All programs consist of 8 week courses so each student must attend at least 7 weeks out of 8 weeks in order to satisfy the attendance policy. Students must complete one of the following each week to satisfy the attendance requirement for a given week: Attend a Facilitated Discussion Attend a Virtual Class Session (Live/Recordings) Respond to a discussion question online Post a discussion question response to peers or faculty online Submit one of the following assignments online: oQuizzes oProfessional Assignments (or lesson plans) oGroup Projects oComprehensive Learning Assessments Students who do not attend at least 80% of classroom attendance for their course receive academic advising and may be withdrawn from their course for non-attendance. Absences: It is accepted academic philosophy that sustained class attendance is essential to the overall educational value of a course of study in higher education. In order to achieve maximum benefit from educational activities, Westcliff University expects regular class attendance from all students. Notices of absences that have not been received or approved by Administration are considered unexcused absences. Tardiness: Tardiness is a disruption of a good learning environment and is discouraged. Students who are tardy are deducted attendance hours. Overall participation is monitored by administration. Evaluating Attendance Percentage: The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total weeks attended by the total number of weeks scheduled. Participation: The value of class lies as much in learning to apply the course concepts to real world scenarios as in the concepts themselves. Therefore, this course is case-based and its success depends heavily on the quality of class discussion. More participation will lead to increases in the quality and rigor not only of the class but of other student‟s learning modalities as well. Westcliff University provides an open forum environment. There is no limit on the discussion in which you may involve yourself. Students are expected to participate in online virtual class sessions or facilitated discussion forums each week. Preparation for class involves reading the materials and working through, in some detail, the case preparation for class in advance. By preparing these questions, students will get the most learning out of the course.
BUS 305 Syllabus 17 of 36 Expectations of Student Assignments: When you are asked to do individual work, you are expected to adhere to the following standards: 1.Avoid copying all or part of another student‟s work (with or without „permission‟).2.Avoid allowing another student to copy your work. 3.Avoid asking another person to write all or part of an assignment for you. 4.Avoid working together with another student in order to answer a question, or solve a problem, or write a computer program.