AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
S2T 2008 DLC
Senior Accounting Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
M.S., Accounting, Strayer University (Washington, DC), 2004M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1993B.S., Accounting, University of Louisville, 1989
Classroom chat room or via e-mail.
Chat room per appointment. Otherwise, expect an e-mail response within 24 hours.
270-982-3853 (Please no calls after 9:00 pm EST);
270-307-1097 (Please no calls after 9:00 pm EST);
17 Mar 08 - 11 May 08
AC201 Principles of Accounting I
Textbook: Fundamental Accounting Principles, 18th Edition, by Larson, Wild & Chiappetta. Text ISBN 0-07-299653-6 Part of PKG ISBN 0-07-327110-1
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy regarding the roles and responsibilities of an instructor has a direct impact on student performance and success in the classroom. My instructional methodology used in the online classroom is as follows:
1. Course Organization: The instructor must reinforce core learning outcomes, conduct the course according to the expectations and schedule presented in the syllabus, and be consistently well-prepared & organized. Further, students must know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of them.
2. Instruction: The instructor must be a subject-matter expert. Being a technical expert in the accounting field is crucial to gaining student confidence. The instructor must be able to explain concepts clearly and effectively. Further, the instructor must stress important points in information resources (lectures, discussions, etc). Finally, the instructor must strengthen students' understanding of course concepts through various interactions. However, my technical knowledge does not mean that I do not learn from my students. An instructor who coveys this message to students will typically enjoy a more lively class.
3. Interaction and Discussion: To effectively fulfill this role, I must lead & participate actively in class discussions. This includes communicating clearly & meaningfully in course discussions, and stimulating ongoing discussion that leads to higher thinking (particularly applicable to ethics discussions). In doing so, I become a facilitator of learning. Finally, the instructor must be responsive to student questions.
4. Assessments, Grading and Feedback: The instructor must be clear and specific in assignment directions and evaluation criteria. The instructor must provide helpful, individualized, and constructive feedback on all assignments including the following: correcting errors, highlighting strengths, and providing suggestions for improvement. To enhance the learning process, grading and feedback must be completed in a timely manner. The instructor must keep students informed of their progress in the course. Lastly, overall course grades must accurately represent students' mastery of course objectives.
5. Classroom Climate: The instructor must maintain a positive atmosphere in the classroom. This includes being sensitive to student difficulty with course work and being easy to communicate with and available for consultation.
6. Professional Engagement: This includes being responsive to formative feedback (from both students and classroom evaluators) to enhance course facilitation/management throughout the term. It also includes staying abreast of recent developments in the accounting arena. I fulfill this responsibility by reading articles in The Journal of Accounting Education and various business publications. Also, I routinely make use of textbook publisher's companion websites. These sites are continuously updated with links to articles, message boards, etc. to keep instructors up-to-date.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The final exam for AC 202 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consist of 10 multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and five problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. The first problem will address Accounting for Corporations, Long Term Liabilities and Investments or International Operations. The second problem will cover Cash Flows, Financial Statement analysis or Managerial Concepts. The third problem will address Job Order Costing, Process Costing or Cost Allocation. The last two problems address issues of Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis, Master Budgets or Flexible Budgets and Standard Cost. Partial credit will be given for the problems.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: Course Grading Scale Graded Work:
Weekly Discussion Question Responses - 21% (7 Weeks @ 3%)
Quizzes 10% (4 multiple Choice questions-10 points each and 1 problem-60 points)
Hour Exams 60% (10 multiple choice questions and 3 problems)
Final Exam 30% (10 multiple choice questions and 5 problems)
Total Grade 100%
A = 90-100%
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = <60%
The instructor reserves the right to curve the final average for each student.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Course-Specific Policies: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday at 12 AM CST. You may contact me through the discussion area or by email at Park. I will try to respond quickly, usually within 48 hours. Course work that is to be turned in must be submitted within the specified time. Please note that the eCollege system displays the date/time you submit work to the dropbox in MST time (an hour later than CST) so that is the time I will use. So, this essentially gives you an extra hour. Student should use Email for private messages to the instructor and other students. The discussion area is for public messages and is viewable by all members of the class. Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification. Online Course Policies
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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. 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 .
Guidance for Completing Weekly Requirements:
Use the following sequence when completing weekly requirements...
1. Very Important: Read the assigned chapter(s).
2. Review the Lecture and Outline (see Doc Sharing) for the assigned chapter(s).
3. Complete the weekly discussion questions. You must post your response by the end of the week in the appropriate weekly discussion area to receive credit.
4. Complete the homework. Please note that homework is not submitted for a grade and you will self-check the homework. Use the Discussion area to post homework questions. Also, you may find it helpful to review the demonstration problems found in Doc Sharing (they mirror the homework problems.)
5. Complete the Evaluation item(s) in Word, Excel or RTF format. Please note that I will also provide guidance for completing weekly requirements in the Discussion area. For other file formats, please check with me first. Evaluation items (quizzes & hourly exams) must be submitted to the appropriate basket in the Dropbox. If you experience any technical problems and cannot submit to the Dropbox, send your files to me via e-mail so you receive credit for your work. Important Note: My weekly goal is to have all quizzes graded/returned by the end of Tuesday (w/in 48 hours of the due date) and during weeks 2, 4, & 6 to have all hourly exams graded/returned by the end of Friday (within 48 hours of the due date). Check the Dropbox or Gradebook for grades along w/comments. Quizzes are due by the end of the week. However, exams (assigned during Weeks 2, 4 & 6) are due by midnight MST, Wednesday, following the week assigned.
6. I hope you find the above information helpful. Finally, always ask questions when you need help. If you do not ask, I assume you are not having problems. I am here to help you!
Last Updated:2/27/2008 6:37:41 AM