Policies | Students are expected to adhere to the following policies: Attendance and Participation Outsourcing Academic Honesty Policy Attendance is required and is a strong determinate to the studentsâ€™ success in the course.Â Roll will be taken and absences beyond 3 will lower the final grade. Students with absenteeism in excess of 4 classes will be encouraged to drop the course. In order to improve student ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to help students gain experience in criticizing the work of others constructively, students are encouraged to participate actively in all class discussions.Â The University emphasizes group interaction in the classroom. If a student is absent, his/her benefits received from classroom involvement are lostâ€”as are contributions which otherwise could have been made to the learning of fellow students.Â Students are responsible for all material assigned or discussed in class. Outsourcing is defined as obtaining created work or acquiring outside services to produce created works in any aspect of course-assigned project development and/or production. This includes work or services that are paid for and work or services that are not. It includes work or services from any individual including fellow students and outside professionals. Outsourcing of project production elements is prohibited unless specifically stated in your course syllabus and/or guidelines. Outsourced elements must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references. The intellectual authorship of the project must belong to the submitting students. Outsourcing will not be permitted under following circumstances: 1. If a program or course learning outcome is designed to assess skills or techniques and the outsourcing involves these skills or techniques. 2. If a program or course learning outcome is designed to assess the production of physical or digital components and outsourcing involves these components. 3. If the effect of outsourcing changes or impacts the studentsâ€™ original design, or creative vision, or process at any stage of the project from development to final production or installation. Because the integrity of the academic enterprise of any institution of higher education requires honesty in scholarship and research, academic honesty is required at Woodbury University. The University views academic dishonesty as one of the most serious offenses that a member of our community can commit. Adherence to the Academic Honesty Policy reflects the commitment of our community to the ideals of learning, research, and scholarship. Definitions of Academic Dishonesty Cheating Cheating is the act or attempted act of deception by which an individual seeks to misrepresent that he/she has mastered information on an exercise that he/she has not mastered. Fabrication Fabrication is the use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings in an academic exercise. Facilitating Academic Dishonesty Facilitating academic dishonesty is intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another commit an act of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism Plagiarism is the submission of anotherâ€™s work as oneâ€™s own, without adequate attribution. When an individual submits work that includes the words, images, music, ideas, or data of others, the source of the information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references, and, if verbatim statements are included, through quotation marks or indentation as appropriate. By placing his/her name on work submitted, the author certifies the originality of all work not otherwise identified by appropriate acknowledgements. Plagiarism covers unpublished as well as published sources. The full policy and examples of academic dishonesty can be found on the Student Portal. Project Submission Students are required to include a Woodbury Project Identification label on the back of all projects boards submitted. Three-dimensional work must also include an identifying label. Label artwork can be downloaded from the Student Portal. Projects may be archived up to 2 years for purposes of accreditation and exhibition. Accommodations for Disabilities Citing Image Sources Woodbury University is committed to making reasonable accommodations to assist individuals with disabilities in reaching their academic potential. Students desiring accommodations due to a physical, learning or psychological disability must first complete an Accommodations Request Form, which can be downloaded from http://go.woodbury.edu, and found under â€œAcademic Resources.â€ Accommodations cannot be granted prior to the instructorâ€™s receipt of a Notification of Special Needs Release Form from the Disabilities Coordinator.Â Accommodations are never provided retroactively. (For more information, contact the Disabilities Coordinator in the Whitten Center (818) 394-3345.) In all academic work, including research, development and comprehensives, students are required to cite sources of images, photographs, illustrations, and drawings that are not originally created by the student. The listing must be attached to the back of the final presentation board or notated in a process book. Digital work such as websites, apps, or motion pieces must also include an addendum of image source citing. Sources must include the title of the image, the website link where it was obtained, the original artist or creator, and the date it was sourced. You may use Easybib.com to create your citations. Use the following format for citing your sources.