Class Expectations: Ed Parrish
What you can expect from me:
- I begin and end class on time.
- I come to class prepared.
- I am accessible during my office hours and lab hours, both in person and by phone for class and personal business. Please use these times if the business is personal. I am usually available right before class begins. This is my set-up time, but I can also answer questions. If you are stuck on a homework problem, then you can contact me at any time.
- I will treat you with respect and offer you encouragement. I respect your decision to continue your education. I assume you are here because you want to be.
- I will not harass you nor knowingly embarrass you in class. However, I may call on you to answer questions.
- I encourage students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning, and psychological disabilities, to explain their needs and appropriate accommodations to me during my office hour. Please bring a verification of your disability from the Learning Skills or DSP&S offices and a counselor or specialist's recommendations for accommodating your needs.
- I will not countenance bigotry, racism, sexism, culturalism, ageism, lifestylism, or any form of religious intolerance.
- I will not tolerate cheating on assigned work or exams. My definition of cheating is copying someone else's work, looking at someone else's paper during an exam, writing notes on your hands, using a book or notes when told otherwise and the like. See the Course Information page for more details.
- I will be fair.
What I expect from you:
If learning is what you do only when everything else in your life is perfect, please drop this class. If you cannot abide these class expectations, please drop this class.
- Responsibility for your materials. Read the section of the text we are working on before you come to class. Bring your book and writing materials to class: paper and pen or pencil.
- Respect for others. Treat classmates and classroom visitors with courtesy.
- Your best effort. Be responsible for your own learning.
- Listen when others are speaking. Do not carry on private conversations during the lectures, guest presentations or work sessions.
- Attend both lectures and labs and be on time. If you must be late, enter quietly and do not disrupt what is in progress. Do not get up and leave the classroom in the middle of lectures.
- If you miss class, you are responsible for the material covered. You should first attempt to catch up by reading the posted lecture notes, the textbook and from your classmates. If you have specific questions about material you have missed, then you should contact me during office hours or by email.
- Stay for the full lecture period. I do not want to hear shuffling and book-slamming 10 minutes before the period is over. If you must leave early, sit where you can make your exit quietly.
- Team work: it is a requirement on the job and in this class. Computer professionals work with colleagues, managers, clients, users, and potential investors. You will spend as much time interacting with others as you will working individually. When you are assigned to work with others, or choose to work with others, work cooperatively.
- Do all required assignments and turn them in on time. The deadlines are real. Time management is a skill to be practiced. Practice it here. Late assignments are not accepted.