Question everything! This is broader than just saying, "There are no stupid questions." You really must question everything you see, everything you read and everything you're told. Most of the time you'll be asking yourself these questions. Master this art, commonly called ‘critical thinking’, and you'll do very well in this class.


Google all questions:  If in doubt, Google it before asking me. If you still can't find the answer, have the most recent Google results page available for me to look at it. Please note: I'm not asking you to do this because I hate answering questions or I don't like you - I actually think you're pretty cool! I ask you to Google it first in order to train you to find your own answers.

Attendance: Come to class. Lehman has a fairly strict attendance policy. From the student handbook:

"Students are expected to attend all class meetings as scheduled, and are responsible for all class work missed as a result of late registration or absence. Excessive absences in any course may result in a lower final grade."

What the above text does not specify is how many excused absences a student can have. That number is 3. An excused absence is one that I know of well in advance of class time, such as a brief email the night before. I'm usually easy-going on this issue, but class attendance is important to me and your classmates because it effects the class experience.

Be on time, a.k.a. don't be late. If you miss three classes, you're fired.  That's basically it. The rest is up to you.

Final Grade Assessment

Your final grade is determined by a number of factors, a few of which appear below:

  • Design execution of final project
  • Technical execution of final project
  • Degree to which final project fulfills follows guidelines/fulfills requirements
  • Timely delivery of all projects
  • Response to critique and Direction
  • Attendance
  • Class participation