ECE-684 Class Policy

  • There will be no unauthorized, additional work for grades. This holds especially true once final grades are posted.
  • No make-up exams unless there is notification and instructor approval at least 1 week prior to the exam. No exceptions.
  • Questions regarding exam grades must be submitted in writing before the end of that class period. They will be reviewed and returned with either a positive, negative or zero change in grade.
  • ECE department policy forbids the notification of student grades prior to receiving them electronically or in the mail.
  • Check this web site each week prior to class. If I am unable to attend, there will be instructions or an assignment posted.
  • No electronic devices except  calculators are to be used during exams. No cell phone usage will be allowed during exams.
  Quizzes / Homework
There will be a number of randomly selected in class quizzes that will be based on the most recent lectures. The total average of these scores will be used to form a percentage of your overall grade. Homework should always be submitted by midnight prior to the next scheduled class.

Project

The design project  will be due via email (rlopes@njit.edu) on or before midnight of the posted date. No exceptions unless authorized by the instructor. Any late submissions will be subjected to severe point loss and/or may not be accepted. The project will only be accepted in  PDF format. The project should also have a filename containing the student's name such as :

EX: Roger-smith-project.pdf

Grade Calculation

Unless otherwise stated, the final grade calculation will consist of a weighted score using at least 4 components:

Final Numerical Grade = .1*(quiz average) + .3*(Mid-term) + .35*(Project/Presentation) + .25*(Final Exam)

Final Alpha Grade = Based on standard deviation results of statistical distribution using the entire class numerical grade data.

Academic Integrity

NJIT's Academic Honor Code was created in 1993 and revised in 1998. It was established to promote the principles of academic integrity and the operation of the Academic Honor Code on campus. In accordance with this code, academic dishonesty will not be tolerated or excused in the classroom. Upon the first instance of a code of conduct violation, the student will be reported directly to the Dean of Students. Disciplinary actions that will follow, are:  Failure of this class and possible suspension from the University. There will be no exceptions. Plegiarism will also be handled in this fashion.

References

It is my policy not to provide references for current or former students unless I have personal knowledge of their overall academic performance in other classes or I have been an adviser to them.