||Food and Nutrition Studies Internship
Course Section Information
Institution: Rio Salado College
Term: Fall 2014
Be sure that you have all the necessary materials prior to the start date of your course.
**Note – All participants in this course must read, understand and agree to the Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form. Please read the entire form, accept the terms in the syllabus acknowledgement before proceeding in the course.
Course Description and Competencies
|Official Course Description
|Food and Nutrition Studies Internship(Food and Nutrition) Work experience in an area directly related to sustainable food systems. Application of sustainable food system principles and practices from seed to support to service, including gardening and farming, managing food waste, advocacy, preparing and preserving food, and working with chefs and small farmers who are committed to supporting and providing local and regional sustainable food. Supervision and evaluation by an internship coordinator.
**This course is completed in 7 weeks versus the traditional 14 weeks, so students are expected to complete 30 hours of work weekly.**
|Official Course Prerequisites
|FON 161 or permission of Department Chairperson or Program Director
|FON285 requires a minimum of 210 hours of instruction in an internship setting. FON285 may be repeated for a total of six (6) credits.
|Official Course Competencies
- Complete individualized work experience learning objective(s) in consultation with a faculty coordinator and a job supervisor.
- Perform assigned job-related duties in a satisfactory manner.
- Complete a weekly log documenting work responsibilities and the accomplishment of each learning objective(s).
Student participation is key to success in this course. Students will be required to intern in the Rio Café approximately 30 hours per week over a 7-week time period. The hours of internship will vary and be assigned by the instructor.
Remember that this is a three credit-hour class. As such, you will need to dedicate significant time to this course. Plan to spend at least three hours on course content and at least six hours on homework for a total of at least nine hours each week. Be prepared to double your weekly class and study time if you choose an accelerated calendar.
Grading Procedure and Scale
There are 1085 possible points for this course.
|Weekly Journal Assignment
|Weekly Skills Assessment
|Total Points Possible =
|977 - 1085
||A (90% - 100%)
|868 - 976
||B (80% - 89%)
|760 - 867
||C (70% - 79%)
|651 - 759
||D (60% - 69%)
|0 - 650
||F (0% - 59%)
Please Note: The grading procedure for this course is based on the total number of points possible.
The grading scale is administered equally to all students in the course. Do not expect to receive a grade higher than that earned by your total points. There will be no "point adjustments" made for such things as "class participation" or other subjective factors.
Please note: Extra credit is not available for this course.
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Final Grade Options
- Letter grade (A, B, C, D, F)
- Extension (in lieu of Incomplete grade) - Students may request an extension because of illness or other extenuating circumstances, if they have been doing acceptable work. The instructor/faculty chair will define the requirements and timelines to complete the course. Please Note: Instructors/Faculty Chair are not obligated to give extensions.
- Withdrawal-Students may submit a withdrawal request on or prior to the “Last Date to Withdraw” indicated in their RioLearn Gradebook.
Students should not contact their instructor to request a withdrawal. A student wishing to withdraw from a class within the stated timeline must do so by visiting my.maricopa.edu. In extreme circumstances, students do have the option of requesting a complete withdrawal from the college by providing Student Enrollment Services with appropriate documentation.
There may be required in-person or on-line/take-home exam(s) for this course. Please review the "Grading Procedure and Scale" portion of your syllabus for details. Your course materials may give specific information about these exams and make suggestions for test preparation.
Check your Gradebook for specific due dates for your exam(s).
In-person exams are given at various locations throughout the Phoenix Metro area for students who live in Maricopa County.
You may view information on Testing Sites to select the testing location and hours of operation that fit your needs. You may also contact our information line at (480) 517-8560.
Students who reside outside Maricopa County or who are registered with Disability Resources and Services can request a proctor. Please contact the Student Services testing center at (480) 517-8560. Requests can be made via the Internet by completing and submitting the proctor request form to Testing Services.
In-Person Examination Procedures
- There is no appointment necessary to take your exam. Exams can be taken during normal hours of operation at any Rio Salado College testing site.
- You must complete the final exam by your course end date.
- You may take your exam(s) before your course end date if and only if you have received all of your graded assignments.
