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Student Expectations

Student Conduct. In this course, you are expected to contribute to a positive learning environment by a) being on time to class (whether held online or face-to-face), b) remaining in class until the session formally ends, c) turning cell phones off or to vibrate, and d) treating one another and the instructor with both courtesy and respect.

Further, students are expected to exhibit academic conduct that reflects the highest levels of honesty and integrity. You'll want to conduct yourself in a manner or way that fully reflects the SDSU Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Please note that Student Disciplinary Procedures for The California State University specifically prohibit cheating or plagiarism and provide that such acts may result in expulsion, suspension, probation, or some other sanction deemed appropriate.

Grading Policy

NOTE: Please pay special attention to the DUE DATES of assignments. If you anticipate being unable to complete your assignment by the due date, please discuss your situation with your instructors.

Final Grading Scale

93-100 A
90-92 A-
87-89 B+
83-86 B
80-82 B-
77-79 C+
73-76 C

EDTEC 570 is a graduate level course. Please keep in mind the following definitions of grading standards from the SDSU Graduate Catalog:

A = Outstanding achievement; available only for the highest accomplishment

B = Praiseworthy performance; definitely above average

C = average; awarded for satisfactory performance

The bottom line is that A's are reserved for exemplary performance that goes beyond expectations.

Additional Information:

Statement on Cheating and Plagiarism: Cheating is the actual or attempted practice of fraudulent or deceptive acts for the purpose of improving one's grade or obtaining course credit; such acts also include assisting another student to do so. Typically, such acts occur in relation to examinations. However, it is the intent of this definition that the term 'cheating' not be limited to examination situations only, but that it include any and all actions by a student that are intended to gain an unearned academic advantage by fraudulent or deceptive means. Plagiarism is a specific form of cheating which consists of the misuse of the published and/or unpublished works of others by misrepresenting the material (i.e., their intellectual property) so used as one's own work. Penalties for cheating and plagiarism range from a 0 or F on a particular assignment, through an F for the course, to expulsion from the University. For more information on the University's policy regarding cheating and plagiarism, refer to the Schedule of Courses ('Legal Notices on Cheating and Plagiarism') or the University Catalog ('Policies and Regulations').

Use of Technology in Class: You are encouraged to bring a laptop to class to take notes and access course-related materials if one is available to you. Just as cell phones should be turned off, please disable your e-mail and any other applications that are not directly related to the focus of the class session BEFORE class begins.

Class Attendance: If, for any reason, you anticipate being absent or late to a class, please contact the instructor prior to that class period either by e-mail.

Use of Student Assignments by Instructor: Your instructor may wish to retain student work to use as examples for future students or to share with the wider public. All student and client names are removed from this material to protect your privacy. If, for any reason, you are personally uncomfortable with this practice, please talk with your instructor.

Privacy of Individual Student Grades & Feedback: In this course, some assignments will receive team grades and some will receive individual grades. For those assignments for which you receive an individual grade, every attempt will be made to keep that grade and any accompanying instructor feedback private between you and the instructor.

Students with Disabilities: If you need accommodation for a disability, please contact me privately to discuss specific accommodations for which you have received authorization. If you need accommodation due to a disability, but have not registered with Student Disability Services at 619-594-6473 (Calpulli Center, Suite 3101), please do so before making an appointment with me. You may access more information about available services for SDSU student by visiting

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