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School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
ED 629 Critical Reflections Seminar
F1P 2008 DL
Assistant Professor of Education and Online Learning
There is no required textbook for ED629.
Current educational research articles and other selected readings will be discussed.
Students are encouraged to purchase a copy of the APA (American Psychological Association) Manual (5th Edition) or to access online APA resources.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email email@example.com or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Weekly Online Discussions (20 pts each; 8 weeks) –160 points –Due: Weekly deadlines on Thursday and Sunday at midnight MT.
Journal Entries (10 pts each; 5 weeks) –50 points –Due: Weekly on Sunday at midnight MT.
Paper Ideas –10 points –Due: Week 1 Sunday at midnight MT.
Working Abstract –10 points –Due: Week 2 Sunday at midnight MT.
Chapter 1 first draft –20 points –Due: Week 3 Sunday at midnight MT.
IRB Assignment –20 points –Due: Week 4 Sunday at midnight MT
Chapter 2 first draft –40 points –Due: Week 5 Sunday at midnight MT.
Chapter 3 first draft –40 points –Due: Week 6 Sunday at midnight MT.
Final Proposal (Chapters 1-3) –100 points –Due: Week 8 Wednesday at midnight MT.
Final Proctored Exam –50 points –Due: Week 8 Sunday at midnight MT.
Late assignments: Assignments that are completed and/or submitted after the due date and time are subject to a point reduction. More specific information on late assignments are listed in each assignment grading rubric.
Proctored final examination: A computerized examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during Week 8 at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
Other Information on proctored exams:
460 –500 points (92-100%) = A
415 –459 points (83-91%) = B
350 –414 points (70-82%) = C
300 –349 points (60-69%) = D
0-299 points (59% and below) = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work: All assignments must be completed and submitted by the due date. You will receive a reduction in your score for each day that your assignment is late as indicated by the scoring rubric. No assignment may be submitted that is more than four days late unless arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday at midnight MT. The first week begins the first day of the term. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the due date.
Basic Rules for Online Participation
Policy #1: Technical problems: If you experience computer difficulties please contact the eCollege helpdesk via phone (toll free) at 1-866-301-PARK (7275) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy #2: Save your work: Save every piece of work you complete to your computer’s harddrive or another storage device. This will ensure that a computer problem or potential problems with Internet components (browsers, servers, etc.) won't negate your efforts.
Policy #3: Communication: If you are experiencing any confusion over course material, technical difficulties that are not being resolved and are preventing you from completing your assignments, or general questions about the course, please inform me as soon as possible.
Policy #4: Announcements and Questions: The Announcements (found in the Course Home main page), Office (under the Course Home section) and directions for each assignment are the best sources for finding answers about course procedures and policies. However, if you do not see your question addressed in these areas, please post your question in the Office discussion thread or to the proper assignment/discussion thread. Posting your questions in the threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from your questions. And remember, there are no stupid/silly questions. We are all here to learn!
Policy #5: E-Mail Procedures and Submitting
Policy #6 Workload: Each week’s assignments must be completed by the end of that week (Midnight MT on Sunday). Assignments received after this time will receive a reduction in the score each day that your assignment is late.
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 25Personal academic policy addendum:
The goal of higher education is to increase your knowledge of various topics and to stimulate original thinking on the students' part. I expect that all work that you submit is done by you and if evidence is found to the contrary, I will issue a failing grade for the assignment and for the course.
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 25
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog Page 29
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:7/24/2008 9:31:27 AM