in class. Although it is summer and class meetings include lab time,
it is necessary for you to be here every day for the entire class.
Many of the activities and assignments are collaborative and their
success is dependent upon sharing your knowledge and experience
with others. Your ACTIVE participation is a large part of
how I view your performance in this course. This means that I expect
you to not only read material and complete assignments, but also
to engage in discussions and activities with your classmates. If
you can't be here, you are responsible for finding out from someone
else what you missed and what is due in the next class period.
grade is based on class, individual, and group participation in
activities and on projects. You will be doing a wide variety of
assignments to strengthen your practices in all of these areas.
Therefore, every part of this class is important and all assignments,
big and small will be included in your final assessment. Because
I don't see them as encouraging revision or improvement, I do not
grade individual assignments. However, I am happy to talk with you
during office hours at anytime in the term about your standing in
the course. You will have the opportunity to revise major assignments
based on the feedback you receive from me and your classmates. Late
papers and projects will result in a lowering of your grade.
final grade in the course will be based on the following:
attendance (missing more than 2 classes will negatively effect
participation in discussions, activities, & group work
of timeliness, effort and thoughtfulness in your work
If you want to earn an "A" in this course you will engage
in the following:
a voracious explorer of the web, gathering ideas about design,
structure, functionality, style, and possibilities.
responsibility for learning more about software than we can cover
in class- since there is no way we can cover everything- and since
teaching yourself how to learn software is what will most help
you succeed as applications are continually developed and updated.
a generous and enthusiastic collaborator during class, lab, and
group activities, sharing your knowledge, techniques, and ideas
your work and revisions thoughtfully, critically, and in a timely
manner. Although the work of this course will be somewhat rushed
due to the condensed summer term, I ask that you start your assignments
as early as possible so that you have time for reflection and
Plagiarism and cheating are serious academic offenses. They are
defined by this policy as "knowingly copying another's work or ideas
and calling them one's own or not giving proper credit or citation," and
this policy covers copying sections or entire papers from printed
or electronic sources as well as handing in papers written by students
for other classes or purchasing academic papers. Plagiarism and
not only are dishonest but cheat you out of learning, the prime
reason you are here. If you ever have questions about this issue,
talk with your instructor or consult a coach in the Writing Center
MTU complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding
ination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation for equal
access to education and services at MTU, please call Dr. Gloria Melton,
Associate Dean of Students (7-2212). For other concern about discrimination,
you may contact your advisor, department chair, or the Affirmative
Action Office (7-3310).