These are my Online Course Policies
Attendance: To be successful in this class, you will need to attend class
regularly. This means using a computer to log on and participate
in the class on a regular weekly basis (5 times a week is the recommended
minimum). You should check your email EVERYDAY for any messages from
the instructor.Please contact me if you have a problem, which keeps you
from temporarily participating. I reserve the right
to drop any student who does not participate in online activities for
more than one week without contacting me. Should you find it necessary to drop the class, it is your responsibility
to complete all the necessary paperwork with admissions.
Do not assume that I will drop you.
Withdrawal: A student may withdraw before the end of the 10th week and is
responsible for notifying Admissions and Records and completing all necessary
Incompletes: Arrangements for an incomplete must be made with the instructor and
the student must have completed 75% of the course with a "C" average or better.
An incomplete will only be given in the case of an extreme personal or family
Cheating or plagiarism, in any form, on tests or assignments
will not be tolerated. If a student is found to be in violation of the cheating
policy, he/she will receive an "F" in this class.
One of the benefits of online courses is that there is no
reason to miss class or not turn in assignments, projects, quizzes, etc… on
time. Students are responsible for all assigned work in this
course. Students MUST complete assignments, tests, and discussion board topics
by the due dates. Tests MUST be taken and submitted by the due
dates. I will NOT accept late homework or assignments. Contact
me if you have an emergency if you cannot complete assignments and tests on
Assignments: All assignments are due on 11 PM on
the MONDAYS. No assignments, postings, tests, etc. will be accepted
after the assigned due date. If you have an emergency that prevents you from
completing your work on time, it is your responsibility to contact me by email
or phone as soon as possible.
Discussion Board Assignments: Discussion
postings will be due by Monday by 11 PM (Pacific Time) and a minimum
of 3 responses to classmates’ postings will be due. Points will be awarded for discussion postings. If you wait to post your
responses until Monday evening, you may not receive FULL credit.
See grading criteria for an explanation of the point system. The
purpose of class discussions is to enhance learning for all members of
the class; therefore, all postings should contribute to the class’ collective
learning experience. No points will be given for simple non-analytical
responses such as “Good work” “I like what you said,” etc. The grading
for discussion postings is based on 100 points per posting. See
Course Grades for Discussion Board Grading
Special Assistance: COS has many services available
for students who need special assistance. See
DSPS. If you need
any special assistance in this class, please discuss the situation with me
during the first week of class, so that I may be able to accommodate
Final Note: Taking an Internet class requires
discipline and involvement.
If you cannot commit to the deadlines and course
requirements, you will not be successful. Remember I may never meet you face
to face nor will the other students in the class, so be respectful, courteous,
and let’s engage in some great interactions and class activities.