CA 200 Interviewing Theories & Practice
SP 2009 HO
Norris, Virgil "Rusty"
Senior Instructor of Humanities/Adjunct Faculty
MA: Communication & Leadership (in progress), Park UniversityMLA: Social Science concentration, Baker UniversityBA: Liberal Arts, Park University
January 12 - May 8, 2009
12:25 - 1:40 PM
Textbook: Stewart, C. J. & Cash Jr., W. B. (2008). Interviewing: Principles and practices, 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 13: 978-0-07-340671-8; ISBN 10: 0-07-340671-6.
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Self-evaluation, resume, and cover letter. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Job interview: interviewer. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Student will conduct a mock job interview of another student. Interviewer will be responsible for following
EEOC guidelines, incorporating job specific information provided by interviewee, and selecting appropriate
challenge questions for the interviewee.
Job interview: interviewee. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Student will be interviewed by another student in a mock job interview. Interviewee will be responsible for
providing a prep sheet to the interviewer which incorporates a variety of information about the specific job,
company, and field.
Research interview and report. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Student will be responsible for conducting a research interview. A written report of the interview experience and the information gained will be required.
Journalistic interview & submission of article for Stylus. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Student will be responsible for conducting an appropriate journalistic interview and submitting an article for
the Stylus based on the interview .
Final Exam. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Quizzes. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Periodic quizzes on chapters and other learning assignments.
Chapter presentation. 50 points. 5% of course grade
Students will be responsible for developing a presentation of one chapter of the textbook. May be conducted in cooperation with one or more other students. Details will be provided in class.
Participation. 250 points. 25% of course grade
This is a highly interactive class, requiring significant participation in role plays, mock interviews, group
discussions, etc. Students are expected to be prepared to discuss assigned reading material and to be
involved with all other activities.
Grading: Grading Scale
A = 90-100% (or 900-1000 points)
B = 80-89% (or 800-899 points)
C = 70-79% (or 700-799 points)
D = 60-69% (or 600-699 points)
F = < 60% (or 599 or fewer points)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Contact the instructor in advance about any late
submissions. The instructor reserves the right to accept no late
submissions for credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All communication devices must be turned off, or set on silent,
during the class session. No phone calls or text messages are to be
sent or received without the instructor's permission.
If you are expecting an important message, notify the instructor in
advance. You must have permission from the instructor to answer
messages during class.
Respect for every member of the class must be maintained at all
times. Disagreements are natural and may occur, but respect can still be maintained.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87NOTE: All suspected incidents of academic dishonesty will be examined closely. Penalties will reflect the severity of the infraction.
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87NOTE: All suspected incidents of plagiarism will be examined closely. Penalties will reflect the severity of the infraction.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90NOTE: Excused absences will be granted for legitimate and verifiable student activities or illness. Two additional sessions may also be excused. All other absences will be considered unexcused. You must notify the instructor in advance of scheduled absences or within 24 hours for emergency 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 .
Last Updated:1/4/2009 8:26:00 PM