I am an adjunct instructor in the Computer Science Department at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN. I work full-time at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY for the Information Systems Department as a Programmer/Analyst on the Production Support Team helping maintain the University's enterprise applications, such as PeopleSoft.
Weather-Related Delays and Closings
Any decision to cancel or delay classes is made as early as possible and the process of notifying the local TV stations and WHAS radio begins immediately. IU Southeast has no control over when or how the media announce the decision. A notice will also be posted on the campus web site and a message placed on the campus phone system (812-941-2567 or 812-941-2662).
There is no coordination of the decision to close campus with those of other area school corporations. However, if a class that meets in a school corporation building and that school is closed, the class will not meet, even if the IU Southeast campus is open. When classes on campus are cancelled, all off-campus classes are also cancelled.
A decision to cancel evening classes includes any class that starts before 6 pm but is still in session at 6 pm, as well as any class that starts at 6 pm or thereafter.
General Classroom Policies
Attendance and Participation
The student is expected and advised to be present at every class meeting, read the assigned text in advance and to bring questions to the class. Material discussed in class is fair game for test questions and the student is expected to know it. If you are absent or late, you are responsible for getting the course notes, handouts, and laboratory assignments you missed.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all qualified students enrolled in this course are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Please notify the instructor during the first week of class of any accommodations needed for the course.
Student Conduct In Class
Any acts of classroom disruption that go beyond the normal rights of students to question and discuss with instructors the educational process relative to subject content will not be tolerated, in accordance with the Academic Code of Conduct described in the Student Handbook.
Electronic Devices In Class
CD players, radios, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and laboratory facilities. Cellular telephones and pagers should be set to silent mode or turned off. If you must take a phone call during class, please respect the rest of the class and leave the room to do so. Calculators and computers are prohibited during examinations and quizzes, unless specified. Reasonable laptop-size computers may be used in lecture for the purpose of taking notes.
Children In Class
Only in extreme cases are children allowed in classroom or laboratory facilities, and then only with approval of the instructor prior to class.
Students are expected to uphold the schoolís standard of conduct relating to academic honesty as described in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct at http://www.dsa.indiana.edu/Code/NoFrames.html. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student's submitted work, examinations, reports, and projects must be that of the student's own work.
Students shall be guilty of violating the honor code if they:
- Represent the work of others as their own.
- Use or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic work.
- Give unauthorized assistance to other students.
- Modify, without instructor approval, an examination, paper, record, or report for the purpose of obtaining additional credit.
- Misrepresent the content of submitted work.
The penalty for violating the honor code is severe. Any student violating the honor code is subject to receive a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. If a student is unclear about whether a particular situation may constitute an honor code violation, the student should meet with the instructor to discuss the situation.
It is permissible to assist classmates in general discussions of computing techniques. General advice and interaction are encouraged. Each person, however, must develop his or her own solutions to the assigned projects, assignments, and tasks. In other words, students may not "work together" on graded assignments. Such collaboration constitutes cheating. A student may not use or copy (by any means) another's work (or portions of it) and represent it as his/her own. If you need help on an assignment, contact your instructor or the TA, not other classmates.
To appeal an assigned grade send an e-mail to your instructor's e-mail address within two weeks of receiving the grade explaining why you think the assigned grade was unfair.Overdue appeals will not be considered.
The grade of incomplete indicates that the student has satisfactorily completed the major portion of a course but is prevented by extraordinary circumstances from completing the balance of the course. The grade of incomplete will only be given if the instructor has sufficient reason to believe that the failure to complete the requirements of the course was beyond the studentís control and that it would be unjust to hold the student to the time limits normally fixed for completion of the required assignments. Students will not be given an incomplete grade in the course without sound reason and documented evidence. Nor will an incomplete be awarded simply to exempt a student from paying tuition for a repeated course.
A student awarded a grade of incomplete must satisfy the remaining course requirements within 12 months. If the student does not complete the remaining course requirements within 12 months of receiving the incomplete, the registrar will automatically change the incomplete to a grade of F.
Indiana University Southeast Policies and Guidelines
Indiana University Southeast policies and guidelines may be viewed online at http://www.ius.edu/registrar/GradePol1.cfm. In the event there is a conflict between any official policy of Indiana University Southeast and my policy, the policy of the University shall prevail.