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INTS 4498: Senior Seminar Syllabus – Hybrid Course

INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies

 

Fall 2018

 

Faculty and Course Information

Professor Contact Information:

Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick
Associate Professor of Communication
Senior-Year Experience Course Coordinator
Department of Leadership & Integrative Studies

Office Phone: (470) 578-6356

Faculty email: jdominic@kennesaw.edu
Office: LB 417– Office Hours: By appointment

Course Communication Channel: email through D2L and/or KSU: jdominic@kennesaw.edu & KSU Office Phone (470) 578-6356
Expected Communication Reply Time: Within 48 hours Monday through Friday
Faculty Website: http://joandominick.com

Course D2L Brightspace Access with your KSU Net ID and Password: https://kennesaw.view.usg.edu/d2l/home

KSU Electronic Communications:

The University provides all KSU students with an “official” email account with the address “students.kennesaw.edu.”  As a result of federal laws protecting educational information and other data, this is the sole email account you should use to communicate with your instructor or other University officials and the account by which they will communicate with you.

***Please note, when taking a course on D2L, please use the course D2L email to communicate with instructor about the course as the first method of email communication followed by the “students.kennesaw.edu email”***

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Course: Hybrid Format

INTS 4498/01: CRN 82867

 

Meeting Times & Location: Tuesday at 3:30 PM in Library Room 430

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Course Description:
This is a capstone course providing a structure for seniors to bring closure to their undergraduate experience while preparing for the transition from the university to the workplace or further academic study. In this course, students develop a research project drawing on the academic areas emphasized within their Integrative Studies degree plan. This course is a requirement for all Integrative Studies majors.

Course Format:

This hybrid course blends both traditional face-to-face instructions with a significant amount of time using online learning activities (discussions, assignments, and creating a portfolio). The coursework is designed in an asynchronistic model with deadlines. The hybrid course module maximizes in-class community time with self-directed assignments online to best utilize the mission of the course. The ten discussions are designed for the learner to read and reflect on the course resources and the Six Assignments are designed to result in the designing and developing your GPS: Grad Portfolio.

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Course Objectives:

  1. Students will recognize and articulate how integrating their academic interests have built a foundation for ongoing learning and growth. (for example, design and develop a reflective and public portfolio, etc.)
  2. Students will evaluate and present the personal and professional meaning of their collegiate educational experience, particularly in the area of skills acquisition. (for example, leadership, communication, teamwork, etc.)
  3. Students will develop a plan for pursuing their selected career path based on the awareness of the variety of post-graduate choices available to them. (for example, career search process, planning for graduate school, starting a business, etc.)
  4. Students will develop the tools needed to conduct an effective search for a career, graduate school or other post-graduate choice (for example, resume/curriculum vitae development, interviewing skills, present portfolio, etc.).
  5. Students will identify enhanced networking and people skills essential to aid in their success after they exit the intuition. (for example, develop their learning story, create an elevator speech, create a public portfolio, become an active alumnus, etc.)
  6. Students will be able to explain how life skills will help them, make a successful transition to their post-university life and deal with the cycles of change and transition. (for example, stress management, financial planning, etc.),

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Course Textbook and Resources:

Course Textbook: No required textbook to purchase. All course resources are posted on D2L

Link to free LiveBinders INTS 4498 eBooks posted on D2L: https://www.livebinders.com/shelf/view/201639

Revision Information: Before the course begins and during the course, the instructor continues to update course material making sure that the most current version of course materials are available.

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Course Assessment and Explanation of Course Components:

Grading Process: 1,000 possible points may be earned

A (895-1000); B (795-894); C (695-794); D (595-694); F (0-594)


Grade Components:

10 Discussion Board Posts worth 35 points each for a total of 350 points.

Six Assignments worth a total of 650 points.

More details regarding each of these assignments will be given online and in class.

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Coursework Grading Response Time:

 

Discussions will be graded within ten days of the assignment being turned in on the due date. Discussions turned in after the assigned due date will be graded in a timely fashion but will not be guaranteed a specific turnaround time.

Assignments: will be graded with fourteen days of assignment being turned in on the due date. Assignments turned in after the assigned due date will be graded in a timely fashion by not be guaranteed a specific turnaround time.

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A. Six Assignments posted on Desire 2Learn – Learning Outcomes #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 &, 6.