Special Note: The online syllabus acknowledgement (found under the “Assessing Your Learning” on the Lesson 1 page) should be completed prior to accessing any assignments for the class. If the online syllabus acknowledgement is not completed by its due date, students will be automatically purged from the course. Additionally, if a student is purged from class and has been provided permission by the department to be reinstated, the syllabus acknowledgement must be completed upon reinstatement into the class; even if it had been previously completed.
Late or Missing Assignments
Assignments that have due dates are due on time according to the due dates in your gradebook. If you need to request an extension for an assignment, a request must be made to your instructor via RioLearn at least one week prior to the due date. You can request a due date change using the “Modify Due Dates” feature from the “Due Dates” tab in the Gradebook.
See the course’s Welcome letter for the late point deduction policy for the department.
Course Completion Policy
A student who registers for a Distance Learning course is assigned a "start date" and an "end date." It is the student's responsibility to note due dates for assignments and to keep up with the course work.
The Rio Salado Library is committed to student success and provides a variety of materials and services to enhance student learning. Utilizing Rio’s online library for your research is the best way to ensure that your sources are validated, authoritative, and appropriate for college-level coursework. Librarians are available to help you at all times via our Ask a Librarian live chat service. Also, the How Do I..? Streaming Video Series provides instruction on how to use the online library to find books, articles, ebooks, streaming films, and more.
Please note that when library materials (e.g., articles, ebooks, and streaming media) are integrated into your lesson content, you will see the notation “…provided to you through the Rio Salado Library.”
Academic Misconduct includes cheating, conspiring to cheat, soliciting to cheat, attempting to cheat, plagiarism, fabrication on an assignment, or other forms of dishonest presentation.
Posting assessments on an unauthorized web site, soliciting assessment answers and the unauthorized acquisition of assessments, assessment answers, or other academic material is cheating.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of paraphrase or direct quotation of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling or sharing of term papers or other academic materials. Information gathered from the Internet and not properly identified is also considered plagiarism.
We expect every student to produce his/her original, independent work. Any student whose work indicates a violation of the MCCCD Academic Misconduct Policy (including cheating and plagiarism) can expect sanctions as specified in the college catalog.
Rio Salado College uses software that uncovers plagiarism from student to student and other data sources on the Internet. If a student is found to have plagiarized content, grade consequences will be applied in accordance with departmental policies.
The faculty of Rio Salado place a high value on the importance of general ethical standards of academic behavior and expect that communication between students and instructors or among students shall maintain the level of formality and mutual respect appropriate to any college teaching/learning situation.
Language or behavior that is rude, abusive, profane, disruptive, or threatening will not be tolerated. Activity of this type is Academic Misconduct as defined in MCCCD Policy AR 2.3.11. Students engaging in such behavior will be removed from the course with a failing grade. Additional sanctions may be applied pursuant to AR 2.3.11.
Requirement for Active Class Participation
Please note that students may be withdrawn from class for non-participation.
If you receive financial aid of any kind, it is your responsibility to protect your eligibility to receive financial aid by meeting the active participation requirements of this class.
If you are taking this course for Honors credit, you must complete all assessments, including the Honors Project(s). The Honors Project(s) are listed in one or more lessons of the course and are designated for “Honors Students.” Failure to complete the Honors Project(s) will result in a failing grade in the course and a loss of Honors credit.
Change of Address
Please notify Course Support at (480) 517-8243 or 1-800-729-1197 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, student number, phone number, and new address including city, state, and zip code.
If you have a documented disability, including a learning disability, and would like to discuss possible accommodations, please contact the Rio Salado Disabilities Resources and Services Office at (480) 517-8562 or email@example.com.
Course content may vary from this outline to meet the needs of this particular group.
Student Solution Center
Rio Salado College is dedicated to a quality learning experience and has provided the Student Solution Center
webpage as a resource for students to raise issues to our attention. We look forward to the opportunity to provide an equitable solution for all involved parties. For grading or instructional issues, students should first contact their faculty member(s) in accordance with the Instructional Grievance Process
. For non-instructional complaints, students may contact the Judicial Affairs team by telephone at 480-517-8749 or 480-517-8152, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Students may also contact their state regulatory agency
; the Arizona SARA Council
; and/or the Higher Learning Commission
to escalate their concerns.
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