- Attendance policy: Attendance is not taken, but you are responsible for all
assigned material, whether it is presented in lecture or not. You are also
responsible for knowing the problem assignments and for any announcements
of changes in the schedule that may be made in lecture.
- Illness (as an
excuse) must always be established in writing (e-mail is acceptable).
- If you do not
submit an assignment on time or miss an exam
(including being late and for illness), you will receive a grade of
zero, unless you have prearranged approval by your professor. Messages
of any kind including, but not limited to, email, telephone message,
oral messages of any kind, notes delivered by a third party, etc., are
not acceptable by themselves without a response by your professor. Any
oral approval given by your professor must be confirmed in writing.
- There will be no
rescheduling of exams or quizzes to accomodate individual students.
Exams and quizzes are excused only
for instructor-approved personal or family medical emergencies,
official university travel, or certain religious holidays. Leaving town
for anything else including, but not limited to, vacations, family
reunions, concerts, Nobel prize receptions, White House dinners,
athletic events for non-participants, etc., will not be an acceptable
excuse for missing an exam or quiz or for not turning in homework.
- No makeup midterm exams will be given.
Missed exams receive a grade of zero unless an excused absence is granted by the
professor before the exam.
In the unusual circumstance that an exam is excused, the remaining
exams will be averaged to form the midterm exam score for final grading, that is,
the remaining midterm exams will comprise the entire 45% of the students grade.
Students should not depend on this happening.
- Each student enrolled in the course will receive a grade at the end of term; a grade of incomplete
will not be used. If, for whatever reason, you cannot keep up with the
course requirements then you are expected to withdraw from the course. The last day to
withdraw from the course is listed as October 23 for the College of Arts and Sciences.
- The excused absence and make-up
policy of quizzes in your discussion section are
at the discretion of your discussion section TA. If you have concerns regarding
policies in your discussion section, you may discuss them with Professor Paschke, but be aware
that the course policy allows significant leeway to the section TA to set appropriate policies.
- Exam seating will be adjusted according to instructor preference. Only approved
calculators, and writing instruments will be allowed during exams.
No personal electronics (cell phones, music players, etc.) will be allowed to be
accessible during the exam. Photographs of the class during the exam may be taken to
ensure exam integrity.
- You may work
together on the homework, but you must personally work out the solution you submit
- No make-ups or other special arrangments
will be made for the iClicker
in-class quizzes. It is the students responsibility to have their iClicker in class
and functioning in order to participate in this graded activity.
- It is obviously an honor requirement that each student operate only their own iClicker. Under
no circumstances should any student use another student's iClicker.
Any instance of a student operating two iClickers in class should be brought to the
professor's attention immediately.
- Please be considerate of fellow students and minimize all distractions. Naturally, you
must silence your cell phones before class, and do not use laptop or tablet computers
(the shiny screens distract your fellow students). The acoustics in the back of the
lecture hall aren't great, so it doesn't take much whispered conversation to make the lecture
unintelligible. If you are having trouble hearing the lecture, please wave/jump/shout to get the
professor's attention and let them know!