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Student Centered SyllabusWilmington UniversityEd Techs Bb Beach Party August2014

At Least 2 Weeks Prior to the Start of courseUniversity Requirement -- SyllabusMutual Obligation Agreement between instructors and studentInclude Faculty Contact InformationEmail/Phone or just emailDo NOT delete anything from the syllabus section other than the template or merely keep it hidden

Communicate to Students

The Power of the SyllabusStudents may learn all about the instructor and course!Alleviate this comment from students, I didnt know!

Necessary Elements to Include introducing yourself, welcoming them to your class, and sharing your teaching philosophy. Describe your feedback policy, keep students informed about their progress.Measures for assessing their levels of attainment1. Letter to Students2. Expectations from the Instructor5. Grading Procedure Grading Scale3. Expectations of students4. What Students will gain in the courseReadings, class activities, assignmentsobligations (defined)

Organization of Assignments, Due Dates and Score Value6. Course Outline and Schedule (Table)Learning objectives 4Letter to Students Show credibility, share background and real world experience

Welcome! I am pleased to have the opportunity share this 7-week journey with you. I hope you will feel free to share some public details about yourself on the Week One Introductory Post. I look forward to getting to know each of you. Please read the syllabus carefully. Objectives and requirements for the course are included as well as weekly outlines. More details concerning each activity can be accessed from the Assignments tab. Please direct any questions to me.Signed by instructorWelcome Students!! My name is xxxx xxxxxxx and I will be your Online (Cyber) Instructor for the next block. Just a quick paragraph about myself before you read onYou will find that I love to communicate with my studentshaving seven brothers and sisters and coming from a large Polish and Ukrainian family, you will find that I am quite the extravert! Cooking/Baking, family fun activities and continuous improvement on various levels of learning are all part of my makeup! I look forward to adding you to what I call my Party of Knowledge and cant wait to meet each of you in Cyberspace! More messages to comesee ya!5AvailabilityContact InfoCourse PresenceTimely FeedbackLate Policy

What to Expect from the InstructorPolicy on Late WorkLate work will generally not be accepted. a. You are provided with a schedule of assignments at the beginning of the semester b. I expect you to keep up with the schedule. c. Assignments and exams are due by 11:55 pm (Eastern Time) on the date specified in the Schedule. If you submit an assignment 1 minute after the deadline, it is considered late. I do understand that occasionally legitimate situations which you cannot control will arise that will prevent you from meeting a due date. a. I am much more willing and able to accommodate you if you tell me about the situation and I approve the extension before the deadline. b. If you first tell me about the situation after the due date, especially if you wait several weeks, I will not be sympathetic, and am unlikely to grant you an extension. I may ask you to provide some appropriate documentation before I accept the late assignment. In the event of an extreme extenuating circumstance, I will consider accepting late work on a case by case basis. I may assess a late penalty of up to 25% per day (excluding weekends) for any work I accept late. This is at my sole discretion. What to Expect from the StudentsRead the SyllabusRead Course AnnouncementsAsk QuestionsComplete work on timeNotify Instructor with any personal hardshipsRemind Students of Academic Integrity

What Students Will Gain from the CourseInstructional goalsLearning Objectives - what students will learn, NOT what you will teach.Competencies

Goal #1 Unique problems in information technology Learning Outcome: The student will be able to define ethics and understand its relationship to information technology. Goal #2 Ethics of software development Learning Outcome: The student will be able to explain the unintentional power in the design of computer systems.Goal #3 Licensing and professional conduct Learning Outcome: Given a situation, the student will apply the appropriate elements of a code of ethics.Goal #4 Computer and information technology security Learning Outcome: The student will understand the need for computer security and types of protections aimed at minimizing intrusion. Grade Center

Total Points

Bb Grades come from scores

Primary Display is what Student Sees

Grading Procedure/ Grading ScaleUse Rubrics for Grading!!Consistent CriteriaAdd the grading SchemaA = 95-100A- = 92-94B+ = 89-91B = 86-88B- = 83-85C+ = 80-82C = 77-79C- = 74-76D+ = 71-73D = 68-70D- = 65-67F = Below 65FA = Failure due to AbsencesA = 95-100A- = 92-94B+ = 89-91B = 86-88B- = 83-85C+ = 80-82C = 77-79C- = 74-76F = Below 74FA = Failure due to Absences9Course Outline and Schedule

Wilmington UniversityFaculty Development Expectations

Please check your email from Faculty Development from 7/28. Attachments include fall calendar, creating your Wilmington University syllabus and syllabus template were sent.Copies of those attachments will be included on our Webinar Archive page.11


This syllabus guide has been designed to assist you in developing a learner-centered syllabus. Wilmington University is committed to excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to students. Taking a learner-centered approach to syllabus creation fits nicely with the mission of the university and also helps us to focus on two of our strategic initiatives: Focusing on Our Students and Enhancing Academic Excellence.

The information contained in this document is based on best practices in education and is intended only as a guide. As you work with the attached template, please consider the core elements required by your college. If you are unsure of the core requirements, please contact your program chair. Please feel free to modify the document so that it most appropriately reflects the program, the course, and your approach to learning, teaching, and assessment.


FACULTY MEMBER: Include your proper name/title TERM: (Ex: Fall Block I, 2014)

COURSE TITLE: Include the proper name of the course (listed on website)

COURSE NUMBER: Include the proper course number (on website)

FACULTY CONTACT INFORMATION: Include contact information such as e-mail address, availability, etc. You may also want to include expected turnaround time for answering e-mails.


Credibility is an important trait for effective instructors. Instructor credibility is defined as the attitude of a receiver which references the degree to which a source is seen to be believable (McCroskey, 1998, p. 80),

In this section, you can build your credibility with students by sharing how your practical real-world experience matches with the content of the course. Due to the mission of Wilmington University, adjunct instructors are expected to bring practical, real-world experience to the classroom. The role of the adjunct instructor is to help our students to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In this section you may want to highlight your work experience, interests, passion for the subject and your teaching philosophy. Additionally, you may also want to explain to the students what they will have gained in terms of knowledge or skills, by the end of the semester. The focus moves away from what you will cover to what the student will take away from the course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:Course descriptions are periodically updated by your Program Chair, please check the website for updated course descriptions-

COURSE OBJECTIVES:There are two types of objectives-course objectives and IDEA objectives. Both types of objectives are periodically updated by your Program Chair, please check the website for updated course and IDEA objectives. To do this, go to and click on individual course. The course objectives will be listed under each course in the area titled View Basic Course Information.

The IDEA objectives are listed at the top right corner of the Basic Course Information document.IDEA information:E-means that your Program Chair has determined that this is essential for this particular courseI=means that your Program Chair has determined that this is important for this particular course. The numbers next to the E and I represent specific IDEA objectives. For more information on individual objectives, please follow this link.

*Education courses require that you list program competencies and standard-based instructional goals. For more information, please contact your program chair.

SUPPLEMENTAL OBJECTIVES:Additional objectives may be added to your enhance (not replace) your course objectives.

ASSIGHNMENTS/EXAMSIn this section, you will want to describe all academic requirements in the course. Academic assignments include items such as tests, exams, papers, projects, quizzes, group activities and presentations that students will complete


List the dates when these requirements occur or assignments are due.

Week #*if this is a hybrid course, please indica