INFO I300: Course Policies

Prerequisites: info i101, info i202

Classroom Policies
Attendance will not be taken every since class, however we will be completing several assignments during class time. We are completing a 3 credit hour course in 6 weeks, so missing one class can put you behind the rest of the class pretty quickly.

Please check for conflicts between class days and religious holidays, holy days, and the like. We can make arrangements, but it is crucial that we are aware of them ahead of time. make sure if you are leaving for a vacation that you purchase any tickets or make plans for AFTER the course has ended.

If you need special accommodations that may require special arrangements please let us know during the first two weeks of class by email or in person.

Required Materials

We prefer that students take notes using a notebook or sketchbook, however if you prefer using a laptop that is fine.

There are TWO requirements for this course:

  • ONE pack of 3×5 notecards. (White, lined if possible)
  • TWO packs of post its (2 different colors if possible)

Laptops

We ask that you bring a laptop to class, but ask that you are on task during class.

Communication

Class announcements will be made via Canvas and via email – please be sure to frequently check your email. i will try our best to return your emails to us within 24 hrs – although, please understand that there may be times that it may be a little longer(especially over the weekend and during holidays).

Please ensure that your Canvas settings are set up so that you are receiving “notifications” from canvas. Your email/discussion/announcement notification settings should be set so that you receive your notifications immediately.

Please DO NOT use Canvas messaging to send an email – please send all correspondence using your IU email account. You may also use the Canvas discussion board for any questions that you may have.

Grading

  • 15% in class lecture assignments, reading assignments, & participation
  • 10% project one
  • 10% project two
  • 15% project three
  • 15% midterm
  • 35% final project

Grading Scale

  • A+ (99)
  • A (93)
  • A- (90)
  • B+ (87)
  • B (83)
  • B- (80)
  • C+ (77)
  • C (73)
  • C- (70)
  • D+ (67)
  • D (63)
  • D- (60)
    * Grades do NOT round up

Assignments
In i300, virtually ALL assignments will be submitted electronically via Oncourse. this is done in the “assignments” section if Oncourse in the appropriate assignment drop box. assignments will be sent through turn-it-in. you will only be able to upload your assignment a maximum of 2 times, so please be sure you use those uploads wisely.

Be sure that you are receiving a confirmation email that your assignment was uploaded correctly.

Late assignments will be accepted, however 1/2 of the total assignment grade will be taken off per 24 hours that an assignment is late.

We have high expectations for your assignments – we expect you to turn in original, thoughtful work that has been properly edited (grammar, spelling, structure, etc…) and will grade each assignment looking for these details in addition to ensuring that the assignment covers all requested requirements. Be sure that your assignments are in your own words, and that any claims that you make in your assignments are properly supported by research (as needed) and cited correctly (in-line AND works cited – MLA/APA is fine).

You MAY NOT use assignments or work that you have completed for another class – we consider this academic misconduct and treat the case and such. If you have a question about this, please contact us and let us know.

Office Hours
Office hours are by appointment. please email us anytime for an appointment. best times to meet are before/after class meetings.

University Policies
The Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct is located here http://www.dsa.indiana.edu/Code. Please review it for any questions you may have.

Academic/Personal Misconduct
INFO I300 adheres to ALL University policies including those that are included in the Student Code of Conduct. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for any harassment, disrespectful behaviors, and the like. ANY and ALL instances of such will be dealt with quickly and will follow all formal University policies and procedures.

Academic misconduct is also taken extremely seriously – please be sure to ALWAYS carefully cite all of your work. Use MLA/APA, give credit when due, use quotation marks, provide works cited. If you have questions, please let me know ASAP. I MUST report anything that we consider to be academic misconduct, so please TRIPLE check your work. ANY and ALL instances of academic misconduct will be dealt with quickly and will follow all formal University policies and procedures.

Be sure that your assignments are in your own words, and that any claims that you make in your assignments are properly supported by research (as needed) and cited correctly (in-line AND works cited – MLA/APA is fine).

You MAY NOT use assignments or work that you have completed for another class or anything else (ServeIT, internships, etc…) – we consider this academic misconduct and treat the case and such. If you have a question about this, please contact us and let us know.

Questions?
Utilize your fellow students, Canvas, and other online resources if you have questions. please do not hesitate to ask me questions during class, during office hours, or by email or IM.

SAFETY at Indiana University

As your instructors, one of our responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. Title IX and our own Sexual Misconduct policy prohibit sexual misconduct. If you have experienced sexual misconduct, or know someone who has, the University can help. You are encouraged to visit stopsexualviolence.iu.edu to learn more. If you are seeking help and would like to speak to someone confidentially, you can make an appointment with a Mental Health Counselor on campus (contact information availablehere.

It is also important that you know that federal regulations and University policy require instructors to promptly convey any known information about potential sexual misconduct to our Deputy Title IX Coordinator or IU’s Title IX Coordinator. In that event, they will work with a small number of others on campus to ensure that appropriate measures are taken and resources are made available to the student who may have been harmed. Protecting a student’s privacy is of utmost concern, and all involved will only share information with those that need to know to ensure the University can respond and assist.

Additionally, we have a action guide for any emergencies that may arise while you are on campus. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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