Below are the course policies for this class. Please read through them and familiarize yourself with the policies regarding course logistics. Details specific to course content can be found on the Info page.
- Excuses from assessments will only be given in the following circumstances:
- Personal crisis (e.g., car accident, required court appearance, death of a close relative).
- Required attendance at an official UIUC activity (e.g., varsity athletics, band concert).
- In all cases you must include official written documentation explaining your absence.
- In cases (a) or (b) an official excuse letter from the Dean on Duty must be submitted via the online form within 2 weeks of the due date of the missed assessment, but no later than reading day. In cases of extended or unusual illness, late submission of excuse documentation will be considered.
- In case (c) an official letter from the designated university official must be submitted via the online form at least one week prior to the due date of the missed assessment.
- Notwithstanding the above, at your professor's discretion you may be required to make up any excused work or attend substitute instruction or assessment.
Academic integrity, harassment, and discrimination: Academic integrity infractions, harassment, and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. See the University's Student Code, Article 1, Part 4 and the Campus Conduct Policy. Please report any concerns immediately to your professor.
Academic integrity infractions will be dealt with using the most stringent available counter-measures. All infractions are documented through the campus-wide FAIR database, that remains part of the student's permanent record. All infractions in this database will be referred to the Senate Committee on Student Discipline for review and potential additional sanctions. Typical pentalties in TAM 2XX courses for academic infractions include dropping one course letter grade. Students have been expelled from the university for cheating.
Infractions include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and assisting others in a manner not prescribed or allowed for in the original assignment or directions. Notably, for homework assignments, students are encouraged and allowed to work together. The philosophy is that homeworks are ‘formative’ assessments, meaning they are intended to foster learning. This is in contrast to ‘summative’ assessments, including quizzes and exams, that measure individual student mastery of course concepts, for which students are of course forbidden from assisting each other.
Contact and obtaining help: The two main ways to obtain help are online at Piazza, or in person at office hours. You can also speak with your professor briefly after lecture.
- CARE: The Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE) provides extra help and tutoring for TAM 210/11. Information is available at the CARE website and in person at the CARE offices in Grainger library.
Gradebook: All assessment scores are stored on Compass2g. Note that we are only using this website for grade reporting. All other class-related information will be posted only to the official class website or Piazza. Any errors in grade reporting appearing on Compass2g must be reported to "Instructors" via Piazza within 2 weeks of the due date of the assessment item or by the last day of class, whichever is earlier.
Lectures: Prompt and regular attendance at lectures is essential for your comprehension and success in the course.
Special accommodations: To obtain disability-related academic adjustments or accommodations, students with disabilities must contact their professor and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible. Students who require special accommodations for exams should schedule to take their exam at DRES, and DRES staff will communicate with the professor to organize the exam. There is no need to inform the professor about this in advance.