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    DR. CAROL FLANNERY, Senior Lecturer Fall 2011

    SECTION 002 Tues/Thurs 11:30 12:45 pm SM 1.217 - Begins Aug 25, 2011003-- Wednesday - 1 3:45 pm LAB SM 1.211 - Begins Aug 24, 2011502 - Thursday - 7 9:45 pm SM 2.115 - Begins Aug 25, 2011001 Friday - 4 6:45 pm SM 1.117 - Begins Aug 26, 2011



    The 9 th edition of your textbook comes with an Internet Access Codeto obtain necessary files

    This syllabus is required by the university and the responsibility of each student to read and understand.


    About Your Professor/Office Hours 3Teaching Assistant/Office Hours 3

    How can I contact my TA? Where is my TA located? 3Sending Email to Professor and/or your Teaching Assistant 16How Can I Obtain a Letter of Recommendation from my Professor? 15

    COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OTHER COURSE INFORMATIONCourse Description 4Student Learning Objectives 4Do I Need the Pre-requisite? 4Attendance Policy 7Can I Use My Cell Phone in Class? 14How many topics are covered each week? 6Homework and Reading Assignments 17Am I supposed to turn in my homework assignments? 17Are class powerpoint slides and lecture notes posted online? 10Have you officially changed your name this semester? 7Forming Study Groups 17Academic Honesty see pages 18,19,20,21

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    Topic/FAQ Page Number

    REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR COURSERequired Textbook/Software 5, 6

    TESTINGTests and Other Course Requirements 7, 8Test Dates/Times and Other Important Dates--*CALENDAR* 9How Long Does it Take before my Test Grades are posted? 13What chapters are covered for each Test Module? 6Can I Take my Test with another section? 10Can I Take any Test, or Final Exam, Early? 10Is there a Final Exam? 10Can I Review my Final Exam after it is Graded? 10What happens if I Miss a Test? 12Are there MakeUp tests? 11Is there Extra Credit in this Course? 12

    GRADES AND GRADINGHow Are Course Grades Calculated? 10, 11, 12If I Work Hard, Why Cant I Receive an A grade? 11Are grades curved in this class? 11Letter Grades Equate to what Numerical Average? 11Questioning of Test Grades 13, 14Reviewing your Graded Tests with Teaching Assistant (There is a time window) 13

    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTSTechnical Requirements 18Utilizing eLearning Your Class Online Website for this Course 16

    UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND REGULATIONSWhat happens if there is Bad Weather that officially closes the University? 17University Policy: Student Conduct and Discipline 18University Policy: Scholastic Honesty 18University Policy: Academic Integrity 18University Policy: Course Evaluation by Students 18University Policy: Incomplete Grade 22University Policy: Disability Services 23University Policy: Religious Holy Days 23University Policy: Off Campus Instruction 23University Policy: Inclement Weather 17University Policy: Email Use 22University Policy: Withdrawal From Class 22University Policy: Incomplete Grade Policy 22University Policy: Student Grievance Procedures 22University Policy: Judicial Affairs Procedure 21

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    ABOUT YOUR PROFESSORDr. Flannery began her association with UT-Dallas in 1995 and has 35 years experience

    in colleges and universities teaching mathematics and statistics. Her expertise includes

    curriculum design, developing on-site courses for area business and industry, production of instructional video, and the development of online courses, such as the Math Refresher onlinecourse at UT-Dallas. Dr. Flannery has earned the following degrees:B. S. in Mathematics - University of Texas at ArlingtonM.S., and Ed.D. -- Texas A & M at Commerce.

    OFFICESOM 2.416 Hours: (subject to change)Tuesdays: 12:45 to 1 pm *Wednesdays: 12:15 to 12:45 pm*Thursdays: 12:45 to 1 pm and 6:15 to 6:45 pmFridays: 3 to 3:45 pm

    *These particular times can be extended if a student is meeting with meOffice Phone: 972-883-5853; however it is only answered during office hours .Email: [email protected]

    Please note, students enrolled in Dr. Flannerys classesare required to send emails via their class eLearning website due toconfidentiality laws/policies.Emails are usually not answered on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday.

    TEACHING ASSISTANTTo be announced on eLearning. Your Teaching Assistant will post all contact

    information on eLearning under Announcements. Please make appointments with theTeaching Assistant for your class section to discuss problems on assignments and/or help withtutorials. Students are expected to provide proof they have attempted problems beforeseeking tutorial help form our Teaching Assistants.


    Your Teaching Assistant will post an announcement on your eLearning class websiteduring the first week of classes which will state contact and office information. Pleaserefer to this announcement in seeking your TA.

