Policies and Resources

Attendance: Regular attendance is required. Credit will be given for in-class work and activities. A crucial element of the course includes participation, discussion, and in-class work. Coming late to class or leaving early on a regular basis will also accumulate and affect your grade. Missing class will reduce your final grade.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS. You are also responsible for getting class notes and handouts from your classmates or from me when necessary. If you miss class when we have an in-class quiz or other graded, in-class work, you will not be able to make up those points.

Cell Phones and electronics: Turn them off; put them away; no text-messaging or etc. cell phone use during class. Put away all electronic devices for the duration of the class. No cell phones will be used for reading assignments in class.

Class Cancellation Policy: Should an emergency arise that will prevent me from teaching a class, please continue with regularly scheduled assignments and check your emich email for further instruction.

Plagiarism and Academic Honesty: Plagiarism is defined as the intentional and deliberate use of someone else’s work or ideas and claiming them as your own. If you use another’s words or ideas without citing them you may be in danger of plagiarizing. The use of an outside source, including electronic sources, in any assignment without appropriate acknowledgement is plagiarism. It is unethical to present as one’s own work the ideas, words or representations of another without properly identifying the source. It is the student’s responsibility to give credit for any quotation, idea, or information borrowed from an outside source. Any instance of plagiarism may result in a failing grade on the assignment or in the course.

Students with Disabilities:The EMU Students With Disabilities Office (SWD) provides accommodations for students with disabilities and assists faculty and staff with the implementation of those accommodations.

SWD also provides technical assistance, consultation, and training to departments on campus and organizations in the community regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Disability Awareness, Inclusion and Accessibility. Web: http://www.emich.edu/disabilities/

Counseling Services: Our mission is to help students resolve personal difficulties, acquire skills to cope with life problems and grow in ways that will allow them to take full advantage of their educational experience at Eastern Michigan University. 313 Snow Health Center; Telephone: 734.487.1118  Web: http://www.emich.edu/uhs/counseling.html

The University Writing Center (115 Halle Library; 487-0694) offers one-to-one writing consulting for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students can make appointments or drop in between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. The UWC opens for the Fall 2015 semester on Monday, September 14 and will close on Monday, December 14. Students are encouraged to come to the UWC at any stage of the writing process.

The UWC also has several satellite locations across campus (in Owen, Marshall, Pray-Harrold, and Mark Jefferson). These satellites provide drop-in writing support to students in various colleges and programs. Satellite locations and hours can be found on the UWC web site: http://www.emich.edu/uwc. UWC writing consultants also work in the Academic Projects Center (116 Halle Library), which offers drop-in consulting for students on writing, research, and technology-related issues. The APC is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Additional information about the APC can be found at http://www.emich.edu/apc.

Students seeking writing support at any location of the University Writing Center should bring a draft of their writing (along with any relevant instructions or rubrics) to work on during the consultation.