Accounting 1B Principals of Accounting 2008
Instructor: Dr. Robert Daily
Telephone: 310-660-3779 Office Location: Bus 119
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Monday 7:00-8:00am For questions: email@example.com Tuesday 7:00-8:00am
; Your textbook for Business 1B is Williams/Haka/Bettner/Carcello, Financial & Managerial
o When you purchase your textbook from the El Camino Bookstore (most highly
recommended to avoid problems), make sure that you purchase the package for the online
course. ISBN 978-0-07-8154317
o If you need further assistance with the book or other publisher issues call McGraw –Hill -
Telephone Number: 800-331-5094
o There is also a study guide available for this class. You may find more information by going
to the publisher’s website: http://www.mhhe.com/williams_basis14e and log-in to
Homework Manager Plus.
; Extra handout material: Please check the General Information section for Key Figures, the Problems,
as well as special worksheets and other useful materials.
; I recommend that you make use of the McGraw-Hill web site under Homework Manager Plus to
obtain additional information on the topics covered in this course.
; This course is on PACIFIC TIME! Therefore, midnight (12am) our time (PST) is the end of a day
for the Pageout site. The Homework Manager runs on Eastern time (3 hours earlier than posted time
for Pacific time).
; For online class. All correspondence is via email rather than phone messages. If your issue is
complicated, please send me a brief email and describe your question. I do have office hours, by
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appointment only, to review and respond to your questions in person. Also, I will review any email
during the exam times and respond after the closing time of the exam. The dates and hours are
effective during the regular ECC semester.
; All correspondence via email must include:
o In the email’s subject line you MUST state “ Bus1B , online, last name ,” otherwise you
will be blocked by anti Spam software.
o All emails must be signed with your First Name and Last name.
Once the semester begins, I receive between 100-150 emails a day. On top of that, many people
use only their screen names assuming that I would somehow know who they are. To manage the
volume of correspondence and block spam messages, I request that you include all the
information listed above. Thanks.
; It is your responsibility to drop the course. Late drops or adds are NOT allowed. No
; Unexcused missed exams will result in a fail (zero points) for that exam.
; Because I regard this class as I would any job responsibility, I will hold you to strict standards of
timeliness and ethics. In this regard, late work is unacceptable. Any assignment that is not
submitted by the due date will receive zero (0) points. With regard to ethical conduct, it is my
sincere hope that no student in this class submits tests or assignments that is not his or her own. Any
assignment that is not written solely by the student whose name appears on the submission will
automatically receive a grade of zero (0) for the assignment. Similarly, if a student is determined to
have cheated on an exam, the student will receive a score of zero (0) for the exam. ; Any requests for accommodation during the semester for such things as religious holidays or
disability must be presented to the instructor in writing during the first week of the semester.
; The instructor reserves the right to make changes in this course schedule.
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; COURSE OBJECTIVE
; Demonstrate an ability to read, interpret, and evaluate basic corporate financial statements, notes,
and information as presented in public annual reports.
; Demonstrate an ability to evaluate and solve problems pertaining to corporate segment performance
by using established managerial accounting analysis.
; Demonstrate an ability to differentiate between financial and managerial accounting, define and
solve problems pertaining to the three basic typed of manufacturing cost systems.
; Analyze and solve problems pertaining to corporate budgeting and required supporting schedules.
; Gain the skills to prepare for the CPA Exam and be well on your way in preparing for a career in
accounting and passing the CPA exam.
This class is part two of a two semester’s study of the introduction to accounting principals. The objective of this course (Bus 1B) is to introduce students to the many concepts related to decision making for accounting in business decisions.
Please email me a short biography telling me a bit about yourself before the end of the first week. One final note. Everyone comes to the class with different expectations. Let me address one of those expectations. An online course DOES duplicate the content of the traditional course, but NOT the delivery. An online course relies on the self-directed student completing the assignments, readings, and threads on their own time schedule while meeting the posted deadlines. It is very easy to fall behind in an online class. I will periodically send out reminders for exams and assignments.
All e-correspondence must follow the standard business communications practices. Your emails should start with “Dear” so and so, and always end with a thank you for your help etc.
I expect you to follow rules of common courtesy in all your e-mail messages. If I deem any of them to be inappropriate or offensive, I will forward the message to the online administrators and appropriate action will be taken, not excluding expulsion from the course.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are some potential problems?
