I am working on some syllabus revisions - and I wanted some feedback. Am I being too much of a hardnose here? I am trying to avoid headaches later in the semster by being really direct up front. I am also trying to create a document that will allow me to back up unpleasant decisions later in the semester.
Your regular attendance is a requirement. You are allowed not more that three absences this semester. Any unexcused absence after three will lower your grade one full letter; any unexcused absence after five will result in your failing the course.
If you feel that for some emergency reason (emergency is here defined by the same standard as 911 Emergency Services) you will not be able to turn in your assignment on time, contact me the day before the assignment is due to discuss. Other than that, late work will not be accepted.
This course requires that you have and check an email address. If you have not already done so, forward your university email address to whichever account you check on a regular basis. Additionally, this course also requires that you use the University Online Environment. I, Aspiring Academic, will be explaining to you how to access this system, check announcements, post comments, and submit you papers. However, the responsibility for understanding this system rests with you, the student. As your teacher, I am more than willing to take whatever time you need to understand the system, however, difficulties with University Online Environment, except in the case of a downed system (which I can check), will not be accepted as an excuse for missing or late assignments.