If for pedagogical reasons you would like to incorporate a class activity or exercise that could possibly present emotional and/or physical harm to your students, please consult with your Department Head prior to planning.
Some examples of such activities/exercise include:
- Bringing an animal into the classroom (students may have allergies or a phobia).
- Showing potentially problematic pictures or videos (students may be emotionally disturbed by the content).
- Asking students to participate in a class activity that might be uncomfortable for them (students may have emotional or physical limitations to participate).
If your proposed activity/exercise is approved from your Department Head then your students will be asked to sign a Waiver before the class. If the student expresses legitimate discomfort with the content or their health prevents them from participating in the activity/exercise then they can be excused from that particular class session but will be required to complete a make-up assignment. If the activity/exercise presents any safety risk (if the activity/exercise presents any safety risk please inform Head of Facility Management) please inform Head of Facility Management (firstname.lastname@example.org) well in advance.