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Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391


16 / 34 - Late Spring Session
February - April 2017

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Course Syllabus
16 / 34 - Late Spring Session
February - April 2017
Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391

Course Prefix and Number: CDEV 106 A
Course Title: Child Health, Nutrition, and Safety
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Class Day and Time: Thu 
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Additional Notes:

This is a virtual hybrid course which will meet weekly through Blackboard Collaborate (virtually) and online instruction through D2L using various resources, discussion and homework. The instructor will email instructions on how to access Blackboard Collaborate the week prior to the start  of class.  


Catalog Description

The study of health, nutrition, and safety as they relate to infants and children.  First aid, physical health, mental health, nutritional needs, safety guidelines, and abuse and neglect are discussed, as well as guidelines for effectively meeting children's needs in childcare settings and classrooms.


Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Young Children: Promoting Wellness 3rd edition
Author: Sorte (Pearson)
ISBN: 9780133956764

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Knows and understands young children’s characteristics and needs, from birth through age 8. (1a)
  2. Knows and understands the multiple influences on early development and learning. (1b)
  3. Uses developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children. (1c)

Special Course Requirements

Major Topics

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Physical and emotional safety
  • Nutrition
  • Implications of abuse and neglect

Instructional Methods

During the eight weeks of this course, the following instructional methodology will be employed:

  • Active participation
  • Small/large group discussion
  • Lecture
  • Guest speakers
  • Student-led discussions and presentations

Graded Activities

Professionalism and Participation10 Points
Description -

As future teachers, attendance, participation and professionalism is not only encouraged, but expected. Specific guidelines will be given in Content.

Method of Evaluation -


Journal Reflections8 @ 10 points each = 80 Points
Description -

Construct a journal assessing and analyzing your experiences in the class to that point. After each class, reflect upon and write about required readings, class discussions, and other new information, relating the content to your experiences. Assimilate the information and speculate how, as a future teacher, you might use it in the classroom. Minimum of 300 word count and required to respond to 2 classmates Reflections.

Method of Evaluation -


Group Presentation50 Points
Description -

Groups will be assigned to present Week's 2 thru 7 materials. Requirements:

  • Each member will present
  • Group will have a lesson plan/outline
  • PowerPoint or similar,
  • Use technology
  • Handout for class
  • Activity for class
  • 10 point quiz over material

Complete details are provided in Content. 

Method of Evaluation -


Interview Nutritionist2@ 10 points each = 20 Points
Description -

Conduct research on eating habits, likes and dislikes of young
children ages five to seven years old. Prepare a three page narrative that describes your findings. Use at least three references besides your textbooks. Interview two nutritionists (school cafeteria workers) who serves lunch to this age group.

  1. Where is food prepared?
  2. Who prepares the food? Where? Describe
  3. Who serves lunch? Describe this process noting special attention to health and safety issues.
  4. Where is it served? Drew a diagram of the area.
  5. How is lunch served? (family style, cafeteria style, etc.) Describe process.
  6. What rules are enforced?
  7. What teaching is observed?
  8. Discuss the nature of conversation during lunch?
  9. List all menu items served at this meal. Comment on color, temperature and textures
  10. Estimate amount of food served to each child during this meal.
  11. Are there special needs/diets provided during this meal? List them.
  12. Are there special ethnic foods served during this meal? List them.
  13. Give utensils including napkin available, size.
  14. If you are interviewing during lunch, select a table of 4-5 children. Write down food, drink and estimate of amount consumed by each individual child

Review the week’s menu (which should be posted) for ethnic/cultural
foods; list all of the ethnic/cultural items. Assess (written comments)
the week’s menu also for color, texture, balance, and preference of the
aged group served.

Write a narrative summary of the observation emphasizing health, nutrition and safety. Note the atmosphere for the eating environment, role modeling, and affect of children. Compare the data you found in your research to what you actually observed. If there are differences hypothesize as to why there is a difference. This assignment will be
assessed for you application of content knowledge learned during the course.

Menu Plan50 Points
Description -

Prepare a different menu for each of the following age groups:

  • 4-7 months
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 6-12 years

This means that you prepare a different breakfast for each age group as well as a different lunch, and snacks for each. Give specific name of food, i.e., milk-whole milk, 2%; cereal-rice, oat, fruit-banana, apple etc., amount per serving. Please be cognizant of required recommended amount such as 1/2 cup of vegetable. If you choose to serve two vegetables the two must not equal more than 1/2 cup.

