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Course Policies

Contacting Professor Wandt

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to establish protocols for contacting Professor Wandt. Scope: This policy applies to all current students of Professor Wandt or John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Project Gnosis: Written questions regarding active courses or assignments should be submitted to the Project Gnosis website. Questions of interest to the rest of the class will be published with its corresponding answer in the knowledge base. Students should check the Knowledge forum before submitting new tickets or questions. Project Gnosis is available at: Meeting with Professor Wandt: The Professor is available for in person or virtual (skype) meetings. Office hours must be scheduled at: Email: Professor Wandt does not accept email from studdents currently registered in his courses. All questions regarding course content or assignments should be submitted in the Project Gnosis website. Voicemail: Effective January 2, 2010, Professor Wandt will no longer accept voicemails as a method of communication. Voicemails will not be listened to or returned. Telephone: Effective August 1, 2010, Professor Wandt will no longer be using the telephone as a method of communication.

Submission of Paper Assignments (Carbon Footprint Reduction Policy)

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to adopt an environmentally responsible method of course and program administration. Professor Wandt is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of his courses, programs and initiatives. Scope: This policy covers all courses, programs and initiatives developed or supervised by Professor Wandt or members of his staff. Papers & Assignments: Effective January 1, 2010, Professor Wandt does not accept printed or "hard copies" of assignments. All assignments must be submitted electronically. This is a zero tolerance policy. Course Materials: All course materials will be made electronically available to students. No printed materials will be distributed. Exams: Effective Fall 2010, Professor Wandt's classes will not use bluebooks or other paper-based forms of evaluation. Student's will be required to utilize laptops for all in-class exams. Textbooks: Effective Spring 2011, Professor Wandt will only assign textbooks that have eBook or digital formats available. Textbooks without digital alternatives will not be considered. Presentations and Handouts: Effective Fall 2010, students in Professor Wandt's classes may not use physical paper-based handouts in any presentation. Required handouts or materials must be made electronicly avalible to the class. ADA Compliance: Exceptions to this policy will only be made as required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Questions: Please direct all questions about this policy to Professor Wandt's Teaching Assistant.

Assignment Deadlines

Deadlines: All assignments are due at 11:59pm on the due date specified in the syllabus or in class. Late assignments will receive an “F.” Assignments not submitted will receive a "0." This is a zero tolerance policy. Extensions: Students may request additional time to complete an assignment by applying for an extension. Extensions cannot be granted the same day an assignment is due - for any reason. Applications for an extension should be submitted via Project Gnosis and must contain the following information: 1) Student's name 2) Research topic 3) Assignment name 4) Current due date 5) Proposed adjusted due date 6) Current level of assignment development 7) Explain why you are requesting an extension Example 1: An assignment is due at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19th. The student finishes the assignment by noon on the due date and is in the process of emailing the paper to the professor when the student’s home is destroyed by a tornado. Unless the student emails the paper by 11:59 that evening - the paper will be late. Example 2: An assignment is due at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19th. On Friday, April 17th, the student emails the teaching assistant asking for an extension explaining his/her specific set of circumstances. If the request is approved, a new due date for that student will be imposed. Extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

“Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS). Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student’s eligibility from the OAS which is located at 1233N (212-237-8144). It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the office and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.” Source: Reasonable Accommodations: A Faculty Guide to Teaching College Students with Disabilities, 4th ed., City University of New York, p.3. (