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Policies and Resources

Course Policies

CCNY’s Statement on Community Standards

All students are expected to treat each other with respect and dignity. Hateful speech or ill treatment of others will be met with zero tolerance.

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/community-standards

Attendance 

Students are expected to attend every class session of this course and to be on time. The instructor should be made aware of absences ahead of time, except in cases of serious emergency.

If you miss five classes, your final grade will be dropped by one-half of one letter (a 90 to an 85, for example). If you miss six classes, your final grade will be dropped one full letter. If you miss seven classes, you will not be able to pass the course. Consistent late arrivals and early departures will have a negative impact on your grade.

I will notify you by email if course absences (for full or partial classes) are having an impact on your grade. If you have special circumstances, please see me. I’m happy to work with you to help you complete this course. 

Assignments

All essays should be turned in double spaced, in twelve-point Times New Roman font. For every day that an essay is late, your grade will be dropped half a letter grade (for example, one day late: an A to an A-, two days: A- to B, etc).

Plagiarism is not tolerated and may result in your failing the class or expulsion from the college.

Grading

Discussion Board Posts and Peer Reviews: 5%

Participation and Attendance: 5%

Writing Assignments: 90%

Source-Based Essay (15%)

Inquiry-Based Research Essay (35%)

  • Research topic reflection (2.5%) 
  • Research proposal (2.5%) 
  • Report on research in progress (5%) 
  • Post-essay reflection (5%) 
  • Essay (20%)

Composition in Two Genres (20%)

Theory of Writing and Portfolio (20%)

 

Devices

Computers and tablets are allowed for classroom use only. Disruptive use of these devices for non-class related activities (internet, social media, gaming…etc.) will negatively affect your grade.

Additional Policies

Eating and drinking is permitted in the classroom as long as it is not disruptive. Please make sure that you clean up after yourself and leave the classroom as you found it (or in even better shape).

 

Resources

Student Support Services Program, NAC 6/148

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sssp

SSSP invites new students, especially incoming freshmen and transfers at the start of fall, to join us up to our 500-student cap.  SSSP students should be either first-generation college students OR have a family income below a certain threshold.  SEEK students are not eligible to join as SSSP’s services in many ways mirror SEEK’s.  To apply, complete the application at  https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sssp/sssp_application. Accepted students have full access to SSSP’s services, which include academic advising, personal counseling, and tutoring in the Academic Resource Center in Marshak 1104.  Tutoring supports all disciplines, and offers SSSP students the only online, 24/7 writing review service currently offered at City. Students requesting in-person writing tutoring are assigned to the same tutor for a series of meetings which can be weekly or customized to the students’ schedule of due dates.

Gateway Advising Center, NAC 1/220

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gateway/

Students without a declared major can receive academic advising, especially if you have questions about your course of study, core requirements, etc.

AccessAbility Center, NAC 1/218

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/accessability/

The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) ensures full participation and meaningful access to all of City College’s services, programs, and activities.

The Writing Center, NAC, Third Floor (entrance off the Amsterdam Avenue plaza)

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/writing

The City College Writing Center offers one-on-one assistance for students working on writing assignments and projects from any discipline.

SEEK Peer Academic Learning Center, NAC 4/224

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/seek

Offers counseling and peer tutoring for students in need of academic and financial support who have registered for the SEEK Program.

The Counseling Center

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/counseling

The Counseling Center at CCNY offers individual and group counseling and crisis intervention to students. Students will meet with a counselor for an intake appointment during which time the counselor will discuss the student’s concerns and help to identify an appropriate plan for treatment.

Public Safety

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/safety

The Department of Public Safety is located in NAC 4/201. The general information number is 212 650 6911. The emergency number is 212 650 7777.