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CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
Bailey, Jack Lee


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CJ 441 Senior Writing Project

Semester

S2HH 2007 PA

Faculty

Bailey, Jack Lee

Title

Senior Instructor, Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS, Corrections-Xavier University
Certified Clinical Criminal Justice Specialist-National Association of Forensic Counselors/American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors
Certified Professional in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice-National Association of Chiefs of Police

Office Location

Home-2137 Kittyhawk Ave, Springfield, OH  45503

Office Hours

May contact anytime by e-mail, regular mail, or phone (leave message)

Daytime Phone

(937) 399-2877

Other Phone

Park Office-WPAFB  (937) 904-4806 or 904-4868

E-Mail

p340958@pirate.park.edu

vicjack67@woh.rr.com

Semester Dates

March 19-May 20, 2007

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

EN 105, EN 106, passing the WCT and senior standing.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

There is no specific text required for the course.  The student will conduct independent research using various sources and should consult various texts on research and writing styles.  Three texts very useful are:  A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Turabian;  The Elements of Style by Strunk and White;  and A Pocket Manual by Hacker.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Students should consult all resources available for the area of concentration chosen to research and write on.  If resources are chosen from the internet, the students should make every effort to retrieve the original resource for consultation if possible.  Students should consider past texts used in their criminal justice studies that may pertain to their area of  concentration as well as work manuals used during the daily activities of their employment.  Personal interviews of others with expertise in the field of concentration should be considered.

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Course Description:
This capstone course may be taken instead of CJ 440, Internship in Criminal Justice. It is designed for students currently employed in a criminal justice field who do not need the practical experience of an internship. Students in this course must design, implement, evaluate, analyze, and/or critique a project connected to their work environment in written format. This course may be taken online or an independent study in a face to face setting. The student's advisor or the department chair must approve students to substitute this course for the internship. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

This course will provide students with practical experience by designing a work related project they have analyzed, evaluated, critiqued, and shows the practicality of implementation within their work setting.  Students will use the knowledge gained from prior research and work experience to enable them to properly research, develop, write, and present the project.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and analyze different approaches to a problem/situation in your work environment
  2. Design a possible correction solution to the problem/situation
  3. Apply the corrective solution or offer it to your organization as a possible solution
  4. Design an annotated bibliography with at least 10 sources
  5. Defend the senior writing project face-to-face or telephonically to the instructor


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to select an area of concentration from their fields of expertise that needs addressed which relates to current issues and needs of the criminal justice system.
  2. The student will be able to identify quality resources and information to be able to fully utilize those resources to develop the project.
Core Assessment:

Students in this course must identify a problem/situation in their work environment which could be improved, research possible solutions to the identified problem/situation., evaluate these, propose a solution based on their work environment, implement the solution or propose the solution to appropriate person(s).  Students must write a 20 page paper explaining their project.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

The project shall be a typed and double spaced and include a cover page, table of contents, and works cited page, which are not counted as part of the minimum 20 pages.  The student may include information such as charts, graphs, etc. Students are not limited to 20 pages however..  The student shall submit two (2) copies, one for the university which shall be professionally bound, and the other for grading, which does not have to be bound.  The graded paper will be returned to the student.  The paper will be graded for content, style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure.  The instructor has the discretion as to how to define what is considered good or subpar work, and the discretion as to what points may be deducted for errors or subpar work.  The structure of the paper shall be done in one of the 3 major styles :  MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

Grading:

Project          95%
Presentation    5%
 
Grade Scale
 
92-100         A
83-91           B
74-82           C
65-73           D
 
Below 65, or 3 unexcused absences in a term, or 2 consecutive unexcused absences equals an "F".

