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MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE - OFFICE SYLLABUS Course: Introduction to MS Office Credits: 3 Department Number: 103 Subject Abbreviation:

Compsw Class Meets: Online Instructor: Ann Lucht Office: MATC South Campus, A209F 6665 S. Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154 Phone number: (414) 571-4507 Office Hours: It is best to make an appointment. I am generally available M-Th 9 am to 2 pm Fax number: All assignments should be E-mail: luchta@matc.edu Only checked once per WEEKDAY, usually before 8 submitted via e-mail (But if you send a fax be a.m. Use Office and your section number as subject (the section number is 3 sure to include my name & your name on a digits ending with I and listed on your schedule). If you dont receive a response to cover page.) (414) 571-4541- fax number a non-assingment/test message within 24 hrs. I did not receive your e-mail. Resend your message AND phone me. Course Description: This course provides an overview of software applications including a brief introduction to computer concepts and MS Windows basics. Units of instruction include Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. In combination with Compsw 107(Intermediate MS Office), this is a good course which will help prepare the student to take the MS Office User Specialist (MOS) exam. Prerequisites: Self-starter, computer access, current e-mail account & knowledge to use it efficiently, familiar with WWW, access to all course software. ADA Statement: If you have a disability that impacts your classroom performance and wish to request an accommodation, contact the Center for Special Needs at (414) 297-6838. They may require documentation regarding your disability to enable them to comply with your request. Admission of a disability is voluntary and will be handled in a confidential manner. MATC does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities and fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To ensure your academic success in this program, you are strongly encouraged to provide your instructor with a copy of the Instructor Notification Form from the Center for Special Needs. Textbook: GO! With Microsoft Office 2010 Volume 1 by Gaskin, Ferrett, Vargas, and McLellan. Published by Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 0132454467. Save your receipt. Supplies: Removable Storage A USB flash drive works best Software (usage is required for completing assignments) Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows. If you do not use this software you will encounter problems during the course. The Mac version is not identical to the Windows version. Students who have tried completing the course using the Mac version have found it easier to locate another computer with the Windows version and use it for the duration of the course. Some features required for assignments and tests may not be available in the Mac version and points may be lost. The instructor does not have access to the Mac version and will not be able to assist with any Mac related questions or issues. NOTE: MS Access is a unit in this course. Not all versions of MS Office include the Access program. If the computer you plan to use for assignments does not have the course software you will need to locate a computer that does have the software loaded. Check your computer immediately to ensure you have the Access software. MATC has four locations each with computer labs (Academic Support Centers). The labs (Academic Support Centers) do have the course software available for your use. For lab locations and hours of operation go to: http://www.matc.edu/student/resources/asc.html . During Summer Session not all labs are open. If you are outside the MATC area you will need to locate a computer on your own. Using MS Office 2010 software is required, however, purchasing the software is not required. Class Schedule: Use the Class Schedule button to view the schedule that includes due dates. Changes will be posted on the Announcements page in Blackboard. Course Goals: *To describe microcomputer hardware, system software, *To use MS Excel to create spreadsheets and application software *To use MS Access to create databases *To use the Windows graphic user interface *To use MS PowerPoint to create presentations *To use MS Word to create documents Course Competencies: See attached competencies. Course Number: 106 Section Number: Per Schedule

MATC Core Abilities


The Core Abilities are skills that allow students to continually adapt and learn. They have been called employability skills, soft skills, and professional attributes. You may not be tested for all of the Core Abilities directly, but you will demonstrate or apply them to complete lessons or to improve skills. The Core Abilities and indicators are listed below, and the ones you will be focusing on in this course are checked.

