tfw syllabus spring 2008

Module Info

Course Numbers: WA 07200, Section 1
Module Location: Education Hall 2101
Module Hours: T/H 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Printable Module Syllabus: wolff-tfw-syllabus-s08.pdf
Printable Course Syllabus: iwa-syllabus-s08.pdf
Please see the course syllabus for the Course Overview and overall Course Policies, which includes policies on Attendance, Late Work, Intellectual Property and Plagiarism, Etiquette and Professionalism, and Final Grades.

Office Hours

Office hours are designed for you, giving you a more private environment in which we may talk about your work, your performance in class, etc. If you are unable to see me during my office hours, do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me at a different time.

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Contacting Each Other

There will be times during the semester when I will need to contact the class and you will need to contact me. I will contact you via your Rowan email account, so please be sure that you are checking it regularly and/or forwarding it to the email service you use most regularly. I am in my office only during office hours and the brief times before and after class. As a result, calling me in my office will not get you an immediate response.

I strongly suggest you contact me via email, which I check every all day long. Email, however, tends to be seen as an informal medium. This, however, should not always be the case. All emails that I send to you will have a meaningful subject line and a proper salutation (“Hi Class,” or “Hi Jane,” etc.). The first sentence will notify you of the purpose of the email, and then will get to the heart of the matter. It will end with a formal closing (“Thanks, BW”). I expect the same from any email you send. Any email that does not will immediately be deleted and not responded to.

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Students with Disabilities

Your academic success is important. If you have a documented disability that may have an impact upon your work in this class, please contact me. Students must provide documentation of their disability to the Academic Success Center in order to receive official University services and accommodations. The Academic Success Center can be reached at 856.256.4234. The Center is located on the 3rd Floor of Savitz Hall. The staff is available to answer questions regarding accommodations or assist you in your pursuit of accommodations. We look forward to working with you to meet your learning goals.

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Final grades for the module will be based on the following percentages:

Information Ecology (including paper)   80%
     Blog postings 30%  
     Portfolio design 10%  
     Netvibes ecosystem 30%  
     Social Bookmarking 30%  
Class participation   20%

Late work will result in a 3 point reduction from your class participation grade. Lateness is equal to .5 of an absence; you are late if you arrive at class after the sign-up sheet has made its way around the room. The number grades you receive at the end of the module will correspond to the letter grades on the overall course syllabus.

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