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                             Wayland Baptist University – Fairbanks Campus
                                       Exit Seminar: Grad 4101
                                                     Winter Term 2010-2011

         Instructor:                        Dr. John Copeland
         Contact Information:               Phone: w - 377-4398; cell - 978-5768

         Hours Available:                   By appointment

         Class Location:                    First Baptist Church, North Pole – Corner of
                                            Richardson Hwy and 5th St., North Pole

         Class Dates/Time:                  Day: Mondays –November 8, 15, 29; 6pm-10pm

     NOTE: ALL Non-resident (Distance) students not living in the Fairbanks Campus area Must Take
GRAD 4101 on-line through Virtual Campus.

     exists to educate students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian
     environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and

III. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 15-clock hour seminar is required of all students seeking
      a BSOE degree from one of the University‟s external campuses. This course must be
      completed during the final semester prior to graduating and includes all post-testing
      required for the degree. Students completing the course will receive one semester hour of
      credit. This course may satisfy the requirement for GRAD 0001, Senior Seminar.

IV. PREQUISITE: The final semester senior enrolling in the Grad 4101 course must have
     completed 90% of their BSOE degree program including,
         ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302; RLGN 1301 and RLGN 1302, and
         Completion of 80% in the declared major section (10 of 12 courses)
     If a student has not reached this status, then entry into GRAD 4101 is only by consent of
     the Campus Executive Director/Dean, Dr. John Copeland.

   A. Course text: None
   B. Supplemental text: Publication Manual of the American Psychological
       Association(APA), 5th ed.

VI. NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS: ALL Non-resident (Distance) students not living in the
Fairbanks Campus area Must Take GRAD 4101 on-line through Virtual Campus.

    A. Portfolio project -------------------------------------------------------------------- 40%

    B.    Interview (paper to be sent to instructor via BlackBoard)--------------- 30%

  C. Testing (completion of exams, not exam scores) ------------------------- 30%

      Each student enrolled in the Exit Seminar will complete post-testing during the term enrolled. All post-
      testing results are used for institutional research. The scores generated from these post-tests are used
      to analyze general trends in external campus students. Therefore, no grades are issued on post-tests.
      The following post-tests are administered during the Exit Seminar:

       1. ETS/MAPP Exam – Due DECEMBER 10, 2010: This is a nationally standardized examination that
          covers basic academic areas such as science, math, social science, history, etc. This test is taken
          on-line. Instructions are attached in Appendix 2.

       2. Major/Field Exam - Due DECEMBER 10, 2010: These exams cover basic competencies for each
          major. The Business (including Health Care Admin and Management majors), Occupational
          Education, and Human Services major/field exams will be taken via BlackBoard.

      All seniors enrolled in the Exit Seminar [GRAD 4101] course must complete the
      “Graduating Student Survey.” This survey is available on-line at: (between „faculty‟ and the
      word „and‟, and between the word‟ and‟ and the word „staff‟ are underline marks ( _).
      Once the survey is completed a „CONFIRMATION‟ sheet appears. Print this page from
      the web-site, print your name and sign your name, on the CONFIRMATION sheet, and
      turn the sheet in as a part of your portfolio. This is a MANDATORY requirement for all
      Exit Seminar Seniors. You do NOT turn this in apart from your Portfolio, but whether
      you completed this on time can be tracked.

      1. Write a 4-5 page paper relating the process and content of an interview you the
         student conduct with a person who hires employees for an organization. This paper
         should be submitted to the instructor through the blackboard Digital Drop Box in

        2. Post a 1 page summary of the most important information you, the student, gained
           from this interview on the class Discussion Board in BlackBoard.

        3. Read at least (3) interview summaries posted by other students to see 1) what
           they found important, and 2) if their findings were similar to your own.

