Teaching will be provided according to a path that will alternate frontal lessons with group work, individual presentations, case analysis and seminary discussions. The teaching uses e-learning teaching materials on the Ariel platform (the material will be defined in detail later).
As attendance and active participation is considered vital to success in this course, your attendance during both Thursday and Friday classes is considered mandatory and will count towards your overall participation grade. Further, it is the responsibility of every student to ensure they come to class prepared and on time each week.
Students who miss a discussion class for an excused university absence will be given the option to write a short written assignment to make up for the missed attendance and participation points for that class. In such cases, it is the responsibility of each student to get in touch in advance of any absence by email to give notification that you will be unable to attend class or complete an assignment.
Except in cases of emergency, students who contact the instructor after a class has already begun will not be allowed to make up the absence and all make-up assignments must be submitted no more than one week from the date of absence.
Course Communication Policy
The best way to reach either me throughout the course will be via email. With all emails it is my policy to try and respond within 1 business day whenever possible. If there is a larger or more detailed question you need help with, just send an email and we can arrange to meet during office hours or schedule an appointment to talk things over. Please do note that all formal course correspondence (including updates, changes to theschedule, changes to the reading, or potential cancellations) will be sent to you via email.
Accordingly, it is the responsibility of all students to check their email accounts on a daily basis throughout the duration of the course.
Statement on Student Conduct
In the university environment, especially in this dark times, it is essential that our discussions take place in an environment of mutual respect and consideration between you, your fellow students and the course instructor (in both in-class and online environments). This involves remaining actively engaged and listening when the course instructor or your fellow students are speaking or presenting and arriving on time to class prepared and ready to participate. Here you have a Student Code of Conduct, that I prepared for you and me:
The Code of Honour - Nine Commandments for Student (and Professor) Conduct
"On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received help on this assignment."
1. Read the syllabus. It will answer most of your questions about course procedure.
2. Be respectful, of me and of others. You are an adult, and should comport yourself as such.
3. Come to (even virtual) class on time, with all the materials you'll need, and be ready to learn.
4. Ask questions if you don't understand. Other people may be in the same boat.
5. Do your reading. It's the surest path to success in this class.
6. Pay attention in class, and don't bring other things to do. This is your course, your time, my course, and my time.
7. Please turn off your cell phone during class, or at least set it on vibrate. If I hear a cell phone go off during my class, I reserve the right to answer it myself (unfortunately not valid in pandemic times)
8. If you're having problems, come by my (virtual) office hours. That's what they're there for.
9. Don't cheat. If you are caught committing plagiarism, you will fail the entire course (and me too).Beatrice.email@example.com