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ABOUT THIS COURSE
We live in a new world of connections. Texting, Facebook, MySpace, computers, cell phones, and other developments in technology have changed the way people learn and think. The research shows that students who are able to create networks tend to more successful. More and more Fortune 500 companies are using social media in one form or another to conduct business. This course will show you how to not only use technology effectively but to create networks that you will use throughout your academic and professional career. This course has no papers or tests. This course is portfolio assessed. If you follow the steps and participate, you will pass this course. But participation is the key to the whole course; it is the reason we created the course. Although you will find that this class is remarkably flexible, it is not a self-paced course; you cannot start a project like this in the middle. Some may find all of the technology daunting, but we take all of the pieces of technology individually and fit them together like pieces in a puzzle, one at a time. This is much like the modern workplace. In your professional life, you will be faced with having to adapt to different computers, software, and new communications tools on an on-going basis. Your ability to adapt and help others will make all the difference. Change is occurring at a rapidly increasing pace and there are no signs that it is going to slow down anytime soon. By the end of this course, you will have a portfolio of tools and skills for managing your work and creating a deeper connection with your school and classmates that you will take with you long after you graduate.
COURSE TITLE: COURSE NUMBER: CREDITS: QUARTER: HIM Orientation 0235 & 0236 HIM 101-OL HIM Orientation (Complete online course) 2 quarter credit Fall 2008
OPTIONAL CAMPUS MEETINGS
We will offer optional on campus meet times on Wednesdays from 2-3 in Building 28, room 110. You may attend these meetings face-to-face, virtually, or view the archived recording of the meeting later.
HIM 101 will prepare students for success in the HIM program. Students will gain knowledge of the HIM program policies, application of Blackboard classroom techniques and critical thinking to problem solve. Students will evaluate their personal goals and study techniques as they learn techniques to deal with stress and anxiety.
OVERVIEW OF COURSE:
Being a new student is often a difficult task. Being a new student to an online environment can be even more difficult. Technology should enhance learning, not be an obstacle to it. This course will help students walk through the ins and outs of TCC’s Learning Management System (Blackboard), the TCC Portal, and many other tools students can use to enhance their learning.
Upon successful completion of this course student will be able: 1. Improve comprehension, communication, and interpersonal skills (COM) 2. Apply Blackboard classroom techniques (IIT) 3. Demonstrate knowledge of HIM program policies (RSP, COK) 4. Evaluate personal goals (RSP) 5. Apply study techniques (CRT) 6. Apply online learning techniques, including email and internet usage (IIT) 7. Analyze and plan for stress and anxiety (LWC, RSP) 8. Apply critical thinking to problem solve (CRT)
KEY TO COLLEGE-WIDE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Tacoma Community College has identified six college-wide learning outcomes that form the foundation of our educational emphasis: Communication (COM) Critical Thinking (CRT) Responsibility and Ethics (RSP) Information & Information Technology (IIT) Living and Working Cooperatively (LWC) Core of Knowledge (COK)
TEXTBOOKS & RESOURCES
REQUIRED 1) Internet Access 2) Computer speakers/headphones 3) Computer microphone In addition, we use Windows Live Instant Messenger. This is a great way to communicate instantly with your instructors (and if you live long distance then there are no phone charges – bonus!) To download this free program, go to: http://get.live.com/messenger/
Blackboard (internet classroom) will be utilized as our classroom. Students are expected to have and utilize computer Internet access. Blackboard can be accessed through the TCC Portal at https://my.tacomacc.net/portal/main.html Students will be required to check Blackboard daily. For problems connecting through the TCC Portal go to https://my.tacomacc.net/portal/main.html and click on the “Help” tab. See “HIM Online Program Computer Requirements” document for specific computer hardware and software requirements.
Students have all been given a TCC email address and it is MANDATORY that you use this email address for this class. Your emails to your instructors should contain “HIM101: my example subject line” In other words, we need your subject lines to let us know that your message is from our class. Emails should be signed with first and last name. Please note that any email from hotmail, yahoo, and etc. may not make it past the junk mail filter. Use your TCC email if at all possible.