        The student will demonstrate personal, professional, and socio-religious
        development while completing their baccalaureate degree program. To achieve this
        overarching objective the student will successfully develop a Graduate Portfolio
        which will include the following elements:

          1. Cover sheet with an Author’s Statement of Authenticity

          2. A table of contents page (if warranted by use of tabs, appendix, etc)

          3. Portfolio Purpose Statement

          4. Notification of Use of Grad 4101 Final Project

          5. Graduating Student Survey; Signed Confirmation Slip(see item VII)

          6. Personal Vision and Mission Statement
              Professional Vision and Mission Statement

           7. Reflective Paper (8-10 pages) an eight to ten page paper, in APA 5th edition format,
               reflecting on the academic development YOU experienced at Wayland Baptist
               University. This paper should deal with the following topics:
                   a. Introduction giving a student‟s background and academic history

                   b. Analysis of two to three academic areas where personal growth occurred as
                      a result of course work completed at this campus.

                   c. Analysis of two to three academic areas where professional growth
                      occurred as a result of course work completed at this campus.

                   d. Analysis of two to three academic areas where socio-religious growth
                      occurred as a result of course work completed at this campus.

                   e. Analysis of two to three areas that were perceived as weaknesses within this
                      campus‟ administrative and/or academic programs. Make recommended
                      suggestions to potentially resolve each weakness identified.

                   f.   Analysis of two to three areas that are perceived as strengths within this
                        campus’ administrative and/or academic programs.

                   g. (1) page, bulleted, loose leaf summary of strengthens / weaknesses –
                        INCLUE this in the Portfolio, but DO NOT physically attach (staple, clip,
                        glue or tape it) to the pages of the portfolio.

IX. GRADING: The Instructor will assess each student‟s Academic Portfolios on a CREDIT (CR)
     or NO CREDIT (NCR) grade method. A student who achieves a score of 70% or greater will
     be issued a grade of CREDIT (CR). A grade of less than 70% will be issued a grade of NO
     receives a NCR grade must re-register for the next GRAD 4101 course. A grade of “I” or
     INCOMPLETE will NOT be given to any student whose course work has not been turned in
     by the end of the semester. That student will simply have to reapply and pay for the course

     again. Failure to complete this course may result in a delay of a student‟s graduation.

      External Campus Attendance Policy: Students enrolled at one of the University's external campus should
      make every effort to attend all class meetings. All absences must be explained to the instructor, who will
      decide whether the omitted work may be made-up. When a student reaches a number of absences
      considered by the instructor to be excessive, the instructor will so advise the student, and file an
      Unsatisfactory Progress report with the Fairbanks Campus Executive Director/Dean.

       WBU Catalog: Any student who misses twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the regularly
       scheduled class meetings will receive a grade of “F” (or NCR for the Grad 4101 course) for the
       course (WBU Catalog, 2010-2011, page 88).***** Therefore, no absences are possible in the GRAD
       4101 Exit Seminar due to (1) absence being greater than 25%.***


      Due Dates                 Testing Due:             Other Assignments Due:
                                                               Instructor will:
                                                         1. Conduct a Degree Plan
                                    None                   Audit Review for each
 November 8, 2010
                                                        2.Review course syllabus
                                                       and graduation requirements
                               (a) ETS/MAPP
                            (b) Field/Major Exam
 December 10, 2010                                     Taken on-line in BlackBoard
                          (c) Graduating Student
                                                       (a) Interview Assignment –
                                                       posted in BB/Safe
                                                       (b) 1 page Summary- posted
 January 7, 2011                    None               in BB/Discussion Board
                                                       (c) Read (3) other summaries
                                                       and comment in
                                                       BB/Discussion Board

                                                       Portfolio must be completed
 January 28, 2011                   None
                                                        and turned in for grading.


  a. Notice to Students Experiencing Disabilities: It is the University‟s policy that no otherwise qualified
     disabled person be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination
     under any educational program or activity in this University. If a student has an impairment that requires
     additional accommodations by the instructor and/or the University, please inform the instructor at the
     beginning of the first class session.

  b. Academic Honesty: “University students are expected to conduct themselves according to the highest
     standards of academic honesty. Academic misconduct for which a student is subject to penalty includes
     all forms of cheating, such as illicit possession of examinations or examination materials, forgery, or
     plagiarism. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work of another as one‟s own work. It is the student‟s
     responsibility to be familiar with penalties associated with plagiarism stated in the catalog.” (WBU
     Catalog, 2010-2011, page 88). The penalty for cheating in any form in this class will result in a maximum
     penalty of failure of the course. If cheating is a repeat offense, more severe penalties apply.

