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Jins 376 course intro

  1. 1. JINS 376: Women’s Health<br />How to complete this course online in eight weeks<br />
  2. 2. Play with the links<br />Explore the different sections of the course<br />Become familiar with what’s posted at which link<br />Use the external links to outside sources<br />Not for a grade; just to stretch your brain<br />
  3. 3. “Information”<br />Goes to documents that tell you what to do<br />Consider downloading the syllabus, article list, and wiki schedule to your own machine<br />Read the syllabus; it’s your friend<br />
  4. 4. Syllabus<br />A syllabus is a contract between instructor and students<br />Course policies as detailed in the syllabus apply to all students consistently<br />Any exceptions to syllabus policy must be available to all students equally<br />
  5. 5. Course calendar<br />The course calendar is available to you in two places:<br />The last two pages of the syllabus<br />The “my calendar” module in Blackboard<br />These should be consistent; notify me if you find discrepancies.<br />
  6. 6. Try to do a little bit every day.<br />You’ll work on all multiple things simultaneously.<br />You will probably need to do some reading and/or writing every day.<br />Get in touch with me right away if you’re having trouble with the class.<br />
  7. 7. I want all of you to be successful in the course.<br />Please note policy on extensions in the syllabus.<br />Please do contact me by email, in office hours chat, or by phone (785-4561) if anything needs clarification.<br />
  8. 8. A few considerations:<br />Any exception I make from course policies for one student must be available to every student.<br />I will be reading, writing, and grading every day myself– any exceptions from course policy shouldn’t exacerbate the already intense summer schedule.<br />
  9. 9. What you can expect of me<br />I will be absolutely consistent in the application of course policies.<br />I will read all written work within one business day after it’s posted to Blackboard.<br />I will post scores and provide feedback on each assignment in time for students to incorporate that feedback into the next step of their work.<br />
  10. 10. What you can expect of me<br />I will keep office hours from 2-4 Monday through Friday, accessible by phone or Blackboard chat.<br />I will work with the class to adjust those hours if they’re incompatible with your needs.<br />I will check my email twice daily M-F, once before noon and again before 5 p.m.<br />
  11. 11. Think of the course as three strands:<br />Reader’s Journals and Replies<br />Wiki entries<br />Your synthesis project<br />
  12. 12. About writing<br />I assume you’ve all had at least one writing class in the past.<br />We are not going to spend time going over writing process and basic composition.<br />Click “Synthesis paper” in the homepage sidebar for links to writing-related resources.<br />
  13. 13. About citations and plagiarism<br />I also assume you’ve received instruction about how to cite sources appropriately.<br />Refer to your discipline’s style manual or the online resources provided for details on how to cite when paraphrasing or using direct quotes.<br />You will submit papers in Blackboard through SafeAssign, which screens for plagiarism. See syllabus for academic integrity policy.<br />