Core Abilities
Communicate Effectively a. Use effective oral communication skills b. Use effective written communication skills c. Apply standard rules of language structure, including grammar and spelling d. Listen actively to others e. Derive meaning from text f. Communicate in a bias-free manner g. Support viewpoints with evidence Collaborate with Others a. Demonstrate respect in relating to people b. Cooperate and resolve conflicts effectively c. Participate in shared problem solving Respect Diversity a. Acknowledge personal prejudices and biases b. Appreciate perspectives of people outside own background/culture c. Work collaboratively with persons from other backgrounds/cultures d. Demonstrate sensitivity to global issues Demonstrate Responsibility a. Attend classes as scheduled b. Turn in quality work c. Adhere to safety rules and regulations d. Act professionally to fulfill job duties within chosen field e. Demonstrate flexibility and self-directedness in learning f. Acknowledge a responsibility to the global community (cultural, economic, environmental, political) g. Practice environmental sensitivity in profession Think Critically a. Differentiate between fact and fiction b. Consider other viewpoints and perspectives c. Present logical arguments d. Evaluate sources of information to solve problems Utilize Technology a. Use technology to communicate b. Solve problems using technology c. Use appropriate technology to manage information d. Recognize the impacts of technology Apply Math and Science a. Apply math concepts and principles appropriately b. Apply scientific concepts and principles appropriately c. Interpret meaning from quantitative data d. Interpret meaning from scientific data

Applies to Course ()

Please note in the sections below the term assignment includes any and all required coursework such as tests and quizzes. Methods Textbook and lecture readings, hands-on assignments, tests. Due dates are strictly enforced. Assignments - 1 quiz to be done on a computer and approximately 25 written and/or hands-on chapter project assignments (see Assignment Note below) using the assigned software (Word 2010, Excel 2010, Access 2010, PowerPoint 2010). If you have different software you will have problems. Check your software version using the File tab to the left of the Home tab, Help, and the version info will display on the right. (If you have an Office Button you dont have 2010; you have Office 2007.) Assignments/tests will be submitted via e-mail as attachments in most instances. Know how to attach files with your e-mail application. Be sure to use the correct subject line Office your section number assignment/test name. Be sure to check the Tentative Class Schedule for any additions or modifications to the basic assignment instructions. BE SURE TO SAVE COPIES OF ALL ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS until you receive your final course grade. Sometimes e-mail messages are not sent/received properly. If you have saved a copy of your assignment/test you can simply re-send the assignment/test and not have to completely re-do the assignment. Due dates are strictly enforced and late assignments/tests receive no credit. ASSIGNMENT NOTE: You must be at a computer when you read the textbook chapters. Each chapter has two parts referred to as Projects A and B. You are required to submit each chapter project as proof that you read and worked through each chapter. Ten points will be earned for each project submitted. If you have questions or would like a detailed review of a project include that in your e-mail submission. Due dates are strictly enforced and late assignments/tests receive no credit. You must use the course software to complete assignments and tests. MATC campuses all have computer labs available. For locations and hours go to: http://www.matc.edu/TecHELP/labs.html. During Summer Session not all labs are open. Tests - 4 hands-on tests; one after each application software. Due dates are strictly enforced and late submissions will receive no credit. The instructor reserves the right to adjust the above methods during the semester. Announcements of any adjustments will be made on the Blackboard Announcements page. It is your responsibility to frequently check the Blackboard Announcements page for any announced adjustments. Attendance This is an online course that does not require a physical attendance. However, DISCIPLINE IS REQUIRED You are responsible for completing all course requirements. If you miss a due date, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor, in advance if possible, to discuss the situation. This is NOT a self-paced course. You must submit the policy quiz, assignments, and tests by the due dates listed on the Class Schedule in order to receive credit. Due dates are strictly enforced. Reminder - Each unit will require at least five hours of student preparation (reading and working through the chapter pages and completing and submitting the Project A & B assignments). The Student Syllabus Receipt assignment must be returned to your instructor that indicates you understand course requirements and grading. Due dates are strictly enforced. Punctuality in assignment and test submissions is expected of all students. Due dates are strictly enforced. Be sure to include your real name in the e-mails you send to me. Often e-mail addresses do not clearly identify a person. If your name is not in the e-mail message you will receive no points for the assignment/test. I suggest you create a signature that is automatically attached to your e-mail messages. Since all e-mail programs are

