AVIT 103 02: Introduction to Air Traffic Management

AVIT 103 - Introduction to Air Traffic Management

2023 Summer Syllabus, Section 02, CRN 8729

Course Information

You are responsible for knowing this material, so please read carefully. Any changes will be announced in a Blackboard Announcement. You will be responsible for any changes. Your continued enrollment in this course is your implicit agreement to abide by the requirements of this class.

This syllabus describes the requirements and procedures for AVIATION 103: Introduction to Air Traffic Management.

Times and Location

MTWR 10am-12pm in UND Ryan Hall, Rm 124

Instructor Information

Colt Iseminger

Email: colt.iseminger@UND.edu

Office: Ryan Hall room 223

2023 Summer Office Hours:
By Appointment is preferred. To schedule an appointment, please login to Starfish. Always feel free to stop by unannounced; however, I may not be available.

Office Phone: 701.777.6159

About the Professor

Course Description

This introductory course allows all aviation majors the opportunity to explore the Air Traffic Operations through the simulated role of an Air Traffic Controller in a Terminal RADAR Approach Control (TRACON) and Control Tower environment. Students will have hands-on experience working departures and arrivals in a simulated RADAR, and Tower, facility. Students will be introduced to the Air Traffic Management and National Airspace Systems, Navigational Aids, Separation requirements between Aircraft, and a general orientation to the world of Air Traffic Operations and its relationship to the aviation community. This course follow the applicable required Federal Aviation Administration's learning objectives set forth in their Air Traffic Basics Course. An Air Traffic lab is required.

Course Objectives

  • Recall important events in Aviation and Air Traffic History for written examinations.
  • Identify basic characteristics of NAVAIDs and GPS System for written examinations.
  • Paraphrase characteristics of the modern Air Traffic Control System for written examinations.
  • Recognize terms in FAAO JO 7110.65 1-2-1, Word Meanings, for written examinations.
  • Memorize Academy Intl Airport and surrounding areas Voice Communication Frequencies for Air Traffic Scenarios.
  • Identify approved RADAR Identification and Transfer methods for Air Traffic Scenarios and written examinations.
  • Summarize Basic Terminal Tower and RADAR Air Traffic Operations during Air Traffic Scenarios and written examinations.
  • Practice proper IFR Approach phraseology in Air Traffic Scenarios.

Course Materials

Mandatory Required Materials

  1. Laptop or Tablet or iPad, capable of accessing; web-based Blackboard LMS via Wi-Fi and Zoom software client.
  2. ‘Top’ portion of the ATC communication headset, a monaural (single ear) Plantronics analog H-Series ‘4-pin Quick Disconnect’ headset, for use in simulation laboratories.
    • UND recommends the Plantronics Encorepro HW510.
    • Other Plantronics models tested for compatibility in our laboratories: H31CD, H51N, H251/N, HW251/N, HW510, HW510V, HW530, HW540, and HW710.
    • NOTE: Digital versions of these headsets (wider 6-pin Quick Disconnect) are NOT compatible with our laboratories.

If needed, a temporary-use headset may be made available for the student to use during that class period and is not to be removed from the simulation lab. As of the eighth week of the semester, temporary-use headsets will not be available. However, if extenuating circumstances should arise, such as the headset breaks or fails during class, or student forgot to bring the headset to class (nonhabitual), a temporary-use headset may be issued for the student to use during that class period. Failure to bring the required ATC communication headset to class may result in receiving a failing grade for the course.

Recommended Reading Material (Does not need to be purchased)

Technical Requirements/Assistance

All assignments containing writing documents must be submitted in .DOC, or .DOCX, or .PDF file format. Students are expected to use their official UND email in the course. Visit the Office 365 Email webpage for information on your UND email and how to download/install a free version of Microsoft Office. For technical assistance, please contact UND Technical Support at 701.777.2222. Visit the University Information Technologies (UIT) website for their hours, help documents and other resources.

Visit the Knowledge Base for additional supports and information about general tech requirements for students including information about devices, operating systems, software, internet connection, and major-specific tech requirements.

