STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS !
1. Have a great spring break!
2. Research Assistantships Available
For students of
communication, research assistantships are available. These typically provide an additional opportunity to earn
communication credits and some also include a stipend or offer an
hourly wage. See me for more details or check out the PSU-York
Student Web-site, under "Research Opportunities."
classroom environments will differ depending on the class content,
several classroom policies and procedures are in effect regardless
of the course in which you are enrolled. I expect that you know
and follow these procedures. These optimize the teaching/learning
experience for us all.
CAS 200 and 498
students - Spring 2005
1. All assignments must be submitted to
pass a course and must meet the specific requirements on
assignment sheets that I give out during the semester.
2. All papers, outlines, bibliographies, and homework must be
typed and in conformity with APA or MLA citation standards.
Cite your APA or MLA manuals in the library or on-line.
3. All assignments must be completed on the scheduled dates to
receive full credit. Make-ups for missed tests are at my
discretion for students in good standing. In such circumstances,
documented excuses are required. There are absolutely no make-ups
on group presentations. Failure to be here on the day your group
presents results in a zero for your portion of the presentation.
4. Do not automatically assume that if you miss an individual
presentation you will be allowed to make up the speaking activity.
Make-ups on missed speeches are at my discretion (provided we have
time to re-schedule and you are a student in good standing). Any
make-ups granted will automatically result in a grade penalty of
one full letter grade.
5. All work must be the original work of the student.
Assignments are specifically designed to insure originality.
Presenting work written by another student or supplying another
student with a copy of your work for his/her future use,
constitutes plagiarism. Using sentences and paragraphs
found on the internet without citing the source also constitutes
plagiarism. Anyone caught cheating or plagiarizing in this course
may be subject to failure in the course, suspension
from school, or both. I take academic integrity seriously. I
encourage you to do the same.
6. A final grade of incomplete (or deferred) is discouraged
and will be granted only in the case of verified serious illness
7. Code of Ethics. I want us to strive to build a supportive
environment in the classroom, one which fosters open discussion
and group process. To accomplish this ethic, we must learn to
value our individual differences. Hence, I encourage an
rather than an “exclusive” attitude toward issues such as age,
color, ethnicity, religious and sexual preferences. Discriminatory
attitudes toward others will not be tolerated.
8. Disability Awareness. It is Penn State University York's
policy to not discriminate against qualified students with
documented disabilities. If you have a documented disability
related need for modifications in a course, please contact me
during the first
week of class. You may also wish to contact the Learning Center
for assistance with testing accommodations.