Follow guidelines and Chart will be given in class.

NOTE: The group of children you are preparing for includes African Americans, Jews, Hispanics and White Americans. Use the ethnic
food pyramids and other researched sources to assist you. Use the computer to translate the menu into another language to accommodate families who are speakers of other languages. 

Review the menu .Visit a local grocer, supermarket or kitchen pantry for foods listed in the above menu. Review the label for nutritional values contained in each food. Total the amount of each nutrient eaten for the day. Compare this to the RDA recommendation for a 2,000-calorie diet. Would the child’s diet sufficiently meet RDA recommendations for each essential nutrient? If not, revise the menu using the chart provided by the instructor. Write a narrative that summarizes your findings. Discuss why it does or does not meet requirements.

Method of Evaluation -


Lesson plan3 @ 20 points each = 60 Points
Description -

Students will prepare 3 lesson plans utilizing technology.  The plan is to follow the Hunter format, which has been adapted to meet the needs of this course (see below).  CCSS and GLEs or CLEs are referenced for each lesson. Below are the content for each of the Lesson Plans.

  • Nutrition (Lesson Plan 1)
  • Health (Lesson Plan 2)
  • Safety (Lesson Plan 3)
Method of Evaluation -


Lesson Plan Presentation30 Points
Description -

Each student will be required to teach one of the three lesson plans to the class from their Three Week Unit Plan and Lesson Plans. The lessons will include a technology component. Specific guidelines will be given in Content.

Method of Evaluation -


Three Week Unit Plan50 Points
Description -

Develop a three week integrated unit on some aspect of health. The unit should be organized as follows:

  • Unit Title: Short, clear, and concise. Convey to the reader the nature of the topic to be covered.
  • The Missouri Learning Standards serve as the framework for the unit plan. You must use the Health Education and Physical Education standard and one or more of the other standards.
  • Goal or performance Indicator: Clearly describe what students will know and be able to do after completing the unit of instruction.
  • Rationale Specifies why the unit is important 
  • Age or grade level Give specific age (do no use range such as preschool or 3-5).
  • Content outline identifies and sequences the topics that are included in the unit. This calls for details in that you will specify what will be presented each day (15 day period).
    • Week 1 Nutrition
    • Week 2 Health
    • Week 3 Safety
  • Lesson Plan Developed an integrated health lesson plan as part of the unit.
  • Use of technology List all forms of technology (software, hardware) that will be used to carry out the unit.
  • Materials Identify all materials to be utilized in carrying out the unit. This includes names of videos, books, tapes, and teaching kits.
  • Assessment Specify how student learning will be evaluated. Clearly state the assessment methodologies, i.e., observation of paper-pencil test, journal etc.
  • References List a minimum of three references  (other than textbook) that were used in developing the unit. 

An outline to be used will be in D2L Content.

Method of Evaluation -


Health and Safety: Policy and Procedure Manual50 Points
Description -

Health and safety policies and procedures help the caregiver manage risk to good physical and mental health. These policies provide the framework for providing protection and prevention. They should be developed and directed toward the children and staff.

Develop a health and safety policy and procedure manual that reduces the risk to good physical and mental health for a site serving young children. The site selected may be for infants, toddlers, preschooler, or primary aged children or some combination. Select a specific age group
to be served, note the hours of operation of the program. Write a policy and procedure for items listed.

  1. Introduction- State purpose, age group(s) served, hours of operation, and lead supervisor
  2. Children health records
    1. Physical examination
    2. Immunization
    3. Illness at school
    4. Allergies
    5. Restrictions
    6. Emergency information
    7. Medication administration
  3. Staff health records
    1. Physical examination
    2. Pertinent medical alerts
    3. Emergency information
  4. Specific practices for creating a proactive and preventive environment for good health
    1. Cleanliness of center
    2. Handling of Diapers
    3. Spare clothing
    4. Nap/rest Materials
  5. Safety
    1. Use of electrical equipment
    2. Poisons
    3. Animals
    4. Fire drill
    5. Playground inspection
    6. Playground equipment
    7. Outdoor gates
    8. Water Play
    9. Interpersonal safety

Note: a policy states what needs or is to be done; a procedure describes the process for implementing the policy. It is also very important to identify who will have responsibility for implementation of policy. The following is an example of an appropriate policy and procedure: 

  • Policy What is to be done: the center will administer OTC medication to children with minor illnesses.
  • Procedure Process to be followed: The Medication Administration and Report form must be completed each time your child is to be given OTC stating the kind of meds, purpose, amount, time and duration. Parental signature required prior to administration.
  • Person responsible: The medication Administration and Report form is located in your parent handbook and/or may be obtained from the child’s classroom teacher. The nurse administers all medication after having reviewed completed and signed form. The nurse documents administration by completing the appropriate section of the MA & RF.

