meets on Tuesday and Thursday. Class attendance is required. Seats will be
assigned and roll will be taken at the beginning of each class. Excused absences
are limited to UTEP sponsored and required trips (a department head letter or
letter from the Dean of Students is required), and documented
medical emergencies. All other absences are
unexcused. You are allowed 4 unexcused
absences per semester without any penalty. Penalties for unexcused absences in
excess of 4 are as follows:
5th absence………..10 points will be deducted from student's final grade - Student has missed 17% of course.
6th absence................an additional 15 points will be deducted from student's final grade - Student has missed 20% of course.
7th absence................an additional 20 points will be deducted from student's final grade - Student has missed 23% of course.
8th absence................an additional 25 points will be deducted from student's final grade - Student has missed 27% of course.
9th absence................an additional 30 points will be deducted from student's final grade - Student has missed 30% of course.
10th absence................Student will receive an automatic grade of F for the course - Student has missed 33% of course.
Finally: To those who choose to sleep late and disrupt the
lecture and the focus of the class by wandering into the classroom late, DON'T!
If you are not in your seat when roll has been taken and the morning's lecture
has begun, you will be credited with an UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. Be on time! It
is important to note that the only way we know you are in class is by the
appearance of your name on the sign-in sheet. If your name does not appear on
the sign-in sheet, YOU ARE NOT IN CLASS.
points extra credit will be given to every student at the end of the semester
who has perfect attendance. Perfect attendance means just that….No absences whatsoever
other than UTEP sponsored and required trips.
By continuing your enrollment in this course, you implicitly express your understanding of, and agreement to, this policy.
In the interest of fairness to all students, I make NO exceptions to this policy.
Course Drop Policy
Course drop policy is governed by university guidelines found on page in your Spring Class Schedule online. You may drop this course at any time prior to the student initiated drop deadline with an automatic grade of 'W'. After the drop deadline, a student must be dropped with a grade of 'F'. A grade of 'W' can only be assigned after that date under exceptional circumstances. Students seeking to withdraw with a 'W' after the drop deadline must be passing the course to receive a 'W'.