Academic Honesty: Academic dishonesty encompasses both cheating and plagiarism. Cheating includes obtaining or attempting to obtain or aiding another to obtain academic credit for work by the use of any dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means. Plagiarism involves submitting the works of others as your own and includes improper source citation, no source citation, using materials prepared by another student or person, and using fictitious sources. The penalties for academic dishonesty range from receiving an "F" on the assignment or exam, to receiving an "F" in the course and being reported to the college. Please do not take this risk- come to me if you are falling behind. Mentoring and tutoring are available on campus. Withdrawal: Please see the course catalog for the Withdrawal policy. The catalog provides information and deadlines for withdrawing from the course. Please note that students are responsible for withdrawing from courses they do not intend to complete. Check your BanWeb, BC website, and/or catalogue for withdrawal dates and signature requirements. In the Spring 2020 the decision was made to extend withdrawal dates but those extensions have not extended to Summer or Fall courses at this time. If you decide to withdraw from the class: Before you withdraw, consider the consequences. If you don’t succeed in 67% of classes attempted you could lose your federal financial aid including Pell Grants, SEOG, federal work study and loans. If you don't succeed in 50% of classes attempted you could lose your BOG. Drops in the first 2 weeks of the classes (or the equivalent in compressed classes) do not count against your “course attempts”. However, if you fall below full-time and don’t replace dropped courses with additional coursework you will be expected to return or repay some financial aid. See the resources that will help you avoid withdrawing from this course (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. To see the drop and withdrawal deadlines for this course visit the BC Important dates (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. webpage. Special Circumstances. Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) has transitioned to an online environment; this means that their staff members are available to assist you virtually or by phone. DSPS is here to provide accommodations to students with diagnosed learning, mental, physical, and/or health related disabilities. Students with disabilities needing accommodations, including those who had an IEP or 504 Plan in high school, should make requests to the DSPS office via phone, email, or by visiting their Virtual Lobby. All requests for accommodations require appropriate advance notice to avoid a delay in services. After completing the intake process with DSPS, please provide your professors with a copy of your DSPS approved accommodation checklist so that you can work together to ensure your access and success at BC. DSPS methods of contact: · Phone: Main Campus: (661-395-4334) Delano: (661-720- 2000) · Email:firstname.lastname@example.org · Virtual Lobby:https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/5023985567 “ Estudiantes Incapacitados: Bakersfield College proveerá servicio y/o arreglos académicos para asegurar que estudiantes incapacitados tengan oportunidades iguales para participar en las clases de esta escuela, incluyendo actividades extraescolares. Tales estudiantes que piden arreglos o aparatos auxiliaries deben llamar a Disabled Student Programs & Services a 661-395-4334. Participación es voluntaria. Estudiantes que no desean participar en este programa pueden ponerse en contacto con la oficina del Decano de Aprendizaje/Servicios Auxiliares. Personal Information: Bakersfield College personnel and offices (like Financial Aid) will only initiate contact with you outside of class via your Bakersfield college email address unless otherwise stated. In the settings, find the filter to ALWAYS accept email from your instructor as well as other important BC email addresses (you might also set-up a priority folder for your BC emails). Speech Day Etiquette: Listen attentively to all of the student speeches and give supporting chat feedback and nonverbal feedback. It is important that we provide a warm, inviting classroom environment for the speaker’s even online. Failure to attend class on days your peers are schedule to speak may result in a 10-20% deduction from your speech grade because in class activities to demonstrate listening skills factor into your grade. Peer evaluation will both be a graded in-class activity and help prepare for final paper. Participation: This class focuses on public speaking and it is therefore necessary that the public (the class) is here to speak to. I do take roll and collect in class activities to ensure you receive points for actively taking a roll in the class.
Excused Absences: Absences due to illness may be excused with proper written documentation; this means bring me a dated receipt or note from your Dr/ campus health center. Any personal crisis such as the loss of loved one will only be excused if you provide a written notice such as an obituary. If something is wrong please email or call no matter the hour, but do not just disappear. If your absence is excused no percentage will be taken from your overall grade but it is your job to provide me with written record in a timely manner. Late Assignment Submissions: A letter grade will be deducted from your assignment for each DAY it is late. Late work should be submitted through Canvas. Canvas automatically deducts the points using an algorithm. I do allow unlimited attempts to quizzes as long as you attempt them before their official deadline which hopefully incentivizes you to stay on track. Additional responsibilities: You must have reliable internet access and email to be successful in this course. If you need feedback on an assignments submitted online or over email it must be in Microsoft Word format or Open Office. File names should not include symbols or spaces. Class Materials: All course handouts, grading sheets and extra credit will be available in canvas only. Notification of posting and all due dates will be given in class. It is your responsibility to print out all assignments by the required due date, even if you are absent from class on the day an announcement is made. It is recommended that you consult Email regularly and stay on track in learning modules.