GROUND RULES for MA 15300
Students are expected to attend every class meeting and to read the appropriate sections of the text before coming to
class. Instructors may not have time to cover every topic in class.
A daily score will be given for almost every class, starting with the third one (Friday, 01/16/09). The daily score will
typically be a short, 2-3 question quiz covering the assignment due that day. Paper and pencil homework will only be
collected occasionally, as most of it is done online.
Completing each homework assignment (online or by hand) is
certainly your best way to be prepared for quizzes and exams.
No make-ups will be allowed for the daily scores or online homework, for any reason.
The four lowest scores for
each will not be counted. To have a fifth score (or more) not counted at the end of the semester will require
acceptable written justification for having missed the fifth (or more).
There are three multiple-choice, machine-graded evening exams scheduled for your class this semester. The dates are
as follows. (
Mark them on your calendar.)
EXAM 1: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 8:00-9:00 PM, Hall of Music
EXAM 2: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 8:00-9:00 PM, Hall of Music
EXAM 3: Monday, April 13, 2009, 6:30-7:30 PM, Hall of Music
Missing an Exam:
If you miss an exam for any reason, contact the course coordinator immediately and inform your
instructor. Make-up exams can only be approved
by the course coordinator, Cari Van Tuinen (MATH 810,
494-7920, firstname.lastname@example.org). Make-up exams will be allowed for valid reasons.
For non-valid reasons, a make-
be allowed with a
being deducted from the student’s earned score. Not knowing the right date,
time or location of an exam is NOT a valid reason for missing it and will thus be imposed by a grade penalty.
If you have an academic conflict with any of the evening exams (e.g. another exam or class at
the same time) you must let the course coordinator know no later than two business days before the exam takes place.
If you have an emergency situation that will prevent you from attending an evening exam you must
contact the course coordinator by telephone or in person (not by voice mail or e-mail) no later than 2:00 PM on the
day of the exam.
circumstances that prevent you from contacting the course coordinator (by phone or in