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    COURSE DESCRIPTIONOPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business (3 semester hours)Introduction to statistical and probabilistic methods and theory applicable to situations faced bymanagers. Topics include: data presentation and summarization, regression analysis, fundamentalprobability theory and random variables, introductory decision analysis, estimation, confidenceintervals, hypothesis testing, and One Way ANOVA (Some sections of this class may require a laptopcomputer). Prerequisite: MATH 5304 or equivalent. (3-0) S

    DO I NEED THE PREREQUISITE?If you are a Graduate Student , and do not have the university-stated prerequisite, you

    may ask permission to enroll in my sections of OPRE 6301 . Your permission request mustinclude documentation of related-math and/or statistics courses completed (at theundergraduate and graduate level, including the course objectives for the courses stated)

    before your request to enroll can be considered. All undergraduates must see their advisorswith any questions and/or advice regarding not having prerequisites for courses.

    STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVESStudents are expected to develop skills on problem formulation, identification of appropriatestatistical techniques, computer implementations in Excel and/or manual calculations and writtenexplanations, and interpretation of empirical results of the following --


    1) organize and summarize raw data

    2) build and evaluate a regression model from raw data

    3) apply the basic rules of Probability Theory

    4) apply the concept of a random variable to solve business problems

    5) apply the Normal, Poisson, and Binomial Distributions to solve business problems

    6) simulate data from the Normal, Poisson, and Binomial Distributions

    7) identify significant changes in averages and proportions

    8) determine if two populations have the same mean or the same proportion

    9) determine if several populations have the same mean

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    Students must bring the following to each class meeting:


    2012. (ISBN 10 digit0538477490

    ; ISBN 13 digit9780538477499

    )Please have this edition of the text. This text will have an access code that willpermit you to download the necessary Excel data files, Excel Workbooks, and DataAnalysis Plus macros from the publishers website.

    Please NOTE: Other editions of the textbook, especially the abbreviated and international editions, may have different and/or deleted chaptersand possibly different problem numbers. Since some of your test

    problems may utilize data files from your textbook, it is important youhave the correct edition, otherwise you will lose points on your tests.

    (2) Laptop with Excel 2010; Excel 2007 may be utilized only if compatible with yourtextbook data files and downloaded macros. After you download your macros fromthe publishers website, you will need to check and see that Excel 2007 will work. If not,upgrade to Office Suite 2010. The Office Suite 2010 is available through the universityTech Store for $33 * with valid UTDallas i.d. *price subject to change

    (3) Students assume full responsibility for utilizing other versions of Excel than specifiedin this course syllabus.

    (4) Your laptop must have the necessary software installed by the first class day ; Exceldata sets, Excel Workbooks, etc. Install everything, except the other software formatssuch as minitab, etc . We will be utilizing Excel in statistical problem-solving as well aswritten calculations in some chapters. Although Data Analysis tools are available asan add in with your Excel software (you usually must add it in manually), pleasenote that Data Analysis Plus is another set of macros and is to be inst alled from theaccess code that comes with the purchase of your textbook .

    Only full-versions, not trial versions, of Microsoft Office will work.

    Therefore, you must have both Data Analysisand Data Analysis Plus installed. These are twodifferent sets of macros!

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    (5) Newer MACS do not have the scripting ability necessary to run Data Analysis Plus; if you are using a MAC, it is suggested to install a Windows Virtual machine, such asparallel desktop, which will then allow t he use of Windows within the Mac OS. You must have the Windows version of Excel with the parallel desktop software

    otherwise parallel desktop is of no use. Students with MACS in past semesters have

    done this with no problems. (6) Students are not permitted share textbooks, calculators or laptops during lectures

    and/or tests.

    MODULES: COURSE CHAPTERS AND TOPICS (subject to change by the Professor)

    MODULE 1:What is Statistics? ( Chapter 1 )Descriptive Statistics (Chapter 3)

    Data Collection and Sampling ( Chapter 5 )Graphical and Tabular Summarization of Data ( Chapters 2 and 3) Numerical Summarization of Data ( Chapter 4 )

    MODULE 2:Basic Probability Theory ( Chapter 6)

    MODULE 3: Random Variables and Business Applications ( Chapters 7.1-7.3 )Important Probability Distributions ( Chapters 7.4-7.5 and 8.1-8.2)Statistical Inference (Chapter 9) Sampling Distributions and Simulation ( Chapter 9 )

    MODULE 4:Introduction to Estimation and Hypothesis Testing ( Chapters 10 and 11) Inferences about a Single Population ( Chapter 12.1 and 12.3 )Inferences about Comparing Two Populations ( Chapter 13.1-13.5 )Analysis of Variance ( Chapter 14.1-14.2)Least-Squares Linear Regression(Chapters 16, 17.1-17.3, 18.1-18.2, and 18.5-18.6 )


    Each class is different. Therefore, it is not set how many chapters/topics will be covered eachweek. You might expect a minimum of 2 chapters per week. We will finish the required materialbefore your scheduled test. If there is a change in the material, your professor will share thisinformation in class and/or on the class elearning website.

