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 23, 2015. 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 or facts, the higher authority takes precedence, of course.
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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:
On-Campus Class: This class section has been set up to be primarily "online" (working on your own using SAM 2013) with class time devoted to demonstrating the material and assisting with questions. There are 2 class times per week. Each class time of the same week will cover approximately the same material. If you attend both each week, you will see repeated information.
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. ALL material will be submitted through 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)
All assignments are due by the LAST DAY OF CLASS (prior to Exams), even if SAM 2013 shows a later due date.
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.
12 Assignments: WORD: #1,2,3. EXCEL: #1,2,3,4. POWERPOINT: #1,2. ACCESS: #1,2,3.
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 an On-Campus class unless you attend a class meeting within the no-show reporting period.
A "no show" will not be reported for Online Only, since there are no classroom meetings in which to take roll call.
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."