Bucknell University Honor Code
This is the text of the honor code as posted in the student handbook:
“As a student and citizen of the Bucknell University community:
- I will not lie, cheat or steal in my academic endeavors.
- I will forthrightly oppose each and every instance of academic dishonesty.
- I will let my conscience guide my decision to communicate directly with any person or persons I believe to have been dishonest in academic work.
- I will let my conscience guide my decision on reporting breaches of academic integrity to the appropriate faculty or deans.”
Learn more about Academic Responsibility at Bucknell.
Public-Facing Writing and Coding
Because of the nature of this course, a significant amount of your work will be public to some degree: your reflection posts will be read and commented on by your colleagues (as well, potentially, by others); certain assignments will be published on Digital Humanities research sites. In addition, I may ask to share exceptional work by individual or multiple students at conference presentations or in published articles or volume essays about digital humanities or digital pedagogy.
I respect your rights as individuals to negotiate your online identity. If you feel it is appropriate to share your work in an anonymized fashion, please let me know so that we can discuss proper etiquette. If for some extraordinary reason you feel that your work cannot be made public, we will work together to develop an alternative assignment.
Please sign and return this agreement form that indicates whether and to what degree you wish your work to be available publicly.
Presences and Absences
I pay attention to your presence or absence from class. If you need to be absent due to a reasonable, university-accepted excuse, please alert me to that need *in advance of the class you will miss.* If you miss more than three classes without Bucknell-recognized conflict (e.g. away game), your course grade will drop by one degree (so, for example, if your course grade is a B+ and you have four unexcused absences, your submitted final grade will be a B).
DO NOT send me an email after an absence asking me if anything important happened in class, or whether you missed something. My answer will be “Yes.” Check the course website regularly to find out about readings, exercises, in-class activities, and assignment milestones.
Late arrivals or early departures from class are disruptive. Please avoid behavior that will distract your fellow students and me.
All work is due on the date and time listed on the particular Assignments page of this course website. For each day that an assignment is submitted late (other than the reflection posts), 5% of the assignment grade will be deducted. Assignments submitted more than one week late will receive a “0”.
*For one assignment you will have the option of taking submission relief, which means that you can submit that assignment up to two days late without penalty.*
There will be no final exam given for this course. Instead, you will undertake a major final project. The completed artifact is due by the end of the exam period identified in the academic calendar.
Classroom Courtesy and Conduct
While we will spend a lot of time working on our computers (both laptops and desktop computers) there are times when it is important that we are present in the discussion. I may occasionally ask students to turn off all digital devices so that we can better pay attention to each other.
Cell phone use during class time (other than for extraordinary emergencies) is unacceptable. Cell phones are to be put away in your back pack or back pocket, but not consulted. Likewise, texting, snap chatting, selfie-taking, online poker-playing, and other digital distractions will not be tolerated.