Colorado State University, Pueblo
CTL 494 — MAESTRO Field Experience — Fall 2018

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Class Meetings: Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm in GCB312      Office Hours: by appointment

Instructor: Jonathan Poritz     Office: GCB 314D     E-mail:
Phone: 549-2044 (office — any time); 357-MATH (personal;please use sparingly)

Texts: Various [free, open, on-line] resources will be provided

Prerequisites: This course is for MAESTRO cohort members.

Course Content/Objective: The Catalog entry for this course is:

CTL 494 Field Experience (1-3 VAR)
Field experience in an educational setting. (*) Repeatable

This 1-credit course is designed for MAESTRO cohort members who have completed a summer MAESTRO program and who wish to extend the cohort experience into the academic year. Students will work in teams, in collaboration with academic and support faculty and staff, and will participate in experiential learning opportunities throughout the semester. For every hour you spend in class, you will be expected to spend a minimum of 2 hours of your own time completing required assignments. Some class days may be held off campus; in the event you do not have transportation, the CTL will provide an alternative assignment or transportation options. You are expected to come to class professionally/appropriately attired, prepared and ready to discuss assignments, and to fully participate in all assigned activities.


Student Learning Outcomes:

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty is any form of cheating which results in students giving or receiving unauthorized assistance in an academic exercise or receiving credit for work which is not their own. In cases of academic dishonesty, the instructor will inform the chair of the department prior to implementation of punitive action. Academic dishonesty is grounds for disciplinary action by both the instructor and the Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Any student judged to have engaged in academic dishonesty may receive a failing grade for the work in question, a failing grade for the course, or any other lesser penalty which the instructor finds appropriate. To dispute an accusation of academic dishonest, the student should first consult with the instructor. If the dispute remains unresolved, the student may then state his or her case to the department chair (or the dean if the department chair is the instructor of the course).
Academic dishonesty is a behavioral issue, not an issue of academic performance. As such, it is considered an act of misconduct and is also subject to the University disciplinary process as defined in the CSU-Pueblo Student Code of Conduct Policies and Procedures Manual. Whether or not punitive action has been implemented by the faculty, a report of the infraction should be submitted to the Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management who may initiate additional disciplinary action. A student may appeal a grade through the Academic Appeals Board. The Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management's decision may be appealed through the process outlined in the Student Code of Conduct Policies and Procedures Manual.

Accommodations: Colorado State University-Pueblo abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which stipulate that no student shall be denied the benefits of education "solely by reason of a handicap." If you have a documented disability that may impact your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see the Disability Resource & Support Center as soon as possible to arrange accommodations. In order to receive accommodations, you must be registered with and provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Resource & Support Center, which is located in the Library and Academic Resources Center, Suite 169.

Mandatory Reporting: Colorado State University-Pueblo is committed to maintaining respectful, safe, and nonthreatening educational, working, and living environments. As part of this commitment, and in order to comply with federal law, the University has adopted a Pollicy on Discrimination, Protected Class Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, & Retaliation. You can find information regarding this policy, how to report violations of this policy, and resources available to you, on the Office of Institutional Equity's website (
Please familiarize yourself with the reporting requirements of this policy. Because I am a faculty member, I am a "Responsible Employee." That means I have to report to the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity if you tell me that your subjected to, or engaged in, any of the following acts: discrimination, protected class harassment, sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, stalking, and retaliation.

  course %
In-class writing 25%
Outside-class writing 25%
Classroom participation 5%
Doing readings 10%
Professionalism 10%
Assigned Events/Activities 25%