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HN 302 Honors Scholarship
Ebright, Ladonna E.


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

HN 302 Honors Scholarship

Semester

FA 2007 HOC

Faculty

Ebright, Ladonna E.

Title

assistant professor

Degrees/Certificates

BA: Park College, Elementary Education; BS; Kansas University, Special Education.
Certification: Elementary Education K-8; Special Education K-12 in Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, Mental Retardation, Psycological Examiner and School Psychologist.

Office Location

Downtown Park 911 Main, Kansas City, MO 64105, suite 903

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 842-6182 X5532

Other Phone

(816) 210-4958

E-Mail

LaDonna.Ebright@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 20-December 14

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

HN 300 and continuation in program

Credit Hours

2


Textbook:
None

Additional Resources:

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Course Description:
This course must be taken a minimum of two (2) semesters and can be taken for an additional semester. The continued participation in the Program requires approval of the advisor(s) and the Honors Committee. The advisor(s) will directly oversee and guide the student and the student must continue to progress in their plan of study. 2:0:2 Prerequisite: HN300

Educational Philosophy:

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. The student and honors advisorn should meet weekly throughout the course of the project to discuss concerns, progress, and expectations.  it is important to maintain an open line of communication.
2. The student should expect to spend an average of 9-12 hours per week working on their kproject; thus, over the course of 16 week semester, the student will devote approximately 150-175 hours per semester to their honors project.  The nature of research means that there will be some weeks where little time is spent on the project and other times when the student will be spending all their spare time working on research.
3.  Plan the path of exploration and writing for this and subsequent semesters.\
4. Plan the final project and the presentations to be made by the end.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1.  Attend NAEYC annual conference
  2. 2.  Continue connections with Kansas City area agencies in childcare and child development programs.
  3. 3.  Visit at least one school with honors student.
Class Assessment:

Assessment will include:

  • Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor or professor
  • Written progress reports at interval agreed upon by the advisor and student
  • Attendance at Honors meetings as called for by the Honors Committee
  • Presentation of research progress

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

September: Gather information from visits to schools
October: Write up visits to schools- chart environment similarities and differences
November Compare school visits/ environments/philosophy - chart philosophy similarities and differences
December: Work on Power Point Presentation- Environment and Philosophy

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .

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Last Updated:9/24/2007 10:35:56 AM