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Alignment Matrices
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Alignment matrices are designed to ensure the integrity of your instruction and to provide artifacts for the assessment of student learning. In the matrix attached, you will find columns for student outcomes, state standards, national standards, program standards and artifacts from assignments ensuring these areas have been satisfied. 

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Education
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Author:
Katie Olson
College Chemistry I
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The fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry including the physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, the gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, redox reactions, and chemical equilibria. All course content created by Patricia Richard. Content added to OER Commons by Joanna Gray.

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Chemistry
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Syllabus
Author:
Joanna Gray
Date Added:
05/07/2019
Computing System Fundamentals
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This course is designed to familiarize students with basic computer architecture and operating systems and the relationships between hardware and operating systems will be explored. A student who successfully completes this course will also be able to gain strong foundation in the core fundamentals of digital technology. Basic concepts are reinforced by exercises, and hand-on applications. Students will also program and run simple macros in Linux shell. Employability skills, such as Problem solving, Teamwork, Communications and Critical Thinking are integrated into the course work.
4 hours’ lecture.
All course content created by Syeda Ferdous Arar Begum. Content added to OER Commons by Joanna Gray.

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Computer Science
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Reading
Syllabus
Author:
Joanna Gray
Date Added:
05/07/2019
ED 651 Reading and resource list
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Course description: A research-based course on the use of language for thinking, problem-solving and communicating across subject areas. Includes best-practice teaching strategies that will enable all students to become independent learners.

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Education
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Syllabus
Author:
Melanie Landon-Hays
Date Added:
03/12/2019
IS 278 Syllabus: Networks
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Bonaventure, O., Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols and Practice, Release 0.25, Saylor Foundation, 2011. http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Computer-Networking-Principles-Bonaventure-1-30-31-OTC1.pdf

Dordal, P., An Introduction to Computer Networks, Release 1.9.16, 2019. http://intronetworks.cs.luc.edu/current/ComputerNetworks.pdf

Course description: A comprehensive examination of how computers can be linked together to share resources and information. Emphasis will be given to understanding packet switched networks and how they enable contemporary enterprises. Topics include network hardware, software and protocols. Prerequisites: CS13X or CS161 (or concurrent).

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course:
Students will have practical experience using protocols to enable communication between computing devices connected to each other,
Students will have configured an IT infrastructure solution for a small organization, including a network based on standard technology components, servers, security devices, and several different types of computing clients,
Students will apply core concepts underlying IP networks to solve simple network design problems, including IP subnetting.

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Computer Science
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Syllabus
Author:
Thaddeus Shannon
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Introduction to the Solar System - Sample Syllabus
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This sample syllabus for a course on planets, exoplanets, and SETI (using the OpenStax Astronomy textbook) may help beginning instructors think through what sorts of things they might want to put on a syllabus. It can also provide guidance on how to select key sections of the textbook for a course that doesn’t have time to cover everything.

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Physical Science
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Syllabus
Author:
Andrew Fraknoi
Date Added:
07/13/2017
Management Communication for Undergraduates
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This course is designed to provide the student with the range of communication issues a manager will face in the future.  Enduring issues on how to write and speak effectively and devise a successful communications strategy as well as how to make the best use of telecommunications technology will be explored.  Through readings, case studies and application, the student will study such areas as handling feedback, managing meetings, communicating change, communicating with diverse populations and external audiences.  Special focus on how to use communications to achieve organizational goals, how to adapt their communications to the specific needs of their audiences, and how to prepare for intercultural communications challenges. 

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Business and Communication
Communication
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Author:
Karla Back
OER Syllabus for WR121
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Course Description:
Introduces academic writing as a means of inquiry.
Employs critical reading, discussion and the writing process to explore ideas, develop cultural awareness and formulate positions.
Emphasizes development of a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Syllabus
Author:
Jenn Kamrar
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Open WR 300 Workplace and Technical Writing Syllabus Documents
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Folder of openly licensed course documents including syllabus and assignment prompts.

Course description: Instruction and practice in professional workplace writing, with emphasis on genre, audience and collaboration.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Author:
Lars Soderlund
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Open Women's Health Syllabus and Reading List
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Course Description: This course examines selected health issues and their physical and emotional effects on women. Examples of topics include: body image, eating disorders, reproductive life, violence, menopause, cancer, depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and the politics of women’s health.

Performance Based Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Identify key health issues as they relate to women.
2. Access community resources as they relate to women’s health issues.
3. Differentiate women’s chronic conditions from a treatment and prevention perspective.
4. Identity the components and influences of psychological health from a gender perspective.
5. Contrast current and historical treatment of women in the health care system.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Syllabus
Author:
Raschel Larsen
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Public Speaking Course Documents
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Folder of documents includes syllabus, readings, activities, worksheets, and videos.

COCC Catalog’s Course Description: “Emphasizes enhancing the relationship between speaker and audience through the content, organization and delivery of short oral presentations. Helps relieve student speech anxiety.”