Course Logistics


Classroom: Ryan Hall room 124

Tower ATC Lab: Clifford Hall room 130

RADAR ATC Lab: Ryan Hall room 119

Course Schedule

This Course will meet in-person, for both the lecture portions of the course in the classroom and for the laboratory components of the course.  Both will take place during normally schedule course time-frame.  During the semester, some lectures may be pre-recorded videos and watched at the student’s leisure.  Any times listed in course documents (including the Syllabus), course announcements, on the course website, or deadlines for assignments/quizzes/exams are in the Central Daylight Time/Central Standard Time (UTC-5/UTC-6) (unless noted otherwise), please adjust accordingly if you are outside the Central Time Zone.

Important Dates

Last Day to ADD (or DROP without record):  June 26, 2023

Last Day to DROP:  July 9, 2023

Air Traffic Management Simulation Training Rate

THERE IS A SIMULATION TRAINING RATE OF $675 FOR THIS COURSE.  The Simulation Training Rate will be divided into three equal payments and withdrawn over the semester.

The Simulation Training Rate will be withdrawn from your UND AIMS account, if you do not have an active AIMS account, the amount will be charged to your Campus Connection UND account.

A student who officially withdraws from the University, under normal conditions and after the beginning of instruction, will be granted a refund of tuition/fees in accordance with federal regulations and North Dakota State Board of Higher Education policy 830.2.  See the Office of the Registrar for more details on an Official Withdrawal from UND.

Access and Log in Information

This course was developed and will be facilitated utilizing Blackboard. To get started with the course, please go to: https://blackboard.UND.edu and log in with your NDUS.Identifier, Username and Password. If you do not know your NDUS Identifier or have forgotten your password, please visit Your NDUS Account page on the UIT website.

The Blackboard course site consists of the following:

  • Announcements: Displays a list of course announcements.
  • Faculty: Contains information about the academic instructor in addition to contact information for the academic instructor.
  • Syllabus & Important Info: Contains the course syllabus and tentative course schedule.
  • Assessments: Contains all written exams and quizzes for the course.
  • Lessons: Contains content such as readings, assignments, and files organized by topic.
  • Resources: Contains documents, interactive training tools, and information on instructional aids.
  • My Grades: Shows your individual gradebook.
  • Libraries: Links to the UND Library website.
  • Student Help Resources: Provides links to various student resources provided by UND.
  • Student Support Services: Provides links to various student services provided by UND.
  • UND Tech Support: Links to the UND University IT website.


UND cares about your success as a student. For more information, visit the Student Resources Page for additional information. Students have access to assistance from the UND Writing Center, Tutoring and Learning Services, Testing Services, and more.

Students also have access to the UND Student Resource Site via Blackboard. It is recommended that you become familiar with the tools and tutorials within Blackboard to better equip you in navigating the course and Educational Technology including Yuja, VoiceThread, Discussion Boards, Riipen, Smart Thinking, Proctoring, etc.

Course Requirements/Expectations

  • The student will review the syllabus and tentative course schedule posted in Blackboard.
  • The student will complete and submit assignments, exams, quizzes, etc. by the date noted and, in the manner, described on Blackboard and the course schedule. Central Daylight Time/Central Standard Time (UTC-5/UTC-6) will be utilized for due dates and times.
  • The student will attend all scheduled class sessions.
  • The student will complete all outside class assigned video lectures and be ready for Air Traffic Simulation class time.
  • The student will participate fully and in a timely manner to get the benefit of learning from instructor and/or peers.


In the world of Aviation, the English language is standard, and thus all communication over the frequency/telephone and between controllers must use English.  International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has set English Language Proficiency Level 4 (Operational) as the minimum requirement for all Aviation Professionals.  To properly understand and simulate the content of this course, enrolled students should, at a minimum, meet ICAO English Language Proficiency Level 4.

  ICAO Level CEFR IELTS TOEFL IBT TOEFL Paper PTE Academics Duolingo
Language: English (US) 4 B2/CI 6.7.05 79-80 550-570 53-65 105-120

Course Overview

  • Module I Exam
    • JO 7110.65 Chapters 1 through 4
    • Local KAAC LOAs & SOPs
    • Tower Operations – (Classroom and Tower Simulators)
  • Module II Exam
    • JO 7110.65 Chapters 1 through 5
    • Local KAAC LOAs & SOPs
    • RADAR Operations – (Classroom and RADAR Simulators)
  • Module III Exam (Final Exam-Cumulative)
    • Modules I and II content
    • History and Background of ATC
    • Ground Based Equipment and their uses
    • National Airspace System
    • FAA NextGen

Course Content

At times during this semester, we may be discussing historical events that may be disturbing, graphic, even traumatizing.  The Aviation Industry has a tombstone mentality, a pervasive attitude of ignoring design defects until people have died because of them.  Learning from past mistakes, can help prevent future mistakes.