ONLINE CLASS FORMAT
1. This course is NOT self-paced or self-directed. each unit is considered a separate module and we will open each unit when it is time for that unit to begin. You must follow the due dates for assignments and/or quizzes/exams. 2. Any assignments that are due that week will be posted at the beginning of the unit and must be completed and submitted as required. The assignments may be of various types as directed by the instructor. You should carefully review each weeks’ schedule and budget your time to complete the assignment. Plan your private activities with these requirements in mind. 3. Have a backup plan if something terrible happens to your working computer. The class schedule can’t stop for individual equipment problems. Network or server problems are, of course, beyond your control and allowances will be made if these occur. 4. Follow the calendar for assignment/exam due dates. 5. Units (chapters) open on Mondays and close on Sundays. 6. There may be times that you are allowed to work ahead in this class. See instructor for details. 7. There will be “virtual office hours.” We will use conferencing software to meet over our computers – We can talk to each other, and I can demonstrate tasks through this software.
A list of PowerPoint lectures can be located on the Course Calendar and in the specific Units of Study. Note that for each narrated PowerPoint lecture found in Blackboard there may also a “PDF Supplement.” This supplement is available for printing and note taking. You are required to review/listen to the lectures before you come to class discussion sessions and be prepared for a comprehensive discussion and practical application. In order to listen to the narrated PowerPoint, you must have speaker availability on your computer (USB headphones work great).
You are required to participate in this online environment. In a campus class, there are many learning opportunities presented to you, such as class discussions, lectures, hands on activities. In the online environment we have these activities too, but they require initiation by the student. In order to participate and get the fullest possible out of the class you will need to do the following: 3
“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” – Marshall McLuhan
1. There may be virtual meetings. You must either attend these live or listen to the recording of the meeting at a later time. You are held responsible for anything mentioned in the live meetings, just as if it were the campus classroom. 2. Come to open lab hours. For those of you who are close by we will be holding weekly lab hours on campus. If you need one on one attention please come to open lab hours. I can’t believe I am writing this, but if you come to class, be sure to bring your phone and have it on if that is how you participate in instant messaging. I think this is the only class on campus where you are encouraged to do this! 3. Use the discussion forums. 4. Take advantage of office hours. You can come by, call, or set up a virtual meeting for specific help during my office hours. 5. Listen to the narrated lectures, weekly overview, and assignment/test reviews (Yes, the computer tracks if you have accessed these). 6. Post to your blog each week. There is a weekly blog assignment. 7. Post to Twitter often even if it is just to say “I am doing my homework right now.” You must be an active participant in this class in order to master these skills. Please be an active learner and engage in the activities provided to you. You cannot pass this class without participating.
HOW THIS COURSE WORKS
This course is not a “taught” class in a traditional sense of the word. This course follows the model of a “leaderless organization” made up of individuals and groups of students: it is the participation that creates the learning. This can be frightening for some, liberating for others. On one hand, this course is “easy” because there are no papers or finals; on the other hand, this course is “hard” because you are responsible for your own learning. The Big Secret about education is that you have always been responsible for your own learning. The course works because you are not on your own. Your mission is to create and participate in a network of fellow learners. Your teachers are here to facilitate this creation and participation and to help you think through the problems (not solve them for you). You will have access to past students who have succeeded in this process, and you will have a network of current students to help you and for you, in turn, to assist. Each “assignment” will build on the skills that you have learned from the previous assignment. You will have all the tools you need to be successful.
STUDENT PRIVACY CONCERNS
Many of the tools used in this course require you to sign up for online services. The tools we have chosen have privacy policies that we believe conform to the principles and spirit of student privacy concerns. There are additional steps that students can take to ensure their privacy. You are under no obligation to provide personal information to use any of these services. Students who are concerned with spam in their student email accounts can use another free email service. Please talk to your instructors if you have any such concerns and they will be happy to address them and make some suggestions.
In the extraordinary case that something goes wrong with the technology you have numerous sources of help. After asking your study partner and/or your group for help, you should: 1. Contact the Help Desk
They are located in Bld. 28 in the Information Commons. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 253.566.5176 or instant messenger, Windows Live Messenger ID: email@example.com Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2. Contact 24/7 Technical Support http://d2.parature.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4439 TCC now has 24/7 support for all Blackboard classes and general technology questions that effect your online courses. You can use the link above or call 1- 866-862-4987 to speak with a support representative.