not the same you will have to explore the available options of your e-mail program to locate the create signature feature. If assignments and tests are not submitted by the due date you will not receive credit for your work and you may be dropped from the course. (See the Instructor Recommended Withdrawal section below.) I will e-mail your assignment or test grade within 4-5 days of the due date. If you do not receive an e-mail from me stating your assignment or test grade it is an indication that I did not receive the assignment/test. Immediately re-send the assignment/test with an explanatory note AND telephone me at my office number (414571-4507). The last date students may withdraw from a class is two weeks before the end of a regular semester. During Summer Session the last date is one week before the end of the session. To withdraw from a class the student should go to any MATC Records & Registration office for a withdrawal form. INSTRUCTOR RECOMMENDED WITHDRAWAL - You may be dropped for absenteeism when: 1. You do not submit 3 consecutive assignments. (For example: You do not hand in 3 assignments in a row.) This includes the policy quiz and tests. 2. Your total assignments not submitted are greater than 6. (For example: You do not had in 2 assignments, then hand in the next 2 assignments, then do not hand in the next assignment, and then hand in the next 3 assignments, and then do not hand in the next 4 assignments. Total missing assignments = 7 and you will be dropped.) This includes the policy quiz and tests. 3. You have not submitted any assignments/tests/quiz during days 1 through 10 of the semester (not applicable to Open Entry). Evaluation Approximate Grade Breakdown Assignments (Syllabus Receipt; Chapter Projects A & B) approximately 245 points Policy Quiz approximately 19 points Tests approximately 200 points Total approximate points 464 52.8% 4.1% 43.1% 100.0%

NOTE: Over half of your grade comes from assignments. Be sure to complete and submit all assignments on time so you receive credit. You will NOT pass the course simply by passing the tests. Due dates are strictly enforced. Grades are based on total points earned by the student. Total points are earned through the completion of assignments, tests, and other assigned work. All course work must be completed. These points are converted to letter grades using the following percentages: 94.0% - 100.0% 90.0% - 93.99% 87.0% - 89.99% 84.0% - 86.99% 80.0% - 83.99% 77.0% - 79.99% A AB+ B BC+ 74.0% - 76.99% 70.0% 73.99% 67.0% - 69.99% 64.0% - 66.99% 60.0% - 63.99% 0.0% - 59.99% C CD+ D DU

By keeping a running total of the points you earn and of the possible points you are able to determine your letter grade at any point during the semester. You can use my Web page to estimate your letter grade: http://ecampus.matc.edu/luchta/classes/JavaTestPage.htm Or you can manually estimate your letter grade. To manually estimate your letter grade: 1) Add up your total points earned to date.

2) Multiple the total possible points to date by the percentage that corresponds to each letter grade (Possible Points x the % = the minimum points needed for that letter grade). This gives you the minimum points required for that letter grade. 3) Compare your total points earned to date to the minimum points required to determine where your points earned land on the grade scale. This will be your letter grade. FOR EXAMPLE: Points Earned 8.0 2.5 5.0 37.0 52.5 Possible Points 10 10 10 50 80

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80 possible points x 67.0% = 53.6 minimum points for D+ 80 possible points x 64.0% = 51.2 minimum points for D 80 possible points x 60.0% = 48.0 minimum points for DThis student has earned 52.5 points to date. Their 52.5 points are less than 53.6 and more than 51.2 so their letter grade is D at this point in time. The instructor's grade book is the official record of points earned. SAVE all graded work to verify points earned. In your E-mail program create a Graded folder. When you receive your assignment/test grade via an e-mail from me simply move the message into the Graded folder. I suggest you also keep copies of all your assignments and tests. Periodically the technology breaks down and having a backup copy of your assignment/test allows you to resend it and will save you hours of time re-doing the work. If you have submitted an assignment/test and no grade displays after 4-5 days this may indicate that I never received your assignment/test. Please re-send the assignment/test immediately with an explanatory note AND telephone me to make me aware of the situation. Instructional Policies I expect you to read all course documents, the textbook, Class Schedule, and assignment instructions thoroughly. I expect you to be officially registered for the course with tuition payments made on time. I expect you to have the textbook within two days after the start of the class. For Open Entry students that register after the official start date you should have the textbook within two days after you register for the course. I expect you to work without supervision and submit assignments & tests on time. Be sure to save the Class Schedule. Due dates are strictly enforced and late assignments or tests will earn no credit. I expect you to check your e-mail daily, your MATC e-mail account and any personal e-mail account(s). I expect you to have access to a working computer with the course software. If you do not, or you experience problems with your computer or Internet service I expect you to arrange time to complete your work in a MATC computer lab (Academic Support Center). There are four campuses throughout the city. If you are outside the MATC area you will need to locate on your own a computer with the course software. Computer problems will not be an acceptable excuse for late assignments or tests. You will need to locate another computer to complete assignments/tests on if you are having hardware, Internet, or software problems. During Summer Session not all labs are open. I expect you to save copies of all assignments & tests until you receive your final course grade.

