• There are no repeat performances of class sessions. If you happ en to be absent, do not ask me: “Did I miss anything important in class?” because I will always respond with, “Yes, you missed the most important session of the semester.” Instead, ask a classmate to sha re notes with you (and likewise share freely with them). Forming collaborative partnerships with your classmates will dramatically increase your chances of successfully completing and enjoying this course. • Please refrain from texting or taking phone calls while class is in session. Power -off your cell phones upon entering the classroom. It is acceptable to bring laptops for use within the classroom, as long as it does not distract you or others from fully participating in the class activities and discussion. Beware of the multi-tasking trap: Some students believe they are capable of texting and effectively listening and participating simultaneously when reality proves much more difficult. Know yourself — strengths as well as limitations. • All written work should adhere to university standards for writing (see specifics at ). All formal written assignments must be word-processed. • There are no make -up quizzes. If you know you will be missing a particular class session, please let me know at least one week in advance . Note that quiz points translate directly into percentage points for your overall course grade. • I expect you to do your own work for this course, work indepen dently, and give credit for all
materials used in your assignments. As an MSU student you are responsible for knowing and adhering to the university policies on academic honesty, including citation of all source materials. All students who engage in dishonest acts such as cheating and/or plagiarism will be subject to disciplinary action, which includes failure of the course and possible expulsion from the university. Violations of academic honesty are listed at student-conduct/code conduct/#academicdishonesty. • If you receive an assignment back and are confused or disagree with assigned grade, I encourage you to discuss it with me. I do require that you wait at least 12 hours after receiving your quiz, essay, assignment and any other issues before contacting me (a “cooling period”) so that our discussion can be the most fruitful. • In the event of a campus power outage or inclement weather, phone the We ather Hotline prior to coming to class or campus: (973) 655-7810.
- Fall '16
- Economics, Federal Reserve bank