Classroom Policies and Grading for IST 250, IST 210, CmpSc 101

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.

    Your grade in this class is determined by tests and assignments using 
a point system.  The points allocated to each test or assignment depend on 
the number of tasks included.  
    55% of GRADE - Tests, exams. 
    40% of GRADE - Computer lab and other assignments. ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE TURNED 
                IN ON TIME. I reserve the right not to accept late assignments.
    5% of GRADE - Online practice quizzes: 
As noted in the course calendar on Angel, students must complete readings
by the assigned date, submit review questions in some courses, and 
complete a short, timed, open-notes quiz on each reading topic. You are given
ample time to complete the quizzes, which are posted in Angel. This time includes 
allowances for computer and network problems.  Do not wait until the last 
minute.  It is suggested that you do the quiz right after you have 
completed reading the material.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  After completing the 
assignment, you should print and retain the feedback page.  If you have any 
problems with your assignment grades, you must have a copy of this page.
   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. 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 final exam.  Make sure you check the 
exam schedule before making travel arrangements for the end of the semester.
Last Update 1/2007