I suggest you save all graded assignments, tests, and e-mails you send to me until you receive your final course grade. I expect you to notify me immediately of any problems (course concepts, hardware issues, Internet problems, missing grades, major illness, family emergencies, deaths in the family, etc.). Remember that e-mail is not the only way to contact me. Please phone for any issues that require prompt attention. You will need to locate another computer to complete assignments/tests on if you are having hardware, Internet, or software problems. I expect you to check the online grade book frequently at minimum once per week. If you have submitted an assignment/test and no grade displays after 4-5 days this may indicate that I never received your assignment/test. Please re-send the assignment/test immediately with an explanatory note AND telephone me to make me aware of the situation. I expect you to check the online gradebook weekly to verify points have been accurately entered. If you find an error you must notify the instructor within 7 days of the assignment/test due date in order to have the error corrected. No extra credit will be available for missed work. I will not accept late assignments/test. Assignments/tests are due on or before the date stated on the class schedule. Assignments/tests will be considered late and receive no credit if not submitted on time. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain information on tests and assignments from the Blackboard site. Be sure to read the Announcements page frequently and to scroll the page to ensure you see all new announcements. Announcements of school closings are made on Channel 10. Day classes 6 am 8 am, Evening classes 2 pm 6 pm, Saturday classes 6:45 am 8 am. NO make-up tests will be given. See, e-mail, or phone me BEFORE the test if problems arise, not afterwards, to make alternate arrangements. You MUST complete the Late Work Agreement Form (see last page) after contacting the instructor. NO make-up assignments will be given. See, e-mail, or phone me BEFORE the assignment is due if problems arise, not afterwards, to make alternate arrangements. You MUST complete the Late Work Agreement Form (see last page) after contacting the instructor. It is the student's responsibility to find out about assignments and tests before the assignment is due or the test is given. If a problem arises contact me to discuss the situation. You must give me a reason why you are unable to hand the assignment in on time or take the test at the regular time. You must ask my permission to make alternate arrangements for assignments or tests if problems arise. You MUST complete the Late Work Agreement Form (see last page) after contacting the instructor. I do not accept late assignments or tests without prior instructor approval. I try to check my e-mail on a regular basis during the week (Mon. Thurs.). If you need an immediate response leave a voice mail message on my office phone since I see that light flashing and will clear messages before leaving the office for the day. There is voice mail on my phone. Leave your name and phone number and I will know you tried to contact me but that I was not at my desk. I will phone you back as soon as possible. When you send me an e-mail message be sure to include an appropriate subject line that includes Office, your section number, assignment/test name or question/problem so your message does not get routed to a spam folder. Assignment grade replies will be sent within 4-5 days after the due date listed in the Class Schecule. For e-mails with questions or problems I try to reply within 24 hours Mondays. through Thursdays. If you do not

