|Project (team grade)||20%|
Please note that it is against my policy to discuss grades on any exam, graded assignment or any other direct component of your final grade via e-Mail. If you would like to discuss how an exam or assignment was graded, please see me during office hours. If you are not available during office hours, please make an appointment with me for another time.
Please note that two weeks after a grade has been posted, the grade will be considered “final”. If you have an issue with a grade you are required to meet with me or make an appointment to meet with me during this two week period. After this two week period a grade will be considered “final” and is not up for discussion.
There will be three exams during the semester. The exams, including exam 3 which will be given the last day of class, will not be cumulative. Missed exams can only be made up in the case of documented and verifiable extreme emergency situations.
Please note that if we miss any classes for any reason (i.e. campus closed due to snow) and are unable to get back on schedule, we will be holding exam 3 during finals week in our regular classroom on the date and at the time assigned by the university. Please do not ask me when the exam will be held! Please check the exam schedule published by the university.
Please note that class discussions may not include everything that is covered by the textbook/articles/videos or your web research. If a certain topic is not covered in class it does not mean that you are not responsible for it. You will be responsible for everything in the relevant chapters in the textbook/articles/videos and your web research unless I specify.
10% of your final grade will be based on your contributions to class discussions and your team project. This component of your grade is completely subjective and assigned at the sole discretion of the instructor. Come to class prepared to discuss the required readings, videos and web research. The focus of the class will be discussing the material from the readings/research, not covering the material from the readings/research. I will assume that you have completed the required reading/research and can share a basic understanding of the material with the rest of the class. Attendance is not participation. Regular contributions to class discussions are required to earn a participation grade which will improve your final grade. If you fail to make regular contributions to class discussions, your participation grade will pull your final grade down. In addition, your contributions to the team project will be reviewed by your teammate(s). Their feedback on your contributions to the team project will be a major factor which influences this part of your grade.
Disability Resources and Services
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability, including special accommodations for access to technology resources and electronic instructional materials required for the course, should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation by the end of the second week of classes or as soon as practical. If you have not done so already, please contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to learn more about the resources available to you. I will work with DRS to coordinate reasonable accommodations for all students with documented disabilities.
Class Repeat policy
A grade of a ‘C or better’ is required for all MIS courses in order to move onto the next course in sequence. MIS students are ONLY permitted to repeat a course one time. Any MIS student repeating a course should seek the guidance of the Senior Program Specialist or their Fox School UG advisor. MIS majors WILL NOT be permitted to register for a course a third time. Each time a student registers for a course and earns a grade, including a “W” when withdrawing from a course, will count towards this limit.
Regular class attendance is mandatory. Missing class may impact your final grade. I expect you to arrive on time to class. If you miss a class it is your responsibility to catch up. Talk to your fellow classmates, check the class blog, complete readings, etc. While every student is encouraged to visit with me during office hours to help them gain a better understanding of material which they didn’t fully understand when they were in class, office hours are NOT for helping students catch up on material they missed because they were absent.
If you use text, figures, and data in reports that was created by others you must identify the source and clearly differentiate your work from the material that you are referencing. If you fail to do so you are plagiarizing. There are many different acceptable formats that you can use to cite the work of others. The format is not as important as the intent. You must clearly show the reader what is your work and what is a reference to someone else’s work.
Source: Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin, 2018-2019. Available online at: https://bulletin.temple.edu/undergraduate/about-temple-university/student-responsibilities/#academichonesty
Temple University believes strongly in academic honesty and integrity. Essential to intellectual growth and the university’s core educational mission is the development of independent thought and a respect for the thoughts of others. Academic honesty fosters this independence and respect. Academic dishonesty undermines the university’s mission and purpose and devalues the work of all members of the Temple community. Every member of the university community is responsible for upholding the highest standards of honesty at all times. Students, as members of the community, are responsible for adhering to the principles of academic honesty and integrity.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling or distribution of term papers or other academic materials. Normally, all work done for courses — papers, examinations, homework exercises, laboratory reports, oral presentations — is expected to be the individual effort of the student presenting the work. Any assistance must be reported to the instructor. If the work has entailed consulting other resources — journals, books, or other media — these resources must be cited in a manner appropriate to the course. It is the instructor’s responsibility to indicate the appropriate manner of citation. Everything used from other sources — suggestions for organization of ideas, ideas themselves, or actual language — must be cited. Failure to cite borrowed material constitutes plagiarism. Undocumented use of materials from the World Wide Web is plagiarism.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff; (4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus, assignment, or class discussion; (5) or otherwise engaging in behavior that gives the student an unfair academic advantage including, but not limited to, fabrication of data or sources, resubmitting work already submitted for another academic requirement without prior authorization, or other similar behavior.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in this class. In cases of cheating, both parties will be held equally responsible, i.e. both the student who shares the work and the student who copies the work. Penalties for such actions are given at my discretion, and can range from a failing grade for the individual assignment, to a failing grade for the entire course.