Classroom Policies and Grading for MIS 103

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

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."  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.

 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 are posted with 
the assignment and dates on cms.psu.edu and depend on the type of tasks.
    
     30% of GRADE - Hands-on computer lab assignments.
     70% of GRADE - Tests, quizzes, and other assignments. 
Make sure you check the final exam schedule before making travel arrangements 
for the end of the semester.  You must be present on the final exam day.

ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN ON TIME. I reserve the right not to accept
late assignments.   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. If you miss a test, the following conditions are must be met.
   1) You must call me the day of the test if you cannot make it, and  document
 as best you can your reason for missing.
   2) Within one week of the test, you must submit your class notes and any assignments
that you have been doing.
   3) You must demonstrate a working knowledge of the material on the test 
by meeting with the instructor within one week of the test.
   4) You must be present for the final comprehensive exam which will be your 'make-up'.

Last Update 8/2006