IMPORTANT DATES AND SCHOOL POLICIES
If you decide not to finish this course, you must drop the class through administrative channels. The last day to add or drop for refund is Sept. 6. The last day to withdraw without receiving a “W” is Sept 6th. The last day to withdraw receiving a “W” is Nov 13th. Other important dates to note: Fall Break Nov. 26-29. Final: Dec 8th 8-10 AM
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
It is up to all of us to be strongly committed to upholding standards of academic integrity. These standards, at a minimum, require that students never present the work of others as their own. Violations of academic integrity include cheating, plagiarism and any other form of dishonest behavior. Any violation of this policy will not be tolerated. Students caught forging, cheating or subverting the standards of the classroom can be immediately removed from the class. Other sanctions may include no-credit on the assignment in question, course failure, or formal charges of student misconduct. Formal charges can result in academic probation, suspension, or expulsion.
As this is a participatory class, please keep a considerate and respectful attitude throughout the semester. Disruptive behavior will be defined and dealt with in terms of the policies of Southwestern College. Despite their importance to our daily lives, there will be no reason to have your cell phones or other electronic devices on during class. You will be asked to leave, and thus considered absent, if you ignore this basic consideration.
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Southwestern College recommends that students with disabilities or specific learning needs contact their professors during the first two weeks of class to discuss academic accommodations. If a student believes they may have a disability and would like more information, they are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at (619) 482-6512 (voice), (619) 207-4480 (video phone), or email at DSS@swccd.edu. Alternate forms of this syllabus and other course materials are available upon request.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
To further your success, reinforce concepts, and achieve the stated learning objectives for this course, I refer you to Academic Success Center learning assistance services. You will be automatically enrolled in NC 3: Supervised Tutoring, a free noncredit course that does not appear on your transcripts. Services are located in the ASC (420), the Writing Center (420D), the Reading Center (420), Math Center (426), the Library/LRC Interdisciplinary Tutoring Lab, MESA, specialized on-campus School tutoring labs, the Higher Education Center, and the San Ysidro Education Center. Online learning materials and Online Writing Lab (OWL) are available at www.swccd.edu/~asc. This course adheres to the policies outlined in the Southwestern College Catalogue. For further information, see the Academic Policies stated in that catalogue.