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

COURSE SYLLABUS

16 / 33 - Early Spring Session
January - February 2017

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus
16 / 33 - Early Spring Session
January - February 2017
Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391

 
Course Prefix and Number: HUMS 335 A
 
Course Title: Working with Groups
 
Semester Credit Hours: 3
 
Class Day and Time: Thu 
5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Additional Notes:

This course is web-enhanced, taught entirely in a classroom setting using D2L course management software to supplement in-seat content.

 

Catalog Description

Theoretical foundations, knowledge, values and skills of human service practice as they apply to working with groups. Prerequisite: HUMS 105 or PSYC 101.

Prerequisites/Corequisites

HUMS 105 or PSYC 101.

Text

Effective Group Discussion: Theory and Practice 14th edition
Author: Galanes (McGraw-Hill)
ISBN: 9780073534343

Course Objectives

· To understand basic principles and theoretical concepts of the human services profession as they apply to working with groups.
· To understand the ethical standards for human services practice with groups.
· To understand the basic concepts of group development.
· To demonstrate learning skill-based competencies in planning, facilitating, observing and evaluating small groups.

Additional Instructor Objectives

The main objectives of this course are to provide students with the opportunity to learn how to become productive group members within a Human Services organization, better understand group dynamics, utilize the group process to solve problems, take an active role in group evaluation, evaluate their own group participation, and learn how groups are utilized in Human Service organizations to provide services to clients. You will learn techniques applicable to being a group participant and facilitator.
Being present on time, and participating in class discussions are strongly encouraged because of its impact on the understanding and academic enhancement of each student. The students contribution adds to the diversity of perspectives and enriches the learning experience for the entire class.
All exams and assigned work are to be completed and submitted to the instructor on relative dates shown and in accordance with the directions provided on the syllabus. No work (including exams) will be accepted late unless otherwise approved by the instructor. For in-class activities, students must be present and participate in order to receive credit, as the learning experience cannot be replicated on an individual basis. 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

· Demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to differentiate between theories as they apply to working with small groups.
· Differentiate between different types of groups.
· Identify the major characteristics of each of the stages of a group.
· Identify the major tasks and roles of group leadership at each of the stages of a group.
· Identify the roles and expectations of group members at the various stages of a group.
· Describe how group leaders can effectively work with issues of cultural diversity in a group setting.
· Discuss the importance of building a climate of trust in a group setting.
· Demonstrate an ability to formulate an agenda for a group session.
· Apply specific skills that help members formulate personal goals in a group.
· Demonstrate beginning level skills in planning, facilitating, terminating, and evaluating a small group.
· Demonstrate the ability to evaluate their own practice effectiveness.
· Demonstrate knowledge of group dynamics.
· Demonstrate an ability to appropriately apply various strategies of handling conflict in groups.
· Demonstrate knowledge of ethical standards for human services practice with groups.

Special Course Requirements

Students will be placed into groups of 3-5 and design a small group research project to be written up in the form of a group paper and to be presented to the class in a panel presentation on the last night of class.
The purpose of the research project is to provide students with a task that requires a good deal of group discussion and to further the students knowledge of small group communication by focusing the research project on a small group communication topic. Methods for doing the research project may vary: library research may be selected as the groups method for investigating a topic of importance in small group communication; the group may design a survey and administer the survey to members of small groups, analyze the results and draw conclusions about small group processes based on their research; members may choose an observational study where members observe a small group in discussion over a period of time and draw conclusions about the functioning of the small group; members may combine methods, for example, observation and interviews, library research and observation. Appendix A contains general information about conducting a research project.
A group paper is required to summarize the groups research. Each group member should contribute to the group paper. Group papers should contain the following parts and be written in APA format:
1. Title page
2. Introduction wherein the rationale and purpose of the study is             presented
3. Method selected and implemented to conduct the project
4. Conclusions of the study
5. Bibliography of literature used, interviews conducted.
6. Appendix in which sample questionnaires, interview sheets, etc. can be placed.

