This web page constitutes my official INFS 205 Course Syllabus, and was last
modified (excluding calendar edits and announcements) on September 6, 2018.
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.
The imbedded calendar below uses a free online service that, unfortunately, results in advertisements. I do not endorse any of the ads. You can avoid seeing them, in Firefox, by using the free Adblock Plus add-in which I personally use and recommend.
Textbook and Materials:
ISBN: 9781337113922 (SAM 365 & 2016 Assessments, Trainings, and Projects with 1 MindTap Reader)
Important: You MUST have access to Office 365 or Office 2016, complete with Microsoft Access.
Note that presently, Office 365 does not include Access. You will need to use a UTM computer with the desktop version of Office 2016 in order to complete Access assignments.
You cannot successfully complete this course without Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access 2016.
Additionally, you MUST use the Windows version of Office. The Macintosh version will not interface properly with the auto-grader.
Classroom demonstrations of the assignments will be done with (desktop version) Office 2016.
Faculty Contact Information:
Larry Holder (adjunct instructor)
Phone: (731) 881-7890 (Office of Information Technology Services)
Address: 102 Crisp Hall (Computer Center)
Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office Hours (for student visits): Scheduling of appointments is highly recommended.
Only SAM 2016's online resource is used. Canvas is not used (except for informative purposes).
Student Learning Outcomes/Objectives:
BSBA Learning Objectives related to the College Mission:
Course Specific Objectives related to Course Description:
Objectives in INFS 205 are geared to ensure student knowledge in the following areas:
Email is preferred. Most emails are responded to same day, except weekends.
For technical issues, contact the UTM Help Desk (www.utm.edu/helpdesk).
Section 002 (on-campus):
This class section has been set up to be primarily "online" (working on your own using SAM 2016) with class time devoted to demonstrating the material and assisting with questions. Every other class meeting (after the first one) will repeat the prior class meeting material, unless specified otherwise on the calendar below.
Section OL1 (online):
This class section is, of course, entirely online (working on your own using SAM 2016). I am available via email to help answer questions, normally with a 1-day turnaround. Please note that, if you happen to wish to do so, you are welcome to attend any on-campus class meeting (section 002), where I demonstrate the material and assist with questions. Refer to the calendar below for more info.
Calendar (you can also compare to past semesters):
Standard of Conduct (University):
When persons enroll in The University of Tennessee at Martin, they retain the rights and duties of a citizen. Additionally, they must assume the duties and observe the regulations imposed by the University community. Specific conduct attributes can be found at: www.utm.edu/departments/conduct/conduct.php.
Mission Statement (College):
Mission statement of the College of Business and Global Affairs
Ethics Statement (College):
Ethics statement of the College of Business and Global Affairs
Disability Services (University):
The University of Tennessee provides reasonable accommodations (academic adjustments and auxiliary aids) to ensure equal access to educational content and university programs for students with disabilities. Students who are eligible for and who request accommodations through the Disability Services office must provide instructors with a letter of accommodation. The Disability Services office is located in the Student Success Center, 203 Clement Hall, (731) 881-7605.