                    Appendix 1: Graduation Requirements
Graduation Ceremonies: The Fairbanks Campus conducts two graduation
ceremonies per year: One ceremony occurs in the month of October, and the
second ceremony occurs in the month of April / May. A combined base joint
military graduation is often held in the Spring, usually in the month of May. This
graduation usually occurs after our Wayland graduation and is optional for our
students. You may choose to have this later graduation serve as your official
graduation and receive your diploma then, if you choose.
 Application for Graduation Deadline Dates: A completed Application for
Graduation form must be received at the Fairbanks WBU office no later than 13
weeks prior to the scheduled graduation date. The matrix below indicates the
application deadlines.
                                Spring 2011
                            December 7, 2010
 (Application must
  be in Plainview,
 Texas by this date)
  Graduation Dates             April 28, 2011

Posting Date: The matrix presented below indicates what term all academic
  requirements must be completed to qualify for the indicated graduation:

                               Spring 2011
 Term all academic
                         Last Scheduled Day of
 requirements must
                         Winter Term 2010-2011
    be completed
  End of Term Date          February 12, 2011

Transfer Credit (credit other than WBU courses): All transfer credits from
   other colleges or universities, or CLEP and DANTES score reports that apply
   towards an AAS or BSOE degree plan must be received by a Fairbanks WBU
   office no later than the posting dates given above.
Financial Obligations: In order to receive a diploma all financial obligations
   must be paid in full. Student account inquiries will be made to your Academic
   advisor or Mrs. Kerry Kirby at the Eielson AFB office. For student accounts
   that are not paid-in-full, the diploma and WBU transcript are held at External
   Programs. Once the account is cleared the diploma / transcript are released

   for issue.
WBU Criteria for Graduating with “Honors”: A graduating student must meet
  the three criteria listed below to qualify for Honors:
   a. (60) semester hours or more of graded course credits that apply towards
      a bachelor level degree and are applied to your transcript;
   b. An accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher for ALL
      graded course work, both from transferred and WBU graded courses
      accepted onto the WBU transcript;
   c. ... and a WBU grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher for all Wayland
        course work.
   NOTE: Those students who achieve honors status will be notified prior to the
   ceremony and acknowledged during the issuing of diplomas. In addition, they
   will be issued an Honors Cord and Honors Certificate. NOTE: Students with
   a final GPA of 3.99 to 4.0 graduate ‘With Distinction’.
   Students with 60+ WBU hours may qualify for „Latin Honors‟ (cum laude,
   magna cum laude, or summa cum laude).
Graduation Regalia: The graduation cap and gown is part of the cost covered
   by the graduation application fee. Graduation regalia normally arrive 6-8
   weeks prior to graduation. Students will be contacted by your Academic
   Advisor when regalia are available for pick-up from your WBU office.
Graduation Invitations / Announcements: Students may purchase graduation
   announcements. You, the student, will be provided with a Graduation
   Invitation order form and information pertaining to the manner / time in which
   orders need to be placed. This order is to be turned into a WBU office for
   processing, and the invitations will normally arrive 6-8 weeks prior to
   graduation. Students will be contacted by their Academic Advisor when the
   invitations are available for pick-up from the WBU office.
Class Rings: Rings are ordered from either Jostens or Herff-Jones. Also,
   Jostens has a web site at and Herff-Jones has a
   Website at
   There are at least (5) different styles of rings for men and (6) different styles
   of rings for women. Rings range in price from approximately $350 to $1,000.

 The Fairbanks Campus staff do their very best to supply information to seniors
 concerning graduation requirements and ceremony activities. As a candidate
 for graduation you can also help us. Ensure that the address and telephone
 numbers we have are current. Also, ensure you follow-up on any transfer
 credit requests that are being sent to the Fairbanks offices. Finally, when in
 doubt call your Academic Advisor or Dr. John Copeland, Executive
 Director/Dean of the Fairbanks Campus

                Appendix 2: ETS Exam Proficiency Profile

NOTE: The Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress
(MAPP) has been renamed to the ETS Proficiency Profile. This is a
recent change, and as a result there is some wording that refers to
the test as the MAPP. Please follow the instructions below to
complete the abbreviated multiple-choice and essay tests.

