New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation requires that faculty assign two (2) hours of outside work for every one (1) hour spent in the classroom. Students should be prepared to spend approximately 9-10 hours each week completing course requirements. Successful students read the assigned material prior to class, complete assigned homework (practice quizzes/problems) in addition to reviewing/revising notes taken in class.
Academic honesty is expected. Willful plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty will result in failure of the course, in accordance with CCRI policies.
Students who have or believe they have a disability and require accommodations to meet course requirements, are encouraged to meet with me as soon as possible to work out an equitable method for evaluating your class performance. Any student with a documented disability may arrange reasonable accommodations. As part of this process, students are encouraged to contact the office of Disability Services for Students as early in the semester as possible (http://www.ccri.edu/dss/index.html).
Due dates for each assignment will be announced and/or distributed in class. Assignments are due on the due date. All assignments (unless noted) should be typed, and checked for spelling and grammar.
will be announced through the media and CCRI’s Cancellation and Special Announcements line. (825-2344, 333-7171). Students are encouraged to sign up for Rave Alerts at: http://www.ccri.edu/it/documentation/txt-msg/web-reg.html. If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise, tests and/or assignments will automatically be scheduled for the next class meeting. Students are encouraged to check Announcements in Blackboard.
Among the rights you have is the right to a class environment that is free from distractions and one that is conducive to learning. Any student whose behavior impinges on this right will receive one warning. A second incident may bring dismissal from the course and a failing grade. Professional demeanor is required.
|No question is stupid or silly||Helps us stay on track|
|Mutual respect is expected||Listen as an ally|
|Everyone participates, no one dominates||Be an active listener|
|One speaker at a time||Maintain confidentiality|
|Classes start on time||Maintain each others’ self-esteem|
Responsible electronic device use for scheduling class activities or for taking notes is permitted at the instructor’s discretion. Otherwise, students are NOT permitted to use electronic devices – including cell phones during class. This includes making or receiving calls, text messaging, checking text messages, checking e-mails, writing e-mails, “surfing” the Web and/or related activities during class. For emergency use of your cell phone during class, contact the instructor BEFORE class begins and change the mode to vibrate. Cameras including electronic cameras, recording, and video devices may not be used in the classroom unless permission has been granted by the instructor.
Students are expected to read the textbook and other assigned readings before coming to class. Reading assigned material before attending class facilitates classroom discussion and improves understanding of the material (See topical outline). Questions, problems and case studies from your text, handouts or the Internet may be assigned to gain an understanding of the material. In order to earn an “A”, students may expect to devote at least 3 hours per week in addition to class contact time, reading, completing assignments and visiting the web site. Students who are experiencing difficulty with the readings, assignments or the course in general should contact me immediately. My e-mail address, office hours and telephone numbers are listed on the syllabus for your information
It is my intention to provide an opportunity for students to enhance both their written and oral communication skills. All students will be required to complete individual written assignments and oral presentations. Specifics about these assignments will be discussed in class. Competent writing is expected. Grading rubrics have been created for all graded assignments. Ample feedback will be provided and students are expected to improve their writing throughout the semester.
Research shows that students learn more when they actively participate in class discussions. The instructional approach utilized for this course, focuses on the discussion and/or application of concepts, rather than simply studying or memorizing information. Class participation and the quality of student attitude will be used to resolve borderline grades. Students are reminded that just showing up for class is not sufficient for earning full credit for class participation. Class participation therefore, is an essential means through which students will learn. The class participation grade is comprised of (1) attendance, (2) timely completion of homework assignments, and (3) active contribution to class exercises and discussions.
An excessive number of absences will affect your final grade. Each hour missed of class is equivalent to one (1) point off your final grade. A student in excess of 10 absences (day section) or 3 absences (evening section) will be asked to withdraw from the class.
Additional deductions will be taken when students are absent on guest-speaker days, mandatory-attendance days, and presentation days.
Athletes who expect to miss class because of games must supply a schedule in advance from the coach and must turn in assignments before they are due if they will be traveling on the due date.
A Policy/procedure for “firing” a team member A team that is having a problem with a team member who is not pulling his or her weight in the development of the group project or otherwise impeding the progress of the group project should follow the following procedure: