Class Policies






 Instructor:
Silvino C. Ferreira

Last Update:
September 10, 2007







Help
Help can be obtained as follows:
  1. During Office Hours
    1. Please see the Office Hours schedule.  Students will be seen first come first served.  If the request will take more that 5 minutes, please request an appointment.
  2. By Appointment
    1. Appointments will be given in 15 min. increments, either during office hours or at some other time that can be arranged.
  3. Via e-mail

Quiz and Test Policy
  1. Quizzes and tests are to be taken on the date and time indicated.
  2. Make-up tests may be given. It is the student's responsibility to request a make-up.
  3. It is the student's responsibility to keep any returned quiz for the purpose of validating grades given.

E-mail Policy

  1. All e-mails are to be sent to sferreira1@umassd.edu
  2. All e-mails MUST have a subject as:  ????? ###
    1. ????? is the course number (all caps) as listed on the web site
      ### is the assignment number as listed on my web site or the word Help
        Examples:
          Assignment: MIS371 A01
          Project Assignment: MIS371 P01
          Help: MIS371 Help
  3. The body (message) portion
      1.  

Assignment Policy


  1. All assignments are due on the date(s) as indicated.
  2. Late assignments may be accepted but will have appropriate grade reductions depending on when they were received.
  3. All assignments MUST have the appropriate cover page as indicated below.
  4. All assignments MUST include the question as well as the answers.
  5. Assignments are to be electronically transmitted as attachments via e-mail.
Examples:
Assignment: MIS371 A01
Project Assignment: MIS371 P01
    • Only acceptable file formats for these attachments are as follows:
      • OpenOffice.Org Writer
      • Word
      • Wordperfect
      • Ascii Text
    • Document name will be sent NnnnF_###.ext
      • Nnnn  is your last name or for lab assignments, the team name.
        F is your first initial or none for lab assignments.
        ### is the assignment number as listed on the web site.
        ext is the extension normally used by the application.
        Examples:
          Assignment: FerreiraS_A01.doc
          Lab Assignment: TeamOne_L01.htm
  1. Assignments not electronically transmitted are allowed only with instructor's permission and are to be handed in before or after class or during break.
  2. It is the student's responsibility to keep any returned assignments for the purpose of validating completion and grades given.
  3. It is the student's responsibility to know what has been assigned and when it is due.
  4. Plagiarism is not allowed and will result in a grade of "F" for the assignment.
  5. Citations are required for any information that is not your own.  Use the MLA format for all citations.

 


Document Cover Page
All written assignments  must have cover page that contains the following

 
Students Name                Date Completed
     
  Course Number - Course Name
     
     
Assignment Number: ##
Assignment: description
Date Due: date

Writing Lab Visit Date: date
 
Writing Lab Tutor: name of tutor

Note: The assignment number, description and due date are on the web site.
















Document Cover Page Example


 
 John Smith
          September 12, 2004
     

CIS33- Networking Technologies
     
     
Assignment Number: A01
Assignment: Book 1: Activity exercises 1-1 to 1-13 and 2-1 to 2-6
Date Due: September 14, 2004
Writing Lab Visit Date:

Writing Lab Tutor:


Lab Assignment Policy


Lab assignments are not considered complete until the lab activities have been verified in the lab, documented and submitted to the instructor.

The lab assignment document will follow normal Assignment Policy as amended below:

They must contain a Cover Sheet with the following information:

Team or Students Name 
            Date Completed
     

Course Number - Course Name
     
The name of each member of the team (if applicable)
     
Lab Assignment Number: ##

Lab Assignment: description

Date Due: date

Date Checked: date

Checked by: Name of the person that verified completion
     
Note: The lab assignment number, description and due date are on the web site.














 
All lab assignments must also include the following sections if applicable:
  • Log of each activity with the following information:
    • Date of Activity
    • Time taken to complete
    • Activity Description
    • Any problems encountered and how they were resolved.
  • Component List with the following information where applicable:
    • Vendor
    • Model
    • Type of Component
    • Setting
    • Drivers
  • Tests performed to validate completion. Include as needed
    • Date performed
    • Description of what was being tested.
    • Process used
    • Results of the Test.
  • Conclusion and / or summary of what was learned.



