Monday, August 20, 2012

Additional Policies - IMPORTANT!

Disruptive Student Behavior:
Disruptive student behavior is student behavior in a classroom or other learning environment (to include both on and off-campus locations), which disrupts the educational process. Disruptive class* behavior for this purpose is defined by the instructor. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal or physical threats, repeated obscenities, unreasonable interference with class discussion, making/receiving personal phone calls, text messages or pages during class, excessive tardiness, leaving and entering class frequently in the absence of notice to instructor of illness or other extenuating circumstances, and persisting in disruptive personal conversations with other class members. For purposes of this policy, it may also be considered disruptive behavior for a student to exhibit threatening, intimidating, or other inappropriate behavior toward the instructor or classmates outside of class. See the following link for additional information on this policy in the Georgia State University Student Handbook:
Academic Honesty and Integrity:
Students are expected to act according to the highest ethical standards. Any and all cheating, including plagiarism, will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic grade of “F” for the course. Refer to as well as the Faculty Affairs Handbook at and the Undergraduate Catalog for specific regulations at
Accommodation of Disabilities:
Students who wish to request accommodation for a disability may do so by registering with the Office of Disability Services. Visit for more information. Students may only be accommodated upon issuance by the Office of Disability Services of a signedAccommodation Plan and are responsible for providing a copy of that plan to instructors of all classes in which accommodations are sought.
Retention of Work:
The School of Art & Design has the right to retain any student project, whether it be for display, accreditation, documentation, or any other educational or legal purpose.
Student Evaluation:
Your constructive assessment of this course plays an indispensable role in shaping education at Georgia State. Upon completing the course, please take time to fill out the online course evaluation.
Subject to Change:
The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course. With the exception of grading and attendance policies, deviations may be necessary and written notification of any changes will be provided.
Hazardous Materials:
Georgia State University is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors and managing the University in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner. There are procedures for responses and reporting of accidents, spills, etc. as defined within the Art and Design General Lab Safety Manual. Please know that by definition, most glues and paints are considered hazardous materials. Their use, for example, is restricted to areas well ventilated, and their disposal in only approved containers is mandated as well. For further information, refer to

All projects will be evaluated on a variety of factors … those include but are not limited to – did you meet the object set in the brief, did you implement your concept creatively, are your project boards professional in their quality, and was your oral presentation clear and effective. All project grades will be returned promptly and accompanied with constructive comments intended to help you in your next project. No project is ever perfect or without potential for further improvement.
During the term, Project Grades will be given using a +/- scale to help give you greater clarity. Grades scaled below a C– are not acceptable in the School of Art and Design as fulfilling the requirements of the course.
Note: Class participation, as evidenced through open discussion with classmates on assignments, presentations, etc. as well as in conversation during desk critiques, will determine if decimals, resulting from averages, will be rounded up to the next nearest point for final grades. Note that grades below a C are not acceptable in the School of Art and Design to fulfill the requirements of the course and thus require a retake of the course.
All students are required to meet course deadlines.  Late work will not be accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as those mentioned above under the paragraph on attendance. Make-up arrangements are the responsibility of the student and should be made with the instructor.
Lab Fee:
The Lab Fee for this course is $20 and it was assessed at registration.

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