AC 315 Cost Accounting IN
S2J 2008 IN
Webster University - Masters of Business & AdministrationWilliam Jewell College - Bachelor of Science - AccountingUniversity of Iowa - Bachelor of Arts - History/English Education
Independence campus classroom
1/2 hour prior to class
816-795-9573 You may call me up until 8PM on Wednesday through Saturday and until 6PM on Sunday. There is an answering machine available so please leave a message & I'll return your call.
I am NOT available Monday or Tuesday, day or evening
March 19, 2008 -May 13, 2008; last withdrawal date: Sunday April 22, 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Pre-requisites AC202 or CS140. See Park handbook.
Textbook: Cost Accounting Tradition & Innovations 6th edition Kinney/Prather-Kinsey/Raiborn -- The ISBN is 0324235011.
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Educational Philosophy: The main method of instruction will be lecture, class & group discussion, and home work assignments. During the course of the class, a number of exercises & problems will be demonstrated as part of the learning process. Student will work problems both in class and at homework. Student participation is an essential part of the class. Please bring a pencil[s],paper, and calculator to class. Laptop is permitted. NO notebook paper is allowed for homework assignments. Computer [Excel] or accounting paper is required. Neither laptops nor cell phone calculators will not be allowed during tests.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The test examines each learning outcome with 20 questions. Eighteen multiple-choice questions will be based upon a distribution of critical thinking concepts applied to a learning outcome. Two questions will examine a communication/writing component. Each question will be weighted as 5 points.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Each student is required to attend class and to show up on time and to stay until the end of class.
A. Complete all reading assignments before attending class on the date noted in the section labeled Course Topic/Dates/Assignments. Assignment syllabus will be handed out the first night of class. Definitions are important and may be included on the final test. Instructor reserves the right to change assignments with notification to the students.
B. Midterm & Final & maybe a terminology exam & university prepared & provided exam which will be part of final.
C. Complete all assignments including homework, midterm tests, and final exam on the date assigned. Missing the due date for take home test results in zero points. Mail it, fax it, request a friend to brings it, but make sure a take home exam is turned in on time. No exceptions and NO make ups for take home exams.
To receive full credit for homework assignments, it must be turned in on time for full credit. You may fax or drop off your homework at the school if you know you will be gone. School fax number is 816-252-4161.
If you have an excused absence, the homework is due the next class meeting for full credit. If the absence is unexcused, the homework is still due for reduced credit. For homework not handed in, there are alternative problems available for reduced credit. It is the students responsibility to inquire about alternative homework. The later it is handed in, the fewer points are available. A listing of homework problems will be distributed the first night of class. Homework is due the week after the chapter is reviewed in class. If you get stuck on a problem, CALL.
Don't spend hours on one problem when a short call can put you on the path to finding the solution. You may email me if you prefer. Please realize that homework is important in understanding accounting and that you will be graded upon completing the homework assignment. Computer generated homework is the preferred format. There is a computer lab at Park University in Independence. If you use Excel, make sure you show your calculations if the problem requires such. Make a copy of your homework and turn the original in at the beginning of each class. Homework is reviewed every class period. Homework will not be accepted after it is reviewed in class, but alternative problems are available.
A study group is a great method of brainstorming and coming to an understanding.
E. There will be a midterm exam and a final exam consisting of problems, maybe a terminology exam, and university provided exam. The in class portion of the midterm & final will be multiple choice. If a take home exam is given, it will consist of problems. No makeup exams for any take home test.
Attendance: 5 points per class when present on time & stay to the end 40 points
If you are absent [excused or unexcused], there are no points for attendance or participation.
Article 10 points
Extra Credit if offered;[due week 7] 15 points
Midterm approximately 110-150 points
Final approximately 110-150 points
Terminology Exam 20-30 points
Breakdown of points:
Attend & participate 15%
If extra credit is offered, it can not raise your grade higher than one level and will not be accepted after its due date.
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.
NO take home exam accepted late. Fax it to Park, Independence or have a friend bring it.
Alternate homework accepted for decreased points. Late homework can earn the maximum of 8 points and less the later it is received from the due date. Article or review not presented on your chosen week is late & decreased points given.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
CELL PHONES: Cell phones are a major annoyance and a major convenience. Turn them OFF! If you must leave your phone on, please turn it to mute or vibrate or whatever setting your telephone requires so that it does not disturb the class. If you receive a call, leave the class room and go the school lobby or outside. Do not stand in the hallway as that disrupts other classes.
ABSENT: If you know you will be absent, please inform the instructor prior to your absence. You may call the school [816-252-9065] to inform of absence. Please do not email me or call me on the day of class as I do not always have access to my email or home telephone. If there is no notification, it is an unexcused absence. Please be on time for class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Instructor reserves the right to change assignments with notification to students. An Assignment syllabus will be handed out the first night of class for the 8 week period.
Week 8 Final
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 85If you use a quote or idea in your article, please use foot or end notes. For the article, list name of magazine, author, date.
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 87-881. Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time and stay for the entire class. In Cost Accounting it is very important not to miss a class as one chapter builds on the previous.
2. Absence & tardiness are a deterrent to academic achievement. Classes missed for legitimate reasons are excusable with prior notification.
3. Definition of excused absence:
Work related travel
Death in family
Other events to be considered on an individual basis
Proof may be required.
4. No attendance or participation points given for excused or unexcused absences.
5. If you miss one class, you have missed 12.5% of the learning.
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:11/22/2007 4:26:18 PM