Students are increasingly challenged by multiple personal, work and family obligations as well as constraints of financial pressures and time limitations. Creating a substantial selection of internet based courses for the Religious Studies major, allows more students to be able to successfully complete their BA degree.
The department often receives inquiries about the availability of internet based courses, and students at branch campuses inquire about adding courses we offer to their degree program. Adding internet based courses will serve both of these needs.
The faculty of Religious Studies are therefore adding an internet delivery option to a number of courses to enlarge the reach and scope of course availability and to provide additional options for students and Religious Studies Majors to complete their degrees.
Note that this course is needed - not wanted, but actually NEEDED - for Spring 2017 (not Fall 2017, or Spring 2016, as stated elsewhere in the proposal).
Suggested Changes to the Syllabi for RELG 101, 204 & 205
1. Add statement “all learning outcomes in this online course are the same as face-to-face version of the course”
2. Explicitly state “this course is 100% asynchronous delivery with no in-class sessions.”
3. Add note re: rubrics for grading of [test,quiz,assignment, etc] will be posted on Blackboard
4. Pass/Fail option specified
5. Remove “text books to be purchased”
6. Specify “check Blackboard for updates weekly”
7. Specify number of quizzes
8. Specify that quizzes, tests, assignments, exams are “secured through Blackboard”
9. Introduce grading scale with simply “grading will be as follows” (removed “on a 100 point scale as we use percentages and not points)
10. Turn around time (with qualification) for grades to be posted
11. Move (copy) first sentence of student-instructor interaction (regarding video welcome and video lectures) to student-content interaction section.
Thank you InDEV Committee and Mardi McCabe for compiling these suggestions, Don Jordan
Patti, Please make the indicated changes, then re-submit. Doug
Proponent has addressed INDEV's concerns.