Information Access
IT 100
Syllabus - Fall 2008

Last Modified 6/11/08

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:

Pam Mansell
mansepd05@juniata.edu

Meredith Eatough
eatouma05@juniata.edu

Travis Marzo
marzotl07@juniata.edu

Erica Bennett
benneel05@juniata.edu

Josh Fishel
fishejk05@juniata.edu

Aaron Rhodes
rhodeak04juniata.edu

Greg Kilbride
kilbrgb06@juniata.edu

Shane Pile
pilesb06@juniata.edu

Philip Shontz
shontps07@juniata.edu

Sandra Jara
jarasc07@juniata.edu

Arianne Waddington
waddiav07@juniata.edu

Emily Miller
milleer07@juniata.edu

Erica Strang
straned07@juniata.edu

Katie Shughrue
shughkm07@juniata.edu

Jigar Patel

Pateljj04@juniata.edu

Matt Naylor

Nayloma06@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, 2008-2009 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:

o    PC Basics and Security

o    Microsoft Word 2007

o    Microsoft Excel 2007

o    Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

o    Windows Movie Maker

o    Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

o    Netiquette and Eaglenet policies

o    Understanding Information Literacy and using the Beeghly Library

o    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 Sunday, November 2, 2008 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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