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WEEK1: WELCOME
 

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Recent class emails:   SMO class information ; 

Emails not delivered:   NONE (Email was undeliverable;  ASAP try to resolve problem or add a different email address in Blackboard)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

EMAIL NOTE:  Automated replies ("Dr. G. has received your email.") are triggered by the code in the "Subject" box of your email (e.g. 707 PQ).  You will not receive the reply instantly, since it is triggered when I download the email from U.C.'s server to my own computer. 

Assignments: LOOK AHEAD at your assignments. It will give you a sense of how long it will take you to complete a given assignment, thereby allowing for better time management. You may submit an assignment earlier than the deadline.
 

The assignments (ASC, and SMP1) give you a chance to think about and to assess your own stressors. Stress assessment is a necessary step in beginning a stress management program for yourself or setting up such a program for others. The Discussion Boards (DBs) are designed primarily to get you to think and secondarily, to demonstrate your ability to apply text material to seemingly unrelated material.
 

Description of the assignments:
 

MONDAY, 3/31  Discussion Board-Autobiography (DB-Autobiography)...Post to Discussion Board even if later than deadline so we get to know something about you.

If you read the Stress Course Overview ("Course Information" tab, "Frequently Asked Questions--Course Information Links Table" link, "Stress Course Overview" link in Table 1), you should be aware that  the first step in a stress managment program is assessing stressors.  The following two assignments are an attempt for you to think about your own stressors.
 

WEDNESDAY, 2 Apr./THURS. 8 AM EST--- DB1-Stress Vulnerability...The only DB that can be made up during WEEK 6.

FRIDAY, 4 Apr..--INTRODUCTORY SURVEY (Due first week of classes): Since this is submitted online, on 9 Jan. and every other day after, I will begin to record the automatic points in your "Gradebook" (click "Student Tools" "My Grade" link). That way you will know if I received it.

MONDAY, 7 Apr../Tues. 8AM EST--ASC--requires that you take 3-5 stress assessments and follow the directions in summarizing and analyzing the results. THIS ASSIGNMENT TAKES TIME TO DO. You will probably spend more time taking the assessments than doing the writing.
 

If you read the Stress Course Overview ("Course Information" tab, "Frequently Asked Questions--Course Information Links Table" link, "Stress Course Overview" link in Table 1), you should be aware that  the first step in a stress management program is assessing stressors.  The following two assignments are an attempt for you to think about your own stressors.
 

FRIDAY, 11 Apr.. MIDNIGHT--SMP1--requires you to briefly chart your stressors (Stress Diary) and to describe the elements on the chart in more detail (Stress Diary Questionnaire).
 

***It must be said that ALL material on assignments will be held in strictest confidence.

EARLY SUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS: Even if you submit your assignment earlier than the deadline, I will not grade the assignment until after the deadline and post all the grades at once. It is much more efficient for me to do this.

When revealed, READ the Mini-Lecture: Fight or Flight on the "Assignments" page for more information on why recognizing the "first signs" of stress are important as well as information on women's stress.

ANSWERING EMAIL QUESTIONS or COMMENTS:

"WHY DO I HAVE TO DO  ______ (fill in the blank)?"--There is a reason for everything you will do in this course and the format in which you do it.  (You are a 'victim" [I hate that word] of past students' problems and mistakes OR U.C.'s problems:)).  It is either because of procedure/process, organization (either yours or mine), OR, in the case of content, what I have found from my years of teaching the course and my experience in doing psychotherapy.  Generally, somewhere in the assignments or Blackboard, these reasons will be explained.  For each written assignment, you will have to identify 1 or 2 Stress Management Objectives from a list of 6 or 7 that you think pertain to the given assignment.  This is a way for you to think about the "whys" of the assignment.

Hang in there!! If you have a question, email me and I'll answer it (hopefully to your satisfaction most of the time).

The Class Schedule with dates for assignments can be found on the "Assignments" page either at the bottom of the page OR (with a weekly grade scale) under "AA-Assignment Assistance-AA-Table link" "Class Calendar/Grade Scale" link.

The Charlesworth textbook will FIRST be used primarily for Test 1 (last part of Jan.).  Each of the 3 tests in this course will have a Study Sheet from which about 98% of the multiple-choice questions will be derived. Test 1 Study Sheet will be revealed approximately WEEK 2 when the class roster is set for the course.

MAC/Apple computer users:  Please download and use FireFox (http://www.firefox.com ) for your browser.  Safari presents problems with Blackboard.

WEEK 2: 7 April to 13 April
 

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Recent class emails:   
4/3  Gradebook dates, ASC info.;  4/4  ASC problems;  4/4  DB1 DR G.'s COMMENTS; 

Emails not delivered:   NONE  (Email was undeliverable;  ASAP try to resolve problem or add a different email address in Blackboard)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

FOR EVERY ASSIGNMENT:  The late afternoon of the day the assignment is due, CHECK YOUR EMAIL.  I send out an email if I didn't receive your assignment, there was no attachment, or if entire sections are missing. 

For ASC, the due date is Mon., 4/7/Tuesday, 8AM EST. Check your email on Tues.. If there is any revision or missing attachment, I will notify you of that.  If you receive no email from me assume that your work is complete.

For SMP1 which is due Friday, 4/13 MIDNIGHT check your email on Saturday, 10/6

Preview of Assignments:

1. ASC (Due Mon., 7 Apr.../Tues., 8AM)  Choose 1 or 2 Stress Objectives from the list for the entire assignment.

Take all 5 assessments... On each:

A. Write score
B. Interpretation of score in your own words
C. Describe the accuracy or Inaccuracy of results with examples from your life

2. SMP1 (Due Fri., 10 Oct.. MIDNIGHT):  List 1 or 2 Stress Mgt Objectives (click "Stress Management Objectives" link in assignment) from list;

A. Fill in Stress Diary with one or two words per cell/box;

B. Use Stress Questionnaire to expand on Stress Diary notations in greater detail (essay form)

2. SMP1 (Due Fri., 11 Apr. MIDNIGHT

3. SMP2 (Due Tues., 9 Oct../Wed., 8AM)  Will explain later.

4. Test 1 (Available Tues., 9 Oct. until Sun., 14 Oct..  You must take it in one sitting. Will explain in greater detail later.

Look at your assignments early to determine how long you think they will take.


EMAIL NOTE:  Automated replies ("Dr. G. has received your email.") are triggered by the code in the "Subject" box of your email (e.g. 707 PQ).  You will not receive the reply instantly, since it is triggered when I download the email from U.C.'s server to my own computer. 

 

WEEK 3: 14 April to 20 April
 

RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT:  Test 1 reminder;

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

Upcoming Work:

READ:  Mini-Lecture:  Fight-Flight Response and Stress Management (located on "Assignments" page.  This is testable material.

1. SMP2:  TUES., 14 Apr.../Wed. 8AM--requires that you choose two stress management techniques from a list of 4 that will help manage the stressors in SMP1. Describe the two techniques (theory and practice found on links) and why these are appropriate for your stressors. 

2. TEST 1:  (Posted from Tues., 14 Apr. until Sun., 20 Apr.., 10PM)  22 question, multiple-choice test over Charlesworth, Chs. 1-3 and 10-12, Supplementary reading (on Test Study Sheet)  and mini-lectures, and other "minis" posted on the Assignments page.  YOU MUST TAKE THE TEST IN ONE SITTING anytime from Wed. to Sun. Questions are mostly from the Study Sheet. 

TEST location:  Click "Books" bar to the left of this Announcement.

The beginning of WEEK 3 you will be sent a PASSWORD to access Test 1 (ONLY to those who completed SMP1). Don't lose this password.  NOTE: You may take a 3 question "Practice Test" on the "Books" page to see the format of the test.

LOOK AHEAD...FUTURE WORK:

3. Discussion Board 2 (WEEK 4 Wed., 23 Apr.  .../Thurs. 8AM):  You must examine  fictitious questionnaire and determine the topics in which chapter of Charlesworth or the one Reading MOST of the questions would mostly likely be trying to assess.  There may be more than one chapter, but you are to choose only ONE.   You will POST your answer, telling why you think it is the appropriate chapter AND REPLY to one other student's post.  

THE REASON I'M TELLING YOU NOW is that you should POST EARLY since a REPLY from you posted on the same day as your post will not be accepted AND you should have a choice of posts from which you can reply. 

