- Mythical / Narrative dimensions
- Professional/Epistemological dimensions
- Historical dimensions
- Economic dimensions
- Technological dimensions
- Labor dimensions
- Political dimensions
- Bodily/organic/affective dimensions
- Material dimensions
- Context and situatedness dimensions
- Educational dimensions
- Temporal/Geographic dimensions
Final Paper: 25% -- Due 12/16
Final Presentation: 20% -- Due 12/2
Weekly Reactions: 30%
Assignments and Methods of Assessment
All assignments are required for all students. Completing all assignments is not a guarantee of a passing grade.
- All work must be completed in order to pass this class. Late or incomplete assignments will not be given full credit unless the student has contacted the instructor prior to the due date of the assignment (or in the case of emergencies, as soon as practicable).
- Late or incomplete assignments will not be given full credit unless the student has contacted the instructor prior to the due date of the assignment (or in the case of emergencies, as soon as practicable).
- Criteria for grading homework assignments include (but are not limited to) creativity and the amount of original work demonstrated in the assignment. Students are able to use and adapt the work of others, provided that the following guidelines are followed:
- Use of other people’s material must not infringe the copyright of the original author, nor violate the terms of any licensing agreement.
- Students must scrupulously attribute the original source and author of whatever material has been adapted for the assignment.
An exceptional request for an incomplete grade is most often granted to students encountering a medical emergency or other extraordinary circumstances beyond their control. Students must request an incomplete grade from the instructor. The instructor and student will agree on a due date for completion of coursework. The student must submit an Incomplete Form signed by the student, the instructor, and the student’s academic advisor to the front office: https://uofi.app.box.com/v/ISIncompleteForm
Please see the Student Code for full details: http://studentcode.illinois.edu/article3/part1/3-104/
Attendance/ Participation Policy
The iSchool expects students to attend all classes except in cases of emergency.
Student Code on Attendance: http://studentcode.illinois.edu/article1/part5/1-501/
- If you have an emergency, communicate with the instructor as early as possible to prevent negatively impacting your grade. Students missing more than one class—or who regularly arrive late or leave early—will not pass the class unless alternate arrangements are made.
- Enrollment in this course includes expectation of regular attendance. If you find you must miss (or have missed) class, contact the instructor as soon as possible. Students
may miss one class session with no penalty; thereafter, each unexcused absence will result in your grade being lowered by one step (for example, an A- will become a B+). Repeated tardiness or leaving sessions early may be considered an unexcused absence unless alternate arrangements have been made with the instructor.
UIUC has the responsibility for maintaining academic integrity so as to protect the quality of education and research on our campus and to protect those who depend on our integrity. Consequences of academic integrity infractions may be serious, ranging from a written warning to a failing grade for the course or dismissal from the University. See the student code for academic integrity requirements: http://studentcode.illinois.edu/article1/part4/1-401/
By turning in materials for review, you certify that all work presented is your own and has been done by you independently, or as a member of a designated group for group assignments.
To ensure disability-related concerns are properly addressed from the beginning of the semester, I request that students with disabilities who require assistance to participate in this class contact me as soon as possible to discuss your needs and any concerns you may have. The University of Illinois may be able to provide additional resources to assist you in your studies through the office of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). This office can assist you with disability-related academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids. Please contact them as soon as possible by visiting the office in person: 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign; visiting the website: http://disability.illinois.edu; calling (217) 333-4603 (V/TTY); or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: I do not require a letter from DRES in order to discuss your requested accommodations.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
We begin our semester by recognizing and acknowledging that we are on the lands of the Peoria, Kaskaskia, Piankashaw, Wea, Miami, Mascoutin, Odawa, Sauk, Mesquaki, Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Chickasaw Nations. These lands were the traditional territory of these Native Nations prior to their forced removal; these lands continue to carry the stories of these Nations and their struggles for survival and identity.
As a land-grant institution, the University of Illinois has a particular responsibility to acknowledge the peoples of these lands, as well as the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution for the past 150 years. We are also obligated to reflect on and actively address these histories and the role that this university has played in shaping them. This acknowledgement and the centering of Native peoples is a start as we move forward for the next 150 years.
We thank the UIUC Native American House for this Land Acknowledgement Statement.
Writing and Bibliographic Style Resources
The campus-wide Writers Workshop provides free consultations. For more information see http://www.cws.illinois.edu/workshop/
The iSchool sponsors a Writing Resources Moodle site https://courses.ischool.illinois.edu/course/view.php?id=3389
The iSchool also provides access to writing coaches who offer free consultations here: https://publish.illinois.edu/ischoolwritingresources/