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

COURSE SYLLABUS

17 / SPRG2 - Late Spring 8-week Session

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus
17 / SPRG2 - Late Spring 8-week Session
Evening Campus
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
(800) 231-2391

 
Course Prefix and Number: MKTG 360
 
Course Title: E-Marketing
 
Semester Credit Hours: 3
 
Class Day and Time: Mon 
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Additional Notes:

This is a virtual hybrid course which is defined as an online course supported by a weekly in-seat class. Our class will consist both in-seat and online instruction through various resources, discussion and homework. Please note that we will meet every week, unless otherwise noted.  This class is based in Crystal Lake and offered via virtual technology to students at other locations.

You are expected to attend every class. If you know prior to the beginning of the session that you will miss more than one in-seat class, it is strongly recommended that you wait to take this course at another time.

The online portion of our course is located in D2L. You will access the course through CougarTrack.

 

Catalog Description

This course explores how the internet can be used effectively to enhance the marketing activities of corporate enterprises, non-profits and government agencies. Prerequisites: CISS 170 and MKTG 310.

Prerequisites/Corequisites

CISS 170 and MKTG 310.

Text

E-Marketing 7 edition
Author: Strauss, El-Ansary, and Frost (Prentice Hall)
ISBN: 978-0-132953443

Course Objectives

  • To develop a general framework to aid in the development of Internet marketing programs.
  • To delineate the importance of internet marketing programs as part of an overall integrated marketing communications program.
  • To understand the marketing mix functions as applied to e-marketing strategy.
  • To implement customer relationship strategies as part of an overall e-marketing strategy.

Additional Instructor Objectives

 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

  • Critique how to create stakeholder value by an internet presence.
  • Explain the various e-marketing strategies for segmenting, targeting, and positioning.
  • Use marketing mix functions as part of e-marketing strategy.
  • Use customer relationship strategies as part of an overall e-marketing strategy.

Special Course Requirements

Every Business Administration course includes a written and oral presentation component.

  • Review of marketing concepts
  • Understanding the customer
  • Internet business models and strategies
  • Promotional techniques and Internet applications
  • Personalization and customer relations management
  • Channel management
  • Performance evaluation
  • E-marketing issues including privacy, ethics, and governmental regulation
  • Future trends in technology and marketing

Instructional Methods

The class will use four different methods of learning: Lecture, Group Projects, Class Discussions, Articles.

These will be assigned for either in-class or on-line completion.

Out of Class Activities

Expectations are for:

1. Assigned Reading done before class

2. Articles for review every week

3. Group project work

4. Assigned Web Activities , hand in written response each week

5. Weekly Discussion questions

Group Project

Your group has been appointed to the project that will be required to support the company director in launching a new arm of the business. Responsibilities will include web/social media design and build, input on Internet marketing strategy and all other marketing related activity to launch the company onto the Internet. Your project is show us how you will accomplish this assignment.

We will discuss the details of the plan on the first night of class.

 

Graded Activities

Participation / Attendance100 Points10% of grade
Description -

We will meet ever Monday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and all students are expected to attend these in seat classes.  If you cannot attend you will need to contact the instructor prior to the class time.

 
Test 1150 Points15% of grade
Description -

In week 5 we will have a test that will cover Chapters 1 through 8.  The questions will be True/False and Multiple choice.  The test will be done online and will be due on Saturday of Week 5 by 10:59 pm.

 
Project150 Points15% of grade
Description -

Project

You have been appointed to the project that will be required to support the company director in launching a new arm of the business. Responsibilities will include web/social media design and build, input on Internet marketing strategy and all other marketing related activity to launch the company onto the Internet. Your project is show us how you will accomplish this assignment.

We will discuss the details of the plan on the first night of class.

Description -

Project presentation, same grade for all group members unless there is a problem that is presented to the instructor before the project is presented.

Method of Evaluation -

The class will complete a grading form for your project as will I. The grade will be weighted at 50% for the class grade and 50% for my grade.

Content and Development = 70 points

Presentation and Style = 15 points

Structure = 15 points

Total 100 points

 

 
Paper on E-Commerce100 Points10% of grade
Description -

Paper Subject:

How can marketing use the Internet and social media to more effectively increase business, give examples and describe the methodology.

Paper Format

Your papers must include the following information in either the upper right hand or upper left-hand corner of the first page of your paper:

  • Your name
  • Class Reference Number (MKTG 360)
  • Date of the Paper
  • Paper Title

 

Additional guidelines:

  • You must include each question (heading) before your answer.
  • Papers may be single or double-spaced.
  • A bibliography is required.

If your paper is not formatted correctly, you will automatically lose 10% of your grade for the paper.

Note: Work submitted for this class must not have been previously submitted by you or another individual for any course. Any student who submits previously used work will be reported to Columbia College Student Life and Academic Affairs administrators and a 0 will be given for the assignment. 

 
Discussions (Online)100 Points10% of grade
Description -

Discussion Format

In the subject line of your post, please include the chapter and number of the question you are answering. If a brand, product or industry example is part of your answer, please include the name in the subject line as well. A brand, product, or industry may be used only one time for each question. If you use a “duplicate brand, product, or industry,” you will receive a “0” for the assignment

In the body of your post, you must include both the question and your answer.  

 Please note: You must include the text of your discussion in the body of your post. Please do not attach it as a word document. Discussions submitted as attachment will earn a “0” for the assignment.

