FI 425 Principles of Real Estate
U1WW 2013 WWH
Harrison, Martin T.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
MBA-University of MissouriBA-St. Michael's CollegeAccredited Buyer' s Agent; Graduate of Real Estate Institute; Master in Real Estate
Reece and Nichols Warrensburg/Whiteman Realty LLC
June 3-July 28 2013
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. As an active real estate broker/agent, past president of Midwest Missouri Board of Realtors, a past state director with the Missouri Board of Realtors and member of the Missouri Association of Realtor state wide ethics process, the instructor will be able to bring real world practical experiences to the classroom discussions as a direct compliment to theroy found in textbooks.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
1. Active participation in all classroom discussions is a direct measurement of student preparations and regular attendance in class. In addition, this class will require active participation with the threaded discussions. Scoring rubric for threads will be distributed at first class session.
4. A 10-12 page term paper will be due no later than December 9, 2013. Specific and detail term paper guide lines, format style instructions and suggested topics will be distributred during the first session during Week 1.
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: A. Class particpation is required. This class will meet in a face-to-face arrangement for no less than twenty four (24) hours of contact time and an additional sixteen (16) will be required in the threaded discussion section of the course.
B. Classes misssed for legitimate reasons (illness, death of family member, work assignments or military duties) are excusable; however, students must inform the instructor or University office prior to the absence and must make up missed coursework. Missed classes due to taking ordinary leave or vacation are not considered excused absences.
C. Class participation is expected; students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Three unexcused absences are considered excessive and will be reported to the Park University administrator.
D. Students are responsible for the content of classroom presentations. If absent, students must obtain class notes from another student.
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 98
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THIS IS A BLENDED COURSE: This format provides some of the best features of face-to-face and online courses, such as: direct interaction with your instructor and classmates in a classroom environment, use of technology in the online component to enhance your learning experience, flexibility and convenience, and reduced commuting time and expense.
There will not be any more (or less) work to complete a course in a hybrid format. It will simply provide students and the instructor with a degree of flexibility not available in the standard face-to-face course. The course sessions will include eight face-to-face meetings (on Tuesdays of Weeks 1-8)--see course schedule above for specific dates—from 4:55pm to 9:05pm) and the time spent working online make this hybrid course 60% face-to-face and 40% online. The face-to-face sessions are mandatory meetings. Each online activity is organized on a weekly basis with predetermined due dates and are self-paced; however, since the online participation is asynchronous, students will enjoy the advantage of choosing the times they wish to participate outside of the face-to-face sessions during the week.
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