IS 362 Applied Database Management
S2T 2013 DL
DeWispelare, Aaron R.
Professor of Computer Science & Mathematics/Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D. Systems Engineering, University of VirginiaM.S. Systems and Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of TechnologyM.B.A.; B.S., Mechanical Engineering; B.S. Electrical Engineering
San Antonio, TX
8:00 - 12:00 M-W--F
S2T 2013 March 18, 2013 to May 12, 2013
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Each week we will focus on the various aspects of applying database technology from the initial steps in designing a database to the developing and populating of a normalized database to the implementing of forms and reports to utilize a database. The course will be conducted through a combination of reading assignments, with associated topical weekly discussion questions which are posted on the appropriate public discussion threads, periodic homework assignments mixed with the applied database development assignments which are submitted to the appropriate private drop boxes, and a proctored comprehensive final exam. This course will build on the concepts covered in IS361.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Core Assessment:
The core assessment for this course is a final exam which counts for 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least eight of the eight course core objectives. Correspondence between core learning outcomes and the sample final exam artifact are as follows:
Evaluation Criteria for Grading
Weekly Activities to Submit Via Dropbox
Weekly Discussion Participation
Overall Course Grading
Assignments % of Grade
Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at the Park University Web Site. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first weeks of class so that you can send your requested proctor to me 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. I will give 10 points to students who have arranged for a proctor by the end of week 4.
Course Grading Scale - the total of all points received (total of all weekly assignments and final exam) will determine the student's letter grade as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: There is a late submission penalty of 50% of the assignment value for each day late - see the course FAQs for more information on this policy.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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.
Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.
In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge. Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park University. Park University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2008-2009 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.
Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.
An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.
Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time online and offline each week including but not limited to responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures, completing online quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web. A rule of thumb is that you should spend a minimum of approximately 4-5 hours per week online reviewing course content, and engaging in the conference discussion and an additional 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or examinations.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Course Schedule
Week 1: Database Fundamentals Review
Class Activities/Weekly Tasks:
Week 2: Advanced Data Modeling/Entity-Relationship Diagrams
Class Activities/Weekly Tasks
Week 3: Client/Server Architectures and Topics in Physical Data Modeling
Week 4: Advanced Structured Query Language (SQL)
Week 5: Data Quality in Data Repositories
Week 6: Distributed Databases and Data Administrations Issues
Week 7: Object-Oriented Databases and Interactions with Relational Databases
Week 8: Advanced Topics in Databasing
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98Additional Online note: 1. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the late submission rules, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. 2. The only grounds for a "Contract for Incomplete" will be a personal (student only) unavoidable and properly documented medical emergency.
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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