House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus POFT-2331-73 - Administrative Systems
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
POFT-2331-73 - Administrative Systems
|Instructor||Guillot, Sheila Kaye Rhoden|
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|Course Description||Advanced concepts of project management and office procedures integrating software applications.|
POFT 1301 (Administrative Office Procedures) and ITSW 1301 (Introduction to Word Processing) with a grade of “C” or better.
POFT 2301 (Intermediate Keyboarding) to be taken currently or prior to this course.
|Required Textbooks||Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) Examination and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) Examination Review for Office Administration, 5th edition, by Betty Schroeder and Diane Routhier; Prentice Hall Publishing, ISBN # 0-13-114551-7; The Candidate, by Ambrose, 2nd edition, Cengage Publishing, ISBN # 0-538-43757-X; River Oaks Centre: A Keyboarding and Word Processing Simulation, 5th edition, by Adair & Young, Thomson Publishing, ISBN # 0-538-43449-X|
Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
Points are added to the final exam based on attendance records (10 points for 0 absences; 8 points for 1 absence; 6 points for 2 absences; and 4 points for 3 absences).
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
|Final Exam Date||December 9, 2011 - 2:00 PM|
Week 1: 8/22/2011
Introduction to course; syllabus review; chapter 1; Candidate Job 1; River Oaks Centre Job 1
Week 2: 8/29/2011
Chapter 2; Candiddate Job 2; ROC Job 2
Week 3: 9/5/2011
Chapter 3; Candidate Job 3; ROC Job 3
Week 4: 9/12/2011
Exam 1 (Chapters 1-3); ROC Jobs 4-8
Week 5: 9/19/2011
Chapter 4; ROC Jobs 9-10; Candidate Jobs 4-5
Week 6: 9/26/2011
Chapter 5; ROC Jobs 11-12; Candidate Jobs 7-8
Week 7: 10/3/2011
Chapter 6; ROC Jobs 13-14; Candidate Jobs 9-10
Week 8: 10/10/2011
Exam 2 (Chapters 4-6); ROC Jobs 15-16; Candidate Jobs 12-13
Week 9: 10/17/2011
Chapter 7; ROC Jobs 17-18; Candidate Jobs 14-16
Week 10: 10/24/2011
Chapter 8; ROC Jobs 19-20; Candidate Jobs 17-20
Week 11: 10/31/2011
Chapter 9; ROC Jobs 21-22; Candidate Jobs 21-23
Week 12: 11/7/2011
Exam 3 (Chapters 7-9); ROC Job 23; Candidate Jobs 24-26
Week 13: 11/14/2011
Chapter 11; ROC Job 24; Candidate Jobs 27-28
Week 14: 11/21/2011
Exam 4 (Chapters 10-12); ROC Job 25; Candidate Jobs 29-30
Week 15: 11/28/2011
Week 16: 12/5/2011
Office Administration Review
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Filing Systems
Week 2: File Management Importance
Week 3: ARMA Filing Rules; Retention Schedules
Week 4: Memorandum formattinig rules; Creating Announcements
Week 5: Fundamentals of Verbal Communications
Week 6: Verbal versus Nonverbal Communication Clues
Week 7: Research Procedures and Accessing Reference Materials
Week 8: Business Forms
Week 9: Composing and Editing Written Communication
Week 10: Creating and Writing Business Documents; E-mail
Week 11: Producing Business Documents
Week 12: Distribution of Information
Week 13: Basic Rules of Grammar
Week 14: Creating flyers and announcements
Week 15: Internet, Search Engines, and Webinars
Week 16: Final Review
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrates appropriate etiquette, ethics, and professionalism in the business office setting.
2. Illustrates the ability to work in a team environment.
3. Uses office procedure skills.
4. Uses word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
5. Proofreads, edits, and applies basic rules of grammar to general business correspondence.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Apply critical thinking concepts
2. Apply problem-solving skills
3. Select materials, procedures, and equipment needed in a particular office setting
4. Prioritize tasks
5. Manage business projects using technology
6. Proofread and edit business documents
7. Use appropriate grammar rules to create business correspondence
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
*If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero.
*Students must leave the classroom after an exam is finished.
*There will be a comprehensive final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a "0" on the fina exam.
*No late assignments will be accepted.
*Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
*If your book is a text/workbook, you will tear out and turn in your work. No facsimiles accepted.
*All assignments must be assembled as required by your instructor.
*Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment or exam.
*Students IDs are required for the first exam. However, if you are an online student, the final exam will require an ID. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered--no ID, no exam.
*Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not "drop" grades.
*A minimum of two extra credit assignments will be given during the semester.
*The instructor reserves the right to drop any student missing more than two weeks of class (6 MWF classes; 4 TR classes).
*Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming to clas late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
*You are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.
*The following behaviors will result in the student being asked to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones (-5 points on next exam); talking; or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the Internet during lecture (-5 points on next exam); and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
*No cell phones should be visible during class.
E-MAIL/VOICE MAIL ETIQUETTE:
*Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying the student's name, course, and any return phone number.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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