Animal Science 2165

Policies

Grading:

Each topic (species) section of the course will be worth 100 points utilizing the standard grading system (A,B,C,D,F) based upon a 90, 80, 70, 60% basis for an A,B,C and D, respectively. Points within each species section may be derived from a combination of quizzes, homework assignments and/or a major exam. A total of 300 points will be possible for this course. There will not be a comprehensive final exam for this course.

Policy Regarding Missing An Exam:

We realize there may be extenuating circumstances which cause you to miss a regularly scheduled exam. If you know you have a conflict with a regularly scheduled exam, you are expected to inform the section instructor of this situation as soon as possible and definitely before the scheduled exam date . The instructor, or the instructor in concert with the course coordinator, will decide if your reason for not taking the exam at the regularly scheduled time is a valid reason to delay taking the exam.

If you miss an exam, failure to immediately (within 2 days of the exam) contact the instructor or course coordinator may result in a zero for the missed exam.

In Summary: Students are strongly discouraged from missing a regularly scheduled exam.

Policy Regarding Missing a Quiz:

Makeup quizzes will not be given; however, it is possible to be excused from taking a quiz. The instructor, or instructor in concert with the coordinator, will decide if your reason for not taking the quiz is a valid reason for an excused absence and therefore merits exemption from taking the quiz.

Policy Regarding Late Completion of Homework Assignments:

All assignments will be given a "due date." Assignments will be penalized 20% if turned in after the specified due date and will not be accepted after 14 days. However, extenuating circumstances may justify acceptance of an assignment after the due date without penalty. Hence, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor and explain the extenuating circumstances. The instructor, or the instructor in concert with the coordinator, will decide if the reason for not meeting the scheduled "due date" is a valid reason to warrant an extension.

Academic Dishonesty:

Academic honesty is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. The University has specific academic dishonesty administrative procedures. Although policy states that cases of academic dishonesty must be reported to the office of the Provost for possible action, the instructor may assign a failing grade for the assignment or a failing grade for the course, or may adjust the grade as deemed appropriate. The instructor may also require the student to repeat the assignment or to perform additional assignments.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and need assistance, please notify the course instructor immediately. Reasonable effort will be made to accommodate.