The development of science and technology and their roles in world civilizations from antiquity to the present.
The History Department is working to offer its Carolina Core courses in an online format. HIST 108, which statisfies both the GHS and VSR requirements, is in tremendous demand. Offering it as an online course will increase capcity, especially for students who wish to take it during the summer term.
I have already pioneered an online course for the History Department (HIST 478: Material Culture in the Digital Age), and so I am familiar with the requirements for fully online courses. I have successfully taught HIST 478 fully online four times.
Something strange appears to be happening - or not happening.
You should have been required to provide an updated syllabus as well as detailed information about the different student interactions, etc. When I try to edit your proposal I do not see anyplace to enter any of this. If you don't see them either, please contact Tena Crews in the Provost's Office to work through the technical issues.
I look forward to reviewing the complete proposal, and to having this approved to be offered in Summer 2017. I note that there are still 2 INDEV meetings in which their approval could be obtained. The deadlines to have materials submitted to iNDEV are Feb. 21 and March 21. Note that this means the proposal has to be in INDEV's queue by these dates.
The syllabus must include the official course description from teh Bulletin. It can include an extended and expanded Course Overview, but it still has to have the Bulletin's description.
Also, the description should not include any of the notes about Core fulfillment. This is a trivial edit, but you will have to decide if you want to have more than the description on the syllabus.
To be sure you have all of the required elements on your syllabus I encourage you to read http://www.sc.edu/policies/ppm/acaf203.pdf.
Deleted Core information from the Course Description.
HIST 108 needs to address the following concerns:
Summary of INDEV Comments for HIST 108
March 23, 2017
Corrections to the Syllabus for HIST 108:
o For example, what is expected, what is “substantial”, etc.
o How many is ‘multiple’ classmates that students need to respond to in the Discussion Comments
o Include a rubric for grading the Posts and the Comments
o Include information about ‘Netiquette’ for Discussions
o Change instances of all caps (‘OUT LOUD’) since this is ‘shouting’ in Netiquette
o For example, clearly state that if an assignment receives a grade of ‘A’, that would be a score of ‘4’, a ‘B’ would be ‘3’, etc. and then demonstrate the averaging/weighting
o Cannot include minutes for all 10 Writing Assignments if only 5 are required, so minutes need to be adjusted
o Since the Discussion Posts and the Discussion Comments are each graded components in the course (15% for Posts and 15% for Comments), there needs to be a separate activity listing for each Post and each Comment, and separate time allocations for each (now, the schedule just says ‘Discussion’…)
o Consider having separate due dates for each Post and then each Comment so that students have time to read each other’s posts and then reply, since they are required to respond to multiple classmates
o The minutes for WA #9 currently says 30 (not the 360 others have)
Please see the comments from INDEV.
Fixed hyperlink to SSC at very end of syllabus.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Will be added to the 2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin in February 2018.