Attendance and participation: Attendance and participation in class will be an essential part of the final grade. Attendance means that you are present and that you bring your readings and a device. Class participation means that you come prepared to discuss the materials, that you speak up when you have something relevant to say and that you are respectful of all students’ desire to speak. If you do not attend regularly you should also expect a low participation grade. The same is true if you do not bring your books/devices or if you regularly arrive late. There will be a considerable amount of preparation between class periods. If you are not exploring the projects, working on your data and reading, you will fall behind quickly.
Attendance Policy: The course is based on regular, progressive exercises. It is required for students to attend. A maximum of three absences in the semester is allowed, but not suggested. After this point, the instructor reserves the right to remove the students from the class.
Device policy: Devices are allowed, even encouraged, in the course since they provide multiple points of access to information in our age. In general, this does not mean a phone. It is very desirable to come with a tablet or laptop. Sometimes a tablet will not provide us with the functionality we need and the instructor will tell you to bring a laptop. You should not text in class. You should close applications that are not class related. In the case of some exercises and/or assessment you will be asked to close or put away your devices. Device abuse may require the instructor to revise this policy.
Other Course policies
If you must leave class early, inform me in advance, sit by the door and leave quietly.
If you know that you have to miss class, please inform the instructor ahead of time, and preferably in writing. Staying in communication is the key.
Students should make sure the readings are downloaded to a device (or printed out) and that you have read them on the day they are required and that you have jotted down notes about them.
Excused absences should come from a physician or a counselor, and are subject to verification.
Integrity: Academic integrity and honesty are central components of a student’s education. Ethical conduct maintained in an academic context will be taken eventually into a student’s professional career. Academic honesty is essential to a community of teachers and learners. Anything less than total commitment to honesty undermines the efforts of the entire academic community.
NYU Abu Dhabi expects its students to adhere to the highest possible standards of scholarship and academic conduct. Students should be aware that engaging in behaviors that violate the standards of academic integrity will be subject to review and may face the imposition of penalties in accordance with the procedures set out in the NYUAD policy.