BU Policies and grades

Grading

Percentage based grade scale: 

                           A: 93 -100          A-: 90 – 92.99     

B+: 87-89.99     B: 83 – 86.99     B-: 80 – 82.99

C+: 77 – 79.99    C: 73 – 76.99      C-: 70 – 72.99

D:  60 – 69.99

F:  0 – 59.99

GPA Conversion:

                 A : 4.0     A- : 3.7

B+ : 3.3   B : 3.0    B- : 2.7

C+ : 2.3   C : 2.0    C- :1.7

D : 1.0

F : 0.0

 

Policies

  • Please restrict unrelated internet browsing, e-mailing, texting or other unassigned online activity to the breaks

    Spelling, style and grammar count! When you submit an assignment points will be deducted for spelling, grammatical and AP style errors.

    Professionalism: You will be called on to critique the work of your classmates and occasionally discuss ethical issues. There may be times when you disagree with another student’s comments. You will be expected to deal honestly, but professionally, with your classmates and the instructor of this course.

  • Class Attendance


    You are expected to be in class on time. If you are ill or must miss a class for another reason, please alert me as soon as possible BEFORE class via email (preferably) or text.

    If you have an illness or emergency which can be documented, your absence will be excused. However, you will be expected to complete any assignments that you missed during your excused absence.

    Multiple unexcused absences will affect your final grade.

    Late Assignments
    Deadlines are a key concept in journalism. If you miss a deadline in the real world you might lose your job. Get used to filing assignments on time. Unexcused late assignments will not be accepted in this class.

  • The College of Communication rules on plagiarism are applicable to this course.

    Statement:

    “Plagiarism is the act of representing another person’s creative and/or academic work as your own, in full, or in part. It can be an act of commission, in which one intentionally appropriates the words, pictures, or ideas of another, or it can be an act of omission, in which one fails to acknowledge/document/give credit to the source, creator and/or the copyright owner of those words, pictures, or ideas. Any fabrication of materials, quotes or sources other than those created in a work of fiction is also plagiarism. Plagiarism is the most serious academic offense that you can commit and can result in probation, suspension, or expulsion.”

  • Be sure to read and comply with Boston University’s Universal Academic Conduct Code for undergraduate students.  It is available at: bu.edu/academics   Recording of Classes Statement Please note that classroom proceedings for this course might be recorded for purposes including, but not limited to, student illness, religious holidays, disability accommodations, or student course review. Note also that recording devices are prohibited in the classroom except with the instructor’s permission.

  • Please note that classroom proceedings for this course might be recorded for purposes including, but not limited to, student illness, religious holidays, disability accommodations, or student course review. Note also that recording devices are prohibited in  the classroom except with the instructor’s permission.