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ENTRE
EPREN
NEURIIAL FINANC
CE
ENTP/FIN 6315--OG1 (ONLIN
NE) SPRING
P 2011
Class Meetin
C ng Senioor Lecturer: Madison Ped digo
O
Online (via UTT Dallas eLea arning system
m) Office: SOM 2.411
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Office Hours: Emaiil: mpedigo@
@utdallas.edu
Phonne: (UTD officce): (972) 883
3-4481
1 by eLearnin
1) ng system em mail function
2 online office
2) e hours, Tues sdays 3-4:00,, Central Time
e
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Zone, USA (T Texas)
3 by appointm
3) ment for phon ne discussion
4 by appointm
4) ment for office
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| Course Infformation | Technical and
a Communications Requireme ents |
| Assignmen nts and Acaademic Callendar | Graading and Assessmen
A nt |
| Course an
nd Instructor Policies | Student Reesources | Scholastic
S Honesty |
| Course Evvaluation | University
U P
Policies |

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COURSE IN
NFORMAT
TION:
C
COURSE PRE
EREQUISITE
ES, CO-REQU
UISITES, AND
D/OR OTHER
R RESTRICT
TIONS:
This course iss equivalent to
T o ENTP/FIN 6315
6 (classro a only one of these mayy be counted toward
oom version) and t a
d
degree. Prereequisite: FIN 6301
6 or conse
ent of the insttructor.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The objective
T e of this courrse is to build
d skills and knowledge in n the financin ng of entreprreneurial ventures and
u
understand th
he process off financing enntrepreneurial ventures fro om the perspe ective of the entrepreneur
e and from
the investor. Entrepreneu urial Finance concerns no ot only the processes
p of financing and investing in n start-up
c
companies, but also the chhanges to the e initial financcing mix that may be requ uired as start--up companie es mature
a grow. The course also
and o addresses analysis of fiinancial state ements and projection
p of cash
c flows. Additional
A
to
opics include e the market for venture capital and private equityy, the decisio on to go pub blic or remain private,
a
alternative finaancing arranggements, and d the differenttial marketabiility and liquid
dity of the seccurities used to
t finance
n
non-public firm
ms.

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LEARNING O
OBJECTIVES
S/STUDENT OUTCOMES:
O

We will rely on
W o case studie es, outside re
eadings, tape
ed guest lectu
ures, taped class lectures, and the assigned text
b
book to cover the above topics. Taped guest leccturers include entreprene eurs, VC’s, angel investorrs, private
e
equity firms, corporate
c inve
estors, and other
o investment professioonals. Three cases will require individuual written
s
submissions. You will nee
ed to work in groups
g on some of the casse analyses, and
a you will need
n to deterrmine who
y want to te
you eam with and d sign up for a group on-lin anuary 18th. I’ll review
ne using the group formattion tool by Ja
th
a we will plan to finalize
and e the group members
m by January 24 . (Also see thet Grading Information
I a Group
and
P
Project Sectio
ons below.)

U
Upon successsful completio
on of this courrse, students will understand:

1. Sourcces of start-up t pros and cons of obtaining capital from each sou
p capital and the urce
2. How to
t value comp panies as they evolve through their life cycle from seeed stage to la
ate stage privvate
companies. This in ncludes analyyzing, evaluatting and asse essing the pre
esent and futuure value of an
entrep
preneurial vennture and thee suitability of the proposed
d or associate
ed capital stru
ucture.

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3. Finanncial statemen nt analysis annd estimating cash flow nee eds
4. What terms are typ pically found in
i a term sheeet and their im
mpact on the company and d on ownership in
future
e financing rou unds
5. Exit strategies and d tradeoffs in assessing
a owth through internal/exterrnal financing, acquisition, or IPO
gro
6. Appliccation of finan
ncial tools andd techniques to the forecassting and projjection of cassh flows for ne
ew and
develooping venture es

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REQUIRED C
COURSE MAT
TERIALS:

• Text Book: Leach and Melicher,
T M 3rd edition, Enttrepreneurial Finance
• C
Cases: A package
p of 13 businesss cases and one cla ass handoutt. Three cases
c are individual
a
assignmentss that require
e a written analysis
a with
h discussion on-line. Seeven cases will
w be assig gned to a
g
group to pre
epare a writtten analysiss (with all other
o studen
nts reading and
a preparin
ng for the case
c and
s
supporting o
on-line disc
cussion). Three
T cases are prim marily individ
dual readingg assignme ents with
a
abbreviated discussion on-line
o (but no
n written reeport require
ed). A summmary is provid
ded below.

List of Cases and Case
C Notes:

Harvaard Business School
S
9-803--096 Zippcar: Refining the Business Model
M (Individdual Written Asssignment)
9-297--028 Clarkson Lumber (Individual Written
W Assignm ment)
9-396--067 Paathfinder Capitaal (Assigned too a Group as written
w assignment)
9-898--188 Baand of Angels (Assigned
( to a Group as writtten assignmentt)
Class Handout Reeturns to Angell Investors (Asssigned to a Grooup as a writteen assignment)
9-805--019 Hoow VC’s Evaluuate Potential Opportunities
O (
(Primarily readding w/ some on-line discussiion)
9-801--167 Reeturn Logic (A)) (Assigned to a Group as wrritten assignmeent)
9-804--083 Goold Hill Venturre Lending (Asssigned to a Grroup as a writteen assignment))
IMD 185
1 Preeparing for thee Google IPO (Assigned
( to a Group as a wriitten assignmennt)
9-807--124 Teechnology Trannsfer at U.S. Universities (Priimarily readingg w/ some on-lline discussion))
9-207--092 Reestructuring Naavigator Gas Trransport (Assiggned to a Grouup as a written assignment)

Richaard Ivey Scho
ool of Businesss
906M
M05 No
ote on Internatiional Licensingg (Primarily reeading with som
me on-line disccussion)
99N0018 Naanpo (Holdingss) Limited (Assigned as an Inndividual Writtten Assignmennt)

Stanfoord Graduate School of Bussiness
E214 EnndoNav (Assiggned to a Groupp as a written assignment)
a

ƒ Course Packet:
P Course case docume
ent pack availa
able at Universiity of Texas at Dallas Booksto
ore.