What is the ETS Proficiency Profile?
The Proficiency Profile test is an assessment tool used to measure college-level
reading, mathematics, writing, and critical thinking in the context of the
humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Why we use the ETS Proficiency Profile?
The Proficiency Profile test is designed to assess general education outcomes,
so universities may improve the quality of instruction and learning. It focuses on
the academic skills developed through general education courses rather than on
the knowledge acquired about the subjects taught in these courses. This exam
is published by ETS (Educational Testing Service) and is taken by students at
many universities across the nation.

How is the test structured?
The Abbreviated test consists of 36 questions administered in a single 40-minute
testing session. This multiple choice test is administered in a secure browser in
which students cannot perform other functions. All key board functions that are
not essential to the completion of the test are disabled, and any attempt to
access these functions will result in the student being automatically ejected from
the testing session. You will also be required to complete an essay which is
scored on a six-point scale. The essay is administered in a 30-minute testing
session, but is preceded by a tutorial that can take up to 15 minutes.

       All graduating students are required to complete two
       tests; the abbreviated multiple choice test and an essay.

What is the Student‟s Responsibility?
Students are expected to give a good faith effort in taking this assessment so
that it will accurately reflect their academic skills. The Proficiency Profile is
scored based on the number of questions answered correctly. There is no
penalty for guessing, so students should try to answer every question, yet they
should try to do their best. The test scores will not affect eligibility for graduation;
however, completion of this test is a graduation requirement.

What do I need to bring to the ETS Proficiency Profile test?
Please bring a #2 pencil with a good eraser. You may use a four-function,
scientific or non-graphing calculator; however, math questions can be answered
without a calculator. Scratch paper will provided by your test proctor.

How do students get their scores?
Score reports are available as soon as the test is completed.

Who do I contact if I still have questions about the ETS Proficiency Profile

    Please contact the test administrator from your campus if you have questions
    about the test.

    What if I am having trouble logging into the test?
    Technical support is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm EST by
    sending an e-mail to or at 1-800-514-8491. If you
    call during those times you should choose option 3 in the phone menu. After
    those times, you should choose the option for Emergency Support to get the
    After Hours Support Group. That should be option 4 in the phone menu. After
    that you will probably have to confirm this by pressing #. You can reach us by
    calling 1-800-514-8490. The student should typically receive a response within
    an hour during the above hours. Please report any technological problems to
    your instructor via email immediately.
    System Requirements are shown below. The student should click on the Center
    Check link on the Log In screen to verify that their PC meets the system

    Computer Hardware/Software Requirements
    In order to access the ETS Proficiency Profile student interface, your computer
    must meet the following requirements:

      Computer                   Requirements
      Operating System           Windows 98, XP, NT and 2000
      Internet Browser           Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater
      Internet Connection        High Speed
      Screen Resolution          1024 x 768

    Accessing the Testing Site

    Step 1: to access the Login Screen. Before launching the
    browser please close all applications.

    Step 2: Download the MAPP Browser - click run twice

    Step 3: Enter session number provided by the test proctor and click Submit.
    Remember to include the dash (“-“). A second log in screen will display.
   Fairbanks: 2010-2011 DL Abbreviated Form         Session Number: 12971-9299253
    Fairbanks: 2010-2011 DL Essay                    Session Number: 12969-9299245

    Step 4: Enter email address and click on the radio button next to “No, I have not
    logged in before” and then click submit

    Step 5: Complete the student information page. You must have your student ID
    or social security number in order to take this assessment. As part of the student
    information page, you will be asked to create a password to access the test. You

can use any combination of letters and numbers in your password.

**Please indicate which campus you are attending and what degree you are
seeking. This information is vital for reporting purposes. These are the last
two questions on the student information page**

Step 6: The Welcome screen will display. This screen will display the title of the
test that the student will be taking, along with the Start Online link. To start, click
this link.

Step 7: General direction and information screens will then display. These
screens provide the student with information about the test and what to do if they
experience a problem. Read all instructions then click on the Next button in the
lower right-hand corner, the Tutorial screen will display. The tutorial allows
students to become familiar with the test-taking interface. The tutorial has a time
limit of 15 minutes and is not scored.

Step 8: Once the student exits the sample test, the test will start. We strongly
recommend that students complete the sample test in order to make them
comfortable with the online testing experience.

Step 9: Repeat step 4-8 to complete the Essay test.

Please note: The Exit button will end the test and score it. Do not use this button
until you are ready to end and score the test.

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