Your attendance in this class will be taken each day .
While attendance is NOT required, those who do well in this
course have over the years come to class routinely with the understanding
that learning from being at the lectures to hear them and take notes
is essential to getting good grades on the tests. However, good class
attendance is, of course, no guarantee of academic success.
Seats will be assigned on the basis of alphabetical order,
and a seating chart will be posted on the bulletin boards outside this
room by the next class session. You MUST sit in the seat assigned you;
if you are not sure whether you are sitting in the correct seat, please
ask a GTA to assist you. THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
Students with disabilities or other special needs should submit
their names in writing along with an explanation of their special needs
(hearing, seeing, etc.) to a GTA for front seating or other appropriate
accommodations; please do this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE [NOTE: Students in
front seating who miss excessively may lose this special seating.]
Students who wish some special consideration in borderline
situations must have no more than three (3) unexcused absences during
Absences resulting from verifiable illnesses, University business,
and family emergencies will be excused; but written verifications of
absences must be submitted by the students to a GTA within five (5)
class days of returning to class. Similarly, tests missed for authorized
reasons must be made up within five (5) class days at a time mutually
convenient to the GTA and the student.
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THESE POLICIES, PLEASE ASK.