Information Access
IT 100
Syllabus - Fall 2006

Last Modified 6/25/06

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

IA Assistants:
Dwight Bard
barddd04@juniata.edu
Brenton Forshey
forshbr04@juniata.edu
Erica Rhodes
rhodeeem2@juniata.edu
Bret Naugle
nauglbd04@juniata.edu
Jackie Atkins
atkinjm3@juniata.edu
Kay Gouldey
gouldjk04@juniata.edu
Tucker Dietrich
dietrtd3@juniata.edu
Nick Carney
carnenj04@juniata.edu
Pam Mansel
mansepd05@juniata.edu
Lisa Castagna
castalj05@juniata.edu
Floyd Sample
samplfa04@juniata.edu
Meredith Eatough
eatouma05@juniata.edu
   
   

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

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Information Access Materials

Required Text
        
This guide: Juniata College Information Access Guide, 2006-2007 printing. It was written for this course and all of the modules refer to it. You must bring it to class every week.  

Recommended Text and Materials
        
Juniata College Information Access Supplement.  This text was written as a general help guide for Microsoft Office 2003 products, including MS Word 2003, MS Excel 2003, and MS PowerPoint 2003.
         A floppy disk, Zip disk, pen 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:

    1. PC Basics and Security
    2. Microsoft Word 2003
    3. Microsoft Excel 2003
    4. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
    5. Windows Movie Maker
    6. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
    7. Netiquette and Eaglenet policies
    8. Understanding Information Literacy and using the Beeghly Library
    9. Juniata College Resources Sustainability

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
Ethics and Netiquette
Sustainability
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
  • Be aware of Juniata's environmental resources, paper usage, etc.
Basic PC and Security 10%
  • Competency is an on-line exam
Word
Excel Spreadsheet
PowerPoint
Movie Maker
Dreamweaver
10%
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 20%  
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 Tuesday, December 12, 2006 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. 

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