Design department attendance policy
- Students are expected to attend class as important course related material is covered in each meeting.
- Attendance will be taken.
- Students are responsible for delivery of work on posted deadlines; late work will not be accepted.
- After 3 absences, the student’s grade will drop one letter grade. Subsequent absences will result in further letter grade penalties.
- Leaving early or arriving late to class will result in an ABSENCE.
- Treat projects seriously as they have great weight in determining the final grade.
- Projects handed in by the due date that meet the requirements for that assignment will receive full marks. (See evaluation sheet and attendance policy)
- If late for a critique, you will be deducted -5 points for presentation grade and -5 for the deadline portion of grade. This is -10 points off the grade. Student’s who are late for a crit, according to the Departmental attendance policy will be marked absent in addition to the above crit penalty. Based on Professor discretion, student may not be able to present, which will result in a zero for presentation grade in addition to above penalties.
- Late submissions are NOT accepted and will result in a zero. (see Attendance policy)
- The majority of the grade for this course is based on project work. Students are required to hand in all project work in person and on time AND attend all project critiques. Missing a critique and/or failing to hand in a project file before the start of class on the due date will result in a ZERO.
- Students are responsible for work that was assigned or due even if absent.
- Leniency for absences may be considered if the student provides the professor with a written description of an illness or family emergency that is approved through Student Academic Services. False writing will be treated as fraud, resulting in disciplinary action.
The following procedure must be followed for lateness and/or attendance:
- An e-mail to the professor must be made prior to class.
- Students who are absent from class on a due date for an assignment/homework AND HAVE FOLLOWED THE ABOVE PROCEDURE FOR ABSENCES may email their material for credit by 5:00p.m. on the due date unless it is a project due date. This is a ‘limited occurrence’ policy to accommodate emergency/unplanned events, and may be revoked at the instructor’s discretion.
Campus specific information for explanations and copies are available in the following documents using the key search words attendance and tardiness (catalog) attendance (student handbook): Providence Campus: Catalogs and Student Handbook
Each DME student should have attended the Copyright Workshop in DME1020. As far as the specific academic integrity issues that relate to the Department of Design, our policy is clear. We support original art and illustration ONLY for use in your project work within the department. The terms are not different than in any other academic work. You are required to prove use of visual content. Live tracing an illustration and using it in your designs is not is support of our policy. If you doubt if something can be used in your design, it probably needs a credit or you need to create an original of the work yourself. In addition, to support your design work for assessment, each individual student is required to submit tangible evidence of research, inspiration, sketches, mood/inspiration board, phases of design, concept strategy, and final product including native files for review. In addition, attendance in class and the professor’s one on one meetings with students witnessing these phases of design is essential to the validity of the student’s work. Hence, the Graphic Design & Digital Media attendance policy. This set of tangible evidence of the phases of design AND class attendance validates individual student work. We reserve the right, as faculty, to refuse a student project if the work was not worked on in process during the course time. If you have any questions please ask your professor. *Note: With permission of instructor: If borrowing someone’s art, you MUST give credit, just as you do in a written research paper. If you using stock photography, it must be purchased and again, proper credit given.
Campus specific information for explanations and copies are available in
the following documents using the key search words Academic Misconduct (Student Handbook): Providence Campus: Catalogs and Student Handbook
Student Code of Conduct
Center for Academic Support/Services/Students With Disabilities