ALL LATE WORK WILL BE DOCKED POINTS: Any work turned in after the date and time due will lose 10% per 24 hours. No late work is accepted after 5 calendar days without prior approval and, in some cases, the guidance from the Dean of Students office. Quizzes: There will be 3 quizzes, each worth 50 points. The lowest score will be removed and 2 scores counted towards your final grade in the class. No make-ups for missed quizzes will be allowed. A score of “0” will be given for a missed quiz and will be the score dropped at the end of the term. GROUP WORK: This class has an assignment in lieu of a final exam. The assignment involves small group work to analyze and determine an ethical solution to an ethical dilemma. The group will research the history of the dilemma, analyze it, determine an appropriate solution and develop an action plan to solve the dilemma. The group will present their work to the whole class at the end of the semester. Grading of the assignment will include a score of up to 85 points for the quality of the work the group does and an average of peer evaluation scores for individual members of the group up to 15 points for a possible total of 100 points. Peer review grades for each student are based on: a. being present during group work, prepared, actively participating, and sharing ideas (not on phone, not talking about unrelated topics, not arriving late and/or leaving in middle). The use of technology to meet is acceptable b. completing assignments on time as expected by the team c. assisting other team members as needed d. assuming responsibility for the success of the project by the whole team e. accepting feedback and making changes to personal contributions when requested by the team 4
f. handling disagreements as expected in a professional capacity and notifying the instructor of problems that are not being resolved within the group The inability to work effectively and collaboratively during a group assignment may be addressed by the instructor up to removal from the group. An alternate assignment will be given. In cases of removal from the group, the student will have 15 points (equal to the peer evaluation) deducted from the alternate assignment. IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES: The format of class sessions will be lecture, discussion of readings, in-class and small group activities. Twelve (12) unannounced, in-class activities will be given throughout the semester. Each activity is worth 10 points. The two lowest scores will be dropped. In-class activities cannot be made-up if you are absent. Participation, openness, a willingness to listen to others, asking questions, and sharing ideas are essential for class discussions and activities to be beneficial to all. Stories, of a personal nature, shared in class by anyone are to remain confidential. IMPORTANT DATES: (subject to change) Thursday, February 9 Quiz 1 Thursday, March 9 Quiz 2 Tuesday, April 25 Quiz 3 Thursday, April 27 Ethics Presentations Tuesday, May 2 Ethics Presentations Thursday, May 4 Ethics Presentations LAPTOPS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES: All laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices are to be put away during class.
- Fall '09