GGP 345 Land Use Planning
S1T 2013 DL
Smith, Dustin T.
Master of Urban Planning; University of Kansas (1996)Bachelor of Arts (Geography); Pittsburg State University, 1993
January 14 - March 10
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Higher education is a collaborative effort, the success of which depends greatly on the disciplined student functioning as part of a larger group that is facilitated by the instructor.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student is to find a land use case from either a city or a county that includes a proposed major development project. It can be an employment center, major people-oriented commercial center or a residential development. It will need to be a project that was approved by the local jurisdiction and must be relatively recent within the last ten years.
You may need to conduct interviews with a staff member(s) from the jurisdiction and you will need to get staff reports, meeting minutes and whatever else will provide the information needed to complete the assignment.
Do not put this off until the last minute, because the people you need to talk to may not be available when you need them. Schedule ahead!! I am more than happy to help find good cases for projects, but again, don’t come to me in Week 6 to help find a case. This is something you should start working on no later than Week 3.
You can find more details and the Grading Rubric in "Final Project" in the Week 7 menu. The Final Project is worth 60 points.
Discussion questions will be posted every week. There may or may not be specific answers. In many cases, you are to exercise critical thinking on some of the issues presented in the questions.
There are two requirements regarding discussion questions that should be observed:
1) In addition to answering all the questions, you must respond to at least one answer that some one else has posted; you can respond to more than student’s post for more points (see rubric).
2) Anytime you write on the discussion board, whether it be responding or answering a question keep it civil and professional! If I have to remind you about inappropriate or discourteous comments, it means you have lost points!(8 pts each, 164 pts total)
There will be a discussion thread each week in which you must post an article and then write a paragraph or so about why you think it is important or relevant. Articles should be relevant to the general subject matter we cover in the course and they should also not be too long. See the assignment description under each week's "Weekly Article" item for more details. (5 points each assignment, 40 points total)
The Midterm will be in Week 4 and will cover chapters 1-7. (35 pts)
The Final exam will cover all of the material in the course (Chapters 1-15. You must arrange with a testing center or proctor in order to take the final. The deadline for proctor approvals is the Friday of Week 6. See the "Proctored Final Exam" section below for more details. (40 points)
All Rubrics can be found on their respective assignment pages and in Doc Sharing.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All exams and assignments, including weekly discussions, peer reviews and article submissions must be completed no later than the speciñed due dates (and times). NO EXCEPTIONS!! Due dates for weekly assignments are as follows:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The online environment is different from the face-to-face environment in that we do not have the luxury of being able to read body language and facial expressions or hear tone of voice. Because of that, we should all be sensitive of how we address each other in the online classroom. I like to assume that everyone has the best of intentions with whatever they may say, but things like foul language and racially/ethnically charged language are never acceptable here. Please refer to the current Park University catalog and refer to the "Student Conduct Code" to find information about the definition of inappropriate behavior at Park University and how to file a complaint, if necessary.
Bottom line is that you are expected to conduct yourselves courteously and professionally. This includes weekly discussion questions in which you may post agreements or refutations of your classmate’s posts. If I have to remind you to keep it courteous, it means you have lost points. Having to remind you more than once will result in further disciplinary action.
GGP345 - Land Use Planning will consist of a mid-term exam and ñnal exam and term project, with homework assignments throughout the course including weekly discussion topics and the submission of weekly articles that will relate to the material covered in the respective week.
Mid-Term Exam (35 points) - Week 4
Term Project (60 points) - Due by the end of Week 7
Final Exam (45 points) - Week 8
The mid-term will cover chapters 1-8 of the text and the corresponding lectures. The final exam will cover all material in the course, including but not neccessarily limited to, the entire text and all lectures. Student's will typically be given at least 90 minutes to complete exams. Exams may consist of multiple choice, true/false, scenarios and short essay questions.
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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 98
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