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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Bullard, Konnie R.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CoursePS 222 Adult Development and Aging IN
SemesterF2J2005
FacultyBullard, Konnie R.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Science/ Social Gerontology
Daytime Phone816-591-5581
E-Mailkonnie.bullard@park.edu
jrbfop@micro.com
Semester DatesOctober 31 -- December18, 2005
Class Days---W---
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
The 36-Hour Day 3rd Edition – Nancy Mace, MA & Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H ISBN # 0-8018-6149-7

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Course Description:
Focuses on the developmental tasks and psycho-social services during the adult years with special emphasis placed on the social psychology of aging.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Course Assessment:
•Students will be expected to complete all reading assignments and be prepared for discussion
•Mid-term Quiz
•Final Quiz/Project
•Interview Project
•A-five hour volunteer project/Presentation to class.  
•One (1) research paper, APA format
(Typed, double-spaced, 8 pages including cover page, reference page with at least four (4) references)

Grading:
Class Participation/Attendance       10%
Volunteer project/Presentation       30%
Research Paper                       30%
Midterm/Final                        30%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any missed assignments/exams will not be allowed to be made up.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students will show appropriate class room courtesy to each othe and the instructor at all times.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus content and/or requirements of the course to accommodate the needs of the instructor and the class.

Volunteer Project/Presentation
A volunteer project will be required where the student will spend five hours in service involving older adults.  A 10-15 minute presentation will be given to the class on the 8th night of class where the experience will be shared.  The project must be approved by the instructor and signed off by a supervisor or recipient.  A form will be provided.
 
Mid-term
A mid-term quiz be given on week 4.  Each quiz will include T & F, short answer, multi-choice questions & an essay question.
 
Research Paper
An 8-page research paper will be due on the 5th night of class.  This paper will discuss a topic of interest to the student pertaining to older adults.  The instructor must approve the topic.  A cover page and reference page will be required.  Four references for the paper must be from a professional journal.  (Only 2 sources off the Internet will be allowed)

DateLecturesActivitiesExaminations
Week 1Lecture #1:  Introduction and Overview   
Week 2Lecture #2  
Week 3Guest Speaker Chapters 5 & 6
 
Week 4Lecture #3 Chapters 7,8,9,& 10
Midterm Quiz
Week 5Lecture #4Take Home Assignment Chapters 11,12,13
 
Week 6Lecture #5Research Paper Due Chapters 14,15,16  
Week 7Lecture #6Chapters 17&18
 
Week 8 Final Volunteer/Interview Project Due FINAL

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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