receive a reply within 24 hours (I try to respond to WEEKDAY [Mon.-Thurs.] e-mails within 24 hours) your message may not have been received. Please re-send the e-mail AND phone me. NOTE: review A Few Suggestions For Attending College for the basics of writing a professional e-mail. Remember that e-mail is not the only way to contact instructors. If you have an important issue it is better to phone or contact the instructor in person. If the instructor is not available leave a voice message on their phone or written note on their desk. For help with login problems with Blackboard, email, or INFOnline contact the MATC Help Desk at (414) 2976541 or helpdesk@matc.edu Problems in Blackboard AFTER login contact Pam Curtin at (414) 297-7986 or curtinp@matc.edu Student Complaint Procedure: Part of any education, as stated in the core abilities, is the ability to get along with others, including the instructor. Should there be cause for complaint; professionalism dictates to first bring such complaint to the instructor himself. If further action is warranted, see the associate dean of the business division at the appropriate campus. He or she will be able to direct what further action is necessary. If you have a disability or other special needs that will need accommodations please inform me. This will help your learning experience and avoid any confusion during the semester. If your situation changes during the semester keep me informed. The Department of Education requires colleges to develop and implement standards to evaluate a students academic progress. MATC has fulfilled this obligation by the provision of a framework for students experiencing academic difficulty. Standards for Academic Success will be applied to all students enrolled in certificate, diploma, apprentice, and degree programs. If students have failed to meet the Standards for Academic Success, students will receive written notification at the end of the semester. Determination of Academic Status is based on the credits earned at MATC and has the following minimum standards: GPA of 2.0 Course completion rate of 67% of credits attempted each term with grades of A, B, C, or D (W, U, and I are unacceptable). All MATC facilities with computers and other technologies are intended for academic purposes only. The professional personnel in these locations have the right to inform students of inappropriate use of the technology. Continued inappropriate use will result in removal from the area and disciplinary action. Your course work may require that you use library materials and services at some time during your studies. A CURRENT, VALID MATC ID CARD IS REQUIRED TO BORROW AND USE RESERVE MATERIALS FROM THE LIBRARY. ID cards are issued by the Student Services Division at each campus. Since the office which issues those cards is not open at all times, it is recommended that you acquire your card when you register or during the first two weeks of classes when the office is open for extended hours. Then you will be sure to have your ID card when you need it. Please refer to the MATC Student Handbook for detailed information on Student Conduct Expectations. Pay special attention to the section on academic dishonesty. The Student Handbook can be accessed through the MATC web site (www.matc.edu). Emergency/Evacuation Statement - Every Milwaukee Area Technical College building is equipped with a mass notification system that will be used by the Department of Public Safety to provide directions during an emergency. All classrooms are also equipped with an Emergency Response Guide which provides guidelines for dealing with emergencies. An electronic version of the guide is available at
http://matc.edu/public_safety/pdf/Emergency_Procedures_Guide.pdf

This course was developed by Ann Lucht and is copyrighted by MATC.

Course Outcome Summary - Introduction to MS Office


Competencies and Performance Standards
1. Identifying computer hardware, software and basic configurations of the personal computer. (optional) Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner identifies hardware components. o learner identifies the different kinds of software. o learner describes how to protect against computer viruses. Competence will be demonstrated: o in a written quiz or homework assignment. Creating Basic Word Documents. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner identifies the elements on the Word window. o learner navigates the Word window. o learner works with toolbars and ribbons. o learner distinguishes between various page views. o learner creates new Word document. o learner uses wordwrap to enter text. o learner saves Word document. o learner uses print preview and then prints Word document. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Word applications. Modifying a Word Document. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner opens and edits a Word document. o learner applies styles to a Word document. o learner uses Find and Replace to edit text. o learner uses Copy and Paste to modify text. o learner uses Spell Check on the document. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Word applications Applying Formats to a Word Document Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner changes document settings including margins, page orientation, page alignment, etc. o learner applies paragraph formatting including alignment, indentation, spacing before and after, line spacing, etc. o learner applies text formatting including bold, underline, italics, size, typeface, and color. o learner sets custom tabs. o learner uses Format Painter. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Word applications Creating Multiple-Paged Documents. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner inserts and formats page numbers. o learner creates headers and footers. o learner creates footnotes and/or endnotes. o learner inserts section breaks. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Word applications Using Special Features in Word. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner creates bulleted and numbered lists. o learner inserts and modifies clip art. o learner creates tables. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Word applications Creating a basic Excel worksheet. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner identifies the elements of the Excel workbook window.

