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 
   from school.

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.
          Grade Percentages
          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