GROUND RULES for MA 15900
• CLASS PERIOD
to attend every class meeting.
Before coming to a lecture
, it is highly recommended that students
read the appropriate sections of the text and
attempt some of the homework problems
. Instructors may not have time to
cover every topic in class.
The homework will be completed and graded online. Written homework
be collected. However,
doing all the
homework problems is essential for success in this course and is certainly your best way to be prepared for quizzes
The six lowest online homework grades will not be counted at the end of the semester.
A quiz will be given every Tu. and Th. starting on Tu. 1/10/2012, except on exam days.
No make-up or early quizzes
will be given for any reason.
The four lowest quiz grades will not be counted at the end of the semester. To have a fifth
quiz grade (or more) not counted will require
acceptable written justification for having missed all five (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: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 8:00-9:30 PM
EXAM 2: Thursday, March 1, 2012, 8:00-9:30 PM
EXAM 3: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 8:00-9:30 PM
If there are special circumstances that may affect your ability to successfully complete an exam (illness, family
taking an exam you should definitely speak with the course coordinator, Owen Davis
– even if you must
do so at the exam site. The course coordinator will advise you of your options.
**If you miss an Exam:
Contact the course coordinator, Owen Davis
immediately, or as soon as the
can only be approved by the course coordinator, Owen Davis (MATH 812).
If you miss the exam
for a non-valid reason
, a make-up exam
be allowed, but a
will be 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 an exam.
**If you have an academic conflict
(such as another exam or class at the same time) or other foreseeable conflict with an evening
exam, you should contact Owen Davis
no later than two business days before the exam takes place.
During Exams - No one will be allowed to leave the exam site for the first 25 minutes of the exam.
After that time, no one
will be allowed to enter the exam site and take the exam. Students arriving after 25 minutes will be allowed to take the make-up exam.
If they arrived late for a non-valid reason, a grade penalty will be deducted from the make-up exam score.