Texas Government
GOVT. 2306 - Web

Welcome to Dr. Dille's Texas Government 2306 Web Course for Summer I!













Welcome to Texas Government 2306 Web
Summer Session I--2008

Announcements

  • The first day of class is Monday, June 2 for Summer Session I 2008. Before starting the course please fill out the Student Information Bio, then fill out the Web Checklist (click the blue text to open the two questionnaires).   
     

  • Students  will not be able to login into the course until the first class day. Login instructions to Blackboard are located at http://www.odessa.edu/virtual/bblogin.htm.
     

  • Click on all of the buttons on this webpage and read through the course info to familiarize yourself with the assignments (2 web assignments and 2 discussion topics), the exams (4 on-line and a final exam on campus) and other policies and requirements of the course.  I encourage you to print out the info and put in a 3-ring binder for easy reference.  ( I even do it myself!)    
     

  • NEW OC Email Policy: All OC students MUST use their OC student email address for all OC business and courses.  All emails the instructor sends out will be to students' OC student email addresses.  After Friday, June 6, only student emails using the OC email address will be answered.  To access your student email, go to the OC webpage at http://www.odessa.edu/ and in the upper right hand corner you will find "Quick Links" and beneath that the "Blackboard" and "Student Email" links
     

  • Technical Contact Person
    Students having technical problems with Blackboard  should contact Derrick Conway at 335-6682 or dconway@odessa.edu
     

  • All students MUST attend one of the following Blackboard Training sessions in the LRC 302:
        
    1.  
    Monday, June 2  at 10 am & 5 pm          
         2.  
    Tuesday, June 3
    at 2 pm
         3.  
    Wednesday, June 4 at 5 pm

    --20 bonus points for attendance.
     

  • Go to the Blackboard Discussion Board (by clicking on "Communication" in Blackboard's menu) and post your personal bio and respond to another student's bio by 10 pm Wed. June 4-5 bonus points
  • Send email to instructor by 1 pm Wednesday June 4--5 bonus points (those late registering email ASAP to get on email list)
  • Instructor suggestion: click on all of buttons to left, read and print out information & put in 3-ring binder for future reference during the semester.
     

  • Voter's Card: Students can earn bonus points by showing proof they are registered to vote.  Simply email a scanned copy of your voter's card to me or fax a copy to 335-6667.
    20 bonus points
     

  • Here are some important links if you have questions or problems concerning Blackboard:
     

  • Getting Started: http://www.odessa.edu/virtual/student/gettingstarted.htm

    Blackboard Login Instructions: http://www.odessa.edu/virtual/bblogin.htm

    Blackboard System Requirements: http://www.odessa.edu/virtual/blackboard/requirements.htm

    Blackboard Browser Configuration: http://www.odessa.edu/virtual/blackboard/browser.html
     

  • This web site was last updated on 5/12/08

    Brian K. Dille

Instructor:  Dr. Brian K. Dille 
Office: Deaderick Hall 209
Office Phone: 432/335-6592
Fax: 432/335-6667
E-mail: bdille@odessa.edu
Surface Mail: Odessa College
201 West University
Odessa, Texas 79764
Office Hours: Leave email messages and I will respond as quickly as possible
Blackboard: Click here to go to the Blackboard login page.  The OC webmaster will enroll you in this course on Blackboard.  Once that is done, you will only need to login each time, click "Courses", then "Government 2306", and you will be in my course for test-taking, assignments, announcements, etc. 

Texts:

Maxell and Crain, Texas Politics Today, 13th edition
  • The first 4 exams will be taken online.
  • THE FINAL EXAM MUST BE TAKEN AT THE ODESSA COLLEGE TESTING CENTER

  • VCT STUDENTS CAN TAKE THE FINAL IN A PROCTORED TESTING SITE ON THEIR HOME CAMPUS
    VCT students MUST provide the instructor with all necessary information:

    • Contact person

    • Mailing address

    • Email address

    • Fax number

    • Phone number

     

    LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY

    Late assignments will be accepted up to1 day (24 hours) after the due date.  No exceptions.

     

  • See Syllabus for more information

Grievance Policy - Chain of Command

Student -> Instructor -> Department Chair -> Division Dean ->
 Vice President -> President -> Board of Trustees
 

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