Before we go any further, let me give you this **IMPORTANT WORD OF WARNING**
Choosing an online class does not mean you can work at your own pace. There are very clear deadlines in this environment. Taking an online course requires discipline and motivation. If you decide online is the right way for you, then you need to make sure you take some precautions in case you run into trouble. If you encounter difficulty during the course contact us immediately for help; whether you are having trouble with the curriculum or you have outside pressures causing you to fall behind in your work. You need to stay in touch with us and work with us to stay on track. It is your responsibility to stay on track. If you fall more than a week behind turning in assignments and have not contacted your instructors you will not be allowed to make them up. It is our intent to help you succeed in this class and to make sure you get the most out of the class. All we ask in return is that you keep us informed if you start having trouble and contact me before you fall more than a week behind. It puts too much pressure on us both if you fall more than a week behind. It is not fair to your instructors, you, or your classmates if you don’t meet the class requirements. To reiterate, if you fall more than a week behind in your assignments and you have not contacted me then you will not be allowed to make up that work.
COURSE SCHEDULE AND ASSIGNMENTS
A few words about assignments: 1. Each chapter has graded assignments associated with it. See the individual units of study for specific information. 2. Students may be required to research outside of class materials to complete assignments. 3. Saving Assignments – Assignments must all be saved as: “First Initial Last Name_Assignment name” to be sure they load properly. Example: CGore_Expectations
“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso
Week One – All About Blackboard 1. Personal Information Make sure your email address is correct in Blackboard 2. Communication Make sure you can send an email using Blackboard and the TCC Portal 3. Student Autobiography Introduces you to Discussion Boards. 4. Submit an Assignment Walks you through submitting a document through Blackboard Week Two – The Portal and Social Networking
“A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy.” – Joseph Campbell
1. Portal Hunt Introduces you to some key items found in TCC’s Portal 2. Instant Messenger Sign up for MSN Live Messenger 3. Group Pages Introduces you to the use of Group Discussion board pages in Blackboard 4. Twitter Sign up for this communication tool 5. Blog Sign up for LiveJournal – Our “home base” for linking tools in this class.
Week Three – Practice Week 1. Elluminate Self Test Elluminate Live! is a conference program that is used by many faculty at TCC. This self-test will check your computer to see if you are able to run this program. 2. Grade Check Introduces you to the Blackboard Grades 3. Send Me an IM Practice using Windows Live Messenger by sending the instructor an IM 4. Sign up for Wiki Wikis are websites that allow multiple users to input data. You will sign up for the TCC HIM Student site. 5. Follow HIM 101 on Twitter Now that you’ve signed up for this communication site – let’s start communicating. You will learn how to follow the class’s conversations. 6. Add HIM 101 as a Friend on LiveJournal It does not good to blog if no one can see it. You’ll learn how to let people in. 7. Blog Posting – Technology Time to post your first blog – what do you think about the tools you have been exposed to so far? In order to share your blog postings you have to have “friends.” You will practice adding friends to your LiveJournal account.
“We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.” – Marshall McLuhan
Week Four – Sharing Information 1. Library Search Familiarize yourself with TCC’s online library resources. 2. Practice Elluminate Time to try out Elluminate in a real-live practice session. 3. Group File Exchange Introduces you to the group file exchange in Blackboard where you can share documents with members of your “group.” 4. RSS Feeds and Google Reader Sign up for Google Reader and begin subscribing to sites that interest you. 5. Subscribe to a Discussion Board in Blackboard Have discussion board postings sent directly to your email so you stay up to date on what your classmates are talking about. 6. List Usernames on Wiki We all need to share certain usernames with one another so we can communicate. This assignment walks you through adding your username to the student wiki. 7. Week Blog – Digital Native or Digital Immigrant Time to reflect – post your thoughts to your LiveJournal blog. Week Five – Practice Week 1. Degree Audit Did you know you could keep track of where you are in the progression of your degree? This assignment will expose you to the Degree Audit tool, which allows you to do just that. 2. Add all HIM students as your Friend. You will add the entire HIM 101 class to your friends list so we can all share our blog postings. 3. IM Share Files Windows Live Messenger allows you to share large files with the click of a button – no need for email anymore – We’ll practice doing just that this week. 4. Blog a Friend You’ll learn to post a comment to a classmates’ blog. 5. Practice Discussion Board Subscription Use your subscription feature in Blackboard. 6. Creating Links in LiveJournal We want to keep all those online tools in one place. You’ll learn how to link all your new accounts to your LiveJournal account for easy access. 7. Check in with your study partner. Are you both on the right track? 8. Check in with your group – is everybody doing okay? 9. Weekly Blog Post – Information Revolution Week Six – Getting Connected 1. Advisor Message and Registration Time Registration is coming soon. You can find your Advisor message and Registration time in the portal. We will practice doing that. 2. Bookmark TCC Faculty wiki page
Practice bookmarking items – starting with the TCC Faculty wiki page. Link Google Reader to LiveJournal Let’s see what types of items you want to share with the class. Now that you know how to link items to LiveJournal – try linking your Google Reader shared items. Sign up for Scribed Scribed is a document storage program. You’ll sign up and then practice storing a document. Then – you’ll link the document to your LiveJournal account. Sign up for Google Google has so much to offer – sign up for a free account. Next week we’ll practice using some of the Google Docs tools. Don’t forget to check in with your study partner and your group. Are you all still with us? Weekly Blog – Are you part of this generation?
