Policies & Prodecures
- Interior Design Program Policy
Interior Design Program Policy
- The instructor reserves the right to retain student work for CIDA accreditation and portfolio review at the end of each semester.
- All majors may be required to submit a portfolio during sophomore and senior years. The faculty may recommend if a student moves forward to the junior level.
- All students must obtain a B grade in all courses within the interior design program of study in order to be considered “passing.”
- Students may be required to participate in community service activities as part of the program curriculum, along with field trips, tours and guest lectures.
- No eating or drinking will be allowed in Program of Interior Design labs.
- All WSU computer lab policies will be adhered to.
- Students are responsible for maintaining the integrity of all work stations and the resource/materials room.
- The WSU Interior Design program is an inclusive program and does not have a matriculation process. All are welcome to register and attend courses provided program, departmental, and university policies are adhered to.
- Professional and Ethical Conduct
Professional and Ethical Conduct
Professionalism and high-ethical standards in all interior design courses are expected.
The Weber State University interior design major is expected to display professionalism through class attendance, written correspondence and peer collaboration.
Interior design students are expected to be on time and meet deadlines, follow course instructions and complete quality and thorough course work. Students are also expected to reflect professionalism in the classroom and at design events and serve as ambassadors for the program and the university.
Grading may include consideration of professional conduct, including, but not limited to, professional presentation of concept both orally and physically, professional appearance and professional conduct inside and outside the classroom.
Interior design projects, assignments, drawings and concepts are the work of the individual.
Any form of dishonesty will result in a failing grade for the course. This may include, but is not limited to, using images and drawings found on the Internet, concept ideas from social media and/or published material and blocks found on architectural drafting media and other sources.
Anyone caught cheating will be subject to academic discipline, including the imposition of university sanctions.
A description of cheating and possible sanctions may be found in the student code. We do not support using ChatGPT or AI on student work or projects, assignments or academic work submitted for credit.
Contra Power Statement: The ID program is committed to creating a productive and non-discriminatory learning environment of mutual respect. Title IX and WSU's school policy prohibit gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination for all members of the University community. Harassment can come in many forms – both direct and indirect – and can occur in subtle or overt ways. Traditionally, harassment is seen from formal power-over structure. However, harassment can occur without a formal power structure. Contrapower, when a student harasses an instructor or peer, is a type of behavior that can create an intimidating environment in and outside of the classroom. Either form of harassment can include direct or indirect comments, physical intimidation, emails, anonymous notes and course evaluations. Both Contrapower and traditional forms of harassment are prohibited and subject to the same kinds of accountability applied to offenses against protected categories, such as race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
- Attendance Policy
Regular attendance in lecture and studio interior design classes is expected and required.
- Attendance of 90% is required in all lecture and studio design classes.
- Absences in excess of 10% will result in a 10% final grade reduction.
Example: If a student only attends 38 out of 42 class sessions in a course (90% attendance, based on a 14-week MWF schedule) and earns a grade of 94% (A-), there will be a 10% reduction due to absences, resulting in a final grade of 84% (B).
- Students are responsible to make up any missed assignments should an absence occur. However, the instructor is not required to allow make-up of quizzes, tests and in-class assignments due to absences.
- Work-related absences and family activities are counted as absences. For extended illness, the course must be dropped.
- It is expected that students will be present and on time for each class session. Early departure is not acceptable. It is expected that if a student leaves class before the end of the class period, he or she will be considered absent.
- Students who arrive after class has begun are considered late. The instructor has the right to count the late arrival as an absence.
- Departmental Petition
The procedure for filing a departmental petition as is follows:
- Student information to include: W#, name, phone number, email address, course number, grade received, instructor name, date/semester of the course, copy of transcript.
- Statement of facts detailing the reason for the petition, explanation of the resulting grade and why petition should be considered.
- Re-submit all course work, including final projects, assignments, etc. All course work should be organized for the petition committee to easily review. Course work submitted in an unorganized fashion will not be considered.
After a petition request is submitted to the program coordinator, a review committee consisting of the course instructor, program coordinator and design faculty will review the request and respond in writing with a decision within 60 days.
- Due Dates
- All projects are to be handed in on the scheduled due dates and will be graded in the state of completion at that time. Projects will not be accepted more than one week after the due date.
- No late projects (7 days) will be accepted for a grade higher than a C. Exceptions may be made under special circumstances as deemed by the instructor.
- Tests and Assignments
Tests and Assignments
- Test format depends on each instructor. Tests may be administered in class or in the Student Testing Center.
- Tests will be taken as scheduled. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor about taking the test early.
There will be no incomplete grades offered for interior design courses except in the circumstances described below:
A student must attend and complete 75% of classes in order to be considered for an I grade and only in the case of severe illness. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the 13th week of the semester in order to discuss a special need. Illness must be documented by a physician or hospital with implicit reasons for the student’s inability to complete the course. When all facts have been submitted, the matter will be reviewed to determine if the student qualifies for a grade extension.
- Off-Campus Events and Activities
Off-Campus Events and Activities
- It is required of all interior design majors to occasionally attend field trips, seminars and off-campus professional events.
- No make-up work can substitute for non-attendance.
- Students are required to submit a signed university liability waiver that will be kept on file by the Program of Interior Design secretary.
- Membership in Student and Professional Organizations
Membership in Student and Professional Organizations
All interior design majors are expected to join the following each year:
- WSU Interior Design Chapter
- At least one interior design professional organization: ASID, IIDA and/or NKBA
Membership fees may vary.
Any student requiring accommodations or services due to a disability must contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) in RM 181 of the SSC.
SSD can arrange to provide course material in alternative formats if necessary.