STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY CONTRACT:
I understand that I am responsible for fulfilling the following requirements:
Read all instructions carefully
Complete and submit all course module assignments and written activities to the assigned instructor.
Successfully complete all requirements for a course module prior to beginning a subsequent course module in the series (unless concurrent activity is appropriate).
Maintain communication with the instructor regarding progress as defined in the course module syllabus.
Complete all course module requirements on or before the end date specified during the registration process.
Successfully complete all of the course modules in the series of a given course in order to receive credit for that course.
Pay all tuition and charges in full prior to the beginning of course module.
Netiquette /net-i-ket/, Noun: 1. The social code of network communication. 2. The social and moral code of the internet based on the human condition and Golden Rule of Netiquette. 3. A philosophy of effective internet communication that utilizes common conventions and norms as a guide for rules and standards.
Your course behavior rules are really simple. The “Golden Rule” is still the best: “do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Spell check. No all caps. Be truthful. Be yourself. Never communicate in anger. No spam. Be conservative (not a political comment). No all-night or late night e-mails. Respect ALL holidays. Be discreet. Be polite. Be professional. And we should all be patient.
Plagiarism is a very serious offense. However, many university students do not know what it is or do not realize that they are committing plagiarism when, in fact, they are. Please read the paragraph below, defining plagiarism. If you have any questions at all about whether something constitutes plagiarism, contact me immediately.
1. Plagiarism is the representation of the words or ideas of another as one's own in any academic exercise. To avoid plagiarism, every direct quotation must be identified by quotation marks or by appropriate indentation and must be promptly cited in the text or in a footnote. Acknowledgment is required when material from another source is stored in print, electronic, or other medium and is paraphrased or summarized in whole or in part in one's own words. To acknowledge a paraphrase properly, one might state: "to paraphrase Plato's comment..."; and conclude with a footnote identifying the exact reference.
2. A footnote acknowledging only a directly quoted statement does not suffice to notify the reader of any preceding or succeeding paraphrased material.
3. Information which is common knowledge, such as names of leaders of prominent nations, basic scientific laws, etc., need not be footnoted; however, all facts or information obtained in reading or research that are not common knowledge among students in the course must be acknowledged.
4. In addition to materials specifically cited in the text, only materials that contribute to one's general understanding of the subject may be acknowledged in the bibliography. Plagiarism can, in some cases, be a subtle issue. Any questions about what constitutes plagiarism should be discussed with the faculty member (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Campus, Policy for Academic Integrity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students, p. 3D, accessed September 22, 1997 at [http://history.rutgers.edu/undergraduate/courses/plag.htm].).
Be aware that documents downloaded from the Internet should be treated with the same respect as any other source in terms of plagiarism. Any use of Internet sources is subject to proper citation procedures.
Syllabus copyright 1999 Martha J. Bianco. All rights reserved.
Permission to copy and use under "fair use" in education is granted,
provided proper credit is given.
I understand that dropping an open-entry course module prior to the start date will result in a 100% refund.
I understand that dropping an open-entry section after the start of the course module will result in no refund (0%), regardless of when I enrolled in the course module.
I understand that if I drop a class after the mid-point of the maximum class length without the instructor’s approval, I will receive a failing grade (E) for the class.
I understand that if I am administratively dropped for failing to fulfill responsibilities defined in the Learning Contract I will receive no refund (0%).
r I (TYPE YOUR NAME)___________________________________________clearly understand, and agree to the provisions of this Learning Contract, and further acknowledge that enrolling in open-entry study constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions as stated.