Students are expected to attend all classes in which they are enrolled. A department may require a student to withdraw from a course if the student is registered in another course that conflicts with it in time. An instructor may refuse a student admission to a lecture because of lateness, misconduct, inattention or failure to meet the responsibilities of the course. Students who neglect their academic work, including assignments, may be refused permission to write the final examination in a course. Students who are absent because of illness, an accident or family affliction should report to me upon their return to classes. Aside from attending for the sake of attending, I create several incentives for students to come to class. Those incentives include: (1) circulating the questions for your Blog Entries and Comments, (2) administering reading quizzes when class attendance is low and discussion is not active, and (3) lecturing on topics relevant to your Final Project and Blog Entries.
If a student misses more than 20% of the scheduled class meetings (without documentation of illness, accident, or family affliction), then he or she may not be able to qualify to submit the Final Project or Audit.
Late and Missed Submissions
If writing assignments (i.e., Blog Entries, Comments, and the Project Proposal) are submitted after the beginning of the class period during which they are due, credit will be deducted by 1/3 of a letter-grade per day, starting with the due date. Extension of a due date must be negotiated with me in advance, and medical or other emergency exceptions to this policy must be properly documented. Barring extenuating circumstances, I will not accept the Final Project or Audit after it is due. Students are required to complete the Final Project and Audit in order to receive a passing grade for the course.
With the exception of holidays and weekends, I respond to student emails within twenty-four hours.
The University of Victoria is committed to promoting, providing, and protecting a positive, supportive, and safe working and learning environment for all its members. Students and faculty members are expected to adhere to the UVic human rights policy. Students should alert me immediately if they have any questions about this policy and its application, or if they have concerns about course proceedings or participants.
Students are expected to adhere to the UVic academic integrity policy. Violations of this policy will result in a failing grade for the given assignment and may additionally result in a failing grade for the course. By taking this course, students agree that all submitted assignments may be subject to an originality review.
Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome in this course. In particular, if you have a disability/health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me and/or the Resource Centre for Students with a Disability (RCSD) as soon as possible. The RCSD staff are available by appointment to assess specific needs, provide referrals and arrange appropriate accommodations. The sooner you let us know your needs, the quicker we can assist you in achieving your learning goals in this course.
The schedule is subject to change. If and when it is changed, I will make a formal announcement in class and revise this site accordingly.