Programming Assignment Policy


Programming assignments will follow normal Assignment Policy as amended below:
  1. Only attach one file per assignment.  If more than one file is require to complete the assignment, package all the files as a zip file using the naming convention described in the assignment policy.
  2. Include all source code and data files.  Do not include projects, compiled, object, byte or binary files or executable programs.
  3. Each program's source code must contain as remarks at the beginning of the program the following information:
 
Program name
Students Name 
Course Number - Course Name
Date Completed: date
Date Due: date
 
Program Assignment Number:##
Program  description
 
Note: The program assignment number, description and due date are on the web site.















Writing Assignment Policy

  1. Writing assignments will follow normal Assignment Policy .
  2. Plagiarism is not tolerated. All non original work must be porperly cited.
  3. Citations must use MLA format.  Need MLA help?  See below
  4. Document must be in 12 point text, double spaced with one (1) inch margins.
  5. Use of the Writing Lab is highly incouraged prior to submission.


Evaluation Rubric

Criteria
Points
4
3
2
1
Student Thinking
Content include much of the student's own thinking.
Content include some of the student's own thinking. Content includes little of the student's own thinking. Content includes none of the student's own thinking.
Content  Consistency Content is all on topic as relates to the assignment.
Content is mostly on topic as relates to the assignment. Content is mostly not on topic as relates to the assignment. Content has little or nothing to do with the assignment.
Content  Areas
Content covers all of the important areas of the assignment.
Content covers most of the important areas of the assignment. Content covers few of the important  areas of the assignment. Content covers none of the important areas of the assignment.
Introduction Topic
Introduction clearly defines the topic and generates interest.
Introduction addresses the topic.
Introduction is not clear but addresses the topic.
Introduction  missing or not on topic.
Conclusions Reached
Conclusion is supported by the facts listed in the body of the document.
Conclusion  is only partially supported by the facts listed.
Conclusion is not supported by the facts listed.
Conclusion is missing.
Information Gathering
There are sufficient citations to satisfy the assignment criteria  and are on topic. There are not sufficient citations to satisfy the assignment criteria or one or more are not on topic.
Citations are  not appropriate or do not speak to the topic. No required citations.
Citations
using MLA format
Information is properly cited and of the type and quantity required by the assignment. All information is properly cited and  are of the type required by the but of insufficient quantity. Information is not  cited as required or not of the type required. Required citations do not exist or not cited as required and not of the type required and of insufficient quantity.
Works Cited Works Cited are in proper format and of sufficient quantity. Works Cited are in proper format but one citation short of sufficient quantity. Works Cited are not  in proper format or two or more citations short of sufficient quantity. Works Cited page missing.
Cover Page
Cover  page  exist and is in proper format.
Cover  page exists but  minor  format errors exist.
Cover  page exists  but several  format errors exist.
Cover page  missing.
Document Format
Document is 12 pt, double spaced with one inch margins.
One of the formats is not correct.
Two of the formats are not correct.
None of the formats were followed.
Punctuation Capitalization and Spelling

Punctuation and capitalization are correct.
There is one error in punctuation and/or capitalization. There are two or three errors in punctuation and/or capitalization. There are four or more  errors in punctuation and/r capitalization.
Grammar
There are no grammatical errors.
There are fewer than three grammatical errors. There more that 3 but fewer than 6 grammatical errors. There more than 5 grammatical errors.
Document and E-mail Document was properly named and e-mail is signed with correct suject. One of the document  / e-mail policies not correct. One of the document  / e-mail policies not correct. E-mail not of correct format and document is not named correctly.
Timeliness Document arrive before or on the due date. Document arrived after it was due but before “not” accepted.
Document arrive after last accepted date but was accepted..



Posted September 10, 2007      Updated September 17, 2007
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