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TO: EVOC 502 Instructor
FROM: Rick Little
DATE: February 15, 2003
RE: 502, WA1, Little

The purpose of EVOC 502 WA1 was to prepare a list of Assertive Discipline Rules and Penalties that would be appropriate for the course I plan to teach in Oceanography. The following six criteria were specified:

1.     Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

2.     List and briefly describe at least one good resource from which further information about assertive discipline can be obtained.

3.     List a minimum of five rules that reflect reasonable student behavior in the situation in which you function (or expect to function) as an instructor.

4.     List the penalties (or consequences) for breaking those rules, indicating the increased severity of the penalties for repeated offenses. Be sure that the penalties you describe are both reasonable and enforceable.

5.     Prepare the rules as a one page contract that can be signed by the student. Type or word process the rules contract. Careful consideration should be given to margins, headings and overall appearance.

6.     Everything should fit on one side of one 8.5 by 11 page and it should be clearly reproduced on high quality paper so that it will look professional.

The following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:

1.     Little, Rick- From my own professional experience.

2.     Dr. Ronald Pendleton's EVOC Course 501

I believe that the attached report meets all six of above listed criteria and respectfully request full credit: one point for meeting each of the above listed criteria.

IN Oceanography

Rick Little


         Report to each class session (including field trips) on time.

         No smoking within restricted space at any time.

         No food or drink in any classroom or lab.

         Do not molest the wildlife on field trips.

         No interruptions other than legitimate questions.

         No talking during tests.

         No Cheating on tests.

         Each student must stay with the group on field trips.


         1st Offense: Verbal Warning.

         2nd Offense: Written Warning and Documentation.

         3rd Offense: Loss of grade points for the session and Documentation.

         4th Offense: Loss of one letter grade and Documentation.

         5th Offense: Dropped From Class and Documentation.



I _____________________________ (student) have read and understand all the rules and penalties listed above. I agree to comply with all the rules and if I should happen to break any of the rules, I agree to accept the prescribed penalty.

Student's Signature and Date

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