Fortunately, most students are excellent at taking responsibility for their own logistics. Nonetheless we state these responsibilities here so that they are clear to everyone.
You are responsible for submitting your work through CMS. Email submissions, whether late or on time, will be deleted without response, regardless of whether CMS appeared to be online or not. If CMS did truly go down for an extended period, the professor would find out the next morning, and the entire class would get an extension.
You are responsible for verifying that you have submitted the intended versions of your files. Requests to substitute another version (e.g., “I accidentally submitted the wrong files”) will be handled as described in the Assignment Grading policies.
You are responsible for ensuring that the final submission you make in CMS is the one you wish to have graded. Requests to have the course staff grade earlier versions will be handled as described in the Assignment Grading policies.
You are responsible for uploading your submission before the deadline. The deadline for an assignment is not the time by which you must finish writing a solution; rather, the deadline is the time by which you must successfully upload your solution files to CMS and confirm that CMS has recorded the correct versions of those files. We recommend that you upload your files at least one hour before the deadline, in case CMS happens to lag or go down near the deadline. File system timestamps on your local hard drive or in a Github repository are never acceptable as evidence of existence of a file prior to the deadline, because you are under complete control of that timestamp. Requests to submit after the late submission deadline will be handled as described in the Assignment Grading policies.
- You are responsible for clearing your schedule at the beginning of the semester to take exams. The Registrar announces the exams well before the beginning of classes. If you cannot commit to attending both the Prelim and the Final, you should drop this class immediately. Makeup exams will be offered only in those cases where required by university policy.
You are responsible for your iClicker. If you forgot your iClicker or the batteries are dead, stay and enjoy the lecture, but you won’t get any attendance points.
You are responsible for arriving on time to all class meetings. As the saying goes, “Early is on time. On time is late.”