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Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty is a completely unacceptable mode of conduct and will not be tolerated in any form. All persons involved in academic dishonesty will be disciplined in accordance with University regulations and procedures. Discipline may include suspension or expulsion from the University. Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.

Disability Accommodations: Students needing academic accommodations for a disability must first be registered with Disability Accommodations & Success Strategies (DASS) to verify the disability and to establish eligibility for accommodations. Students may call 214–768–1470 or visit to begin the process. Once registered, students should then schedule an appointment with the professor to make appropriate arrangements.

Attendance Policy: Religiously observant students wishing to be absent on holy days should notify me in writing at the beginning of the semester, and should discuss with me in advance acceptable ways of making up any work missed because of the absence.

Excused Absences for University Extracurricular Activities: The SMU policy states that “Students participating in an officially sanctioned, scheduled University extracurricular activity should be given the opportunity to make up class assignments or other graded assignments missed as a result of their participation. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor prior to any missed scheduled examination or other missed assignment for making up the work. (University Undergraduate Catalogue).” Note that “should” is not “must.” I do not subscribe to this silly request that would permit students to miss class for other university activities (sports, etc.). Class comes first. Class always comes first. If you miss one class before the end of add/drop period, you will be automatically dropped from the course. If you have conflicts, talk to me personally.