Academic, Exam and Grading Information
Course Policy on Academic
A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic
honesty; academic work depends upon respect for and
acknowledgment of the work and ideas of others. Misrepresenting someone
else's work as one's own is a serious
offense in any academic setting and it will not be condoned.
Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, providing or
receiving assistance in a manner not authorized by
the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic
evaluation (e.g. papers, projects, examinations and
assessments - whether online or in class); presenting, as one's own,
the ideas, words or calculations of another for
academic evaluation; doing unauthorized academic work for which another
person will receive credit or be evaluated;
using unauthorized aids in preparing work for evaluation (e.g.
unauthorized formula sheets, unauthorized calculators,
unauthorized programs or formulas loaded into your calculator, etc.);
and presenting the same or substantially the
same papers or projects in two or more courses without the explicit
permission of the instructors involved
A student who knowingly assists another student in committing an act of
academic misconduct shall be equally
accountable for the violation, and shall be subject to the sanctions
and other remedies described in The Student Code.
Sanctions shall include, but are not limited to, a letter sent to the
Dean of Students of the University; a grade of 0 on the assignment,
quiz or exam; a grade of F for the course.
will be two two-hour evening exams during the semester and a two-hour
comprehensive final exam.
In calculating student averages, the weights will be:
• Each Midterm Exam 25%
• Webassign Home Work 15%
• Clickers 5%
• Final Exam 30%
There will be no extra credit projects,
etc., and no low grades on exams will be dropped or replaced. Grades
are not curved in this class.
Computing the grade for the class.
Basic grade distribution
60.00 - 62.99 D-
63.00 - 66.99 D
67.00 - 69.99 D+
Same for the other letter grades A, B, C.
93.00 and above is A. There is no A plus in the undergraduate classes.
59.99 and below is F
• Exam 1.
Tuesday, February 24 from
6:00pm to 8:00pm Section 1
(Kristen Sellke) Room TLS 154, Section 2 (Amit Savkar) Room ITE C-80
• Exam 2.
Tuesday April 14 from 6:00pm to
8:00pm Section 1 (Kristen Sellke) Room TLS
154, Section 2 (Amit Savkar) Room ITE C-80
examination. Thursday, May 07, 10:30-12:30
PM. This is tentative time. Please check the registrar’s office or the
math home page for the final exam timings.
Calculators are required for some of the work of the course. Our
textbook has tutorials on using certain graphing calculators to carry
out some of the tasks we deal with. But students should be aware that
they and not their calculators are being examined during the various
tests, and they should not rely on the calculator as a crutch. Please
work hard to learn the methods we teach you.
Extra Help and Tutoring
• Free tutoring service is available at the Q Center:
• The Q Center is now also maintaining a list of
private tutors for math and other Q courses on the website:
Late work will NOT be accepted. If a true emergency arises, and
you must miss an exam, you are responsible for notifying me beforehand,
proper documentation, and scheduling a makeup exam. I reserve the right
to refuse a
use of a graphics calculator (examples: TI–82, 83, 85 or 86) is
I will not spend time in class on how to use them, but the book does
have some tutorials
on using certain graphing calculators to carry out the tasks we are
learning. However, most
of the time you should be able to work problems without using advanced
functions of the
calculator. You may use a calculator on your exams, but all work must
be shown to receive
credit. You are not allowed to use programs or alpha-numeric
capabilities on exams.
Q-Center (Q for Quantitative) operates in conjunction with various de-
partments on campus (e.g., biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics,
and the School of Business) and provides the following resources to
help students succeed
in their Q-courses:
• Tutoring- on a drop in basis
• Assistance with homework
Students visiting the Q-Center should bring their textbooks, class
notes, and calculators.
Although we will be using online homework, it is essential that if you
go to get help on a
problem because your answer is wrong, you must be able to produce a
sheet of paper with
the problem worked out in an orderly fashion, at least as much as you
can do. The tutors
cannot help you if they can’t see your work. If you are having trouble
getting started, then
the tutors can help with that, too. The Q-Center offers help at the
Homer Babbidge Library’s Learning Resources Center, 1st (Umbrella)
floor. The staff is
made up of well-trained graduate and undergraduate students who provide
environment and are interested in helping students achieve in their
courses. You can find
out more about this center by visiting the following website:
Final Exam Policy: The following is a message from the Dean of
Students. Final exam week for Fall 2008 takes place from Monday,
December 8, through
Saturday, December 13. Students are required to be available for their
exam during that
time. Students must visit the Dean of Students Office if they cannot
make their exam.
The DOS will give the student his or her instructions thereafter.
Please note: vacations,
previously purchased tickets or reservations, weddings (unless part of
the wedding party),
and other large or small scale social events, are not viable excuses
for missing a final exam.
Please contact the Dean of Students office with any questions. Thank
you in advance for
Some of the non-academic resources at UConn include the following:
Alcohol and Other Drugs Services: (860) 486 9431 www.aod.uconn.edu
Counseling and Mental Health Services (860) 486 4705 www.cmhs.uconn.edu
Dean of Students Office (860) 486 3426 www.dos.uconn.edu
Academic Integrity: It is each
student's responsibility to become familiar with the University
policies (found at http://www.dosa.uconn.edu/student_code.html )
regarding academic integrity. These policies will be enforced in
all areas of the course and can range from loss of credit for the work
involved in academic dishonesty to a grade of F for the course.