is one of the major
universities in Boston,
Law School, School of Management,
and College of Arts and Sciences
Suffolk University is
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
All Distance Calculus Courses
are offered through the
Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University.
Distance Computer Science Course Requirements
1. Complete All Course Assignments
A variety of reading, true/false, and lab assignments will be
given throughout the duration of the course.
2. Complete All Course Quizzes
A set of Quizzes will be assigned throughout the duration of the course.
3. Complete and Pass a Proctored Final Exam
The student must complete a proctored Final Exam.
Regular Suffolk University Students:
This Final Exam must occur on-campus under the supervision of
This Final Exam may occur at your (remote from Suffolk's Boston Campus)
location, under a proctored environment that is approved by the
instructor. Commonly, the Final Exam Proctor is a teacher
at a local school in your area, or a librarian at a local library,
or a religious leader at a place of worship in your area, or
a supervisor at a workplace. The Distance Computer Science instructor
will coordinate with the student to identify and establish the
Final Exam proctor arrangements.
4. Score 70% or Higher on the Final Exam
In order to verify that the student work during the semester
- i.e. the work has been completed
by the student enrolled in the course, and not by a surrogate -
the student must complete the Final Exam with a score of 70%
or higher. For a student who honestly completes the course,
scoring 70% or higher on the Final Exam is, in our experience, a
very easy and rewarding conclusion to the course.
If a discrepancy exists between the student work evaluated during
the term of the course, and the Final Exam, the only conclusion the
instructors may come to is that the student work was not genuine,
and that academic honesty is in doubt. In such cases, a failing grade
will be awarded to the student.
5. Time Limit For Completion of the Course
Students have the following time limits on completing the courses:
Regular Suffolk University Students:
Regular Suffolk University Students must follow the traditional
Suffolk University Academic Calendar; thus, Regular Suffolk
University Students must start the Distance Computer Science courses
at the beginning of a regular academic term, and finish the courses
within that term.
External Distance Computer Science students are allowed 1 year from the semester
of enrollment in the Distance Computer Science course to complete the course.
As External Students are not bound by the traditional academic calendar,
these students often start the courses in the middle of a term, and finish
the courses - at their own pace - in the middle of a subsequent academic term.
The time limit, however, is 1 full academic year; for example, if you enroll
in Spring 2006 semester for a Distance Computer Science course, you have until the
of Spring 2007 to finish the course.
6. Independent and Honest Student Work
Due to the nature of the distance "classroom", an extra statement on academic honesty
is required. All students are expected to submit work that is genuinely
Help from the instructors is expected - the courses are based upon communication
between student and instructor.
Help from friends, fellow students, loved ones, neighbors, and tutors are all encouraged
and often quite helpful to the learning process.
However, work submitted must be work the student completed
by their own hand and brain
Due to the intensive level of communication between student and instructor, and
the experience of the instructional team, such academically dishonest behavior is
actually quite difficult to get away with. The instructors have an excellent sense
of the student learning process, and the language and concepts that a student
at the level of the course should be able to command. It is actually quite easy
to identify when a student is receiving "more than just help".