journal total. You will turn these in twice during the semester. YOUR JOURNAL MAYBE ELECTRONIC.
Class Participation and Homework:
You are an important part of this class, and I have provided many avenues for you to participate and interact with your classmates. Giventhe unique nature of this class, participation and attendance are especially crucial. If you
miss class please let me know immediately, as you will have group membersdepending on your attendance and I may have to rearrange class exercises.
I do not give“excused absences”—what I do is work with you to make a plan to cover thematerial you will miss.
I retain the right to lower the grade of any student who does notaddress attendance and absences in a responsible, adult manner. I will also inform astudent’s advisor if their academic work or attendance indicates that they may be havingdifficulty meeting course requirements.
Keeping up with the Class
Students who are having difficulty should notify the instructor as soon as possible. Iunderstand that problems and stresses arise and that we are dealing with difficult materialin this class. I have a wealth of links and study aids to share with you and would be happyto have an appointment to address any problems.
check your email AND OUR BLACKBOARD SITE
sometime in the afternoonof every Wednesday class day in case there has been some need to cancel. In the event of ANY sort of cancellation, WE WILL HAVE A VIRTUAL CLASS, not a “make-up” class.There is an abundance of excellent instructional material online and I have more thanenough of this for several classes. Blackboard and the blog provide a forum for classinteraction when it is not possible to be physically present in the classroom. This onlinework will be required and will count for classroom instructional time—it is not“additional homework”.
Disability Access Statement
If you are a student with a documented disability and plan to request an academic or other accommodation, you must register as soon as possible with the Central Maine CommunityCollege Disabilities Coordinator, Ms. Laura Rifkin. Visit the Coordinator’s office in JalbertHall or call for an appointment (755-5277). Please share any accommodation letter issued byher with the instructor. While the same policies must apply to all students, students with lifesituations that may adversely impact their academic achievement may wish to discuss thesewith the instructor so he can be supportive.
Affirmative Action Statement
Central Maine Community College is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution andemployer. For more information, please call 755-5233.
Ethical Behavior Statement
Central Maine Community College requires all students to adhere to high standards of integrity in their academic work. Activities such as cheating on exams and plagiarizing the3