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Cbu Online & Professional Studies Syllabus

CBU’s Division of Online and Professional Studies (OPS) specializes in “distance education” for working adults and others who need a flexible learning schedule.

Keywords: Professional Studies,Online education

California Baptist University, Online & Professional Studies


Course Number and Section, Title, Units


Insert the course description, which can be located in the University
Prerequisites: List or "None"


CBU’s Division of Online and Professional Studies (OPS) specializes
in “distance education” for working adults and others who need a
flexible learning schedule. It offers university courses and degree
programs both fully online and in “hybrid” format (partly online and
partly on-ground).

Each “course week” begins on a Monday and ends on Sunday.
Students should log in several times throughout the week to
participate in online discussions and other activities. OPS
recommends that students complete the various readings and
assignments in the order in which they are presented, but the
format does allow some flexibility for students to modify their
approach or even to work ahead.

Active participation in every assignment and every online discussion
is expected. Students should be careful of any assignments that
have specific “opening” or “closing” times, and they should regularly
consult the Course Schedule to ensure that they complete all work
in a timely manner.

Students access all course materials via the Blackboard 9 site,
which includes minimum system requirements and orientation
tutorials designed to equip class members for online study. These
items can be found in the "technology help" folder located through
the "student resources" link on the Blackboard course menu.


Insert your information below, then change the text to black, and
delete these instructions.

1. Name
2. Office location
3. Phone
4. Email
5. Office hours


The Campus Store provides textbook services for those students
seeking to make an on-campus purchase and/or to utilize book
vouchers. For students choosing to purchase their books online,
click here to order book(s) from Amazon. Certain books may only be
available through the publisher or other alternatives as noted below.

1. Required texts, including APA formatted references and ISBN
2. Links to web-related resources (check for accuracy).

Also add any additional information regarding required resources
such as videos, lab kits, etc.


Insert course objectives here. This should be a simple copy/paste of
the identical table from the Course Design Worksheet.

Course Objectives SLO* USO**
Objective 1: Students will demonstrate a
fundamental understanding of leadership theories and 1.1, 1.2 APa
practices with special emphasis given to their
adaptation and application to the real world (sample). (sample) (sample)

Students will be able to:
Objective 1.1: identify fundamental
leadership theories (sample).
Objective 1.2:
Objective 1.3:
Objective 2:
Students will be able to:
Objective 2.1:
Objective 2.2:
Objective 2.3:
Objective 3:
Students will be able to:
Objective 3.1:

Objective 3.2:
Objective 3.3:
Objective 4:
Students will be able to:
Objective 4.1:
Objective 4.2:
Objective 5:
Students will be able to:
Objective 5.1:
Objective 5.2:
Objective 5.3:

*Student Learning Outcomes; **University Student Outcomes –
Academically Prepared: Critical Thinking for Literacy (APa);
Academically Prepared: Math, Science, Tech. (APb); Biblically
Rooted (BR); Globally Minded (GM); Equipped to Serve: Profession,
Workplace (ESa); Equipped to Serve: Social Ethics, Community
Involvement (ESb)


Please add a one-paragraph description for each assignment. After
each assignment, in parenthesis, add the CSO(s) being addressed.
Please note the Critical Assignment and add the following to its
overview - This is the Critical Assignment for this course and must
be passed at an acceptable rate in order to pass the course.

* All work submitted for this course must be your own work, must
have been developed specifically for this course, and may not have
been submitted for evaluation or assessment in any other course.
The Critical Assignment must be passed at an acceptable rate in
order to pass the course.

Course Evaluation Plan

An assessment instrument (checklist, rubric, etc.) will accompany
each major graded assignment. See the course website for specific
assignment criteria and the accompanying grading instruments

Points Distribution

Graded assignments will be weighted as follows:

Graded Assignments Points Possible
Learning Activity #1 20
Learning Activity #2 40
Learning Activity #3 100

Total Points: 1000

Final Grades

The following scale will be used when calculating final grades:

A 93%-100% B- 80%-82% D+ 67%-69%
A- 90%-92% C+ 77%-79% D 63%-66%

B+ 87%-89% C 73%-76% D- 60%-62%
B 83%-86% C- 70%-72% F <60%

Checking Grades

Be sure to check your grades often via the Blackboard Grade


OPS courses begin on a Monday. Accordingly, an OPS course week
extends from Monday through Sunday. Unless stated otherwise,
graded assignments are due on the last day of the course week

Insert weekly learning activities developed in the OPS Course
Design Worksheet. If an assignment is not due on the last day of
the week, then provide a due date stated in terms of the course
week and day (e.g. “Week 1, Day 4”), rather than the calendar date
(e.g. “May 7, 2010”).

Week Learning Activities Assignments
1 Week 1, Day
Learning Activity #1 4

Learning Activity #2 Week 1, Day

Unit 2: Foundations

Learning Activity #3 Week 2, Day
Learning Activity #4 1
Learning Activity #5
Etc. Week 2, Day
Week 3
Week 2, Day
Week 5






* The course schedule, located in the syllabus, always dictates the
due date for a particular activity or assignment.



All written work must be of professional quality. All written work
must be keyed using a computer. Handwritten work will not be
accepted. In addition, work that has excessive (more than 2 per
page) or distracting grammatical, mechanical, or typographical
errors will be graded accordingly. All written assignments should be
written using the APA style format.

As a professional, you are expected to collaborate with your
colleagues during in-class activities or out-of-class group projects,
and to respect one another with exemplary listening skills during all
interactions, presentations, and class discussions. This also requires
supporting your classmates with positive body language and
appropriate verbal communication.

Regular Effective Contact

Students and instructors will, at a minimum, adhere to the

 LancerMail should be used for all email communication and
checked on a daily basis.

 Timely feedback for communication is 24 hours* and may be
handled by email, phone, or in person.

 Timely feedback for assessed work is 72 hours* for minor
assignments (section tests, smaller papers/projects) and 1
week* for major assignments (midterm, final, major

* After submission deadline and/or excluding weekends

Late Assignments

Insert your policy regarding late assignments.

(In determining the penalty for assignments submitted beyond the
due date, OPS faculty may use reasonable discretion based on the
nature of the assignment and the circumstances. The bottom line
is that a clearly articulated late assignment policy must be

*Late work will not be accepted after the course end date.


"Netiquette" can be described as a set of guidelines that govern the
behavior of Internet users. These guidelines are a collection of best
practices that promote professionalism, respect, safety and good
digital citizenship.

A summary of Netiquette guidelines has been created based on
published sources such as Virginia Shea's online book, Netiquette
(2004). The summary can be accessed via the following Web link:

All students are expected to follow Netiquette guidelines when
communicating electronically with classmates and instructors.

Academic Honesty

All violations of the Honor Code must be reported to the Student
Services Office. A first incident of violation of the Honor Code
is handled at the discretion of the professor, in consultation
with the Director of Student Conduct. Judicial sanctions for an
offense are handled on a case-by-case basis depending on the
seriousness of the violation, prior violations, and other factors.
Judicial sanctions may include, but are not limited to, loss of a letter
grade, failure of the respective assignment/examination, or failure
in the course in which the offense occurred, suspension, and/or
expulsion from the University. A detailed discussion of academic

dishonesty appears in the CBU Student Handbook.

Students with Disabilities

Students who have a documented disability and wish to arrange the
appropriate accommodation must contact the Coordinator of
Disability Services at [email protected].


Insert suggested resources for further study here. This should be a
formatted reference list written in the appropriate style (APA, MLA,

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