- Academic Dishonesty:
- Cheating will not be tolerated. If
academic dishonesty is suspected, it will be reported to the judicial
coordinator and to the All University Judicial Board, where appropriate.
See the University
Policy on Academic Honesty.
- Homework Grade:
- Within each day's homework each problem
counts equally. The lowest two homework grades will be dropped.
(Homework not submitted counts as a zero.) After that each day's homework
counts equally, regardless of the number of problems due that day. So one
day's homework counts the same as the next, regardless of whether there
are four problems due or sixteen. The total of these homework
grades will count equally to two examination grades.
- Grades on work:
- Numeric grades will be given for each of 6
exams and for each homework assignment. For each student the lowest of
these eight grades (6 exams and 2 grades for homework (i.e. the homework
grade counted twice) will be dropped. The seven remaining (highest)
grades will be counted equally (i.e., approximately 14% each) toward the
final course grade.
- Grading scale:
- The total number of possible points is 100.
The final letter grade will be determined by the total raw score. Thus,
two people with the same raw scores will receive the same letter grade.
The scale of determination, however, is made only at the end of the
course, once all the grades are in. Estimates may be offered earlier.
- Class attendance:
- Students are expected to attend classes.
In the unlikely event that a class needs to be canceled (e.g., because of
weather), I will try to leave a message on my voice mail (575-5826).
- Make-up tests:
- No make-ups will be offered on the
examinations. The lowest grade will be dropped (see course requirements) so a good student may miss a single
examination and still get a top grade for the course. (A missed test will
count as a zero, which would be the lowest grade and thus dropped.) This
policy basically allows everyone to miss one exam, although your chances
of a good grade are better if you don't miss any.
- Any student may request that any homework,
examination, or other course work be reevaluated if she or he feels that
it has been unfairly or carelessly graded. No penalty will be imposed for
taking advantage of this option, of course, but neither is there any
guarantee that the grade will not decrease if the work looks inferior on
the second reading.
- Failure to complete the assigned work on time
is not a sufficient reason to be granted a grade of "incomplete" in the
last modified: 4 May 1999