You should read Student
Rights and Responsibilities section of the University
General Catalog for general policies of conduct expected by
The policies below provide additional specific guidelines for this
- Course Operations
I. General and Homework
- You are responsible for everything you miss in class (handouts,
assignments, etc.). Extra handouts are usually available or can be
from the course website (see handouts).
- In lab, groups are formed by the TAs. You will be placed
groupings on a regular basis. You will usually work in groups of
- In class and on the design project, you can form a group with
would like to work with. You are free to choose your own working
partner. All member names must be included on all material
by the group. Submit only one assignment write-up for the entire
group unless instructed otherwise.
- Submitted individual homework assignments should be original
Do not copy the work of other students.
- Homework must be submitted before the beginning of class (10 am)
it is due. If you have trouble getting to class early, you should turn
in your homework the night before (by sliding it under your
office door). Late work will not be accepted without a penalty (e.g.,
minutes late: -5; after class: -10; few hours late: -50;
than a day late: -100%) unless there are unanticipated and unavoidable
- Problems with group members should be reported to your Instructor
the group has made an attempt to discuss and resolve the problem
- Any form of cheating on any examination will result in
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II. Lab Quizzes
- Quizzes will be taken at the begining of Lab period.
- The purposes for the quizzes are to read and prepare before
- The quizzes cover material presented in class and Lab during the
weeks listed on the syllabus.
Questions will primarily come from your reading assignments. The list
topics for each week are included on the Lab
- You must do your own work.
III. Mid-term and Final Exams
- The mid-term examinations will probably be administered during a
(100 minutes) and will be multiple choice and "synthesis" kind of
- All examinations will be closed notes, closed book, no
closed neighbor, unless specified otherwise.
- Make-up exams will be given only in very exceptional
- The final examination will be comprehensive and will have an
material not covered by the mid-term examination.
- Grading will follow traditional grading guidelines.
- Any challenge of grading must be settled with the Instructor
week after the graded material is returned. Any disagreement with
grading must be settled with your TA, also within one week after the
material is returned.
- As with all undergraduate ME courses, if you are an ME major, you
get a C or better in this course. If you get a C- or lower, you will
to retake this course. NOTE: This will be enforced this semester!!