – You will be handed a form, where you write in Grade and Comment for each team based upon criteria. 3. What are the criteria? · Mate pulled their share of team load – no FREE RIDERS! · Mate showed up to each meeting we held to prepare for this · Mate did great job on the script – knew how to block the stage, and acted · Mate did great job in the class event – really helped get everyone involved · I would choose this person again as a teammate • Audience Evaluation of the Team presentation of Script and Commentary. 1.

How Skit Grading is done? - You will get an index card and write a grade (A+ to C- or D if it is a dud). You will write at least 20 words of constructive comment. 2. What are the criteria? Good Opening Class Cheer/Ice Breaker (2 to 3 minutes max) • Good Guest (if guest is no show partial credit for Team leader being guest) • Skit presentation kept us awake (they were lively). • They acted it out (did not stand like dead posts, animated their scenes); good direction. • It was obvious that rehearsals had taken place. • The theme and plot of the script was evident in delivery and explained in Commentary following the acting. • The Commentary brought out points relevant to our course readings on the web that week. • The Commentary added value to my life. • · Commentary following the script makes directed, referenced connections to the web-resources for that week (extra credit if it goes beyond that). · Commentary includes voice of each of the commentators (that means each commentator enters their own commentary). · Instructor reserves the right to give actors and commentators different grades.

Everyone writes short weekly assignments. Write about yourself as a leader. Write about yourself and your project situation (leader attempts) in the weekly short papers. Must include actual real life Forum Theatre intervention that you document in the report and use SEPTET analysis in the write up (Please print out entire Metatheatre Manual or purchase copies from the NMSU Printing center).

End of term (last few weeks) we will organize into teams and do SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT (we call it 'sympathetic experience,' these are short projects, done to apply what you learned to the real world, to benefit the community.

PROGRAM EVALUATION: Students will be asked to answer questions about the General Education Core Curriculum as a part of the course evaluation process. This is a "G" class, so it is supposed to apply across the colleges.


This course has been certified as one in New Mexico State University’s General Education Core Curriculum (GECC). The GECC attempts to foster intelligent inquiry, abstract logical thinking, critical analysis and the integration and synthesis of knowledge; it strives for literacy in writing, reading, speaking and listening; it teaches mathematical structures; acquainting students with precise abstract thought about numbers and space’ it encourages an understanding of science and scientific inquiry; it provides a historical consciousness, including an understanding of one’s own heritage as well as respect for other peoples and cultures’ it includes an examination of values and stresses the importance of a carefully considered values system; it fosters an appreciation of the arts, and general education provides the breadth necessary to have a familiarity with the various branches of human understanding.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have (or believe you have) a disability & would benefit from classroom accommodation(s), contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at Corbett Center , Room 244 (Phone 646-6840; TTY 646-1918). All medical info is treated confidentially. Do not wait until you receive a failing grade. Retroactive accommodations cannot be considered. Information, instructions & forms from the Services for Students with Disabilities Office are online at http://www.nmsu.edu/~ssd/index.html. Accommodations: SSD Office, 646-6840 ( Corbett Center , room 244); Discrimination: Office for Institutional Equity, 646-3635, O’Loughlin House.

Student Responsibilities

1.       Within a few days of the start of the semester, register with SSD & obtain forms.

2.       Within the first 2 weeks of beginning of classes (or within 1 week of the date services are to commence), deliver the completed forms to the instructor(s).

3.       Within 5 days of giving the forms to faculty & at least 1 week before any scheduled exam, retrieve the signed forms from faculty & return them to SSD.

4.       Contact the SSD Office if services/accommodations requested are not being provided, not meeting your needs, or additional accommodations are needed.


Faculty Responsibilities

1.       Within five 5 working days after student gives you the forms, sign them, retain a copy, & return originals to the student.

2.       Contact SSD immediately if there are any questions or disputes regarding accommodation(s), disruptive behavior, etc.

3.       Refer the student to SSD for any additional accommodations.




Please contact Boje (575) 532-1693 or SKYPE (davidboje) to offer suggestions that will develop the SEPTET of Leadership and Theatrics.

Video Disclaimer

In years past team events have been videotaped by the instructor or Ph.D. student for use in their research .Protocol is for them to seek your permission, in writing, before doing so. If you do not wish skit or practice to be videotaped, please inform the instructor prior to the presentation of your team event. Bone takes photos so he can remember you, years later, should you need a job reference. Failure to provide such notice will be taken as tacit consent (you opt out from photos or video, at your discretion, with no class penalty).


Mandated Syllabus Items (per the Provost’s office): Only two items are required to appear in the course syllabi under University dictate – the Notice Concerning Disabilities and Discrimination (the wording (below) comes from: http://eeo.nmsu.edu/disability-information/ and a statement on Academic Misconduct (no specific wording has been provided but suggested language appears below). The Busines College also has a few required items for specific courses that relate to our assessment or accreditation.

Notice Concerning Disabilities and Discrimination. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) covers issues relating to disability and accommodations. If a student has questions or needs an accommodation in the classroom (all medical information is treated confidentially), contact:

Trudy Luken, Director Student Accessibility Services (SAS) - Corbett Center, Rm. 244 Phone: (575) 646-6840 E-mail: sas@nmsu.edu Website: http://sas.nmsu.edu/

NMSU policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation and protected veterans status. Furthermore, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination to include sexual misconduct: sexual violence (sexual assault, rape), sexual harassment and retaliation.For more information on discrimination issues, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act, NMSU Policy

Chapter 3.25, NMSU's complaint process, or to file a complaint contact:

1 Gerard Nevarez, Title IX Coordinator Agustin Diaz, Title IX Deputy Coordinator Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) - O'Loughlin House, 1130 University Avenue Phone: (575) 646-3635 E-mail: equity@nmsu.edu Website: http://www.nmsu.edu/~eeo/

Other NMSU Resources: NMSU Police Department: (575) 646-3311 www.nmsupolice.com NMSU Police Victim Services: (575) 646-3424 NMSU Counseling Center: (575) 646-2731 NMSU Dean of Students: (575) 646-1722

For Any On-campus Emergencies: 911 Academic and non-academic misconduct:  The Student Code of Conduct defines academic misconduct, non-academic misconduct and the consequences or penalties for each.   The Student Code of Conduct is available in the NMSU Student Handbook online: http://deanofstudents.nmsu.edu/student-handbook/

Academic misconduct is explained here http://deanofstudents.nmsu.edu/student-handbook/1-student-code-of-conduct/3-academic-misconduct.html

Plagiarism.  Plagiarism is using another person's work without acknowledgment, making it appear to be one's own. Intentional and unintentional instances of plagiarism are considered instances of academic misconduct and are subject to disciplinary action such as failure on the assignment, failure of the course or dismissal from the university. The NMSU Library has more information and help on how to avoid plagiarism at http://lib.nmsu.edu/plagiarism/.

According to the NMSU Student Handbook, "Any student found guilty of academic misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary action." Plagiarism is a type of academic misconduct. If you plagiarize, you will receive an F in the course, and your name will be forwarded to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for possible further disciplinary action.

"To plagiarize" means to steal somebody else's words, ideas, creations, conclusions, or data and offer them as your own. A common example is using another person's written words-whether published or not-(such as from a book, magazine, newspaper, web site, class assignment, essay, etc.) or spoken words (such as from a speech, conversation, video, lecture, etc.) without acknowledging the source of information and without complete and proper citation. Another example of plagiarism is the use of graphic arts, statistics, graphs, charts, and facts from a published or unpublished source (including a website, a CD-ROM, or any other electronic source) without acknowledging the source of information and without complete and proper citation. For example, the previous paragraph was paraphrased from a New Mexico State University website document. The appropriate APA citation for acknowledging this source is as follows:

Plagiarism: What it is and how to avoid it. Plagiarism.  Plagiarism is using another person's work without acknowledgment, making it appear to be one's own. Intentional and unintentional instances of plagiarism are considered instances of academic misconduct and are subject to disciplinary action such as failure on the assignment, failure of the course or dismissal from the university. The NMSU Library has more information and help on how to avoid plagiarism at http://lib.nmsu.edu/plagiarism/

If you are not sure, just ask.





