General course advice and policies - ACADEMIC INTEGRITY...

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: - What should I do if I know somebody is cheating? o Cheating is a serious offense that gives an unfair and undeserved advantage to the person who cheats. I will follow up on every lead I get on cheating in order to stop it from happening. I see how much time and effort some students put in to get a good grade, and I consider that cheating minimizes these students’ efforts, and shapes up students to continue this behavior in their life after college. Ultimately, cheating means acknowledging that one is not good enough to obtain a good grade on his/her own merit. - What are the consequences of cheating? o If your homework is found to be (mostly) identical with another student’s homework, you will both receive a zero score for that homework. Any dropped scores in calculating the homework final grade of both students involved will automatically be revoked. If the offense repeats, you will be reported to Student Affairs AND you will receive an R in the class. o If you are found cheating on an exam (any type of cheating: writing on your hand or other body parts, using external materials, etc.), you will be reported to Student Affairs AND you will receive an R in the class. CLASS ETIQUETTE - Can I eat during lecture? o Only foods that do not smell. Keep the noise to a minimum. - Can I use my cell phone during class? o No. Talking on the cell phone or texting during class is not permitted.. - Can I use a laptop during class? o You may use a laptop for taking notes during class. This is the only instance in which you are allowed to use a laptop. - Is there any standard etiquette for email correspondence? o You may address me by my first name (Dana) or as “Professor Mihai” or “Dr. Mihai”, I have no preference for a specific one. o If your email is in regard to a request for any grade information, you should include your recitation section letter.