5.5 Important Statements
- By default, a student who misses two class meetings in a row fails the course.
- By default, a student who misses any three class meetings during the semester fails the course.
- Late entries, early departures, disruptive behavior, and/or lack of preparation may accumulate as absences.
University Disability Statement
If you have a disability that requires instructor consideration please contact the Director
of Disability Services at 724-838-4295. It is recommended that this be
accomplished by the second week of class. If you need accommodations for
successful participation in class activities prior to your appointment at the
Disability Services Office, you should offer information in writing that
includes suggestions for assistance in participating in and completing class
assignments. It is not necessary to disclose the nature of your
University Academic Integrity Policy
Any unreferenced use of the written or spoken material of another, or of previously submitted work of the student's own, constitutes plagiarism.Please not that paraphrasing (putting something into your own words) without adequately referencing the source is also plagiarism. Helpful information is available at the following web site: Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Recognize and Avoid It. Plagiarism or any other infraction of academic integrity on a reflection paper, exercise, or other work will also result in a zero. Plagiarism or any other infraction of academic integrity on any part of a sequenced assignment may result in a zero for the whole assignment.
This course assumes that you have completed Freshman Comp and/or STW, that you understand what plagiarism is, and that you know how and why you should avoid it.
See also "Plagiarism (and Academic Integrity)."