Student groups will also design a panel presentation in which they present the results of their research study to the class. Panel presentations will be between 30-45 minutes in length so that each panel member can speak about the project to the audience. Appendix A, B, and C in the book contain instructions on how to design a panel presentation.
The group paper should be finished by week 7 and handed in on that night. It should be typed and well-written in APA format.
Panel presentations will be scheduled during the last night of class during week 8.

Instructional Methods

The overall design of the course requires a tremendous amount of group work. There will also be lecture, discussion, videos, and out of class assignments.

Out of Class Activities

Students are expected to utilize D2L with questions about assignments in between classes. This will allow others the opportunity to answer such questions and will in turn help others in the class. Chapters assigned as readings MUST be read before each nights class. You will be expected, on occasion, to summarize parts of the chapter for explanation for your peers. Some group work may need to be done outside of scheduled class time although a fair amount of class time will be allowed for these activities.

Graded Activities

Group Research Paper100 Points25% of grade
Description -

Reference special course requirements section.

Method of Evaluation -

The Group Paper will be evaluated on the structure, content, spelling, grammar and adherence to the APA format of writing. Students will also grade its individual group members, assigning each member a number of points for their perceived role in aiding in the group process. These points, along with the class participation points, will determine each individuals grade on the group paper.

 
Panel Presentation80 Points20% of grade
Description -

Reference special course requirements above.

Method of Evaluation -

Panel presentation will be evaluated by instructor and peer evaluations. Forms will be provided in class.

 
In-Class activities70 Points17.5% of grade
Description -

In-class activities consist of a variety of interesting and critical thinking group exercises. For in-class activities, students must be present and participate in order to receive credit, as the learning experience cannot be replicated on an individual basis. 

Method of Evaluation -

Evaluations conducted on individual contribution to the group activity. Students must be present and participate in order to receive credit. 

 
Midterm Exam70 Points17.5% of grade
Description -

A combination of short answer, multiple choice, matching, and true/false, including information gained from Chapters 1-6 and lectures.

 
Final Exam80 Points20% of grade
Description -

The final exam will consist of questions associated with Chapters 7-12 and will consist of essay, matching, true/false, and multiple choice. 

 

Grading Scale

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

Additional Information / Instructions

Students are responsible for reading chapters prior to class each week. By doing this, students will attain a greater understanding of the principles and provide insightful contribution during in-class discussions.
Being present, being on time, and participating in class discussions are strongly encouraged because of its impact on the understanding and academic enhancement of each student. The students contribution adds to the diversity of perspectives and enriches the learning experience for the entire class.
Students will be placed into groups during each class to summarize parts of the assigned reading material. It is imperative that you have read all of the required readings prior to coming to class. There will not be time to do these readings when we meet each week.
Because of the nature of some of our class discussions, all cell phones must be put away, out of sight, prior to the start of class.

Schedule of Activities and Assignments

Week 1
Expectations, Syllabus, and Small Groups
Activities:

We will begin this course by participating  in activities directed at getting to know one another. We will review the syllabus and discuss expectations for the course, as well as the group project, and panel presentation. We will start covering content contained in the text.

Reading:

Chapters 1 and 2

Additional Notes:

Discussion: We will discuss chapters 1 and 2 in small groups. Students will write up a synopsis of the material that will be shared with the class.

 
Week 2
Small Groups as a System and Diversity and the Effects of Culture
Activities:

Groups will be formed and time given in class to discuss possible group topics. Discussion will be held over chapters 3 and 4. Students will be asked to summarize part of these chapters, in class, and share information with the class. Other group exercises as assigned.

Reading:

Chapters 3 and 4

 
Week 3
Members and Their Roles & Communication Types and Group Culture
Activities:

Group work to prepare for final paper and presentation. We will review chapters 5-6. Students will be asked to summarize various sections of the book for discussion in class.

