In case of technical problems, illness, stress, and other issues, the drop policy applies. Missed/late work will receive a grade of zero, but your lowest three checkpoint scores and lowest homework score will be automatically dropped.
For individual work for which collaboration is indicated as being allowed, you can exchange ideas and approaches, but it is expected that in the end, you build the intellectual scaffolding of the work you submit. One way to make sure you respect this policy is to refrain from joint step-by-step problem solving, and to wait to write up problems until you are on your own and are working independently. If you collaborate, always cite your collaborator(s).
Participation in class is required because it supports our learning community. If your participation falls below acceptable standards, I reserve the right to reduce your final course grade. Participation depends on you being both present and engaged. I don't distinguish between excused and inexcused absences, so please do not notify me if you need to miss class.
If you would like me to write you a letter of recommendation, I require at least four weeks' advance notice.