Decorum: Please turn off your cell phones, beepers, alarms, etc. and no sleeping, internet surfing, txt msgs while in lecture.
Plagiarism and Cheating: Presenting work by others as your own is completely unacceptable. Plagiarism includes using material from books or the Internet without acknowledging the source as well as submitting something written by someone else. Either will result in a 0 (zero) for that particular assignment/exam. A second instance will result in an automatic F for the course.
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.
New York City College of Technology Policy on Attendance:
You are expected to attend each class meeting. The college policy allows you to be absent without penalty for no more than 10% of the class instructional hours during the semester; that is 3 absences per semester for a class that meets twice a week, 1.5 absences per semester for a class that meets once a week. Students who are absent for more than 10% of the hours the course meets are subject to a designation of WU (unofficial withdrawal with penalty) rather than a final grade. The “WU” and “WN” count as an “F” in the computation of the GPA.
Absence from class is defined as any time the student’s physical body is not inside the assigned classroom (whether from non-attendance, lateness, taking unauthorized breaks, or leaving early). Absence is failure to attend any part of a class, from roll call to dismissal.