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                 Wayland Baptist University – Fairbanks Campus
                           Exit Seminar: Grad 4101
                                               Summer Term 2012

I. GENERAL INFORMATION:
   Instructor: Beth Durbin
   Contact Information: Phone: work – 377-4398; Home – 490-6023
    Email: wagnern@wbu.edu

   Hours Available: By appointment

   Class Location: Ft. Wainwright, Bldg. 1031, Rm. 8

   Class Dates/Time:          Day: Tuesday, May 29 & June 12; 6pm-10pm

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

II. WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT: Wayland Baptist University exists
     to educate students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment for
     professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind.

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. Nancy Wagner.

V. TEXTBOOK:
   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.

VII. GRADING WEIGHTS:
     A. Portfolio project -------------------------------------------------------------------- 40%

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

     C. Testing (completion of exams, not exam scores) ------------------------- 30%
 VIII. COURSE OUTCOME OBJECTIVES:
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A. POST-TESTING:
   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: June 30, 2012: 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: June 30, 2012: These exams cover basic competencies for each
      major. The Business (including Health Care Admin and Management majors), and
      Occupational Education/Applied Science, major/field exams will be taken via BlackBoard.

B. GRADUATING STUDENT SURVEY - Due: June 30, 2012
      All seniors enrolled in the Exit Seminar [GRAD 4101] course must complete the
      “Graduating Student Survey.” This survey is available on-line at:
      http://www.wbu.edu/faculty_and_staff/surveys/gradsurvey.htm (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.

 C. INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENTS - Due: July 24, 2012
       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
           BlackBoard.

           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.

 D. GRADUATION PORTFOLIO - Due: July 31, 2012
   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
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     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.

     8. (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 CREDIT
      (NCR). FAILURE TO TURN IN AN ASSIGNMENT ON TIME WILL RESULT IN A 10% LOSS
      OF GRADE FOR EACH DAY THE ASSIGNMENT IS LATE. Any student who 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.

X. CLASS ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION:
     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%.***
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    XI. COURSE SCHEDULE

            Due
                        Testing Due:                        Other Assignments Due:
           Dates
                                                                  Instructor will:
         May 22,            None
                                           1. Conduct a Degree Plan Audit Review for each student
         2012
                                           2. Review course syllabus and graduation requirements
                      (a) ETS/MAPP
                      (b) Field/Major
         June 30,
                          Exam                            Taken on-line in BlackBoard
         2012
                      (c) Graduating
                      Student Survey


                                          (a) Interview Assignment – posted in BB/Safe
                                               Assignments
                            None          (b) 1 page Summary- posted in BB/Discussion Board
         July 24,
         2012                             (c) Read (3) other summaries and comment in
                                              BB/Discussion Board


         July 31,
                                 None       Portfolio must be completed and turned in for grading.
         2012


XII. SPECIAL NOTES:

  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.
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                            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 at that time.
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.


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


                             Fall Posting Date
                                   2012
                            November 2, 2012
      Graduation
      Application
       Deadline
                             August 24, 2012
 (Application must
  be in Plainview,
 Texas by this date)
   Graduation Date           October 18, 2012




                                           Summer Posting Date – August 4,
                                           2012
 Graduation Application Deadline           June 1, 2012
 Graduation Date                           October 18, 2012


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. Gayle Ernst 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.
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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 http://www.jostens.com/ and Herff-Jones has a Website at http://www.herff-
   jones.com/college/class_ring_frameset.html. 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.

                                             NOTE:
 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. Nancy Wagner, Executive
 Director/Dean of the Fairbanks Campus
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                       Appendix 2: ETS Exam Proficiency Profile
                                    Instructions
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.
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    Who do I contact if I still have questions about the ETS Proficiency Profile test?
    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 MAPPSupport@testsys.com 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 requirements.

    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: http://proficiencyprofile.ets.org 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: 2011-2012 DL Abbreviated Form Session Number: 36615-9380569
    Fairbanks: 2011-2012 DL Essay Session Number: 36616-9380570

    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**
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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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