Week Seven- Collaboration 1. Preliminary Readings: Second Life Second Life is a virtual world that allows the use of scenario-based exercises. This week we’ll have you just take a peek at what it looks like. 2. Google Docs Word document collaboration Time to work on a document together. You will have a chance to work with your classmates creating one large Word document. 3. Sign up for and Use Jing Jing allows people to see what you see (on your computer screen that is). You will sign up for this free program and then make a sample recording. 4. Download iTunes Many instructors use iTunes to relay podcasts to their students. This week you will sign up for ITunes and find some interesting podcasts. 5. YouTube You can’t go two feet without hearing or seeing something about YouTube. YouTube has a wealth of resources for students. You’ll practice finding videos and posting them to your blog. 6. Take a minute to check in with your study partner and your group. Any questions? 7. Weekly Blog – Hospitals and Social Media Week Eight - Visualizing Information 1. Google Docs PowerPoint We have practiced collaborating on a Word document – now we’ll try our hand at a presentation. You will work as a class to create one large PowerPoint presentation through Google Docs. 2. Make a Jing video showing how to access your degree audit Practice using that Jing – this time you’ll show us how you find your degree audit – that way you get to practice that too! 3. Flickr Photos Throughout your education you will come across instances where you need to say it with pictures. Well, Flickr is one such program. You’ll learn how to use Flickr and borrow photos from it. 8
4. Gliffy Many instructors may use concept maps. Gliffy is a collaborative concept map program. You will have chance to work with your classmates to create one giant collaborative concept map. 5. How is your study partner doing? How about your group members? Better check in on them. 6. Weekly Blog – Visualizing Information Week Nine – First and Second Life 1. Tie up loose ends in first life. Make sure you are all caught up – if you are confused about anything let us know. Time to check in with us here and let us know how you are doing. 2. Jing Tour of your favorite website Give us a tour of your favorite website using Jing. 3. Second Life Orientation Time to sign up and take the plunge into the virtual world. 4. Post your favorite Flickr photo to Google Docs Presentation Time to practice using Flickr. You’ll find the best photo in the world and then post it to a collaborative Google Docs Presentation. 5. Collaboration is the key – check in with your study partner and your group. They might need you! 6. Weekly Blog – Virtual Worlds Week Ten – Practice 1. Jing tour of your LiveJournal blog 2. Weekly blog – reflective posting looking back on the course.
* This is a dynamic class and as such, this schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the class.
Assignments in this course are pass/fail. Either you do the assignment and get credit, or choose not to do it and receive no credit for that assignment.
If you miss the due date on an assignment, you may contact the instructor for permission to turn in the assignment late. If permission is granted, the assignment can receive no more then 80% total credit. Arrangements to turn in work late should be made within one week of original due date. Anything later then 7 days will not be accepted.
Assignments 40 @ 5 points 200 See the HIM Program grade scale for specifics regarding letter grades. *Above is an estimated point total. Assignments may be deleted or added as needed per the discretion of the instructor.
