Conditions for giving an incomplete.
When requesting an incomplete, the student must:
have a passing grade (C
or above) up to that point in the class.
have completed at least 2/3 of the course work up to that point.
present a formal document regarding the nature of emergency or the medical problem.
Invalid reasons for requesting an incomplete.
Falling behind in this course or a heavy work load in other courses are not acceptable reasons
for requesting an incomplete.
If you miss a midterm (for whatever reasons), you will
qualify for an incomplete, as your
grade before the final exam will include a 0 on that midterm, which will not have been “resurrected”
by the final at the time of requesting the incomplete grade.
The Mathematics Department, and in particular, the instructor and the GSIs in this course,
expect that students in mathematics courses will not engage in cheating or plagiarism.
Due to the online format of this course,
Specific Honor Code and Exam Instructions
for the exams and quizzes for this course will be provided in due time.
The following is adapted from the Math Department web page to our course. Read it for general
understanding of cheating and honor code and adapt it to the present online circumstances by
following the Specific Honor Code and Exam Instructions that will be provided by the instructor.
What does cheating mean?
Broadly speaking, cheating means violating the policies of a
course or of the university in order to gain an unfair advantage over fellow students. A particular
kind of cheating is plagiarism, which means taking credit for someone else’s work. Cheating and
plagiarism hurt your fellow students in the short term, they hurt the cheater in the long term, and
they will not be tolerated. On exams, the most basic type of cheating is copying off of someone
Graders easily spot when two exam papers look unusually similar, or have similar
(wrong or correct) answers, calculations, ideas, or thought structure, even if written in different
words or order of words. Even glancing at someone else’s paper to check your answer is cheating. If
you write the correct answer to a computational problem without any justification or with a bogus
justification leading to that answer, this raises strong suspicions that you cheated, on top of not
receiving any credit anyways due to the lack of correct justification.