College of Business & Technology
Department of Information Systems & Technology
Spring 2020

1. Course Information:
Prefix: IS (Information Systems)
Number: 3003
CRNs: (Course Reference Number) IS 30463
Credits: 3 hours undergraduate credit
Title: System Development Using RAD Tools

2. Instructor Name:
Name:     Dr. Bill Rosener
E-mail: rosener@nsuok.edu
Phone: (918) 456-4482 (cell)
(918) 444-2923 (office)
Office Location: 221-D Business and Technology  
Office Hours: Office Hours
Homepage: https://www.billrosener.com

3. Course Delivery Method:

4. Workload / Credit Hour Statement:
You should plan on a minimum average of 9 hours per week of “time on task.” Time on task includes any time that students spend interacting with course materials and participating in learning activities, including but not limited to readings, projects, assignments, videos, student-student or student-professor interaction, and exams.

5. Class Days / Meeting Times:
Asynchronous learning - you can complete the work on your own schedule.

6. Course Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites:
Computer proficiency.

7. Catalog Description:
A Business Information System is developed using a Rapid Application Development Tool. A complete Information System (front end, application logic, and back end) will be prototyped (designed, implemented, tested, and documented) in a hands-on setting. Scripting languages will be used to implement the application logic.

8. Course Purpose / Goals:

9. Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Read, revise, and write basic client side scripting programs.
  • Read, revise, and write basic server side scripting programs.
  • Detect and correct syntax, run time, and logic errors.
  • Produce a portfolio of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in computer programming.
  • Strengthen their ability to comprehend and synthesize information; and improve their writing, oral, and critical thinking skills.
  • 10. Instructional Methods / Strategies:
    The expected course outcomes will be realized through a variety of instructional strategies including: training videos, lecture notes, textbook, and other related readings and activities. Additional course materials will be provided as handouts, assigned URLs, or placed on the Web.

    11. Learning Outcome Assessment Methods:
    Initial task* 10  
    Discussion Board 50  
    Assignments** 280  
    Final Project 40  

    Total 380  
    *Obtain space, complete syllabus agreement
    **14 Assignments (20 points each)

    The point assignments shown above are approximate and the actual point assignments at the end of the semester may vary from the breakdown shown above. Grades are awarded on a total earned basis as a percentage of possible points for the semester.

    12. Instructional Materials:
    Students might consider purchasing a USB flash drive (e.g., Jump Drive). These portable storage devices can be very helpful in storing, carrying, and transferring information between home and school. All students are expected to have their accounts on the NSU networks by the end of the first week of the semester.

    13. Grading Policy / Scale:
    Letter grades are assigned at the end of the semester based on the following scale where X denotes your average.

            Your Average     Grade
    X >= 90%   A
    90% > X >= 80%   B
    80% > X >= 70%   C
    70% > X >= 60%   D
    60% > X   F

    14. Class and Instructor Policies:
    All work is to be prepared and submitted according to the directions given. Extended illness, injury, or emergency situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the professor's discretion.

    15. Academic Policies / Required Information:
    Please go to https://offices.nsuok.edu/academicaffairs/SyllabiInformation.aspx for required information pertaining to:

    The College of Business and Technology (CBT) Standards of Professional Behavior are designed and established to foster a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment conducive to the preparation of students for success in an increasingly challenging, diverse, and global society. Students enrolled in classes offered by the CBT are expected to behave according to those Standards of Professional Behavior. The complete text of the CBT Standards of Professional Behavior may be found on the CBT website at: https://academics.nsuok.edu/businesstechnology/CBT-Standards.aspx

    16. Student Support:
    Students who may need assistance accessing sufficient food to eat every day, lack a safe and stable place to live, or who may be experiencing mental health challenges impacting their performance in the course are urged to contact Student Affairs or HawkReach Counseling Services for support. Additional resources are available through the Food Pantry (NSU-BA) and Rowdy's Resource Room (NSU-Tahlequah). An online report may also be submitted through the Report Concern link.

    17. Course Concerns or Complaints
    Students who wish to express a concern about a course or academic issue are encouraged to follow this process:

    18. Grade Appeal
    A student may petition a course grade change by using the Grade Appeals Process if satisfactory resolution cannot be achieved after consultation with the instructor and/or Dean. The Grade Appeals Process must be formally initiated with a written appeal to the Dean within four months following awarding of the original course grade. Please contact the dean of the college in which the grade was given for a copy of the grade appeals process and the conditions which allow for the appeal of a course grade.

    19. Class Calendar with Assignment Due Dates:
    See "Steps to completing this course" for assignment due dates.