University/College/School/Class Policies

Academic Honesty

(See UF Rule 6C1-4.017 (PDF) Students are required to be honest in all of their university class work. Faculty members have a duty to promote ethical behavior and avoid practices and environments that foster cheating. Faculty should encourage students to bring incidents of dishonesty to their attention. A faculty member, in certain circumstances, can resolve an academic dishonesty matter without a student disciplinary hearing. The procedures and guidelines are available from the Director of Student Judicial Affairs. In the fall of 1995, the UF student body enacted a new honor code and voluntarily committed itself to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. (See UF Rule 6C1-4.0172 (PDF)

The Honor Code

UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment.” The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor or TAs in this class. More on these policies can be found in the UF STUDENT HANDBOOK.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Support services for students with disabilities are coordinated by the DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER in the Dean of Students Office. All support services provided for University of Florida students are individualized to meet the needs of students with disabilities. To obtain individual support services, each student must meet with one of the support coordinators in the Disability Resources Program and collaboratively develop appropriate support strategies. Appropriate documentation regarding the student's disability is necessary to obtain any reasonable accommodation or support service.


Contact information for the Counseling and Wellness Center:, 392-1575; and the University Police Department: 392-1111 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Computer Use and Acceptable Use Policy

All faculty staff, and students of the University of Florida are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. HTTP://WWW.CIRCA.UFL.EDU/COMPUTERS and HTTP://WWW.CIO.UFL.EDU/AUPOLICY.HTM

Disruptive Behavior

Be advised that you can and will be dismissed from class for disruptive behavior. More detailed information on this can be found in the UF RULES AND POLICIES.


Please familiarize yourself with the UF SA+AH Health and Safety Handbook, available online at:

  • In particular download and familiarize yourself with the Art + Technology area specific guidelines linked here.

Email and Communications

All email correspondence will be through your UFL gatorlink email address. You are responsible to check your email on a daily basis. No excuses for not having read email will be accepted. It is recommended that you DO NOT forward your UFL email to other services. Often, other services will mark UFL email as junk/spam and you will not receive it. THIS IS NOT A VALID EXCUSE. I commit to responding to your email within 24 hours during the week, and within 48 hours on the weekend. In return, I expect you to respond to my emails with same provisions.

Late Work Policy

I do not accept late work without penalty unless you provide a doctors letter or some other approved excuse explaining why your work is late. Any assignment that has a deadline, in particular project critiques, must be submitted on time for full credit. You may submit the work late, and I may give partial credit, at my discretion. Missing a crit is like skipping a meeting with your bosses favorite client; it will get you fired!