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Getting Started in the Classroom and Interacting With UMUC Students Kevin Michel Collegiate Professor Business & Management Studies Getting Started/ Getting Ready Learn important dates Learn undergraduate faculty guidelines Prepare syllabus Prepare online classroom Check IFIS

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getting started in the classroom and interacting with umuc students
Getting Started in the Classroom andInteracting With UMUC Students

Kevin Michel

Collegiate Professor

Business & Management Studies

getting started getting ready
Getting Started/ Getting Ready
  • Learn important dates
  • Learn undergraduate faculty guidelines
  • Prepare syllabus
  • Prepare online classroom
  • Check IFIS
  • Check books & materials
  • Check FDES web site
  • Learn other expectations & procedures
slide3
Semester Start and End Dates

Summer 2005 May 31 – Aug 21

  • Term I: May 31 – Jul 11
  • Term II: Jul 12 – Aug 21
slide4
Holidays: Face-to-Face Classes
  • Independence Day
    • July 2 - 4

Please do not schedule any deliverables or exams during holiday periods

slide5
Holidays: Online Classes
  • None are observed due to weekly course schedule

Please do not schedule any major deliverables or exams near f2f holiday periods

slide6
Late Registration

Late Registration Ends the day before

the Semester Start Date

Summer & Term I – Ends May 30

Term II – Ends Jul 11

access to online classrooms
Access to Online Classrooms

Students have access to their online classrooms (including web-enhanced f2f) beginning on the following dates:

  • Summer &Term I: May 24
  • Term II: Jul 5
before the semester starts
Before the Semester Starts…
  • Become familiar with the Undergraduate Faculty Handbook (available online only at www.umuc.edu/faculty)
  • Prepare your syllabus using the Syllabus Checklist (obtained from your Academic Director)
  • Prepare your online classroom

(applies to ALL classes)

check verify through ifis
Check & Verify Through IFIS…
  • Contact information
  • Class list
  • Course textbooks & materials
  • Enter your bio
login through http www umuc edu faculty
Login through http://www.umuc.edu/faculty/

Change of Address / Phone / E-mail

Class List

Course Materials

DE Final Exam

Electronic Grade Roll

Electronic Grade Change/Missing Grade

Guide to Writing and Research

Identify At Risk Students

Makeup Exams Requests

Prior Learning Evaluator

Prior Learning Instructor

Submit/Revise Biography

UMUC Speakers' Bureau questionnaire

IFIS

check the fdes web site
Check the FDES Web Site

http://www.umuc.edu/fdes/

Familiarize yourself with FDES services and contact points on this site

Faculty calendar, academic calendar & DE weekly calendar

Includes paydates

getting started loose ends
“Getting Started” Loose Ends …
  • Check-in with your regional/military site coordinator
  • Payroll, direct deposit, supplemental retirement forms
  • UMUC online bookstore http://www.umuc.edu/bookstore
getting started loose ends15
“Getting Started” Loose Ends …

Concerns & Questions

  • Check the Faculty Guide
  • http://www.umuc.edu/prog/ugp/fdes/facultyguide.html
  • Contact your Academic Director
interacting with the umuc student
Interacting With the UMUC Student
  • Adult learners bring a plethora of experiences.
  • Adult learners are highly motivated.
  • Adult learners tie their education into their career mobility (promotions).
  • Adult learners are lifelong learners.
open university students
Open University Students
  • Students come to us with a variety of skills and abilities.
  • Faculty will encounter students facing language and quantitative challenges, as well as learning disabilities.
  • Be prepared to refer students for appropriate assistance.
    • Refer to UMUC’s resources in your syllabus.
faculty and student policies
Faculty and Student Policies
  • Become familiar with UMUC's faculty policies at www.umuc.edu/policy/facultyhome. shtml
    • Special Situation Withdrawal/Refund Policy
  • Become familiar with UMUC’s Student Code of Civility atwww.umuc.edu/students/civility.html
course evaluations
Course Evaluations

