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Policies

Other things you need to know, from A-T (Academic Integrity to Technology in the Classroom)

  • Academic Integrity: See http://www.uwb.edu/studentservices/academicconduct for crucial information regarding academic integrity.  The library also has an extremely useful website with resources at http://libguides.uwb.edu/ai.  You are responsible for knowing what constitutes a violation of the University of Washington Student Code, and you will be held responsible for any such violations whether they were intentional or not.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act:  If you believe that you have a disability and would like academic accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at 425.352.5307, 425.352.5303 TDD, 425.352.5455 FAX, or at dss@uwb.edu. http://www.uwb.edu/studentservices/dss
  • Attendance Policy: Since participation is vital for a successful experience, please arrive on time for class. Late arrivals interrupt our in-progress activities and discussions. If you must miss a class session, let the instructor know as soon as possible.
  • File storage There are no software or hardware purchases required for this course, although it is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase a USB thumb drive/flash drive (or a larger media storage device) for storing and transporting your image, audio and video session files. Audio and video files are typically too large to be sent as email attachments, and storage on campus computers is unreliable and may result in loss of files. If purchasing an external drive is not possible, it is sometimes possible to store files on a campus server using your student account, although bandwidth limitations may make this difficult or impossible when accessing the account off-campus. If you cannot purchase a USB drive, please contact either of the instructors about other options.
  • H1N1 and Other Communicable Diseases Action Steps: As part of the campus community’s shared responsibility for minimizing the possible spread of H1N1 virus and other diseases, it is critical that all students are familiar with the symptoms of H1N1 Flu described on the UW Bothell website at http://www.uwb.edu/flu Any student or instructor with flu-like symptoms is encouraged to stay at home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Inclement Weather: Students can learn of campus operations status from the website or by calling the Campus Information Hotline 425.352.3333. You may also sign up with an alert system that will contact you via email or text message if classes are canceled. For more information on the alert process, please see http://www.uwb.edu/alert.
  • Incompletes: University rules state that “an incomplete is given only when the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work until within two weeks at the end of the quarter and has furnished proof satisfactory to the instructor that the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control.” We strongly discourage incompletes.
  • Media production Capturing and editing multimedia work is a major component of this course. We will be learning how to take photographs and record audio using equipment that can be borrowed from media services at UW-Bothell. We will be working in images with Photoshop, and working in audio and video with Final Cut Pro (both in the Digital Media Lab in UW2 121). While we will be learning recording and editing skills in class, you will be expected to schedule additional time at the media lab to practice, work on your projects, and get help from media lab staff. You can find media lab staff here:http://www.uwb.edu/learningtech/spaces/dml121. You can check out media equipment (microphones, recorders, headphones) here:http://media.uwb.edu/.
  • Participation: At a minimum, participating in class requires that you come to class having done the required readings and assignments, with those readings in hand, and be ready to engage in a range of in-class activities and works based on those readings. Participation in the course also builds leadership through in-class skills sharing activities and editorial meetings with classmates.
  • Respectful Behavior: By enrolling in this course you are agreeing to help create a safe and supportive environment in which everyone can learn. This means that you agree to be respectful and compassionate for your classmates. You are expected to come to class ready to examine your own preconceptions – be they based in class, race, gender, sexuality, age, ability, religion or any other category that we put people in. Part of doing this means that characterizations or generalizations of groups of people as all one way or another are inappropriate (i.e., poor people are lazy), as are categorical slurs (i.e., white trash). You are also expected to come to class ready to be respectful and open to other’s views. If you disagree with someone else in class, I encourage you to say so, but I ask that you do so in a way that identifies the thing that is said as problematic rather than the person that said it. If something that you say is questioned by another classmate, than you will be asked to do your best to understand the substance of the questioning and examine your statement critically. If you are unable or unwilling to conduct yourself in a manner that is open and respectful than you will be asked to leave the classroom immediately. Repeated behavior that threatens the safety of others in the classroom may lead to you being asked to leave the course entirely.
  • Student Support Services:

IT Helpdesk: IT@uwb.edu , 425-352-3456

Library: http://library.uwb.edu/ 425-352-5340

Writing Center: www.uwb.edu/WritingCenter/ 425-352-5253

Quantitative Skills Center: http://www.uwb.edu/qsc 425-352-3170

Student Success and Career Services     http://www.uwb.edu/studentservices/successservices 425-352-3776

Student Counseling Services: http://www.uwb.edu/studentservices/counseling 425-352-3183

  • Technology in the Classroom: While technology is profoundly integral to this course, please turn off all laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc before the start of class and we will let you know when we will make use of them. (There are exceptions for students with specific note-taking and other needs.)

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