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AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
Werts, Brenda


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

AC 202 Principles of Accounting II

Semester

S2AA 2009 LC

Faculty

Werts, Brenda M.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Science
Masters of Public Administration

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Online

Daytime Phone

(210) 520-6792  (Please no calls after 9:00 pm CST);

E-Mail

Brenda.Werts@Park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/Werts

Semester Dates

Monday, March 16, 2009, thru Sunday, May 10, 2009

Class Days

Tuesdays

Class Time

4:45 PM until 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

AC201

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Fundamental Accounting Principles, 19th Edition, Larson, Wild & Chiappetta

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

A knowledge of excel is helpful, but is not required for this course.  A small, basic handheld calculator is recommended.


 


 

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Course Description:
Continuation of AC 201 with an emphasis on managerial uses of cost information for planning and controlling a business.  Pre-requisite: AC201 or equivalent.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy regarding the roles and responsibilities of an instructor has a direct impact on student performance and success in the classroom. My instructional methodology used in the online classroom is as follows:
1. Course Organization: The instructor must reinforce core learning outcomes, conduct the course according to the expectations and schedule presented in the syllabus, and be consistently well-prepared & organized. Further, students must know on a daily/weekly basis what is expected of them.
2. Instruction: The instructor must be a subject-matter expert. Being a technical expert in the accounting field is crucial to gaining student confidence. The instructor must be able to explain concepts clearly and effectively. Further, the instructor must stress important points in information resources (lectures, discussions, etc). Finally, the instructor must strengthen students' understanding of course concepts through various interactions. However, my technical knowledge does not mean that I do not learn from my students. An instructor who coveys this message to students will typically enjoy a more lively class.
3. Interaction and Discussion: To effectively fulfill this role, I must lead & participate actively in class discussions. This includes communicating clearly & meaningfully in course discussions, and stimulating ongoing discussion that leads to higher thinking (particularly applicable to ethics discussions). In doing so, I become a facilitator of learning. Finally, the instructor must be responsive to student questions.
4. Assessments, Grading and Feedback: The instructor must be clear and specific in assignment directions and evaluation criteria. The instructor must provide helpful, individualized, and constructive feedback on all assignments including the following: correcting errors, highlighting strengths, and providing suggestions for improvement. To enhance the learning process, grading and feedback must be completed in a timely manner. The instructor must keep students informed of their progress in the course. Lastly, overall course grades must accurately represent students' mastery of course objectives.
5. Classroom Climate: The instructor must maintain a positive atmosphere in the classroom. This includes being sensitive to student difficulty with course work and being easy to communicate with and available for consultation.
6. Professional Engagement: This includes being responsive to formative feedback (from both students and classroom evaluators) to enhance course facilitation/management throughout the term. It also includes staying abreast of recent developments in the accounting arena. I fulfill this responsibility by reading articles in The Journal of Accounting Education and various business publications. Also, I routinely make use of textbook publisher's companion websites. These sites are continuously updated with links to articles, message boards, etc. to keep instructors up-to-date.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare retained earnings and equity changes for a corporation.
  2. Prepare manufacturing and process cost summaries.
  3. Prepare budgets.
  4. Compute financial ratios and analyze corporation financial statements.
  5. Compile and interpret statements of cash flows (indirect method.)
  6. Compute and record corporate dividends declared by the Board of Directors.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. The Accounting Education Change Commission states that the overriding objective of all accounting courses is to teach students to learn on their own, focusing on developing analytical and conceptual thinking. In Principles of Accounting II, such learning includes an understanding of the accounting fundamentals of measurement, valuation, interpretation and presentation in their relationship to the management decision-making process within an organization.
Core Assessment:

The final exam for AC 202 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 for Corporations, Long Term Liabilities and Investments or International Operations. The second problem will cover Cash Flows, Financial Statement analysis or Managerial Concepts. The third problem will address Job Order Costing, Process Costing or Cost Allocation. The last two problems address issues of Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis, Master Budgets or Flexible Budgets and Standard Cost. Partial credit will be given for the problems.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