DROP DEADLINE: 24 Apr.,  If you are planning to drop, I must be notified and before you do drop the course.  Any drops after this deadline will result in an "F" grade.

CONTACT REQUIREMENT:  In answer to an email question...To make sure you make contact with the class on a weekly basis you are required either SUBMIT AN ASSIGNMENT, POST TO A DB, etc.   OR  if failing to to that  EMAIL ME.  That way I am sure that you are still engaged in the course and haven't unofficially dropped out.

YOU SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSON who can keep in touch with me REGULARLY in the unlikely case of an emergency.

This 8-week course is front-loaded which means that after WEEK 4 the assignments, etc. are less frequent.  Hang in there

WEEK 4: 21 April to 27

RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT:  4/12 Upcoming Work;  4/16 Test 1 password; 4/19 Test 1 deadline reminder;


Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

PAST ASSIGNMENTS has been revealed on the "Assignments" page:  If you missed an assignment it can be found under the "Choice Assignment" link.

Upcoming Work:

1.  Discussion Board 2 ( Wed., 23 Apr.../Thurs. 8AM):  You must examine a fictitious questionnaire and determine the topics in which chapter of Charlesworth MOST of the questions would mostly likely be trying to assess.  There may be more than one chapter, but you are to choose only ONE.   You wil POST your answer, telling why you think it is the appropriate chapter AND REPLY to one other student's post.  

You should POST EARLY since a REPLY from you posted on the same day as your post will not be accepted AND you should have a choice of posts from which you can reply. 

2. IMPORTANT:  DROP DEADLINE: Thurs this week..,  This is an 8-week course and UC 10-week deadlines do not apply.  If you are planning to drop, I must be notified and before you do drop the course.  Any drops after this deadline of 24 Apr.. will result in an "F" grade.

3. SMP3 (Due: Mon..,28 Apr.../Tues. NOON): Aside from the Stress Management Objective(s), Parts A-C refer to Chapter 4 of Charlesworth and the things to be considered in setting up a Stress Management Program;  Part D:  You are to describe, in detail, the goals for beginning your stress management program by describing the stressor(s) you are trying to reduce, etc.;  Part E:  You are to COPY WORD FOR WORD, the directions of the ONE stress management technique (approved by Dr. G. in SMP2) that you will practice for one week.  This technique should deal with the stressor(s) described in Part D.;  Part F:  Cite your sources used IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. Use APA format for the bibliography posted on "Assignments" page, "AA--Assignments Assistance" link.

Assignments/DBs/Tests have been revealed through Test 2.

4. DB3: Shortly, if you have completed SMP1 and SMP2, you each will be sent a different quote.   You are directed to:  A. Type your assigned quote.; B. Type your thoughtful interpretation and implications of the quote in relationship to stress, DESCRIBING/RELATING information clearly from the textbook and other sources that seem to be appropriate to your interpretation AND discuss the degree to which you agree or disagree with the quote.; and C. Respond to one other student's posting, enhancing the interpretation in their post, adding your own information; disagreeing with the interpretation in their post and adding your own interpretation; etc.

Note: As mentioned in the Discussion Board Grading Criteria, do not wait until the last moment to post and/or to respond to another's post.  A portion of the grade is the timeliness of your original post.

5. TEST 2: Test 2 Study Sheet is available.  Please read the "help" link below the "Study Sheet" link.

 
A CRASS COMMERCIAL
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY COLLEAGUE, FRIEND, CLASSMATE that would be interested in this course, PLEASE TELL THEM TO REGISTER  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR IT NEXT QUARTER, 08A.    It is a hard course to find in the list of courses online.  This class is listed for the upcoming quarter under the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services under Professional Seminars, Stress Management Online (18PRFS502).   Choose Section 705 for part-time students and Section 707 for full-time students.

 

WEEK 5: 4 Feb to 9 Feb

RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT:  2/1   SMP3;  

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

PAST ASSIGNMENTS has been revealed on the "Assignments" page:  If you missed an assignment it can be found under the "Choice Assignment" link.

Upcoming Work:

1. SMP3 (DUE: Mon.., 4 Feb../Tues., NOON): Aside from the Stress Management Objective(s), Parts A-C refer to reading in the 1984 edition of Charlesworth and the things to be considered in setting up a Stress Management Program;  Part D:  You are to describe, in detail, the goals for beginning your stress management program by describing the stressor(s) you are trying to reduce, etc.;  Part E:  You are to COPY WORD FOR WORD (Cut and Paste), the directions of the ONE stress management technique (approved by Dr. G. in SMP2) that you will practice for one week.  This technique should deal with the stressor(s) described in Part D.;  Part F:  Cite your sources used IN THIS ASSIGNMENT. Use APA format for the bibliography posted on "Assignments" page, "AA--Assignments Assistance" link.

2. DB3 (Due: Wed., 13 Feb.../Thurs. 8AM--No Makeup):  In a WEEK 4 EMAIL, you each were sent a different quote.   You are directed to:  A. Type your assigned quote.; B. Type your thoughtful interpretation and implications of the quote in relationship to stress, DESCRIBING/RELATING information clearly from the textbook and other sources that seem to be appropriate to your interpretation AND discuss the degree to which you agree or disagree with the quote.; and C. Respond to one other student's posting, enhancing the interpretation in their post, adding your own information; disagreeing with the interpretation in their post and adding your own interpretation; etc.

Note: As mentioned in the Discussion Board Grading Criteria, do not wait until the last moment to post and/or to respond to another's post.  A portion of the grade is the timeliness of your original post.

3. TEST2/Makeup Test 1 (Revealed from Tues., 12 Feb... until Sun., 17 Feb..10PM):  Study Sheet available (Note: Study Hints link)  Makeup is for those who did not do TEST 1.  It will be timed for 50 min..

4. DB1 MAKE-UP:  DB1 Makeup has been revealed.  ONLY for those students who missed DB1 are eligible to submit it.  Due to the few that missed it, you are to email the post to me by Sat., 23 Feb.. 

 
A CRASS COMMERCIAL
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY COLLEAGUE, FRIEND, CLASSMATE that would be interested in this course, PLEASE TELL THEM TO REGISTER  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR IT NEXT QUARTER.    It is a hard course to find in the list of courses online.  This class is listed for the upcoming quarter under the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services under Professional Seminars, Stress Management Online (18PRFS502).   Choose Section 705 for part-time students and Section 707 for full-time students.

 

WEEK 6: 3 Nov. to 9 Nov.

RECENT CLASS EMAILS SENT: 11/1 Upcoming work; 

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

PLEASE USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU CAN CHECK (AND, by definition receive and email me) EVERY DAY, including weekends.  Use the Directions above for revising any email address.  I CAN'T DO IT FOR YOU.

Upcoming Work:

1. DB3 (Due: Wed., 5 Nov../Thurs. 8AM):  In last week's EMAIL, you each were sent a different quote.   You are directed to:  A. Type your assigned quote.; B. Type your thoughtful interpretation and implications of the quote in relationship to stress, DESCRIBING/RELATING information clearly from the textbook and other sources that seem to be appropriate to your interpretation AND discuss the degree to which you agree or disagree with the quote.; and C. Respond to one other student's posting, enhancing the interpretation in their post, adding your own information; disagreeing with the interpretation in their post and adding your own interpretation; etc.

Note: As mentioned in the Discussion Board Grading Criteria, do not wait until the last moment to post and/or to respond to another's post.  A portion of the grade is the timeliness of your original post.

2. TEST2/Makeup Test 1 (Revealed from Mon., 3 Nov., 1PM until Sun., 9 Nov..., 10PM):  Study Sheet available (Note: Study Hints link)  Makeup is for those who did not do TEST 1.  It will be timed for 50 min..

Location for Test2/Test 1 Makeup:  Under "Books" bar on "Announcements" page

Test2/Test1 Makeup Password will be emailed to you.

Looking ahead:

3. SMP4 (Due Thurs.,13 Nov./Fri. 8AM):  Your FINAL EXAM worth 40 pts..  Be very detailed in your responses to the questions on the Evaluation form.  Be sure that you include all materials requested AT THE END of the Evaluation.  Submit all as ONE ATTACHMENT.

4. TEST 3 (Revealed Sun., 16 Nov. and must be completed by Thurs., 20 Nov.., at 11PM) The Study Sheet is different in that you must look up some of the answers through links on the sheet.  NO MAKEUP TEST 3.

5. Course Evaluation (DUE: Friday, 21 Nov.. MIDNIGHT):  This is a required ASSIGNMENT and will be revealed during WEEK 7.  It must be emailed to Dr. G.

6. Choice Assignment (DUE: Friday, 21 Nov MIDNIGHT):  See requirements for completing ONE Choice Assignment (CA). The CA is STRICTLY OPTIONAL

 
A CRASS COMMERCIAL
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY COLLEAGUE, FRIEND, CLASSMATE that would be interested in this course, PLEASE TELL THEM TO REGISTER  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR IT NEXT QUARTER.    It is a hard course to find in the list of courses online.  This class is listed for the upcoming quarter under the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services under Professional Seminars, Stress Management Online (18PRFS502).   Choose Section 705 for part-time students and Section 707 for full-time students.

3.  DB1 MAKE-UP:  DB1 Makeup on "Assignments" page was revealed last week.  ONLY for those students who missed DB1 are eligible to submit it.  Due to the few that missed it, you are to email the post to me by Sat., 23 Feb... NO LATE MAKE-UP DB1.

WEEK 7: 18 Feb. to 24 Feb.

Recent class emails sent: 

Emails "not deliverable":   NONE        (If your name appears, please check to see if yourl mailbox is full, is blocking a listserv, etc. and please clear it out or change your email address in Blackboard; SEND ME AN EMAIL WHEN CORRECTED)

Looking ahead:

1. SMP4 (Due Thurs., 21 Feb./Fri. 8AM):  Your FINAL EXAM worth 40 pts..  Be very detailed in your responses to the questions on the Evaluation form.  Be sure that you include all materials requested AT THE END  of the Evaluation.  Submit all as ONE ATTACHMENT.

2. TEST 3 (Revealed Sun., 24 Feb... and must be completed by Thurs.28 Feb., at 11PM) The Study Sheet is different in that you must look up some of the answers through links on the sheet.

3. Course Evaluation (DUE: Friday, 29 Feb. MIDNIGHT):  This is a required ASSIGNMENT and will be revealed during WEEK 7.  It must be emailed to Dr. G.

4. Choice Assignment (DUE: Friday, 29 Feb.. MIDNIGHT for full credit):  See requirements for completing ONE Choice Assignment (CA).  The CA is STRICTLY OPTIONAL.

 

WEEK 8: 25 Feb. to 2 Mar.
 

Recent class emails sent: 

Looking ahead:

1. TEST 3 (Revealed Sun., 24 Feb.., 9AM and must be completed by Thurs., 28 Feb.. at 11PM) The Study Sheet is different in that you must look up some of the answers through links on the sheet. Location:  under "Books" tab.  PASSWORD for TEST 3 was sent via email AND is posted for the test on "Books" page.

3. Course Evaluation (DUE: Friday, 29 Feb. MIDNIGHT):  This is a required ASSIGNMENT and will be revealed during WEEK 7.  It must be emailed to Dr. G.

4. Choice Assignment (DUE: Friday, 29 Feb.. MIDNIGHT for full credit):  See requirements for completing ONE Choice Assignment (CA).  The CA is STRICTLY OPTIONAL.

Final Course Grade Scale:

300-274=A;  273-270=A-

269-264=B+ ; 263-244=B  ;  243-240=B-

 239-234=C+ ; 233-214=C ; 213-210=C-

209204=D+ ; 203-184=D  ; 183-180=D-

Below 180 = F

IMPORTANT

1. COURSE EVALUATIONS: All points (automatic 10 pts.) for Course Evaluation will be recorded in the Gradebook the day after they are received..

All late Course Evaluations (worth automatic 8 points) must be submitted by 6PM, Monday,11/19.

The Course Evaluation is considered an assignment.  See below (If you don't submit a CE the highest grade you can receive is a "C")

2.  FINAL GRADE: Grade Scale can be found on "Announcements" page. As stated in various locations in Blackboard, you must have submitted all assignments and taken all tests (DBs are exempt) to be eligible for an "A" or "B" final grade, regardless of point total.

3. LATE WORK: Deadline is Monday, 19 Nov, 6PM.

4. CHOICE ASSIGNMENTS MUST BE COMPLETE TO RECEIVE ANY CREDIT.