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INTS 4498: Senior Seminar Syllabus – Online Course

INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies

 

Spring 2018

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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 Zimbra: 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

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Course: Online Format

INTS 4498/W01: CRN 13780

INTS 4498/W02: CRN 13786

INTS 4498/W03: CRN 13788

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Course Overview:
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 online course is entirely conducted on Desire2Learn. The coursework is designed in an asynchronistic model with deadlines. The online course format maximizes class community experience through the course ten Discussions and with Six Assignments 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 Learning Outcomes: Reflecting on Your College Experience  + Designing a Career Plan + Transitioning to Post-University Life

  1. Students will recognize and articulate how integrating their academic interests have built a foundation for ongoing learning and growth.
  2. Students will evaluate and present the personal and professional meaning of their collegiate educational experience, particularly in the area of skills acquisition. (e.g., 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.
  4. Students will develop the tools needed to conduct an effective search for a career, graduate school or other post-graduate choice (e.g., resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.).
  5. Students will identify enhanced networking and people skills essential to aid in their success after they exit the intuition.
  6. Students will be able to explain how life skills (e.g. stress management, financial planning, etc.), will help them, make a successful transition to their post-university life and deal with the cycles of change and transition.

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Mapping Your Journey to Life After College

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Course Textbook:

The course text is posted on the Desire 2 Learn Homepage. You will not be purchasing a textbook for the class.

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Course Materials and Resources: All coursework and resources are posted Desire 2 Learn. There is a course website entitled Degreeconomics.com and a course resource website entitled The Complete Graduate Resource.com that are posted on Desire2Learn. There is a course portfolio entitled INTS 4498: Senior Seminar in Integrative Studies posted on Desire 2 Learn.

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 seven 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.

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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Coursework due dates:

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.

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Academic Integrity Statement:

Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, (Consult: https://web.kennesaw.edu/scai/content/ksu-student-code-conduct) as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. 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 misused 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.

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Course attendance:

Based on the online course design, it is important to check in on Desire2Learn several times each week during the semester for coursework due dates and course updates.

To help you meet the above stated course learning outcomes, the course is organized into weekly modules, each with its own set of learning objectives, related instructional materials and coursework.

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

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Technology Support for Hybrid 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

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University Policies:

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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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:  January 8th –15th -  Welcome + Coursework + Resources

Week Two:  Martin Luther King Holiday January 15th

January 16th – 19th – What’s Your Story? An Overview of the GPS: Grad Portfolio Story Process

Week Three: January 22nd-26th – Creating Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Reflective Portfolio

Week Four:  January 29th- February 2nd –  Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase One: Reflect

Week Five: February 5th – 9th – Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Two: Assess and Review Guest Networker Seminars on Networking

Week Six: February 12th – 16th – Part One: Introducing Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect & Part Two: Exploring GPS Formats

Week Seven: February 19th – 23rd -   Part One: Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Three: Collect & Part Two: Guest Networker Seminars – Career Search Process

Week Eight: February 26th – March 2ndPart One: Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Focus on Phase Three: Collect & Part Two: Review Guest Networker Seminar on Networking Strategies: Sharing Your Story

Week Nine: March 5th – March 9thPart One: Developing 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: March 12th – 16th - 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: March 19th – 23rdPart 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: March 26th – 30thPart 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: April 2nd – April 6th – Spring Break – No Coursework Due

Week Fourteen: April 9th – 13th - Part One: Continue to Create Your Best of Show/Public GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Four: Connect – Mission + Design + Format

Week Fifteen: April 16th –20thCreate Your Best of Show/Public GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Phase Four: Connect – Mission + Design + Format

Week Sixteen: April 23rd – 27th -- Last Day of ClassesCompleting Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Five: Express

Week Seventeen and Eighteen: April 30th – May 7th – All Coursework Due May 7th at 11:00 PM

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

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Assignments on D2L:

Assignment One: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase One: Reflect – Due 2/1 at 11:00 PM – 75 points

Assignment Two: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Two: Assess – Due 2/15 at 11:00 PM – 100 points

Assignment Three: Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect – Part One – Due 3/1 at 11:00 PM – 100 points

Assignment Four:  Creating Your Reflective Portfolio – Phase Three: Collect – Part Two INTS Experiential Learning Survey/Essay Due 3/22 at 11:00 PM – 100 points

Assignment Five: Creating Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Four: Connect –  Due 4/12 at 11:00 PM – 75 points

Assignment Six: Creating Your Best of Show Portfolio – Phase Five: Express – Due 4/26 at 11:00 PM – 200 points

Discussions on D2L:

Discussion One: Networking Introductions – Due 1/25 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 2/1 at 11:00 PM – 35 Points

Discussion Three: Creating Your Reflective GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Due 2/8 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Four: Exploring Formats for GPS: Grad Portfolio Story: From Paper to Digital – Due 2/15 at 11:00 PM

Discussion Five: Career Search Process: From Resume to GPS: Grad Portfolio Story – Due 2/22 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Six: Networking Strategies: Sharing Your Story Due –3/1 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Seven: Going Global with Your GPS: Grad Portfolio Story for Bettering Self & Society – Due 3/8 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Eight: Preparing for Life After Graduation – Due 3/15 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Nine: Becoming an Active Kennesaw State University Alumni – Due 3/22 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

Discussion Ten: One Day Closer to Graduation – Due 3/29 at 11:00 PM – 35 points

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