· All written work will be evaluated for format, organization, style, grammar, and punctuation as well as content, argument, paragraph coherence as indicated by a topic sentence, and a thesis or purpose statement in the introduction as relevant.
· Written work turned in for this course is expected to be formatted in accordance with the American Psychological Association style guide, including correct citation style within the paper and in the Works Cited list.
- The instructions for course assignments will be posted in D2L
- Honors students will be required to do more scenarios.
Attendance, Due Dates, and Missing Work
As described above, lack of attendance or failure to stay for the entire class will earn you a zero in your participation grade for that class session.
For online only students, participation in weekly D2L question discussion forums and group forms is a basic condition of enrollment in the class, equivalent to beginning the class. Students who do not log-in to D2L and participate in the required forums during the first two weeks will be subject to administrative drop.
All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those students who show affiliation with that particular religion.
Arriving late and leaving early is extremely disruptive to others in the class. Please avoid this kind of disruption. Late arrivals and early departures endanger your attendance and participation grade.
Exams are due during the prescribed hours. Rescheduling an exam can only occur with prior notice or in the verified emergencies mentioned above.
Course Conduct and Campus Policies (be familiar with all campus policies):
· Food and technologies are issues in classrooms. Cellular telephones are distracting, so turn them off and keep them out of sight. Laptops can be utilized, but only for note-taking purposes. Texting in class or using laptops for purposes other than note-taking will result in a zero participation grade for that week. Please follow classroom rules regarding food and beverages in the classroom.
· In that this is a safe environment for sharing and generating unique ideas, please try to be “open” to diverse perspectives and learn from others who may pose views that differ from your own. If you find course material that goes against your “grain” or beliefs, try to wrangle with new ideas and consider a variety of perspectives instead of simply rejecting ideas that do not conform immediately with your own. When sharing your own ideas, do not subject others to inappropriate language or problematic assumptions about social groups.
· Rules on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. Plagiarism is literary thievery, taking the words or ideas of another and representing them as your own. Do not copy another student’s work, pull text from online sources, or turn in the same work for this class that you have used in another class. All work turned in must be original and specific to this course. Students who violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties (e.g., failing grade or removal from the University). Students are encouraged to share intellectual views and discuss freely the principles and applications of course materials. However, graded work/exercises must be the product of independent effort unless otherwise instructed. Students are expected to adhere to the UA Code of Academic Integrity http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/codeofacademicintegrity .
· Arrangements can be made if you have a physical challenge or condition that could impair your participation and/or performance in this course. Please notify me immediately if you need accommodation, and register with Disability Resources so that I can make the accommodation: Disability Resources Center, 1224 East Lowell Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, (520) 621-3268, FAX (520) 621-9423, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://drc.arizona.edu/. You must register and request that the Center or DRC send me official notification of your accommodations needs as soon as possible. Please plan to meet with me by appointment or during office hours to discuss accommodations and how my course requirements and activities may impact your ability to fully participate. The need for accommodations must be documented by Disability Resources.
· The Arizona Board of Regents’ Student Code of Conduct, ABOR Policy 5-308, prohibits threats of physical harm to any member of the University community, including to one’s self. See: http://policy.web.arizona.edu/~policy/threaten.shtml.
· All student records will be managed and held confidentially. http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/ferpa/default.htm
· Information contained in the course syllabus, other than the grade and absence policy, may be subject to change with advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.
Technology in this Course:
This course is delivered by D2L. In addition, it will take advantage of other virtual delivery modes of information, such as databases in the library, information on the Web, and the virtual conferencing software, BlackBoard (formerly Elluminate), Please prepare now for this experience by familiarizing yourself with D2L, the web-based courseware supporting our course and BloackBoard Collaborate, the virtual conferencing software. Training for D2L can be found online at: http://help.d2l.arizona.edu/students. Training on use of the discussion board, in particular, can be found at: http://help.d2l.arizona.edu/discussions. Help on BlackBoard Collaborator can be found at
Also, always have a back up plan. If your ‘default’ or most preferred computing location fails, be prepared to find a computer to use when you need a backup machine (i.e., familiarize yourself with services offered at local libraries, coffee shops, the ILC on campus, or office stores like Kinkos).
Contacting the Instructor:
Jana Bradley, email@example.com