Write a clear and concise statement for each item listed above.

Method of Evaluation -


Midterm and Final Exams2 @ 50 points each = 100 Points
Description -

Open book exams.

Midterm Exam - 50 multiple choice questions over chapters 1 thru 7

Final Exam - 50 multiple choice questions over chapters 8 thru 16


Grading Scale

90%-100% A
80%-89% B
70%-79% C
60%-69% D
0-59% F

Additional Information / Instructions

CDEV 106 Total Points Possible 500

Grades are based on accumulation of points. Points are assigned to each of the assignments. (See points at end of each assignment). Grades will be rounded from .5% and up, to the next whole number.

APA (American Psychological Association) writing style is the format accepted in the behavioral sciences and is to be used in this course. Students are encouraged to always cite sources, whether specifically called for or not. Whether found in writing assignments, group papers, or
research papers, outside resources are to be documented; APA must be used to reference them. Double spacing throughout and written in third person. 

Formal rules of proper English and grammar apply for these assignments, and points will be deducted for misspellings, incomplete sentences, and poor sentence structure, etc.

Assignments must be typed and saved as a Word document. Failure to do so will result in the lowering of a grade by a minimum of one letter grade. Assignments must have student's name and assignment's name on the Title Page in order for the assignments to be graded. Assignments missing these two important items will result in a grade of 0.

Late work will be accepted with a 10% reduction from the maximum possible score for that assignment per day (not per class session).  

The instructor reserves the right to adjust or make changes to the schedule and differentiated instruction as needed. All changes will be announced and each student will be responsible for recording and responding to the changes.

Schedule of Activities and Assignments

Week 1
Promoting Wellness
  • Introduction
  • Syllabus
  • Group Presentation Signup
  • Your Role in Children’s Wellness
  • Chapter 1
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group Presentations
Week 2
Part One: Promoting Good Nutrition
  • Group 1 Presentation
    • The Foundations of Optimal Nutrition
    • The Science of Nutrition   
    • Feeding Infants
  • Chapters 2, 3, and 4
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group 1 Presentation
Week 3
Part Two: Promoting Good Nutrition
  • Group 2 Presentation
    • Feeding Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-Age Children
    • Menu Planning
    • Food Safety
  • Signup for Lesson Plan Presentations (Weeks 5 - 8)
  • Chapters 5, 6, and 7
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group 2 Presentation
  • Interview Nutritionist
  • Lesson Plan - Nutrition 
Week 4
Part One: Promoting Healthful Practices
  • Group 3 Presentation
    • Creating a Climate of Health and Wellness
    • Health Screening and Assessment
    • Managing Infectious Disease
  • Chapters 8, 9, and 10
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group 3 Presentation
  • Meal Plan
  • Midterm
Week 5
Part Two: Promoting Healthful Practices
  • Group 4 Presentation
    • Teaching Children with Special Health Care Needs
    • Children’s Mental Health
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
  • Chapters 11 and 12
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group 4 Presentation
  • Lesson Plan - Health
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
Week 6
Part One: Promoting Safety?
  • Group 5 Presentation
    • Enhancing Safety Through Appropriate Environments?
    • Promoting Safe Practices Through Effective Classroom Management?
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
  • Chapters 13 and 14
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group 5 Presentation
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
Week 7
Part Two: Promoting Safety
  • Group 6 Presentation
    • Child Abuse and Neglect
    • Managing Emergencies
    • Lesson Plan Presentations
  • Chapters 15 and 16
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Group 6 Presentation
  • Lesson Plan - Safety
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
  • 3 Week Unit Plan
Week 8
Wrapping It Up
  • Lesson Presentations
  • Professionalism and Participation
  • Journal Reflection
  • Lesson Plan Presentations
  • Health and Safety: Policy and Procedures Manual
  • Final Exam

Library Resources

Columbia College Resources - Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Course Policies and Procedures


Columbia College Policy - Columbia College students are expected to attend all classes and laboratory periods for which they are enrolled.  Students are directly responsible to instructors for class attendance and work missed during an absence for any cause.  If absences jeopardize progress in a course, an instructor may withdraw a student from the course with a grade of "F" or "W" at the discretion of the instructor.  For additional information, see the Columbia College policy on Student Attendance.