Coursework Outside of Class

The University of North Dakota has determined for every credit hour a week the class is assigned, two hours of outside the classroom work/study is understood.  This class is a two-credit course, thus that in addition to the required weekly scheduled lectures/laboratories, students are expected to do around four hours of course-related work/study outside of class each week. This can include, completing assigned readings, participating in lab make-up sessions, studying class materials for examinations and laboratory evaluations, preparing written assignments, completing ‘take-home’ quizzes and exams, and other course-related tasks that must be completed to earn credit in the course.


Aviation Instructors expect more of students because we are preparing you for success in an Aviation Profession, where there are norms of behavior you do not learn in the classroom.  You are expected to maintain high degrees of professionalism, commitment to active learning, time management skills, and integrity in your behavior in and out of the classroom.  Always use professional language (no netspeak or profanity) in your assignments and communications.  Civility in the classroom and respect for the opinions of others is very important.  It is likely you may not agree with everything, which is said or discussed in the classroom, but courteous behavior and responses are expected. Students should follow the Code of Student Life while interacting virtually or in person.

As an Aviation Student, you are expected to be well prepared and well rested. While the demands of class and labs are significant, you still have the professional responsibility to get adequate rest each night. Falling asleep during work would be unacceptable to your employer, therefore, falling asleep during class is not acceptable. If you are falling asleep in class, you will be asked to stand in the classroom for the remainder of class or may be asked to leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

Remote (Virtual) Instruction

Recording of Lectures

During the semester we may hold class lecture sessions virtually (online), please note these sessions may be recorded and distributed to other students enrolled in this course.


Sign-in with your full first name and last name as on-file with UND. Do not use a nickname or other pseudonym when you log in, as those make it impossible to know who is in attendance. Using your full name quickly sorts students into their groups when needed. Users who do not provide their full names will be marked as absent.  If you wish to list a nickname, please place it in paratheses after your first name.  Name Layout: First (Nickname) Last

Video: Turn on your video when possible. It is helpful to be able to see each other, just as in an in-person course.

Audio: Mute your microphone when you are not talking. This helps eliminate background noise.



Announcements will be posted in Blackboard on a regular basis. Be sure to check the course announcements regularly as they will contain important information about course assignments and other course matters.


The best means of direct communication with the academic instructor is via email, colt.iseminger@UND.edu.  Please understand that response times may be delayed over weekends, holidays, and outside of normal business hours (M-F 8 AM to 5 PM Central). When sending an email, please include the term “AVIT 103” in the subject line.

Note: Blackboard Messages are not an official course communication method.  Instructors do not monitor the messages sent via Blackboard Messenger.  Contact the Instructor of the Course via their UND email address for all electronic messaging.



Class Participation25%


Module Examinations (3)40%


Quizzes and Assignments20%


Oral Evals (2)15%

Assessment Summary

This course is made up of a series of assignments and assessments to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes.


Written Exams

Three Written Exams will make up 40% of your final grade.  See Course Schedule for scheduled exams, no individual early exams will be given, thus plan your travel arrangements accordingly.  Questions will be essay, multiple choice, and/or true/false and will be from classroom lectures, handouts, and required reading materials.  Make-up exams will be given only with prior instructor approval.  If you miss an exam and have not notified the instructor in advance, you will be subject to the Late Work policy.  Failure to attempt the Final Written Exam will result in a failing grade for the course. More information regarding UND’s Final Exam policy can be found on the Final Exam webpage.


The course includes several quizzes that will make up 20% of your final grade. Quizzes may be given without advanced notice (i.e., Pop Quiz) and may be given on any material covered in class.  See Course Schedule for scheduled quizzes.

Full-credit make-up quizzes will be given only with prior instructor approval.  If you miss a quiz and have not notified the instructor in advance, you will be subject to the Late Work policy.

One Quiz, based on lowest graded percentage, will be dropped from Final grade calculation.  If two or more Quizzes equal the same percentage and are the lowest scores, the Quiz to be dropped will be the first Quiz offered in the course.

Performance Oral Evaluations

Performance oral evaluations will occur twice during the semester, during normal class times, that will make up 15% of your final grade. See Course Schedule for scheduled Oral Evaluations, no individual early evals will be given, thus plan your travel arrangements accordingly.  If you miss an Oral Evaluation and have not notified the instructor prior to lab time, you will receive a zero grade for that evaluation.

