1. Solid Waste Engineering. Vesilind/ Worrell/ Reinhart, 1st Edition, Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 9780534378141 ISBN-10: 0534378145.
1. Basics of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. K.L. Shah. Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN 0-13-960378-6. 2. Integrated Solid Waste Management. G. Tchobanoglous, H. Theisen. S. Vigil. McGraw-Hill, 1993. ISBN 0-07-063237-5.
Tutorial Assignments Mid-Term Exam Final Exam Submission of Assignments:
30% 30% (Week of Feb 14th, 2011) 40% (As scheduled)
Unless otherwise stated in class, assignments are due the day of submission by 4:30 pm. Assignments submitted late will be assessed the following penalties:
1. 24 hours late: - 10% 2. 48 hours late: - 25% 3. > 48 hours late: assignment not accepted / instructor’s discretion.
Final Exam Format and Calculator Restrictions: The final exam will be a closed book exam. Only non-programmable calculators are permitted.
Exam and Assignment Make-Up Arrangements: Effective September 9, 2009, all Faculty of Engineering students must use the Student Medical Certificate form to document any medical situation in order to ask for consideration for a missed academic responsibility. The form is available and can be printed from the course website on CLEW. The Associate Dean's office will not accept other medical notes from physicians. The instructor reserves the right to transfer the weight of a missed test, presentation, or other assignment to another of similar nature or to the final exam as appropriate
Assignment of Grades/Grade Conversion:
The letter grade conversion will be assigned according to the following marks distribution scheme: Table 1: Numerical/letter grade conversion Percent Achieved 93-100 87-92 80-86 77-79 74-76 70-73 67-69 Letter Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ Percent Achieved 64-66 60-63 57-59 54-56 50-53 36-49 0-35 Letter Grade C CD+ D DF F-
The instructor retains the right to apply a factor or statistical adjustment to term (assignment) grades and/or final grades prior to assessing letter grades.
The Academic Standing Committee may grant a supplemental privilege for a failed course provided that the student:
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Has failed only one course in the evaluation period (two full-time academic semesters); and Has a grade in the failed course of F, and all assignments, papers, etc., have been submitted; and Has a cumulative grade point average of 5 or better.
A supplemental examination is allowed in this course, and the final grade for the supplemental evaluation will include the student’s term work grade.
The University’s plagiarism policy is reproduced below from the Undergraduate Calendar Winter 2005: Plagiarism is defined as: "The act of appropriating the literary composition of another, or parts of passages of his or her writing, or the ideas or language of the same, and passing them off as the products of one's own mind." (Black's Law Dictionary) It is expected that all students will be evaluated and graded on their individual merit and all work submitted for evaluation should clearly indicate that it is the student's own contribution. Students often have to use the ideas of others as expressed in written or published work in preparing essays, papers, reports, theses and publications. It is imperative that both the data and ideas obtained from any and all published or unpublished material be properly acknowledged and their sources disclosed. Failure to follow this practice constitutes plagiarism and is considered to be a serious offense. Thus, anyone who knowingly or recklessly uses the work of another person and creates an impression that it is his or her own, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism also includes submitting one's own essay, paper, or thesis on more than one occasion.