GO 125 Natural Disasters
F1T 2012 DLD
MS in Geology/Environmental Engineering-Rutgers University
08/20/12 - 10/14/12
Textbook: TITLE: Natural Disasters
EDITION: 8th ed.
AUTHOR: Patrick L. Abbott
Copyright year: 2012
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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:
Introduction: Introduce yourself to the rest of the class by entering the introduction thread found under Course Home. This should be completed during the first week. Although this is not a graded assignment, we would like to know more about you.
Each week you will have regular learning activities:
Lectures – Presentations and supplemental websites. The PowerPoints are an extremely helpful tool to help guide you through key information.
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 3 entries are due by the end of each week. Respond at least 3 times per week. A response is more than just one sentence. The first post must be completed by Thursday 11:59 p,m CST to any DQ, a second (to another students response to another question) by Saturday 11:59 pm CST. Any last responses must be made by Sunday 11:59 pm CST. The length of each post must be at least 75 words (3 posts x 75 words/post = 225 words/week). 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. In order to receive full credit for your posts you must use as a source AT LEAST TWO of the resources listed in the Webliography in addition to any other source you may find ( web article, book, publication...) Example: you can use one source from the Webliography in one post, another source from the Webliography in your second post and any other source on your third post. You can distribute your sources as you see fit within your 3 weekly posts
Quizzes - These are open book but you had better know the chapters well before taking the exam because 50 minutes goes by fast if you are still thumbing through your book trying to answer #3.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 6. 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. You will have two hours to take this proctored exam, and it will be a closed book/ closed notes 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. The final chapter is stressed in the final but it is a comprehensive final covering all the chapters. There test format will consist of different question styles they may or may not include: Multiple Choice, Matching, Short Answer, Sketch and Label, True/False and Fill in the Blank. You must start looking for a suitable proctor by week 2 and fill form out by week 6. Failure to take the final exam will result in an F.
Here is more information to help you prepare for and take the final proctored exam:
•You must follow the Park University procedures for obtaining an approved proctor. Please refer to the Help and Resources page to review the requirements for locating a proctor and the procedure for completing a Proctor Request Form.
•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 week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor, by the 6th week of the term.
•Approval of proctors is at the discretion of the Online instructor.
•Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
Turn-Around Time: Assignments will be graded and in the gradebook no later than a week after the due date. Final exams will be graded within a week of completion. Portions of the quizzes will be graded and posted in the gradebook instantaneously.
This is a weekly requirement and determines your participation grade. You must post at least 3 times during each week. The first posting must be completed byThursday a second (to another students response to another question) by Saturday. And any last responses 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.
There are two homework assignments that must be submitted through the dropbox.
3 and 6
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.
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..
Total Points for Term: 910
A: 910 - 814 points 89.5% - 100%
B: 813 - 723 points 79.5% - 89.4%
C: 722 - 632 points 69.5% - 79.4%
D: 631 - 532 points 58.5% - 69.4%
F: 531 - 0 points 0% - 58.4%
Quiz 1 5.5% Homework 1 11%
Quiz 2 5.5% Homework 2 11 %
Quiz 3 5.5% Discussions 17.6%; 2.2% each week
Quiz 4 5.5% Final 22%
Quiz 5 5.5%
Quiz 6 5.5%
Quiz 7 5.5 %
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Participation in the threaded discussions is a core aspect of Park University’s learning environment. It is critical to the success of the classroom environment that students contribute to the threaded discussions in a timely manner. Please note that students can only earn participation points during the current week. For example, students must actively participate during Week 2 in order to earn participation points for Week 2. Students will not receive participation points for Week 2 if they respond in the discussion threads after the due date. No points will be earned for DQs' responses posted after the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is an online class and requires adherence to some basic rules of online etiquette. Mainly, avoid making disparaging remarks about others, particularly other participants, in the classroom discussions. Do not use offensive or lewd language, and avoid steering too far off topic in topical discussions. Remember that private conversations, including conversations with the instructor, are best carried out through email, where you may be able to express yourself more directly.
Discussion Questions Schedule: The first post to a DQ must be posted by Thursday 11:59 pmCST to any DQ, a second (to another student’s response to another question) by Saturday 11:59 pm CST. A third response to another DQ must be made by Sunday 11:59 pm CST. The length of each post must be at least 75 words.
Note: For further understanding of concepts you can go to the book’s website to view chapter by chapter animations, practice quizzes and more.
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 95-96
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.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
Last Updated:8/15/2012 8:37:49 PM