Course Structure and Instructional Methods:
This course will be facilitated in a manner that requires extensive student participation
individually and in small groups through the use of Blackboard. Each week’s tasks will typically
involve most if not all of the following: online discussion of required readings, reflections sharedin Journal entries, development of three course products, and a final exam. The major courseproducts will include a reflection on leadership interviews, small group presentation focused ona look at leadership, and the final paper incorporating leadership analysis and developmentplan. These are explained in more detail later in the document.
Assignment Due Dates: Due dates and times for readings and writing assignments arenoted in the syllabus. Unless explicitly negotiated with the instructor, all productsassigned are expected to be submitted on time.
Five points will be docked for each daylate, beyond the deadline.
Class Participation: Building an engaged community of learners requires constantparticipation of all class members along with the instructor. This is especially true in anonline environment. Since this course is conducted as an interactive online community and involves application of course content within a web-based environment, it is criticalthat all students participate in the designated weekly activities, discussions and journalreflections.If you cannot participate in your weekly activities, discussion and journal reflections, youneed to contact the instructor as well as your small group members. Please note that it will be difficult to go back and discuss a topic if you miss a week of participation. Yourgroup will already have moved on to discuss new material.4.
Format for Writing Assignments and Papers: Unless otherwise noted, all papers should be typed, double spaced in a standard 12 point size and style font, left-justified with
margins 1” all around, and clearly presented an
d labeled with the following information atthe top left of the first page: Your Full Name, Assignment Description, Assignment DueDate, and Semester/Course. Subsequent pages should include your last name and thepage number at the top right; no cover pages please. Post assignments to the Blackboardfolder designated to hold these products.5.
Email Contact and Meetings with the Instructor: I will rely on regularly scheduled officehours for addressing course-related issues. The Announcement folder in Blackboard will be used for me to keep in touch with you throughout the course so be sure and check itregularly. I hope that you will set up appointments (phone calls or Pronto instantmessaging would work best for me) as needed to discuss other issues of concern to you in your professional development and exploration of future goals.
If you require accommodations, please make this known to meas soon as possible.