Policies

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to abide by the University of Rochester Academic Honesty Policy.

All academic work should be done with the high level of honesty and integrity that this University demands. Academic misconduct of any kind may result in a grade penalty or the assignment of a failing grade.

Attendance

You are expected to be in class every day and come prepared to learn and work, and you are expected to arrive at exams on time.

Reading

On the course schedule, note that we have included readings – sections that you should read before coming to class that day. Reading the book and preparing for lectures ahead of time will help you follow the lecture better, complete your homework, and succeed in the workshops and on exams.

Homework

There will be weekly online WeBWorK homework assignments that will count for your grade. WeBWorK assignments will be due every Friday at 11:00 p.m. WeBWorK Set 0 is meant as an introduction to WeBWorK and, though highly recommended, will not count for a grade.

Even though the WeBWorK is due only every Friday, you should be working on it throughout the week to ensure that you keep up with the material. There is a WeBWorK TA that you can e-mail if you need help on a problem; however, you should not expect them to check their e-mail at unreasonable hours, so make sure you get your questions in early. You should also make sure to ask detailed questions so that the WeBWorK TA can provide you with a thorough answer. For example, you should not e-mail the WeBWorK TA and just say “I’m stuck.”

Collaborating with other students enrolled in the course is encouraged, but make sure you are submitting your own answers. Using electronic aids or submitting a friend’s answers will not help you succeed in this course!

At the end of the semester, we will drop your two lowest WeBWorK scores. For this reason, extensions for WeBWorK will not be granted under any circumstances.

There will also be homework problems assigned from the textbook and listed in the Course Schedule.

Workshops

Workshops will meet once a week. These will involve worksheets related the material covered each week in lecture. The problems on these worksheets will generally be more challenging than the problems on the homework or examples done in lecture. Instead of doing routine calculations, you will be asked to analyze and explain concepts in a small group. The questions will aim to get you to think more deeply about the material you are learning in class. You are responsible for signing up for and attending your weekly workshop.

More information about workshops will be available soon.

Exams

Schedule of exams will be published soon.

Extra Help

There are a variety of resources available to you to help you succeed in MATH 142. Office hours of all instructors and TAs are open to all MATH 142 students. There is a math department study hall each Monday through Thursday, and CETL runs a MATH 142-specific study group.

Much more information on all the ways you can get help with MATH 142.

A Note to Students with Disabilities

It is the University of Rochester’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students who have a documented disability that may affect their ability to participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and their instructors for a confidential discussion of their individual need for academic accommodations. CETL is located in 1-154 Dewey Hall.

Please notify your instructor of any need for accommodations as early as possible.