Course Policies of Linda M. Hicks
Participants in my courses are expected to observe the standards of academic integrity set forth in Students Rights and Responsibilities section of the University of Michigan-Flint Catalog. These standards are critical because intellectual integrity is the most fundamental value of an academic community.
At the same time, it is helpful to clarify the role of collaborative learning and its relationship to these standards of academic integrity. I believe it is clear that much of the richness in any organizational setting - among and between learners - both in and outside of formal classroom settings. I encourage and support such collaborative learning and believe it can be completely consistent with these standards of academic integrity.
I encourage and expect collaboration among learners. Feel free to discuss assignments, issues and questions with other students. However, when it come time to submit written work for grading, I expect, indeed insist, that the submitted work must be your individual work. While it is OK to receive help with a program assignment you are working on; the program you hand in is to be your own work. If duplicate or essentially duplicate programs are handed in, both students will receive a 0 for the assignment. Multiple occurrences of plagiarism may result in action ranging from reduced grade or failure of a course, to expulsion from the University or revocation of degree.
The following scale is used to assign grades in all of my courses unless explicitly specified otherwise.
|97-93: A||73-77: C|
|90-92: A-||70-72: C-|
|88-89: B+||68-69: D+|
|83-88: B||63-67: D|
|80-82: B-||60-62: D-|
|Below 60: E|
The Late Assignment Policy in all of my courses unless specifically specified otherwise is to deduct 10% of the total point value of an assignment for each day that it is late. After one week of due date assignments are worth 0 points.
Regular attendance is an important element in your successful completion of this course. If you miss class when a quiz or lab assignment is given and collected that day, you may not make-up the quiz.
Students with disabilities that may restrict their full participation in course activities are encouraged to meet with the instructor or to contact the Office of Accessibility Services (part of the Student Development Center, located at 264 University Center).