CS 140 Introduction to Computers
U1Z 2011 ML
Adjunct Faculty/Computer Science
Masters Degree in Information SystemsPH.D. candidate in Information Security
Barnes Noble Coffee Shop: 1601 Market Place Drive Suite 65, Great Falls, MT 59404
By Appointment; Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
June 6th to July 31st 2011
7:45 - 10:15 PM
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Educational Philosophy: My philosophy on adult education is we learn together in a multi-media environment. This means that instructive material will be presented via the internet, web sites, lectures, reading, projects, and tests.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Office Lab Assignments/basic technology concepts. By the end of the course you should be proficient in the use of Windows operating systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiar with Access concepts and its relationship to Excel. The lab book and accompanying materials will aid you in your weekly hands-on computer assignments. Begin early every week to complete these assignments. In order to complete the course, use a computer with Windows XP or newer operating system and Office 2007 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
Other Assignments will include participating in-class discussions 1. What I have Learned 2. Students' Questions and Answers and 3. Peer review of projects.
Midterm and a Final Test are required in this course. There will be a mid-term Week 4 and the final Week 8.
Students will use the Grade Book to track their grades throughout the course. Please allow time for submitted assignments to be posted. Generally speaking the grades will be posted by the following Sunday(I am hopingsooner, but I can not guarantee this.) in the grade book. Early submissions will be graded but not viewable until the deadline for that assignment has passed.
a. Chapter Quizzes, Office Lab Assignments, Participation in class discussions, Mid-term and Final tests will be taken into consideration for the course grade. (See Grading Scale below)
e. The Powerpoint Projects Weeks 4 and 5 will be evaluated on submission by date due, the demonstration of skills taught, use of the tools on a beginning to intermediate level, and exhibiting creative use of media on the part of the student. Students are expected to participate in a presentation/peer review of the projects as part of the grade.
f. The Excel Projects Weeks 6 and 7 will be evaluated on spreadsheets submitted before or on the date due that demonstrate the application of concepts and exhibit correct formatting, data, and formulas. The formulas behind the data will be checked for accuracy.
i. The SimNet Access Lessons will be evaluated as to timeliness and demonstrating that the Learning Core has been completed by submitting the scores from the SimNet module.
j. Peer review of various weekly assignments as noted in the course are also taken into consideration as part of the participation grade.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments: Assignments are due the following week they are given. For example, Week 1 homework must be turned in by the time Week 2 class starts. For every day after the due date, a 10% reduction will be in affect, unless previous arrangements have been made. Any credit received is at the discretion of the instructor.
A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Attendance is vital in this course. Attendance will be taken and points given. If you are not here, for whatever reason, you will receive a zero for that day. If you are late, regardless of the reason, attendance points will be reduced. Assignments done within class (in-class assignments) cannot be made-up. Due to the number of points available, missing a class or two will not adversely affect your overall grade but repeatedly missing class or showing up late will affect your final grade. Material or issues may be discussed in class which are not in your textbook or on any handout.If you must be absent, you are expected to obtain explanations of assignments and demonstrations from your fellow classmates.
**Please be respectful by refraining from working on laptops (unless taking notes), talking, texting, etc. during lecture. Students that talk or work on other things during lecture can distract both the instructor and those students around them. In addition, they often miss key instructions or concepts discussed during the lecture. For this reason, if needed, I will ask you to stop talking or using a prohibited device. If I need to repeatedly remind you of this policy, points will be deducted from your participation (attendance) score. In severe cases, you will be asked to leave the class. If you are using the laptop to take notes you will need to email me a copy of the notes BEFORE leaving class, otherwise a zero will be given for participation for that day. Notes are not graded so that don’t need to be modified or “cleaned-up”, but must adequately justify your use of a laptop during class.
Important: If you quit attending class, officially drop the class. In the event of two consecutive weeks (4 classes) of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, you will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of F
Assignments / Projects / HW 340 pts. (34%)
Quizzes (Drop Lowest) 100 pts. (10%)
Exam I (Tech basics, word) 100 pts. (10%)
Exam II (Excel, PowerPoint 100 pts. (10%)
Final Exam (Comprehensive) 200 pts. (20%)
Total 1000 pts.(approx)
(Note: Total points and percentages are approximate, depending on the number of homework assignments collected, number of quizzes given and number of class meetings. Participation total may slightly vary if holidays, snow days, etc. occur on days the class meets)
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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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