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TECHNICA
AL AND CO
OMMUNICA
ATIONS RE
EQUIREME
ENTS:
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eLEARNING SYSTEM:

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This course was
T w developed d using a web b course tool called eLearn ning. It is to be
e delivered entirely online.. You will
n
need to sign up
u for an eLea arning accoun nt for use durring this coursse. Students will
w use their UTD
U NetID acccount to
lo
ogin to the co
ourse at: http://elearning.uttdallas.edu. Please
P find more
m details on n course acceess and navig gation
in
nformation. To
T get started with an eLea arning course, please see the t Getting Started: Student eLearning
O
Orientation.
UTD providess eLearning te
U echnical suppport 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The services inclu ude a toll free
e
telephone num
mber for imme ediate assista
ance (1-866-5
588-3192), emmail request service,
s and an
a online chatt service.
T UTD userr community can
The c also acce ess the suppo
ort resources such as self-help resource es and a Know wledge
B
Base. Please use this link to
t access thee UTD eLearn ning Support Center:
C http:///www.utdallass.edu/elearninnghelp.

Direct any em
D mail communic cation to the professor
p thro
ough eLearnin ng. A Universsity policy to protect
p studen
nt privacy
d
directs that faculty are not required to annswer studen nt emails unless they are frrom a UTD acccount. This means
m
that the professsor will not respond to emmails unless th
hey come thro ough eLearning.

In addition to a confident le
evel of compu net literacy, certain minimu
uter and Intern um technical requirements
r must be
m to enable a successfull learning exp
met perience. Plea ase review the echnical requiirements and the web
e important te
b
browser config
guration inforrmation. Pleasse note additiional technica
al requiremen nts for web ba
ased teleconfe
erencing
to
o be utilized in
i this course.

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COMMUNICA
ATIONS SUM
MMARY:

This eLearning course has built-in comm
T munication toools which will be used for interaction an
nd communica
ation.
S
Some externaal communicaation tools succh as regular email and a web
w conferencing tool mayy also be usedd during
the course. Fo
or more details, please seee communica ation tool inforrmation.

INTERACTIO
ON WITH PRO
OFESSOR:

The professorr will commun
T nicate with stu
udents mainlyy using the eLLearning Anno ouncements, Discussions, and
E
Email tools. Students
S may send persona al concerns oro questions too the professoor using the course
c Email tool. The
p
professor will reply to studeent emails or Discussion board
b messag ges within 2 working
w days under
u normal
c
circumstances s, and genera ally check eLeearning email daily during the regular Monday
M througgh Friday weeek period.
H
However, pleaase remembe er that the pro
ofessor is a hu
uman like thee students, witth other classs requirementts, family
o
obligations an
nd outside com mmitments. So,
S if the proffessor does not respond im mmediately to o your email, please
p do
n worry. Th
not he professor will
w get in toucch with you ass soon as the ey are able to.. Professors sometimes ta ake
w
weekends off or work off lin
ne, so do not expect a resp ponse until Mondays.
M

The other form
T m of regular in
nteraction willl be through the
t discussion n boards for each
e class seession. The professor
p
m post one or more ques
may stions, comm ments, notes, etc.
e during a session
s weekk pertaining too the readingss for that
w
week. You wiill need to parrticipate in the
e discussion function
f in ord
der to get cre
edit for particip
pation.
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ASSIGNME
ENTS AND ACADEMIIC CALEND
DAR:

Unit  D
Date  Text  Guest  Guestt's Topic Case  Case Due;;  Planne ed 
Chs.  Lecturer  Assigned  Discussionn  Classs 
Begins  Discusssion 

Intro  ‐  ‐  ‐  ‐ N/A N/A  ‐

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1  01//11/11  1‐2  None  ‐ N/A N/A  Post self 
introducttion 

2  01//18/11  3‐4  Paul Nicho
ols  Introdu
uction to  Zip Car N/A  Initial Te
eam 
Venture Capital  Selectionn; 
Zipcar Caase 
Assigned d 

3  01//24/11  5‐6  Paul Peckk  Insightts From a  Clarkson  Zip Car  Team 
Seerial  Lumber  formatioon 
Entreppreneur  finalized;; 
Zipcar Caase 
Analysis‐‐ 
Individuaal 
Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis

4  01//31/11  7  Chuck May  Lessonns from  Pathfinder Clarkson  Clarkson 
on 
Larry Calto private investing;  Lumber  Lumber C Case 
Overvieww of NTEC  Analysis‐‐ 
Individuaal 
Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis

5  02//07/11  9‐ Hollingsworrth  Private
e Equity EndoNav Pathfinderr  Pathfinder 
10  Case 
Analysis‐‐ 
Group 
Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis
6  02//14/11  ‐     Band Of  EndoNav  EndoNavv 
Angels;  Case 
Returns to  Analysis‐‐ 
Angel  Group 
Investors  Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis;; 
Submit 2

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Researchh 
Report 
Topics 

7  02//21/11  ‐  Kala Maratthi  Housto
on Angel  How VC's  Band Of  Band of 
Nettwork  Evaluate  Angels;  Angels Caase 
Potential  o 
Returns to Analysis‐‐ 
O
Opportunities Angel  Group 
Investors  Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis

8  02//28/11  11  Sam  VC Ovverview Return Logic How VC's  How VC'ss 

Kingsland Evaluate  Evaluate 
Potential  Potential 
Opportunitiies  Companiies‐ 
Individuaal 
Reading and 
on 
Discussio
Assignme ent 
9  03//07/11  13  Brodsky  Private
e Equity Gold Hill Return Logic  Return Loogic 
Case‐ Grooup 
Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis
10  03//21/11  12  Sureck  Silicon
n Valley  Google Case Gold Hill  Gold Hill 
Baank  Case‐ Grooup 
Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis
11  03//28/11  14  ‐  ‐ Google Casse  Google IPPO 
Case‐ Grooup 
Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis
12  04//04/11  8  Robert Rob
bb  UTTD IP  Note on  None  No case ddue.  
Commerrcialization  IInternational  Researchh 
Licensing;  Report D
Due 
Technology  on 4/4/111. 
Transfer at 
U.S. 
Universities 

