Policies

Make-Up Work

Work may be made up for approved absences on a case-by-case basis. Consultation with your professor must be made in person before assignment due dates.



Project Submission Guidelines

Timely submission of all assignments is expected. Any work submitted after the deadline will receive a grade penalty of one-half letter grade. After 12 hours, the penalty will be one full letter grade. After 24 hours, the penalty will be two full letter grades. After 48 hours, the work will no longer be accepted, and you will receive a zero for the assignment.

The work for this course will require multiple methods of submission. You are responsible for consulting the course schedule and assignment prompts for details. Check the BlackBoard or website for digital copies and maintain additional backups of all the work you submit, whether in hard copy or digital copy.



Technology

Important announcements will be delivered by e-mail. You are responsible for checking your email on a twice-daily basis so that you stay up-to-date on all information relevant to this course. You should follow up any important oral communication with your instructors with e-mail. All e-mail correspondence between instructor and student must be conducted in a professional manner.



Personal Communication Devices

In order to ensure a productive learning environment, you are required to turn off or set your personal communication device to silent during class time. Use of smart phones, tablets, or similar communication devices is not allowed during classes unless such use supports class activities. Exceptions to this policy may be considered upon request. All content displayed on mobile devices while in the classroom must be appropriate for the academic setting.



Laptops

Laptops may be used in class but only for class-related activities (e.g., taking notes, completing in-class or group writing assignments). If it becomes apparent you are using the computer for non-class activities (checking your email, playing games, looking at Facebook, etc.) then you will be asked to turn off your computer and refrain from bringing it into class in the future. All content displayed on laptops while in the classroom must be appropriate for the academic setting.



Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the cornerstone of higher education. As such, all members of the university community share responsibility for maintaining and promoting the principles of integrity in all activities, including academic integrity and honest scholarship. Academic integrity will be strongly enforced in this course. Students who violate WSU’s Academic Integrity Policy (identified in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 504-26-010(3) and -404) will receive a failing grade for the assignment, will not have the option to withdraw from the course pending an appeal, and will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration as defined in the Standards of Conduct for Students, WAC 504-26-010(3). You need to read and understand all of the definitions of cheating: http://app.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=504-26-010. If you have any questions about what is and is not allowed in this course, you should ask course instructors before proceeding. If you wish to appeal a faculty member’s decision relating to academic integrity, please use the form available at conduct.wsu.edu.



Safety and Emergency

Classroom and campus safety are of paramount importance at Washington State University, and are the shared responsibility of the entire campus population. WSU urges students to follow the “Alert, Assess, Act,” protocol for all types of emergencies and the “Run, Hide, Fight” response for an active shooter incident. Remain ALERT (through direct observation or emergency notification), ASSESS your specific situation, and ACT in the most appropriate way to assure your own safety (and the safety of others if you are able).

Please sign up for emergency alerts on your account at MyWSU. For more information on this subject, campus safety, and related topics, please view the FBI’s Run, Hide, Fight video and visit the WSU safety portal.



Reasonable Accommodation

Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you have a disability and need accommodations to fully participate in this class, please visit the Access Center to schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor. All accommodations must be approved through the Access Center. Location: Washington Building 217; Phone: 509-335-3417. http://accesscenter.wsu.edu, Access.Center@wsu.edu



Discrimination and Harassment

This class will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. Alternative viewpoints are welcome; however, statements that are deemed racist, sexist, homophobic, classist, or otherwise discriminatory toward others in the class or outside the class will result in dismissal. Students will be respectful and courteous to each other and to the instructors—in written, oral, and nonverbal communication, both in and out of class.

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