Information Access
IT 100
Syllabus - Fall 2005

Last Modified 1/11/06

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. 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 C208, rhodes@juniata.edu 

IA Assistants:
Jacquelyn Atkins
atkinjm3@juniata.edu
Megan Bachinski
bachime04@juniata.edu
Dwight Bard
mailto:dietrtd3@juniata.edu
Nicholas Carney
carnenj04@juniata.edu
Tucker Dietrich
mailto:hetriad1@juniata.edu
Brenton Forshey
forshbr04@juniata.edu
Jennifer Gouldey
gouldjk04@juniata.edu
Rebecca Jankowski
jankora2@juniata.edu
Kevin Kasun
mailto:rhodeem2@juniata.edu
Sarah Latham
lathase04@juniata.edu
Adam Messner
messnaj3@juniata.edu
Brett Naugle
nauglbd04@juniata.edu
Timothy Penrod
penrotm3@juniata.edu
Erica Rhodes
rhodeem2@juniata.edu
Debbie Rudolph
rudolde1@juniata.edu
James Hayden
haydejc2@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 required 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

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
Orientation
First Day
4%
   5 %  
  • Basic "housekeeping" information
  • Complete surveys and agreement forms
Basic PC and Microsoft Word 13%
  • Competency is an on-line exam
Excel Spreadsheet
PowerPoint
FrontPage
9%
9%
9%
  • Generally prepare a simple document containing specified components to demonstrate your understing in the use of these applications
Ethics and Netiquette 9%
  • There are do's and don't's that you need to be aware of
Beeghly Library Instruction and Assignments 24%  
Electives from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrontPage 18%
  • Choose two areas
  • Each 8% in weight
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 Friday, December 9, 2005 at 10 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. 

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