Department of Management, Marketing, and Information Systems
The University of Tennessee at Martin
This web page constitutes my official INFS 205 Course Syllabus, and was last modified (excluding calendar edits and announcements) on November 18, 2014. If you wish to have a printed copy of this syllabus, please print from your web browser. I reserve the right to modify my class policies at any time, and to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. If there are any discrepancies between this syllabus and campus/college/departmental policy, the higher authority takes precedence, of course.
Description: This class provides an introduction to office applications with emphasis on spreadsheet and database application skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Pre or Co-Requisites: None.
Textbook and Materials:
SAM 2013 (online resource), with text New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course (Shaffer/Carey/Parsons/Oja/Finnegan).
See bookstore to purchase an access code and e-book.
Electronic bundle: ISBN 9781285734255: SAM 2013 and e-book
Alternative printed bundle: ISBN 9781285725918: printed text w/SAM 2013
Objectives in INFS 205 are geared to ensure student knowledge in the following areas:
Tuesday/Thursday Class: This class section has been set up to be primarily "online" (working on your own using SAM 2013) with class time devoted to covering the highlights and assisting with questions. Class time on Tuesdays and Thursdays will cover approximately the same material.
Online Only Class: This class section has been set up to be entirely "online" (working on your own using SAM 2013) with no actual in-class time.
Blackboard will NOT be used for my sections of INFS 205. ALL submitted material will be SAM 2013.
"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a
disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or
Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."
Policies (Grading, etc)
Late assignments are not accepted. Complete them early enough to avoid any last-minute issues.
Assignments may be re-submitted up to the maximum allowable attempts, up to the due date/time. Highest attempt counts.
Assignments include: #1,2,3 for Word, #1,2,3,4 for Excel, #1,2 for PowerPoint, #1,2,3 for Access, for a total of 12 assignments.
There is no exemption from the final exam.
The final exam will consist of 3 assignments (1 Word, 1 Excel, 1 Access) which must be completed within a limited amount of time, on a specific exam day.
Apply to scale: 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D, 59% and below=F.
A "no show" will be reported for Tuesday/Thursday unless (1) you attend the first class meeting, or (2) you complete the setup/enrollment of your SAM 2013 account, by 3 pm on Friday, September 5.
A "no show" will be reported for Online Only unless you complete the setup/enrollment of your SAM 2013 account (or communicated to me your plans to soon do so) by 3 pm on Friday, September 5.
Please be aware that the SAM 2013 system tracks the origin of submitted documents. Submissions flagged as violations are not accepted.
(731) 881-7890 (Office of Information Technology Services)
102 Crisp Hall (Computer Center)
Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scheduling of appointments is highly recommended.
"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."