|For All Science Classes
Students are responsible for being aware of all policies,
procedures, AND students' responsibilities contained within the current
edition of the: Paul D. Camp Community College Catalog, and Student
Handbook. Students should be familiar with College policy regarding
academic misconduct and inclement weather. It is also advisable that
students be aware of the current Semester Class Schedule.
- The student is expected to attend all class and
- Tardiness and leaving prior to dismissal from class and
laboratory sessions is not acceptable and could result in penalties that
could effect your final grade.
- Quizzes given at the beginning or ending of class and
missed because of the student's tardiness or early exit from the class,
cannot be taken as a makeup quiz.
- If the student has to miss a class, he/she is responsible
for the material and announcements covered.
- Absences in excess of 20% of the scheduled instructional
time for a course is defined as unsatisfactory progress and may result in
administrative withdrawal or failure in the course.
Grading / Assessment
- Evaluation of students will be by tests, periodic
quizzes (to check on progress), and written papers. All lecture tests, lab
tests, quizzes and papers, including the final exam, will be of equal value
in computing the final numerical grade for the semester. 75% of the final
grade will be from lecture tests, quizzes, projects, and any other assigned
lecture materials; and 25% from lab exercises and reports.
- Students will be assessed weekly by quizzes,
tests, or short essays.
- All major test copies and answer sheets,
including the final exam are retained by the instructor. The instructor
will review the test results with the class, and on an individual basis
when requested. The student may keep the quizzes.
- A test will be announced two weeks prior to the
administration of the test.
- Tests are administered during the lecture period. They are
multi-chapter, and contain multiple choice, completion and essay
- Announced and unannounced quizzes are given periodically
to check student understanding and progress.
All major test copies and answer sheets, including the
final exam are retained by the instructor. The instructor will review the test
results with the class, and on an individual basis when requested by the
student. The student my keep the quizzes
- All written work is to be original and performed
by the student. This includes all tests, quizzes, laboratory reports, and
any other written work assigned by the instructor. Collaborative work is NOT
acceptable unless assigned by the instructor. (Also see Cheating and/or
Plagiarism Policy below.)
- The time element will not allow the instructor to cover
in lecture every detail in the assigned reading, therefore it is the
student's responsibility for knowing all the information contained in the
textbook reading assignments for tests.
- Outside readings and written papers are required and will
be assigned by the instructor and will require the use of the library and
World Wide Web resources.
Cheating and/or Plagiarism Policy
- Any evidence of cheating on a test will result in the
student receiving a "0" for the test. The instructor will be the final
authority on whether cheating or plagiarism has occurred. Plagiarism is
defined as "the appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas and
thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's original
work". (The Random House College Dictionary, Revised Edition. 1984). One
must be particularly careful of plagiarism when doing writing assignments.
Make sure that your answers are in your own words. If you are going to copy
information to support your answer then cite your source. If you are unsure
about how to do citations or plagiarism in general, then consult resources
such as The
7th Edition, 2005.
Makeup Work / Tests
The student will be allowed to make up a missed lecture or lab
test ONLY if the instructor is informed of the absence on or prior to the day
the test is given. Documentary evidence may be required to validate any excuse
for missed tests. Makeup tests must be taken within seven days (7) after the
absence, otherwise a zero grade will be issued for the test. Note: Due to their
very nature some laboratory tests may not be made up. If the instructor is not
notified, the student will receive a grade of "0" for the missed test
Cellular (mobile) Phones, iPods, Laptop computers and
any other portable electronic equipment
- Because of inappropriate
use of cell phones and other portable electronic equipment and their
disruption of the educational process in the classroom it is requested that
all of the above be turned off during the lecture and laboratory periods. We
realize that emergencies do occur, and all students can be contacted by
having emergency calls placed to the college switchboard and a college
representative will come to the classroom and contact the student. (Franklin
- 757.569.6700, Suffolk - 757.925.6300, and Smithfield - 757.925.6340.) If
there is a legitimate reason for having cell phones, etc. turned on during
class, i.e. after 7 pm when nobody is at the switchboard, then please make
sure you notify the instructor. The use of laptop computers for taking notes
is allowed as long as that is the only function for which it is being use.
Failure to follow this directive may result in immediate removal from or
permanent withdrawal from the class.
Student & Classroom Behavior
Students are expected to act in a civil manner and respect the
rights and opinions of other students and the instructor. Student/instructor
interaction is a function of the learning experience and should be approached in
a manner conducive to the learning process. Disruptive behavior, such as
rudeness; (chatting while other students and/or your Professor are talking),
text messaging, offensive, suggestive or threatening behavior; and dishonesty,
in class and lab will not be tolerated and may result in immediate
administrative withdrawal from class and/or expulsion from the College.
Extra Credit Projects
- NO extra credit projects will be considered.
- This course may require a few field trips.
- The use of the
Learning Resources Center (LRC), World
Wide Web (WWW), and
BlackBoard, are an integral part of this course. Many lab assignments
and materials for lecture will require use of the Learning Resources
Center. Electronic access is available in the computer lab, science lab and
the library. If you have a home computer with Internet access, these
learning resources can be utilized from home.
- In compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities ACT (ADA) regulations, adjustments to courses have been
addressed and are on file in the Vice President of Financial and
Administrative Services Office.
- Students with documented disabilities may be eligible
for accommodations in their classes. If you require such modifications,
contact either Monette Williams on the Franklin Campus at 569.6725 (Room
120D) or Hyler Scott on the Hobbs Campus at 925.6308 (Room 100G). Please
provide your instructor with proper documentation form the Student Support
Services Office before the end of the second week of classes so that
appropriate adjustments can be arranged. All Discussions are confidential.
Tuesday, 09 June 2009