Assignment FAQs

Upon your return, be sure to get the lecture notes from another student in the class - Professor Rosenberg is not your initial, go-to person; your fellow students are. Keep in mind that while the general policy is that "make-ups" for any missed assignments are not permitted, you are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with Professor Rosenberg to discuss your issue.

You should contact Professor Rosenberg. Generally, extensions are rarely granted and then only under truly extraordinary circumstances. But it never hurts to ask - i.e. an overwhelmed single parent, etc

You should book an appointment with Professor Rosenberg or see him after your next class.

First and foremost, consult the assignment to check its requirements.  The information below pertains to general undergraduate course essays assigned throughout the semester and not more demanding ones such as Midterm and Final Essays.

  • There is no minimum page/word requirement as essays are graded on their credibility.
  • Essays in 100 level courses should not exceed six pages.
  • Essays in 200+ level courses should not exceed ten pages.

Unless otherwise instructed, essays of all types are to be formatted in the MLA style.

Web browsers are not adequate to view PDFs.

You should download the graded essay and view it using the Adobe PDF software on your computer.

If your computer is missing this software, you can download it here.  (Beware:  Adobe auto-selects additional software to be installed along with Reader, so be sure to uncheck anything you don't want.)

As a general rule, assignments are not able to be made up, especially those that are given in-class. However, you are encouraged to discuss your issue with Professor Rosenberg.

Click here to use CloudConvert.  Or, almost all word processors will convert to the .pdf format by performing either the "Save as" or the "Export" function.

If an assignment fails to meet "threshold requirements," as outlined in the syllabus or in the instructions of the assignment, a 0 grade may be issued.  In this case, the student should see the professor immediately.

Attendance FAQs

No.  Students who stop participating in the course are not withdrawn by Professor Rosenberg - they must withdraw themselves in accordance with their university's course withdraw policy.  Furthermore, all students on the roster at the end of the semester will receive a grade.

No.  Students must withdraw themselves in accordance with their university's course withdrawal policy.  All students on the official course roster at the end of the semester will receive a course grade.

Students are expected to arrive on-time and remain for the duration of each class meeting.  However, the occasional late arrival or early departure is fine, as long as it doesn't conflict with any assignment's policy (set forth in its instructions) where one's timely presence is mandatory, and there is no need to inform Professor Rosenberg.

But keep in mind that arriving late and/or leaving early are never grounds for being excused from course policy:  missed in-class assignments, announcements, etc.  Students are responsible for all that occurs during each class meeting, whether or not they are present.

In all cases, see the course syllabus for specific information regarding this policy.

Generally, no.  But consult your syllabus as there are exceptions to this.

Sure, as long as they're well-behaved and Professor Rosenberg has no objections.  However, this should not occur regularly.  Note that there may be material discussed that is inappropriate for children.

  • This policy is contingent on the university's COVID-19 policy.

You're encouraged to book an appointment to discuss your issue.

Some colleges/universities have as a general policy that students are allowed to leave a class meeting if the professor (or TA) hasn't arrived after x minutes.  Professor Rosenberg does not endorse this policy and, instead, requires that students remain for the full duration of the scheduled meeting.

Furthermore, as stated in the course syllabus, an absence is never grounds to excuse any course policy.  So, for example, if there's an in-class assignment that Prof. Rosenberg conducts upon his late arrival but some (or all) of the students weren't there to take it, those students would fail because there are no makeups for missed assignments.