minds want to know. . .
I will try my best to answer your
questions, alleviate your fears, and provide you with helpful
resources. Remember, I only know that you need help when you tell
me. Please drop by my office hours, leave me a voice message, or
email me if you need help.
I use the following
grading scale in all courses:
|A = 93-100
||B+ = 87-89
||B- = 80-82
||C = 73-76
||D+ = 67-69
||D- = 60-62|
|A- = 90-92
||B = 83-86
||C+ = 77-79
||C- = 70-72
||D = 63-66
||F = 59-below|
Exams may be a
combination of true/false, multiple choice, and short answer
questions. I expect you to clear your
schedule at the beginning of the semester so that you do not make
conflicting appointments on exam days.
If you must miss an exam for a documented reason (illness, accident, court date), I will need
documentation. All makeup exams will be given during the 10:00
a.m. student activity period on December 1.
To be eligible to take a makeup exam, you must let me know within 48
hours of the missed exam, and you must register to take the makeup.
I will not prepare makeup exams for anyone not meeting these
criteria. I do not give early finals,
so do not plan on leaving school before your final is scheduled.
I do not accept
late homework. Homework is due by the end of the class period for
which it is due. You may turn it in early if you anticipate problems
with being in class on the day it is due.
You are expected to
attend class regularly and on time. I will begin dropping your grade
by one letter for each unexcused absence over four. Tardiness counts as half an absence.
Honor Code Violations:
and plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students who cheat or turn in
plagiarized papers will earn an F in the course
and will be reported to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Student Honor Code
PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM AND REMAIN OFF UNTIL
YOU LEAVE. I will deduct 3 points from your final grade for each
time you allow your cell phone to ring during class.
Because I want each of you to have a good learning experience, I
expect students to pay attention, be respectful of one another, and to
refrain from disrupting other students.
we may best serve your needs, any student with a documented disability
needing academic adjustment should speak directly to Disability Support
Services AND me during the first week of classes. All discussions
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