  • Multiple submissions:  Work in this course cannot be submitted to another course, and vice versa.


  • Make-up work and exams:  Attendance is required, and except for doctor's excuse, you will receive lower grade. The exception is if you get prior approval of instructor (such as for university businesiness). 
  • S/U Grading Option:  Students enrolling under the S/U grading option must earn “C” grade to receive an “S”.  Students must elect the grading option prior to the last day to add a class.  Students should check the course catalog for eligibility and availability of the S/U Option generally.  The S/U grading option is generally not accepted for undergraduate College of Business course requirements (see Requirements for the Bachelor Degrees in the College of Business section of the 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog).


Instructor Notes relating to Grading:

Canvas Grade Posting:  Canvas automatically provides to students a calculated grade “Total” (to date) that is a percentage based on the total number of points possible and compared with the total number of points earned. 

Grades at Midterm:  Faculty should be prepared to provide students with information about where they stand in the class prior to the last day to drop courses with “W” (October 19, 2015).  The provost’s office has encouraged the use of the Banner mid-term grade feature to make information available to students concerning their standing in the class. All instructors of 100- and 200- level classes are required to submit a grade that reflects work completed as of the sixth Friday following the date classes begin during the regular Fall and Spring semesters. Early performance grades include the option for the instructor to use “S” or “U” for courses which are graded on an “A” to” F” scale at the end of the semester. Early performance grades for 100- and 200- level classes are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday following the sixth Friday.  This requirement does not apply to mini-semesters or summer terms.  Early performance grades are used only for student retention efforts.

Final Exams:  The dates for final exams are published in the course schedule each semester (at http://registration.nmsu.edu/ (Click on Fall 2015 on the tabs at the top of the page.). The final exam period is expected to be a class meeting time, even if no final exam is administered at that time.  AN ORAL FINAL EXAM OF EACH STUDENT WILL TAKE PLACE. The date or time at which the final is offered may not be changed without the unanimous approval of students in the course, as well as the approval of the department head.  No exam given during the week before Finals Week may be more than one class period in length.  If your class is offered at times that do not match the standard university time blocks, please check to make sure that the classroom is available for your final exam.  Most classrooms are scheduled through Academic Scheduling, 646-4718, but others (BC 115, 204, and 247, and GU 303) are scheduled through the Dean’s Office.)

Final Grades:  Final letter grades are normally released to students on the web (via MyNMSU) within a day or two after the deadline for submitting grades.  If you wish to make final grades available to students before that time, you may do so through CANVAS.  Under FERPA regulations, public posting of grades is not permitted even with a confidential PIN number identifier.

Fractional grading:  Fractional grading is now in effect for all students.  The policy from the Undergraduate Catalog is appended below, and it shows the numeric values of grades under fractional grading.  Under this system, the plus or minus designation on a student’s final letter grade submitted to the registrar will often have an impact on the student’s GPA calculation.  You are not required to use the plus or minus designations as part of your grading scheme, but your syllabus should explicitly indicate the performance level (points or percentage) required to earn a specific letter grade, with or without the plus or minus designation, as you deem appropriate. 

Incomplete Grades:  Under university policy, incompletes may be given only if a student has a passing grade at mid-semester (the last day to withdraw from a class) and is precluded from successful completion of the second half of the course by a documented illness, documented death, family crisis or other similar circumstances beyond the student's control.  An incomplete should not be given to avoid assigning a grade for marginal or failing work.  Instructors assigning the “I” grade can choose to make the “I” grade permanent, and require students to register for the course in a subsequent semester to earn credit (Option A), or may allow students to complete remaining work in the course by an identified deadline (within one year) and then submit a change of grade form to substitute the earned grade for the “I” grade (Option B).   Requirements for removal of the “I” grade under