Classroom Policies and Grading for MIS

INSTRUCTOR: 	Charlotte Eudy McConn, M.S., CDP

"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."  Consult
(Policies and Rules for Students, Section 49-20). for further details.  
Cases of academic dishonesty will incur a grade of zero on that item for the
first offense. Other penalties may include failure of the course or 
dismissal from school.

 CLASS PARTICIPATION & BEHAVIOR:  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.
    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!
    Please make every attempt to arrive to class on time.
    Attendance will be taken each class because I am often asked to fill out a 
form stating the student's last date of attendance for veterans and other financial

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 Your instructors should be notified as early in the semester as possible regarding the need for modifications or reasonable accommodations.

   Final grade cutoffs for 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.  There are no 'drop grades' in this course.      
If you unavoidably must miss a test,
   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 meet with me to discuss your class notes and assignment notebook showing 
your daily work as soon as you are well enough.
Last Update 8/2009