ENTP 6315/FIN 63315 Online Syllabu
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M Pedigo - Revised: 11-10-100
13  04//11/11  ‐  Julie Nicho
ols  Licensin
ng and IP  Navigator  Note on  Licensingg and 
Valu
uation   Gas  International  Tech 
Transport  Licensing;;  Transfer‐‐ 
Case  Technologyy  Individuaal 
Transfer at  Reading and 
U.S.  Discussio
on 
Universitie
es  Assignme ent 

14  04//18/11  15  ‐  ‐ Nanpo Case Gas  Navigato
Navigator G or 
Transportt  Case‐ Grooup 
Case  Assignme ent 
With Written 
Analysis
15  04//25/11  ‐  Ed Olkkolaa  VC, Sttrategic  None Nanpo Case  Nanpo Caase‐
investtor, and  Individuaal 
Privatee Equity  Written 
Perspecctives on  Assignme ent  
Inve
esting 

16  05//02/10  ‐  ‐  ‐ ‐ No class  Cutoff fo
or 
submittinng 
any late 
work! 
 Peer 
evaluatio
ons 
for Groupp 
Cases Duue  

17  05//10/10  ‐  ‐  ‐ ‐ ‐  ‐

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G
GRADING A
AND ASSE
ESSMENT::

G
GRADING INFORMATIION:
The list of asssigned read
T dings and ca ases is provid ded under th he Required Textbooks and a Materialss Section.
S
Supplemental l reading matterials may bee posted elecctronically. Ad
dvance preparation and en nthusiastic paarticipation
in
n on-line classs discussions e learning experience in th
s is an importtant part of the his course and
d will be evalu
uated.

The course has been designed to allow
T w flexible ma
anagement off your time. There
T will be no quizzes oro exams,
w the individual written paper taking the place off a final exam
with m. You will bee required to work in grou ups of 3-5
s
students per group for one or more ca ases (as assigned). Each h student sho ould post a Self-Introduct
S tion in the
D
Discussion arrea of eLearn ning prior to the first class. This informa u my grade book and
ation will be used to set up
a
assist in the foormation of groups
g for the
e course. Cho oose team members,
m and sign up by using
u the on-liine Group
F
Formation Too ol by 1/18. Iff necessary, the instructor will assign students to a te
eam, and we’’ll finalize the members
o each Group by 1/24. For
of F all projectts completed in a group, your grade for fo the assign nment will bee adjusted
b
based on a peeer evaluation n input made at the end of the semester (see peer evvaluation form m at end of syyllabus).

All students will
A w be requirred to read all a of the cases, think abo out the questtions posted by the instru uctor, and
p
prepare for annd participate e in class disscussion of ea ach case, witth a participa ation grade assigned
a based on the
in
ndividual’s pa articipation (quality of on-lin
ne commentss, contribution ns to the overrall discussionn, and reason nable level
o participation). In genera
of al, three meaaningful postss will yield full credit for pa
articipation in each case. All
A cases,
e
except for thee first two cases and the la ast case (Zip Car,
C Clarkson n Lumber, and d Nanpo) and d the cases highlighted
a primarily re
as eading assign nments, will be
b assigned to t a group aftter groups are e formed. Fo or cases assigned to a
g
group, the grroup assigned will be ressponsible for completing a written ana alysis of the cases (base ed on the
q
questions possted on-line by the instructor for each ca ase). The asssigned group p will also be responsible foor leading
c
class discussiion on the case that will in nclude discussion of their suggested
s soolution and suubsequent questions or
in
nputs made by b the instruc ctor of other students after the group turrns in their wrritten analysiss. The assign ned group
w be graded
will d on their writtten analysis of the case anda their effecctiveness in leading the on n-line discusssion. In
g
general, theree can be multiple answerrs to the case questions depending on interpretation, and poin nts will be
a
awarded baseed on your analysis, ration nale and sup pport as well as the on-lin ne discussion. The first tw wo written
c
case assignm ments (Zip Car and Clarkso on), the last case
c (Nanpo), and the Ressearch Reporrt (due April 4th) will be
c
completed ind
dividually. ForF Zip Car, Clarkson, an nd Nanpo, individual grad ding will be based
b on your written
a
analysis and your
y ation in on-line discussion that I will lea
participa ad. Cases de esignated as being
b primarily reading
s
should be read by all stude ents with some on-line disccussion of the e topics to follow.
Overall, your grade will be
O e based on your three individual written assignments (i.e., the first two casess and last
c
case), particip
pation and ad dding value too all of the on-line
o discusssions, your in
ndividual rese
earch report, and your
g
group’s analysis and discu ussion of the cases assign ned to your grroup. (Also see
s case ana alysis rubric th
hat will be
u
used in gradinng the individu
ual and groupp written casee assignmentss.)

S
SPECIAL ASS
SIGNMENT:

Research Rep
R port: A written
n research repport is require
ed on a topic related to the
e course, suchh as start-up financing,
f
term sheet terrms, trends inn the venture capital or anggel industry, evaluation
e of a VC firm, valuation techniiques,
e
etc. Report toopic needs to be approved in advance. Each studen nt should subbmit two (or more)
m rank ord
dered
r
report topics for
f approval by b 2/14/11. Maximum
M leng
gth of Researrch Report is 10 pages (typ ped, double spaced).
s

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GRADE WEIG
GHTINGS:

Individual writtten analysis of
o first two cases and the last case 30%
C
Case(s) assiggned to each Group;
G Writte
en Submission n plus leading
g on-line discu
ussion 20%
W
Written Resea arch Report (a an Individual Assignment) 20%
P
Participation in all on-line discussions
d ncluding all cases and disccussion of lecctures, if any)
(in 30%
T
Total 100%

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G
GRADING SC
CALE:

Scaled Score
S Lettter Equivalennt
97-100 A+
94-96 A
90-93 A-
87-89 B+
84-86 B
80-83 B-
77-79 C+
74-76 C
70-73 C-
>70 P
Less thann 70 F
Incomplete I

A
ACCESSING GRADES:

Students can check their grades by clickking “My Grad
S des” under Co
ourse Tools after
a the grade
e for each assessment
task is release
ed.