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o learner navigates the Excel workbook window. o learner enters and edits data in a worksheet. o learner creates simple formulas. o learner saves a workbook. o learner uses print preview and then prints a worksheet. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Excel applications or creates individual Excel workbook. Modifying a worksheet. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner opens and edits an Excel worksheet. o learner inserts and deletes rows and columns in worksheet. o learner changes worksheet settings including margins, page orientation, page alignment, etc. o learner creates headers and footers for the worksheet. o learner adjusts column width and row height. o learner renames worksheet tabs. o learner copies and pastes cell contents. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Excel applications or creates individual Excel workbook. Applying Formats to an Excel worksheet. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner clears cell contents and formats. o learner formats text for alignment. o learner formats numbers in a cell. o learner formats cells in a worksheet including borders, color, etc. o learner uses Format Painter. o learner applies conditional formatting o learner applies text styles including bold, font size, and color. o learner centers cell entries across columns. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Excel applications or creates individual Excel workbook. Creating formulas and identify function arguments. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner identifies the function arguments and enters function into the worksheet. o learner uses different types of formula functions such SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, and MIN. o learner enters formulas using the point and click method. o learner uses AutoFill. o learner applies proper relative and absolute cell references in formulas. o learner uses the IF function to perform a logical test. o learner uses the DATE function to perform a logical test [i.e. =NOW(), =TODAY()]. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Excel applications or creates individual Excel workbook Creating charts based on Excel worksheet data. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner distinguishes between the different types of charts. o learner distinguishes between a chart embedded in a worksheet and one in a separate chart sheet. o learner creates charts with the Chart Wizard. o learner enhances charts with additional tools. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Excel applications or creates individual Excel workbook Defining database concepts. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner describes a database. o learner defines terminology for field, record, table. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Access applications or creates individual database. Creating an Access Database. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner identifies elements of the Microsoft Access window. o learner identifies table elements such as field types, field properties, and primary keys. o learner creates and modifies tables.

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o learner uses tools to locate records in a database. o learner prints records. o learner prints tables. o learner creates and prints simple forms. o learner creates and prints simple reports. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Access applications or creates individual database. Querying an Access database. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner states the purpose of a query to themselves o learner creates queries. o learner creates queries using compound criteria involving AND and Or. o learner creates calculations in queries. o learner understands the logical and comparison operators in a query o learner prints a query Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Access applications or creates individual database. Creating Access reports. Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner creates a report using the Report Wizard and/or Report Tool. o learner modifies a report. o learner prints a well-formatted report. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Access applications or creates individual database. Establishing table relationships in Access Criteria Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner defines a one-to-many relationship between one or more tables. o learner establishes referential integrity in relationships. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in Access applications or creates individual database. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: o learner identifies parts of the PowerPoint window. o learner creates, views, and edits a PowerPoint presentation. o learner formats a presentation including changing fonts, applying styles and bullets. o learner inserts and formats pictures and shapes. o learner inserts and formats tables. o learner inserts and formats charts. o learner applies slide transitions. o learner uses animation schemes. o learner sets effect and timing options. o learner prints PowerPoint slides, handouts, notes, outline. Competence will be demonstrated: o when student satisfactorily completes a performance-based assignments and/or test which measures proficiency in PowerPoint applications or creates individual database.

