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.
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
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.
“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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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 use is prohibited on all CFCC
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
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.