This page contains policies & rules that I follow in teaching design. Some of these are done for academic administrative purposes; other are intended to simulate industrial settings.
Non-confidential course-related messages must be posted to the relevant Google Group or D2L discussion forum. Non-confidential, course-related messages sent to the instructors and teaching assistants will be ignored.
The instructors may be reached for confidential academic matters directly via email.
While every effort is made to respond to message as quickly as possible, students ought not expect responses beyond weekdays between 08:00 and 18:00 (excluding holidays).
Cheating, including plagiarism, will not be tolerated. Ever.
Other things that constitute cheating:
Solutions will not be “provided” in writing. If you want to know what you did wrong, you will have to talk to your TA or instructor.
Because this happens so often and because so many students are confused by the procedure, the handling of late assignments has its own section of rules.
The standard late penalty is 10%/day (i.e., 1 out of 10 per day).
If you don't follow these rules, you will likely get a zero grade on the assignment.
Let's say you miss a deadline and want to submit an assignment late.
What if you miss a test or quiz?
Make-up tests will be offered, assuming proper documentation is provided to justify the absence. See above for information regarding submission of documentation.
If the make-up test is missed, more documentation must be provided. If that documentation is approved, the instructor will contact you to explain if and how the missed make-up will be handled, in accordance with Ryerson Policy.
What if you miss a group milestone presentation?
If no documentation is provided (see above for details), the student will be given a zero grade.
If proper documentation is provided and accepted, the weight of the milestone will be rolled into another milestone or project report assessment component.
In many of my courses, one must pass midterms and pass the final exam or project to pass the course.
Some students who failed the course because of only one of the components have asked for an exemption from the component that they passed.
There are no exemptions. To pass the course, students must pass both major components. Failing either means failing the course. Failing the course means having to redo the entire course.
I believe strongly in the approach used by the professor in this clip: