In General ...
Do you really need to buy the book?
Yes. In each of my courses I use the book(s)
extensively from day 1.
You MUST check OnCourse and your
IUS e-mail daily. These are the only ways I will communicate with
you (outside of class). It is the student's responsibility to check Oncourse and your
IUS e-mail daily for special announcements and/or email from me. Using
the excuse that "I didn't know ..." will not suffice.
I typically answer e-mail in less than 1 business day and usually
sooner than that. However, if you need to speak to me immediately,
please call my cell phone at (812) 207-6045. Please note that I
sometimes cannot answer my phone immediately. Please leave me a
voice mail if you want me to call you back.
It is advised that you set aside time each day/week to complete the
assigned material for the course. DO NOT wait until the last
minute to complete assignments; you should assume that you will have
questions and build in time to research and solve problems.
much time should a budget for homework/labs? The generally
accepted rule-of-thumb is that you spend twice the number of credit
hours outside class. For a 3 credit-hour class you spend about 3
hours in class per week and 6 hours outside of class for
reading/studying/homework. For my C105, Excel, Access, and
classes, this means you should budget 3-6 hours per week for working the
these are 1/2 semester 1.5 credit-hour classes. Half the credit
hours x half a semester = same time commitment as a 3.0
credit-hour class. Plus, you have to do the "in class" portion
on your own. This means you should spend about 3 hours working the
weekly project and 3-6 hours on the labs for a total time commitment per
week of 6-9 hours.
While some discussion of homework may be beneficial in the
learning process, do not copy someone else’s work. Any such
copying/sharing/theft of work will result in a grade of zero (0) for ALL
parties involved. WARNING: is easy for me to determine who has
shared homework when assignments are submitted electronically.
Indiana University Southeast’s policy on cheating and plagiarism is
consistent with the definition of plagiarism provided by Webster's Ninth
New Collegiate Dictionary.
To plagiarize is to:
- Steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's
- Use (a created production) without crediting the source
- To commit literacy theft
- Present as new and original an idea or product derived from an
Indiana University Southeast also considers a student to be guilty of
plagiarism if the student allows their original work to be used by
another student for academic credit.
Note: Refer to the Bulletin for complete details of the Indiana
Students with Disabilities
Special arrangements can be made for students with disabilities. Those
requiring academic adjustments of any class work or seating arrangements
should give the instructor written proof of the disability within 2
weeks of the beginning of the semester or disability incident. Contact
Hannah Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, Room LB006 for