EDWARD S. PHILLIPS, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Phone & Voice Mail
Call anytime, 24 hours a day, but do not expect your call to be returned.
White Hall, Room 215
7:30 am - 8:10 am
9:00 am - 10:10 am
7:30 am - 8:10 am
9:25 am - 11:00 am
and by appointment.
BASIC RULES & PROCEDURES
- Students are expected to attend class, to know & to understand specific attendance policies that are established in this
- For students who have otherwise been attending class regularly & completing work assignments conscientiously, there
will normally be reasonable accommodations for occasional, unavoidable absences based on highly legitimate grounds.
- The student is responsible for discussing an absence with me.
- Such discussion should occur by the student e-mailing the professor prior to a foreseeable absence.
- A student is expected to plan classes, work, & personal scheduling to avoid potential conflicts.
- In most circumstances, legitimate reasons for class absence are generally typified by documented & verifiable instances
of the following:
1) death in the immediate family;
2) incapacitating illness and injury (not including any non-emergency doctor's appointment that could have been
scheduled at a non-class time);
3) field trips required for other classes or intercollegiate competitions entailing official representations of the College.
4) seriously hazardous, weather-induced driving conditions (for commuter students only).
The College's central administration will not intercede in professional staff rulings of class attendance policies.
- Grade Appeals: This is a recourse for those who have regularly attended a course & who believe that their lower
semester grade is a result solely of a professor's unwillingness to accommodate unavoidable and legitimate absences.
Rights of the Student
- Academic rights are explained in the Shepherd College Student Handbook.
- Under prescribed circumstances you may challenge the grade that you are assigned in any course.
- The circumstances and procedures for challenging grades are covered in the Shepherd College Student Handbook
- Academic dishonesty is defined in the Shepherd College Catalog.
- If you are accused of academic dishonesty, be sure that the accusation is so defined.
- The institutional procedures that are to be followed if you are accused of dishonesty are presented in the: Shepherd
College Student Handbook.
- Please research the italicized sources that cover these topics.
Responsibilities of the Student
- Whether written or orally presented, each student is responsible for all assignments & rules.
- Bring your course book to each class session.
- Quizzes, tests, & unannounced class assignments must be turned in at the specified time.
- Class absence does not free you from academic responsibility.
Quizzes & Examinations
- All materials submitted must include your name & seat number.
- All testing will be conducted sans: notes, books, flesh, others' work, or their in-class knowledge.
If you miss a test, the only time and place that this examination can be made up is:
Immediately after the final exam.
Any quiz or in-class assignment cannot be made-up!
- In those classes where weekly quizzes are administered, the two lowest quiz scores will be dropped immediately prior to
the final examination.
- For summer school classes, one of the five tests will be dropped at the end of the summer term.
Review and Grade Rewards
- Raw scores are reviewed during the class session following each test.
- This review may result in changes in scores or points awarded only for those present at the test review session.
- A grade sheet will be distributed at the class session following the test review.
- This listing will include individual test scores, aggregate points, averages, & current grade.
- Class grade distribution for the current test and aggregate points are also included.
- To challenge a recorded mark:
On a multiple choice test, report to the Professor your challenge on grade distribution day.
On essay tests, see the professor in his office following the next class session.
Grades will be awarded according to the following scale:
A = above 92.99%
B = 80% - 92.99%
C = 65% - 79.99%
D = 55% - 64.99%
F = below 55.00%
- Failure to take the final examination at the time listed in the Schedule of Courses results in a final grade of "F"!
- Any exception to this rule must be approved by the professor prior to the final date that is published by the College in
that semester's Schedule of Classes.
- The major exception to this rule is: A student who has a course average of 93.00% prior to the final examination on
all work attempted.
A student with an aggregate average score above 92.99%,
prior to dropping any quiz or test scores,
will automatically be excused from the final examination.