Policies for all Classes

Please read the following section carefully. The links on this page direct you to the relevant pages on the Cobleskill website. All reference numbers refer to SUNY Cobleskill's Academic Policy document.

Attendance: Regular attendance is expected of all students. 3 absences are allowed without penalty. [ref: AP 5.15]

Due dates: Follow the syllabus for the deadline of exams and projects. No make-up exams will be given unless a written medical excuse is provided. Only projects that are submitted on or before the due date will receive credit.

Method of assessment: You will be graded on the usual academic criteria of attendance, participation, and punctuality with assignment deadlines.

  1. Lecture Courses: The final course grade evaluation is based on accumulated quiz and exam scores. No extra credit assignments are allowed.

  2. Studio Courses: Individual aspects of evaluation involve your specific artistic ability, goals and level of progress. The key features of each assignment that are taken into consideration are problem-solving accuracy, concept development, formal quality, and verbal presentation of the work.

  3. Mac Lab Courses: Individual aspects of evaluation involve your specific ability, goals and level of progress. In addition to technical aptitude with the software and your verbal presentation of the work, the key design features of each assignment that are taken into consideration are problem-solving accuracy, concept development, and formal quality.

Educational Environment: Infractions of the following rules will result in a student(s) being asked to leave the classroom. Repeated infractions will result in disciplinary action. [ref: AP 4.25, 5.50, 5.60]

  1. Lecture Courses: Art History classes are generally conducted as a lecture course in which the instructor discusses    the reading with the aid of slides. During this time, questions that encourage a further exchange of ideas about the class material are welcome. In order to facilitate efficient and productive interaction, private conversations during class-time are strictly prohibited. All use of electronic devices during class-time must be only as a tool for lessons—meaning NO phone, text, email, web surfing, etc.

  2. Studio Courses: A studio art course is generally conducted as open discussion periods on the reading material, in-class work time and critiques of the assignments. In order to facilitate efficient and productive interaction, private conversations during class-time are strictly prohibited. All use of electronic devices during class-time must be only as a tool for lessons—meaning NO phone, text, email, web surfing, etc.

  3. Mac Lab Courses: A studio design course is generally conducted as open discussion periods on the reading, computer lab time and critiques of the assignments. In order to facilitate efficient and productive interaction, private conversations during class-time are strictly prohibited. All use of electronic devices during class-time must be only as a tool for lessons—meaning NO phone, text, email, web surfing, etc.

Educational Resources: The college has excellent resources for assisting you in your studies—this includes your peer, the instructor, and a library study center and tutoring program. Forming a study group with other students, utilizing faculty office hours, and making use of the Library’s facilities can help you to review the course material and perform better on projects and exams. Note: All students with a documented disability who are requesting special accommodations must be registered with the Office of AccessAbility Resources and notify the faculty of their learning needs.

Additional policies: Late Withdrawals are to be used only in very specific academic situations. No Late Withdrawal forms will be signed merely because the student is receiving a D or F grade. [ref: AP 4.24] Regarding plagiarism and cheating, students are expected to exercise academic integrity in all class matters. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the course and/or the college. [ref: AP 5.50] Please read the attached policy document.