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COURSE A
AND INSTR
RUCTOR PO
OLICIES:
S
SELF INTROD
DUCTION:
Each student should post a Self-Introduction in the Discussion
E D are
ea of eLearninng prior to the
e first class seession,
a no later th
and han the end of
o the first sesssion week ass noted in the Assignmentss and Academ mic Calendar.
G
Guidelines are
e provided on
n the eLearnin ng group formmation sectionn. This informa
ation will assiist in the form
mation of
g
groups for the
e course, and will assist in the formation
n of groups.

F
FORMATION S:
OF GROUPS
Much of the work
M w in this co
ourse will be performed
p in groups.
g Studeents should fo
orm small gro
oups (3-5 mem mbers)
d
during the first two weeks of o the course.. Select team members an nd sign up for a group on-line using the group
fo
formation tool in eLearning g. It is importa
ant that you select
s your gro
oups to includ
de a diverse set
s of skills an nd make
s
sure that at least one mem mber is proficieent in accounting and spreeadsheet analysis. With thee self-introducction
in
nformation reeferenced abo ove, which is accessible
a via
a eLearning system,
s each student shouuld join a grouup or
c
communicate with others too self-form a group.

W
WEB TELECO
ONFERENCE
ES FOR GRO
OUPS:

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ENTP 6315/FIN 63315 Online Syllabu
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A web confere encing tool, Adobe
A Connecct, is available
e for use in th
his course if desired
d to provvide real-time
e
c
communicatio ons and interaaction for grou
up meetings related
r to the Group Projecct. This tool combines
c Voicce over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) appplication and desktop sharring, instant messaging
m annd whiteboardd functionalityy to create
a powerful, ea
asy-to-use, coollaborative le
earning enviroonment. The class
c will com
mmunicate and d arrange witth the
p
professor an agreed
a upon time
t for each teleconferen nce meeting of o each group. See Assignm ments and Accademic
C
Calendar secttion for more details, and see
s the follow wing link for weeb conference resources:
h
http://som.utd allas.edu/som
mResources/e eLearning/eLe earningCurre ent/gettingStarted.php#web bcon

P
PEER EVALU
UATION:
A peer evaluaation process will be utilized to adjust ind
dividual grade
es on all grou
up assignmen nts. The peer
e
evaluation form (included at
a the back off the syllabus)) should be co ompleted indiividually and submitted
s through
e
eLearning online using the Peer Evaluation assignme ent on or befo
ore 5/2/10.

C
CLASS SESS
SION DISCUS
SSIONS:

You will be exxpected to parrticipate regularly in online
Y e discussions.. A great dea
al of learning takes
t place when
w you
s
share your exxperiences witth others. The professor and/or
a the gro
oup assigned to the group cases will posst
q
questions andd comments to o each sessioon discussion n board which you can resppond to. It is absolutely ne
ecessary
that you particcipate regularrly.

RULES FOR
F PARTICIIPATION IN DISCUSSION
D N:

1) Participation points will be given for both resp ponses to disccussion postin ngs by studen nts and for ressponses
to questioons submitted by professorr. However, iff no one resp ponds to a que estion posted d by the instru
uctor or by
the lead group,
g I will as
ssume that no o one knows the t answer (w which, to somme extent, mayy impact grad des for
the class as a whole).
2) When a question is posted, the first f three replies can answ wer the question directly, posts after that need to
respond to o the answers s given by oth her students tot mimic an in n class discusssion. Look at a this as a
conversattion with one another rathe er than trying to impress th he professor with
w the “right”” answer.
3) In general, three me eaningful possts per case willw result in fuull participation credit. How wever, grading g is done
on qualityy of responses s, not quantityy, and three oro more postss that are not meaningful will w result in lesss than
full points being awarded. Posts such as “I agree e” or “soundss good to me” will not count towards parrticipation
(although you can certa ainly use thesse to advance e the converssation). In ord der to count asa participation, your
post has tot be well thought out and pertain to the e topic for the session. You should refe erence some of o the
concepts currently bein ng examined in class, not just j offer vaguue assessme ents. You can n also refer baack to
previous session’s
s matterial if releva
ant. Integratio on of conceptss is encourag ged since mosst issues don’t operate
completely independen nt of one anotther.
4) Keep discussion
d onn topic and facctual in nature e. No flaming g allowed. Op pinions are finne as long ass they are
supported d by facts. Fo or example, sttating that you think that a specific courrse of action is correct because of x,
y, z is accceptable; statiing that the previous comm mentator is noot important oro not an intellligent person will
cause a re eduction in po oints for you.
5) Gramm mar and spelling are not grraded in the discussion
d section, so don’’t feel that youu have to speend hours
editing yoour response. However, please complette each of your thoughts, and a use full words,
w not acrronyms
and abbre eviations – no ot everyone iss familiar with shorthand te ext message language.
6) Other than the initia al posting of a written respo onse to a casse assignmen nt, limit your discussions co omments
to 150 wo ords (at the ve ery most) – an ny more than that and read ders lose the point (and intterest).
7) While you can continue to post to nterest, in order to receive full credit for participation, you
o a topic of in
must postt during the week
w the topicc is being disccussed (typica ally Tuesday-Satruday of eache week). Late
L
submissio ons are accep pted, but with substantial penalty.
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The samee guidelines th
hat apply to trraditional classses should be
b observed in n the virtual classroom
c
environme
ent. Please use proper etiq quette when interacting
i witth class mem
mbers and the professor.

