As a course online making it ccessible to students located at the other Palmetto college campuses. This enables students who may not have access to the course on their home campus to take the course.
The professor will meet with an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence and discuss ways that material posted online for this course can incorporate features to allow access by students with disabilities.
From: Malhotra, Manoj
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:28 AM
To: CARRANO, JEAN
Cc: WITHERSPOON, JULIA; KLAAS, BRIAN; LANTZ, AMY
Subject: Re: Department Letter of Support: CSCE 204 online (cross-listed MGSC 298)
The Management Science department approves your request to create an online version of CSCE 204.
Chair, Department of Management Science
Moore School of Business
From: Amy Lantz
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:11 AM
To: Conti‐Sp2014 Zach Adams
Cc: "Witherspoon, Julia" , "Klaas, Brian"
Subject: FW: Department Letter of Support: CSCE 204 online (cross‐listed MGSC 298)
Please review this request to teach CSCE 204 online (it is cross‐listed with an MGSC class that I don’t think we teach
An email approving/disapproving is sufficient.
From: CARRANO, JEAN [mailto:CARRANOJ@mailbox.sc.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:41 AM
To: Lantz, Amy
Subject: Department Letter of Support: CSCE 204 online (cross‐listed MGSC 298)
We are seeking approval for CSCE 204 to be approved as an online course. The INDEV committee requires a statement
of support from the MGSC department head since this course is cross‐listed with MGSC 298. An email indicating that
the department approves our request to create an online version of CSCE 204 would be sufficient. Thank you, Jean
Faculty Senate/Academic Affairs Coordinator
901 Sumter St., Byrnes Building, Suite 603 | Columbia, SC 29208
Palmetto College campuses have reviewed the proposal and are in concurence with the proposal.
I support our existing CSCE 204 being offered to Palmetto Colleges students through this offering.
CSCE 204 - INDEV Committee Comments
December 2, 2016
Please Address the Following:
10. See rubric #8 turnaround time, communication, etc.-this is not addressed at all save tech requirements.
11. There is no grading scale. See rubric #10.
12. Is this an asynchronous or synchronous course? See #15
14. This Syllabus needs work - has the proposer already worked with the CTE as stated?
15. The Learning Outcomes (all 4) need to be rewritten. 'Understand' and 'Learn' are not measurable action verbs.
16. The 'Topics covered and approximate weight' section is confusing and seems more suited to a face to face class that meets 3 hours per week.
17. There are quite a few discussions listed in the course minutes - both 'chapter' and 'lab' discussions that account for a large part of the minutes, but they are not listed in the grading. If these are not required and not graded, students may not do them, so the minutes should not be included. If they are required, they need to be explained (what is the purpose of the discussion) and reflected in the grading.
18. I did not see a description of the tests and final - what they are, how they will be administered and secured, etc.
19. The Lab assignments should be explained, especially how they are submitted through Blackboard.
20. In the 'Technology Requirements' section, the words 'Modify as Appropriate' appear after Adobe Presenter, indicating perhaps a 'cut & paste' job from another syllabus? This should be corrected to ensure that the syllabus is accurate for this class.
21. The provisions for interaction also may have been copied, since it says that students will complete 'bi-weekly case studies', but there is no mention of this in the syllabus
22. Many sections of the syllabus use all caps in the headings. This needs to be corrected since this is considered 'shouting' according to Netiquette.
23. The program Visual Studio is mentioned, but it is not listed in the Technology Requirements. Is this a program that students need to purchase?
24. I did not see anything about how long it will take the instructor to grade assignments and/or if they are automatically graded.
25. The syllabus says 'Hybrid/Distance Learning Course', but the info says 100% asynchronous - which is correct?
Please review and address the INDEV committee comments. Contact me at 7-9552 or email@example.com if you would like to discuss.
Just one minor edit needs to be made for CSCE 204.
At the moment it has a "pass/fail" option. If that's correct, then a description of the pass/fail requirements needs to be added to the syllabus. However, it is more likely that this was an oversight, in which case "Standard (Letter Grades Only)" needs to be selected under "Grading System" in the APPS form.
Once this is remedied, the committe has agreed to approve.
Please feel free to contact me 7-2721 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Michael Weisenburg
1) Because this is an online course, students do not necessarily need to be in the State of SC to take the course. It would be wise to place the phrase "Eastern Standard Time" (EST) after the time (re: due dates).
2) It would be beneficial to include the amount of points included in each grade distribution (e.g., 1000-900 points = A).
3) You mention that emails and phone calls will be returned within 24 hours. I would be wise to make a statement to the effect that emails and calls will be returned between Monday and Friday; unless you plan to monitor your calls during the weekend.
Please uncheck the "pass/fail" option so that the course is always degree-applicable (letter grade).