You may take two unexcused absences during the course. Beyond those, each absence will reduce your course grade substantially, and more than five absences will result in a failing grade. Professional conventions also ask you to alert us ahead of time if you will be missing class on a day when you are scheduled to present materials to the class, or to participate in workshop activities.
Should you miss a class or a workshop for any reason, it is your responsibility to find out from classmates & colleagues what you missed and to get copies of handouts or other materials.
Academic Integrity Policy
Plagiarism is a serious offense, one whose sanctions range from a reduction in grades to expulsion from the University. According to the Office of Student Affairs, “Anything less than total commitment to honesty undermines the efforts of the entire academic community. Both students and faculty are responsible for insuring the academic integrity of the university.”
Definitions of Academic Dishonesty
- Plagiarism: copying another’s work or ideas and calling them one’s own or not giving proper credit or citation.
- Cheating: intentional use of any unauthorized study aids, equipment, or another’s work during an academic exercise.
- Fabrication: intentional falsification or invention of any information or citation during an academic exercise without proper authorization.
- Facilitating academic dishonesty: allowing or helping another individual to plagiarize, cheat, or fabricate information.
I am always available to discuss any plagiarism or other intellectual property concerns or questions you might have for this or for any other class.
MTU complies with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for equal access to education and services at MTU, please call the Associate Dean of Students, at 7-2212. For other concerns about discrimination, you may contact your advisor, department head or the Affirmative Action Office at 7-3310. All discussions are confidential.