6/21/2017Syllabus4/6Students must request a grade of I (Incomplete) prior to the last day of classes. The request should listmissing assignments and say when students plan to turn them in, no later than 60 calendar days from thelast day of classes. Discussion assignments may not be made up after the last day of classes. Courseworksubmitted within the allowed time period, not to exceed 60 calendar days from the last day of classes, willbe graded and included in computation of an overall course grade that will replace the I grade. Failure tocomplete the specified coursework within the allowed time will cause the grade of I to default to an F (Fail)or U (Unsatisfactory), depending on the course grading scheme.Refer to the Grades of Incomplete page of the Walden catalog for more details.Course AssignmentsDiscussionsOnline Discussion is an important activity based on the underlying belief that students learn from oneanother. For each required Discussion, you are required to craft a post in response to the prompt and torespond to a number of your colleagues’ postings. If there is more than one Discussion for the week,complete the Discussions in the order in which they are listed unless otherwise instructed.To count as participation, responses need to be thoughtful; that is, they must refer to the week’s readings,relevant issues in the news, information obtained from other sources, and ideas expressed in other classmembers’ postings. Where appropriate, you should use references to support your position.AssignmentsAn Assignment is often a written assignment submitted to the Instructor for evaluation. CompleteAssignment directions are in the Assignment area, including how and where to submit the Assignment andthe due date. If there is more than one Assignment for the week, click on each Assignment link to accesseach one. Please note that you should keep copies of your Assignments on your computer in case of anytechnical difficulties.Feedback ScheduleThe Instructor will log on to the course Discussion areas 3–5 days a week to evaluate and respond to classDiscussions. Unless there is a specific question, your Instructor will not respond to every posting from eachstudent. However, the expectation is that the Instructor will respond individually to at least twothirds of thestudents for each week. The Instructor will read every posting and expects all students to read everyposting, including the Instructor's postings and classmates' postings. Frequently, the Instructor will chooseto respond to a particular posting because the response to that posting addresses important issues.