CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
S1T 2007 DLC
Senior Online Instructor
Bachelor Degree in Business AdministrationMasters degrees in Business and HRDMOS Certification, Online Teaching Certification from Park University and LSUS.
Text: The Interpersonal Communication Book, 11th ed Author: DeVitoISBN: 0-205-47288-5
Publisher: Allyn & BaconCopyright: 2007
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Portfolio: (20% to 30% of grade) The Core Assessment Portfolio is a collection
of student work. The portfolio must not
be assigned due before the last quarter of the course and should cover at least
8 (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course. It should involve research and emphasize
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
effectively. The rubric and core
assessment project must be included in all syllabi. The Core Assessment Portfolio should be
transmitted to the instructor in electronic form preferably via email.
90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 59% F
Core Assessment Portfolio:
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment
for CA104 Interpersonal Communication will be a portfolio which
a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least
eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three
at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own
communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.
at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research
project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core
at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural
differences in values and communication.
not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain
work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
no more than two previously graded assignments.
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Various homework; the core assessment portfolio assessment which includes weekly journal submissions, an outline and a final Interpersonal Communication Report; 2 progress checks, individual discussion and team discussion participation.
Core Assessment Portfolio-20%
-Interpersonal Communication Report (1 @ 100 points) Week 7 Class Participation/Discussion 26%
Team Discussion Summary (1 @25 points) Week 8
Examinations and Tests-27% -Progress Check 1 and 2 (1 @ 25 and 1 at 35 points) or 60 points total -Final Examination (1 @ 80 points) Week 8
Total points possible four the course is: 510 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation: Active participation in the classroom is a mandatory requirement. I review and participate in "Discussion" as well as "Just 4 Fun" and "Supplementary" areas. Students are expected to actively participate in the "Discussion" area. By actively, I mean that you will be awarded points based on your initial post and any subsequent posts illustrating clear interaction with other students. Your initial response to the material must be thorough. You can earn up to 7 points for your answer and you can earn up to an additional 3 points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the week. To earn the additional points you must post comments to at least 3 other students per week in the "Discussion" folder. This requirement is designed to generate further discussion, to offer feedback to class members and to further explore concepts. I will review and assess participation statistics through my gradebook and the eCollege platform. Team Assignment Participation: You will be assigned to a team in week 4 of the course. Throughout weeks 5-7 you will be required to actively participate in a team discussion area. Your task will be to discuss the issues and to assess team performance. Your team will select one person to be the moderator/facilitator. This person will be responsible for encouraging active participation, focusing on the level of commitment of the team members, fostering team dynamics, assisting with conflict and conflict resolution and providing feedback to the team. Each team member will be responsible for tracking their own observations as well, and in week 8 will submit a summary of the activity to the dropbox. Your participation will be monitored by the instructor. Your initial response to the team discussion question must be thorough and must be posted no later than Wednesday. You can earn up to 5 points for your answer and you can earn up to an additional 3 points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the rest of the week. To earn the those additional points, your posts should promote additional thought, offer personal opinion, express concern, pose additional questions, seek clarification, and/or provide clear feedback.
Instructor Comments: I will provide each student with ongoing progress and feedback reports throughout the term. Please refer to the grading criteria listed here in assessing point awards and deductions for major course work. Remember, I work full time and have a family as many of my online students do... I promise to do my VERY best to get homework and feedback back in a timely manner. My general guideline is as follows: The week runs from Monday through midnight on Sunday. You have all week to do your assignments and must submit them to the dropbox no later than midnight Sunday. I will begin grading the previous week's assignments after the closeout date. So, for example, Week 1 assignments will begin being reviewed and graded during Week 2 of the course. You should expect to see grades for week 1 by the end of Week 2. If more than 2 weeks should pass and you DO NOT have a grade, please contact me to resolve the matter.
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Last Updated:1/5/2007 6:53:38 AM