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Statement on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities 

Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are 2 inseparable facets of academic freedom. The University has a policy on Student and Faculty and Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy #03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.02.

Class participation: Students must attend all classes and be prepared to participate, including having completed the readings/viewings and any assignments scheduled for that week. I do not differentiate between excused and unexcused absences/lateness. More than one absence in the semester will result in a reduced participation grade. A full explanation of the attendance/lateness policy can be found here.

Active participation is crucial to your learning in this course. You should come to class ready to participate, having completed ALL readings and assignments—simply showing up will not earn a full participation grade. You earn your participation grade by taking notes, bringing your annotated (marked-up) readings to class, respectfully contributing to class discussions (demonstrating that you completed the readings), asking questions, and offering responses to the course materials.

Email policy: I will use email to communicate with you outside of class; check your email frequently! Email me whenever you have a question or want to discuss something from the course, but be sure to include MSP 4541 in the subject line. I will answer emails about assignments UP TO 24 HOURS before the due date/time. You are encouraged to read the general email etiquette section of the course website.

On the linked pages you will find more detailed University and course policies regarding:

Academic Honesty

Disabilities and Accommodations

Conduct Code

Grading Scale

Lateness: Assignments and Attendance

Technology Policy

Inclusivity Policy

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