  • Oral Evaluation – TOWER: Will need to perform (with limited assistance) a basic Tower scenario in the Tower Laboratory.
  • Oral Evaluation – RADAR: Will need to recite, from memory, a proper IFR Approach Clearance based on the laboratory scenario data presented.

Grading Breakdown

Standard Aviation Grading Scale

A..... ≥92%

B..... <92% to ≥84%

C..... <84% to ≥76%

D..... <76% to ≥68%

F..... <68%

*Final grades are only rounded up if the percentage is equal to or exceeds 0.5%.

Examples:  91.4% = 91%, whereas 91.500% = 92%.

Course Evaluation

Near the end of the semester, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online course evaluation form (SELFI). Your feedback on the course is extremely valuable to me. I read the comments carefully and use them to improve the course the next time I teach it.

  • When the time comes, please let me know which aspects of the course helped you learn—and which aspects might be modified to help future students learn more effectively. 
  • Please note that the course evaluations are anonymous and that I will not see the results until after the grades for the course are submitted, allowing you to provide honest and constructive feedback. 
  • Throughout the semester if you have concerns or feedback, please reach out to schedule a time to discuss.


Student Learning Objectives 

b. An ability to analyze and interpret data 


  • Performance Midterm 
  • Performance Final 
  • Written Exams 

d. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


  • Performance Midterm 
  • Performance Final 
  • Written Exams 

e. An ability to communicate effectively, including both written and verbal communication skills


  • Performance Midterm 
  • Performance Final 

h. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern technology necessary for professional practice


  • Performance Midterm 
  • Performance Final 

j. An ability to apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems.


  • Performance Midterm 
  • Performance Final 
  • Written Exams


Student Learning Objectives 

Knowledge of airports, airspace, and air traffic control 


  • Performance Midterm 
  • Performance Final 
  • Written Exams

 Student Learning Objectives 

Knowledge of attributes of an aviation professional, career planning, and certification.


  • Written Exams


Student Learning Objectives 

Knowledge of and the ability to apply basic tower operations.


  • Performance Midterm
  • Written Exams

Knowledge of and the ability to apply basic radar operations.


  • Performance Final
  • Written Exams

Knowledge of the emerging industry and the ability to recognize and engage in life-long learning.


  • Written Exam

Be able to demonstrate knowledge of human physiology, crew performance in hostile and/or challenging environments, applying principles in operational, problem-solving scenarios.


  • Performance Midterm
  • Performance Final
  • Written Exams

Be able to demonstrate airmanship commensurate with applicable professional licensure.


  • Written Exams

Instructional Methods

Lectures, videos, reading assignments, homework assignments, scenarios, and class discussion.


Course Objectives will be assessed through:

1. Oral question and answer sessions during classroom discussion.

2. Objective written examinations.

3. Evaluation during Air Traffic scenarios.

Class Outline

Day: Date: Reading(s): Agenda/Topic: Due:
Mon 5/15 No Class
Tue 5/16 No Class
Wed 5/17 No Class
Thu 5/18 No Class
Mon 5/22 No Class
Tue 5/23 No Class
Wed 5/24 No Class
Thu 5/25 No Class
Mon 5/29 No Class
Tue 5/30 No Class
Wed 5/31 No Class
Thu 6/1 No Class
Mon 6/5 No Class
Tue 6/6 No Class
Wed 6/7 No Class
Thu 6/8 No Class
Mon 6/12 No Class
Tue 6/13 No Class
Wed 6/14 No Class
Thu 6/15 No Class
Mon 6/19 No Class
Tue 6/20 No Class
Wed 6/21 No Class
Thu 6/22 No Class
Mon 6/26 First day of class. Professor Introduction, Class overview, syllabus review. Ethics. HOMEWORK: Watch Module One Lectures: Tower Operations – 116min, ATCast #9: Clearance Delivery – 16min, ATCast #19 (version 1): Ground Control – 17min
Tue 6/27 Tower Lab – Clifford Hall 130
Wed 6/28 Tower Lab – Clifford Hall 130
Thu 6/29 Tower Lab – Clifford Hall 130 HOMEWORK: Watch ATCast #11: Runway Incursions (all 5 parts) – 69 min, before Exam #1. Links can be found under Module One or a link to all ATCast’s is under ‘Resources’.
Mon 7/3 No Class
Tue 7/4 No Class
Wed 7/5 Tower Lab – Clifford Hall 130 Tower Oral Evaluation, QUIZ: Academy Area Frequencies Quiz 1, ONLINE HOMEWORK EXAM #1 (take home) –Must be submitted by 10:00am on July 10, 2023. Watch Module Two Lectures: RADAR Operations – Departures – 54min, ATCast #3: Intro to RADAR – 8min, ATCast #1: RADAR ID – 8min, ATCast#7: Transfer of RADAR ID – 12min, RADAR Operations – Arrivals – 13min, ATCast #5: ILS Clearances – 18min.
Thu 7/6 RADAR Lab – Ryan Hall 119 July 6 - July 13: HOMEWORK - Complete Module Three before Final Exam: ATC History – 31min, Grand Canyon Crash Case Study Video – 46min, ATC History, pt. 2 – 56min, ATC Miscellaneous-ATCast #18: Intro to ATC (all 3 parts) – 45min, ATC History Quiz (take home) – Must be submitted prior to Final Exam, NAVAIDs – 85min, NextGen – 58min, NextGen Quiz (take home) – Must be submitted prior to Final Exam.
Mon 7/10 RADAR Lab – Ryan Hall 119 QUIZ: Academy Area Frequencies Quiz 2 & Traffic Pattern Quizzes.
Tue 7/11 RADAR Lab – Ryan Hall 119 QUIZ: Academy Minimum Vectoring Altitude (MVA) & Academy Gates Quizzes.
Wed 7/12 RADAR Lab – Ryan Hall 119 RADAR Oral Evaluation – Ryan Hall 119, HOMEWORK: Exam #2 (take home) – Must be submitted by 10:00am on July 13, 2023.
Thu 7/13 FINAL EXAM - ONLINE ONLINE: FINAL EXAM (EXAM #3) (Cumulative) (open book).
Mon 7/17 No Class
Tue 7/18 No Class
Wed 7/19 No Class
Thu 7/20 No Class
Mon 7/24 No Class
Tue 7/25 No Class
Wed 7/26 No Class
Thu 7/27 No Class
Mon 7/31 No Class
Tue 8/1 No Class
Wed 8/2 No Class
Thu 8/3 No Class

Course Policies


Bring your laptop or tablet or iPad to every class session, unless otherwise told.  Laptop/tablet/iPad will be necessary for online quizzes and exams, or materials covered in class.  Be sure your battery is sufficiently charged or bring a power cord.  We are all challenged these days by the ways in which our digital devices—including laptops, tablets, phones, and watches—can steal our attention away from our immediate surroundings. Technology should be used for educational purposes only during scheduled class times. Those using computers during class for work not related to this class may be asked to leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

QUIET POLICY:  All sounds are to be muted on your laptop or tablets while in the classroom.

TOP-DOWN POLICY:  At some points during the lectures, guest speakers, in-class activities, I will request all laptops and tablets be placed with the top down or screen down.  This is to minimize distractions.

Cell Phones

The use of cell phones, smart phones, or other mobile communication devices is disruptive, and is therefore prohibited during class.  If you need your phone accessible for a situation, please discuss with the instructor at the beginning of class.  Except in emergencies, those using such devices may be asked to leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

With the new wave of wearable technologies, these items fall under the same scrutiny as cell phones.

QUIET POLICY:  All sounds are to be muted on your phone while in the classroom/laboratory (set phone to silent).

Quiz/Exam Academic Integrity

All quizzes and exams are to be completed in the classroom environment or a designated location indicated by the instructor.  Failure to comply will result in a course Academic Integrity inquiry.

Some exams and/or quizzes in this course may use Respondus LockDown Browser to maintain the scholastic integrity of that assessment.  This special browser may be used for ‘closed-book’ exams and/or quizzes.

Respondus LockDown Browser is a free custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, the computer is locked into the exam until it is submitted for grading. Respondus LockDown Browser is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OS only, and thus many tablets will be incompatible with Respondus LockDown.

Before the first assessment requiring Respondus LockDown Browser, we will have an in-class ‘practice’ quiz to test your system settings for Respondus LockDown Browser.

