Attendance. Attendance to lectures is expected. Neither textbooks nor Web pages are a substitute for attendance. Your best strategy, therefore, is to come to class regularly,
listen carefully, and participate in the discussion. Attendance to recitation sessions is mandatory and will be recorded. Each unexcused absence will result in one letter grade penalty on the assignment being worked on at the time.
Absences. Absences will be excused only in cases of personal illness or emergency. Emergency means a circumstance beyond a student's reasonable control. In order for an absence to be excused, you must present a written verification of illness (download ?Medical Doc Form? from the ARCH 170 Homepage) or other appropriate written evidence of an emergency. Students who may be absent because of religious observances must inform the instructor of such absences in advance no later than September 15, 2007. You will be allowed to make up an exam only in the case of excused absences. Malfunctioning clocks are not considered a legitimate excuse for absence from an exam.
Academic Integrity. While you are encouraged to study and visit project locations with friends, we expect you to work individually on any assignment. This means that the entire assignment, including drafts, roughs, etc. must be executed solely by you. The work you present must be your own (not a copy of someone else's paper or drawing). If you work at a shared computer, you must make sure that your work is not available to others using the same computer. By the same token, you must not use in your assignment any part of another student's computer files or output. The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For a complete discussion of Academic Integrity consult the Undergraduate Catalogue or go to: http://www.studenthonorcouncil.umd.edu/whatis.html.
Due Dates. Assignments are due at the date and time specified in the assignment sheets. No late assignments will be accepted for any reason, except in the case of excused absences (see above). If an assignment is due on a religious holiday you observe, you will be given one extra day to complete the assignment for each day that holiday lasts, provided you have notified the instructor as stated above. All work must be complete; incompleteness will result in downgrading. Any project not submitted or exam not taken will receive a failing grade, except in the case of excused absences.
Grades. Your final grade for the course will be calculated as follows:
|Assignments|| ..50 %||(# 1@7%, #2@9%, #3@16; #4@ 18%)|
|Hourly Exams|| ..20 %|| (10% each)|
|Final Exam|| ..30 %|
Exams will be curved by assigning each exam the highest score as the maximum possible score. For example, if the highest score is 92 (instead of the customary 100), all students' scores will be adjusted statistically to reflect a maximum 92 points. This will not affect your score on the exam, but it will affect your final average. For the purpose of calculating grades, the following minimum scores correspond to letter grades:
Instructors. Your first contact person in case of questions, observations, problems, or suggestions is your Teaching Assistant. If you cannot resolve an issue with your TA, if you have a question that you think should be answered by the course instructors, or if the question involves grades and you have already discussed this with your TA, please contact Professor Eisenbach who is responsible for the course record-keeping. The best way to contact me is by e-mail: email@example.com. Please assist by putting ARCH 170 and the question in the subject line. I welcome student?s questions or comments. If you wish to speak with me in person outside of the lecture times, please make an appointment with the office staff by calling 5-6285.
- 97 = A+
- 93 = A
- 90 = A-
- 87 = B+
- 83 = B
- 80 = B-
- 77 = C+
- 73 = C
- 70 = C-
- 67 = D+
- 63 = D
- 60 = D-
- less than 60 = F