Comm111 offers basic instruction in public speaking. The ability to speak successfully in public will benefit your professional, academic, and social life. Much like good writing, good public speaking requires preparation, organization and structure. This course will provide you with the tools for presenting your thoughts and ideas to others, orally, as you practice speaking to your peers. This course will also enable you to become a more discerning consumer of speeches – including political oratory.

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Communication
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Activity/Lab
Syllabus
Author:
Lilli Ann Linford-Foreman
Date Added:
03/13/2019
RC 631 Syllabus
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Syllabus of open, free, and low-cost readings.

Course description:
Professional rehabilitation counselors who work with clients who are Deaf or have disabilities at various points in their lifespan will often also work with family members. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to provide graduate students with information that will provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, from birth to old age. Family systems and how families who have members who are Deaf or who have disabilities will be
explored. Topics for this course will include the following: (a) a general overview of the expanded family life cycle; (b) an explanation of six developmental stages; (c) an introduction of family counseling theories and clinical application; (d) a demonstration of how to use genograms to track family history through the family life cycle; and (e) an understanding of how diverse characteristics including gender, spirituality, age, ethnic or cultural background, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status impact the family throughout the lifespan.

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Special Education
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Syllabus
Author:
Chungfan Ni
Date Added:
03/14/2019
SOC 223 Syllabus
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Syllabus for Introduction to Sociology: Theory using OpenStax Introduction to Sociology 2e.

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Sociology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Christopher Solario
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Shop Practices Syllabus
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Syllabus of open/free readings.

Course description:
This course addresses the general lab skills and knowledge required to function safely and effectively in an electronics laboratory or shop environment. The student will be introduced to concepts in electronic circuit assembly, wire termination, and soldering. Included is an overview of various electrical schematics and diagrams used in the design, assembly, and repair of electrical and electronic systems. The proper use of common lab equipment and hand tools will be covered. This is a hands-on course intended to give the student experience performing tasks that are best taught by practice.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
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Syllabus
Author:
Doug Weiss
Date Added:
03/18/2019
Stress Management Syllabus
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Openly licensed syllabus assigns low-cost textbook (The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal, ISBN: 9781101982938)

Course description:
Course Description: The course is designed for students interested in a comprehensive approach to the management of stress. The class will examine the historical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, psychological, and physiological foundations of the stress concept. This broad understanding of stress will be the basis for the study
of the role that stress plays in health and disease. Students will explore a wide variety of stress management/relaxation techniques. The course will include lectures, critical thinking exercises, class discussions, workbook activities, quizzes, exams, and practical applications of various stress management techniques.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Daniel Montoya
Date Added:
03/15/2019
Syllabus Infographic PowerPoint Templates
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The Cambrian College Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub has created a series of syllabus templates designed as infographics.

These templates have been created in PowerPoint to assist educators in developing and customizing a more visual introduction to their course. These illustrative templates are simple so that your students can have an easy-to-digest and engaging overview of your course. The syllabus is often the first piece of information that students will receive in their course. They often refer to this to help them become oriented with the course activities and assessments; it’s an important element to their success.

Visit our website to download the templates individually by hovering over the previews and clicking the “Download Template” button to receive the single PowerPoint file. To receive all of the templates as a ZIP file package, click the “Download All Templates” button.

For help in customizing the templates in PowerPoint, we have also included a short how-to video.

These templates by Cambrian College are licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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Education
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Assessment
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
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Cambrian College
Author:
Cambrian College
Date Added:
08/23/2019
WR 121—Academic Composition, Schedule and Readings
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Syllabus of free/open course readings.

Course description:
WR 121 focuses on rhetorical reading, thinking, and writing as a means of inquiry. Students will gain fluency with key rhetorical concepts and utilize these in a flexible and collaborative writing process, reflecting on their writing process with the goal of developing metacognitive awareness. They will employ conventions, including formal citations, appropriate for a given writing task, attending to the constraints of audience, purpose, genre, and discourse community. Students will compose in two or more genres. They will produce 3000-3500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. If the focus is primarily multimodal, students will produce at least one essay that integrates research and demonstrates an understanding of the role of an assertive thesis in an academic essay of at least 1000 words.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Jennifer Forbess
Date Added:
03/12/2019
WR 122 open/free syllabus
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Course description:
WR 122 continues the focus of WR 121 in its review of rhetorical concepts and vocabulary, in the development of reading, thinking, and writing skills, along with metacognitive competencies understood through the lens of a rhetorical vocabulary. Specifically, students will identify, evaluate, and construct chains of reasoning, a process that includes an ability to distinguish assertion from evidence, recognize and evaluate assumptions, and select sources appropriate for a rhetorical task.
Students will employ a flexible, collaborative, and appropriate composing process, working in multiple genres, and utilizing at least two modalities. They will produce 3500-4500 words of revised, final draft copy or an appropriate multimodal analog for this amount of text. If the focus is primarily multimodal, students will produce at least one essay of a minimum of 1500 words, demonstrating competence in both research and academic argumentation.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Amy Beasley
Date Added:
03/14/2019
The Word for Instructors
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An instructor resource to accompany The Word on College Reading and Writing, which is an open educational resource (OER) for developing college readers and writers.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Monique Babin
Date Added:
11/26/2018