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Students are expected to turn in any requested materials on the assigned dates.  Both copies of the final drafts are expected to be turned in and presented by the final date of the term.  Allowances can be made for documented illnesses/emergencies/work related issues.  Anyone who cannot complete the term due to some unforseen situation would have to file for an incomplete with the university and it has to be approved by the instructor based on proper documentation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

A college classroom is designed to be non-threatening.  Open discussion of subject matter is encouraged.  Each student is expected to respect the rights and feelings of others, so proper decorum is expected.  Faculty members are expected to dismiss any students whose behavior is detrimental to the good order of the class.  Such behavior includes but is not limited to the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influcence of alcohol and/or drugs, etc.  In general anyone who is disruptive in any manner may be required to leave the class and appropriate actions may be taken, including a failing grade, suspension, or expulsion from Park University.  Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University.  Students who use abusive or obscene language or behavior towards administrative personnel or support staff are subject to the same sanctions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

March 22 Orientation/Requirements/Discussion of Project Topics
March 29 Research Consultation
April 5 Research Consultation/Prospectus Due
April 12 Research Consultation
April 19 Research Consultation
April 26 Research Consultation
May 3 Research Consultation
May 10 Research Consultation
May 17 Presentation and Submission of Final Project
There will also be occasional contact between the students and instructor via e-mail and/or phone as to the progress of the projects. Students are encouraged to submit as many preliminary drafts as possible to ensure the projects are being done in a proper and professional manner.

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
Any student who cheats subjects him/herself to the possibility of a failing grade and/or expulsion from the university, which I concur with. Anyone who is unsure about gathering and presenting information should consult the instructor.

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
Plagiarism will not be tolerated by the instructor.  Sometimes students may do so accidentally or through ignorance, so any student unsure should consult the instructor before presenting any final drafts of the research project.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
As noted in the Late Submission of Course Materials section, students must provide documentation to receive credit for excused absences.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Judge and provide evidence of that judgment of a problem/situation in the student's work environment. Investigate the identified problem/situation using more than 10 sources Judge and provide evidence of that judgment of a problem/situation in the student's work environment. Investigate the identified problem/situation using eight to ten sources Judge and provide evidence of that judgment of a problem/situation in the student's work environment. Investigate the identified problem/situation using more than six to eight sources (e.g. no evidence of operationally defined competency) No evidence supporting the problem/situation in the work environment 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Using many  (more that 10) sources of academic (books, journals, etc) and practical evidence (interviews, observations), constructs at least five possible corrective solution(s) to the identified problem Using some (eight to ten) academic (books, journals, etc) and practical evidence (interviews, observations), constructs five possible corrective solutions to the identified problem Using six to eight academic (books, journals, etc) and practical evidence (interviews, observations), constructs less than five corrective solutions to the identified problem. Use of no or appropriate academic (books, journals, etc) and practical evidence (interviews, observations).  Constructs no solutions for the identified problem. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 3, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Compare and contrast more than 10 sources of corrective data and write a proposal to implement a solution Compare and contrast 10 sources of corrective data and write a proposal to implement a solution Compare and contrast less than 10  sources of corrective data and write a proposal to implement a solution No solution proposed 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Implement the solution and report the results for two weeks or provide clear evidence of submission of  the proposal to the appropriate persons in the work environment Implement the solution  or submit the proposal to the appropriate persons in the work environment Solution proposed but no evidence of implementation or submission of proposal No evidence of proposal 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Uses terminology from research and the work environment correctly, and identifies at least 10 concepts relating to the solution Uses terminology from research and the work environment correctly, and identifies at least 5 - 9 concepts relating to the solution Uses terminology from research and the work environment correctly, and identifies at least 3 - 4 concepts relating to the solution Uses terminology from research and the work environment correctly, and identifies less than 3 concepts relating to the solution 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No errors in the paper on the following: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting No more than 5 errors in the paper on the following: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting No more than 10 errors in the paper on the following: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting Contains more than 10 errors in the paper on the following: works cited, spelling, grammar, punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, APA or MLA formatting 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Community and Civic Responsibility                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding Senior Writing Project by discussing more than five issues Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding Senior Writing Project five issues Demonstrates an understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding Senior Writing Project by discussing less than five issues No demonstrated evidence of an understanding of the complexity of issues surrounding Senior Writing Project 
Second Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
Ethics and Values                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Analyzes more than five ethics and value questions relating to the selected Senior Writing Project Analyses three to five  ethics and value questions relating to the selected Senior Writing Project Analyzes three to five ethics and value questions relating to the selected Senior Writing Project No demonstrated acquisition of tools for analyzing ethics and value questions relating to the selected Senor Writing Project 

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