Class Policies

Remember it is your choice to be here.

Do not interact with your PDA’s during class.  If you do, you will be asked to leave the classroom immediately.

If you are using your laptop to take class notes,  do not misuse the privilege by “socializing” or “surfing” online or partake in any activity that I can consider distracting to you or your classmates.  If you do, you will be asked to leave the classroom immediately.

Each credit hour requires at least 3 hours of work outside class – you do the math

Do not sleep in class

If you have any questions or concerns about class, please do come see me right away during the semester and we will take care of it together.

Do seek help early so that you are not frustrated with new material

Most materials on which you will be tested will be taken from class work and labs, so do be sure to come to class or take notes from classmates.

If you have any special needs, do see me as soon as possible so we can make accommodations.

Do make use of the various resources around campus:

Free tutoring service

Free counseling service

Do form study groups with classmates.

Late submissions will NOT be accepted and there are NO make-up exams, barring extenuating circumstances. If your assignment is incomplete, submit it for possible partial credit. Please be sure to manage your schedules accordingly.  Programs must compile and run for any credit.

Attendance: All students are expected to regularly attend classes. Missing 3 or more classes may cause your final grade to be lowered. Only previously approved and university recognized absences are excusable.

Here is the student code of conduct that will be followed in class. Please read it.

Academic Integrity:  Remember  copying or extensive collaboration on assignments is not permitted and may result in failure of the course and expulsion from the university. You may discuss approaches to solving a problem, as long as the discussion remains above the level of specific answers. You may also seek aid in resolving your understanding of the problem. However, if someone else types on your keyboard or you copy answers from someone else, you are committing academic dishonesty. Finding or purchasing a solution on the Internet or elsewhere and submitting it as your own work is plagiarism and may result in expulsion from the university.

Academic Honesty Policy

Be sure to consult the following for more details.

Policy for Responsible Use: http://www.millersville.edu/pfru.php

Academic Survival Kit: http://www.millersville.edu/admissions/undergrad/newlyadmitted/survivalkit.php

Title IX

Millersville University and its faculty are committed to assuring a safe and productive educational environment for all students.  In order to meet this commitment, comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681, et seq., and act in accordance with guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, the University requires faculty members to report to the University’s Title IX Coordinator incidents of sexual violence shared by students.  The only exceptions to the faculty member’s reporting obligation are when incidents of sexual violence are communicated by a student during a classroom discussion, in a writing assignment for a class, or as part of a University-approved research project.  Faculty members are obligated to report to the person designated in the University Protection of Minors policy incidents of sexual violence or any other abuse of a student who was, or is, a child (a person under 18 years of age) when the abuse allegedly occurred.

Information regarding the reporting of sexual violence, and the resources that are available to victims of sexual violence, is available at http://www.millersville.edu/socialeq/title-ix-sexual-misconduct/index.php

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