POLICY ON
O SERVER UNAVAILAB
BILITY OR OT
THER TECHNICAL DIFFIICULTIES:

The univeersity is comm e online coursse system to all users. How
mitted to providing a reliable wever, in the event of
any unexp pected serverr outage or an ny unusual technical difficu
ulty which pre
events studen nts from comppleting a
time senssitive assessmment activity, the
t professorr may adjust the time windo ows and provvide an approp priate
accommo odation based d on the situattion. Studentss should immeediately reporrt any problem
ms to the proffessor
and also contact
c the UTD eLearning g Help Desk: http://www.uttdallas.edu/elearninghelp, 1-866-588-31 192. The
professor and the UTD D eLearning Help
H Desk will work with the
e student to resolve any issues at the earliest
possible time.

D
DUE DATES:
Written assign
W nments will bee due on the date
d assigned d and must be e accessed and
a submitted d through the
A
Assignments icon in the co
orresponding session of the e eLearning system.
s Late work
w will not be accepted without
w
s
substantial enalty, and will not be acce
pe epted at all aftter May 2, 2011! The penalty for late work
w will increase
b
based on howw late your sub bmittal is and
d how many la ate submittalss you make. If I you have a conflict, you need to
c
contact the prrofessor beforre the due date and the pro nd an earlier date for you to
ofessor will fin t turn in the
a
assignment.
D
DOCUMENT FORMATS:
en and oral communication
Effective writte
E ns are criticallly important in the businesss world. It is equally important that
s
students "put their best foo
ot forward" in classroom presentations and a written asssignments. Poor P organizaation,
c
convoluted seentence structtures, mangle ed grammar and a misspelled words have e no place in effective
e
c
communicatio ons, and will be
b considered d in the evaluaation of your work
w and ideaas.
ALL DOCCUMENTS- Yo our name (or the group identification and
d names of alll group memb
bers for group
assignments) the cours
se number, an
nd the date, sh
hould appear in a header at
a the beginnin
ng of each pagge of a
documentt.
GENERAL WRITTEN DOCUMENTSD S- Any written n assignmentss should be su ubmitted in Word
W with
accompan nying excel file
es as approprriate. Please label any exccel spreadshee ets or exhibitss and approprriately
reference in the Word document.
d A list of referencces should be attached for the research report. Cove er pages,
charts or exhibits,
e and lists
l of referen
nces are not in e page count. The manuscrript should use
ncluded in the e 11-12
point type, double-spac ced, with 1” margins all arou und. Appropriate titles and section headings should be used.
Number all
a pages.
OUTLINE E FORM RESP PONSE- Othe er than the ressearch paper,, all assignme
ents may be co ompleted in an
a outline
format (ass long as each
h item in the outline
o comple etes a thoughtt. The professsor will expecct a statement of the
question followed
f by a prioritized list of the key items in your ressponse.
ESSAY FORM RESPO ONSE- If you prefer,
p you caan use a narraative response
e format on anny written assignment.
The reseaarch paper will also need to
o be in narrativve format. Whhen using a narrative forma
at, the professsor will
expect a well
w organized d paper that addresses the case questions and uses section
s headin
ngs, bulleted lists,
l
charts and
d exhibits as appropriate
a to
o clearly commmunicate yourr message.

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ELECTRONIC
C SUBMISSIO
ON INSTRUC
CTIONS:
When you sub
W bmit your assignments in eLearning
e sysstem, the file name
n should identify the course,
c assign
nment
n
number, your name or grouup ID, and da
ate you submitted it. Use th
he format in th
he two examp ples shown beelow.
Individual Asssignment: “FIN
N6315-JohnD
Doe-Assignme
ent-1-ZipCar-1-24-11.doc”
G
Group Assignment: “FIN63
315-Group-1-A
Assignment-3
3-Pathfinder-2
2-7-11.doc
T cover she
The eet of any writtten submittal must also in
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You can click each assignm
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P
Please refer to
o the Help me enu for more information on
o using this feature.
f Pleasse Note: eachh assignment link will
b deactivated
be d after the assignment duee time. After your
y submissiion is graded,, you may clicck each assig
gnment’s
“graded” tab to check the results and fee
edback.

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CASE ANALY
YSIS GUIDEL
LINES:
Written assign
W nments will re
equire the anaalysis of case situations. Preparation forr class discusssions will also
f
frequently req
quire the analy
ysis of a case
e situation. Ca
ase analysis assignments
a are designed to evaluate and a
d
develop your skills in:
• Identifyin
ng and analyz
zing key issue
es and driverss in the case, overall know
wledge of case
e, effectivenesss
in responnding to ques
stions, and de
emonstration of
o knowledge of financial analysis
a techn
niques where
applicable.
• Effective
eness in suppo orting and reaasonably defe ending your analysis
a and position
p whetther your
position is the best an
nswer possible e or not
• Effective
eness in leadinng on-line disscussion for assigned
a grouup. All other students,
s effectiveness in
adding value to on-line discussion.
Specific questtions for each
S h case will be provided on--line in advancce of each asssignment. In n general, there are no
“right” or “wrong” answers for
f a specific case – differeent approaches and insigh hts are possibble, depending g on your
in
ndividual persspective and approach. Re egardless of your
y approach h and conclussions, the proofessor expeccts you to
m
make reasona able recomme endations tha
at: (1) addresss the identified
d issues; (2) follow
f logicallly from your analysis
a
a conclusio
and ons; and (3) make
m sense (a are feasible) in the context of the case situation.
s Please also see the Case
A
Analysis Rubrric that we be used in grad
ding all case assignments.
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The nd due dates are summariized in the tab
ble below:

