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Attendance is essential to the successful completion of this course. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each on-site class and will be determined based on participation during online weeks. If you know in advancethat you will miss a class you must contact an instructor as soon as possible so that the appropriatearrangements can be made.Each unexcused absence will result in points being deducted from your final grade (5 points per absence).Three or more unexcused absences will result in a grade of F. In addition, late arrival to class will affect your grade. Arriving to class >20 minutes late on three or more occasions will be the equivalent of one unexcusedabsence.The instructors understand that occasionally there are extenuating circumstances for which you cannot prepare.In cases of illness or emergency please let an instructor know as soon as possible if you will be late to, or absent from, class. You will still be held responsible for the material covered in class and meeting assignmentdeadlines.
Class meetings will be largely discussion based and focus on readings, or other materials, assigned for reviewoutside of class and topic specific case scenarios. Students are expected to come to class having completed allassignments and prepared to discuss their content. On-site meetings will consist of whole class and small groupdiscussions and activities. All students are expected to contribute equally.Classes that are held online will include a discussion boards with the expectation that students are postingoriginal responses to discussion questions as well as responses to classmate postings. When posting to adiscussion board please be mindful of the following:
Follow the rules of the English language. Proofread your posts before submitting to ensure accuracyand clarity. Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Avoid using abbreviations and symbols toconvey your thoughts.
Be respectful of others. It’s okay to share a different opinion but it should
never be done at the expenseof a classmate. Be courteous and considerate when stating a difference of opinion.
Avoid using ALL CAPS to convey a message or make a point. It implies yelling and may bemisinterpreted.
In accordance with UVM’s Code of Academic Integrity(
university’s academic integrity policy. Violations of this policy will not be tolerated and can result in dismissal
from the university.
This is a hybrid course. Fifty-percent of this class is internet-based and will require regular access to theBlackboard portal. This is where assignments will be posted, quizzes will be completed, and discussion boardswill be accessed. This is also where you can expect to find instructor updates and announcements about thecourse.