GO 125 Natural Disasters
F1T 2011 DLB
Fjeld, Brian S.
Master Of Aeronautical Science (Aerospace Management & Space Studies)
TITLE: Natural Disasters (Note: Last term for this edition)
EDITION: 7th ed.
AUTHOR: Patrick L. Abbott
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I believe in education as a lifelong process and that each student is an individual with individual needs.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment (40% of course grade): Portfolio: collection of 4 assignments. Each assignment is completely or partially related to each of the core learning outcomes.
Assignment 1 (final; 10%): CLO #1, #2, #3,#5Assignment 2 (homework 1; 10%) CLO #2, #4Assignment 3 (homework 2; 10%) CLO #5Assignment 4 (Exam 1; 10%) CLO #2, #3, #4
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: DISCUSSIONS: Discuss the reading, lectures each week with the entire class. Weekly units include a discussion thread with various questions and topics for you to participate. At least three entries are due by the end of each week. You will be required to post the first time by Wednesday, the second by Thursday and the third by Sunday. One sentence answers will not be counted as participation. Any relevant discussion, whether questions, comments answers or all three, will earn points as part of your participation grade.
Quiz Exams: To test your knowledge of the reading materials and PowerPoint Lecture there will be a weekly quiz or mini-exam. This 50 point weekly quiz is due at the end of the week. You may take the quiz one time.
Homework: There are two homework assignments that are due Week 3 and Week 7. Each is worth 100 points. The homework is due at the end of those weeks and must be submitted in the dropbox.
Final Exam: The final exam, administered and due during week 8, will be comprehensive and will include multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions. You will have two hours to take this proctored exam, and it will be a closed book/ closed notes exam. Here is more information to help you prepare for and take the final proctored exam:
The final proctored exam 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. Photo identification will be required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.
This is a weekly requirement and determines your participation grade. You must post at least 6 times during each week. The first posting must be completed by Wednesday, the second by Thursday, and the final posting by Sunday. The posting should be related to the weekly topics and contain multiple sentences. Weekly discussions will be graded for content, relevance and timeliness.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
There are two homework assignments that must be submitted through the dropbox.
There are weekly quizzes that are meant to be comprehension of the material that week, so think of them as a mini exam. These can only be taken once. Their format can consist of all the following: multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, and short answer. They are open book, but I can not stress enough that studying for them would be a necessity.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
This is a proctored exam. It is NOT open book. Your proctor form must be completed by week 6. The format can consist of all the following: multiple choice, matching, fill in the blank, and short answer..
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized 10% per day. Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of an unexcused absence.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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