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    Attendance is required. Students who miss a total of three or more absences will begin to haveone point deducted from your course average for each missed class. Your course average willnot have points deducted until you have accumulated three absences or more.


    It is expected that students take full responsibility to notify your Professor as quickly as possibleif you have changed your name at any time during the semester. Not doing so may result in astudent not receiving credit for tests completed if the test was taken under a different name.


    There will be 3 Tests during the semester. Tests will be in class, to begin at your regularclass time and day. Please note there is a different day scheduled for the Thursday night FinalExam . It will be on Saturday night, December 10, at 7 pm.

    Tests are timed Each test is 75 minutes. Total numbers of problems on each test mayvary. However, if you know what you are doing on each test, you will have adequate time tocomplete the test.

    Tests are not returned to students . There are no retakes of tests. Please note, testgrades are not curved. Your grade is what you earn.

    TEST #1 - Modules 1 and 2 (worth 35% of your course grade) In-class, closed book/closed notes. No homework problems. No Laptop.A small (non programmable) calculator is permitted.Time: 75 minutesContent: Cumulative focusing on Chapters 1 thru 6.All multiple- choice and/or a combination of multiple-choice and written problems.Definitions, terms, concepts, problems may all be included on this test. You may be asked to provide written answers and/or explanations to accompany your testing.

    TEST #2 - Module 3 (worth 35% of your course grade)In-class, open textbook/open notes/completed homework problems. Laptop.

    No other textbooks and/or manuals (no student solutions maual) permitted

    Time: 75 minutesContent: Cumulative, focusing on Chapters 7, 8, 9.All multiple-choice and/or a combination of multiple-choice and written problems.

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    Wireless access on laptops and other supplemental books not permitted, unless it is an onlinetest. Calculators, cell phones and working with other students not permitted.You may be asked to provide written answers and/or explanations to accompany your onlinetesting.

    TEST #3 Module 4 THIS IS YOUR FINAL EXAM (worth 30% of your course grade)In-class, laptop, possibly online.Textbook, class notes, completed homework problems permitted.

    No other texts/manuals (no Student Solutions manual) permitted.

    Time: 2 HOURSContent: Cumulative, focusing on Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18All multiple-choice. You may be asked to provide a written explanation on some problems.

    Again, You may be asked to provide written answers and/or explanations to accompany your Excel findings, to include working inference problems manually.Please note:

    Professor reserves the right to change to online testing from hardcopy for any test and/or acombination of online and hardcopy.

    Students not having the required data files and macros during Tests 2and 3 will receive an F for either, or both of those tests. Please note it

    is required to have all necessary data files and macros installed onyour laptop by first class day.

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    TESTS and OTHER IMPORTANT DATES (Subject to change at discretion of Professor)

    Please Note:

    Test Dates and Chapter Topics may be subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.

    Students must take tests with the section in which you are enrolled.


    First Class Day for OPRE 6301

    003 Wed - 1 to 3:45 pm002 Tues/Thur 11:30 to 12:45 pm502 Thurs 7 to 9:45 pm001 - Friday 4 to 6:45 pm

    Wed Begins August 24, 2011Thur Begins August 25, 2011Thur - Begins August 25, 2011Friday-Begins August 26, 2011

