Welcome Students!


 Your success in this class is very important to me.  I will make myself available to you anytime you feel the need.  I do not mind calls at home.  A schedule of my classes as well as my “on campus” office hours is posted on my office door. NB-227.

CLASS RULES

There is to be absolutely no food or drink around the computers.  If you have food or drink you can't leave in your bag, find a place near the doors where it will not endanger any equipment. Usually  a table or cabinet is designated.

Do not “personalize” any computers and do not bring any software from outside the class to load on CFCC computers. This includes downloading software without approval.

All monitors should be turned off during lectures, quizzes etc. unless instructed otherwise. It is inappropriate to be clicking away at a game or browsing the web while I am attempting to impart important crucial knowledge to students.  Cell phone ringers should be off.

There will be a 10-minute break each hour.  You will be expected to return to class within that time.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

“Absences seriously disrupt students’ progress in a class and diminish the quality of group interaction.  Students are expected to punctually attend all lecture and laboratory sessions in the courses for which they are registered.  Late arrivals and/or early departures may count toward total absences in classes."

“Students must be in attendance at least eighty (80%) percent of the clock hours of a course to receive credit for the course.  Those who do not meet minimum attendance requirements will be given the grade of F.”       (CFCC 2010-2011 Catalog and Student Handbook)

If a problem comes up, let me know, and if possible, we can work out some make up time or assignments. The point is, "Let me know."

Attendance is an important part of good work ethics.  See handout.

STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS

Your myCFCC account is a single username and password for all of your CFCC network accounts: email, WebAdvisor, Blackboard, campus computer access, and more.  The email account provided to you (yourusername@mail.cfcc.edu) is used for all official communication with CFCC instructors and staff. Some information will ONLY be sent by email and not by postal mail, so it is very important that you check this account.  This account may also be used for personal mail, but it is subject to the CFCC Acceptable Use Policy.  Be sure to logout of your account in each service you may have opened (email, Blackboard, etc.) when you leave a shared computer, otherwise it is possible for the next user of the computer to access your information.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

CFCC requires of students complete academic honesty in the completion of all assigned work.  The discipline policy for academic dishonesty can be found in the CFCC 2010-2011 Catalog & Student Handbook.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing accommodations of any type in order to access or participate in this class you must contact the Disability Support Services Office,  provide the necessary documentation of the disability and arrange for the appropriate authorized accommodations within the first week of classes to the instructor.  All information shared with the Disability Support Services Office is protected as confidential. Please see the current CFCC  Catalog & Student Handbook for additional information.

WITHDRAW POLICY

CFCC has implemented a specific policy regarding proper withdrawal from a class. Withdrawal from a class must be done ASAP and before the required date identified in the CFCC catalog (typically at the 75% point of the semester). There is a special form to be completed by the student and instructor.  Requests for a withdrawal after that date will only be granted for extenuating circumstances. Further policies regarding withdrawal from a class may be found in the current CFCC Catalog and student handbook.

TOBACCO POLICY

Tobacco use is prohibited on all CFCC property.  Anyone using tobacco products must do it off campus. The first offense is a warning and the second offense may result in disciplinary action. Please see the current CFCC  Catalog & Student Handbook for additional information

Religious Observance

 
Students will be allowed two days of excused absence each academic year for religious observances required by the faith of the student.  These excused absences will be included in the twenty (20%) percent of allowable clock hour absences. Students are required to provide written notice of the request for an excused absence by completing the Religious Observance Absence form available in Student Development. The completed form must be submitted to the Vice President of Student Development or his/her designee a minimum of ten (10) school days prior to the religious observance.  The Vice President of Student Development or his/her designee will notify the instructor within three (3) school days of receiving the request. Students will be given the opportunity to make up any tests or other work missed due to the excused absence and should work with their instructors in advance of the excused absence to delineate how to make up the missed coursework (N.C.G.S. 115D-5).


DISCLAIMER

Information contained in this syllabus was, to the best knowledge of the instructor, considered correct and complete when distributed for use at the beginning of the semester.  However, this syllabus should not be considered a contract between Cape Fear Community College and any student, nor between the instructor and any student.  The instructor reserves the right, acting within the policies and procedures of the college, to make changes in course content or instructional techniques without notice or obligation.