AMSC/Math 420 Grading and Academic Integrity Policies, Spring 2014

Grading Policies

Your course grade will be based on the sum of your scores on The maximum total score possible for the course is 200 points. The point cutoffs for course grades will be no higher (and might be a bit lower) than those set forth in the following table: Pluses and minuses might be awarded to those whose point total is close to a cutoff.

The course grade of I will be awarded only if all the following conditions are met:

  1. You have completed all but a small portion of the required work.
  2. You have an average grade of C- or better on the work completed.
  3. You have a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
  4. You agree to make up the material within a short period of time.
  5. You request the incomplete no later than the day after the final exam.

Academic Integrity Policies

The University has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council.
It is expected that all students will abide by this code during all assignments in this course.
A summary of the code can be found on Testudo.

The Student Honor Council proposed and the University Senate approved an Honor Pledge.
Each student will be asked to handwrite and sign the University of Maryland Honor Pledge on each assignment.
This Pledge reads:

Visit the Student Honor Council webpage about the University of Maryland Honor Pledge.

The basic principle to keep in mind is to avoid representing the work of others as your own. Solo homework assignments should be done individually. For team homework assignments and projects, input from sources outside the team (other than the instructors) should be cited.