Reading:

Chapters 5 and 6

 
Week 4
Leading Small Groups and Midterm Exam
Activities:

Group work will be done in class to prepare for final presentation and paper. The class will discuss Chapters 7 & 8 using the round robin method with each student providing a synopsis of the material in their own words as well as a brief commentary on the material.

Reading:

Chapters 7 & 8

Examinations:

Midterm Exam: The first test will cover Chapters 1-6 from the text.

 
Week 5
Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups
Activities:

We will review Chapters 9 & 10 from the text. Students will be asked to participate in and assist in leading several groups. Group work will continue on the paper and panel presentation. 

Reading:

Chapters 9 and 10 

 
Week 6
Managing Conflict in the Small Group
Activities:

We will discuss and review Chapter 11. Students will be placed into different groups to do specific role-plays as they pertain to the chapter. Students will need to have read the text before coming to class tonight as each person will be given part of the chapter to summarize and present to the class. 

Reading:

Chapter 11

 
Week 7
Tools for Assessing and Evaluating Groups
Activities:

We will review and discuss Chapter 12 of the text. We will go over several different tools developed for the use of assessing groups. Students will also be given a copy of the peer review evaluation form that will be used to assess each of the student panel presentations. 

Reading:

Chapter 12

Additional Notes:

FINAL GROUP PAPER IS DUE TONIGHT 

 
Week 8
Panel Presentations and Final
Activities:

Each group will present their panel presentations. Students will evaluate each of the groups and these forms will be turned in. The final will be given tonight and will cover chapters 7-12. 

Reading:

Appendix A, B, and C

Examinations:

Final Examination 

 

Library Resources

Columbia College Resources - Online databases are available at http://www.ccis.edu/offices/library/index.asp. You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Course Policies and Procedures

Attendance

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.

Campus Policy - Regular attendance is expected of all students. Attendance is one of the most important measures of your interest and desire to do well academically. Your attendance helps your instructor facilitate better discussions and your fellow students benefit from your ideas and experiences.

Unforeseen circumstances occasionally dictate that you must miss class; please make every effort to discuss such circumstances with your instructor before the absence. Remember that if you are not in class, you are absent - regardless of the reasons - and that you are still responsible for all in-class assignments made. Your instructor is not responsible for providing this information to you - you must plan ahead with another student who would agree to share notes, etc., with you and vice versa.

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. Possible penalties for these activities are discussed in detail in the AHE Degree Completion Catalog.

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. Examples of misconduct and possible disciplinary actions are described in the AHE Degree Completion Catalog.

Cancelled Class Make-Up

Columbia College Policy - Classes cancelled because of inclement weather or other reasons must be rescheduled.

Campus Policy - Information about class cancellations due to inclement weather will be available at 875-SHUT (875-7488). Class cancellation information will also be broadcast over local radio and television stations. Students may also check the college website, www.ccis.edu.

If a class is cancelled due to weather or any other reason a make up night will be scheduled.   The typical make up night will be scheduled for a Friday night.   Watch your CougarMail concerning the class make up schedule.

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  102 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.

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. The AHE Degree Completion Catalog contains details concerning drop/withdrawal and financial liability.

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. See the AHE Degree Completion Catalog for details.

Incomplete

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.

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 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.

Prerequisites

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 AHE Degree Completion Catalog 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.

CougarTrack

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.

Use of Cougarmail

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 email 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.

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.

Course Textbooks

Columbia College Policy - The textbooks listed on this syllabus are required for this course. They are guaranteed to be available through the authorized textbook suppliers designated by Columbia College. The college is not responsible for the academic or financial consequences of late textbook orders or incorrect editions not purchased from a college-authorized vendor.

FERPA

Columbia College Policy - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are described in detail in the AHE Degree Completion Catalog.

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.

Alcohol and Other Drugs: Columbia College Policies & Resources

Columbia College Policy - The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 Amendments requires that Columbia College provide a copy of its Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy to each student, faculty and staff member on an annual basis. Please read the copy of our policy below. You may also find a copy of the policy on the Columbia College website at http://www.ccis.edu/policies/alcohol-and-other-drugs-policy.aspx.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Purpose: 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.

