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." You should review the College’s academic
integrity policy and procedures Academic Integrity Policies,
Cases of academic dishonesty will incur a grade of zero on that item
on 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.
Note to Students with Disabilities:
Penn State welcomes students with disabilities into its educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for modifications or reasonable accommodations in this course, please contact the Health & Wellness Center, Disability Services, located in the Sheetz Family Health Center. For more information, call (814) 949-5540 or visit the Disability Services web site at www.altoona.psu.edu/healthwellness
. Your instructors should be notified as early in the semester as possible regarding the need for modifications or reasonable accommodations.
EXAMINATIONS & 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.
ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN ON TIME. Your final grade is determined
by the following percentages of total points accumulated.
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. All MAKEUP TESTS are given the last week of clas.
If you miss a test, for valid reason,
1) You must call me the day of the test to let me know 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 make up exam during the last week of class.
Make sure you check the exam schedule before making travel arrangements for the
end of the semester.
Last Update 1/2010