MATERIALS AND INFORMATION FOR MY ECONOMICS STUDENTS
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Please read the material at the bottom of this page.  It is a component of all course syllabi beginning in Fall 2010.

ECON 101 - Economics Issues

ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 340 - Development of Economic Thought

ECON 346 - Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 352 - Managerial Economics

ECON 356 - Government and Business

ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis


ECON 424 - Introduction to Econometrics

BUS 221 - Business Statistics

UNIV 101 - General Ed Colloquium

The following procedures are in keeping with the spirit of the COB Statement of Conduct and Code of Honor found at http://www.cwu.edu/~cob/policies/conduct_code.html

Cheating, Plagiarism and other forms of Academic Dishonesty

One important function of my courses is to certify that my students have certain skills.  I perform this task by grading tests and papers.  Grading is pointless and the certification meaningless if students attempt to portray someone else's work as their own. 

I try to minimize cheating in two ways.  First, I set up tests so that it is difficult to cheat.  Communication by any means between students during tests is forbidden.  I strictly enforce rules governing plagiarism.  Next, I attempt to maximize the costs of cheating.  Students engaging in cheating or plagiarism will receive a failing grade for the course.  I will pursue all forms of academic punishment for cheating, with the goal of expelling students who cheat from the university.  I will give the names of cheaters to my colleagues in order to increase the chance of future apprehensions.

Students have the following responsibilities in avoiding cheating or plagiarism: Avoid the appearance of cheating during tests.  Do not look at the tests of other students.  Do not communicate with anyone else during the test (except the proctor).  Ask the proctor what resources are available during the tests (notes, texts, electronic devices).  In the case of papers, ask me whether the use of material written by others is plagiarism before you submit your final draft.

Class Attendance

Unless specified otherwise, class attendance is not included as a component in the course grade.  While I do not give course credit for attendance, it is still required.  I enforce this several ways.  First, students are responsible for all information provided during class.  This includes changes in quiz, test or project due dates.  Next, I will not give permission for course repetition if you were often absent in previous courses.  Finally, if you ask me for a recommendation, I will note within the letter of recommendation whether you usually attended class.

If you believe that you can master the course material without attending lectures, please see me about course challenges.

Behavior in Class

It is my responsibility to create a classroom environment that maximizes aggregate student learning.  Any behavior that distracts other students from the learning process is forbidden.  This includes side conversations, use of electronic devices, passing notes, playing games, sleeping, rude comments, and entering the classroom after the class period has begun.  I will shut the door at the beginning of class.  If you arrive after the door is shut, do not enter.  I will not give you credit for any graded event on days that you are missing.  If you anticipate arriving consistently late because of another class, please see me, and we will negotiate a reasonable solution.  If you must leave class early, please sit near the door, and exit in a manner that causes minimal distraction.

Because other instructors have different classroom management strategies, I will remind errant students of my policies.  Any student that continues to violate these rules will receive a grade of F for the course.

Students with Special Needs

Students with disabilities who wish to set up approved academic adjustments for any class should schedule a meeting with the professor as soon as possible. Please provide the professor the *Confirmation of Eligibility for Academic Adjustments* provided by the Disability Support Services Office. Students with disabilities without the confirmation should contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office, Bouillon 205 (dssrecept@cwu.edu , 963-2171). Students who believe they may be affected by a disability are also encouraged to contact the DSS office.

 

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