Department of Writing Arts Attendance Policy
Because the success of writing courses results, in large part, from the establishment of learning communities in which all members participate, and because participation in such learning communities requires attendance at and involvement in class meetings, and because the particular classroom experiences in writing courses are unrepeatable, the Department of Writing Arts has established the following attendance policy for all courses.
Maximum Number of Allowable Absences
You are expected to attend class every day. You cannot pass this class if you miss more than the maximum number of permissible absences, including excused and unexcused absences. The maximum number of permissible absences for a 15-week course is as follows:
Class Meets per week/ Max. absences
You will be permitted to make up missed work for excused absences only. These include:
You must provide official or verifiable documentation. Consult with your instructor for what is considered acceptable.
In the case of religious observances or official University activities, you must inform your instructor in advance of your absence for it to be excused.
In the case of illness, death of a family member or loved one, or inclement weather, you must inform your instructor as soon as possible after the fact.
In the case of rare and compelling circumstances not listed in above, you should make every effort to discuss reasonable accommodations with your instructor in advance if feasible or as soon as possible afterward.
If you exceed the maximum absence limit, even for reasons that are excused, you must withdraw from the course. Normally, you will receive a WF (Withdraw Failing) on your transcript, but the Dean of Students, in consultation with your instructor, may change this to a simple W.
I expect assignments to be turned in on the day they are due. You may turn in late assignments for partial credit if you make arrangements with me prior to the due date. Otherwise, for each class day an assignment is late, one letter grade will be deducted. If you are too ill to attend class, make arrangements with me via email.
Intellectual Property and Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic honesty. When you use material from other sources, you must acknowledge that work, whether it is verbatim material from a text, general outlines or rewritten forms. This applies to published work, online sources, or texts produced by other students.
The following statement is from the Rowan University Academic Integrity Policy:
Specific definitions of academic dishonesty and explanations of penalties can be found in this document, available at the following link.
The Department of Writing Arts also has stipulated that students are not allowed to “double dip,” or use similar works for different courses:
The Department of Writing Arts does not allow students to turn in the same writing assignment for more than one class. Students must receive express permission of their instructor to submit writing or a substantial part of a written text previously submitted to another class. Not doing so is considered academic dishonesty and, following the policies laid out by Rowan, may result in an F for that assignment and possibly an F for the semester.
I expect that the work you turn in for this class will represent your own work, done solely for this course, and the appropriately attributed work of others. If you have any questions at all about citation, please ask me since the consequences for plagiarism are severe. If you plagiarize in this class, you will fail the course. Additionally, the Office of the Dean of Students will be informed of the reason for the failing grade.
YOU are responsible for understanding and abiding by these policies.
The Writing Center supports students in Writing Intensive courses with one-on-one or small group consultations. Students can get help with all steps of the writing process: inventions strategies, rough drafting, revising, and editing.
Call 856.256.4376 or email email@example.com. Limited walk-in appointments are available.
Syllabus, schedule, and assignments may be modified at discretion of the instructor.
Etiquette and Professionalism
Professionalism is required. Listen respectfully when others are speaking. Do not check cell phones or text message, and, in the event we work in a lab, do not instant message or email. Lack of professionalism may result in being marked absent and/or a lowered final grade. When you email me or the class, please be sure that your subject line is clear and that your message is to the point and appropriate for an academic readership.
You are responsible for following the conventions for each genre of writing within any forum, electronic or otherwise. In other words, while I will be providing guidance, it is ultimately your job to study and practice the forms writing takes within any given genre and forum you are assigned to write within.
Considerations for Taking Online or Hybrid Courses for Students with Disabilities
A student with a disability considering enrolling in an Online or Hybrid course should first visit the RowanOnline.com web site to assist in their decision.
Prior to taking an online or hybrid course, the student should determine whether the effects of their disability would create an area of difficulty in any of the following areas:
Online course accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis according to the student’s disability and documentation. Accommodations for online and hybrid courses may vary from those needed for in-class study. If a student is unsure of their accommodation needs for an online or hybrid course, please contact John Woodruff, Coordinator of Disability Resources at (856) 256-4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online/Hybrid Course Accommodation ProceduresThe request and determination of online or hybrid course accommodations varies from those needed for in-class study. Therefore students are required to follow these Online/Hybrid Course Accommodation procedures when enrolling in an online course:
Online Timed Test AccommodationsFor students who have an accommodation of extended time on tests there may be the need for an exception with online timed tests. This usually involves modifying the rules for the exam to give the student extra minutes based on the accommodation letter.
For More InformationAcademic Success Center; Disability Resources; Savitz Hall
201 Mullica Hill Road’”
Melissa Perry, MA
Coordinator, Office of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies
Rowan Global Learning & Partnerships (Rowan Global)
Enterprise Center 225 Rowan Blvd. Glassboro, NJ 08028
Online | Graduate| Degree Completion| Continuing Education