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Grading is based on timely completion of all the course requirements. Since every assignment is considered a vital part of the educational experience of the course, serious and high quality work is expected at all times.
Grading will be based on three levels of programming assignment:
It is suggested that students exchange information, criticism, discussion, etc. via online group discussion and/or email whenever they have a question (or a discovery) of potentially general interest to the group.
Online only classes are both challenging for students and teachers. We understand internet connections and technical malfunctions come with this new territory. Please let us know if technology is failing you and we will try to assist you and make this as good of an experience as possible. A recurring Zoom meeting will be scheduled and sent to all students at the beginning of the semester, please include it in your virtual calendars.
Prompt attendance in all PIMA classes is of the utmost importance to students and faculty alike. Arriving late or missing classes not only wastes tuition and contact hours, but also derails instruction and compromises participation in ongoing collaborative projects. Class discussions, screenings, and events form the basis of the program’s structure and content. The faculty strongly discourages missing class time for any other reason than illness.
More than two unexcused absences will result in the student not passing the class. Repeated lateness will affect one’s final grade.
The faculty does understand that, in very special situations, students have professional opportunities that may necessitate missing class on rare occasions. For these kinds of events, at the discretion of the program head, absences may be excused. These situations are restricted to the following conditions: (1) the opportunity must dovetail with the professional goals and aspirations of the PIMA curriculum; and (2) a request must be filed with the program director in advance of the first class of the semester.
Last-minute opportunities will not be considered.
The Center for Student Disability Services is working remotely at this time. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Students should inform the professor if they have a disability or any other situation that may require Section 504/ADA accommodations. The faculty and staff will attempt to work out whatever arrangements are necessary. Please provide me with your course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with me as soon as possible to ensure accommodations are met in a timely fashion.
In order to receive academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services. Students who have a documented disability or who suspect that they might have a disability are invited to set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms. Valerie Stewart-Lovell or the Assistant Director, Josephine Patterson or their general email email@example.com