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.CourseAC 309 Individual Income TaxSemesterSP 2009 HOFacultyShapiro, Marsha G.TitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesMaster of Science in AccountingCPAOffice HoursBy AppointmentE-Mailmarsha.email@example.comSemester DatesJanuary 12, 2009-May 10, 2009Class Days--T-R--Class Time11:35 - 12:50 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: West Federal Taxation: Individual Income Tax 2009 Edition w/CD. Hoffman
ISBN 0324660200Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: AC309 Individual Income Tax: A study of the current Federal Income Tax law with emphasis on its application to individuals as part of a cooperative effort with the Internal Revenue Service. Prerequisite: AC201 and CS140. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: Course will be presented through lecture/discussion, in-class exercise, homework and preparation of tax returns, including various schedules.
Homework/assignments will be assigned after each chapters is discussed in class. Assignments will then be reviewed during the next class period. Students will correct their own homework.
There will be 2 tax returns assigned. These will be prepared using tax software (provided with text).Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesPrepare Federal, state and city income tax returns for clients.Treat clients in a respectful and professional manner.Prepare working papers and schedules to support income tax returns.Use computer software to plan and report tax information.Organize and compile client-prepared data.Pass a written comprehensive examination on individual income tax law.Core Assessment: 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: The class will be assessed according to the performance on 4 examinations and various homework assignments.
Exam I 8% 25 points
Mid-term Exam 16% 50 points
Exam III 8% 25 points
Final Exam 34% 100 points
Homework/tax returns 34% 100 points
Total: 100% 300 points
Grades will be assigned as follows:
A=90% 270 points
B=80% 240 points
C=70% 210 points
D=60% 180 points
Below 60% = F (below 180 points)Grading: 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.
AC 309 Individual Income Tax
SP 2009 HO
Shapiro, Marsha G.
Master of Science in AccountingCPA
January 12, 2009-May 10, 2009
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 87Students are free to work together on assignments/homework. However, it is expected that students will perform their own work on all exams.
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.
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 .
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