Length in
n Outline Formmat, not
Due Type inclluding an Exceel Weight
Caase # Date Spreadshheet that will need
n to
b attached
be
(Pages)
1. Zip Car Jan 24 Outline/Excel 3-5 1
10% (Individual
2011 Format Wrritten Assignmennt)
2. Clarkson Lumber
L Jan. 31, Outline/Excel 3-5 1
10% (Individual
2011 Format Wrritten Assignmennt)
3. Pathfinder Capital Feb 7, Outline/Excel 3-5 Group*
2011 Format
4. EndoNav Feb 14, Outline/Excel 3-5 Group*
2010 Format
5. Band of Anngels; Returns to
o Feb 21, Outline/Excel 3-5 Group*
Angel Inveestors 2010 Format
6. How VC’ss Evaluate Feb 28, Outline/Excel 3-5 Reading and
Potential Opportunities
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7. Return Loggic Mar 7, Outline/Excel 3-5 Group*
2010 Format

8. Gold Hill Mar Outline/Excel 3-5 Group*
21, Format
2011
9. Google IPO
O Case Mar Outline/Excel 3-5 Group*
28, Format
2011
10. Individual Research Reporrt Apr 4, Narrative 8-10 20%
2011 Format
11. Note on Innternational Apr 11, Outline/Excel 3-5 Reading and
Licensing; Technology 2011 Format Diiscussion; Part of
o
Transfer att U.S. Universitiies Participation
Grade
12. Restructuriing Navigator Gas
G Apr 18, Group*
2011
13. Nanpo (Lim
mited) April Outline/Excel 3-5 1
10% (Individual
25, Format Wrritten Assignmennt)
2011
14. Class Partiicipation On-line 30%
Overall Coursee Grade 100%

* Group Cases- Case #’s 3, 3 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 12 will be
b assigned to t groups. Th he total number of cases assigned
to
o each groupp will be weigh
hted at 20%. Students tha he group leading a case ne
at are not in th eed to review the case,
think about the solutions to
o the questionns, and contribbute to the disscussion as part
p of their paarticipation grrade.

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GROUP PRO
OJECTS:

You will be required to worrk in a group, with 3-7 stud
Y dents per grou up. Each student should post
p a Self-Inttroduction
in
n the Discusssion area of eLearning
e prio
or to the first class. This in
nformation wiill be used to set up my grrade book
a
and assist in the formation of groups for the coursse. Sign up on-line for a group by 1//18. If necesssary, the
nstructor will assign studen
in nts to group, and we’ll worrk to finalize the group memmbers by 1/24 4.
w be set up on the discussion board for
A private disccussion area will f internal grooup communications. A we eb
cconference syystem is available for use. Teams can schedule
s a livee web confereence for team
m work. Please see
c
communicatio on tool informa
ation for instructions on maaking a reserrvation and other web confference informmation.
M
Meeting space es have also been set up on o the UTD SOM
S Island in
n the virtual world of Secon
nd Life. Instru
uctions
fo accessing the island can be found att http://som.uttdallas.edu/so
for omResourcess/eLearning/fa aculty/second dLife.php.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION INSTRUC
A CTIONS:

You will subm
Y mit your assignnments (in thee required file
e format with a simple file name
n and a file extension) by using
the Assignments tool on the course site. Please see the Assignme ents link on th
he course meenu or see the e icon on
the designated page. You canc click each h assignmentt name link an nd follow the on-screen insstructions to upload
u
a submit yo
and our file(s). Ple
ease refer to the Help menu u for more infformation on using this too
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assignment lin
a nk will be dea
activated afterr the assignm
ment due time.. After your su
ubmission is graded,
g you may
m click
e
each assignm
ment’s “Graded d” tab to checck the results and feedback.

Cases will be assigned to each
C e group. For group asssignments, on ne group memmber will subm
mit the assign
nment for
the group by the
t due date. All students will be able to see the sub bmission. All
A group mem mbers in a grou
up will
le ussion of theirr case analysis with participation from all
ead the discu a students in the class.

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PARTICIPATION/DISCUS
SSIONS:

Students shou
S uld review all on-line lecturres, guest lecctures, and po
osted informattion, as well as
a reading the e text
b
book. Active participation in
i on-line disccussions of ca ases and rese
earch papers will be a sign nificant portion of your
g
grade. (Also see the Grad ding Information Section)

For each case
F e that is assig
gned to a grou up, the assign ned group will be responsib ble for comple
eting a written
n analysis
o the case (based on the questions
of q possted on-line by
b the instructtor). The assiigned group will
w also be re esponsible
fo leading cla
for ass discussion on the case e that will incclude discussiion of their su
uggested soluution and responses to
s
subsequent q
questions or inputs
i made by the instru uctor of otherr students (affter the groupp turns in theeir written
a
analysis). The assigned group
g will be graded
g based d on their written analysis of the case and
a their effe ectiveness
a
and participattion in leading the on-line discussion (see( grading case analysis rubric). Please note, in n general,
there can be multiple ans swers to the case questio ons depending g on interpreetation, and points
p will be
e awarded
b
based on youur analysis an nd rationale and ability to support.
s Also
o see the Casse Analysis Rubric
R that will be used
fo grading the
for e case assign nments.

The first two cases and th
T he last case are
a assigned as individuall written assig gnments, with h the remaind der of the
c
cases being either
e group written
w cases or individual cases that only require re
eading and on nline participa
ation. For
the three indivvidual written cases, each student will be
b responsible for submittting a written response to questions
p
posted in advvance by the instructor. Each
E studentt will also be expected to participate in
n on-line disccussion of
these cases. The grading rubric will also apply to the ese cases on an individuall basis.

All students will
A w be required to read all of the cases (whether the case is assig gned to a gro oup or not), th
hink about
the questions posted by th he instructor or
o by the lead d group (for group
g cases), and prepare e for and parrticipate in
c
class discussiion of each ca
ase, with a paarticipation grrade assignedd based on inndividual participation (qua ality of on-
liine commentss, contribution
ns to the overrall discussionn, and reasonnable level of participation)).

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ONLINE TEST
TS/QUIZZES
S:

N
N/A

F
FINAL EXAM
MINATION:

N
None. (The in
ndividual writtten research paper
p will takke the place of
o a final exam
m.)

