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ACCT, BA, BIS, ECON, and MHR 3250

Amy Sadler
Lindsay Schiess 
3250 Instructor
(435) 797- 3813

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Syllabus- Spring (.doc)
Seminar Session Report Form (PDF)
Seminar Session Report Form (HTML)
Seminar Session Report Form (.doc)

Please note: Refreshments are provided for paid attendees.

Report forms due April 25, 2003

Seminar Locations:
All Seminars are held at the Eccles Conference Center(ECC), which is located near the center of campus. ECC can be found west of the Sci-Tech Library or North of the Merril Library. For a map of the campus click here.


ACCT 3250, BA 3250, BIS 3250, ECON 3250, MHR 3250

Instructor: Lindsay Schiess
Office: B309
Phone: 797-2279 or 797-8270
Website: partnersusu.org

A. Course Offering

This one-half credit course allows students to gain credit for their participation in Partners in Business seminars. It is available without prerequisites to all registered students of the university. Successful completion of the course is a requirement for graduation from the College of Business.

B. Purpose

The purpose of this course is to encourage students to become involved in and take advantage of the valuable opportunities presented by the Partners in Business seminars. Students can enhance their classroom education by correlating what is occurring in the world of business with their textbook studies. This is an excellent chance to learn about the latest business developments, techniques, and methodologies from leading practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Participation in this course also gives students the opportunity to improve business interaction skills and establish contacts with future employers for internship and post-graduation placement.

C. Requirements


1. Attend one course orientation meeting. Choose from the following dates:

Day Date Location Time
Monday January 6 B319 12:30-1:00 pm
Tuesday January 7 B322 4:00-4:30 pm
Wednesday January 8 B319 1:30-2:00 pm
Thursday January 9 B315 7:30-8:00 am
Friday January 10 B318 2:30-3:00 pm

2. Attend a total of seven sessions (speakers) from a minimum of two different seminars. Your attendance at each seminar will be tracked using your student ID card. Scan your card once at the beginning of each session you attend. Seminars are held in the Eccles Conference Center. Specific programs for each seminar detailing speakers, topics, times, and room numbers will be available in B309 one week prior to each seminar or are available on the web at partnersusu.org. The seminar schedule for this semester is listed below:

Seminar Date
Information Technology Seminar
January 22-23, 2003
Customer Service & Marketing Seminar
February 19-20, 2003
Women in Business Seminar
March 19, 2003
Human Resources Seminar April 2-3, 2003

3. Complete one report form for each of the seven seminar sessions attended.
Report forms will be due on Friday, April 25, 2003 before 5:00 p.m. Please keep copies of your reports. Turn in all your completed and signed reports, stapled together, to B309 when you have completed all seven sessions. Late report forms will not be accepted and will result in an "F" grade for this course. If due to work or school schedules, you will not be available to attend the seminars you need to contact the instructor to work out other options.

D. Grading and Completion of Course

The course is offered on a pass/fail basis only. Report forms are available on the Partners in Business web site at partnersusu.org under the student section. A passing grade will be awarded upon timely completion of the following:

1. Attendance at one of the course orientation meetings.
2. Verified attendance at seven seminar sessions from a minimum of two different seminars.
3. Seven completed seminar report forms.

E. Incomplete Grades

Incomplete (IF) grades will be given only in accordance with university policy. In some cases a student may not be able to complete all of the assignments due to extenuating circumstances. These would include (a) incapacitating illness, (b) death in the immediate family, (c) financial responsibilities requiring a student to alter his or her course schedule to secure employment, (d) change in work schedule as required by an employer, or (e) other emergencies of this nature. Documentation of the circumstances cited to justify an incomplete grade is required. An incomplete grade will not be given because of poor performance and will not under any circumstances be given during the first few weeks of the quarter when other methods of exiting the class are available.

F. Comfortable Learning Environment

USU and your instructor are committed to maintaining an inoffensive, non-threatening learning environment for every student. Class members (including the instructor) are to treat each other with respect. Offensive humor and aggressive personal advances are specifically forbidden. If you feel uncomfortable with a personal interaction in class, see your instructor for help in solving the problem. Utah State University and USU's Affirmative Action Office are also willing to help as needed.

If a student has a disability that will likely require some accommodation by the instructor, the student must contact the instructor and document the disability through the Disability Resource Center. In cooperation with Disability Resources, course material may be provided in alternative formats such as large print, audio, diskette, or braille.

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