Class: All Classes
Methods of Evaluation
Attendance: Daily attendance is mandatory. You are expected to attend all class sessions. Excessive absences, by necessity, will cause the student to be dropped from the course. Six absences at any time during the course is considered excessive, and upon reaching this number, the student will be dropped from the course. If the sixth absence occurs after the mandatory drop deadline, the student will lose a full letter grade for the course. If you intend to drop te course, Please make sure that you do it yourself, and do not make it incumbent on the instructor.
Tardies: Please be punctual, as the content of that day's work will be discussed in the first 15-30 minutes of the class, with the balance of the session used as an open studio. Consistent tardiness, or asking to leave early, will have a detrimental affect on your final grade.
Class Projects and Grading: One of the reasons that attendance is so important is that the bulk of the assignments will be created during class time. There will be some out-of-class assignments due, as well as mandatory reading assignments in the course handouts and text. The final grade in the course will be cumulative, the average of all grades in the course. There will also be formal and informal group critiques involving peer criticism of work.
Participation: You will be evaluated on your classroom participation, and lace of participation will have a detrimental affect on your final grade.
Students have an obligation to become familiar with the College's policies, rules, and regulations, and to conduct themselves in a reasonable, respectful manner conducive to attaining the educational goals. Students should refer to the college catalog under the heading Student Conduct for additional information.
Grade Appeal Procedure: Consult the College catalog concerning this process.
Please take note of the safety features in and close to your classroom, as well as study the posted evacuation route. The most direct route of egress may not be the safest because of roofing tiles or other potentially hazardous conditions Similiarly, running out of the building can also be dangerous during severe earthquakes. During strong quakes the recommended response is duck-cover-and hold, until the shaking stops. Follow the guidance of the instructor. You are asked to go to the designated assembly area. Your cooperation during emergencies can minimize the possibility of injury to yourself and others.
The following information is excerpted from the current college catalog.
Students are expected to abide by ethical standards in preparing and presenting materia which demonstrates their level of knowledge and which is used to determine grades. Such standards are founded on basic concepts of integrity and honesty. These include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
1 - Students shall not plagiarize, which is defined as:
- Stealing or passing off as one's own the ideas or words of another
- Using a creative production without crediting the source.
- Paraphrasing published material, without crediting the source
- Making significant use of an idea or a particular arrangement of ideas, for example, outlines
- Writing a paper after consultation with persons who provide suitable ideas and incorporating those ideas into the paper without acknowledgement
- Submitting under one's own name term papers or other reports which have been prepared by others
- Using notes, aids, or help of other students on tests or exams in ways other than those expressly permitted by the instructor
- Misreporting or altering the data in laboratory or research projects involving the collection of data
3 - Students shall not furnish materials or information in order to enable another student to plagiarize or cheat.
Instructors may deal with academic dishonesty in one or more of the following ways:
- Assign an appropriate academic penalty such as an oral reprimand (as in cases where there is reasonable doublt that the student knew that the action violated the standards of honesty); assign an "F" on all or part of a particular paper, project, or exam (for example where it was felt that it was a one-time occurrence); or assign an "F" in the course (as in cases where the dishonesty was serious, premeditated, or part of an ongoing scheme)
- Report to the appropriate administrators, with notification of same to the student(s), for disciplinary action by the College. Such a report will be accompanied by supporting evidence and documentation.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require any special accommodations, or if you need additional time to complete tests/projects on a regular basis, you must notify the instructor promptly, at the first class meeting. Otherwise, you will be expected to adhere to the information included in this course syllabus.
Fullerton College is committed to providing the educational accommodations for students with diasabilities upon the timely request by the student to the instructor. Verification of the disability must also be provided. Disability Support Services functions as a resource for students and faculty in the determination and provision of the accommodations.
If you need additional time to complete a test, or if you require any special accommodations, you must notify the instructor in a timely manner. Otherwise, you will be expected to adhere to the information included on this course syllabus.