To avoid distracting yourself, your fellow students, and me, please do the following:
You are welcome to bring beverages such as water, coffee, and sodas to class. Food is okay if it's not messy or distracting.
Your other options are to send me an e-mail to ask a question or to set up a meeting outside of my office hours. When sending an e-mail to set up a meeting, please include your full availability (days and times). If your question seems of interest to the class in general, I will likely ask you to post it to the discussion board.
To help me be efficient and effective by having uninterrupted blocks of time to work, please do not visit outside of office hours without an appointment and please do not call me on the phone, except in very urgent circumstances.
To help preserve the grader's eyes and sanity, :) please make homeworks readable and understandable, and staple multiple sheets together. Typing your solutions is greatly appreciated. If the grader has trouble reading your work or understanding what you've done, your answers will get partial or no credit, even if it can finally be determined that they're correct. Your homework solutions must be precise and detailed, in order to convince the grader that you've understood all the details.
You may discuss homeworks and projects at a high level, but you must do the actual work alone. Assignments that show excessive similarities will be forwarded to the Committee on Academic Misconduct. See Academic Integrity below for more information.
Grade disputes are handled by whoever did the grading. (The grader grades the homeworks and projects, and I grade the exams.) We will happily give back points when we've made mistakes. However, to discourage frivolous regrade requests, we may regrade the entire assignment, which could actually lower your grade. You may dispute grading for up to one week after an assignment or exam is handed back.
If you'll miss an exam or assignment for an excusable reason, I'll try to accommodate it. Let me know as early as possible.
You may discuss homeworks and projects with other people at a very high level, but you must actually do each assignment by yourself.
Although you should avoid receiving significant, specific help from any source, if you do receive such help, you must explicitly acknowledge the source and nature of the help (i.e., add a written note on the assignment). If the help seems unreasonable, you might lose some or all points, but there won't be any academic integrity consequences, since you acknowledged the help you received.
I am obligated by University Rules to report any suspected violation to the Committee on Academic Misconduct (COAM). COAM decides whether a violation has occurred and, if so, what the penalty will be, which can include a failing grade and suspension or dismissal from the University.
Suggestions and Rules for maintaining academic integrity