Term: Fall 2004
Assistant Professor of
Office: Underground, 800
Hours: MWF 10;50AM – 12:15PM
Phone: (816) 584-6758
Term: August 23 – December 10
Room: By agreement
Time: By Appointment
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair
Credits: 1 - 6 hrs.
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
Park University will be a
renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities
for learners within the global society.
Designed for students who have taken all courses in a particular area but wish
to continue to continue in it, or who wish to explore in an area for which there
is no appropriate course offered. Admission to independent study is by
permission of the Chair of the Department with evidence of the students ability
to work independently at an approved proposal. The student and teacher write a
contract stating goals, amount of work and critique, etc. Variable credit: 1-6
The ability to think critically and communicate is essential to both art and
design. All students are individuals and as a teacher I believe they should
learn in a unique individual manner. Knowledge creation is a subtle process
with widely varying needs. The individual’s desire for knowledge is
multifaceted. As a teacher it is my responsibility to foster that desire.
Therefore, I try to plant ideas in the most diverse forms, in the hope that they
not conform, but become themselves.
Course Objectives and Methods
Overview - Describe your project for the semester. This should include
statement of the theme, rough sketches (brainstorming), and research with
citations, palette, and the number of works you intend to create.
Media - Describe all materials you intend to use. Cite specific types
(i.e., Arches BFK) as appropriate.
Timeline - This calendars the work as you progress through the semester.
For example, the first two works could be finished by the fifth week of the
semester with a second two done for review on week seven. Please use specific
dates and plan to set a time to meet with the instructor.
Method of Evaluation - Simply, how will you know if your work is good or
bad? The criterion of evaluation could be historical and taken from a book or
it could be self-generated criteria. Please state this clearly.
this document to the instructor for approval and signature.
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence,
Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers
or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be
given failing grades or expelled from Park.”
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another
person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through
carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper
documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.
The instructor may
excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the
term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up
within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further
penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a
term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in
a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has
unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational
benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment.
Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in
a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic)
resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance
from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
student will be evaluated per his or her written proposal:
Growth and Development
Method of Evaluation 20%
(As stated in their proposal)
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 American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: