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1 Course Introduction PSY 5559

2 S. Kathleen Krach, Ph.D. Professor at the Troy Montgomery Campus
School Psychology/ School Psychometry Electronic Office Hours (office)

Martin, G & Pear, J. (20011). Behavior Modification (9th ed.). New York: Pearson. READINGS From Troy Library E-Reserves Instructor = Krach Password = grits

4 Instructional Materials
Blackboard Syllabus Discussion Boards Groups Projects Weekly Notes Quizzes Final Exam Syllabus PowerPoint Slides Audio Podcasts Readings and Forms Instructional Materials

5 LiveText:
Required for students in: Psychology Programs Psychometry Programs Counseling Programs May be required for students in: Education Programs LiveText Assignments PSY 5559 B-Mod Project Grade Assessment PSY 5559 Behavior Modification Manual Assessment

6 Policies All students were required to obtain and use the TROY e- mail address that is automatically assigned to them as TROY students. All official correspondence will be sent ONLY to the address. All students are responsible for ensuring that the correct address is listed in Blackboard by the beginning of Week #1. is the only way the instructor can, at least initially, communicate with you. It is your responsibility to make sure a valid address is provided. Failure on your part to do so can result in your missing important information that could affect your grade. It is also your responsibility to keep your cleared and sorted. An ed response stating that you were unable to receive the because your inbox was full is not a valid reason for missing the information. It is YOUR responsibility to keep this all going.

7 But, !!!!!!!! “Not having a computer” or “computer crashes” are not acceptable excuses for late work. Have a backup plan in place in case you have computer problems. Most public libraries offer computers for use. Troy University campuses often have “open lab” times for computer use.

8 Timelines and Deadlines
Online not Correspondence Course Late Registration: Students who register during the first week of the term, during late registration, will already be one week behind. Students who fall into this category are expected to catch up with all of Week #1 and Week #2's work by the end of Week #2. No exceptions, since two weeks constitutes a significant percentage of the term's lessons.

9 Course Requirements: Projects
Project 1: B-Mod Project Grade Assessment [note 1] (20%) Project 2: Behavior Modification Manual Assessment [note 1] (20%) Note 1: Critical Assignment: submitted through LiveText when applicable

10 Course Requirments: Tests
Types: Online Quizzes/ Review (10% each; 20% total) Online Final Exam (20%) Quiz/ Exam Information The quizzes will be open-book, 30 items, multiple- choice. They will be available for a specific time period. See the Course Schedule in the back of this syllabus for the dates during which time the exams will be available. The quizzes will be delivered online via Blackboard. They will be found in the Exams/ Quizzes tab section. The quizzes will be timed. Students are allowed one hour to complete the quiz.

11 Course Requirements: Attendance
Class Participation [note 2] (10%) Note 2: PodCast attendance will be recorded through submitting into Blackboard a copy of the notes that you took while listening to the Podcasts. These notes can be .doc files of typed notes, they can be .pdfs files of notes written on copies of the PowerPoint slides, or they can be notes taken within the .ppt document notes section. Attendance graded weekly!

12 Course Requirements: Posts
Online Discussions [note 3] (2 substantive posts per lecture; 10%) Note 3: Discussion grades will not be posted until the last week of class. These are graded PER LECTURE and not per week. Substantive usually means either a question or a response of more than a few words pertaining to the lecture topic. Posts under the instructor or student question sections do not count towards your total. Although posts are required weekly, they are graded at the end of the term!

13 Makeup Work Missing any part of this schedule may prevent completion of the course. If you foresee difficulty of any type (i.e., an illness, employment change, etc.) which may prevent completion of this course, notify the instructor as soon as possible. Failure to do so will result in failure for an assignment and/or failure of the course. See “Attendance,” above. If I have not heard from you by the deadline dates for assignments, exams, or forums, no make-up work will be allowed (unless extraordinary circumstances existed, such as hospitalization). Requests for extensions must be made in advance and accompanied by appropriate written documentation if the excuse is acceptable to the instructor. "Computer problems" are not an acceptable excuse.

14 Incomplete Policy Students must REQUEST an incomplete prior to the last week of class. An incomplete request form (available from Dr. Krach) must be completed. Students must have a legitimate reason for not being able to complete the work. Over 70% of the course work must already be completed with a passing grade prior to the incomplete. It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to notify the professor as soon as an emergency happens. Notification of an emergency later than 10 days after the event (unless the student is physically incapable of doing so) is considered negligent on the part of the student, and no accommodations can be made. An INC is not a substitute for an F. If a student has earned an “F” by not submitting all the work or by receiving an overall F average, then the F stands.

15 Professionalism Ethics In all interactions with the professor as well as any other personnel, professionalism will be maintained at all times. Professionalism refers to 1) Manner of dress; 2) Handling conflict (e.g., behind closed doors, in person, and with respect); 3) Preparation (e.g., read prior to class, have materials needed for the class day); 4) Confidentiality (e.g., within the class, within the schools, etc.); 5) Self-awareness (e.g., know what you don’t know, know when to get supervision, know when to ask for consultation, etc.). All students studying in the field of psychology and counseling are responsible for knowing and behaving under the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. If you are unaware of what is state on the code, it can be found at: e/index.aspx Krach’s Policies

16 Working in Groups Some of your work for Project 1 and 2 will be.
You must let me know ahead of time if there is conflict. You may be asked to rate your group members’ contributions and/or have others rate your contributions. If you have not contributed to a project, and your group members rate you as not contributing, then you may receive a lower grade than your group members.

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