Toolkit Update: 8.26.15
All of the links in the Toolkit collection on the course web site have been verified and/or updated. Dead links have been removed and several new search tools, web resources and background readings have been added. You may need to click the refresh/reload button on your web browser to see the changes.
Instructor's Office Hours: 8.26.15
In this virtual online course environment, I am "in my office" 24/7/365. I monitor incoming email correspondence on my smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop computer and respond throughout the day/evening/weekend.
I will make every effort to respond to email correspondence within 24 hours. If you have not received a reply within 24 hours, you can assume that your message or my reply was not successfully delivered. If that is the case, please leave voicemail on my GoogleVoice number (559.495.1919) with your name, course number and a phone number where I can reach to to troubleshoot the issue.
If you need to speak with me on the phone about other issues, the quickest way to reach me will be to send an email message that includes your course number, your question and a phone number at which I can reach you. I will return your call as quickly as possible.
How Soon Can I Get My Grade? 8.26.15
I make it a practice to review logbooks and projects on the day that they arrive.
If you have reached the three week minimum course completion date and after I have notified you that I received your logbook and project, you will be able to submit the online grade form for TEC 908 using your account on the University website.
After I have reviewed your logbook and project, I will be able to immediately submit your grade to the University for processing. I will notify you when I have done that.
" Grades are posted (by Fresno Pacific University) within two business days of notification from instructor. A pdf Final Grade Report is available to print by logging in to the CPD website and clicking on Final Grade Report.
An official transcript may be obtained from the Order Transcripts link on the left side menu after the computerized grade report is received by the student. The grade report will reflect credit in the semester in which the course was registered; the transcript will reflect the actual course beginning and ending dates. The ending date is based on the postmark (or email attachment timestamp) on materials submitted to the instructor (for the final course completion review)."
University privacy policies do not permit instructors to issue "verification of course completion" letters to your school district. You will need to contact the Center for Professional Development office directly if you need that service. Call the office at 1-800-372-5505.
Course Number Change: 9.1.11
On September 1, 2011 Fresno Pacific University changed the course number for this course from INT 925 to EDU 914. The course content did not change. Course participants who registered for the course prior to August 31, 2011 will be issued a grade for INT 925 upon completion of the course. Course participants who register for the course after September 1, 2011 will be issued a grade for EDU 914 upon completion of the course. Please call the Center for Professional Development Office at Fresno Pacific University at 1-800-372-5505 if you have any questions.
Website Updates: 6.22.11
Effective immediately, the University is recommending at all course participants "go green" and utilize a digital logbook and the online Submit Grade Form option on the University website upon completion of the course. Utilizing this option will expedite grade processing.
If you registered for the course prior to June 2011, you will still have the option of submitting the hard-copy logbook and the hard-copy triplicate grade form that was included in your course materials packet.
Contact me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 559.495.1919
The Course Support Documents section of the EDU 914 website was updated to reflect these changes. Module 8 was updated to reflect recent changes to online search tools.
Primary Course Email Address Changed: 1.17.11
Effective immediately, I am changing my primary course email address to
Why? My previous email address(es) have been publicly visible on the web for several years and have been increasingly and relentlessly targeted by spammers (over 18,000 junk email messages in 2010!).
I have been testing various filtering alternatives for the past several months and have found that Gmail currently offers the most robust spam filters which will (hopefully...) identify and eliminate most of that junk email.
This change should be not cause any difficulties for you, the course participant. I will continue to monitor and receive email sent to my previously used address but will now respond from my gmail address.
Please adjust your address book entries to my new gmail address at your earliest convenience.
Listserve Discontinued: 1.17.11
Use of the EDU 914 course listserve has been discontinued. Click here or on the listserve link above for details.
Junk Mail Filtering
Most of us now have some form of junk mail filtering on our e-mail accounts. Often this filtering is provided by our internet service providers with little or no imput from us.
While this has in most cases dramatically reduced the volume of junk mail that has been appearing in our inboxes, sometimes legitimate e-mail is incorrectly identified as junk mail and deleted before it reaches us.
As those of you who have been working with me realize, I routinely respond to incoming e-mail within 24 hours (usually much quicker...). If you have not received a response to messages that you have sent within 24 hours, please notify me using my regular online course e-mail address <email@example.com> with a CC (carbon copy) to my backup e-mail address which is <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
If you still do not receive a response, please call and leave a message on my answering machine <559.495.1919>.
It is strongly suggested that you use the exact message titles indicated in the assignment prompts. Junk mail filters are often set to delete messages sent without a message title or with a generic message title (Hi, Hey, Hello, Re: Fwd: etc.)
It is also most helpful if you include your name somewhere in the body of the e-mail message, especially if your e-mail address does not include elements of your name.
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