Students are introduced to the unique dynamics of substance use among adolescent populations. Students gain foundational knowledge about adolescent development, substance use trends and prevalence among adolescent populations. Risk and protective factors are explored that impact adolescent substance use, and systems of care for this unique group.
This course has been added to the Graduate Certificate in Drug an Addiction Studies as one of the courses that can be counted toward the certificate. It has been taught successfully, as SOWK 768, and will be reflected in the Graduate Bulletin for the Program, as SOWK 751, a permanent number. The program change was approved last year. The content of the course is critical for school social workers, addiction specialists who work with youth. Children and youth have unique characteristics that make this knowledge critical when developing both prevention and treatment programs.
Please include a statement a regarding accessibility of course material in the Provisions for Course Content Interactions section of the proposal. Here are examples you can modify and use:
Accessibility Statement Example 1The professor will meet with an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence (or department/college ID staff) to ensure that the course materials posted on Blackboard incorporate basic accessibility features. The course syllabus includes an accessibility statement that encourages students with disabilities to register with the Office of Student Disability services; should a student with a registered disability enroll in the course, the professor will work with the Office to make any additional accommodations appropriate to that student’s needs.
Accessibility Statement Example 2All documents including syllabus and description of assignments will be provided in both accessible Word and PDF formats. For instance, documents will have proper headings, alternative text, and properly labeled links where necessary. Likewise, PowerPoint slides will be made accessible by providing alternative text where necessary, ordering textboxes and other recommended ways of making PPTs accessible. Recorded lectures (if a part of the course) will be accompanied with transcripts in accessible Word and PDF formats.
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How will you handle "security" for the midterm and final exams to ensure that it is the named student actually taking the exam and also not sharing the contents of the exam with others?
Specify the date of the midterm exam.
Syllabus does not address the reviewer question:
I'm sorry I didn't mention it earlier, but, I also don't see any mention of contact time with students (e.g., some sort of accounting for 700 minutes per credit hour--the INDEV website gives more helpful examples of how to do this for 100% asynch. classes.
Contact time issue needs to be addressed.
Midterm and Final exams as well.
I am confused about the degree to which the class is offered in an synchronous format (100% in one statement and 80% in another). I would like clarification. Students may desire the same.