A FEW SUGGESTIONS FOR ATTENDING COLLEGE You'll be a more successful college student if you know some of your instructors' assumptions and expectations and some of the guidelines for good study: 1. Freedom and Responsibility - In college no one will chase after you to attend class, turn in assignments on time, or study. Some students perceive this apparently "free" atmosphere as an undemanding one - until the due date arrives. You must learn to manage your time and discipline yourself to study and do homework on your own. 2. Outside Work, Extra-curricular Activities, Other Responsibilities and School - Your instructors will assume that you have a full-time commitment to their courses. Don't expect your job or other activities and responsibilities to excuse you from not getting schoolwork completed on time. (Yes, a teacher thinks her/his class is the most important.) 3. Classroom Protocol, Manners, and Strategies: Appointments - Appointments of any type should be made during non-class hours. Unavoidable Planned Absence If work or family responsibilities require you to be absent from class you should discuss the reason with your instructor prior to your departure. All assignments & tests due during the absence should be completed & submitted prior to your departure. Lateness - This annoys instructors and distracts classmates. Entering late means you usually miss the introduction of the class and often may be marked absent. Instructors are required to record attendance. Be ON TIME FOR GUEST SPEAKERS - they could be a future employer. If You Are Late - Use common sense and be courteous. Enter & settle yourself quietly. Do Not: walk in front of the instructor sharpen your pencil ask a classmate what you missed ask the instructor to repeat material noisily open notebooks & shuffle papers Do: take a seat quietly near the door aisle pick up papers & handouts after class ask a classmate for notes after class come in even if you are late Computer & Printer Usage - Use only during lab times. Do not use during lectures, videos, speakers, etc. The noise of the keyboard and printer are very distracting. Usage is a very rude behavior.

Attention - Politeness and common sense dictate that when you are in class, you give that class your full attention. Instructors want you to enjoy class and actively participate. However, whispered conversations, giggling, side comments, or other distracting activities (e.g.: Internet surfing) are considered highly inconsiderate by both your classmates and the instructor. Note taking - Learn to take notes well. There are several Study Skills courses offered by the Liberal Arts Division. Exchange phone numbers with a classmate so you can share notes and get handouts if one of you is absent. 4. E-mail Any correspondence done using e-mail should follow proper business etiquette. Include a descriptive, concise subject line, a professional salutation (Mrs. Lucht not Yo, Ann), use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capital letters at the beginning of sentences, and include your full name at the end of the message. You should know how to attach files. If you are only sending an attachment you should still include a subject line, brief explanation, and your name. 5. Absences - Reserve these for sickness and real emergencies. Everyone gets sick during the semester. Don't just skip class to sleep late/leave early. You'll regret it later. (See drop policy on preceding pages also.) If you know you'll be out for more than two classes, inform your instructors so they don't drop you from the course. 6. Conferences With Instructors - If you've attended class regularly, studied the readings, and can't understand some of the material; consult the instructor during office hours. Most instructors would rather help you on a one-to-one basis unless the entire class is having difficulty with a lesson. 7. Pacing - The class work load increases as the semester nears the end. Plan to be swamped at the end of the semester. Remember to manage your time wisely. Don't put anything off, do it as soon as possible. 8. Grade Expectations -- More and Better - Those two words describe the differences between high school and college grading criteria. College instructors expect you to learn more and to learn better (comprehensively and analytically). In some high schools grading is based on polite behavior, punctuality in turning in work, class attendance, and neatness of work. In college these criteria are taken for granted. The real focus of the grade is the range and depth of your thinking. STUDENTS EARN GRADES - Instructors do not give grades. 9. Questions That Should Not Be Asked Of An Instructor: Did we do anything important in class today? We aren't doing anything in class today, are we? Will I miss anything important if I'm gone? What did I miss on _______________? Is it OK if I miss class on ___________? May I use your notes?

LATE WORK AGREEMENT FORM


I have contacted and discussed (in person, via phone, or via e-mail) with my instructor, Mrs. Ann Lucht, and agreed to the following arrangements regarding my late work. I, ________________________________________________, have late work from Mrs. Ann
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Luchts _______________________________________________________ class which


(name of course)

was due on ___________________________. For the following reason I need an extension:


(month/day/year)

______________________________________________________________________________ I will complete/hand in my ________________________________________________________


(name of assignment or Test number)

no later than ____________________ on ____________________________________________


(time - include am/pm) (month/day/year)

I understand that if I do not complete/hand in the assignment/Test by the above stated time and date I will not receive any credit for the assignment/Test.

________________________________________________ (student signature)

_________________________ (instructor signature)