S
STUDENT RESOURC
CES:
T following university res
The sources are available
a to students:

U
UTD Distance
e Learning: http://www.uttdallas.edu/oe
ee/distance/sstudents/cstud
dents.htm

McDermott Library:
M L Distance Learnerss (UTD studennts who live outside
o the bo
oundaries of Collin,
C Dallas,, Denton,
R
Rockwall, or Tarrant
T countiies) will need a UTD-ID nu
umber to acceess all of the library’s electronic resources

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(reserves, journal articles, ebooks, interlibrary loan) from
f off camp
pus. For UTD students livin
ng within thosse
c
counties who are taking on nline courses, a Comet Card is required to check outt materials at the McDermo ott
L
Library. For more
m information on library resources go o to
h
http://www.utd
dallas.edu/dis stancelearningg/students/lib
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SCHOLAST
TIC HONES
STY:

The Universityy has policies
T s and disciplin
ne proceduress regarding sccholastic dish honesty. Deta ailed information is
a
available on thhe UTD Judic cial Affairs we
eb page. All sttudents are expected
e to maintain
m a highh level of resp
ponsibility
w respect to
with o academic honesty.
h Studeents who violate Universityy rules on sch holastic disho onesty are sub bject to
d
disciplinary pe
enalties, inclu uding the posssibility of failure in the courrse and/or dissmissal from the t Universityy. Since
s
such dishonessty harms the e individual, all students an nd the integrityy of the Univeersity, policiess on scholastic
d
dishonesty will be strictly enforced. See further detaills in the Unive ersity Policiess section belo ow.
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COURSE E
EVALUATIO
ON:
As required byy UTD academic regulations, every stud
A dent will be asked
a to comp
plete an evaluuation for eacch
e
enrolled coursse at the end of the semesster. An online
e instructional assessmentt form will be made availab ble for
y
your confidenttial use. Please look for the course evaluation link on
n the course Home
H Page towards
t the end of the
c
course.
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UNIVERSIT
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ES:

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: If you experience any prob
T blems with you unt, you may send an ema
ur UTD accou ail to:
a as.edu or call the UTD Computer Helpd
assist@utdalla desk at 972-8
883-2911.

