AC 202 Principles of Accounting II IN
S2J 2009 IN
Webster University - Masters of Business & AdministrationWilliam Jewell College - Bachelor of Science - AccountingUniversity of Iowa - Bachelor of Arts - History/English Education
Park University classroom - Independence
1/2 hour prior to class
816-795-9573 You may call me up until 8PM on Wednesday through Saturday and until 6PM on Sunday. There is an answering machine available so please leave a message & I'll return your call.
I am NOT available on Monday or Tuesday, day or evening.
March 18,2009 - May 6, 2009; last day to drop March 24, 2009; last day to withdraw April 20, 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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The main method of instruction will be lecture, class & group discussion, and home work assignments. Quite a number of exercises will be worked in class. Student participation is an essential part of the class.
Bring calculator, paper, pencil, and eraser to class. Laptop permitted. You may use calculators on all tests and homework assignments. NO cell phone calculators, programmable calculators, or laptops allowed during tests.
The text also has on line help and worksheets for some of the problems. Formats are available if the spreadsheet symbol is displayed next to the problem.
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:
A. Complete all reading assignments before attending class on the week noted in the section labeled Course Topic/Dates/Assignments. A number of exercises will be done in class as a class/teacher project. Quizzes may be used as a teaching tool. Definitions are important.
If you get stuck on a problem, call. Don't spend hours on one exercise. CALL!
Please realize that homework is very important in learning accounting and you will be graded upon completing the homework assignment. The intent of the homework is for the student to solve Accounting problems which relate to the chapters of class discussion and practice exercises. A study group is a great way to learn.
B. Each student is to bring an article from a current newspaper, or magazine or Internet for a brief discussion. Prepare 1/2 to 1 page, typed, review of the article using correct grammar and spelling. You will present the article to the class. The first week of class a sign up sheet for the article will be available and you will choose the week for presentation as well as your due date for the review.
C. I would prefer you use Excel for your homework. If you do not use Excel , homework must be turned in on green, four or more column accounting paper. Very neatly written assignments on columned, accounting paper is acceptable. If I can't read it, I can't grade it.
If you use Excel, just print it on regular printer paper. Some homework problem formats are available on the text web site. NO notebook paper!!!
Attendance - 5 points per class when present on time & stay to the end. 40 points total
Class participation - 5 points per class when present on time & stay to the end. 40 points total
Newspaper article 10 points
Extra credit- If assigned, due week 7 15-25 points
Percentage breakdown follows:
Attend & participate 13%
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.
If you miss with an excused absence, turn in the homework the next class meeting for full credit. Or you may fax the homework to Park on the evening it is due. If it is an unexcused absence, turn in the homework for a decreased number of points. After an absence, homework is due the next class meeting.......if it is not turned in the week following the excused absence than alternate homework will be required for decreasing credit. The later the alternate homework is turned in from the due date, the fewer points are available. All make up homework must be turned in week 7
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
CELL PHONES: Cell phones are a major annoyance and a major convenience. Turn them OFF. If you must leave your phone on, please turn it to mute or whatever setting your telephone requires so that it does not disturb the class. If you receive a call, leave the class room and go to the school lobby. Do not stand in the hallway as that disrupts other classes.
ABSENT: If you know you will be absent, please inform the instructor prior to your absence. You may call the school [816-252-9065] to inform of absence. Please do not call or email me on the day of class as I do not always have access to my answering machine or email. I am not available on Monday either.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Please use footnotes & proper presentation for the 1/2 to one page review.
Cite the source of the article, author, and date.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time and stay for the entire class meeting time. Class begins at 5:30PM and roll will be taken at sometime during the class period. If you do not stay the entire class period & leave early, attendance & participate points will be reduced. Absenteeism and tardiness are a deterrent to academic achievement. Classes missed for legitimate reasons [see definition below] are excusable. In Accounting it is very important not to miss a class. Accounting begins with the first chapter and each subsequent chapter builds on that knowledge. If you miss one week, you've missed 12.5% of the course. Make a commitment to attending each of the eight weeks.
Definition of excused absence:
Work related travel
Death in family
Other events will be considered on an
If you are not in class, you can not participate. No attendance or participation points are given if you are absent, excused or unexcused.
At the first class meeting, we will discuss alternative meeting for makeup in the event, classes are canceled due to inclement weather.
A student who is absent from class is responsible for all material covered during the class period and additional homework problems may be assigned.
If you know you will be gone, please notify me prior to your absence. To inform the instructor of your absence, either call me prior to your absence or, if your situation arises on Tuesday, leave a message with the school administration. If you do not call, the absences is unexcused. Proof may be required. I am NOT available on Monday or Tuesday, day or evening.
Do NOT call or email me on the day of class as often I can not check my answering machine or read my email.
Please call the school!
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 .
Last Updated:12/1/2008 11:10:47 AM