Assignment One: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase One: Reflect – 75 points

Assignment Two: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Two: Assess - 100 points

Assignment Three: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect – Part One – 100 points

Assignment Four:  Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect – Part Two INTS Experiential Learning Survey/Essay – 100 points

Assignment Five: Creating Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Four: Connect – 75 points

Assignment Six: Creating Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Five: Express - 200 points

B. Ten Discussions posted on Desire 2 Learn-: Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Discussion One: Networking Introductions – Due 6/8 at 11:00 PM

Discussion Two: Creating Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story (Reflective & Public): To Honor, Understand, & Connect Your Learning from Self to Society Bettering Both – 35 Points

Discussion Three: Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – 35 points

Discussion Four: Exploring Formats for GPS: Grad Portfolio Story: From Paper to Digital – 35 points

Discussion Five: Career Search Process: From Resume to GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – 35 points

Discussion Six: Networking Strategies: Sharing Your – 35 points

Discussion Seven: Going Global with Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story for Bettering Self & Society – 35 points

Discussion Eight: Preparing for Life After Graduation – 35 points

Discussion Nine: Becoming an Active Kennesaw State University Alumni – 35 points

Discussion Ten: One Day Closer to Graduation – 35 points

Copy of: Discussion Grading Rubric

 

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Course Policies:

Coursework Due Date Policy:

All course work is due on assigned date. Missing the deadline for the coursework on the scheduled date results in late work worth half credit. However, if you let me know in advance of the due date of the coursework that your coursework will be late, you will be granted an extension. Please notify me for your request for an extension for your coursework via D2L Brightspace email. Exceptions to this will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

All course assignments are designed to assist you in the successful development of a portfolio, which is a progressive, process requiring the layering of assignments resulting in a GPS: Graduate Portfolio Story. For the concise development and success of your GPS: Graduate Portfolio Story meeting the course deadlines is essential for your progress.

Try not to get behind in this online class, it is important that you regularly participate in the course. Turn in your coursework by the scheduled due dates located in this syllabus and on posted on D2L.

Course Attendance Policy:

Based on the hybrid course design, it is important to attend the face- to -face classes. There are some practicum classes during the face-to-face classes to work on the coursework.  Also, there will be Guest Networkers coming to assist in your preparation for post-university life. Missing more than four classes results in a lowering your grade by a full letter grade. Exceptions to this will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: Students are solely responsible for managing their enrollment status in this class; nonattendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

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Academic Integrity Statement:

Every KSU student is responsible for upholding all provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.  The Code of Conduct includes the following:

  • Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University’s policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal, retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuse of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification cards. Incidents of alleged academic misconduct will be handled through the established procedures of the University Judiciary Program, which includes either an “informal” resolution by a faculty member, resulting in a grade adjustment, or a formal hearing procedure, which may subject a student to the Code of Conduct’s minimum one semester suspension requirement.
  • Students involved in off-campus activities shall not act in a disorderly or disruptive fashion, nor shall they conduct any dangerous activity.
  • Students involved in off-campus activities shall not take, damage or destroy or attempt to take, damage or destroy property of another.

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Technology Support for Course:

http://uits.kennesaw.edu/students/index.html

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KSU Netiquette Policy:

http://distanceed.hss.kennesaw.edu/elearning/netiquette.html

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KSU Library System:

“The KSU Library System assists all students, faculty and staff with their research, including using library databases to find articles, accessing books and other materials in our catalog, and for specialized research needs. Librarians are available for in-person walk-up assistance at library help desks, one-on-one research appointments, and 24×7 via library chat. For more information on library locations, hours, and how to access our services please visit http://library.kennesaw.edu/.”

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KSU Writing Center: http://writingcenter.kennesaw.edu

KSU Writing Center ePortfolio Resources: http://writingcenter.kennesaw.edu/resources/eportfolio/index.php

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Accessibility:

 

Kennesaw State University provides program accessibility and accommodations for persons defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  A number of services are available to support students with disabilities within their academic program.  In order to make arrangements for special services, students must visit the Office of Disabled Student Support Services (ext. 6443) and develop an individual assistance plan.  In some cases, certification of disability is required.

Please be aware there are other support/mentor groups on the campus of Kennesaw State University that address each of the multicultural variables outlined above.

KSU Institutional Policies for ADA and Students with Disabilities: http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/dsss/policies.html#C.%20ADA%20Position%20Statement

University Policy on Accommodating Students with Disabilities:

Students requesting accommodation for disabilities must first register with the Office of Disabled Student Support Services at:

http://studentsuccess.kennesaw.edu/sds/

 

KSU Academic Web Accessibility:

http://accessibility.kennesaw.edu/

 

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LiveBinders Policies (INTS 4498 eBooks):

 

LiveBinders Accessibility Statement: https://www.livebinders.com/welcome/accessibility

 

LiveBinders Privacy Policy:

http://www.livebinders.com/welcome/privacy

 

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Important KSU Websites:

 

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies requirementshttp://catalog.kennesaw.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=38&poid=4713&returnto=3040

 

Leadership Certificate Requirementshttp://catalog.kennesaw.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=38&poid=4721&returnto=3040

