|The following policies, most of
which are generally assumed in most classes at Lander University, are explicitly stated
here because these policies help to protect the fairness of the course-offering for the
individuals in the class as a whole.
Tests may be made-up only in cases where an emergency situation (e.g., excused illness or
accident) prevents you from attending the regularly scheduled period. Make-up tests must
be taken within one week of the original test date and are usually a bit more difficult
than the original test. No test can be exempted. Quizzes cannot be made-up since
the reason for dropping the lowest two quiz grades from your average is to allow for
excused absences. Students who leave before the end of the class-period will not
receive credit for that days quiz.
are expected to do their own work in this course. To use another writers or
speakers ideas with giving credit by means of standard documentation is plagiarism.
Plagiarism in this course results in a failing grade. Cheating or academic dishonesty on
test or quizzes results in a failing grade, as well. Students are expected to uphold the
Lander University Honor Code as stated in the Lander University Student Handbook.
Students are expected to attend all classes. In the case of unavoidable absences, you are
responsible for making up work done in class. In accordance with University policy, if you
attend less than 75% of the scheduled class meetings, you will not receive credit for the
course. This policy is in your interest, especially in this course, since attendance is
essential for understanding and analyzing some of the complex argumentation discussed. Any
student arriving late for class or leaving early from class will be counted absent from
that class period. Anyone missing class is responsible for obtaining the class notes and
assignments from a classmate. Some book notes and class lectures are online at http://philosophy.lander.edu/index.html .
The Scientific Reasoning Majordomo Discussion List is also a good place to ask for help,
especially if you are hesitant to ask a classmate for assistance: http://philosophy.lander.edu/srhelp . Be
sure to contact your instructor if academic difficulties arise.
If you have now or develop during this semester a physical or a learning disability and
you want your instructors to make reasonable accommodations, you must see Mr. Lafayette
Harrison (LC 345, telephone (864) 388-8814) and provide him with appropriate documentation
unless you have already done so in the past. Once Mr. Harrison is aware of your
disability, he will inform all of your instructors each semester you attend Lander
University unless you ask him in writing not to do so.
|Closing of the University: If
hazardous weather conditions or any other state of emergency necessitate University
closing, the information should be available from the Lander automated information system
(telephone (864) 388-8400) or any of these other public sources:
Channel 7: WSPA
Channel 13: WLOS
Channel 21: WHNS
WMTY AM-1090 FM 103.5