Attendance, participation, an attitude of fortitude, and making the effort in this class is critical to your success. You will fall behind very quickly if you don’t attend class and your proficiency and final grade will suffer. You can’t learn and apply what you’re learning if you aren’t present physically and mentally.
If you must miss a class because of illness or an unexpected emergency you must contact the instructor within 24 hours of your absence either by e-mail or phone, and provide written documentation of your excuse (e.g., doctor’s note) within one week of your absence in order for the absence to be considered excused. If you know in advance that you must miss class for a university related activity (e.g. athletic event, academic competition) or religious observance, you must notify the instructor in writing at least one class session before you will miss class in order for it to be considered excused.
During the semester, class may be cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather or other reasons. Please pay attention to emails or news posts on D2L notifying you of cancellations or delays.
Back Up Your Work Dedicated cloud storage, (dropbox is gr8) a flash drive or an external hard drive is required for this course. Bring it with you or have access during every class meeting. It is a prudent to frequently back up your course work. Data loss of any type is not an excuse for missed deadlines. It is each individual student’s responsibility to ensure that they have current copies of their digital data.
Desire2Learn | D2L This course will utilize the Desire2Learn program. On this course site, you will find course information, class related announcements, and supplemental information. You are responsible for checking this web site on a regular basis and will be held accountable for all information on this web page. You can access D2L at: http://d2l.mu.edu – your user name and password will be the same as your Checkmarq user name and password.
Course Companion Website In addition to a D2L course site, I’ve developed a mobile-friendly course site: muviscomm.com
University Policy on Academic Dishonesty
Marquette University is committed to developing the whole person, spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and ethically. As an institution of higher education, love of truth is at the center of the university’s enterprise, and academic honesty, in all its forms, is an explicit value of the university.
The development and practice of academic honesty and integrity, both inside and outside the classroom, are expectations for all members of the university community. In order to cultivateacademic honesty in its students, instructors take every opportunity to help students appreciate both the process and the principles of academic integrity.
Academic honesty can be best understood by academic ethical standards guiding faculty in their work. That is to say, an individual’s contributions, in terms of words and scholarly findings, belong to him or her alone. Furthermore, the integrity of that which one claims to be scholarly knowledge rests on the accurate demonstration of the assumptions and reasoning that produced it.
These standards are used as the implicit basis for teaching and learning in the university. In order for instructors to fairly assess the quality and quantity of a student’s learning as determined by work that students represent as their own, a relationship of trust between instructor and student is essential. Because violations of academic integrity most often involve, but are not limited to, efforts to deceive instructors, they represent a breach of the trust relationship between instructor and student, and undermine the core values of the university.
Do your own original work and cite all sources when conducting research projects. The penalty for turning in work that is not your own will result in an "F" grade for the course and possible academic expulsion.
email You should note Marquette University’s policy on e-mail: “Email is an appropriate and preferred method for official communication by Marquette with students unless otherwise prohibited by law. The university has the right to send official communication to students by email with the assumption that students will receive, read and, if necessary, act in a timely manner based upon these emails.” If I need to contact you outside of class, I will use your Marquette University e-mail address. I will expect that you will read and respond to this communication.
Special Needs Please inform me during the first week of class if you have any conditions that may limit or affect your ability to participate in this course so that we can make necessary arrangements. You may also contact the Office of Student Educational Services (OSES), located in AMU 317 (288-3270) for additional information see also: www.marquette.edu/oses.
Counseling Center Sometimes personal issues or health issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress, career uncertainty, and/or relationships, can interfere with your ability to function as a student. If you feel that this is happening to you, please contact the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center offers free, confidential counseling services for all full time students. For more information or to make an appointment, call 414-288-7172, or visit their website at www.marquette.edu/counseling.
Emergency Plans Every Marquette University campus building has emergency shelter and evacuation plans. Please familiarize yourself with the plans of each building in which you take classes or attend meetings. Make sure to note the routes to the lowest level of the buildings for shelter during inclement weather, as well as exits from the buildings in the event of fire or other emergency.