Course Policies

Prof. J Reitz
NYC College of Technology, Summer 2012

Course and Section:  Math 1272 Statistics, Section 0957
Class Meets: M/T/Th 8:30am – 11:00am, Namm 522
Book:  Prem S. Mann, Introductory Statistics, 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. NOTE: you MUST purchase access to the WileyPLUS website along with your textbook (see below)
Calculator: A scientific calculator is required. We recommend the TI-30X IIS or similar.
Office:   Namm N707
Office Hours:  Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30

OpenLab:  The class website will be on the OpenLab ( The site contains important information about the course, and will be used in various ways throughout the semester.  The address for the class website is:
WileyPlus:  Homework for this class will be completed on the WileyPlus Homework website:

Grading (percent / letter grade correspondence):

A = 93.0 — 100
A- = 90.0 — 92.9
B+ = 87.0 — 89.9
B = 83.0 — 86.9
B- = 80.0 — 82.9
C+ = 77.0 — 79.9
C = 70.0 — 76.9
D = 60.0 — 69.9
F = 0 — 59.9
W = withdrawal up to 6/18/12
WF = withdrawal after 6/18/12 (WF = F)
NOTE: Withdraw before 6/18/12 to avoid an F or WF

Grading (how your grade is calculated):
Homework (25%): You must earn 500 homework points.  Homework will be assigned for each class through the WileyPlus website and must be completed by the following Monday evening (11pm).  The homework assignments total 633 points for the semester, which means you will not need to complete all of the assigned problems to earn the required 500 points.  Additional points will count as bonus credit.
OpenLab participation (10%): You will be participating in the OpenLab (website) by posting and making comments each week in response to assigned readings, homework problems, and so on. Your first assignment is to register for the OpenLab and join this class (go to the course website for instructions). Further assignments will be posted on the OpenLab.
In-Class Exams (40%): There will be 3 exams during the semester (not including the final).  No makeup exams will be given.  If you miss an exam for a valid reason, your final exam score will take the place of the missing exam.
Final Exam (25%): A final exam is given on the last day of class covering all topics. The final exam must be taken to pass the course.

Attendance:  Absence is permitted only with a valid reason. Anything in excess of 10% of the total number of class meetings is considered excessive absence (more than 2 absences).
Lateness:  Two latenesses count as one absence.
Records: Records should be kept by every student of all grades received, exam papers, other work completed and any absences.
Academic Integrity: The New York City College of Technology Policy on Academic Integrity: Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion. The complete text of the College policy on Academic Integrity may be found on p. 64 of the catalog.


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