“The medium, or process, of our time - electric technology is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and re-evaluate practically every thought, every action.” – Marshall McLuhan
HIM COURSE POLICIES 2008
1. PARTICIPATION You are required to participate in this online environment. In a campus class, there are many learning opportunities presented to you, such as class discussions, lectures, hands on activities. In the online environment, these activities are available; however, they require initiation by the student. In order to participate and receive the fullest benefit from the class you will consistently need to do the following: 1. There may be virtual meetings held. You must either come to such weekly ONLINE meetings, or listen to the recording of the meeting at a later time if you are not able to come to the live meeting. You are held responsible for anything mentioned in the live meetings, just as if it were the campus classroom. 2. Come to open lab hours. For those of you who are close by, we hold weekly lab hours on campus. If you need one-on-one attention, please come to open lab hours. 3. Use the discussion boards. Please post questions to the discussion board so that fellow students can participate and learn with you. You always seem to learn things better when you are helping others. 4. Take advantage of my office hours. You can come by during office hours, call, or set up a virtual meeting for specific help. 5. You can come by, call, or set up a virtual meeting for specific help during office hours. 6. Listen to the narrated lectures, weekly overview, and assignment/test reviews. You must be an active participant in this class in order to master these skills. For the sake of your own success, please be an active learner and engage in the activities provided to you. 2. ONLINE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS As a complete online program, there are certain hardware and software requirements. Hardware • Pentium level PC or Mac equivalent • Windows 98 or higher, or Mac OS 7.5 or higher with at least 128 megs of RAM • 56K modem or higher • CD ROM drive with a sound card • Speakers and/or headphones • A Webcam and/or a Microphone are required. Software Required: • Your word processing software must be able to "Save As" Rich Text Format • (.rtf). • Your system must have Java support • Fully functional Web Browser • Some online classes utilize multimedia content. In some cases, Flash for • instance, a web browser plug-in is required to view the content. Recommended: • An ad-ware removal program is helpful to ensure smooth access to the • Internet • Anti-Virus program • Firewall • 3. HANDOUTS AND OTHER MATERIALS DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS. All handouts are available through the LMS system (Blackboard). Students are held responsible for all materials distributed through Blackboard. 4. ASSIGNMENTS: Written assignments and laboratory assignments must be submitted on the due date. Late assignments MAY be accepted at the discretion of the instructor. Students should NOT expect full credit in these cases.
5. EXAMINATION POLICIES: You must complete exams during the allotted time scheduled. In case of a real, documented emergency, you must contact your instructor before the date and time of the scheduled exam. At the discretion of the instructor, you may be allowed to write an examination covering the material at a later date. If permitted, the make-up examination will be taken by appointment only, as scheduled by the instructor. Technical issues that are not fault of the student do happen. In such cases the student will NOT be penalized and make-ups will be arranged. Notification of such technical issues should be communicated to the instructor at the first opportunity. Important: In the event that you are locked out of an exam and or quiz contact Blackboard immediately to log the issue and receive a ticket number at the website indicated below. I will require you to submit a ticket number in order to retake the exam and or quiz. 6. COLLABORATIVE WORK At times you will be given the opportunity to collaborate on assignments. However, the work you turn in must be your own. Identical papers with identical formats and wording will not be accepted and may be judged to fall under the category of “Academic Dishonesty” (see 7 below). 7. ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Academic dishonesty is inconsistent with the values and mission of Tacoma Community College. Students at TCC are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic endeavors. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication or other forms of academic dishonesty corrupt the learning process and demean the educational environment for all students. Academic dishonesty is a violation of Tacoma Community College Chapter 132V-120 WAC: Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: WAC 132V-120-050 (11) Cheating, plagiarism or tending to a faculty member any work product that the student fraudulently represents to the faculty member as the student’s work for the purpose of fulfilling or partially fulfilling any assignment or task required by the faculty member as part of the student’s program of instruction (see Tacoma Community College Administrative Procedure for Academic Dishonesty…) Definitions of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to: Cheating: Cheating is an act of deception by which a student misrepresents that he or she mastered information on an academic exercise. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the inclusion of someone else’s words, ideas or data as one’s own work. When a student submits work for credit that includes the words, ideas, or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references and, if verbatim statements are included, through quotation marks. Fabrication: Fabrication is the intentional use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings with the intent to deceive. Academic Misconduct: Academic misconduct is the intentional violation of college policies (e.g. tampering with grades, taking part in obtaining or distributing any part of an exam prior to the scheduled testing time). Examples include selling or giving away test answers and changing or altering a grade on a test or in a grade book. Sanctions: Sanctions for intentional acts of dishonesty may be academic and/or administrative. The consequences may vary with the situation and the individual instructor. All instructors include in the course syllabus a policy on and sanctions for academic dishonesty. If an instructor determines that an intentional incident of academic dishonesty has occurred, he or she may determine what action to take. Appropriate actions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Issue a grade of “E” or “no credit” for the paper/assignment Issue a sanction of an “E” grade for the course