    TEST 1 (in class)Modules 1 and 2

    003 Wed 1 to 3:45 pm002 - Tues/Thur 11:30 to 12:45 pm502 Thurs 7 to 9:45 pm001 Friday 4 to 6:45 pm

    September 21, 2011September 22, 2011September 22, 2011September 23, 2011

    TEST 2 (in class)Module 3

    003 Wed 1 to 3:45 pm002 - Tues/Thur 11:30 to 12:45 pm502 Thurs 7 to 9:45 pm001 Friday 4 to 6:45 pm

    October 26, 2011October 27, 2011October 27, 2011October 28, 2011

    Last Lecture Day of Classes

    003 Wed 1 to 3:45 pm002 - Tues/Thur 11:30 to 12:45 pm502 Thurs 7 to 9:45 pm001 Friday 4 to 6:45 pm

    November 30, 2011December 6, 2011December 1, 2011December 2, 2011

    Reading/Study Days FOR THE UNIVERSITY

    Wed and Thurs, Dec 7 and Dec 8


    **Tues/Thur class starts early!Thursday meets SATURDAY!

    003 Wed 1 to 3:45 pm002 - Tues/Thur 11:30 to 12:45 pm502 Thurs 7 to 9:45 pm001 Friday 4 to 6:45 pm

    1 PM, Wed, Dec 14, 2011**11 AM, Tues, Dec 13, 2011

    7 pm, SAT Dec 10, 20114 PM, Friday, Dec 9, 2011

    Any errors on this calendar will be corrected and students will be notified of any changes viaeLearning class website.

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    Usually this is not done because each section is full with students. There is no room.Showing up to take a test with another section will take away a seat from a student whorightfully belongs there.


    YES. This is TEST 3.

    It is cumulative, but focuses on Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17.


    No. Only Tests 1 and 2 can be reviewed with your Teaching Assistant. There is noreviewing of the Final Exam. We will recheck the scoring on your Final Exam, but that


    This is not done because each test is monitored. It is not possible to find a room andprofessor to monitor a test for an individual student at a time other than class time. The semesterbegins and ends on certain officially set dates. Please do not ask to take any test, or Final Exam,early in order for you to avoid being on campus till the official end of the semester, Dec 14.Students who register for a class are expected to be here the length of the semester.

    Are class powerpoint slides and lecture notes posted online?

    Powerpoints are used to enhance the classroom lecture, not replace the lecture. Lecturesin my class involve active learning and not passive learning. Therefore, powerpoints arenot provided out of class.

    It is expected that students take notes during class. Being actively engaged within theclassroom involves listening, viewing the powerpoints as explanations are presented,participating during in-class problem-solving, and taking notes.

    Lecture notes and Power Points are not posted on the web.Attend class.





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    Undergraduates taking graduate courses are subject to the same grading policy as graduate students.

    Meaning, there are no D grades. The following letter grades apply in my sections beginning Fall 2011.I do not issue minus grades.

    There are no A+ grades. There are no D grades in graduate school.Decimal cut-offs will be strictly adhered to.


    University students are required to work hard in their classes. You must master the materialand be able to analyze questions/problems beyond simple memorizing or regurgitation ( torepeat or reproduce what has been heard, read, or taught, in a purely mechanical way, withno evidence of personal thought or understanding of material ).

    You must be able to demonstrate critical thinking with the topics presented in this course. If you can demonstrate that you have indeed mastered the material and implemented criticalthinking on the tests, and your test average is 89.5 or higher, then you will receive an Agrade.

    ARE GRADES CURVED IN THIS CLASS?No. Students earn points on tests by correctly knowing the material.

    TESTINGHow to Prepare for Tests

    By reading the chapters..studying your class notes. and working assignedhomework problems. Study groups are an excellent way to prepare for tests. There

    may be challenge problems on the test in order to test your critical thinking skills instatistics.


    No. There are no makeup tests or retakes of tests. If you miss one of the first twotests, your final exam score will count as that missing grade.

    A 89.5 - 100 B+ 87.5 - 89.4 C+ 77.5 - 79.4 F 69.45 & belowB 79.5 - 87.4 C 69.5 - 77.4

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    If you do miss one of the first two tests, (for wh atever reason no exceptions), your FinalExam score will count as that missing test.


    If you have completed Tests 1 and 2, and miss Test 3, you may be eligible for anIncomplete.

    Incompletes are considered only when a student has completed 70% of tests/coursework by the end of the semester, and cannot complete the rest of thetests/coursework due to a major unavoidable situation, documentation will berequired .

    Before an incomplete can be considered, your absence must be proved it was unavoidable and

    verification (documentation) may be requested. ACCORDING TO UNIVERSITY POLICY, YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED 70% OF THE COURSE BEFORE AN INCOMPLETE CAN BE CONSIDERED. For information regarding incomplete grades, see Incomplete GRADE Policy within thissyllabus .


    If you miss both Test 1 and Test 2, your Final Exam score will count for only ONE missingtest score. For the other test, you will receive a zero.


    No. There is no extra credit in this course. No retakes of tests.No late work accepted.


