Take some time at the beginning of the semester to review these policies as you are responsible for them.  Please note the following:

The policies contained herein are in addition to those included in your course syllabus. Wherever a conflict of information exists between the policies herein and those on the course syllabus, the course syllabus prevails unless there an explanation is noted. Additionally, wherever information exists in one entity (either the course syllabus or this website) but is not present in the other, such content is to be understood as part of the course syllabus.

Zoom Policy

All students are required to use the desktop version of Zoom regardless of the technology solutions an institution has adopted.

The Zoom Meeting URL is listed on the homepage of your course site (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).

Click here for Zoom's user help system.

  • Course Lectures:  Make sure that you're using the most recent (updated) link by checking your course homepage.

  • Office Hour Appointments:  When you booked the appointment,  you should have received a confirmation email with the link.  You can also click here for this information.

You should have received a confirmation email that has all of the information you need.  If you didn't receive it, check your spam folder.

At the time of your appointment, you may click here for the Zoom meeting link.

Assignments Policy

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 five pages.
  • Essays in 200+ level courses should not exceed eight pages.

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

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.  (And beware:  Adobe auto-selects additional software to be installed along with Reader, so be sure to uncheck anything you don't want.)

  • Web browsers are not adequate to view PDFs.

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.

Attendance Policy

Professor Rosenberg does not withdraw students for missing classes.  Furthermore, all students on the roster at the end of the semester will receive a grade.

  • Be sure to formally withdraw from your course by following your institution's policy and procedures.

"Incompletes" are issued only under truly extraordinary circumstances and never automatically.  Students who stop attending the class, for example, would not receive an "Incomplete."
See below ("Incomplete" Policy) for further information.

"Incompletes" are issued only under truly extraordinary circumstances and never automatically.  Students who stop attending the class, for example, would not receive an "Incomplete."
See below ("Incomplete" Policy) for further information.

"Incompletes" are issued only under truly extraordinary circumstances and never automatically.  Students who stop attending the class, for example, would not receive an "Incomplete."
See below ("Incomplete" Policy) for further information.

Unless otherwise instructed, students can arrive and leave the class meetings whenever they'd like, and there is no need to inform Professor Rosenberg.  But keep in mind that late assignment submissions are almost never allowed.

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

Well-behaved children are welcome to sit with their parents during class.  However, be aware that class discussions may contain material that's inappropriate for children.

Please book an appointment with Professor Rosenberg to discuss your issue.

You should book an appointment with Professor Rosenberg ASAP.

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

Appointment Policy

Click here to book an appointment.

Appointment cancellations must be made through our booking system an not by contacting the professor.  See your appointment confirmation email for the cancellation link.

Check your email's spam folder.  Be sure to whitelist emails coming from NO-REPLY@simplybook.me
Also, some university email systems automatically delete emails they believe to be spam.  Therefore, you are encouraged to use your personal email (or some other one) when booking appointments.

Post-Semester Policy

Issues that arise after the conclusion of the semester must be handled during the first week of the upcoming semester (fall, spring) by contacting the professor.

Professor Rosenberg does not provide any part of a student’s record to anyone, including the student; the collection of all course materials be completed by the student before the course website closes.

During semester breaks, it is not permissible to contact secretaries, deans, or other university personnel in order to reach Professor Rosenberg.  To contact the professor during semester breaks, please click here.

"Incomplete" Policy

Students who receive a course grade of “Incomplete” must book an appointment with Professor Rosenberg by the second class of the following semester (fall, spring); otherwise, the “Incomplete” will default to an F.  There are no exceptions to this policy.