2. BAS – Bachelors of Applied Science • Concentra9ons – Judaic Studies, sub‐concentra9ons in: • Judaic Educa9on • Judaic Leadership – Business and Informa9on systems – Computers and Informa9on systems, sub‐ concentra9ons in: • Coopera9ve Compu9ng
3. Accredi9ng Council for Independent Colleges and Schools A Na9onally Recognized Accredi9ng Agency by the USA Department of Educa9on
4. The MJI Academic Catalog & Student Handbook is your contract with MJI hQp://www.mji.edu/media/pdf/565/VkrQ5650395.pdf
5. Study Abroad (SA) Requirements • Make sure the courses you plan to take at your host school can be applied to core BAS degree program requirements and/or elec9ve credits. You must earn a C‐ (70 points) or beQer in these courses. • Students should consult with their academic advisors to insure that proposed coursework taken at a host school will apply toward their MJI academic program of study.
6. VERY IMPORTANT! IF YOU OR YOUR HOST SCHOOL HAVE NOT YET SENT MJI A LIST OF THE COURSES YOU ARE TAKING THIS ACADEMIC YEAR (2011 – 2012) AT YOUR HOST SCHOOL, YOU MUST DO SO IMMEDIATELY! Please send the course names and course codes to: Rabbi Aaron Hurwitz firstname.lastname@example.org & Esther Hirshberg: email@example.com
7. You are REQUIRED to par9cipate in the Judaic Studies Cer9ﬁcate (JSC) program. This includes online studies on MJI’s website during the semesters you are in SA. You are an MJI Study Abroad Student dually enrolled in the BAS & JSC programs.
8. $ Title IV Financial Aid $ • The USA government gives out ﬁnancial aid to its ci9zens who have successfully completed high school who want to earn a Bachelors degree but lack the ﬁnancial means to do so. This is paid for by USA taxpayers • The reason the government gives out this money is that studies show that ci9zens who have earned a Bachelors degree will become more ﬁnancially produc9ve members of society. • To remain qualiﬁed for this money you must be successfully progressing towards your Bachelors degree. If you fail to show Sa9sfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the government will stop awarding you Title IV funds.
9. To get started, you’ll need to go to www.mji.edu to register online for your Cer9ﬁcate courses. Then, please click on ‘Study Abroad’ on the lej side of the page.
10. Next, you’ll want to click on ‘Registrar’s Oﬃce’ in the drop down menu.
11. Please select your school from the alphabe9zed list of schools. You may need to click ‘next’ un9l you ﬁnd your host school.
12. Type your FIRST name(s) ONLY into the top box Type your LAST (family) name here Type your social security number here Type your cell phone number here
13. In the ‘Semester’ box, select ‘fall’ For ‘Academic Program’, select ‘JudaicStudies’ For ‘Start Date’, enter06.11.2011 For ‘Start Date’, enter 06.11.2011 Under ‘Jewish History’, select ‘HIS280’ Under ‘Jewish Law’, select ‘JST251’
14. Please click on the small dot on this box Click on ‘Submit’ when you’re done ~ Please leave the ‘Course 1’ box and ‘Course 2’ box EMPTY. ~ Click on the small circle under ‘Academic Program’. ~ Click on ‘Submit’ when you’re done.
15. Judaic Studies Cer9ﬁcate Program Courses Fall HIS 280 Fall JST 251 History of the Sanc9fying Time: Second The Lifecycle in Commonwealth Halacha 3 credits 3 credits JST 251 Winter HIS 275 Winter JST 313 HIS 275 History of the Topics in Halacha: JST 313 Jewish Shabbat & HIS 280 Monarchy the Fes9vals 3 credits 3 credits
16. SEMESTER LENGTH Fall Semester is an 8‐week semester. It begins on November 06, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011
17. Go to sakai.mji.edu
18. Enter your username and password. These are lower case, and case-sensitive. User ID: firstname.lastname@example.orgPassword: Ten-digit Student ID that will be emailed to youseparately. If you do not receive it within a week, please email me email@example.com.
19. Click on the tab for the course you wish to enter. Fall courses are JST251 & HIS280. You must parIcipate in both courses each week.
20. Click on ‘Home’ for an overview of the course, course objec9ves, general guidelines, and other relevant informa9on.
21. Click on ‘Syllabus’ for a schedule of the course material and dates. Please note that each week is considered ‘one unit’ and you must complete the unit test and submit discussion ques9on responses each week, without excep9on.
22. Click on ‘Resources’ to locate course texts and lectures
23. 1. Click on the link to the text ﬁle to read the text of the course or unit. 2. If you want to hear a lecture, ﬁrst click on ‘Unit’, then on the desired ‘lecture’.
24. Click on ‘Tests & Quizzes’ and any available tests will show up on your screen. You will have one test per week.
25. Due Dates for Tests Each week you will be required to do the test for that week’s unit. It will be available all week – from Sunday 12:00:00 AM un9l Saturday 11:59:59 PM. You must complete your test during this period. Do not expect your test to be up beyond the due date. I will only repost tests past the due date for you if you got married that week, had a documented medical emergency, or G‐d forbid, had a bereavement in the family.
26. Click on the available test to begin. Please note that you only have 30 minutes to complete the test from the moment you begin. Please complete any available tests.
27. View of test in progress. Test questions are eithermultiple choice or true/false. Please click on one answerper question.Test questions and answers are in Hebrew and English.