    If your Final Exam score is higher than one previous test score, the Final Exam can takethe place of that low score. For example, if you have the following grades:

    Test 1= 60 @ 35% Test 2 = 80 @35% Test 3 = 76 @ 30%,then your course average will be computed as: Test 1=76 @ 35% Test 2=80 @35% Test 3 = 76 @ 30%

    But you must make higher on your final exam than one previous test score. If you donot make higher on your Final Exam than one previous test score, all three scores willcount.

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    REVIEWING YOUR GRADED TEST WITH A TEACHING ASSISTANT (THERE IS A TIME WINDOW)Tests are not returned . If you would like to see what problems you missed and why,you need to meet with our class Teaching Assistant at posted times (seeAnnouncements on the eLearning website. If you cannot meet during the posted

    times, our Teaching Assistant will make an appointment that is reasonable andconvenient to both Student and Teaching Assistant.

    Only Test 1 and Test 2 can be reviewed with a Teaching Assistant. The Final Exam is notreviewable. We will double-check the scoring of your Final Exam, but that is all.There is a window of time (usually one week after the posting of grades) permitted

    for students to discuss with the TA what problems were missed and why. After thewindow of time has expired, there will be no more discussing of test problems.


    Please allow us up to one week to grade tests. Even if the test is all multiple-choice. Welike to go through tests more than once.

    WHEN CAN I VIEW MY FINAL COURSE GRADE ONLINE?Refer to the official Academic Calendar posted at UTDallas.edu. Course grades will beposted by the date specified in the calendar.


    There will be no discussion of student tests and/or grades by email and/or phone.After the scheduled discussion time/date for your Test 1 AND Test 2 grades havepassed, no more appointments will be available to discuss and/or review thatparticular test . All discussions will be closed.

    Students must be proactive and assume the responsibility expected of a GraduateStudent in following class policy for the reviewing of their Tests 1 and 2 with the TAwithin the stated time frames announced on the elearning website.

    Please Note: Emails to your professor, after each test and/or after the semester iscompleted, such as, for example, asking for extra credit work, or to bump up yourgrade more than what you actually earned , because you are so close to an A, willnot be answered . These types of questions are presumptuous and may containunethical and/or illegal requests and are subject to possibly being forwarded to theappropriate academic deans.

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    NO. Cell phones are to be turned to silent during class and tests. Use of cell phoneswithin the classroom is not permitted at any time. Please step outside of the classroom touse cell phone, this includes during breaks. Cell phones are not permitted on the desk at any

    time, during lectures, during break time, or during tests. This is class policy.Students are not authorized to take pictures or make recordings within the classroom. Doingso violates privacy laws/policies.

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    Letters of recommendation for deserving students will be considered. But you must follow theguidelines:

    1. Letters of recommendation are not provided during last three weeks of the semester,or any holiday week, or the week before a deadline that you have, or during the time whenclasses are not in session.

    2. I may have already submitted all letters of recommendation for certain scholarships .In this case, it is suggested you contact another professor for a scholarship recommendation.

    3. If you are considered for a letter of recommendation, please provide me with thefollowing at least two weeks before the documents are required:

    Required: Schedule to come by my office for an interview (the interviewmust be two weeks before your letter is needed).

    Required: A typed Statement of Purpose in your own words. What areyour goals? Why are you a good candidate for a scholarshipand/or job?

    Required: A typed Vita: Include your past work and/or school experience,past/present degrees and the schools at which they were granted,

    and any other helpful information.

    Required: Completed and necessary forms required for scholarships.Student information must be already filled in and brought to meat the time of your interview.

    Please note: I do not prepare letters of recommendation on the spur of the moment.Letters of Recommendation are taken seriously. If you do not want to comply with theguidelines within this syllabus, then you will not receive a letter of recommendation.

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    It is required for students to utilize the class eLearning site . Check the site often for anyupdates, additional class assignments, announcements, or possible changes in schedule and/orchapter topics.

    When class begins, a discussion board and chat room will be up in order for students to helpeach other with homework assignments. Due to confidentiality laws, emails to me are to besent via eLearning only. This means you must be logged into eLearning.

    Emails sent to me from domains other than your official UT-Dallas

    eLearning address may not be answered due to confidentiality law/policy.

    Please Avoid the following types of emails:

    Trivial emails.

    Emails that have nothing to do with the class and/or course content.

    Emails asking for help with problem-solving questions. Problem-solving questions arebetter answered in a face-to-face situation.

    Emails about grade discussions.

    Emails asking reiteration of lectures.

    Emails asking questions in which you can find the answers within the course syllabus.

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    If class is officially cancelled by the university due to bad weather, please check your classeLearning website for further information , especially if a test is scheduled for that day.