 

University College:  http://uc.kennesaw.edu/

Academic Policies:  http://catalog.kennesaw.edu/content.php?catoid=38&navoid=3032

Cataloghttp://catalog.kennesaw.edu/

Department of Career Planning and Development:  http://careers.kennesaw.edu/

Financial Aid:  http://financialaid.kennesaw.edu/

Bursar’s officehttp://fiscalservices.kennesaw.edu/bursar/

KSU Bookstore:  http://bookstore.kennesaw.edu/home.aspx

Registrar:  http://registrar.kennesaw.edu/

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Tentative Course Weekly Schedule –Assignments and Discussions: Changes to schedule will be discussed via Desire 2 Learn email before implementation.

Tentative Weekly Class Schedule:

Week One:  August 13th – 17th – Welcome + Coursework + Resources

Week Two:  August 20th – 24th – What’s Your Story? An Overview of the GPS: Grad Portfolio Story Process

Week Three: – August 27th – 31st – Creating Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Reflective Portfolio

Week Four:  September 3rd – 7th – Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase One: Reflect

Week Five: September 10th – 14th – Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Two: Assess and Review Guest Networker Seminars on Networking

Week Six: September 17th – 21st– Part One: Introducing Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect & Part Two: Exploring GPS Formats

Week Seven: September 24th – 28th -   Part One: Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Three: Collect & Part Two: Guest Networker Seminars – Career Search Process

Week Eight: October 1st – 5thYour Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Phase Three: Collect & Part Two: Review Guest Networker Seminar on Networking Strategies: Sharing Your Story

Week Nine: October 8th – 12th – Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Phase Three: Collect – Part Two – INTS Experiential Learning Survey/Essay. Part Two: Going Global with Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story for Bettering Self & Society

Week Ten: October 15th – 19th - Part One: Continuing to develop your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Phase Three: Collect – Part Two – INTS Experiential Learning Survey/Essay. Part Two: Preparing for Life After Graduation

Week Eleven: October 22nd – 26thPart One: Continuing to develop your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Phase Three: Collect – Part Two – INTS Experiential Learning Survey/Essay. Part Two: Becoming an Active KSU Alumni

Week Twelve: October 29th – November 2ndPart One: Begin Creating Your Best of Show/Public GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Four: Connect – Mission + Design + Format & Part Two:  Review information and Part Two:  Review information on One Day Closer to Graduation

 

Week Thirteen: November 5th – 9thContinue to Create Your Best of Show/Public GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Four: Connect – Mission + Design + Format

 

Week Fourteen: November 12th – 16thCreate Your Best of Show/Public GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Four: Connect – Mission + Design + Format

 

Week Fifteen: November 19th – 23rd – Fall Break – No Classes – Developing Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Public Portfolio – Focus on Phase Five: Express

 

Week Sixteen: November 26th -30th – Last Day of Class Tuesday, November 27th – Completing Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Five: Express

 

Week Seventeen: Monday, December 3rd is the Last Day of Classes for 15 Week Semester

 

Week Eighteen:  All Coursework December 10th at 11:00 PM – (This is the Last Date for Final Exams – INTS 4498 has no exams only coursework)

 

Tentative Coursework Schedule for INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies – Fall 2018

Assignments on D2L:

Assignment One: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase One: Reflect – Due 9/6 at 11:00 PM – 75 points

Assignment Two: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Two: Assess – Due 9/20 at 11:00 PM – 100 points

Assignment Three: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect – Part One – Due 10/4 at 11:00 PM – 100 points

Assignment Four:  Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect – Part Two INTS Experiential Learning Survey/Essay Due 10/25 at 11:00 PM – 100 points

Assignment Five: Creating Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Four: Connect – Due 11/15 at 11:00 PM – 75 points

Assignment Six: Creating Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Five: Express – Due 11/29 at 11:00 PM – 200 points

Discussions on D2L:

Discussion One: Networking Introductions – Due 8/30 at 11:00 PM

Discussion Two: Creating Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Reflective & Public: To Honor, Understand, & Connect Your Learning from Self to Society Bettering Both – Due 9/6 at 11:00 PM – 35 Points

Discussion Three: Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Due 9/13 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Four: Exploring Formats for GPS: Grad Portfolio Story: From Paper to Digital – Due 9/20 at 11:00 PM

Discussion Five: Career Search Process: From Resume to GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Due 9/27 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Six: Networking Strategies: Sharing Your Story Due –10/4 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Seven: Going Global with Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story for Bettering Self & Society – Due 10/11 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Eight: Preparing for Life After Graduation – Due 10/18 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Nine: Becoming an Active Kennesaw State University Alumni – Due 10/25 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Ten: One Day Closer to Graduation – Due 11/1 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

 

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