House Bill 2504 Fall 2012 Course Syllabus POFT-2331-73 - Administrative Systems
Fall 2012 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.|
|Course Prerequisites||POFT 1301 Business English 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||CPS Examination Review Office Administration, 5th edition, by Betty L. Schroeder, ISBN #0-13-114551-7; River Oaks Centre, 5th edition, by Adair and Young, ISBN #0-538-43449-X; The Candidate Word Processing Simulation, 2nd edition, by Ambrose, ISBN #978-0-538-43757-8|
*Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor moniors student attendance. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.
*Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework and being prepared each week for class.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Exams/Final = 60%
Quizzes/Assignments = 20%
Lab = 20%
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
August 27-31 Introduction to class; syllabus; pretest; online orientation; Read Chapter 1 (Filing Systems)OA book
September 3-7 Chapter 1 Quiz; Read Chapter 2 (File Mgt.) OA Book
September 10-14 Chapter 2 Quiz; Read Chapter 3 (Filing Rules & Standards) & Chapter 4 (Verbal Communications: Fundamentals) OA book
September 17-21 Chapter 3 Quiz & Chapter 4 Quiz; Read Chapter 5 (Verbal Communications: Professional Communication Applications) OA book
September 24-28 Chapter 5 Quiz; Test 1 (Chapters 1-4)
October 1-5 Read Chapter 6 (Research & Reference Materials) & Chapter 7 (Composing & Editing Written Communication)
October 8-12 Chapter 6 Quiz & Chapter 7 Quiz; Read Chapter 8 (Writing Business Documents) OA book
October 15-19 Test 2 (Chapters 5-8)
October 22-26 Read Chapter 9 (Producing Documents in Final Format) OA book
October 29-November 2 Chapter 9 Quiz; Read Chapter 10 (Information Distribution) OA book
November 5-9 Chapter 10 Quiz; Read Chapter 11 (Rules of Grammar) OA book
November 12-16 Chapter 11 Quiz; Read Chapter 12 (Business Etiquette) OA book
November 19-21 Test 3 (Chapters 9-12)
November 26-30 Post-test
December 3-5 Final Exam (online)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: Filing Systems
Week 2: File Management
Week 3: Filing Rules and Standards and Verbal Communications: Fundamentals
Week 4: Verbal Communications: Professional Communication Applications
Week 5: Exam 1 (Chapters 1-4)
Week 6: Research and Reference Materials & Composing & Editing Written Communication
Week 7: Writing Business Documents
Week 8: Exam 2 (Chapters 5-8)
Week 9: Producing Documents in Final Format
Week 10: Information Distribution
Week 11: Rules of Grammar
Week 12: Business Etiquette
Week 13: Exam 3 (Chapters 9-12)
Week 14: Post-test
Week 15: Final exam (online)
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO 1: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 2: Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the administrative workplace environment.
PSLO 3: Uses current business administration skills.
PSLO 4: Uses current business office software applications.
PSLO 5: Proofreads and edits business documents.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading (PSLO 1)
Applies critical thinking concepts (PSLO 2)
Applies problem-solving skills (PSLO 2)
Select materials, procedures, and equipment needed in a particular office setting (PSLO 3)
Prioritizes tasks (PSLO 3)
Manages business projects using technology (PSLO 4)
Proofreads and edits business documents (PSLO 5)
Uses appropriate grammar rules to create business correspondence (PSLO 5)
|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.|
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by e-mail. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
If you are in an online course that requires a specific software, you also MUST have a copy of the software available either on your own computer or you must make arrangements to use the open lab provided on campus. Do not sign up to take an online course if you do not have the correct software.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional courses.
Computer failure and lack of Internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the "last minute" to complete class work or exams.
Students are responsible for all readings that are assigned, including textbook readings and lecture notes.
Assignments/Projects will be assigned weekly and will have a specific due date.
Quizzes will be given periodically thorughout the semester.
Exams/Finals--all exams and the final are closed-book, closed-notes and are made up primarily of multiple-choice questions. Tests must be completed in the alloted time frame.
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use anyone's USB or file but their own, or work together. Students should never lend their file to antoher students nor should a student have any other students work in their possession for any reason. If a student uses another student's files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. IF caught cheating, the students will get a "0" on the assignment. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of "F" for the course.
While this is an online coure, the student will be required to communicate with the instructor and complete course work on a weekly basis. Students are expected to read announcements posted on Blackboard and check their MyLamar e-mail account on a regular basis.
|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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