Each week you will begin a new lab. This lab will be due the following Tuesday at 1:00pm. If you cannot make it to the lab session, you can upload your completed lab to Sakai prior to the lab session. If you turn it in after the due date, it will be considered late. For each day that a lab is late, you will lose an additional 10%. Labs will not be accepted after 7 late days. Penalties are based on when the assignment is TURNED IN, not when it was run on the computer.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE KEEP YOUR RETURNED GRADED LABS WITH YOU UNTIL THE END OF THE SEMESTER AS A PROOF IN CASE YOUR LAB SCORES HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY RECORDED.Lab attendance is REQUIRED!
A place is reserved for you during lab time. It is the only time you can be GUARANTEED access to a machine, the lab materials, the software and the Teaching Assistant (TA). To receive full credit for attendance, you must attend the lab session until you have COMPLETED the lab being worked on that day, NOT the one that is due. If you leave early without turning in that day’s lab, it will be considered an absence.
Keep your TA informed about planned absences. Send email just prior to or immediately after any absence from LAB, even if you’ve told the TA ahead of time. This makes record keeping so much easier.
You are allowed only one absence from lab and you should save it for when you are sick – you are still required to turn in the lab assignment by the due date. Notes attesting to visits to the infirmary will NOT result in an excused absence from lab.
Attendance is MANDATORY for all exams. If an exam is missed because of an excused absence, it cannot be taken later and it will not be included in the computation of the final grade; the other exams will be weighted extra. If an exam is missed because of an unexcused absence, it cannot be taken later, and a score of 0 will be included in the computation of the final grade.
The Final Exam is cumulative. Final Exam Schedules are not known until halfway into the course. Do not plan to leave before the end of exam period. This class has often had its final on the last possible day.
Please be advised that the University of Delaware Academic Honesty & Dishonesty Policy is taken seriously by this Instructor and NOTE WELL that it will be followed in the conduct of this course. This policy covers all forms of
Plagiarism, including “copying, or allowing another student to copy, a computer file that contains another student’s assignment, and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one’s own” and “working together on an assignment, sharing the computer files and programs involved, and then submitting individual copies of the assignment as one’s own individual work”;
Fabrication, including “submitting as your own any academic exercise (e.g., written work, printing, sculpture, etc.) prepared totally or in part by another”;
Cheating, including “copying from another student’s test paper, allowing another student to copy from a test paper, collaborating on a test, quiz, or other project with any other person(s) without authorization”; and
Academic Misconduct, including “other academically dishonest acts such as … taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of an unadministered test”.