MBA 515 Accounting for Mgt Decisions
F1P 2009 MB
Jirkovsky, Dennis J.
Masters Business Administration - Rockhurst UniversityBS - Accounting - Missouri western State UniversityCertified Public Accountant
Thursday, August 20, 2009 to Thursday, October 8, 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
AC 201 and AC 202 or equivalent approved by Program Director
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)
Educational Teaching Philosophy: As a decade has passed since I first began online courses. My online teaching philosophy continues to evolve. At the core of this is the student. I believe in student centered learning.
In our class, you will mainly engage in student-centered, interactive activities on the discussion board. You will probably participate more in this class than you have in a face-to-face course. Research shows the more actively you participate, the more you learn. To facilitate your participation, you will be able to utilize the eCollege asynchronous discussion boards. You will be able to access the eCollege synchronous Chat Room. I am usually online several times a day. You can also reach me through the eCollege email system. You can expect a 24 hour turn around on your assignments submitted through the eCollege Drop Box.
With the right tools, every student can learn and be a success. I work to establish a learning environment that allows you to grow. I try to construct assignments that are clear and creative. The heart of this is providing a number of opportunities for you the online student to learn. These tools include our eCollege Discussion Boards, Doc Sharing, Drop Box, Email, and Journals.
My goal as your facilitator/teacher is to create an online class that will stimulate your learning, expand your critical analysis abilities, and further develop your imagination.
Interaction requires that you keep up with course material and maintain an open mind. I will work to establish a learning environment that allows you to grow and construct assignments that are clear and creative. I will provide prompt, detailed, and personalized feedback.
Our course’s cognitive core learning outcomes will be based on:
Ø Knowledge of the facts, terminology, and methods
Ø Comprehension and understanding of the conceptual information
Ø Application of the information in specific situations
Ø Analysis of the organizational structure in specific situations
Ø Synthesis involving creative applications of your knowledge and skills, and
Ø Evaluation of the relative value of the information
These core learning outcomes will be measured in our grading rubrics which will be attached to the syllabus.
You will be able to achieve and demonstrate these core learning outcomes through the use of the eCollege Discussion Boards, Email, Chat Room, Doc Sharing, Drop Box, and Journal.
By applying effective learning strategies, I can act as a facilitator which is the most effective tool in the learning development of students. I believe in maintaining a classroom and teaching lessons in a clear, organized, and thorough manner so that the learning process is sequential and interconnected. By doing so, this online class will have the opportunity to learn both independently and collaboratively.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Your grade will be determined by your work on the following: (1) Graded Homework assigned weekly; (2) Initial responses to weekly threaded discussion questions as well as participation on the Weekly Threaded Discussion Board; (3) Cases completed --group work; (4) Mid Term Exam; (5) PROCTORED Final Exam. All submissions will be graded on relevance, comprehensiveness, specificity, clarity and analytical skills, as well as writing skills.
Weekly Threaded Discussions: (Weeks 1 through 8)
Participation On Weekly Threaded Discussion Board: (Weeks 1 through 8)
Content and Development
Organization, Format, Readability, Style, Punctuation, Grammar, Spelling
Research & APA
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late homework will be penalized one letter grade for each day late. After one week no points will be available. Discussion/Participation CANNOT be made up.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Very simple: I expect college level work and conduct.
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35
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 .
Additional Information: Weekly Threaded Discussions: (Weeks 1 through 8)
· Please note the following postings do NOT qualify for participation: study group, assignments, answering the discussion questions, Q & A, introduction.
· “Substantive” postings relate to real world issues, build on the ideas of others, suggest alternative ideas, and even constructively disagree with other ideas. Simply posting “I agree” will not be considered “substantive” participation.
· Posting less than two days or less than 2 posts per discussion question will result in a reduction of discussion question grade.
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