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CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
Chave, Reid W.


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

U1UU 2007 CNX

Faculty

Chave, Reid W.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

B.A., Ed.M., M.A.

Office Location

Park University Campus, Education Center, Charleston AFB, SC

Office Hours

By appointment, e-mail, and FAX

Daytime Phone

(843) 856-9160

E-Mail

reid.chave@pirate.park.edu

rjchave@comcast.net

Web Page

http://www.park.edu/CHAR

Semester Dates

May 28 - July 29, 2007

Class Days

Saturday, or as determined by student needs.

Class Time

10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Prerequisites

Approval by advisor or Department Chair

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 
No text is required for the course.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

 
Practical Research Planning and Design; Leedy & Ormond; 7th Edition; Prentice-Hall; ISBN:  0139603603
 
Criminal Justice Student Writer's Manual; Johnson; 2nd Edition; Prentice-Hall; ISBN:  0130932572

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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:

 
My educational philosophy is that learning is a lifelong journey.  Everyone putting for the effort will learn something every day, and keep an open mind will facilitate the learning experience.  A wise man once said, "Everyone has a right to their own opinion, buty no one has a right to be wrong in relation to the facts."  Education, at least in part, is a learning process in fact-finding.

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


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:

 
  5% --  Weekly attendance and interaction with the instructor.                    
85% -- 20-Page Paper:  Report and Explanation of Evaluated Project.     
10% -- Oral Presentation of Paper:  Classroom Presentation.                   
                                                            Total:                              100%

Grading:

 
Course Letter Grade:
 
A = 90 - 100%
B = 80 - 99%
C = 70 - 79%
D = 60 - 69%
F = <60% 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 

If a student is unable to complete an assignment on time for a valid reason (e.g., military deployment, work-related requirements), contact the instructor by e-mail, FAX, or phone so that a determination can be made on assignment completion.  Incomplete grades are not submitted at the conclusion of the course based on missing or incomplete assignments unless there is a request from the student and a Contract for Incomplete Grade is prepared clearly outlining assignment completion and reasons for the incomplete.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 

The nature and design of this course requires maintaining weekly attendance and contact with the course instructor.

 

Courtesy and professionalism are expected from each student in interaction with classmates and during individual student classroom presentations.

 

Your instructor is available outside of class by e-mail, FAX, and telephone.  Contact the Charleston AFB Campus of Park University if there are emergency situations/messages that will affect your class attendance.

 

E-mail Procedures:  When sending messages and assignments by e-mail, you must use an e-mail address that I recognize is yours.  I do not open e-mails from unrecognized senders or with blank subject lines.  If you send me an e-mail from other than your Park.Pirate.Mail address, be sure to use your course number as part of the subject line.  Keep me advised of your correct e-mail address or any changes in e-mail addresses that occur during the course.  I will generally respond to your properly identified messages within 48 hours taking into account that I operate in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone.

 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

  • Week 1:  Course introduction; requirements (June 2, 2007).
  • Week 2:  Classroom consultation; project selection (June 9, 2007).
  • Week 3:  Classroom meeting and project monitoring (June 16, 2007).
  • Week 4:  Classroom consultation; verification of project status (June 23, 2007).
  • Week 5:  Classroom meeting; coordination of project progress (June 30, 2007).
  • Week 6:  Classroom coordination; review of status with classmates (July 7, 2007)
  • Week 7:  Classroom course project review (July 14, 2007)
  • Week 8:  Classroom oral presentations of paper by students (July 21, 2007).
  • Week 8:  Classroom presentation of final project paper (July 28, 2007)

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.

  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

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 .

Additional Information:

 

Instructor Mailing Address:

 

Reid W. Chave

1383 Southlake Drive

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464



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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