Instructor Policy -

  1. Attendance and Participation: Students are expected to come to class, and therefore a loss of points for unexcused or excessive absences will occur. It is impossible to ever duplicate the time spent in class, and the professor cannot use class time to try to “catch-up” those students who were absent. If you must miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain notes from a fellow student. Do not ask the instructor to provide this for you. Note that any assignments that are not turned in because you are absent will be counted as late. To avoid the late penalty, assignments may be submitted via Dropbox prior to the start of class time. Additionally, when you are late to class, it will be your responsibility to insure that you have been marked present by the professor. Students expecting a superior grade must demonstrate superior attendance. A grade of “A” will not be issued for any student missing more than one class session. The instructor reserves the right to issue a grade of F, U, W, or I for any student who, for any reason, misses three or more classes or more than one hour of field experience. Finally, students must come to class prepared with a notebook and pen or pencil to take notes, and any assignments that are due. Also be prepared to ask questions and participate in class discussion. Borderline grades will be influenced by class participation.

  2. Late Assignments: If the student have justifiable cause for missing student will have 1 day from due date to makeup assignment with a -10% deduction from the maximum possible score. If turned in later than 1 day will receive a 0.

  3. In Class Work: (Weekly Assignments, Class Activities, Discussions, and Group Activities) No Makeup.

Academic Integrity

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College students must fulfill their academic obligations through honest, independent effort.  Dishonesty is considered a serious offense subject to strong disciplinary actions.  Activities which constitute academic dishonesty include plagiarism, unauthorized joint effort on exams or assignments, falsification of forms or records, providing false or misleading information, or aiding another in an act of academic dishonesty.  For more information, see the Columbia College Academic Integrity Policy and Procedures.

Instructor Policy -

  1. All work must be original and represent the thinking and understanding of the student. Sources must be credited for the ideas, content and quotations used in the development of the assignment and must be cited using APA format.

  2. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Those found plagiarizing will be dropped from the course and receive an F.

Class Conduct and Personal Conduct

Columbia College Policy - Students must conduct themselves so others will not be distracted from the pursuit of learning.  Students may be disciplined for any conduct which constitutes a hazard to the health, safety, or well-being of members of the College community or which is deemed detrimental to the College's interests. Discourteous or unseemly conduct may result in a student being asked to leave the classroom.  For more information, see the Columbia College Student Code of Conduct and Student Behavioral Misconduct Policy and Procedures.

Cancelled Class Make-Up

Columbia College Policy - Classes cancelled because of inclement weather or other reasons must be rescheduled.  For more information, see the Columbia College Inclement Weather Policy.

Make-Up Examinations

Columbia College Policy - Make-up examinations may be authorized for students who miss regularly scheduled examinations due to circumstances beyond their control.  Make-up examinations must be administered as soon as possible after the regularly scheduled examination period and must be administered in a controlled environment.

Campus Policy - Make up examinations are scheduled on designated Saturday mornings 9am in 103 Buchanan. Students must present a picture I.D. in order to be admitted to the testing session. Students must arrange with the instructor to take the exam before or after it is given in class and permission to take a makeup examination (or any graded activity) is granted at the discretion of the instructor.

Instructor Policy -

  1. Midterm and Final Exams: If the student has justifiable cause for missing, student will have 1 day from the due date to makeup the Exam with a 10% deduction from the maximum possible score. If turned in later than 1 day will receive a 0.

Adding, Dropping, or Withdrawing from a Course

Columbia College Policy - Students may add a course through Wednesday of the first week of the session and drop a course without academic or financial liability through close of business on Monday of the second week of the session.  Once enrolled, a student is considered a member of that class until he or she officially drops or withdraws in accordance with College policy.  An official drop/withdrawal takes place only when a student has submitted a Drop/Add/Withdrawal form.  A failure to attend class, or advising a fellow student, staff or adjunct faculty member of an intent to withdraw from a class does not constitute official drop/withdrawal.  The drop/add/withdrawal periods begin the same day/date the session starts, not the first day a particular class begins. If a student stops attending a class but does not submit the required Drop/Withdrawal form a grade of "F" will be awarded.  For more information, see the Columbia College Registration Policy and Procedures.

