Tutoring

There are several tutoring centers at San Francisco State. The Learning Assistance Center offers tutoring for several math classes, as does the Community Access & Retention Program. The Math Department also runs a tutoring center in Thornton Hall.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

Academic integrity refers to the "integral" quality of the search for knowledge that a student undertakes. The work a student produces, therefore, ought to be wholly hers or his; it should result completely from the student's own efforts. Plagiarism is a form of cheating or fraud; it occurs when a student misrepresents the work of another as his or her own. Plagiarism may consist of using the ideas, sentences, paragraphs, or the whole text of another without appropriate acknowledgment, but it also includes employing or allowing another person to write or substantially alter work that a student then submits as her or his own. Any assignment found to be plagiarized will be given an "F" grade. Instances of plagiarism may be reported to the Dean of the College, and may be reported to the University Judicial Affairs Officer for further action.


CR/NCR grading

Most Mathematics classes allow CR/NCR grading, but many majors--including Mathematics--do not count CR/NCR grades towards the major. Mathematics majors should not take their Mathematics classes CR/NCR. All other majors should check with their academic advisors before deciding to take a Mathematics class CR/NCR. If--after checking with your advisor--you want to apply for CR/NCR grading, you must log onto this web site and sign up for CR/NCR grading before the deadline. I will not pass out a CR/NCR sheet in class.


Incomplete grades

The Incomplete grade (I) is assigned only to students doing satisfactory work until the last few weeks of a course, when events beyond the students' control prevented them from completing the course. If this happens to you, discuss with me the possibility of taking an Incomplete rather than withdrawing from a class that you cannot finish. Incompletes must be made up within twelve months of the date they are assigned. I will tell you how to make up your incomplete. Do not enroll in the same course again. You can only take a course once.


Late and retroactive withdrawals

Petitions for withdrawal from a class after the deadline, either before the end of the semester (late withdrawal) or after the semester ends (retroactive withdrawal) must be justified by events that occurred after the deadline. In general, only petitions for withdrawal from all courses will be approved. Late withdrawal from your math course alone is usually not approved.


Students with disabilities

Please let me know early on if you need special assistance of any kind. Students with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations must bring an official written request to me from the Disability Programs and Resource Center (Student Services Building, Room 110, (415) 338-1041, drc@sfsu.edu). The DPRC is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process.


Religious holidays

Reasonable accommodations will be made for you to observe religious holidays when such observances require you to be absent from class activities. It is your responsibility to inform me during the first two weeks of class, in writing, about such holidays.