As a violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, academic dishonesty may result in an administrative sanction of Warning, Reprimand, Probation or Suspension from the college. For full TCC Policy description see: http://www.tacomacc.edu/resourcesforstudents/studentpolicies/administrativeprocedureforacademicdis honesty.aspx 8. GRADING POLICY: Student exam scores must average to 80% or higher in order to pass the course with a grade of C or better. If the student fails to achieve the required percentage on tests, the final course grade will reflect the testing grade, rather than the total number of points earned in the course. 9. HIM GRADE SCALE A 97.0 - 100 A- 94.0 - 96.9 B+ 91.0 - 93.9 B 88.0 - 90.9 B- 85.0 - 87.9 C+ C CD+ D E 82.0 – 84.9 80.0 – 81.9 78.0 – 79.9 74.5 – 77.9 72.0 – 74.4 0 – 71.9
10. E-Mail Etiquette Use the TCC email system. IMPORTANT : any email that has a hotmail, yahoo, and etc extension may not make it past the TCC junk mail filter thus it will not be received by the instructor. All e-mails sent to the instructor must have the class title in the subject line (i.e.; subject HIM 220). All emails should be signed with first and last name. 11. File Naming Convention All electronic files need to be saved in such a manner that the author can be easily identified. For consistency use the following naming convention: first letter of first name, last name, “_” and assignment name in small case. (e.g. gwashington_coding3.3.doc) 12. INCOMPLETE GRADE POLICY: The "I" grade may be given at the discretion of the instructor when: 1. the student has completed a majority of the course work, 2. is maintaining a C or better grade in the course, and 3. can’t complete the course requirements during the quarter due to circumstances beyond his or her control. The course work will be completed at a later date by specific contract with the instructor. 13. DROPPING A CLASS: These procedures are date specific as follows: 1. 1-3rd Day of the Quarter – Student may drop by phone or web. No entry or Grade for the class will be recorded. 2. 4-10th Day of the Quarter – Student must have a Drop-Add from signed by instructor. No entry or Grade for the class will be recorded 3. 11-55th Day of the Quarter - Student must have a Drop-Add from signed by instructor. A grade of “W” will appear on the transcript. 4. After the 55th Day of the Quarter students no longer have the OPTION to withdrawal from the class. An instructor may grant a grade of “WI” or any other letter grade appropriate. 14. THE HIM LAB ROOM 19-21 The on campus “HIM Lab” is open for HIM students only use during regularly schedule Lab hours and other daytime hours during the school year. Observe the following rules: 1. Turn off computers after use.
2. Turn off lights and secure the room when leaving. 3. Clean up after yourself. 4. Do not allow any non-HIM students to use the room 15. STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Students are responsible for all requirements of the class, but the way they meet these requirements may vary. If you need specific auxiliary aids or services due to a disability, please contact the Access Services office in Building 7 (253- 566-5328 TTY/TDD 253-5665319). Prospective students are invited to contact the Accommodations Coordinator prior to the beginning of each quarter to arrange for an intake interview. To assure an accommodation in any given quarter, arrangements should be made six weeks prior to the beginning of that quarter, but we encourage students experiencing difficulty to self identify and discuss possible solutions any time during the quarter. 16. STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the students’ responsibility to know and understand their rights and responsibilities in accordance with WAC 132V-120-050 and WAC 132V-120-040. The College's Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities is available in the ASTCC President's office, the Library and the Associate Vice President for Student Services office. See also Student Services Web page on the TCC web site @ http://www.tacomacc.edu/stuonline/policies/SR_R_Code_Final_Aug_04.shtm 17. PROFESSIONALISM It is expected and required that students will conduct themselves in a civil and respectful manner at all times, including in class, on clinical rotations, during chat rooms, discussion board postings, or through email communications. 18. COURSE/GRADES CONCERNS/DISPUTES PROCEDURE If you have questions or concerns about this class or me, 1ST see me about your concerns. If we are unable to resolve your concerns, you may 2nd talk next with the Chair of the Program/Department, Mr. Rich Weidman, Office 19-93, 253-566-5228. If you wish to discuss or appeal to a higher level, then 3rd you may see the Division Dean, Pat Brown Office, 253-566-5147. 19. COURSE CHANGES Each course, class and quarter is and should be a dynamic and unique experience. As such changes, additions, or deletions of content, assignments, exams, assessments and materials are the prerogative of the instructor. Such changes or additions will be announced with sufficient time to allow the student ample time to adjust their own study schedule. These changes are considered as addenda to the course syllabus.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke
Approved: March 2008
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