Withdrawal Excused

Columbia College Policy - A student may request an excused withdrawal (WE) under extraordinary circumstances by submitting a Drop/Withdrawal form accompanied by a complete explanation of the circumstances and supporting documentation to the location director.  The WE request must include all classes in which the student is currently enrolled.  The Vice President for Adult Higher Education is the approving authority for all WE requests.  A student who receives approval of their WE request may still be required to return some or all of the federal financial assistance received for the session.  For more information, see the Columbia College Withdrawal Policy.


Columbia College Policy - A student may request that the instructor award a grade of "I" due to extraordinary circumstances (unforeseen or unexpected circumstances beyond the student's control) that prevent a student from completing the requirements of a course by the end of a session.  An "I" will not be given because a student is failing, negligent or not meeting requirements.  If the instructor believes an "I" is appropriate, the instructor will specify the work needed to complete the course and the time allowed to complete the work.  Work missed must be made up within two subsequent sessions unless the instructor specifies an earlier date.  Extensions beyond two sessions must be approved by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education.  If the work is completed during the specified time period, the instructor will change the "I" to the grade earned.  If the work is not completed during the specified time, the instructor may allow the incomplete to remain on the student's permanent record or change it to any other letter grade.  For more information, see the Columbia College Undergraduate Grading Policy.

Grade Appeal

Columbia College Policy - A student may appeal any grade given if it is believed to be in error or in conflict with Columbia College policy and procedures.  The student must state in writing to the location director why the grade awarded is believed to be in error and request a desired remedy.  The faculty member who awarded the grade will be given the opportunity to comment on all student allegations.  If the issue cannot be resolved at the location the appeal will be transmitted through the location director to the Vice President for Adult Higher Education.  A grade appeal must be received for review by the Vice President for Adult Higher Education prior to the end of 60 days from the date the grade was awarded.  For more information, see the Columbia College Undergraduate Grading Policy.


Columbia College Policy - Course prerequisites are established to ensure that a student has adequate academic preparation to succeed in a particular course.  Staff members will attempt to ensure that students meet prerequisite requirements.  However, it is the student's responsibility to closely examine the course descriptions to determine if prerequisites exist and to enroll in courses in the proper sequence.  In some exceptional cases it may be apparent that the student possesses the required skills and knowledge to succeed in a particular course, even though they have not taken the prerequisite course.  In this case the prerequisite course may be waived by the location director.  Waiver of a course as a prerequisite does not remove the requirement to complete the course if it is a requirement for the student's degree program.


Columbia College Policy - The College provides all students access to CougarMail (the official means of e-mail communication for the College), online resources from the Stafford Library, and their Columbia College records (transcripts, grades, student schedules, etc.) through CougarTrack.

Instructor Policy - Student should check D2L Announcements and Cougar email each week for messages from the instructor.


Columbia College Policy - The official student email address (also known as CougarMail) will be used for all official correspondence from faculty and staff.  Students are responsible for the information received and are required to monitor their CougarMail account on a regular basis.  Students may forward their CougarMail to another email account but will be held responsible for the information sent over CougarMail, even if there is a problem with the alternate mail service.

Instructor Policy - Cougar email will be the official email address for students in this class. Instructor will reply to messages and emails. If student does not receive a reply, the message or email was not received.

Cell Phones

Columbia College Policy - Cell phones can be a distraction to the learning process.  Location directors or course instructors may require that cell phones be turned off or set to vibrate during class periods.  Students requiring special arrangements to receive a cell phone call during class should make prior arrangements with their location director or course instructor.

Instructor Policy - Cell phones should be put on silent in class.

Bookstore Information

Columbia College Policy - As part of Truition, students will receive their course materials automatically as described below. 

eText Information

If a course uses an eText, (see Textbook information above) the book will be available directly in Desire2Learn (D2L) and through the VitalSource eText reader the Friday before the session begins, if registered for courses prior to that date.  Students will have a VitalSource account created for them using their CougarMail email address.  Upon first login to VitalSource, students may need to verify their account and update their VitalSource password.  More information about how to use the VitalSource platform, including offline access to eTexts, can be found in D2L.  Students that would like to order an optional loose-leaf print-on-demand copy of eligible eTexts can do so through the VitalSource Bookshelf at an additional cost.  Once orders are placed, it can take approximately five to seven business days for students to receive their print-on-demand books.

