"[Learning is] a process of inquiry, not passive reception of transmitted content." (Malcom Knowles)
Rex N. Fisher Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, BYU-Idaho
BYU-Idaho Policies & Information
As a boy, the prophet Daniel sought to live his code of honor and health (See Daniel 1). Because of his faithfulness, he was blessed with "knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom." The same blessings will be yours as you strive to live and uphold our code of honor.
A part of Student Honor is your comittment to observing the Dress & Grooming Standards. There are a few points of the standard that seem to need frequent reminders: (1) shave before coming to class; and (2) leave your hat at home. Scruffy students will be sent home to shave, and it has always been poor manners for men to wear hats in buildings.
You are welcome -- and even encouraged -- to use your computer during class for class-related learning activities, e.g. class notes, accessing information on the course page, circuit simulation of an example problem, etc.
BUT, you are not permitted to catch up on your email or blogging or other non-class-related activities. If you misuse your computer in class, you will not be permitted to bring it anymore.
Related Note: Texting your friends or taking non-emergency phone calls will result in a phone ban as well.
From time to time the CSE department has openings for tutors, lab assistants, and paper graders. Visit with me or one of the other faculty members if you are interested.
I recommend that you visit with your assigned advisor to discuss questions you have about your major or career. BUT, if you cannot meet with your advisor, or have questions of a general nature (school policies, academic deadlines, general education requirements, etc.) you may wish to visit the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering Advising Office instead. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Go to room 106C in the Austin building, or call 496-3043.
If you are having academic trouble, perhaps the Study Skills Center can help. It offers help in concentration and memorization, time management, note taking, text book study, thinking skills (problem solving), test taking skills, and studying chemistry. Students can also earn credit while learning.
In addition it provides individual study skill counseling, computer driven learning style inventories, and a program to up-grade keyboarding skills.
In compliance with applicable disability law, qualified students with a disability may be entitled to "reasonable accommodation." It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special need she/he may have before the end of the first week of class.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds, including Federal loans and grants. Title IX also covers student-to-student sexual harassment.
If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please contact the Personnel Office at 496-1130.