Online classes

  • Online evaluations are posted (as a “pop-up” in each class) 3 wks before the end of the semester
  • Students are given 3 prompts to complete an evaluation before being locked out of the course
  • If locked out, students must contact WebTycho Support
slide20
Course Evaluations

Face-to-face classes

  • Paper evaluations are sent to all faculty 4 wks before the end of the semester

--If not received, call Research & Evaluation @ 240-582-2755

  • Faculty must read and follow all instructions about distributing and returning completed evaluation forms (within one week after the Semester or Term ends.)
final exams activities
Final Exams / Activities

Face-to-face classes

A proctored graded activity must

be administered by faculty in the

classroom during the last weeks of

the semester.

fin al exams activities
Final Exams / Activities

Online classes- I

  • A proctoredfinal exam is required for ALL online classes.
  • Students must register through ISIS online for an exam site & date during specified period:
    • May 24 – Jul 1
final exams activities23
Final Exams / Activities

Online classes - II

  • Faculty must submit their exams according to FDES instructions and deadlines:
  • Jun 3 – Jun 16
final exams activities24
Final Exams / Activities

Online classes - III

  • Students must sit for their exams according to FDES instructions and deadlines:

Final Exam Period:

    • Aug 15 - 21
submit your online exams through ifis
Submit Your Online Exams Through IFIS

Change of Address / Phone / E-mail

Class List

Course Materials

DE Final Exam

Electronic Grade Roll

Electronic Grade Change/Missing Grade

Guide to Writing and Research

Identify At Risk Students

Makeup Exams Requests

Prior Learning Evaluator

Prior Learning Instructor

Submit/Revise Biography

UMUC Speakers' Bureau questionnaire

slide26
Student Focus - Grade of Incomplete
  • The grade of Incomplete (“I”) is given only in exceptional situations. Note that 60% of the coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better, and the student must request an Incomplete.
  • The instructor has the final decision to grant or deny the grade of Incomplete even if the student meets the above criteria.
student focus grade of incomplete
Student Focus - Grade of Incomplete
  • If an Incomplete grade is given, the student has up to 4 months to complete final work or the grade will convert to an F. (The instructor determines the deadline within that 4 months)
  • The 4 month limit was a change, effective in the Fall 04 Semester
incomplete grade contract form
Incomplete Grade Contract Form

At http:www.umuc.edu/fdes/incomplete_agreement

student focus grade of fn
Student Focus - Grade of FN
  • The grade of FN is assigned when the student fails to participate in course assignments and activities but has not officially withdrawn from the class.
resources for avoiding plagiarism
Resources for Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Library Research Skills Tutorial

www.umuc.edu/library/tutor/mod2.html

  • Virtual Academic Integrity Laboratory

www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/vail/

home.html

  • Online Writing Center Tutorialwww.umuc.edu/prog/ugp/ewp_writingcenter/modules/plagiarism/start.html
slide31
Academic Integrity
  • All cases of academic dishonesty are taken seriously.
  • Discuss possible cases with your Academic Director
academic integrity
Academic Integrity
  • Plagiarism Detection Service

http://www.turnitin.com

(passwords distributed by Library Services)

faculty do not
Faculty Do Not ….
  • Grant waivers to get into a course
  • Grant non-registered students admittance to a course after the student has been attending the course for a few weeks
  • Take on student advising or providing accommodations as a responsibility
slide34
Additional Student Support
  • Student Success Center

www.umuc.edu/studserv/ugp_ss/

advising.html

  • Effective Writing Center www.umuc.edu/prog/ugp/

ewp_writingcenter/wc_home.html

  • Student Handbook www.umuc.edu/studserv/handbook/

handbook.shtml

special situation withdrawal policies
Special Situation Withdrawal Policies

http://www.umuc.edu/studserv/special_withdraw_refund.html

university closings
University Closings
  • www.umuc.edu/weather
  • 301-YUK-SNOW or
  • 301-985-SNOW or
  • 301-985-7669
  • Web-Enhanced Class Sites
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