Design 3

Visual Organization + Communication Design

Policies

You are expected to be responsible by…

  • Treating class time as an opportunity.
  • Arriving to class on time, with all materials, ready to work.
  • Being prepared with all your required materials for every class.
  • Completing assignments and readings on time.
  • Participating in class discussions and critiques.
  • Confront difficulties in your work in the spirit of learning, creative exploration and personal growth.
  • Asking for help when needed.
  • Respecting your fellow students at all times.
  • Cleaning up after yourself at the end of each class.
  • Disruptive behavior is not tolerated.
  • Turning it off.  No mobile phones or texting
    are allowed during class.
  • Saving! Back up all your electronic files.

Attendance Policy

Parsons’ attendance policy was developed to encourage students’ success in all aspects of their academic programs.  Parsons promotes high levels of attendance because full participation is essential to the successful completion of course work, and enhances the quality of the educational experience for all, particularly in courses where group work is integral.  Students, therefore, are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly and in compliance with the standards stated in course syllabi. Faculty members may fail any student who is absent for a significant portion of class time.  A significant portion of class time is defined as three absences for classes that meet once per week and four absences for classes that meet two or more times per week.  During intensive summer sessions a significant portion of class time is defined as two absences.  Lateness or early departure from class may also translate into one full absence. Faculty will make attendance standards clear, in writing, at the beginning of the semester.  Students may be asked to withdraw from a course if their habitual absenteeism or tardiness has a negative impact on the class environment.

Students who must miss a class session should notify his or her instructor and arrange to make up any missed work as soon as possible.  Students who anticipate a potentially lengthy absence must immediately inform the program Chair or Director and must explain the extenuating circumstances in writing.  Students must receive advance approval for the absence in order to ensure successful completion of the course.  A Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from Program will be recommended if the absence would compromise the student’s ability to meet course requirements and standards.

Absences

Classes meeting one time per week: three absences are grounds for failure.
Classes meeting two times per week: four absences are grounds for failure.

The following may be counted as an absence:
•    Sleeping in class
•    Being asked to leave class because of disruptive behavior

Tardiness

Two tardies will be counted as one absence.
Class begins on the hour sharp. The door to the classroom will be closed at that time. Anyone walking in after the door has closed (class has started) will be marked late. 7 minutes is considered tardy.

The following may be counted as a tardy:
•    Coming to class without the required materials
•    Doing other course work in class.

Academic Warning

Students who do not complete and submit assignments on time and to a satisfactory standard will fail this class. It is a student’s responsibility to obtain missed assignment sheets from other classmates and make-up the work in time for the next class.

School Policies

New School University Statement on Academic Integrity and Honesty
Academic honesty is the duty of every member of an academic community to claim authorship of his or her own work, and only for that work, and to recognize the contributions of others accurately and completely. Academic honesty is fundamental to the integrity of intellectual debate and creative and academic pursuits. All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in accord with the standards of academic honesty. Students are responsible for knowing and making use of proper procedures for writing papers, presenting and performing their work, taking examinations, and doing research.

Plagiarism and cheating of any kind in the course of academic work will not be tolerated. Academic honesty includes accurate use of quotations, as well as appropriate and explicit citation of sources in instances of paraphrasing and describing ideas, or reporting on research findings or any aspect of the work of others (including that of instructors and other students). These standards of academic honesty and citation of sources apply to all forms of academic work (examinations, essays, theses, computer work, art and design work, oral presentations, and other projects).

It is the responsibility of students to learn the procedures specific to their discipline for correctly and appropriately differentiating their own work from that of others. Compromising your academic integrity may lead to serious consequences, including (but not limited to) one or more of the following: failure of the assignment, failure of the course, academic warning, disciplinary probation, suspension from the university, or dismissal from the university. Every student at Parsons signs an Academic Integrity Statement as a part of the registration process. Thus, you are held responsible for being familiar with, understanding, adhering to and upholding the spirit and standards of academic integrity as set forth by the Parsons School of Design Student Handbook.

RESPONSIBILITY
Students are responsible for all assignments, even if they are absent from class.  Late papers, failure to complete the readings assigned for class discussion, and lack of preparedness for in-class discussions and presentations will jeopardize your successful completion of this course.

PARTICIPATION
Class participation is an essential part of class and includes: keeping up with reading, coming to class regularly and on time, contributing meaningfully to class discussions, and active participation in group work.

ATTENDANCE
Regular, on-time class attendance is required.  Students with repeated absences and/or lateness for any reason risk a substantial negative impact to their grade, including failure.  Excessive or repeated instances of lateness may be counted as absences. Students who have three or more absences risk failing the course.

DELAYS
In rare instances, the instructor may be delayed arriving to class.  If s/he has not arrived by the time class is scheduled to start, you must wait a minimum of thirty minutes before leaving.  In the event that the instructor will miss class entirely, a sign will be posted on the classroom door.

PLAGIARISM
Plagiarism or cheating of any kind in the course of academic work will not be tolerated.  Academic honesty includes accurate use of quotations, as well as appropriate and explicit citation of sources in instances of paraphrasing and describing ideas, or of reporting on research findings or any aspect of the work of others—including that of instructors and other students.  These standards of academic honesty and citation of sources apply to all forms of academic work: examinations, essays, theses, computer work, art and design work, oral presentations, and other projects.

It is the responsibility of students to learn the procedures specific to their discipline for correctly and appropriately differentiating their own work from that of others.  Compromising your academic integrity may lead to serious consequences, including (but not limited to) one or more of the following: failure of the assignment, failure of the course, academic warning, disciplinary probation, suspension from the university, or dismissal from the university.

Every student at Parsons signs an Academic Integrity Statement as a part of the registration process.  With this signature, you certify that you are familiar with and understand, and will adhere to and uphold, the spirit and standards of academic integrity as set forth in the Parsons Student Handbook.

INCOMPLETE
A grade of “Incomplete” is given only with the written approval of the instructor and the Program Director.  The Request for an Incomplete Grade Form must be filled out by the student and instructor prior to the end of the semester. If a grade of incomplete is approved, outstanding work must be submitted within a period of four weeks after the last day of class. A grade of I will automatically convert to a permanent unofficial withdrawal (WF) after a period of four weeks. Instructors are not authorized to post an Incomplete (“I”) in ALVIN unless they have first completed the incomplete approval process. Please contact Nikki Cherry, Associate Director of Advising, for complete instructions and approval forms for awarding an incomplete.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES
Any student who needs special academic accommodations because of a disability should meet with Jason Luchs, Director of Student Disability Services.  Mr. Luchs will conduct an intake interview, and if appropriate, provide an academic accommodation notification letter for the student to bring to his/her professors.  Professors will review the letter with the student and discuss these accommodations in relation to their specific courses.  Mr. Luchs’ office is located at 79 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor.  The office number is 212-229-5626.  You may also find more information at:  http://www.newschool.edu/studentservices/disability/.

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