    It is strongly suggested to form study groups! However, even on eLearning, please remembernot to post your personal information, such as phone number or home address, on any type of discussion board or in a chat room. Choose to first meet in the library or study room oncampus.


    To be posted on first week of class. Not to be turned in.

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    Technical Requirements

    In addition to a competent level of computer and Internet literacy, certain minimum technicalrequirement must be met to enable a successful learning experience.If you have any problems with your UTD account or with the UTD WebCT server, you maycontact UTD Computer Help Desk: assist@utdallas.edu or call theUTD Computer Helpdesk at: 972-883-2911.

    Scholastic HonestyThe University has policies and discipline procedures regarding scholastic dishonesty.Detailed information is available on the Scholastic Dishonesty web page. All students areexpected to maintain a high level of responsibility with respect to academic honesty. Studentswho violate University rules on scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties,including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Sincesuch dishonesty harms the individual, all students and the integrity of the University, policieson scholastic dishonesty will be strictly enforced.

    Course EvaluationAs required by UTD academic regulations, every student must complete an evaluation foreach enrolled course at the end of the semester.

    University PoliciesStudent Conduct & Discipline

    The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules andregulations for the orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of eachstudent and each student organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulations whichgovern student conduct and activities.

    The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the procedures of recognized and established due process. Procedures are defined and described in the Rules and

    Regulations of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, Part 1, Chapter VI,Section 3 , and in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities of the Course Syllabus Page 8,Universitys Handbook of Operating Procedures . Copies of these rules and regulations areavailable to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff members are available toassist students in interpreting the rules and regulations (SSB 4.400, 972/883- 6391).

    A student at the university neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of citizenship.He or she is expected to obey federal, state, and local laws as well as the Regents Rules,

    university regulations, and administrative rules. Students are subject to discipline for violatingthe standards of conduct whether such conduct takes place on or off campus, or whether civil orcriminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct.

    Academic Integrity

    The faculty and administration of the School of Management expect from our students a highlevel of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends

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    upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that astudent demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. We wantto establish a reputation for the honorable behavior of our graduates, which extends throughouttheir careers. Both your individual reputation and the schools reputation matter to your success.

    The Judicial Affairs website lists examples of academic dishonesty. Dishonesty includes,but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, facilitating academic dishonesty,fabrication, failure to contribute to a collaborative project and sabotage. Some of the waysstudents may engage in academic dishonesty are:

    Coughing and/or using visual or auditory signals in a test;Concealing notes on hands, caps, shoes, in pockets or the back of beverage bottlelabels;Writing in blue books prior to an examination;Writing information on blackboards, desks, or keeping notes on the floor;Obtaining copies of an exam in advance;Passing information from an earlier class to a later class;

    Leaving information in the bathroom;Exchanging exams so that neighbors have identical test forms;Having a substitute take a test and providing falsified identification for thesubstitute;Fabricating data for lab assignments;Changing a graded paper and requesting that it be regraded;Failing to turn in a test or assignment and later suggesting the faculty member lostthe item;Stealing another students graded test and affixing ones own name on it; Recording two answers, one on the test form, one on the answer sheet;Marking an answer sheet to enable another to see the answer;

    Encircling two adjacent answers and claiming to have had the correct answer;Stealing an exam for someone in another section or for placement in a test file;Using an electronic device to store test information, or to send or receive answersfor a test;Destroying or removing library materials to gain an academic advantage;Consulting assignment solutions posted on websites of previous course offerings;Transferring a computer file from one persons account to another; Transmitting posted answers for an exam to a student in a testing area via electronicdevice;Downloading text from the Internet or other sources without proper attribution;Citing to false references or findings in research or other academic exercises;

    Unauthorized collaborating with another person in preparing academic exercises.Submitting a substantial portion of the same academic work more than oncewithout written authorization from the instructor.

    http://www.utdallas.edu/judicialaffairs/UTDJudicialAffairs-Basicexamples.htmlUpdated: August, 2011

    Plagiarism on written assignments, especially from the web, from portions of papers forother classes, and from any other source is unacceptable. On written assignments, this

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    course will use the resources of turnitin.com , which searches the web for plagiarizedcontent and is over 90% effective.

    During tests and quizzes, students in this section are not allowed to have with them anyfood or drinks, scratch paper, course materials, textbooks, notes, invisible ink pens, or

    electronic devices, including IPads, IPhones, IPods, MP3 Players, earphones, radios, smartphones, cameras, calculators, multi-function timepieces, or computers.

