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1. Kellogg Community College Academic Integrity Statement:

The Kellogg Community College policy on Academic Integrity is spelled out in the student handbook.  If it is suspected that you are cheating, fabricating, facilitating academic dishonesty, or plagiarizing, there may be serious consequences.  The incident will be documented and may be reported to the academic chair and/or program director for possible disciplinary actions up to and including course, program, or college expulsion.

2. Kellogg Community College Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 Statement:

Kellogg Community College does not discriminate in the admission or treatment of students on the basis of disability.  KCC is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


3. Instructor Syllabus Rights Statement:

Information contained in this syllabus was to the best knowledge of the instructor considered correct and complete when distributed for use at the beginning of the semester. However, this syllabus should not be considered a contract with Kellogg Community College and any student, nor between the instructor and any student. The instructor reserves the right, acting within the policies and procedures of Kellogg Community College, to make changes in the course content or instructional techniques without notice or obligation.


4. Student e-mail:

All KCC students are provided with e-mail accounts through the college server. You will be responsible for checking your KCC e-mail regularly and should be prepared to use KCC e-mail as part of student-college interaction. For e-mail account information, check the web at


5. Testing for Credit: 

A student may elect to test out of the course.  This is done in accordance with college policy.  Please see the instructor if you are interested in this option.


6. Tutoring:

If any student encounters difficulty during the semester with the course or subject matter, they should contact the instructor immediately.  Tutoring is available, and every attempt to assist the student in their studies will be made (within reason).  Do not postpone requests for assistance.  Waiting until the last weeks of class or right before a test is usually too late to be of value.





1. Cell Phone and Other Electronic Equipment Statement:

CELL PHONES must be on "mute/vibrate" during class.  If you must take or return an emergency call, please go out in the hall to do so. 


2. Class Preparation, Conduct and Participation:

We will follow the College policies regarding conduct. I expect students to create an atmosphere of respect.  Come prepared (with a notebook and writing instrument) with an open attitude that is professional and shows that you are ready to learn. Class participation is absolutely necessary in receiving full credit for the course.

3. Odds and Ends:

Make-up tests: You can make up a "Major Test" if you make prior arrangements with me, but know that the make-up test will be much, much, harder.  The Final Exam allows for a make-up day. 


Food in class: Just be smart about it.


Sleeping in class: I understand that you may not always be in "learning mode."  Your late nights, "third-shift" work schedule, or feelings of boredom, however, are not viable excuses for "catching some ZZZZZZ" in my class.  Do it once, we'll talk after class. Do it again, and you'll be asked to drop the course.