Late Work

Any assignment turned in after the due date or quiz/exam that is taken late will be graded at one letter grade lower than the maximum for each day late.  For example, an assignment turned in two days late will receive a “C” as a maximum grade for the assignment. All late assignments, quizzes, or exams must be submitted by the end of scheduled Final Exam time, anything submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Instructor Responsibilities and Feedback

Communication Expectations:  I will work hard on responding to emails or voicemails quickly.  However, there may be instances where this is not feasible (e.g., nights, holidays, or weekends).

Grading Expectations: I will work hard on grading assignments or exams quickly but thoroughly and post the grade within seven days of the assignment due date or exam.  However, there may be times were this is not feasible and longer wait times may be required. All grades will be completed and posted prior to Semester Grade Due Date (Tuesday after Finals Week).

Overall Expectations: I will treat all students with respect and equally in accordance with the University of North Dakota’s non-discrimination policies.  Additionally, I will carefully consider factors that may impact a student’s academic performance.

Course Participation


Attendance and participation in class activities are considered integral parts of a university education. It is the University policy that attendance in classes is expected of all students. If attendance and/or participation are required and will impact grading, it is the responsibility of the instructor to communicate clearly that policy to students during the first week of class in the course syllabus.

Even in situations where an instructor might excuse a class absence, e.g., severe medical situations, family emergencies, military service, or authorized University activities, it is the responsibility of the student, whenever possible, to inform the instructor ahead of time…”

Attendance and participation in this course are required and will influence grading (25% of Final Grade).  Course attendance is necessary to earn participation points. At times, we will be studying unfamiliar subject matter that will require concentration and preparation.  Therefore, your attendance is required to ensure optimum learning.  If you know you are going to miss class, please let me know ahead of time to setup a plan.


In the event of an emergency change to remote instruction (online) of the ATM course by University of North Dakota, and/or, the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, the following guideline shall be used to determine if students in the ATM course will be allowed to complete and receive a grade for the course or shall be issued a grade of “Incomplete”. The use of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulators are an indispensable function to the instruction of the critical techniques use to safely separate and manage the flow of air traffic. Therefore, if the student has successfully completed the simulator scenarios, up to and including successfully completing the midterm practical evaluation, then the student will be required to complete the remainder of the course through online instruction. Consequently, if the student has not successfully completed the scenarios up to and including the midterm practical evaluation, instruction would be stopped, and the student would be issued a grade of “Incomplete” for the course. It would be incumbent upon the student to complete the “Incomplete” course as soon as the emergency situation has reached a level that the University deems it safe to continue in person instruction and allow the ATC simulators to be used.  Per University Policy, if you receive an incomplete, you then have one calendar year, or any other time limit set by the University, from the start of the course to complete the course. If you do not finish during that time frame, the “Incomplete” will be converted to an “F”. More information regarding UND’s Incomplete policy can be found on The Grading System webpage.

Course Advancement

Students must attain a grade of “C” or higher, in the AVIATION 103: Introduction to Air Traffic Management course, to be eligible to graduate with an Aviation degree offered at the University of North Dakota.

Copyright Notice

Copyright laws and fair use policies protect the rights of those who have produced the material. The copy in this course has been provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Other uses may require permission from the copyright holder. The user of this work is responsible for adhering to copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17, U.S. Code). To help you familiarize yourself with copyright and fair use policies, visit a training site at https://guides.library.fresnostate.edu/copyright to learn more.

Course web sites and LMS contain material protected by copyrights held by the instructor, other individuals, or institutions. Such material is used for educational purposes in accord with copyright law and/or with permission given by the owners of the original material. You may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes only, provided that you (1) do not modify it, (2) use it only for the duration of this course, and (3) include both this notice and any copyright notice originally included with the material. Beyond this use, no material from the course web site may be copied, reproduced, re-published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without the permission of the original copyright holder. The instructor assumes no responsibility for individuals who improperly use copyrighted material placed on the web site.

All materials related to this course, without their own copyright, are Copyright © 2012-2023 University of North Dakota. All rights reserved.

Resolution of Problems

Should a problem occur, you should speak to your instructor first. If the problem is not resolved, meet with Craig Carlson, Assistant Chair of ATC. If the problem continues to be unresolved, go to the department chair, and next to the college Dean. Should the problem persist, you have the right to go to the provost next, and then to the President.

