Expectations and Requirements Readings:
Students are expected to do any required reading in advance of the lectures and discussions and should be prepared to ask and answer questions in class and participate in class discussions. Writing/Communicating Ideas: All "written" assignments and papers must be typed or word-processed. On all written work, papers will be evaluated (in part, at least) on content, analysis and synthesis of the topic, and organization, clarity, neatness, and use of language. Because it is particularly important for school administrators to know how to communicate effectively and concisely, it is suggested that students seek help if they have particular difficulty in writing or communicating their ideas effectively. For help in writing, you may wish to consult Elements of Style by Strunk and White or On Writing Well by William Zinsser which can be purchased at major bookstores. A scoring guide or rubric will be included with each project or assignment.
Assignments are due when specified. The professor may refuse to accept a late paper. If the late paper or project is accepted, it will incur a lower grade; the professor reserves the right to decide whether to accept the late assignment or to not accept the late assignment. Participation: Students are expected to participate in discussions and group work. As future leaders, it is important to refine skills in speaking and active listening. This includes learning to effectively share one's own ideas, as well as helping others to expand, refine and enhance their ideas.
Because a large part of each class is participatory, class attendance is mandatory. Attendance will be taken during each class period and during team meeting periods. If a student wishes to earn a grade of A- or better for the course, he or she must attend the course/team meetings at least 90% of the time the course meets. When a student has attended less than 80% of class time/team time, then the student’s name will be submitted to the academic vice president; at this point, the professor also has the option of dropping the student from the course. If the student wishes to remain in the course, she or he must submit in writing (typing) a request to remain in the course, plus a detailed explanation of how the time and work will be made up. It is then up to the discretion of the professor to suggest the student drop the course or allow the student to remain in the course. After a student has attended less than 70% of the course, then he or she has earned an "F" grade unless the student drops the course. This attendance policy is consistent with the University policy as stated in the student handbook.