MBA 608 Topics in Information Systems
U1P 2011 DL
JD, MA, BA
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Educational Philosophy: Think of me as your "coach" and yourself as a "player". There will be a variety of activities for which I will provide demonstration, information, instruction, and assistance. I will encourage, support, and also critique you. The actual learning, however, is something you need to accomplish for yourself, using your best learning style. (Remember those dribbling drills in basketball? Well, you will be doing the dribbling while I stand on the side and cheer!)
At this level, we should be asking each other questions that will stimulate introspection, evaluation, and analysis; some might call this disputatious learning, but I would rather think of it as a "lively" and shared exploration of ideas and issues. Your honest, justified opinions are welcomed and expected. Of course, this also means that we must acknowledge each others' opinions with the utmost respect.
One of the most important aspects of instructor-led learning is the
ability to interact with the instructor and other students in the class.
Since online students are not together in the same room, we accomplish
this interaction using tools available in the online classroom:
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to track their grade throughout the course. Standards for each assignment are listed in the Course Home section.
Each student is responsible for:
Late Submission of Course Materials: Each week's work must be completed by the due dates specified for that
week. Assignments received after their stated due dates will incur a 10%
reduction in your score for each three days (or fraction thereof) that
your assignment is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: We expect professional, ethical behavior in this class. Treat each other with appropriate respect at all time. Please do offer honest critique when appropriate, but deliver your message with tact -- and seasoned with sugar. These are skills you will need in the work world.
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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
Instructors 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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24
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:APA Format: Please use APA format for your case study and other activities. You might know the format for a textbook, but do you know the correct format for a web page? You might want to check at the OWL site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ to give you general information. The examples of how to cite a web page are in the "Reference List: Electronic Sources" section (navigation bar, on the left). Your Park librarian can also offer assistance if you have a question.
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