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Course Policies

As a rule, you should spend on average at least three hours preparing outside of class for each class period. This includes reading articles, writing blogs, and working on projects.

Students who engage in unauthorized use of cellphones, tablets, laptop computers or other electronic devices during class will be asked to leave and they will not receive credit for any class activities that day.

Attendance Policy

There is no specific number of “legal” absences allowed. Accepted absences are college-sponsored events (e.g. intercollegiate sports), documented illnesses, or a death in the family. If you must miss a class, please try to notify me prior to missing the class. Early departures and late returns for Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break will not be accepted as absences. Students who have missed a class for any reason will be expected to find out what has been missed. You are fully responsible for all missed work. While even one unexcused absence can affect your grade, three or more unexcused absences will seriously endanger your successful completion of the class.

Special Accommodations

Hartwick College is committed to upholding and maintaining all aspects of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If a student with a disability wishes to request accommodations, they should contact located on the 5th floor of the Yager Library in the Center for Student Success. Any information regarding a student’s disability will remain confidential. Requests for accommodations should be made as early as possible.

Academic Dishonesty

If you give or receive unauthorized help while completing assignments, you will be prosecuted for academic dishonesty. If you are unsure about what constitutes academic dishonesty, ask me.