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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

General Course Policies

Attendance Policy

Students are responsible for any missed lecture notes and materials. Medical notes are not required for excused absences. One missed lecture will not affect participation grade.

Course Enrollment Maximum

ETM’s graduate level courses have considerable time commitments that include homework and required participatory obligations, in addition to class attendance. Therefore, it is recommended that students who work full-time limit their enrollment to one or two courses per semester to ensure student success. Enrolling in more than 6 credits during any given semester will require approval from ETM’s academic coordinator and the student’s faculty advisor.

Professional Oral and Written Presentations

The WSU ETM master’s degree is a professional graduate program. It is expected that student work will be presented neatly and with correct English spelling, grammar and punctuation. There are numerous software packages available to help students present professional papers, homework and projects. Sloppy, poorly- written work will not be accepted. The professor will determine whether to ask for a rewrite or assign an “F”.

There are numerous software packages available to help students present professional papers, homework and projects. The Graduate and Professional Writing Center is available to help on-line students learn to revise and proofread their own work. Students must register and make an appointment on-line. You may submit up to 15 pages, double spaced. Contact the Center ( if you have questions.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. WSU aims to foster and preserve the scholarly values of inquiry, experimentation, critical appraisal and integrity, and to foster these values in its students. ‘Academic Integrity’ is a term used at WSU to describe honest behavior as it relates to all academic work (for example papers written by staff, student assignments, conduct in exams, etc.) and is the foundation of university life. One of the main principles is respecting other people’s ideas and not claiming them as your own. Anyone found to have used another person’s ideas without proper acknowledgement is guilty of academic misconduct and the University considers this to be a serious matter. Cheating is defined in the Standards for Student Conduct WAC 504-26-010 (3).

With the exception of team assignments and approved collaborative efforts, students are expected to work independently. All work turned in should represent the fruits of the student’s own thoughts, studies, writing, and effort. With the advent of the internet and the ability to easily cut-and-paste written works in whole or in part, plagiarism is becoming a significant issue. Plagiarism is informally defined as any effort to portray the specific writings, anecdotes, thoughts, and concepts of others as if they were the work of the student. Any original work presented by the student should be comprised of at least 50% original material. Any and all work copied by cut-and-paste or any other method must be appropriately identified and attributed to the original author by proper citation. Violations of this policy may result in failure of the course and may lead to elimination from graduate studies or expulsion. Plagiarism detection software is used in many of our classes. Students have access to program software to ensure their papers meet the standards.

Academic integrity is the cornerstone of the university. We also recognize the importance of courtesy and decorum during all discussions – in class, in chat rooms, email, and other conversations.

Visit for any questions regarding WSU’s plagiarism policies.

Incomplete Policy

An incomplete (I) grade is given to a student who, for reasons beyond the student’s control, is unable to complete the course requirements within the enrolled semester. An incomplete will only be considered if at least 50% of point assignments required in the course are completed and submitted by the end of the enrolled semester. The incomplete must be cleared and completed within one year following the semester in which the “I” grade was assigned. If the incomplete is not completed and a grade change is not submitted by the deadline, the grade will automatically change to an “F”.  A student may not simply repeat the course to remove an Incomplete grade. A student must have a written permission from their faculty advisor to register for future semesters if the student has two or more Incomplete grades on their transcripts.

If a student intends to graduate less than one year following the semester in which the ‘I’ grade was assigned, the student must clear the incomplete before the end of the semester that they intend to graduate or receive a certificate.   A student will not be allowed to graduate or receive a certificate with an Incomplete grade on their transcript. A student who desires an Incomplete grade must:

(1)  Notify the professor in writing,
(2)  Provide sufficient reason for the incomplete request,
(3)  Complete and submit an Incomplete Grade Agreement Form found at


Revised: February 6, 2018

Disability Statement

WSU Online and the Access Center work together to provide reasonable accommodations for students who have documented disabilities and who are registered both with WSU Online and the Access Center.

It is important that you notify the Access Center as soon as possible of your needs or that you suspect that you may need accommodations so we can initiate the process with the Access Center and facilitate the appropriate accommodations. The Access Center will help students overcome potential obstacles so they may be successful in their area of study, and may refer students to other service programs that are able to assist students in achieving their academic goals.

All accommodations are authorized on an individual basis and must be approved through the Access Center. Call the Access Center at 509-335-3417 or email an Access Advisor at for further information and to request accommodations.

Copyright Notice

The content of this program and the video transmissions of the classes are the property of Washington State University and are to be viewed and used only by persons currently enrolled in this course. The materials provided in this program are copyrighted and unauthorized duplication is not allowed without permission of the copyright holders. Any other use requires the express written consent of the Instructor.