Avoid traps. Don't set yourself up for doom by procrastinating, blaming others, mismanaging time or
technology. Cyber students are often in multiple life roles and time is a valuable commodity. 2. How do I take exams?
Over the Internet by logging on to your class and locating the tests as described in the test and
homework schedule below. The tests consist of both multiple choice and true/false questions. 3. Will I be able to see the correct answers for exam questions?
Yes. The answers to the quizzes will be available after the closing date and before the tests. The
answers for the tests will be available for the period 3 to 8 days after the test has closed. 4. Will I be able to get answers to the homework problems at the end of the chapter?
Unfortunately, we cannot post answers to problems online since this posting will be in violation of
copyright laws. Also, many professors assign these problems as part of a student’s overall grade.
Therefore, posting answers online will not only be a violation of copyright laws but also viewed as
unethical or unfair by thousands of professors who are using the same book. The only answers which
we have permission to post are “Key Figures.” You will find the answers posted in the General
Information content section. You may also look in the El Camino College faculty website for answer to
similar problems from past editions of the text book. Previously, ECC had a tutor on campus who would
give you access to the solutions manuals (no copying allowed) but due to budget constraints this
program was discontinued. If you are desperate you may want to check the website of the publisher and
see if they have a student study guide for sale (use the study guide in Homework Manager Plus).
However, I think that you have enough work as is.
1. Who should I contact if I am experiencing a technical problem on the ECC or Mcgraw-Hill
You should email or call the Help Desk. Contacting me for answers will not solve a technical problem.
I don’t have the same administrative rights to view your minute-to-minute activity as the publisher.
However, you can always cc: a copy of your correspondence to me.
TechSupport Email: ?
ECC Tech Support Phone: 1-310-660-6453
cGraw-Hill Pageout Help: 800-331-5094 (prompt 2, prompt 5) M
Mcgraw-Hill Homework Manager: 800-331-5094 (prompt 2, prompt 1)
McGraw-Hill online support: www.mhhe.com/support
5. Where do the homework assignments come from?
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The homework assignments are from your textbook. The assignments should be completed in
homework manager and submitted in homework manager for credit.
6. Do I need to buy the textbook?
Yes. See Required Text above. You are also required to have access to Homework Manager which is
included with your textbook for the El Camino Bookstore. The homework manager plus has an
7. Where do I begin?
8. First and foremost, you must read the Course Syllabus thoroughly. You can find the syllabus and course websites at El Camino faculty webpage, ETUDES course site and Pageout content under the title “General
9. You must also register and sign-in for general review and test taking at:
10. You must register and sign-in to work and submit homework assignments at:
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Read the information carefully. I receive many questions from students regarding issues detailed in the
syllabus. For example, “Where do I send my homework?”
11. Once I am in the class website what do I do?
Once you have entered your Pageout Course, you will find the chapters listed in course content. When
you click on any chapter you will find the lecture, the assignments and other study tools such as a
practice quiz, power point presentations, summaries etc. Make sure to use as many tools as possible.
The homework manager plus site has the same content. See below for assignments and scoring. 12. If I have not entered the site by the first week of school, are there any consequences?
YES, you will be dropped. Each student must register log-in and take the assignments for homework in
homework manager and quizzes in Pageout. There are no “reinstates” or “late adds” for an online course.
I will turn in the drop rosters based on student activity through Thursday of the first week of school.
Class emails will be sent to the pageout student email address.
13. When are homework assignments due?
See dates listed in homework manager start page.
14. Where do I find my grades?
The Gradebook in the Pageout site (http://rdaily.pageout.net/ ) and the homework grade from Home
Work Manager ( Summer 2008 Homework Manager). See the lists on the page once you enter each site.
The score for homework manager will be added to your gradebook score.
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15. I have sent you email, but you have not responded?
As described in the syllabus: “All correspondence must include your first and last names and the class
enrolled must be in the subject line.” I receive a large volume of email. Much of the email is junk but I
can’t be responsible for any email delivered to “junk.” The only way I can distinguish between my
students email and “junk” email is to have all students follow the aforementioned request. Also, I do not
respond to any anonymous email. An example of the email is one that would only include a “screen
name,” such as firstname.lastname@example.org.