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OFF-CAMPU
US INSTRUCTION AND
D COURSE ACTIVITIES
A S: Off-campuss, out-of-state
e, and foreign
n
in
nstruction and d activities arre subject to state
s law and University po
olicies and proocedures rega arding travel and risk-
r
related activitiies. Informatiion regarding these rules anda regulation ns may be fou und at the we ebsite addresss
h
http://www.utd dallas.edu/Bu usinessAffairs /Travel_Riskk_Activities.httm. Additiona al information is available from the
o
office of the scchool dean. Below
B is a deescription of any
a travel and ed activity asssociated with this
d/or risk-relate
c
course.
There is no co
T ourse activity applicable too this Off-campus Instructioon and Course e Activities prrovision.
S
STUDENT COONDUCT & DISCIPLINE-
D The Universitty of Texas System and Th he University of Texas at Dallas
D
h
have rules and regulations for the orderrly and efficien nt conduct of their businesss. It is the re
esponsibility ofo each
s
student and each student organization
o t be knowled
to dgeable about the rules an nd regulationss which govern student
c
conduct and activities.
a General informa ation on studeent conduct an nd discipline is
i contained in the UTD pu ublication,
A to Z Guide, which is prov vided to all reggistered stude
ents each aca ademic year.
T Universityy of Texas at Dallas admin
The nisters studennt discipline within
w the proccedures of reccognized and
e
established du
ue process. Procedures
P a defined an
are nd described in the Rules anda Regulatio ons, Series 50 0000,
B
Board of Rege ents, The Uniiversity of Texxas System, and in Title V, V Rules on Sttudent Servicces and Activities of
the university’’s Handbook of Operating Procedures. Copies of the ese rules and a available to
d regulations are
s
students in the
e Office of the
e Dean of Stu udents, where e staff membe ers are availa
able to assist students
s in in
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h
http://www.utd dallas.edu/jud dicialaffairs/UT TDJudicialAfffairs-HOPV.html .
A student at th he university neither loses the rights no or escapes the e responsibilitties of citizensship. He or she
s is
e
expected to obey federal, state,
s and local laws as we ell as the Regents’ Rules, university
u reg
gulations, and
a
administrative e rules. Stude ents are subje ect to disciplin ne for violating the standarrds of conducct whether succh
c
conduct takess place on or off o campus, or o whether civvil or criminal penalties are e also imposed d for such conduct.
A
ACADEMIC IN
NTEGRITY- The faculty expects e from itsi students a high level of responsibilityy and academ mic
h
honesty. Beccause the valu ue of an academic degree depends upo on the absolutte integrity of the work don ne by the
s
student for tha at degree, it iss imperative that
t a studentt demonstrate e a high stand dard of individdual honor in his or her
s
scholastic worrk.
S
Scholastic Disshonesty, any y student who o commits an act of scholastic dishonessty is subject to t discipline.
S
Scholastic disshonesty inclu udes, but is no ot limited to, statements,
s a
acts or omissioons related to o applicationss for
e
enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the subm mission as one’s own workk or material th hat is not onee’s own.
S
Scholastic disshonesty inclu udes but is no ot limited to ch heating, plagiarism, collusion, the subm mission for cre
edit of any
w
work or materrials that are attributable
a in
n whole or in part
p to anothe er person, takking an examination for ano other
p
person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to o a student or the attempt to t commit succh acts.
P
Plagiarism, esspecially from m the web, from m portions off papers for otther classes, and from anyy other source e is
u
unacceptable and will be dealt with unde er the universsity’s policy on plagiarism (see ( general catalog for de etails).
T
This course will
w use the res sources of turrnitin.com, wh hich searchess the web for possible plag giarism and is over
9
90% effective.
C
COPYRIGHT NOTICE- The copyright la aw of the Unitted States (Title 17, United d States Code e) governs thee making
o photocopies or other rep
of productions off copyrighted materials, inccluding musicc and software. Copying, displaying, d
r
reproducing, o distributing
or g copyrighted works may in nfringe the copy right owne er’s rights andd such infringe ement is
s
subject to app propriate disciiplinary action n as well as criminal
c penalties provided by federal law w. Usage of such
s
m
material is onlly appropriate e when that usage constitu utes “fair use” under the Co opyright Act. AsA a UT Dalla as
s
student, you are
a required to o follow the innstitution’s co opyright policyy (Policy Mem morandum 84--I.3-46). For more m
in
nformation ab bout the fair use
u exemption n, see http://w www.utsystem m.edu/ogc/inte ellectualprope erty/copypol2.htm .
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EMAIL USE- The Universitty of Texas att Dallas recog gnizes the vallue and efficie ency of comm munication between
f
faculty/staff annd students th hrough electronic mail. At the same time, email raise es some issue es concerning g security
a the identitty of each ind
and dividual in an email exchan nge. The univversity encourages all officcial student em mail
c
corresponden nce be sent on nly to a student’s U.T. Dallas email address and thatt faculty and staff s consider email
f
from students official only if it originates from a UTD student account. This allow ws the univerrsity to mainta ain a high
d
degree of connfidence in the e identity of all individual co orresponding and the secu urity of the tra
ansmitted info ormation.
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UTD furnishess each studen nt with a free email accoun nt that is to bee used in all communicatio
c on with universsity
p
personnel. Th
he Departmen nt of Information Resourcess at U.T. Dallas provides a method for students s to ha
ave their
U Dallas mail forwarded to other acco
U.T. ounts.
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WITHDRAWA AL FROM CL LASS- The ad dministration of o this institutiion has set de eadlines for withdrawal
w of any
c
college-level c
courses. Thes se dates and times are published in tha at semester's course catalo og. Administra ation
p
procedures m
must be followeed. It is the sttudent's respo onsibility to ha
andle withdra awal requirem ments from any class.
In other wordss, the profess sor cannot dro op or withdraw w any studentt. You must do d the proper paperwork to o ensure
that you will not receive a finalf grade of "F" in a coursse if you choo ose not to atteend the class once you are e
e
enrolled.
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STUDENT GRRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
P ES- Procedure es for studentt grievances are a found in Title
T V, Rules on
S
Student Services and Activ vities, of the university’s
u Ha andbook of Operating
O Proccedures.
In attempting to resolve any student grie evance regard ding grades, evaluations,
e o other fulfillm
or ments of acad demic
r
responsibility, it is the oblig
gation of the student
s first to
o make a serio ous effort to resolve
r the matter
m with the
e
in
nstructor, sup pervisor, administrator, or committee
c with whom the grievance originates (here eafter called “tthe
r
respondent”). Individual faaculty members retain prim mary responsib bility for assig
gning grades and evaluatio ons. If
the matter can nnot be resolv ved at that levvel, the grieva ance must be e submitted in n writing to the e respondent with a
c
copy of the respondent’s School
S Dean. If the matter is not resolve ed by the writtten response e provided by the
r
respondent, thhe student ma ay submit a written
w appeal to the Schoo ol Dean. If the e grievance iss not resolved d by the
S
School Dean’ss decision, the student ma ay make a written appeal to o the Dean off Graduate or Undergradua ate
E
Education, an
nd the deal will appoint and d convene an Academic Ap ppeals Panel.. The decisio on of the Acad demic
A
Appeals Pane el is final. The e results of thhe academic appeals
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Copies of thesse rules and regulations
C r arre available to
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members are available to assist
a studentts in interpreting the rules anda regulations.
INCOMPLETE E GRADE PO OLICY- As pe er university policy,
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t subseque ent long seme ester. If
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d
deadline, the incomplete grrade is chang ged automaticcally to a grad de of F.
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DISABILITY S
SERVICES- The
T goal of Disability Services is to provvide students with disabilities education nal
o
opportunities equal to those of their non n-disabled pee ers. Disabilityy Services is located in roo om 1.610 in th he
S
Student Union n. Office hours are Monda ay and Thursd day, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..; Tuesday an nd Wednesda ay, 8:30
a
a.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
p and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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The nformation forr the Office off Disability Se ervices is:
The Unive ersity of Texa as at Dallas, SUS 22
PO Box 830688
8
Richardso on, Texas 750 083-0688
(972) 883 3-2098 (voice or TTY)
disabilitysservice@utdallas.edu
Iff you anticipa ate issues rela ated to the forrmat or requirrements of this course, ple ease meet witth the Coordin nator of
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Disability Servvices. The Co oordinator is available
a to diiscuss ways tot ensure you ur full participa
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y determine
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r
registered withh Disability Services to nottify them of yo f reasonable accommodations. Disab
our eligibility for bility
S
Services can then
t plan howw best to coorrdinate your accommodati
a ons.
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D
S
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n
needs accomm modations. In ndividuals req quiring specia al accommoda ation should contact
c the prrofessor afterr class or
d
during office hours.
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RELIGIOUS H
HOLY DAYS-- The Universsity of Texas at a Dallas will excuse
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a
activities for th
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w places of worship arre exempt
f
from property tax under Se ection 11.20, TaxT Code, Te exas Code An nnotated.
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The d to notify the instructor or activity
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p
preferably in advance
a of the assignment. The studen nt, so excused, will be allowed to take the exam or completec
the assignmen nt within a rea asonable time e after the absence: a period equal to th he length of th he absence, upu to a
m
maximum of one
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n the insstructor and completes
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n be penalizzed for the ab
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p
period may re eceive a failing g grade for th hat exam or asssignment.
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r
religious holy day] or if therre is similar disagreement about whethe er the studentt has been givven a reasonable time
too complete any missed as ssignments orr examinations, either the student s e instructor may request a ruling
or the
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from the chieff executive offficer of the insstitution, or his or her desig gnee. The chief executive officer or dessignee
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must take into o account the legislative inttent of TEC 51.911(b),
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