College/Department Policies

Academic Policies

Students are expected to comply with all Aviation Department policies, especially those related to repetition of Aviation courses, petitions, grade grievances, and student disposition.  These may be reviewed at: aero.UND.edu/aviation/current-students/policies.html

Academic Standards

All students enrolled Fall 2018 and later are required to maintain a cumulative, institutional, and aviation GPA of 2.6 or higher, to be admitted as an aviation major, to maintain status as an aviation major, to enroll in any flight course and all aviation courses 200 level and higher, and to graduate with an aviation degree.

If a student fails or withdraws from an aviation course, they will be allowed only one chance to retake it.  After a second failure or withdrawal from the course, a student will have to petition to remain in the Aviation program.

UND Aerospace Safety Seminar

The safety seminar is held once a semester and attendance is mandatory for all flight students, faculty, and staff.  The safety seminar is offered multiple times enabling students to attend without it having a big effect on their schedules.  Flight Students are required to attend one of the scheduled times.  If you are not able to attend, you will be placed on flight hold until you conduct a make-up with your flight instructor.

University of North Dakota Policies & Resources

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a serious matter, and any deviations from appropriate behavior will be dealt with strongly. At the discretion of the professor, situations of concern may be dealt with as a scholastic matter or a disciplinary matter.

As a scholastic matter, the professor has the discretion to determine appropriate penalties for the student’s workload or grade, but the situation may be resolved without involving many individuals. An alternative is to treat the situation as a disciplinary matter, which can result in suspension from the University, or have lesser penalties. Be aware that I view this as a very serious matter and will have little tolerance and/or sympathy for questionable practices. A student who attempts to obtain credit for work that is not their own (whether that be on a paper, quiz, homework assignment, exam, etc.) will likely receive a failing grade for that item of work, and at the professor’s discretion, may also receive a failing grade in the course. For more information read the Code of Student Life.

Access and Opportunity, Disability Support, & Medical Services

The University of North Dakota is committed to providing equal access to students with documented disabilities. To ensure access to this class and your program, please contact Disability Services for Students (DSS) to engage in a confidential discussion about accommodations for the classroom and clinical settings. Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Students are encouraged to register with DSS at the start of their program. More information can be obtained by email UND.dss@UND.edu or by phone at 701.777.2664.


UND is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment while providing quality learning experiences for our students. COVID-19’s continued presence within our UND community may necessitate changes in classroom management as the academic year progresses. As such, UND asks students and instructors to be flexible when necessary to promote a safe environment for learning. Please do not attend an in-person class or lab if you are feeling ill, particularly if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been directed by health professionals to quarantine or isolate. If you are not able to attend class or lab, please notify your instructor as soon as possible and discuss options for making up any missed work in order to ensure your ability to succeed in the course. If you will have an extended absence due to serious illness or other uncontrollable circumstances, you may request an absence notification through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Similarly, if your instructor is ill they may need to cancel class or temporarily move your course to online delivery to ensure that you are able to complete the course successfully.  Instructors may require students to wear masks in the classroom or in the laboratory as a preventative measure designed to facilitate uninterrupted classroom engagement and to facilitate health and safety in the classroom.   If your instructor does require masks in class or in a laboratory, you are expected to comply with that request.

UND also strongly encourages all members of the University community, including students, to get vaccinated, seek out testing when needed, and model positive behavior both on- and off-campus to foster a healthy and safe learning environment for all students. Individuals who would like to discuss disability accommodations regarding masks should contact the Disability Services for Students (DSS) office at 701.777.2664 or UND.dss@UND.edu. Individuals who are unable to wear a mask due to a sincerely held religious belief should contact the UND Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office at 701.777.4171 or UND.EO.TitleIX@UND.edu.

Religious Accommodations

UND offers religious accommodations, which are reasonable changes in the academic environment that enable a student to practice or observe a sincerely held religious belief without undue hardship on the University. Examples include time for prayer or the ability to attend religious events or observe a religious holiday. To request an accommodation, complete the student religious accommodation request form. If you have any questions, you may contact the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office.

Pregnancy Accommodations

Students who need assistance with academic adjustments related to pregnancy or childbirth may contact the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office or Academic Affairs to learn about your options. Additional information and services may be found at Pregnancy Resources.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of the University of North Dakota that no person shall be discriminated against because of race, religion, age, color, gender, disability, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status, or political belief or affiliation and the equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. Concerns regarding Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, ADA, and Section 504 may be addressed to Donna Smith, Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity & Title IX and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, 102 Twamley Hall, 701.777.4171, UND.EO.TitleIX@UND.edu or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education, 230 S. Dearborn St., 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 or any other federal agency.

