Information Access
IT 100
Syllabus - Summer & Fall 2003

Last Modified 6/2/03

Please note - this syllabus is subject to change!

Downloadable version of the general syllabus that is in the guide

Welcome to Information Access! This one credit course is designed to prepare 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) using the L.A. Beeghly Library's resources. You will also complete three outside assignments that will allow you to practice your writing skills and demonstrate library and computer skills you learn in this course.

The IA Web Site: http://ia.juniata.edu
The course materials must be accessed through Blackboard: http://blackboard.juniata.edu

Email Contact: ia@juniata.edu 
    Use this address to submit work over the summer and if you have any questions about the course.

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Instructor Information

IA Supervisor:
Dr. Loren Rhodes, x3620, Brumbaugh Science Center A218, rhodes@juniata.edu 

IA Assistants:
Mohammed El-Zahhar
elzahmx0@juniata.edu
JC Hayden
haydejc2@juniata.edu
Jeremy Langdon
langdja1@juniata.edu
Mark Lawery
lawermb0@juniata.edu
Lauren Ritchie
ritchlf1@juniata.edu
Rebecca Ritchey, x4036,
ritchre0@juniata.edu
Debbie Rudolph
rudolde1@juniata.edu
Bryan Swift
swiftbj0@juniata.edu
Crystal Trinneer, x5031,
trinncl1@juniata.edu
Rebecca Vonada
vonadra2@juniata.edu

Desiree Wagner
wagnedn2@juniata.edu

 

Feel free to contact your IA assistant or the IA supervisor with questions! 

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Required Text and Materials

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The Modules

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The general topics addressed in the modules are:

    1. PC Basics and Word
    2. Excel Spreadsheets
    3. PowerPoint presentations
    4. FrontPage web page and site management
    5. Netiquette and Eaglenet policies
    6. Understanding Information Literacy and using the Beeghly Library
    7. Using Teaching/Learning Technology center resources

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

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Library Module

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TLT Module

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Evening IA Lab Hours

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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
Summer Orientation
First Day
4%
4%  
  • Basic "housekeeping" information
  • Complete surveys and agreement forms
Basic PC and Microsoft Word 12%
  • Competency is an on-line exam
Excel Spreadsheet
PowerPoint
FrontPage
8%
8%
8%
  • Generally prepare a simple document containing specified components to demonstrate your understing in the use of these applications
Ethics and Netiquette 8%
  • There are do's and don't's that you need to be aware of
Beeghly Library Instruction and Assignments 24%  
Solutions Center Resources 8%  
Electives from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage 16%
  • Choose two areas
  • Each 8% in weight
Attendance  
  • Unexcused absences are recorded as noted in Attendance
  • Each unexcused absence past the first one, reduces your final grade each one full letter
 

All course work must be completed by Tuesday, December 10 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. 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. 

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