    Please see what electronic equipment and/or materials that are permitted within yoursection of OPRE 6301 stated under each test description.

    When possible, students should sit in alternating seats, face forward at all times, andremove any clothing which might conceal eye movements, reflect images of anothers work,or hide course material for copying. Exam proctors will monitor any communication orsignaling between students by talking, whispering, or making sounds, or by using yourhands, feet, other body movements, the test paper itself or your writing implement.

    Students in this course suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinaryproceedings, and if found responsible, the following minimum sanctions will be applied:

    1. Homework Zero for the Assignment2. Case Write-ups Zero for the Assignment3. Quizzes Zero for the Quiz4. Presentations Zero for the Assignment5. Group Work Zero for the Assignment for all group members6. Tests F for the course

    These sanctions will be administered only after a student has been found officially responsiblefor academic dishonesty, either through waiving their right for a disciplinary hearing, or beingdeclared responsible after a hearing administered by Judicial Affairs and the Dean of StudentsOffice .

    In the event that the student receives a failing grade for the course for academic dishonesty, thestudent is not allowed to withdraw as a way of preventing the grade from being entered on theirrecord. Where a student receives an F in a course and chooses to take the course over to improvetheir grade, the original grade of F remains on their transcript, but does not count towardscalculation of their GPA.

    The School of Management also reserves the right to review a students disciplinary record, onfile with the Dean of Students, as one of th e criteria for determining a students eligibility for ascholarship.

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    Judicial Affairs Procedures

    Under authority delegated by the Dean of Students, a faculty member who has reason to suspectthat a student has engaged in academic dishonesty may conduct a conference with the student in

    compliance with the following procedures:

    (i) the student will be informed that he/she is believed to have committed an act or acts of academic dishonesty in violation of University rules;

    (ii) the student will be presented with any information in the knowledge or possession of theinstructor which tends to support the allegation(s) of academic dishonesty;

    (iii) the student will be given an opportunity to present information on his/her behalf;(iv) after meeting with the student, the faculty member may choose not to refer the allegation

    if he/she determines that the allegations are not supported by the evidence; or(v) after meeting with the student, the faculty member may refer the allegations to the dean

    of students along with a referral form and all supporting documentation of the alleged

    violation. Under separate cover, the faculty member should forward the appropriategrade to be assessed if a student is found to be responsible for academic dishonesty;(vi) the faculty member may consult with the dean of students in determining the

    recommended grade;(vii) the faculty member must not impose any independent sanctions upon the student in lieu

    of a referral to Judicial Affairs;(viii) the faculty member may not impose a sanction of suspension or expulsion, but may

    make this recommendation in the referral documentation

    If the faculty member chooses not to meet with the student and instead forwards the appropriatedocumentation directly to the dean of students, they should attempt to inform the student of theallegation and notify the student that the information has been forwarded to the Office of Dean of Students for investigation .

    The student, pending a hearing, remains responsible for all academic exercises and syllabusrequirements. The student may remain in class if the students presence in the class does notinterfere with the professors ability to teach the class or the ability of other class members tolearn. (See Section 49.07, page V-49-4 for information regarding the removal of a student fromclass).

    Upon receipt of the referral form, class syllabus, and the supporting material/documentation fromthe faculty member, the dean shall proceed under the guidelines in the Handbook of OperatingProcedures , Chapter 49, Subchapter C. If the respondent disputes the facts upon which theallegations are based, a fair and impartial disciplinary committee comprised of UTD faculty andstudents, shall hold a hearing and determine the responsibility of the student. If they find thestudent in violation of the code of conduct, the dean will then affirm the minimum sanction asprovided in the syllabus, and share this information with the student. The dean will review thestudents prior disciplinary record and assess additional sanctions where appropriate to thecircumstances. The dean will inform the student and the faculty member of their decision.

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    Email UseThe University of Texas at Dallas recognizes the value and efficiency of communicationbetween faculty/staff and students through electronic mail. At the same time, email raisessome issues concerning security and the identity of each individual in an email exchange.The university encourages all official student email correspondence be sent only to a students U.T. Dallas email address and that faculty and staff consider email from students official only if it originates from a UTD student account. This allows the university to maintain a high degreeof confidence in the identity of all individual corresponding and the security of the transmittedinformation. UTD furnishes each student with a free email account that is to be used in allcommunication with university personnel. The Department of Information Resources at U.T.Dallas provides a method for students to have their U.T. Dallas mail forwarded to otheraccounts.

