Policies

In most cases, the homework will be due at 12:00 midnight on the day of the class period following the period when it is assigned. I.e., homework assigned on Tuesday will be due on Thursday and homework assigned on Thursday will be due on the following Tuesday. All homework will be submitted electronically by logging into the student account page and clicking on the upload link. Your homework will be considered submitted on the date/time that is uploaded. Late homework will be reduced 10% each day that it is late (not including Saturdays and Sundays) up to a maximum penalty of 50%. After the max penalty is reached, late homework can be turned in anytime up to the last day of class for 50% credit. Late penalties may be waived under extreme circumstances. Simply forgetting to upload your completed assignment is not an extreme circumstance, so please don't ask.

No late homework will be accepted after midnight on the last day of the semester (first day prior to reading days).

Each of you should do your own work on the homework assignments. You may help one another and discuss alternate strategies for solving the assignments, but you must ultimately write your own spreadsheet formulas and VB code. You may NOT work together with another student on a single spreadsheet and then later submit it individually. You also may NOT use or copy old homework provided by someone who has previously taken the class.

There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. The final exam will be comprehensive. All exams will be given on-line and will have a time limit, based on the difficulty of the exam. The penalty for going over the time limit is two points per minute. There will be no make-up exams. If you are unable to take an exam during the scheduled time because of extreme circumstances beyond your control, visit with me before the exam's scheduled date and we will arrange something. Anyone caught cheating on an exam will be given a failing grade for the course and will be refered to the honor code office. All exams must be taken in one of the CAEDM computer labs.

We will primarily be using the computers in room 234 CB but you are welcome to use the computers in any CAEDM lab. All of the computers in the college are hooked up to the CAEDM network. Software which you need for the course will be provided on the network. You are not required to use the CAEDM computers for your homework. If you have a broadband connection at home, you may want to use CITRIX through your home connection. Alternately, if you own the software needed for the course (Excel, PowerPoint, Front Page, Visual Basic, etc.), you are welcome to use your home computer. Regardless of which computer you use, BE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR FILES!