GRAD 4101 SA04
FALL TERM 2002
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Ben Craver
PHONE: WORK 826-7595
- Course Description: This 15-clock-hour seminar is required of all students seeking a degree from one of the universityís external campuses. It is to be completed during the final semester prior to graduation and includes all post-testing required for the degree. Students successfully completing the course will receive one semester hour of elective credit.
- The student must be in the last or next to last term of his/her baccalaureate degree program.
- Textbook: None (Bring #2 pencils and pens to class.)
- Attendance Policy: Because of the type of course, it is mandatory that students attend all sessions. Be sure to be on time!
- Schedule: The class will meet as listed in the class schedule.
- Course Outline:
Session 1 Feb 20 1. Introduction
2. Provide information related to graduation.
- 3. Share information regarding Alumni Services.
- Discuss degree and graduation requirements.
- Explain the studentsí financial responsibilities to the University.
Session 2 Mar 13 1. Administer College Base Exam
2. Administer Academic Profile
3. Discuss invitations, class rings, caps and gowns.
- Share information about services that are provided by the Career Services.
Session 3 Apr 3 1. Administer Major Field Exam
2. Provide information about the graduate program.
3. Take up portfolios
Session 4 Apr 24 1. Administer tests
- Wrap-up course
- Outcome Competencies:
Be able to demonstrate research skills
Be able to write and speak in the language of the discipline
Be able to organize and construct an individual project related to the major field
Portfolio (10-15 pages) It will include the studentís assessment of his/her studies in the major field. The portfolio must be delivered to the instructor by April 3rd.
- The portfolio serves as a record of growth, achievement, and the development of skills, knowledge, and abilities in a particular discipline.
- The portfolio allows documentation of studentís competence and gives student ownership of competency-based assessment.
- The portfolio demonstrates the skill level achieved by the student in assimilating technology and academic competency.
- The portfolio encourages a student to be self-assessing and self-reflective, through requiring the student to employ skills in sorting, identifying, comparing, analyzing, planning, and organizing discipline knowledge. The studentís skills, abilities and professional knowledge should be exhibited.
- The portfolio promotes a problem-solving approach to learning through reflection and self-assessment.
- The portfolio must be written in complete sentences. There is no need to repeat any information related to the questions. Regular font like that used in this course syllabus will be used.
- A passing grade will not be given for a portfolio that is shorter than 10 pages. (Refer to #1 on Portfolio checklist.)
- Grade for the course will be pass or fail. No letter grade will be assigned.
- No project will be accepted after April 3.
The course outline may be adjusted if there is a need.