Expectations: BA 346 â€“ Strategic Planning
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(other times can be requested in advance via email).
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This document will outline the Professorâ€™s expectations required for the successful completion of this
course. While you will receive a slightly different experience in each of your classes at Voorhees College,
based on my style of teaching, there are some general guidelines I would like to go over with you so that
you will have a consistent experience throughout this course.
Forum Topic Activities
â€¢ Etiquette (Netiquette) â€“ I am committed to providing open, frank, yet civil dialogue in the forum
topic discussions. To achieve this, students should abide by the following guidelines:
o Never post, transmit or distribute content that is known to be illegal
o Avoid harassing, threatening, or embarrassing fellow learners
o Avoid language that is: harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, or sexually
o If you provide information/facts in your post that is from another source, I encourage you to
cite a source. While not necessary, this practice would make it easier for those reading your
post to locate the source for personal reference. PLEASE NOTE: APA format does not have
to be used for citing sources in a discussion post. Points will not be deducted if the citation
is not in APA format.
o The original discussion post for each specific topic should be a minimum of 250 words unless
a more significant number of words is specified in the actual forum discussion instruction. If
it is apparent there is no substantive evidence or content that contributes to the discussion,
regardless of word count, reduced points will be awarded. Original discussions posted after
midnight Thursday evening will receive reduced credit for the late posting. Original
discussions posted after midnight Sunday evening will receive zero credit.
o If the number of responses is not specified, a minimum of two, posted are required. Further,
a response post to a fellow student or the instructor should be a minimum of 150 words
unless more words are specified in the forum discussion instructions.
o If a student neglects to respond to a professorâ€™s follow-up posted question(s) or query for
additional information to a studentâ€™s forum discussion post, there will be a reduction of
points in the participation category.
o For maximum credit on participation level for a forum discussion, the original post and at
least the prescribed number or more response posts must be posted during the week.
Expectations: BA 346 â€“ Strategic Planning
Written Assignments and Case Studies
â€¢ All written assignments are to be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, in APA style.
APA style means there must be a cover page on the assignment. Also, the cover page must have the
following features: o A â€œRunning head:â€ (label in the upper left-hand corner) followed by a running head
title (in the upper left-hand corner). Please see the example below:
o Running head: CASE STUDY 1
o A title for the assignment that is not more than 12 words.
o Studentâ€™s name
o Course Title & number (BA 346 A â€“ Strategic Planning)
o Institutional affiliation (Department of Business & Entrepreneurship)
o Assignment Date
o Professorâ€™s name (Katherine Whitaker, DBA)
Please note â€“ the running head title without the running head label should appear on all subsequent
pages following the cover page in a submitted written assignment.
â€¢ Academic honesty is highly valued. Always submit work that represents your original words or ideas.
If any words or concepts used in a class posting or assignment submission do not represent your
original words or ideas, you must cite all relevant sources in APA format and make clear the extent
to which such sources were used.
â€¢ Most plagiarism issues are unintended. For example, a student forgets to put quotation marks
around a direct quote or paraphrases research without adding a reference citation. The
consequences of plagiarism, however, do not decipher unintended from deliberate practice. Please
have a working knowledge of how to reference others in your written work, including knowing the
differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and synthesizing.
â€¢ The APA Manual1 will be used by the professor to cite all format discrepancies that are noted in a
graded assignment. Twenty percent of your overall grade on a written assignment will be based on
APA format and reference list.
â€¢ One must provide a textual citation using the APA author-date system format and also provide a
reference listing at the end of a written assignment if you use the ideas or directly quote other
authors. That also includes the definition of words.
â€¢ Using just the web address to cite a source does not provide a reader with all the information
needed. Nevertheless, it is also not proper APA format. APA format is how you communicate in
writing to cohorts that are human service professionals.
The specific reference source that will be used for grading APA format is The APA Manual (2010).
Publication manual of the American psychological association (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C: American