Memorandum of Understanding for Dr. Fike's Courses


Some basic guidelines will ensure the smooth operation of our class sessions:


Punctuality: The class starts on time. Please be a few minutes early. If you happen to arrive late, speak to the professor after class so that he converts your absence to a tardy. Be sure to review the tardy and absence policies in the syllabus.
Reading: You are required to read, annotate, and bring to class the day's assigned materials, as indicated on the course calendar. For HMXP and CRTW: All of the books required for this course are on reserve at the Dacus Library: you can make a photocopy of the day's text(s) even if you do not yet own the book.
Preparation: I send students out of the room to get their materials if they do not bring them. Tardy and absence policies apply. (Ask me why I have this policy.)
Electronic devices: Turn off and put away all electronic devices ("away" does not mean in your lap; it means in your backpack). Please silence your watches.
Eating and drinking: You may consume clear water with no ice but nothing else. You may not eat in the classroom before, during, or after class.
Comprehension: If you do not understand what the professor is saying, ask him a question about it.
Conferences with the professor: If you want your professor to read your paper, ask him to do so at your conference. Bring two word-processed copies. You need to express clearly the degree of assistance you seek. He will gladly let you know if you are on the right track. He will answer whatever questions you have.
Post-traditional Students: Please come see me this week.


NOTE: Other policies appear in the syllabus. This is especially the case for HMXP 102.