28. Test Design The tests are designed to prevent chea9ng. Test ques9ons are drawn from a ques9on pool much larger than the number of ques9ons on the test. Thus, the test ques9ons you get will not be the same test ques9ons that your classmate gets. Even the answers are randomly ordered, so that if two students do get the same ques9on, the answers will not be ordered the same way.
29. When you ﬁnish answering all the ques9ons to the best of your ability, click on ‘Submit for Grading’
30. You will be prompted again to ‘Submit for Grading’ to ensure that you are fully ready to hand in your test. If you want to return to the test, click on ‘previous’.
31. This is what the page will look like when you have successfully submiQed a test. Click ‘con9nue’ to see your test score.
32. This is your test This is your score
33. What to do if you fail… If you fail a test, please email me immediately, and, if the due date hasn’t passed, I will let you have another chance to take the test. Please note that your new test will not have the same ques9ons as the one you failed.
34. Each week, you will need to respond twice to discussion ques9ons. To begin, click on ‘Forums’
35. In JST251, you will have 2 sections in each unit. Ineach section, you will need to answer 1 question orrespond to another student’s response. You will needto click on each section separately.
36. Once you’ve clicked on the sec9on, you will need to click ‘Read Full Descrip9on’ to see the ques9ons and respond.
37. Read through all the discussion questions, andchoose one to answer. When you’re ready,mentally note the question number and click on‘Post New Thread’.
38. In the ‘Title’ box, write which question you are answering, such as “answer to question 1”. In this ‘message’ box, writeyour answer. When you finish the message, click on ‘Post Message’.
39. LogoutMy Workspace JST 331 NM1 winter_2011 JST 331 OL - Master MASTER JST 251 spring_2011 MASTER HIS 275 spring_2011 MASTER HIS 280 spring_2011 MASTER HIS 300 spring_2011 MASTER JST 213 s- more - Exit Student View Unpublished Forums Site Home Syllabus Schedule Announcements Resources Tests & Quizzes Gradebook Forums Drop Box Site Info Mailtool Help Users present: Aaron HurwitzFor HIS280, you will find only one section per unit. Youwill need to click on the proper section, answer thequestion, AND comment on another student’s response.Otherwise, the forum is the same as JST251.
40. When responding to the question or a student’s response, write your subject line in the ‘Title’ box. In this ‘message’ box, writeyour answer. When you finish the message, click on ‘Post Message’.
41. Grading & Weigh9ng JST251 • Seven 20‐ques9on tests (mul9ple choice and true/false ques9ons only) worth a total of 60% of your course grade. • Two discussion ques9on responses per unit for 8 units worth a total of 25% of your course. • One ﬁnal 42 ques9on test (mul9ple choice and true/false ques9ons only) worth 15% of your course grade.
42. Grading & Weigh9ng HIS280 • Six 20‐ques9on tests (mul9ple choice and true/false ques9ons only) worth a total of 50% of your course grade. • Two discussion ques9on responses per unit for 8 units worth a total of 25% of your course. • One midterm 40‐ques9on test (mul9ple choice and true/false ques9ons only) worth 10% of your course grade. • One ﬁnal 40‐ques9on test (mul9ple choice and true/ false ques9ons only) worth 15% of your course grade.
43. To Summarize the fall semester: JST251 Sanc9fying Time: Life Cycles in Halachah. – Units 1 through 8 require TWO discussion ques9on submissions per unit. – Units 1 through 7 each have a 20‐ques9on test. – Unit 8 has a 42 ques9on ﬁnal.
44. To Summarize the fall semester: HIS280 History of the Second Commonwealth. – Units 1 through 8 require TWO discussion ques9on submissions per unit. – Units 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 each have a 20‐ ques9on test. – Unit 4 has a 40 ques9on midterm. – Unit 8 has a 40 ques9on ﬁnal.
45. Please note that you mustparticipate in both courseseach week. Each week you musttake a test and answer discussionquestions.Failure to maintain a passingcourse grade may effect youreligibility for a Pell Grant.
46. Failure to participate 4 weeks in a row will result inbeing administratively droppedfrom the Study Abroad Programand ineligibility to receive financial aid.
47. End of Semester Student Responsibili9es At the end of your host school semester, YOU are required to ensure that your host school sends transcripts of your host school courses to MJI by February 15, 2012. MJI will not request your Title IV Financial Aid from the USA government unIl MJI has processed your transcripts. This means you will receive your Pell Grant money only AFTER MJI has processed your host school transcripts and then requests your ﬁnancial aid from the government. If MJI does not receive your transcripts, you will not receive your Pell Grant money.
48. Due to privacy concerns, MJI employees must email you to your MJI‐issued email address only. Your MJI email address is the ﬁrst ini9al of your ﬁrst name, your last name, the last 2 digits of your social security number @mji.edu. Example for Jane Doe: firstname.lastname@example.org Your Sakai User ID is the same as your MJI email address. The default password to your MJI email account is the same as your Sakai Password; your 10‐digit student ID. To log into your mail, go to mail.mji.edu Now that you have this informaIon, I will only respond to emails from your MJI email address. So too, when sending noIﬁcaIons, they will be sent to your MJI email address.
49. You can email me with any of your ques9ons or concerns. My email address is email@example.com. I will try to respond as soon as possible, and commit to respond within 72 hours. You can call me at 052 674 0770 during the hours of 9:00 and 16:30 and between 20:00 and 21:30. If I don’t answer, please do not leave a message. Instead, try again later.
50. Best wishes! I hope you enjoyed this and now understand how to par9cipate in your MJI courses. My best wishes for a great semester! Rabbi Aaron Hurwitz