- 1 Course Requirements
- 1.1 Computers, Tablets, Phones & Electronic Devices Not Permitted In Class - 1st Class is an Exception
- 1.2 Attendance & Absences
- 1.3 Missed Classes
- 1.4 Learning Management System
- 1.5 Using Google Docs
- 1.6 Homework
- 1.7 Class Participation
- 1.8 Due Dates & Assignments
- 1.9 Classroom behavior
- 1.10 Disability & Accommodations
Computers, Tablets, Phones & Electronic Devices Not Permitted In Class - 1st Class is an Exception
- (: 'ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES - i.e., LAPTOPS, NOTEBOOKS, TABLETS, PHONE AND ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED. - FIRST CLASS OK)
- Phones are to be turned off for the duration of the class.
- Texting is not permitted.
- Bring a Pen / Pencil and Paper to Class to take notes.
Attendance & Absences
- Students are expected to attend class on-time, participate and contribute with substantive ideas and comments (vs. rah-rah) individually (as called upon by the instructor); in pairs and in groups.
- Work is monitored and evaluated by the instructor.
- Absences affect the learning experience - yours and your classmates. If you are more than 15 minutes late for class, it will count as an absence. This is STRICTLY ENFORCED.
- This is a short course. A 2nd absence may result in failure of the course. If you are absent for any reason, you are responsible for the information presented in class and any assignments submitted.
- If you know in advance that you are going to be absent, it is your responsibility to let the Instructor know via email. You are still responsible for readings, review of slides and content and readings. Absence from class is NOT an excuse for late or missing work.
- (: If you know you are going to be absent with a legitimate reason (i.e., religious holiday, medical note), please go to: https://sims.rutgers.edu/ssra/)
- (: STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO OBTAIN MISSED CLASS CONTENT FROM THE LMS AND/OR GOOGLE DOCS FROM CLASSMATES. THE INSTRUCTOR WILL NOT REVIEW THE CONTENT, READINGS OR MATIERALS.)
- If you are going to be absent, you must submit all work that is due by 11:00 PM the day of class.
- If you are absent, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING ALL OF THE CLASS LECTURE INFORMATION AND NOTES including possible adjustments to the course calendar.
- READ SAKAI AND/OR CANVAS TO GET THE LATESTS ANNOUNCEMENTS.
- Get these from a classmate and/or the Canvas (LMS) site BEFORE asking to see me for extra help; I cannot be solely responsible for helping every absentee student catch up.
- Be smart and get this info BEFORE the next class in case the next class is affected (e.g. I give an extra assignment, I move the location, I change the reading or a due date, etc.).
- Besides, you can only stay up to date if you make up missed work immediately.
- Quizzes and class exercises cannot be made up if you're not here.
Learning Management System
- Depending on the course, we use either Sakai (https://sakai.rutgers.edu) OR Canvas (https://canvas.rutgers.edu) as our Learning Management System (LMS) + the primary means of Communication.
- Every student is responsible for any information conveyed via the LMS. Be sure that you are able to receive announcements through this platform. Check your email inbox to ensure you are receiving emails.
Using Google Docs
- Some assignments are to be submitted via the Learning Management System; others Google Docs
- Be sure that you are familiar with the functionality of both.
- The standard format for written assignments (unless stated otherwise) is MLA-style, using 12 point Times New Roman font, single-spaced, with one-inch margins (i.e., 500 words per page).
- Documents MUST be named this way: FirstName LastName_Assignment Name (For example, 'RandyFisher'_Final Paper).
- For some assignments, we will use www.turnitin.com
- Homework is required in this course.
- Plan your time and activities to meet the requirements and deadlines specified in the course.
- Class participation is required in class and online - in terms of quality and quantity - Students are REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FULL ATTENTION AND PARTICIPATION.
Due Dates & Assignments
- All assignments must be submitted ONLINE (No Hard / Print Copies accepted)
- Blog Posts are to be submitted as a "Blog Post"
- All required assignments MUST be submitted to pass the course. Late Assignments (i.e., timestamped or received 11:56 PM) will NOT be accepted or graded. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- It is the University policy that free discussion, inquiry, and expression are encouraged in class.
- However, classroom behavior that interferes with either (a) the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or (b) the ability of students to benefit from the instruction is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
- Examples may include routinely entering class late or departing early; use of beepers, cellular telephones, or other electronic devices; repeatedly talking in class without being recognized; talking while others are speaking; or arguing in a way that is perceived as “crossing the civility line.”
- In the event of a situation where a student legitimately needs to carry a beeper/cellular telephone to class, prior notice and approval of the instructor is required.
- Classroom behavior which is deemed inappropriate and cannot be resolved by the student and the faculty member may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct (http://studentconduct.rutgers.edu/) for administrative or disciplinary review as per the Code of Student Conduct which may be found at https://slwordpress.rutgers.edu/studentconduct/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2017/05/UCSC2016.pd
Disability & Accommodations
If you are a qualified student with a disability seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are required to self-identify with the Office of Disability Services. (https://ods.rutgers.edu/).
- (: THE INSTRUCTOR WILL NOT GRANT ACCOMMODATIONS WITHOUT OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FROM THE RUTGERS OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES.)
- The classroom is not a place for children or animals (pets).
- Students are NOT permitted to bring family members or pets for daycare or baby sitting. Service animals are acceptable.