Scope: This policy applies to all members of the college community.

Policy on Alcohol and Controlled and/or Illicit Substances


- Columbia College prohibits the manufacture, possession, use, distribution and sale of alcohol and controlled and/or illicit substances by Columbia College students and employees, regardless of age, on college-owned property and at college-sponsored or supervised events or activities.

- Public intoxication on campus property is expressly prohibited. Those conditions considered to indicate intoxication include but are not limited to affected manner or disposition, speech, muscular movements, general appearance or behavior as apparent to the observer.

- Containers that contain alcohol as well as empty alcohol containers are prohibited on campus and in the residence halls. Possession of empty alcohol containers will be regarded as a violation of this policy.

- Campus displays or advertisements that support or promote alcohol or drug use, possession, manufacture or distribution are prohibited.

- Behavior resulting from intoxication or the illegal use of controlled or illicit drugs will incur disciplinary action.

- Possession of drug paraphernalia and misuse of prescription drugs will be regarded as violations of this policy.

- Alcohol and other controlled and/or illicit substances possessed or consumed in violation of this policy are subject to confiscation. The president retains the authority to make exceptions to this policy with regard to alcohol, including granting permission to serve alcoholic beverages at college functions where meals are served. Requests for exceptions to the policy must be submitted to the president in writing prior to the event and will be considered on an individual basis. Notification of the president's decision will be made in writing to the person(s) making the request.

It is the responsibility of students, faculty and staff to know and uphold the Columbia College Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. In accordance, students and employees must be held accountable for their personal behavior. Excessive use, manufacture, possession or distribution of alcohol and/or controlled or illicit substances and the associated behavioral problems will be the basis for disciplinary action. Columbia College has made the decision to notify parents/guardians of students under the age of twenty-one (21) who have been found responsible for violating the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy by the campus judicial system following a final determination.

Representatives of the college will cooperate with outside authorities in their efforts to enforce existing laws regarding alcohol and/or controlled or illicit substances.

Standards of Conduct: Violations of Columbia College rules and regulations pertaining to alcohol and/or controlled or illicit substances can result in disciplinary a tion up to and including dismissal for students and termination for employees. Additionally, in conjunction with or in lieu of the imposition of any disciplinary sanctions, students and employees may also be referred to appropriate local, state or federal law enforcement agencies for arrest and prosecution and/or be required to complete an appropriate treatment or rehabilitation program. In accordance with the mandates of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, and as a condition of employment at Columbia College, all employees (including student employees) must notify their supervisor of any criminal drug statute condition for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such a conviction. Employees undergoing treatment for alcohol or drug abuse must meet all standards of conduct and job performance.

Legal Sanctions: Any Columbia College student or employee found possessing, manufacturing or distributing controlled and/or illicit substances or unlawfully possessing or attempting to possess alcohol or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence is violating local, state and federal laws. It is unlawful under state law to purchase or otherwise provide alcohol to a minor. Federal law prohibits, among other things, the manufacturing, distributing, selling and possession of controlled substances as outlined in 21 United States Code, Sections 801 through 971. Depending on the amount, first offense maximum penalties for trafficking marijuana ranged from up to five (5) years' imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 to imprisonment for life and a fine of $4 million. Depending on the amount, first offense maximum penalties for trafficking other controlled substances (e.g., methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, PCP, LSD, fentanyl and fentanyl analogue) range from five (5) years to life imprisonment and fines range from $2 million to $4 million. First offense penalties and sanctions for the illegal possession of small amounts of controlled substances, ncluding marijuana, ranged from up to one (1) year in prison or a fine of at least $1,000. Penalties are more severe for subsequent offenses. In addition to these provisions, a student is ineligible for federal student aid if convicted, under federal or state law, of any offense involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance (generally meaning illegal drugs, not to include alcohol or tobacco).

