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 MIS department 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.
While attendance will not be taken, you are expected to attend each and every class. Class will consist of lecture, discussion, in class activities and studio time. All of these will require your attention and participation in order to succeed. I expect you to arrive on time to class. If you miss a class it is your responsibility to catch up. Talk to your class fellows, check the class site, find out the homework, team assignments, readings, etc.
Appropriate Use of Technology in the Classroom
Please don’t take calls or texts during class. If you have an urgent, personal situation and may be receiving an important phone call during class, please let me know this at the beginning of class, sit near the door, and step out of the classroom if you need to take a call.
The use of laptop computers in the classroom is permitted and encouraged for taking notes, sharing homework, and working on our activities. Laptop use for any other purpose is prohibited. This distracts the students sitting around you. If I find that you are using a laptop for something other than taking notes, you will be asked to put your laptop away and you will no longer be permitted to use a laptop in the classroom.
MIS Department Professional Achievement Points Requirement
The MIS Department has instituted a professional achievement points requirement for all MIS majors. This class is a checkpoint to ensure that students are focused on this requirement and on track to earn their 1,000 points by graduation. Students in MIS3506 must earn a minimum of 400 points by the end of the semester. Students who fail to earn the required points will receive an “Incomplete” for this course regardless of performance on exams or class participation!
If a student fails to earn the minimum number of professional achievement points within one year from the end of the semester or does not notify their instructor that they have earned the minimum number of professional achievement points, then their “Incomplete” will be changed to an “F” automatically. The grade of “F” will then be the student’s permanent grade
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, 2019-2020. Available at: https://bulletin.temple.edu/undergraduate/about-temple-university/student-responsibilities/
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.
Refer to the Student Conduct Code (policy # 03.70.12) for more specific definitions of cheating and plagiarism.
The penalty for academic dishonesty can vary from receiving a reprimand and a failing grade for a particular assignment, to a failing grade in the course, to suspension or expulsion from the university. The penalty varies with the nature of the offense, the individual instructor, the department, and the school or college.
The penalty for academic dishonesty can vary from receiving a reprimand and a failing grade for a particular assignment, to a failing grade in the course, to suspension or expulsion from the university. The penalty varies with the nature of the offense, the individual instructor, the department, the school or college, and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Students who believe that they have been unfairly accused may appeal through the school or college’s academic grievance procedure. For more information see Grievances.
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.