SW 410 Social Work Practice III: Organizations and Communities
SP 2008 HO
Kisthardt, Walter E.
Associate Professor Chair/BSW Program Director
Ph. D. Social Work University of KansasMSW University of HawaiiB.A. Sociology/Social Work Elizabethtown College, Pa.
225 Underground (Across from Bookstore)
Tues. & Thurs. all day and by appointment
Jan. 15 - May 1 2008
10:10 AM - 11:25 AM...MA 222
SW Practice I, SW Practice II (Concurrent)
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Educational Philosophy: The style of teaching in this course is very interactive and experiential. Students are expected to come to class having read the material and lectures will supplement the material. Your presence and active participation in all aspects of classroom learning is encouraged and expected.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Your overall grade is based on 100 points
below 70 unacceptable in major
Late Submission of Course Materials:
The mid-term needs to be taken in class on the 6th. The final paper is due on May 1 and there will be no extensions or grade of "incomplete" for this course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: I expect that you display professional behavior at all times in class. You are expected to comport yourself just as you would while in your professional role at the agency. respectfully listening, affirming and expressing alternative viewpoints in a professional manner, contributing your insights to the discussion and coming to class prepared.
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 85-86I expect to see that you have internalized the ethic and skill of crediting all sources for information and ideas that have influenced the content of your project and paper.
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.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88You are allowed to have three absenses from class with no point penalty. Therefore, I would strongly encourage you to use these judiciously. For every absence after three you will be docked five(5) points from your class participation grade. If you miss five classes after the three "freebies" you lose 25 points and get a score of 0 for your class participation grade. If this policy presents a serious problem for you please be sure to come to see me to discuss your situation. Arriving to class on time and remaining in class is important to the continuity of the lesson. Therefore, if you are going to be more than 15 minutes late for class you will be given 1/2 credit for attending. If you are going to be 1/2 hour late you will not receive credit for attendance. I would prefer that you are not "on call" during class. If this is absolutely necessary I ask that if you decide to respond to the page and leave the classroom that you remain out of class for that particpular session.
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:1/11/2008 1:04:56 PM