Distance education course only.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
Unit 1: Quiz
Unit 1: Research Topic Worksheet
Unit 1: MSU Library Discussion
Feb 18 (Fri)
Unit 1: Reference List Discussion
Feb 25 (Fri)
Unit 2: Quiz
Unit 2: Article Critiques
Unit 3: Research Question Worksheet
Unit 3: Reference List
Unit 3: Methodology Section
Unit 3: Article Critique
A = 100 - 90
B = 89 - 80
C = 79 - 70
D = 69 – 60
F = 59 and below
Any assignments submitted electronically as a Word document attachment must follow these guidelines:
If a student cannot meet these requirements for electronic submission, he or she should meet individually with the faculty member to make other suitable arrangements.
All assignments must reflect baccalaureate level effort. Unless otherwise indicated, all assignments must be submitted as a single Word document attachment to the appropriate assignment dropbox. Assignments must be submitted by the due dates indicated at the end of the syllabus. Due to the nature of the course, late assignment submissions will not be accepted. Students who do not submit assignments before the deadlines listed on the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus will receive a grade of zero for the missed assignment.
Late assignments will not be accepted because of the nature of the course. Be sure to adhere to the activities deadline identified in the evaluation section of this syllabus.
This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging onto WebCT. Regular checks will insure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner. This course is on a schedule that will be strictly adhered to; See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates.
The instructor will be available to meet face-to-face with any interested students on March 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This meeting is optional and must be confirmed by email ahead of time with the instructor.
Communication with Instructor:
Contact information for the instructor is listed at the beginning of this syllabus. Email is the preferred mode of communication. Students must use their standardized MSU Student email for correspondence about this course. Students are responsible for updating their WebWorld information with this email address. Students must indicate the preferred email in WebWorld as well.
Faculty members will not be responsible for keeping up with other email addresses for students.
The instructor will respond or at least acknowledge email messages from students within a maximum of five (5) business days when MSU is in session. Beyond standard university holidays and breaks, the instructor will notify students of any extended periods of time when email contact is not practical (professional meetings, etc).
I have over 100 students across 4 courses and 2 programs, so please use the following subject header when emailing me; otherwise, I will email you back and ask what course you are in: lastname_course number.
Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:
Department Chair – Dr. Donna Wright (940-397-4615)
College Dean – Dr. Susan Sportsman (940-397-4594)
Dean of Students – Dail Neely (940-397-6273)
Technical difficulties and course content questions:
If students have technical difficulties during a quiz (or assignment submission), they should use the “Help” link at the top toolbar in WebCT, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff, and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened.
If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:
For example, a student cannot send the message “I think question number ten is wrong on quiz four” because each student gets a quiz of randomly generated test items. The instructor has to know the question stem to find the question in the database.
After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student’s quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated. It may take several weeks for the student to receive a response because the instructor works on batches of questions for a particular quiz at a time.