Reporting of Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Misconduct

If you or a friend has experienced sexual misconduct, such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, please contact the Equal Opportunity & Title IX Office or UND’s Title IX Coordinator, Donna Smith, for assistance: 701.777.4171; donna.smith@UND.edu; or visit the Title IX webpage. You may also contact the Equal Opportunity & Title IX office if you or a friend has experienced discrimination or harassment based on a protected class, such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, marital or parental status, veteran's status, or political belief or affiliation.

Faculty Reporting Obligations Regarding Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Misconduct

It is important for students to understand that faculty are required to share with UND’s Title IX Coordinator any incidents of sexual misconduct or of discrimination or harassment based on a protected class that they become aware of, even if those incidents occurred in the past or are disclosed as part of a class assignment. This does not mean an investigation will occur if the student does not want that, but it does allow UND to provide resources to help the student continue to be successful at UND. If you have been impacted by discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, you can find information about confidential support services on the Equal Opportunity & Title IX webpage..

UND Cares Program

How to Seek Help When in Distress

We know that while college is a wonderful time for most students, however, some students may struggle or have issues that arise. You may experience students in distress on campus, in your classroom, in your home, and within residence halls. Distressed students may initially seek assistance from faculty, staff members, their parents, and other students. In addition to the support we can provide to each other, there are also professional support services available to students through the Dean of Students and University Counseling Center. Both staffs are available to consult with you about getting help or providing a friend with the help that he or she may need. For more additional information, please visit the UND Cares Program Webpage.

How to Recognize When a Student is in Distress

The term “distressed” can mean any of the following:

  • Student has significant changes in eating, sleeping, grooming, spending, or other daily activities.
  • Student has cut off or minimized contact with family or friends.
  • Student has significant changes in performance or involvement in academics, sports, extracurricular, or social activities.
  • Student describes problems (missing class, not remembering, destructive behavior) that result from experiences with drinking or drugs.
  • Student is acting withdrawn, volatile, tearful, etc.
  • Student is acting out of character or different than usual.
  • Student is talking explicitly about hopelessness or suicide.
  • Student has difficulty concentrating or difficulty carrying on a normal conversation.
  • Student has excessive dependence on others for company or support.
  • Student reports feeling out of control of one’s emotions, thoughts, or behaviors.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Today, the University of North Dakota rests on the ancestral lands of the Pembina and Red Lake Bands of Ojibwe and the Dakota Oyate - presently existing as composite parts of the Red Lake, Turtle Mountain, White Earth Bands, and the Dakota Tribes of Minnesota and North Dakota. We acknowledge the people who resided here for generations and recognize that the spirit of the Ojibwe and Oyate people permeate this land. As a university community, we will continue to build upon our relations with the First Nations of the State of North Dakota - the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Nation, Spirit Lake Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

Additional Resources

It is my goal to foster an environment of mutual respect in which everyone feels comfortable voicing their opinions, sharing their stories, and learning about potentially heavy or personally relevant material. If, at any point, you feel like the information covered in this class elicits thoughts, feelings, or concerns that you would like to discuss further, don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or the UND Counseling Center (701-777-2127).

Further, if you experience extenuating circumstances, sexual violence, identity-based harm, or any other personal crisis during the semester, don’t hesitate to reach out to me so we can provide academic assistance and help you in this course, and put you in contact with the appropriate resources and services (if needed).

University General Illness Guidelines

UND is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment while providing quality learning experiences for our students.

  • Please do not attend an in-person class or lab if you are feeling ill, or if you have been directed by health professionals to quarantine or isolate.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students with a fever, greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit (38°C), even if vaccinated, are not allowed entry in laboratories/classrooms for at least 24 hours after the fever has dropped below 100.4°F without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students who have had diarrhea or vomited in the last 24 hours, are strongly encouraged not to enter laboratories/classrooms.

If you are not able to attend class or lab, please notify your instructor as soon as possible and discuss options for making up any missed work in order to ensure your ability to succeed in the course. If you will have an extended absence due to serious illness or other uncontrollable circumstances, you may request an absence notification through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Similarly, if your instructor is ill, they may need to cancel class or temporarily move your course to online delivery to ensure that you are able to complete the course successfully. 

UND also strongly encourages all members of the University community, including students, to get vaccinated, seek out testing when needed, and model positive behavior both on- and off-campus to foster a healthy and safe learning environment for all students.