Policies

Attendance and Participation

You are expected to attend each week’s class session and to have completed the reading and any assignments so that you can actively engage in discussions. You are also expected to work diligently and cooperatively on in-class exercises and your group project. Poor attendance and participation will lower your grade; good attendance and participation may improve it.

 

Grading
See end of syllabus for descriptions of the eight assignments in this course. For convenience, I grade assignments on a point-basis as noted in parentheses below; in those cases where the points do not match the percentage I simply convert the scores on my grade sheet.

       

 

Assignment

Percentage of Grade

Due Date

1

Reflected Best Self Portrait (10 points)

10

2/4

2

E-portfolio (10 points)

20

2/18

3

Learning Journal (10 points)

15

2/25

4

Project Plan (10 points)

7.5

3/11

5

Negotiation Report (10 points)

12.5

4/1

6

Individual Budget Presentation (10 points)

15

4/8

7

Group “How-To” Presentation

 

 

 

a. Class Evaluation (of group) (20 points)

5

4/22, 4/29

 

b. Professor’s Evaluation (of group) (20 points)

10

4/22, 4/29

8

Your Evaluation of Your Group Performance (10 points)

5

5/6

total

 

100%

 

          

Submission of On-Time and Late Work
All written assignments should be submitted in hard copy on the date shown; email submission will incur a 5% penalty. Your individual and group presentations cannot be late because of scheduling needs. Likewise, you must turn in your evaluation of your own performance the last day of class. For all other assignments, you will lose 10% of your grade for work submitted by noon on Monday and another 10% per day for each additional day late. Late work, and only late work, should/must be submitted by email.

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University of Texas Honor Code

The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community. Source: http://www.utexas.edu/welcome/mission.html

Documented Disability Statement

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at (512) 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (video phone). Faculty are not required to provide accommodations without an official accommodation letter from SSD.

Documented Disability Statement (cont’d)

  • Please notify me as quickly as possible if the material being presented in class is not accessible (e.g., instructional videos need captioning, course packets are not readable for proper alternative text conversion, etc.).
  • Please notify me as early in the semester as possible if disability-related accommodations for field trips are required. Advanced notice will permit the arrangement of accommodations on the given day (e.g., transportation, site accessibility, etc.).
  • Contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (video phone) or reference SSD’s website for more disability-related information: http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/ssd/for_cstudents.php