COMM 4333, Spring 2012, p. 3
COURSE POLICIES:1. Responsibilities of Students:
Each student is expected to commit to the following guidelines:a.
the class discussion will mean little if text material is not read and theassignments are not prepared in advance.b.
unique thoughts and insights cannot be contributed to group discussions,or to student learning, if you are not present. The SEU attendance policy should beyour guide and is a minimum attendance policy.c.
late arrivals disrupt the class and adversely impact the decorum of theprocess. This is unprofessional.
Note: Three times late equals one absence forevaluation purposes
—as part owner of the discussion, it is each student’s responsibility toshare in the advancement of the group’s collective skills and knowledge
Any instance of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, willbe handled in accordance with the Student Handbook.f.
If you cannot be present for a class, you are responsible forcontacting a fellow student by using email in order to find out what was covered inclass the day you were absent and what will be covered in the next class.
Material will be covered in class that is not presented in the textbook.
This material mayinclude information included in lectures, additional readings, and in-class exercises. Exams willinclude this material as well as material assigned in the textbook.
Material not turned in when due and in the manner specified will NOT be accepted and willearn a grade of zero.
Unless otherwise specified, all assignments must be submitted usingeither a Microsoft Office product (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) or Adobe PDF; if I cannot open anassignment or the file is corrupt, you cannot earn credit on the assignment. Pay close attentionto which assignments are to be posted to BlackBoard and which are to be posted to your blog(or both).
4. If there is a discrepancy between the grade shown for an assignment in BlackBoard andyour own records of a grade,
it must be brought to the professor’s attention via e
-mail withinone week of when the grade is posted.
5. Attendance is important.
Any absences in excess of what is allowed by the SEU policy setforth above will result in an appropriate grade reduction.
It is your job to keep track of your total absences; I am not responsible for reminding you about your total absences.
On speech orguest speaker days, if you are tardy you must wait to enter the class until the speaker hascompleted her or his speech; you will be able to tell when speeches end by listening for theapplause.
6. Failure to take an exam or quiz on the assigned
will result in a ZERO for thatexam
unless the absence is
approved in advance
by the instructor or is an emergency that isexcused by the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
If you travel with an athletic team or are amember of another SEU approved club or group, you are responsible for submitting assigned material prior to your departure or via email while traveling.