Medical Amnesty: Medical amnesty encourages students to seek medical attention for themselves or a fellow student suffering from an alcohol or other drug overdose or medical emergency. This policy encourages students to call for medical assistance by removing the threat of campus judicial repercussions. However, the student in need will still participate in mandated substance abuse education and treatment services. These health protection strategies will not shield students from disciplinary action when other rules or codes of conduct have been violated. Students will still be subject to legal consequences for violating other codes of conduct and state or federal laws.

Health Risks: Alcohol and other drugs are associated with many health risks. The use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs may have negative effects on one's school or work performance and personal relationships. Some common health risks are addiction; damage to liver, heart and to a developing fetus; accidents as a result of impaired judgment; and unwanted sexual activity that could result in sexual assault or sexually transmitted infections.

For more information about the health risks associated with particular types of drugs and alcohol, please visit https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/commonly-abused-drugs-charts.

Resources

Division of Student Affairs - (573) 875-7400

Human Resources (for Employee Assistance Program information) - (573) 875-7495

Al ohol and Drug Abuse Referral Hotline - (800) 454-8966

Narcotics Anonymous - (800) 945-4673, www.na.org

Alcoholics Anonymous - www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

Phoenix Programs - www.phoenixprogramsinc.org

Tobacco-Free Policy

Columbia College Policy - The following policy goes into effect on August 21, 2017.  Additional information may be found at http://www.ccis.edu/policies/tobacco-free.aspx.

Purpose

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.

Scope

This policy applies to all members of the College community on College premises, including, but not limited to, students, employees, third parties and visitors.

Policy

The use and/or consumption of all tobacco products is prohibited on all College properties, premises, facilities, in College vehicles, and in personal vehicles while on College property. For purposes of this policy, this prohibition includes, but is not limited to:

     - Traditional tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco; and

     - Electronic smoking devices, which includes any product containing or delivering tobacco and/or nicotine or any other substance intended for consumption that can be used by a person in any manner for the purpose of inhaling vapor or aerosol. This includes any such device, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pip, e-hookah or vape pen, or under any other product name.

Additionally, no tobacco-related advertising or sponsorship shall be permitted on College property or premises, at College-sponsored events, or in publications produced by the College, with the exception of advertising in a newspaper or magazine that is not produced by the College and that is lawfully sold, bought or distributed on College property. For the purposes of this policy, "tobacco-related" applies to the use of a tobacco brand or corporate  name, trademark, logo, symbol, motto or selling message.

No tobacco products, tobacco-related products or tobacco paraphernalia shall be sold or distributed on College property or premises.

Because the College is tobacco free, signs prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products are posted at many points of entry to the College and at building entrances as reminders to members of the College community. No ashtrays shall be provided at any College location.

Smoking cessation assistance and resources will be made available to assist and encourage individuals who wish to quit smoking and/or using tobacco.

Questions or inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the College's Human Resources Office via phone at 573-875-7495 or via email at humanresources@ccis.edu.

Enforcement

This policy is a community health initiative and therefore, the entire College community bears responsibility for implementing and enforcing this policy.  There may be instances when outside third parties, contractors, vendors, guests, visitors, etc. on College premises subject to this policy may be unaware of this policy.  In these situations, a violation of this policy should be reported as soon as possible to the Campus Safety Department or the College department responsible for the outside third party, contractor, vendor, guest, visitor, etc. being present on College premises.

College students and employees are responsible for compliance with this policy.

In the event a student violates this policy, a report should made as soon as possible to the Office for Student Conduct in the Office of Student Affairs or the Campus Safety Department.

In the event a College employee violates this policy, a report should be made as soon as possible to the Human Resources Department or the Campus Safety Department.

Consequences for violating this policy include, but are not limited to, removal from campus, and student and employee discipline, up to and including dismissal or termination.

ADDITIONAL CAMPUS POLICIES

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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