We understand that factors
may prevent you from attending class every day. However, class
attendance is very important and is considered in the computation
of your class participation score. Please note that attendance
and class participation are two different things. If you are
going to sit there like a bump on a log, why bother? Attendance
will be taken on a regular basis. We reserve the right to alter
the attendance policy should the need arise.
are not suggestions. All
written material will rapidly lose points in the days following
the due date. Zero points will be awarded for missed assignments.
Class withdrawal is your
responsibility. If you disappear, we will wonder where you
are. However, we will not drop you from the class. Withdrawals
should follow University procedure. The student is responsible
for obtaining all necessary signatures on drop slips.
have or believe you have a disability, you may wish to self-identify. You
can do so by providing documentation to the Office for Services
for Students with Disabilities, located at Garcia Annex (646-6840). Appropriate
accommodations may then be provided for you.
have a condition which may affect your ability to exit safely
from the premises
in an emergency or which may cause an emergency during class,
you are encouraged to discuss this in confidence with the instructor
and/or the director of Disabled Student Programs. If
you have general questions about the Americans With Disabilities
ACT (ADA), call 646-3333.
high price can be paid when you are caught cheating. Too high
to risk. All
written material must be your own composition. Appropriate
credit must be given for sources used in developing your ideas
and arguments. Provide appropriate citations. It is easy to
see when large sections of text have been lifted from other
Web pages. This is quite easy to verify as well.
It is not appropriate to
submit work that was originally completed for another course.
refer to the Student Code of Conduct in the NMSU Student Catalog.
pay particular attention to the following section on academic
misconduct taken from page 19 of the 1999-2000 Undergraduate
Catalog. "Any student found guilty of academic misconduct
shall be subject to disciplinary action. Academic misconduct
includes, but is not limited to, the following actions:
1. cheating or knowingly
assisting another student in committing an act of cheating
or other forms of academic dishonesty;
which includes, but is not necessarily limited to, submitting
themes, reports, drawing, laboratory notes, undocumented quotation,
computer processed materials, or other materials as one’s own
work when such work has been prepared by another person or
copied from another person;
3. unauthorized possession
of examinations, reserve library materials or laboratory materials;
changing of grades on an examination, in an instructor’s grade
book, or on a grade report; or unauthorized access to computer
or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other university
or for, academic departments or colleges".
NOTE: The penalties for
engaging in any of these acts of academic misconduct will be
determined on a case-by-case basis, but will follow general
university guidelines as to severity.
Classroom climate is not
solely the Professor's responsibility. We encourage each of
you to engage in conversation on any issue. The University
is a place for free speech, limited through individual choice.
These choices may be altered with awareness of the real or
potential reaction of others. However, you should not be intimidated
into keeping quiet. We do not condone racist, sexist, homophobic,
or other hateful speech. You are all adults, capable of understanding
generally accepted rules of conduct and modifying your behavior
in an effort to comply with these social or legal expectations.
You are responsible for your behavior.
Mentor does not post or discuss final grades after the
conclusion of the course. If grades are made
available online, be advised that in the case of error
the grade you receive from the registrar is your official
grade. Grade changes will be made only in cases of data
or computation error. Please do not ask, beg, or otherwise
attempt to change a properly computed grade.
This course outline is
intended to define much of what will happen throughout this
course. Changes are possible. Any changes will be clearly presented
to the class and will often include class discussion. Changes
will apply to all students enrolled in this course, without
regard to whether they were involved in the discussion.