Information Access
IT 100
Syllabus - Fall 2009

Last Modified 7/22/09
Please note - this syllabus is subject to change!
Downloadable version of the general syllabus that is in the guide
Welcome to the Information Access course. This one credit course is designed to prepare and/or assess your information technology skills for your academic career at Juniata. It will acquaint you with the campus network and computer applications you will need to use for courses at Juniata. In addition, you will learn about research methods and formal citation procedures using the L.A. Beeghly Library's resources.
The IA Web Site: http://ia.juniata.edu
The course materials must be accessed through Moodle: http://moodle.juniata.edu 
Email Contact: ia@juniata.edu 
Use this address if you have any questions about the course.
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Instructor Information

IA Supervisor:

Loren K.Rhodes , x3620, Brumbaugh Science Center C208, rhodes@juniata.edu

IA Instructors:

Shane Pile
pilesb06@juniata.edu

Greg Kilbride
kilbrgb06@juniata.edu

Erica Strang
straned07@juniata.edu

Arianne Waddington
waddiav07@juniata.edu

Dana Butler
butledm06@juniata.edu

Shane Gallagher
gallasr06@juniata.edu

Heather Hall
hallhm07@juniata.edu

Andrew Murdock
murdoad07@juniata.edu

Rachel Jester
jesterl08@juniata.edu

Anne Mueller
muellae08@juniata.edu

John Naylor
naylojd08@juniata.edu

Aimee Reinaker
reinaak08@juniata.edu

David Thorpe
thorpdt08@juniata.edu

Charles Veranis
verancl08@juniata.edu

Feel free to contact your IA assistant or the IA Supervisor with questions!
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Information Access Materials

Required Text and Materials
·         This guide: Juniata College Information Access Guide, 2009-2010 printing. It was written for this course and all of the modules refer to it. You must bring it to class every week.  
·         A Laptop to every class to complete assignments.
Recommended Text and Materials
·         A jump drive (memory stick) or some other storage media is recommended. You are required to keep electronic copies of all of your work in the course. How you choose to do so is up to you, but you must be able to access your work at any point in the semester.

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The Modules

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The general topics addressed in the required modules are:

All students are also required to complete an exit survey to complete the course. 
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Library Module

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Attendance

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Outside Assignments

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Policy on Collaboration and Plagiarism

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Grading

Module

Weight 

Details

Pre-Survey
Alumni Survey
Course Evaluation Survey
Post-Survey

2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%

  • On-line surveys that earn you points by taking them.

Orientation
First Day
Ethics and Netiquette
Basic PC and Security

5%
5%  
5%
5%

  • Basic "housekeeping" information
  • Complete surveys and agreement forms
  • There are do's and don'ts that you need to be aware of
  • Competency is an on-line exam

Sustainability Survey

7.5%

  • Be aware of Juniata’s environmental resources, paper usage, etc.

Word
Excel Spreadsheet
PowerPoint
Movie Maker

10%
10%
10%
10%

  • Generally prepare a simple document containing specified components to demonstrate your understanding in the use of these applications

Beeghly Library Instruction and Assignments

22.5%

 

Attendance

 

  • Unexcused absences are recorded as noted in Attendance
  • Each unexcused absence after the first one, reduces your final grade each one full letter

 
All course work must be completed by Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5 p.m. and any errors on status pages must be resolved by this time.
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Course Withdrawal Policy

As the course is required of all new Juniata students during the first semester, students are not permitted to withdraw from the course at any time without permission from the IA Supervisor, their advisors, and the Office of Academic Support. As this course is a graduation requirement, such permission is granted only in rare cases (e.g. medical leave of absence), and in these cases, the student must register for the course in the next semester. Students who fail the course must repeat it in their next semester. 
Disabilities Policy
The Americans Disabilities Act mandates accessibility in all aspects of the learning environment.  If you have an identified disability and are in need of specific accommodations, please notify the Office of Academic Support Services in Founders Hall and discuss your needs with me at the beginning of the semester.

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