EI 230 Integrated Skills I
FA 2012 HOA
Van Tress, Heather
BA Classics - University of Missouri, Columbia; MA Classics - Washington University, St. LouisPh.D. Classics, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Before and after class, or by appointment
August 20-December 14, 2012
3:00 - 4:15 PM
Textbook: Academic Encounters: Life in Society, by Kim Sanabria published by Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521666163
Additional Resources: Additional resources will be provided by the instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor believes that students perform better in secure and friendly learning environments. The class will be a safe, respectful environment where all students are encouraged to participate. The students will work in groups, pairs and individually to complete the assignments. The instructor will use variety of activities to address the different learning styles of the students. The instructor aims to help students develop their academic , critical thinking and problem solving skills so that they can take control of and direct their own learning.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
In this course your core assessment will consist of three projects, each of which is worth 20% of your grade. Each project will be centered around a theme; for each, there is a required oral presentation, body of written work, vocabulary workbook, and visual creation (please see course outline for details). Students will be given a checklist and complete list of expectations at the start of each unit.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Presentations (Core Assessment) 35%
Presentations (Core Assessment) 35%
below 60% F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments are due to following class, with the exception of oral presentations which are due according the schedule posted. The instructor WILL NOT accept assignments submitted late, except by pre-arrangement, or under extenuating circumstances. If there is a problem with meeting any of the due dates, let your instructor know as early as possible. If there is a problem with a date that involves others, work out the arrangements with your group members before informing your instructor.
You must notify your instructor at least 3 days in advance if your assignment will be late (due to extenuating circumstances). A 20% penalty will be deducted for late assignments without prior approval.
Attendance is mandatory and has a big influence on your grade. Advance notification of an absence qualify you for an excused absence. Students providing a legitimate excuse for their absence (doctor’s note or medical certificate) may submit work when they return to class without penalty. All athletes are expected to submit game schedules prior to any absences, as well as permission slips from coaches stating when and for how long they will be absent from class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
NO electronic devices of any kind will be allowed in the classroom. No cell phones, no iPods, no computers visible or audible during class. Earphones must be removed and put away prior to the start of class. I will confiscate any electronic devices that I see and hear.
An open learning environment is critical to language learning success. Students will respect each other as well as the instructor. Unkind or derogatory comments about other students will not be tolerated. Class and group discussions are expected to be conducted in English. You are in this class to improve your English; I assume you do not need improvement in your own languages.
Students are expected to actively contribute to their education and the education of others in the class by sharing their ideas and expertise. Passive attendance in class and in group work will result in a 0 for the 5% final participation grade.
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:9/4/2012 2:50:11 PM