Summer AAMPLE 2014-C

Orientation Dates

  Key Dates

 

Monday, July 7th

Online Rooms Orientation

(7:30 - 8:30 PM EDT in D2L)

Tuesday, July 8th

Outlining / Study Skills Workshop

(7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT in D2L)

Wednesday, July 9th

 Essay Writing Skills Workshop

(7:00 - 9:00 PM  EDT in D2L)

Thursday, July 9th

Meet the Professor - Intro to 4th Amendment

(5:30 - 6:30PM EDT in D2L)

Meet the Professor - Negotiable Instruments

(7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT in D2L)

Students are required to participate in the aforementioned online orientation sessions.  All Orientation sessions will be conducted in Online Rooms through Blackboard Collaborate in the FCSL AAMPLE® Orientation Summer 2014-C course found in the school’s Learning Management System, Desire2Learn (D2L).  

To test your PC/Laptop's configuration to ensure compatibility with Blackboard Collaborate, go to http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=1279.

NOTEThe schedule contained herein is subject to change; updates will be posted on this website.

The FCSL AAMPLE® Orientation Summer 2014-C course in D2L is a self-paced online course. This online course must be completed by 5:00 PM EDT on Sunday, July 13th. Direct any questions regarding the online Orientation course(s) to academictechnology@fcsl.edu and include AAMPLE Summer 2014 in the subject line.

During Meet the Professor Sessions, you will have opportunities to ask each professor about expectations for their course. General AAMPLE® questions should be directed to the FCSL AAMPLE® Coordinator at ksiddons@fcsl.edu.

During Orientation, you will be introduced to Desire2Learn (D2L) as well as Online Rooms through the Blackboard Collaborate application. D2L houses the entire content for each course you take – Introduction to Fourth Amendment and Negotiable Instruments. Additionally, we’ll review program expectations and answer general questions about the AAMPLE® program. 

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Other Important Dates

 Key Dates

 

 Monday, July 14

  First Day of Classes

 Saturday, July 26

  Quiz 1 - both courses

 Saturday, August 2

  Quiz 2 - both courses

 Friday, August 8

  Final Day of Classes

 Monday, August 11

  Introduction to 4th Amendment Final Exam

 Tuesday, August 12

  Negotiable Instruments Final Exam

All students will take quizzes and final exams using ExamSoft software (details provided during Orientation). Students will take final exams on Florida Coastal’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

Closed-book, final exams will be given from 1:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on the aforementioned dates; therefore, plan to be at the FCSL campus from 12:30 – 4:30 PM EDT on both days. More information will be provided to students during Orientation and prior to the first quiz.  Please read the AAMPLE® Exam Policy located at the bottom of this web page for further details.

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Class Schedules

There are no holidays in AAMPLE®, so you can expect to meet as scheduled unless your professor states differently in the class syllabus. Please read the AAMPLE ® Participation Policy located at the bottom of this web page carefully.

AAMPLE® sessions are offered only online at the times noted below. Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Students will attend live classes during the following time slot for both online classes - Intro to 4th Amendment and Negotiable Instruments:

  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

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Curriculum and Text Books

Click here to see a brief description of the two courses that students take in the AAMPLE program, as well as list of required and recommended text books.

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Grading

AAMPLE® students who meet the established minimum grade and GPA requirements at the end of the program will gain admission into the next entering JD class, so long as they provide the law school with an official transcript showing receipt of a bachelor's degree.  Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institutions to our Admissions Department. The official transcripts are required in addition to the copies sent to us with LSDAS reports. Students must also meet all admissions requirements. 

NOTE: Students who participate in the AAMPLE® program and are unsuccessful are not eligible to reapply and take AAMPLE® at any InfiLaw institution for two (2) years. After two (2) years, students are welcome to submit applications for AAMPLE.  Additionally, if you've taken AAMPLE or a similar alternative admissions law program within the previous two years and did not pass, you're ineligible to take AAMPLE at any Florida Coastal or InfiLaw institution.

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Technical Requirements

For the online orientation and class sessions in Desire2Learn (D2L), students will need PCs/laptops that meet the technical requirements of the platform.  You can review those requirements in the D2L Platform Requirements and Required Plug-In files located at the bottom of this web page.   Additionally, personal laptops are required to take final exams for both on-campus and remote test takers.

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ADA Accommodations

AAMPLE® students who require accommodations for exams should visit the school's website at the link below for details:

Coastal Law ADA Accommodations

NOTE: All necessary documentation to adjudicate accommodations must be received by Monday, July 7th.  It's strongly recommended that you contact the Student Services Coordinator at 904-256-1156 well in advance to ensure a timely decision prior to the start of the program.

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Hotel Accommodations

For those students visiting campus and/or taking their final exams on campus, a special rate of $40.00 per night (with at least a 7-night stay) is available for AAMPLE® students at the following hotel. The daily rate is $55.00. Both rates are for King Suites only.  NOTE:  These rates are subject to change.  Check with the hotel directly for the most up-to-date rates.

Comfort Suites Baymeadows

8277 Western Way Circle

Jacksonville, FL 32256

This rate includes:

-Free HOT BREAKFAST BUFFET

-Microwave/ Fridge/ Iron/ Ironing Board

-On-Site Laundry Facilities

-Free Wi-Fi

-Free Group STUDY Room

-Guest rooms serviced twice per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please contact the front desk at 904-446-8610 and ask for Jay to make reservations, or email Jay at csbaymeadows@gmail.com. Be sure to mention you are with Florida Coastal's AAMPLE® program.

You may also see this link for more information: http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-jacksonville-florida-FLA22.

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Withdrawals

If you decide not to complete the AAMPLE ® program, you must officially withdraw by notifying, in writing, the Registrar of Florida Coastal School of Law.

You can do this by emailing Bridgette Waines at bwaines@fcsl.edu and copying ksiddons@fcsl.edu or faxing your request to 904–680–7680. Giving verbal notice to a staff or faculty member or merely ceasing to attend classes does not constitute a withdrawal. If you do not take your examination(s) and you have not withdrawn from the program by written request you will receive a failing grade in your course(s). Students should receive a confirmation that they have been officially removed from the program; if you do not receive confirmation then do not consider yourself removed. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

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Professionalism

Students are expected to act in a professional manner when speaking to staff, faculty, administration, or other students. Students who do not behave in a professional manner may be administratively removed from the program at any time. Please refer to the AAMPLE ® Code of Conduct Policy at the bottom of this web page.