Most college students lead very busy lives that include other courses, extracurricular activities, jobs, and various personal obligations. When a student deserves “a break,” I will try to act as fairly and flexibly as possible. However, ALL EXCEPTIONS TO THE GUIDELINES DEFINED IN THE POLICY STATEMENT MUST BE CLEARLY NEGOTIATED. If a student fails to meet a requirement of this course and wishes to remain a member of our learning community, s/he must propose a solution to resolve the problem. I reserve the right to adhere strictly to the syllabus. Failure to comply with the course requirements equals failure in the course.