Physical Course Materials Information

Students enrolled in courses that require physical materials will receive these materials automatically at the address on file with Columbia College.  Delivery date of physical materials is dependent on registration date and shipping location.  Please refer to confirmation emails sent from Ed Map for more details on shipping status.

Returns:  Students who drop a course with physical course materials will be responsible for returning those items to Ed Map within 30 days of receipt of the order.  More specific information on how to do so will be included in the package received from Ed Map.  See here for Ed Map's return policy.  Failure to return physical items from a dropped course will result in a charge to the student account for all unreturned items.

Students who opt-out of having their books provided as part of TruitionSM are responsible for purchasing their own course materials.  Visit for details.


Columbia College Policy - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  For more information, see the Columbia College Family Education Rights and Privacy Policy.

Student Accessibility Resources

Columbia College Policy - Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the office of Student Accessibility Resources.  Until the student has been cleared through this office, accommodations do not have to be granted.  If you are a student who has a documented disability, it is important for you to read the entire syllabus as soon as possible.  The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible.  Student Accessibility Resources is located in Student Affairs in AHSC 215 and can be reached by phone at (573) 875-7626.  For more information, see the Columbia College ADA and Section 504 Policy for Students.

Instructor Policy - Students needing accomodations must work with the office of ADA to get the accomodations approved and in place for the class.

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Columbia College Policies & Resources

Columbia College Policy - Columbia College recognizes the negative health effects associated with the use, possession, and distribution of controlled and/or illicit substances, and their detrimental impact on the quality of the educational environment.  Therefore, all members of the College community share in the responsibility of protecting the campus environment by exemplifying high standards of professional and personal conduct.  For more information and resources, see the Columbia College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

Tobacco-Free Policy

Columbia College Policy - The following policy goes into effect on August 21, 2017.  Columbia College values and is concerned for the health and well-being of its students, employees and visitors. The College is committed to providing a healthful and productive educational and employment environment for members of the College community. Consistent with this commitment and in the interest of the general health and welfare of the College community, the College prohibits the use of all tobacco products and related devices on all College property and premises.  For more information, see the Columbia College Tobacco-Free Policy.


Columbia College Policy - Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of protected status (see Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity for a definition of "protected status") are strictly prohibited. Persons who engage in such conduct are subject to discipline up to and including termination or dismissal.  For more information, see the Columbia College Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy and Complaint Resolution Procedure.

Columbia College Policy Library

Columbia College Policy - The policies set forth in the Online Policy Library are the current official versions of College policies and supersede and replace any other existing or conflicting policies covering the same subject matter.  The Online Policy Library is currently under construction with new policies being added on a frequent basis and the policies currently listed are not comprehensive of every College policy.  Questions regarding the Online Policy Library should be directed to the Office of the General Counsel.  For more information on policies applicable to students, see Student Policies.  For more information on policies applicable to the entire Columbia College community, see College-Wide Policies.

Technical Support

Columbia College Policy - If you have problems accessing the course or posting your assignments, contact your instructor, the Columbia College Technology Solutions Center, or the D2L Helpdesk for assistance.  If you have technical problems with the VitalSource eText reader, please contact VitalSource.  Contact information is also available within the online course environment.

        - Columbia College Technology Solutions Center:, 1-800-231-2391 ext. 4357

        - D2L Helpdesk:, 1-877-325-7778

        - VitalSource:, 1-855-200-4146


Course Evaluations - All students are encouraged to complete the online course evaluations. Students are notified by way of CougarMail when the evaluations are available. The evaluations are used to help instructors improve their teaching techniques. They are reviewed carefully by the Evening Campus Director, Assistant Director, and several AHE Administrators. Student should know that all responses are completely confidential, instructors only view results after grades are posted. Your input is valued and appreciated.

Late graded assignment/activity policy - All graded assignments or activities are due when stated in the syllabus or by the instructor. Graded assignments or activities submitted after the stated due date/time will not receive any credit unless the instructor has specifically stated that full or partial credit may be awarded to late submissions.


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