MAT 125: Web Design 1: Fundamentals : CLASS POLICIES

Class Participation ..
You are responsible for all lectures, announcements, and assignments. If you stop participating in the class, YOU are responsible for dropping the class. The instructor will not automatically drop you. To drop the course you must file a drop card with the Office of Admissions and Records before the official drop date, or a failing grade will be recorded on your permanent record.

Project Evaluations ..
Each exercise is given a set point value. The points are awarded by how well your project meets specific criteria including coding correctly, project functionality (does it work?), meeting the project requirements, your effort, and meeting the deadline. A Project Evaluation Sheet will be posted on this web site for each project, which numerically rates your performance on each criteria. For each class period a project is late, points will be deducted from the total, based upon the projects total value. When stated in advance, the instructor may refuse to accept late projects, considering this to be a "0". If you are unhappy with a project evaluation, you may rework the project before the end of the term for a higher grade, as long as two criteria are met: the original project was turned in by the deadline, and there a significant effort made to solve the problem. For clarification on what is considered "significant", email the instructor. Re-doing projects for a higher value is always encouraged.

Final Grades ..
Final grades are based upon the sum totals of all the exercises and projects required throughout the semester. These numerical evaluations are awarded based on how well you meet or exceed the basic competencies of the the projects, and of the class. Your final grade is also influenced by the following criteria: working habits, or lack thereof; late work; your potential, and how much you realize that potential; class participation, including critiques; and your improvement over the term.

Plagiarism ..
Turning in work that someone else has completed, and claiming it as your own, is considered plagiarism, and it is an EXTREMELY serious situation. You should be aware of the MiraCosta plagiarism statement in the catalog. If there is any doubt, ask the instructor. If you don't ask or get clarification from the instructor, and you are caught plagiarizing, you may receive an F for the project, you may fail the class, or you may be dealt with at the administrative level, as determined by the seriousness of the situation. If the instructor suspects plagiarism has occurred, where two students work appears to be the same, or nearly so, both parties involved will receive an F (zero points) for the entire assignment unless the guilty party admits responsibility. Objections to any determination of guilt or innocence should be brought before the instructor, who will determine an appropriate course of action.

Academic Freedom VS Harassment ..
If you should find yourself subjected to offensive content, either sexual or otherwise, when reviewing another students work, you should inform your instructor of this situation at the first opportunity.

Incompletes ..
As a general rule, incompletes are not issued. An Incomplete will only be granted in extreme situations, whereupon a contract of completion, written by the student, is to be drawn up and signed by the instructor, the Chair of the Department, and the student. Incompletes must be finished by the end of the next semester, or it will automatically convert to a failing grade.

Students with disabilities ..
Students with disabilities, whether physical, learning, or psychological, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact Disabled Students Programs & Services as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely manner. Their phone number is 795-6658 and they are located in Building 3000-Student Services, Room 3009, adjacent to Parking Lot 3C.