Academic Honesty

All activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with the AS&E Academic Honesty Policy. Please visit www.rochester.edu/college/honesty/ for more information.

Unauthorized Online Resources This course follows the Department of Mathematics policy on the use of unauthorized online resources:

“Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources (chegg.com or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter grade reduction at the end of the semester (e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). This applies even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.”

Calculators, Smartphones and Other Materials The use of calculators, phones and other computing devices is not allowed during an exam. Notes and cheatsheets are also not allowed.

The use of phones is permitted to take photographs of your answers after the exam is over. Please also see the zoom policy.

Disability Support

The University of Rochester respects and welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. In the event you encounter any barrier(s) to full participation in this course due to the impact of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Resources. The access coordinators in the Office of Disability Resources can meet with you to discuss the barriers you are experiencing and explain the eligibility process for establishing academic accommodations. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources at: disability@rochester.edu; (585)275-9049; Taylor Hall. For more information, visit www.rochester.edu/disability.


All lectures will be held on zoom and will be recorded and put up on Blackboard.

I recognize that due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, it is possible many of you do not have control over your surroundings and hence may not wish to keep your videos on during class. However, it is my personal experience that is incredibly easy to zone out in class if your video is off. Furthermore, as the instructor, it is pretty hard to tell whether you are following if I cannot see your faces and I am talking to empty black boxes.

Keeping both these things in mind, it is not required that you keep your videos on during the lectures. However, I would be very grateful if those of you who can keep your videos on without undue difficulty do so.

To reduce static, I will expect everyone to keep their microphones on mute unless they want to say or ask something. Feel free to unmute yourself at any time and interrupt me if you have a question or comment.


Exams will be administered through gradescope and proctored via zoom. For exams, it is required that you keep their videos on. The exam will be recorded as well, but the recordings will not be kept unless an Academic Honesty issue arises out of that exam (see the course policy on Academic Honesty).

While taking an exam, you may not have anything open on your computing devices except gradescope and zoom.

Exams must be written on paper using pen or pencil. You are not allowed to use a tablet to write the exam.

Finally, you may not make use of any other devices including your phones while you are writing the exam. You may use your phone only to take photos and only after you have finished writing the exam.