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School policy requires that all student e-mail be sent to me at the following address:

My official, school e-mail address is:
e-mail address
If the address isn't visible, it is: wRobinson "at" SierraCollege "dot" edu.

I can respond only to your official school e-mail address:

The subject line should contain "MECH 1:"

  • E-mails without a subject line may get permanently lost due to spam filters.

When school is in session:

  • I try to check and respond to e-mails once every weekday, in the morning.  
    • E-mails received later in the day may not get a response for at least 24 hours.  
  • I may not respond on weekends.  
  • Please plan ahead and be patient.

When school is not in session (weekends, holidays, spring break):

  • I check the mail less frequently.

During summer and winter break:

  • A response may not occur (or may take weeks).
  • During these breaks, I am not a school employee and I have no "reasonable expectation" of rehire and may not be rehired (even if my name is on the class schedule).
  • If I am not rehired, any response may never be forthcoming.

Term papers will not be accepted or returned electronically:

  • Term papers must be submitted printed on paper.
  • No word-processor files, e-mail attachments, faxes, PDFs, etc.
  • Submitting an assignment electronically does not make it meet the deadline or make it extend the deadline.

Due to privacy issues, student's grades will NOT be sent by e-mail.

See the Privacy / Site Policy Page for information on submitting ideas, suggestions, and/or documents to this site.

Administration directive on my Faculty Assignmdnt Agreement: "Your Sierra College Email address is and it will be used for all communications."

District e-mail policy (cf Sierra College Board Policy BP 3720):
"The District has the right to monitor any and all aspects of the computer use and telephone voice mail systems, including employee or student e-mail or voice mail, to ensure compliance with this policy and any procedures."  "Employees and students should not have any expectation of privacy in anything they create, send, or receive via the computer or the telephone. The computer and telecommunication systems belong to the District and are intended for business and academic purposes only."

"Have you tested this theory?"
"I find it works well enough to get me from one planet to another."

            Professor Barnhardt to Klaatu
            The Day the Earth Stood Still,
            20th Century Fox, 1951
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Photo by B.C., 2018

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