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Student Services Academic Department
INTR799 - M21 Applied Learning Practicum
Spring 2021 Full Term
Course Format: Hybrid
Name: Debora D'Anna
Email: [email protected]
Office Location: Home
Office Hours/Preferred Contact Times: 8:00 AM -4:30 PM M-F
This course provides students enrolled in a doctorate program an opportunity to apply
professional applications to their respective academic coursework. The Applied Learning
Practicum can be either a practicum or internship in an area directly related to the
student's course of study, or a project conducted in collaboration with program faculty
applying coursework to a professional setting. Through this course, the University will
have a Collaborative/Cooperative Agreement with all practicum or internship sites
before the student is permitted to begin the field placement work. Department approval
is required to determine if the placement aligns with the program of study. The course
will be repeated in each semester of student enrollment. As an integral part of the
executive formatted programs, this course is required every semester in which a
student is taking courses.
Upon completion of this course:
Provide students with an opportunity to enhance their learning via professional
Provide a deeper understanding of how program curriculum is applied to real
world workplace environments.
Compose effective communication through professional writing, speaking, and
other forms of business communication in DSRT courses.
Participation in business operations and decision making.
Access to the course website is required via the iLearn portal on the University of the
Cumberlands website: http://www.ucumberlands.edu/ilearn/
Required Books and Resources
Title: To Text Required
Course Required text can be found and purchased via the UC Barnes and Noble
Requirements and Policies
At a Christian liberal arts university committed to the pursuit of truth and
understanding, any act of academic dishonesty is especially distressing and cannot be
tolerated. In general, academic dishonesty involves the abuse and misuse of
information or people to gain an undeserved academic advantage or evaluation. The
common forms of academic dishonesty include:
Cheating – using deception in the taking of tests or the preparation of written
work, using unauthorized materials, copying another person’s work with or without
consent, or assisting another in such activities.
Lying – falsifying, fabricating, or forging information in either written, spoken, or
Plagiarism—using the published writings, data, interpretations, or ideas of another
without proper documentation
Plagiarism includes copying and pasting material from the internet into
assignments without properly citing the source of the material.
Episodes of academic dishonesty are reported to the Vice President for Academic
Affairs. The potential penalty for academic dishonesty includes a failing grade on a
particular assignment, a failing grade for the entire course, or charges against the
student with the appropriate disciplinary body.
Study after study has linked successful academic performance with good class
participation. Those who assume positions of responsibility must “show up” in order to
be effective. Therefore, students are expected to actively participate in intelligent
discussion of assigned topics in all areas (Discussion Board Activities, Synchronous
Sessions, Forums, Shared Papers, etc.) to help process course material and/or to
demonstrate understanding of course content. Point adjustments will be taken for non-
University of the Cumberlands accepts students with certified disabilities and provides
reasonable accommodations for their certified needs in the classroom, in housing, in
food service or in other areas. For accommodations to be awarded, a student must
submit a completed Accommodations Application form and provide documentation of
the disability to the Disability Services Coordinator (Mr. Jacob Ratliff, Boswell Campus
Center, Student Services Office Suite, [email protected]). When all
paperwork is on file, a meeting between the student and the Coordinator will be
arranged to discuss possible accommodations before accommodations are formally
approved. Students must then meet with the Coordinator at the beginning of each
semester before any academic accommodations can be certified for that term.
Certifications for other accommodations are normally reviewed annually.
Both undergraduate and graduate students have the right to challenge a grade. If
discussions with the course instructor and department chair do not lead to a satisfactory
conclusion, students may file a formal written appeal with the Vice President for
Academic Affairs, who will forward the appeal to the chair of the Academic Appeals
Committee. This formal written appeal must be filed by the end of the 4th week of
classes in the next regular term following the term in which the course in question was
taken. The Academic Appeals Committee then gathers information from the student, the
instructor, and any other relevant parties. The Committee will deliver its
recommendation on the complaint to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. After
reviewing this recommendation and concurring or amending it, the Vice President for
Academic Affairs will inform the student and instructor of the disposition of the
complaint no later than the last day of classes of the term in which the complaint was
filed. Records of all actions regarding academic grade appeals, including their final
disposition, are maintained by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic
Appeals Committee. (Undergraduate Catalog/Graduate Catalog)
Use University of the Cumberlands email system for all academic, administrative,
and co-curricular communication between faculty, staff and peers.
Check for email and class announcements using iLearn (primary) and University of
the Cumberlands webmail (secondary) daily.
Demonstrate Cumberlands Character in and outside the classroom per the
University Mission & Vision
Ensure you have consistent required technology for the course
Participate in courses regularly to:
Find announcements and updates
Complete assignments on time. Keep in mind that all deadlines use Eastern
Standard Time (EST).
Engage in discussion
Connect with fellow students and faculty
Present written work in an academic and professional manner.
Take examinations on the designated dates and times. Students should make
arrangements with faculty before the designated date for any needed
Contact faculty or student success coordinator with questions or concerns.
Deadlines and Dues Dates: Recognizing that a large part of professional life is meeting
deadlines, it is necessary to develop time management and organizational skills. Failure
to meet the course deadlines may result in penalties. Keep in mind that all deadlines are
set using Eastern Standard Time (EST). Late assignments will NOT be accepted.
Course Activities and Experiences
Students are expected to:
Review any assigned reading material and prepare responses to homework
Actively participate in activities, assignments, and discussions.
Evaluate and react to each other’s work in a supportive, constructive manner.
Complete specific assignments and exams when specified and in a professional
Utilize learned technologies for class assignments.
Connect content knowledge from core courses to practical training placement and
Links to Support
UC Academic Catalog: https://www.ucumberlands.edu/academics/academic-catalog
UC Student Handbook: https://www.ucumberlands.edu/student-handbook
Academic Resources & Writing Center: www.ucumberlands.edu/learningcommons
About University of the Cumberlands:
Instructions for Accessing, Downloading, and Activating Office 365 Pro Plus
(free for UC Students):
A student will be evaluated/weighted on the following basis:
Module 1, General Overview (30%)
Module 2, Job Search Resources (resource folder / no assignment due)
Module 3, Student Employment & Professionalism and Student/Employee Etiquette
Module 4, Applied Learning Practicum Reflection (40%)
Graded work will receive a numeric score reflecting the quality of performance as given
above in evaluation methods. The overall course grade will be determined according to
the following scale:
A= 90 – 100 (90% - 100%)
B= 80 – 89 (80% - 89%)
C = 70 – 79 (70% - 79%)
F < 69 (Below 69%)
Unit Assignment Points
Module 1, General
Week 1 Quiz - Making
Module 1 Quiz
Module 2, Job Search
Access and utilize the
career resources provided
Module 3, Student
Quiz #2 30
Module 4, Applied
Survey / Reflection 40
TOTAL POINTS: 100
This syllabus contains important information critical to your success in this course. It
includes guidelines for this course and the instructor’s current expectations about
content, schedule, and requirements necessary for each student to achieve the best
educational results. While you must review and become familiar with the contents of
this syllabus, the instructor reserves the right to make adjustments or change in the
syllabus from time to time. Any changes to the syllabus will be discussed with the