1. Two exams

 2. Final exam
 
 3. Extra Credit (to be determined)

Grading:

The grading scheme is as follows for the course:

Hour exams                        200 points                       

Final Exam                          200 points 
 
Total Maximum                   400 points
 
A = 90-100% Of total possible points

B = 80-89%   "    "       "       "

C = 70-79%   "    "       "       "

D = 60-69%   "    "       "       "

F = < 60%      "    "       "       "

The instructor resevres the right to curve the final average for each student A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.   Other Information on proctored exams: It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor.   Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.   A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval.   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.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work is not accepted without prior approval of the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The classroom is a place of learning.  No conduct by any member of the class that would reduce the ability of all class members to learn will be accepted.  One request will be given to end such conduct, and if the conduct continues the class member will be asked to leave.  The instructor will have the final decision in such matters.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1: Corporations and Long-Term Liabilities Chapters 13 and 14

Week 2
: Investments and International Operations Chapter 15

Week 3
: Statement of Cash Flows and Financial Statement Analysis Chapters 16 and 17 
First Hour Exam (Graded)

Week 4
: Managerial and Job Order Cost Accounting Chapters 18 and 19

Week 5
: Process Cost and Cost Allocation/Performance Chapters 20 and 21

Week 6
: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Chapter 22
Second Hour Exam (Graded)

Week 7
: Master Budgets and Flexible Budgets Chapters 23 and 24

Week 8
: Proctored Final Examination & Student Survey

 

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Cheating will not be tolerated.  Exams and quizzes will be completed on your own.  

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluate and define accounting concepts identified by:                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15

100-80 %

 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15

60-79%

 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15

50-59%

 
Evaluate and define the accounting transaction(s) in order to record, adjust or correct per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q1, Q4, Q8, Q12, Q15

Less than 50%

 
Synthesize data to produce a logical flow of informational reporting  per established accounting rules and standards                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14

100-80 %

 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14

60-79%

 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14

50-59%

 
Assemble the correct and ethical accounting  treatment for given transactions in order to produce accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q3, Q6, Q7, Q11, Q14

Less than 50%

 
Analysis of transactional data                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
2,3,4,5,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13

100-80 %

 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13

60-79%

 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13

50-59%

 
Analyze accounting transactions recorded in the book of original entry and adjust, record or post to prepare accurate financial statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q2, Q5, Q9, Q10, Q13

Less than 50%

 
Application  of established rules and logic per regulatory and commercial standards                                                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q16, Q17, Q18

100-80 %

 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements  per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q16, Q17, Q18

60-79%

 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements  per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q16, Q17, Q18

50-59%

 
Demonstrate and interpret accounting data and Trial Balance figures in order to produce accurate Balance Sheets and Income Statements  per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Q16, Q17, Q18

Less than 50%

 
Content of Communication written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to the production of cash flow statements

Question 20

100-80 %

 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to the production of cash flow statements

Question 20

60-79%

 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to the production of cash flow statements

Question 20

50-59%

 
Assess the student's ability to understand and communicate/ write the reasoning for knowledge acquired through out the course as it relates to the production of cash flow statements

Question 20

Less than 50%

 
Technical Skill in Communicating written essay                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
4,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions

Question 19

100-80 %

 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions

Question 19

60-79%

 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions

Question 19

50-59%

 
Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to evaluate, apply and discuss accounting solutions

Question 19

Less than 50%

 
First Literacy Technical knowledge and application                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 202 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge

Overall Score

100-80 %

 
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 202 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge

Overall Score

60-79%

 
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 202 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge

Overall Score

50-59%

 
Student will demonstrate a basic accounting knowledge within the scope of AC 202 to assist them in performing their job functions or enhancing their accounting knowledge

Overall Score

Less than 50%

 

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