CA491 Senior project
FA 2006 HOB
Asst Prof, Com Arts
M-F-9-10; 11-12; T-Th-11-12; Other times by appointment
TBA--see instructor first week of class
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Senior Project, sections A & B, is the capstone course of your education in communications at Park College. You will take 3 hours of senior project your next to the last semester, and 3 hours your last semester. It is designed to draw together all you have learned, not just in communications but in your General Education and Liberal Learnings courses as well.
Think of the Senior Project as yours. Think of it as the application of all the fine things you have experienced in your undergraduate education. You will decide exactly what your project will be. Think of a project that you can plop on a prospective employer's desk and say, “I did this!”
Think of it as the performance, not the rehearsal. It is designed to embody the work you will do in the world after you graduate from Park.
Educational Philosophy: <P>I believe learning should be hands-on process, and that teaching should be done using a variety of tools and approaches<FONT size=3>. </P></FONT>
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For Section A:
1. 10%--Two (minimum) meetings with instructor about the project.
2. *50%--6-8 page paper detailing what your senior project will be about. Due in the middle of the semester. This will include:
a. A description of the project. What exactly will it entail?
b. A strategy for doing it. What research method will you use? What professional skills will you need? What materials?
c. A comprehensive list of criteria by which the excellence of this project will be judged. Your major professor, as well as professionals in your field, can be a strong influence here. Be as specific as possible, and remember: You are creating your own grade sheet.
d. A timetable for completing the project. Be specific here. Break your project into sub-tasks, then have due dates during the semester for those tasks.
e. A professional consultation. You will meet with a professional in your field, who will offer suggestions and comments about your plan.
3. 40%--Preliminary work on your project. This may be shooting, or scripting, or other early-stage elements. You and your instructor will decide exactly what work will be due at the end of the semester.
For Section B:
2. *90%--Senior project. It will be graded using the grade sheet created by the student (see C above), as well as using criteria established by the instructor. The project will be due the last Monday of classes, and late projects will not be accepted.
Every course at Park University requires a core assessment. This is one major project or test, given during the last part of the class, that measures 75% of the course's learning objectives.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: <P>You will be graded on the professionalism of your produced pieces, and on your professionalism as a staff member of the Northland News. This includes attendance at our weekly broadcasts. See the grading plan at the end of this syllabus for more details.</P>
Grading: <B> <P>GRADING PLAN:</P></B> <P>1. (60%) Individual grade for each Northland News. Grades will be distributed after each newscast/program, and will be based on the professionalism of your packages. A sheet of criteria will be distributed to each student.</P> <P>2. (20%). Attendance at weekly taping sessions. Newscasts will be aired live weekly, and your help is needed during this production. This includes producing copy for our newscast.</P> <P>3. (20%) Final project. You will produce a portfolio of your work as a final project. </P>
Late Submission of Course Materials: <U> <P>I will not accept late work!.</U> This applies to all packages, VO's, scripts, and so on. The deadline for all packages and VO's is 8 AM on Wednesdays, and the deadline for all copy is 11 AM Wednesdays. Obviously, we can not air late materials. If it's not in, it's a zero. Contact me IN ADVANCE if you're having a problem, and we may be able to make arrangements for an alternate assignment for a later newscast.</P>
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Respect one another.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: <P>We will meet weekly, and produce a live newscast. Your packages/VO's will be done at your leisure during the week, but must be submitted by deadline.</P>
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Last Updated:8/17/2006 1:14:20 PM