AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
U1T 2008 DL
Pizzillo, Joseph C.
6-02-08 to 7-27-08
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The final exam for AC 201 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 in Business, Analyzing and Recording Transactions, and Adjusting Accounts and Preparing Financial Statements. The second problem will address Completing the Accounting Cycle, Accounting for Merchandising Operations and Inventories and Cost of Sales. The third problem will address Accounting Information Systems and Cash and Internal Controls. The last two problems address issues of Accounting for Receivables, Plant Assets and Current Liabilities and Payroll Accounting. Partial credit will be given for the problems.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The grade for this course is a composite grade from the student’s participation in the weekly class discussion, seven quizzes, three hour exams and the final exam.
The discussion participation is worth twenty one percent of the course grade. A separate rubric has been prepared for determining this grade.
The quizzes consist of four multiple choice questions worth ten points each and one problem worth sixty points for a total of one hundred points for each quiz. All seven quiz grades are averaged and represent ten percent of the course grade.
The hour exams consist of multiple choice questions and three problems. All questions and problems have their assigned values posted on the exam, with each exam totaling one hundred points. The three hour exam grades are averaged and represent thirty nine percent of the course grade.
The final exam consists of multiple choice questions and five problems. The assigned values for each are posted on the exam. The final exam grade represents thirty percent of the course grade.
Students are requested to show all of their work in order to assist the instructor in determining partial credit on the quizzes, hour exams and final exam.
See Course Schedule for due dates for all assignments.
See Discussion Grading Rubric for grading the Discussions
Number of quizzes/exams
Points Possible in course
Percentage (%) of Final Grade
3 points each week, 1 point for answer each posted question
1.4 points each quiz
Weeks 2,4,& 6
13 points each exam
Course Grading Scale
B = 80-89%
C = 70-79%
D = 60-69%
F = less than 60%
Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
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.
Submission of Late Work: Late work is not accepted without prior permission from the instructor. This includes items posted to the "Dropbox" and those emailed. Be extremely careful in submitting your attachments to the dropbox...ensure you post the right document. Incorrect postings will be treated as late homework and will result in a zero grade for that assignment. There will be no extensions for incorrect postings. You are responsible for ensuring you post the correct work, in the correct format, and by the deadlines or the zero will result.
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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
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