Attendance and Participation

Attendance and Participation

Attendance and Participation

July 17, 2014

Mandatory attendance. Three absences per semester (excused or unexcused) will be permitted. Absences beyond the three will result in the lowering of the final grade one-third letter grade for each class missed. Being late for class more than twice counts as one absence for each occurrence beyond the two. Being “late” is defined as arriving after the instructor. Being more than 15 minutes late counts as an absence. Leaving class early will count as an absence. If class is missed, the student must complete any assignments or readings assigned during that class with the same deadlines as those students attending class. Attendance will be noted at the beginning of every class period. Exceptions only for documented emergency or illness and/or by prior arrangement with the instructor.

This is a studio class, come with all supplies needed and be prepared to work while in class. There are six hours of class per week and you should dedicate at least six hours of concentrated work per week outside of class. Critiques will be held throughout the semester. Each student will present their work and defend their creative and technical decision making. Participation in critiques is expected and will be noted.

Late assignments and revisions
Late assignments effects final grade by a letter grade for each day the assignment is late. If any critique, exercise assignments or daily class assignments are missed a grade of 0 will be given.

Classroom Etiquette
Student are expected to do their part in keeping the classroom in good shape. Log off the computer, clean off table tops, trash any scraps, push in stools/chairs at the end of each class session. DO NOT use X-Acto knives on the wooden table surfaces, use the drafting table or cutting mats. DO NOT use Spray Mount in the building. Clean-up begins five minutes before end of class. NO FOOD or DRINKS in the computer lab at any time! NO CELL PHONES during class. NO WEB SURFING on non-class related topics. NO INSTANT MESSAGING during class. NO YouTube Videos of non-class related topics. NO CHECKING EMAILS during class. Any infractions to these rules will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.

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