ETWR 2364 Practicum: Writing Strategic Plans for Nonprofit Organizations (Fall 2011)


Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, 2nd Edition, by Michael Allison and Jude Kaye
Management Essentials for Christian Ministries by Michael J. Anthony and James Estep, Jr.


In this course:



Your final grade will be based on the following:

Category Points
Worksheets (10) 10
Mission, Vision, Values Statements 10
Policies and Procedures 10
Protocols 10
Organizational Chart 10
Staff and Volunteer Job Descriptions 10
Strategic Plan and and Operations Manual 40


It is important to remember that simply fulfilling the minimum requirements of the course warrants an average grade (as in C), not an A. Below is the overall grade breakdown for the course.

90-100 A (excellent overall)
80-89 B (good with some excellent aspects)
70-79 C (adequate)
60-69 D (mostly adequate with some unacceptable aspects)
59 and below F (unacceptable overall)

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Academic Freedom Statement: Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class. In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor. It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.

Scholastic Dishonesty Statement: Acts prohibited by the College for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework. (See the Student Handbook.) Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an F in the course and/or expulsion from this institution.

Student Discipline Statement: Classroom behavior should support and enhance learning. Behavior that disrupts the learning process will be dealt with appropriately, which may include having the student leave class for the rest of that day. In serious cases, disruptive behavior may lead to a student being withdrawn from the class. ACC's policy on student discipline can be found in the Student Handbook.

Students with Disabilities Statement: Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester. (See the Student Handbook.)

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