Classroom Policies and Grading
INSTRUCTORS: Charlotte Eudy McConn, M.S., CDP
BEHAVIOR: Students are expected to conduct themselves in an acceptable,
business-like manner at all times. Disruption of the class cannot be
tolerated, since it is unfair to the instructor and to the other students
in the class!
TARDINESS: Please make every attempt to arrive to class on time.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: "Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly
activity free from fraud and deception and is an educational objective of
this institution and this instructor. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not
limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information or citations,
facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others, unauthorized prior
possession of examinations, submitting work of another person or work
previously used without informing the instructor, or tampering with the
academic work of other students." (Policies and Rules for Students, Section
49-20). Consult your Student Handbook for further details. Cases of
academic dishonesty will incur a grade of zero on that item in the first
offense. Other penalties may include failure of the course or dismissal
CLASS PARTICIPATION: Daily class participation is critical to
your success in this course. You are encouraged to participate
and to ask questions. Talk with me if you are having trouble before it
becomes too serious. Class participation and attendance may be used by
the instructor to determine grade in borderline cases.
ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN ON TIME. I reserve the option of not
accepting late assignments.
GRADING: Your grade in this class is determined by tests and
assignments using a point system. The points allocated to each test or
assignment depend the number of tasks included. In Lab courses, your lab
assignments count for 40% of your grade. Tests, exams, and other
assignments comprise 60% of the grade.
Your final grade is determined by the following percentages of total
points accumulated divided by total possible points.
100 - 94 A 93 - 90 A-
89 - 86 B+ 85 - 82 B 81 - 78 B-
77 - 74 C+ 73 - 69 C
68 - 58 D
Below 58 F
You are required to have knowledge of all the topics covered in the
syllabus course outline. NO MAKEUP TESTS are given. If you miss a test,
I will drop the test if the following conditions are met. However I will
only make this exception one time for a student with an emergency.
1) You must call me the day of the test if you cannot make it, then
within one week of the test, document as best you can your reason for missing.
2) You must submit your class notes and assignment notebook showing
your daily work within one week of the test.
3) You must demonstrate a working knowledge of the material on the test
by arrangement with the instructor within one week of the test.
4) You must be present for the comprehensive exam during exam week.
Make sure you check the exam schedule before making travel arrangements for
the end of the semester.
Last Update 8/2003