Seminar in Library Management
Topic: Financial Management
Spring 2017 Greensheet
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Canvas Information: Courses will be available beginning January 26th, 6 am PT unless you are taking an intensive or a one unit or two unit class that starts on a different day. In that case the class will open on the first day that the class meets.
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This course will run March 1 through April 5, 2017.
An examination of the connection between the theory and the best practice of strategic financial resource management. Topics include: revenue models, types of budgets, internal controls, resource allocation, financial planning, and acquiring outside resources. Elements of leadership and strategic planning will be explored.
- Participation - 20% - there will be weekly discussion questions. Each student is expected to post a response to the question and then respond to at least one other student. I find that we often learn as much from each other as we do from the readings. This assignment sipports CLO 2.
- Exercises - 40% - these will be comprised of short essays taken from lectures and readings to demonstrate mastery of the materials (2 at 20% each). This assignment supports CLO 3.
- Research Project - 40% - Each student will select a topic of interest and develop a research paper exploring the concept in depth (approx 6 - 8 pages). This assignment will not be due until April 19, 2017. This assignment supports CLO 1.
|4||Assessment and Evaluation|
Discussion, exercise and written assignment due dates will be available within the Canvas course calendar at the beginning of the course.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
INFO 200, INFO 204.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate financial resources.
- Use a range of models and approaches to solve financial resources problems.
- Identify viable alternative solutions and actions and recognize the consequence of their implementation.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
INFO 282 supports the following core competencies:
- D Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy.
- I Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information.
- Holt, G.E., & L.E. Holt (2016). Crash course in library budgeting and finance. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. Available through Amazon: 1440834741
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA or Informatics) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class if you wish to stay in the program. If - on the second attempt - you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/syllabusinfo/. Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.
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