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Course : Educational Security

Course Number
CRJU 4123
Section Number
Spring 2024
Martin Hall, 108
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Examines school safety and security, including school security issues, emergency

preparedness, legal aspects of school law enforcement, emergency response, crisis

management, crime prevention, and the use of deterrents.

1. Introduction: (10 pts) Due to the internet course format, the personal profile is

intended to help students get acquainted with each other. The student’s profile

should include information that the student is willing to share about him or herself,

for example, hometown, major, classification, work experience, and goals or

objectives in life. If students have any problems or questions, they should contact the

computing center. After the profile has been created, students have to introduce

themselves in the introduction forum. Each student has a responsibility to post and

welcome each other to this online class.

2. Examinations: (200 pts) There will be 2 exams including the final, which will

primarily consist of multiple choice, true/false, and matching items. Fill-in-the-

blank, short answer, and essay items may also be included. Each exam will be

conducted online. Each student must take and finish each test within the time


3. Quizzes: (90 pts) Students must log-in to take quizzes by the due date (11:55 p.m.

Saturday evenings). These quizzes are timed (5 minutes); therefore, students must be

ready to take and finish the quiz before logging-in. Quizzes can only be viewed

when students are taking them. If students have any questions regarding the quizzes,

they should make a note and post that question in the chapter forum. Once everyone

takes the quiz for a chapter, posted questions will be answered.

4. Discussion Forum: (100 pts) This is the primary method of communicating ideas

with other students and the instructor. All students must participate in discussions

about the readings, uploaded materials, websites, and outside materials in a true

seminar fashion. This will be accomplished by the use of a discussion forum. Students are required to log on to the course website regularly to participate in the

discussion forum. Discussion board topics will be posted. Discussions will begin on

Mondays and continue through Saturday evenings (11:55 p.m.). Students must begin

discussions and must also react to, or comment on, other student's responses

throughout the semester. Student responses must be substantive, not merely

recognition that another student posted. Each student is expected to post an

individual answer to the main topic each week, and then respond to

MINIMALLY two other student’s posts. Student’s participation in the above discussions will be graded. Considerations for

grades will include but are not limited to the number of initiated discussions, the

number of responses, timeliness, appropriateness, contribution value, and accuracy.

Students that log on and respond to a question or topic but have clearly not read the

assigned material will receive the lowest number of points possible. Students that

log on, participate actively, and have clearly read the material may receive the

highest grade possible. Average work will receive the median point value.

Participation grades will occur randomly but equally for all students across the

semester. All quizzes and exams must be completed as assigned. Otherwise, ‘0' points will be

recorded for the missing work and grades will be calculated as usual

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MSUTexas e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

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