AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
F1T 2012 DLG
Goss, Craig P.
B. S. B. A. FinanceB. S. Acct. & Mgt.MAcc
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Start: 08/20/12 End: 10/14/12
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The final exam for AC 201 will be the assessment tool used for this course. The exam will be comprehensive and the grade used to determine competency levels achieved by the students. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. The exam consist of 10 multiple choice questions covering the chapter readings in the course and five problems that examine the critical thinking, effective communication skills and technical skills of the student. The first problem will address Accounting in Business, Analyzing and Recording Transactions, and Adjusting Accounts and Preparing Financial Statements. The second problem will address Completing the Accounting Cycle, Accounting for Merchandising Operations and Inventories and Cost of Sales. The third problem will address Accounting Information Systems and Cash and Internal Controls. The last two problems address issues of Accounting for Receivables, Plant Assets and Current Liabilities and Payroll Accounting. Partial credit will be given for the problems.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: The grade for this course is a composite grade from the student’s participation in the weekly class discussion, seven quizzes, three hour exams and the final exam. The discussion participation is worth twenty one percent of the course grade. A separate rubric has been prepared for determining this grade.
The quizzes consist of four multiple choice questions worth ten points each and one problem worth sixty points for a total of one hundred points for each quiz. All seven quiz grades are averaged and represent ten percent of the course grade.
The hour exams consist of multiple choice questions and three problems. All questions and problems have their assigned values posted on the exam, with each exam totaling one hundred points. The three hour exam grades are averaged and represent thirty nine percent of the course grade.
The final exam consists of multiple choice questions and five problems. The assigned values for each are posted on the exam. The final exam grade represents thirty percent of the course grade.
Students are requested to show all of their work in order to assist the instructor in determining partial credit on the quizzes, hour exams and final exam.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please be professional in your dealings with other students. An email warning will be sent to the student if conduct is inappropriate. If further instances occur, then the student will be referred to a Site Coordinator or other Academic Coordinator.
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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 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Note on Assignment Submission Process: When the student submits any quiz or exam items for grading the materials are to be submitted using an Excel format only. No other file types will be accepted. This facilitates downloading, uploading and tracking of calculations. These items are to be placed in the respective drop box. No email assignment submissions will be accepted. The course has a drop box function to ensure the permanent record of the student’s work. Emailing does not.
If the student has issues in downloading materials they are to contact the Park University Help Desk for problem resolution, not the instructor. You may inform me of issues, but the instructor can’t solve those issues. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their systems are capable.
Additionally, since I respond to the student in a timely manner, the student should check their drop box for returned items to correct and return in a timely manner so that I am able to release the answer keys on designated dates. I generally grade items as they come in. This will assist the instructor and the student in problem resolution, should there be any issues. The Answer Keys are generally released to the student on Wednesday following the due date.
The Sunday cutoff for assignment submission is a hard deadline and only with prior approval will assignments be accepted late. This request must be submitted before the assignment due date, no exceptions. In order to request this, do not post in the course or email me with the request on a late item. The student is to place their request in the appropriate drop box message window for the assignment allocated to the student. That way we have a tracking mechanism and a permanent source document tied directly to its respective assignment.
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