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 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.