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PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
Pollock, William W.


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.

Course

PS 222 Adult Development and Aging

Semester

S2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Pollock, William W.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Counseling Psychology
B.B.A. Management

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

As arranged and scheduled with students

Daytime Phone

830-868-2473

Other Phone

830-868-2125

E-Mail

William.Pollock@pirate.park.edu

marine@moment.net

Semester Dates

13 March to 7 May 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Adult Development and Aging, Hoyer and Roodin, Fifth Edition. ISBN 0-697-36202-7. McGraw-Hill, New York

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Powerweb. Included with new textbooks

http://www.dushkin.com/powerweb/

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:
I believe in an interactive learning environment which complements critical thinking and analysis. Everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in our online mode of learning, and I expect everyone to participate accordingly.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of the vocabulary of adult development.
  2. Identify and critique factors and problems common to the adult years.
  3. Evaluate the research methods used to study adult development.
  4. Gather, evaluate, and communicate information effectively about adult development.
  5. Identify and explain the social psychological application of aging.


Core Assessment:


Grading:
Essay Examination (3)                           300 Points
Vocabulary tests(Midterm & Comprehensive Final) 200 Points
Vocabulary Trials                               120 Points
Research Paper (Core Assessment)                300 Points
Didactic Discussions                            240 Points
Didactic Responses                               80 Points
Application Discussions                          240 Points
Application Responses                             80 Points
Total                                           1480 Points

90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
59% and below F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Work

Each week's work must be completed by the end of the week (Sunday at midnight Mountain Time). No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due, unless you have contacted me before the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the "special circumstances" are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern of behavior. There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work in the time frame expected.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Etiquette/Courtesy

Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important not to take disagreement personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which does not promote learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing: http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
PS 222 – Adult Development and Aging

Master Schedule

Week
Assignment
Day Due

Week 1
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials
Sunday

Week 2
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials

Research Proposal
Sunday

Week 3
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials

Essay Exam 1
Sunday

Week 4
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials

Midterm Vocabulary Exam
Sunday

Week 5
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials

Essay Exam 2
Sunday

Week 6
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials
Sunday

Week 7
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials

Essay Exam 3

Research Paper (Core Assessment)
Sunday

Week 8
Didactic Discussion

Didactic Responses
Thursday


Application Discussion

Application Responses
Saturday


Vocabulary Trials

Final Vocabulary Exam
Sunday


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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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Last Updated:3/16/2006 11:48:45 AM