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  • Collaborative Environment
    • This is a project-based course, and requires a friendly and collaborative environment for everyone (students, professors, and guests) to freely exchange ideas.  This requires mutual respect and understanding.  However, the course also has lectures and hands-on exercises, which require dedicated time to complete.  Open dialogue is encouraged, but may be requested to be subdued in order to progress through classroom material in a timely manner. 
  • Etiquette
    • Email:  Be professional and polite.  Professors will try to answer all questions and emails in a timely fashion (within 1-2 days).  However, under some circumstances, the response time will be longer.
    • Classroom behavior:  Create a supportive learning environment for everyone.  Disruptive behavior is prohibited.  "Disrupted behavior" means conduct that materially and substantially interferes with or obstructs the teaching or learning process in the context of a classroom or educational setting.  This type of behavior includes cell phone use, refusing to collaborate, interrupting class activities, sleeping, surfing the internet for non-class related material, newspaper reading, etc.  In the event of disruptive behavior by students in the course, official policies and procedures will be followed as described at:
    • Threatening behavior is prohibited:  "Threatening behavior" means any statement, communication, conduct or gesture, including those in written form, directed toward any member of the University community that causes a reasonable apprehension of physical harm to a person or property.  In the event of threatening behavior by one of the students in the course, official policies and procedures will be followed as described at: 
    • Shared computing facilities:  This class will provide access to various high performance and shared computing resources.  Everyone in the class must respect the rules for accessing and using these systems (listed on the resources websites).  Under no circumstances will violations of their terms of use be permitted.
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