Academic Code of Integrity
Students are expected to abide by The University of Arizona Code of Academic Integrity (http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/codeofacademicintegrity). 'The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own.' If you have any questions regarding what is acceptable practice under this Code, please ask an Instructor.
The University has a Disability Resource Center (http://drc.arizona.edu/). If you anticipate the need for reasonable accommodations to meet the requirements of this course, you must register with the Disability Resource Center and request that the DRC send me, the Instructor, official notification of your accommodation 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.
Due Dates: It is expected that assignments will be submitted by the dates specified, with the date ending at 11:59pm, unless otherwise specified. The instructor will be willing to negotiate alternative dates as needed but only if such negotiation takes place prior to the due date. Late assignments that have not been negotiated beforehand will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor.
Participation: A significant portion of the semester grade is dependent on active participation and engagement in the substance of the class including the discussion topics, lectures, and readings. There will be ongoing discussions throughout the semester. Students will be expected to read the postings in the discussion forum and to contribute their ideas and opinions on a continuing basis as well as initiating new topics and introducing new ideas.
Students may be assigned to team discussion group and if that is the case discussions will be held in these groups.
Participation points will be given on the basis of the percentage of postings read and the number and quality of contributions. A substantive posting is one that contributes new information, new ideas, or new perspectives or one that moves the conversation along or into new areas.
How to submit assignments: Completed assignments will be submitted via the D2L dropbox unless otherwise specified. Assignments will normally be commented on and graded and returned to students via the drop box within 7-10 days.
Writing style: Assignments are expected to be professional in appearance; that is, they are neat, grammatically correct, with no spelling or typographical errors. Citations are required for all work and may be in any recognized format as long as they are consistent. APA format is preferred. Use Times New Roman 12 point font and double-space your work.
The 1997-8 University of Arizona General Academic Manual, p.23 reads:
“The grade of I may be awarded only at the end of a semester, when all but a minor portion of the course work has been satisfactorily completed. The grade of I may be awarded only at the end of a semester, when all but a minor portion of the course work has been satisfactorily completed. The grade of I is not to be awarded when the student is expected to repeat the course; in such a case the grade of E must be assigned. Students should make arrangements with the instructor to receive an incomplete grade before the end of the semester. If the incomplete is not removed by the instructor within one year the I grade will revert to a failing grade.”
The SIRLS Instructor and the student will negotiate a specific date for all course work to be submitted. This negotiation will take place by email or in writing and a copy will be included in the student’s SIRLS file.