INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Gail S. Ludwig
Office: 6 Stewart Hall
Phone: 882-323

Monday: 1:30-3pm
Tuesday: 2-3pm
Can't make these times? Email me! I am happy to meet you at a time that fits into your schedule.

Class readings will be available online at the class Blackboard site (See Grading link below) or on this course website.

This course will use a strengths development program that will give you the opportunity to identify and develop your individual strengths. The cost of this program is $15. Details on the program will be provided in class. If you are curious and want to read a bit about it click on the following link: StrengthsQuest.

GRADING: (click for link to Blackboard)
The grading policies of the University of Missouri will be observed in this class. The standards for grading are: A - indicates superior work B - indicates work above average C - indicates average work D - indicates work below average F - indicates failure

GRADE CHANGES: Only in the event of a mechanical error

WITHDRAWL: The official policy of the university will be observed

Only with justification. These must be approved by the department chairman.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS: Papers turned in late, without justification will suffer a penalty of 5 points per day from the date due.

ATTENDANCE: Not required, but highly recommended.

DISABILITY: If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. Please see me privately after class, during my office hours or at my office -- 6 Stewart Hall.

To request academic accommodations (for example, a notetaker), students must also register with the Office of Disability Services, S5 Memorial Union, 882-4696. It is the campus office responsible for reviewing documentation provided by students requesting academic accommodations, and for accommodations planning in cooperation with students and instructors, as needed and consistent with course requirements. For other MU resources for students with disabilities, click on "Disability Resources" on the MU homepage.

COMPUTER USAGE: The integration of computers and computer technology will be an integral part of this class. We will be using a server located on the campus computer backbone and the internet for most assignments. You will be instructed on how to obtain the materials you need early in the semester. Subsequently, it will be your responsibility to log onto the system and access the materials needed for this class. You will be required to have an email account.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards breaches of the academic integrity rules as extremely serious matters. Sanctions for such a breach may include academic sanctions from the instructor, including failing the course for any violation, to disciplinary sanctions ranging from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, collaboration, or any other form of cheating, consult the course instructor.

A FINAL WORD : The University community welcomes intellectual diversity and respects student rights. Students who have questions concerning the quality of instruction in this class may address concerns to either the Departmental Chair, Dean or Director of the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities. All students will have the opportunity to submit an anonymous evaluation of the instructo at the end of the course.