    Withdrawal from ClassThe administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawal of any college-levelcourses. These dates and times are published in that semester's course catalog.Administration procedures must be followed. It is the student's responsibility to handlewithdrawal requirements from any class. In other words, I cannot drop or withdraw anystudent. You must do the proper paperwork to ensure that you will not receive a final gradeof "F" in a course if you choose not to attend the class once you are enrolled.

    Student Grievance ProceduresProcedures for student grievances are found in Title V, Rules on Student Services andActivities, of the universitys Handbook of Operating Procedures .In attempting to resolve any student grievance regarding grades, evaluations, or other

    fulfillments of academic responsibility, it is the obligation of the student first to make a seriouseffort to resolve the matter with the instructor, supervisor, administrator, or committee withwhom the grievance originate s (hereafter called the respondent). Individual faculty members retain primary responsibility for assigning grades and evaluations. If the matter cannot beresolved at that level, the grievance must be submitted in writing to the respondent with acopy o f the respondents School Dean. If the matter is not resolved by the written response provided by the respondent, the student may submit a written appeal to the School Dean. If the grievance is not resolved by the School Deans decision, the student may ma ke a writtenappeal to the Dean of Graduate or Undergraduate Education, and the deal will appoint andconvene an Academic Appeals Panel. The decision of the Academic Appeals Panel is final.The results of the academic appeals process will be distributed to all involved parties.Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of

    Students, where staff members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules andregulations.

    Incomplete Grade PolicyAs per university policy, incomplete grades will be granted only for work unavoidably missed at the semesters end and only if 70% of the course work has been completed .An incomplete grade must be resolved within eight (8) weeks from the first day of the subsequent long semester. If the required work to complete the course and to remove the incomplete grade isnot submitted by the specified deadline, the incomplete grade is changed automatically to a

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    grade of F.

    Disability ServicesThe goal of Disability Services is to provide students with disabilities educational opportunitiesequal to those of their non-disabled peers. Disability Services is located in room 1.610 in theStudent Union. Office hours are Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday andWednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The contact information for the Office of Disability Services is:The University of Texas at Dallas, SU 22PO Box 830688Richardson, Texas 75083-0688(972) 883-2098 (voice or TTY)Essentially, the law requires that colleges and universities make those reasonableadjustments necessary to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability. For example, it may be necessary to remove classroom prohibitions against tape recorders or animals (in thecase of dog guides) for students who are blind. Occasionally an assignment requirement maybe substituted (for example, a research paper versus an oral presentation for a student who ishearing impaired). Classes enrolled students with mobility impairments may have to berescheduled in accessible facilities. The college or university may need to provide specialservices such as registration, note-taking, or mobility assistance.

    It is the students responsibility to notify his or her professors of the need for such anaccommodation.

    Disability Services provides students with letters to present to facultymembers to verify that the student has a disability and needs accommodations.

    Individuals requiring special accommodation should contact the professor

    immediately during the first class meeting.

    Religious Holy DaysThe University of Texas at Dallas will excuse a student from class or other required activitiesfor the travel to and observance of a religious holy day for a religion whose places of worshipare exempt from property tax under Section 11.20, Tax Code, Texas Code Annotated.The student is encouraged to notify the instructor or activity sponsor as soon as possible regarding the absence, preferably in advance of the assignment . The student, so excused,will be allowed to take the exam or complete the assignment within a reasonable time after theabsence: a period equal to the length of the absence, up to a maximum of one week. Astudent who notifies the instructor and completes any missed exam or assignment may not be

    penalized for the absence. A student who fails to complete the exam or assignment within theprescribed period may receive a failing grade for that exam or assignment.If a student or an instructor disagrees about the nature of the absence [i.e., for the purpose of observing a religious holy day] or if there is similar disagreement about whether the student has been given a reasonable time to complete any missed assignments or examinations,either the student or the instructor may request a ruling from the chief executive officer of theinstitution, or his or her designee. The chief executive officer or designee must take intoaccount the legislative intent of TEC 51.911(b), and the student and instructor will abide by thedecision of the chief executive officer or designee.

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    Off-Campus Instruction and Course ActivitiesOff-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law andUniversity policies and procedures regarding travel and risk-related activities. Informationregarding these rules and regulations may be found at the website address given below.Additional information is available from the office of the school dean.(http://www.utdallas.edu/BusinessAffairs/Travel_Risk_Activities.htm )

    Descriptions/ timelines for your class are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.

    It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand this syllabus.

    Any errors and/or omissions found after the official posting of this syllabus, at any time, willbe corrected with announcement to class via lecture classroom and/or eLearning.

    Calculation of Letter Grades stated within this syllabus applies to the current semester .