Responses

Each week, you must post at least 2 substantive responses on different days to the questions answered by your classmates to earn full credit. A substantive post is a post that engages with another student’s ideas, rather than merely affirming their post (“great post,” I agree”, et cetera). To fully engage in the discussion, you must post throughout the week. You may respond to multiple posts on the same day. However, these will only count as one response for grading purposes. All responses are due Sunday at 11:59 pm CT. I do not accept late response posts.

For specific discussion grading criteria, please refer to the discussion grade rubric in the course.

 
Final Exam300 Points30% of grade
Description -

Final exam will be over chapters 9 thru 15 and will be done in class during the Week 8 class.  Questions will be True/False and Multiple Choice.

 
Web Site Development100 Points10% of grade
Description -

During the class you will be tasked with building your own web site:

  • Make it attractive
  • Reach your audience
  • Be Secure
  • Make contact information easy to find
  • Invite Visitor Feedback
  • Appeal to your Visitors - Not your Ego
 

Grading Scale

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

Schedule of Activities and Assignments

Week 1 - 3/5/2018
Strategic E-Marketing
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project time
  • Web activities
  • Paper expectations
  • Video
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 1&2
Assignments:
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts. (12.5 points)
 
Week 2 - 3/12/2018
E-Marketing Planning
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project time
  • Web activities
  • Video
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 3 & 4
Assignments:
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts.
 
Week 3 - 3/19/2018
Ethical and Legal Issues
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project time
  • Web activities
  • Video
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 5 & 6
Assignments:
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts. (12.5 points)
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
 
Week 4 - 3/26/2018
Online Consumers
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project time
  • Web activities
  • Paper expectations
  • Video
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 7 & 8
Assignments:

 

  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts. (12.5 points)
  • Test 1 (Chapters 1 - 8) Online, due by Saturday 11:59pm March 30th. (200 points)
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
 
Week 5 - 4/2/2018
Product / Price Online
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project time
  • Web activities
  • Paper Due
  • Video
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 9 & 10
Assignments:
  • Paper due (50 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts.(12.5 points)
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
 
Week 6 - 4/9/2018
Distribution online
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project time
  • Web activities
  • Video
  • Web Sites Due
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 11 & 12
Assignments:
  • Web Sites Due (100 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts.(12.5 points)
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
 
Week 7 - 4/16/2018
Paid Media and Earned Media
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Project Presentations
  • Web activities
  • Video
Reading:
  • Read Chapters 13 & 14
Assignments:
  • Project Presentations (150 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts.(12.5 points)
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
 
Week 8 - 4/23/2018
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Activities:
  • Lecture on assigned chapters
  • Final Exam 
Reading:
  • Read Chapter 15
Assignments:
  • Final Exam (300 points)
  • Online discussion post with 2 responses to fellow students posts. (12.5 points)
  • In class participation (12.5 points)
 

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.

Instructor Policy - The instructor reserves the right to manage a positive learning environment and thus will not tolerate inappropriate conduct in the course. All Columbia College students, whether enrolled in a land-based or online course, are responsible for behaving in a manner consistent with Columbia College’s Code of Student Conduct and Ethics Code for Computer Users.  Students violating these codes will be referred to the Campus Life Office for possible disciplinary action.  The Code of Student Conduct and the Ethics Code for Computer Users can be found in the Columbia College Student Handbook, a copy of which can be obtained by calling the Campus Life office at 573-875-7400.

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.

Instructor Policy - There will be no discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, political affiliation, veteran status, age, physical handicap, or marital status. Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the Coordinator for Disability Services. Until the student has been cleared through the disability services office, accommodations do not have to be granted. It is vital if you are a student who has a documented disability to read the entire syllabus before signing up for the course. The structure or the content of the course can make an accommodation not feasible. The policies and related syllabus matters remain subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.  

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.

Additional Instructor Policies

Late Assignment Policy -

·         Discussion assignments must be posted by the deadline to receive full credit for the assignment. Late discussion postings will not be accepted.

In addition, your grade will be reduced by 25% for failure to respond to a classmate (see Grades below).

Think of it this way: If you were in a traditional in-seat class that met from 5:00-7:30 pm, and you showed up at 8:30 pm, you would be talking to an empty classroom -- no one would get the benefit of your discussion and you wouldn’t get the benefit of interaction with your classmates.

 ·         Essay assignments must be submitted to the appropriate dropbox by the deadline to receive full credit for the assignment -- failure to submit by the deadline will result in a 25% deduction for each day it’s late.

A deduction for late written assignments is certainly consistent with in-seat classes.
(In my kids’ school, it’s even more strict -- the policy is 50% credit if an assignment is one day late, then 0% credit after that.)  

To keep it consistent, all assignments are due by 11:59 pm Central Time (okay, midnight) on Sunday of each week (exception: Saturday for Week 8), so you basically have 144-168 hours each week to complete your assignments. I will allow a 10-minute grace period in submitting assignments before they are counted late. I’ve included a “Course Clock” on the course home page.

I, too, went back to school as a working adult and I know first-hand the demands of family, work, and the military may make it difficult to keep up with your academics from time to time. I also know that totally unforeseen, extenuating circumstances occur which can make it difficult, if not impossible to complete your work on schedule. In those instances, all I ask is that you let me know as soon as possible and I’ll do my best to work with you.

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