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.CourseCA 200 Interviewing Theories & PracticeSemesterF1J 2009 PVFacultyDavison, Eric M.TitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesMBA - Baylor University, Waco, TX UniversityBA - Political Science/Speech Communication, Univesity of NebraskaOffice HoursAfter class or by appointmentDaytime Phone(816) 513-1063Other Phone(816) 728-3660E-Maileric.firstname.lastname@example.org_davison@email@example.comSemester DatesFall 1 2009Class Days----R--Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Stewart and Cash. Interviewing: Principles and Practices. 11th Edition. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill 2006.Additional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: CA200 - Interviewing Theories and Practice Development and analysis of the interviewing process from the viewpoints of the interviewer and the interviewee. Consideration is given to strategies, ethics, the interview as a management tool, and a broad understanding of the communication variables involved in the interviewing context. Both practical and theoretical perspectives are examined. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on open, unfettered dialogue, lectures, examiniations, writings and hands-on practice of the skills taught. The instructor will encourage your input and expect you to share and incorporate your previous experiences and thoughts into the discussions. Instructor Learning OutcomesTo gain an appreciation for the impact that interviewing skills will have on your career.To develp the ability to utilize interviewing techniques as a powerful management tool in the recruitment/selection process.To acquire the skill necessary to formulate interview questions that elicit information useful in the decision-making process and to effectively evaluate and assess participants in the interview process.Class Assessment: Class Assessment:
Exam 1 100 points
Final Exam 200 points
-Exams will generally incorporate the following types of questions: multiple choice, true/false, and short answer
Attendance 100 points
Participation 100 points
--Participation points will be earned by taking an active role in classroom discussions, sharing relevant experiences, asking questions of your instructor and of your peers, taking part in mock interview situations in class, etc.
Homework assignments 100 points
--In addition to the required readings, two homework assignments will be assigned throughout the course of the term - each will be worth fifty points. The first assignment will be to write a resume for yourself that you could use in a job interview. This should be done in a neat, professional manner and thoroughly highlight your work history, educational background, etc. The second assignment will be for each student to watch an interview being conducted in the media - Fox Cable News, C-Span, CNN News, 60 Minutes, etc. You will need to submit a paper of at least two pages in length that gives a brief summary of the interview, what you believe to be the goals of the interview, what worked well in the interview and what could have been done better, i.e. an analysis/ critique of the interview. Each homework assignment will be worth 50 points and will be graded on thoroughness, neatness, grammatical correctness, creative thought, etc.
Mock Employment Interview 100 points
--I will divide the class up into teams of two people. Each team will randomly be given a brief synopsis of a job classification. Each team will be required to present an actual job interview for that particular position - one of the team members acting as interviewer and the other as interviewee. The interview will be presented to the entire class; due to time constraints please keep your presentation to no more than 15 minutes. The team will be graded on the actual presentation and a paper submitted that gives a brief overview of the interview and a list of the interview questions and answers. The presentation and the paper submitted will each be worth 50 points.
CA 200 Interviewing Theories & Practice
F1J 2009 PV
Davison, Eric M.
MBA - Baylor University, Waco, TX UniversityBA - Political Science/Speech Communication, Univesity of Nebraska
After class or by appointment
Fall 1 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Stewart and Cash. Interviewing: Principles and Practices. 11th Edition. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill 2006.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on open, unfettered dialogue, lectures, examiniations, writings and hands-on practice of the skills taught. The instructor will encourage your input and expect you to share and incorporate your previous experiences and thoughts into the discussions.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
*The final interview project will be a case study that consists of a comprehensive paper as well as a formal mock interview that will be conducted in class. Fifty percent of the project grade will be based on a formal written paper. The other half of the grade will be based on the in-class presentation, including the actual interview.
The paper should include the following components:
-an overview of the organization conducting the interview
-a list of the individuals involved, including a brief overview of their responsibilities within the organization
-a job description or similar document detailing the specific goals/expected outcomes
-any other ancillary goals, expectations or concerns specific to the interview that should be considered within the context of the specific interview
-a list of questions that will be used in the interview
For the in-class presentation, an overview of the project will be presented and the interview will be conducted in class by the members of the group.
Grading: The following grading scale will be used:
900 – 1000 points = A
800 – 899 points = B
700 – 799 points = C
Late Submission of Course Materials:
No assignment will be accepted late without a valid excuse. Late papers or assignments automatically lose 1/10 of the total point value. If you fail to take the final exam when scheduled or fail to present your final project when assigned, you will receive zero points for that portion of your overall grade. Assignments for extra credit will generally not be assigned nor accepted. If you miss the mid-term exam you will need to make arrangements with the instructor to “make-up” the test. A penalty of one grade level will be assessed.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
4. As one of the purposes of your education is to prepare you for your professional career or to enhance your current career, all aspects of your learning experience should be conducted in the appropriate manner. All assignments should be completed in a neat, organized, grammatically correct, professional manner. Failure to do so will affect your grade.
Period Topic Assignment
1 Get acquainted Chapters 1-4
Introduction to interviewing
The structure of the interview
Questions in the interview process
2 Overview of the employment interview Chapters 7-8
Introduce interview project
3 Continuation of employment interviews
In-class employment interview exercise. - This will not be graded but will count toward your participation grade.
4 Mid Term Exam
Performance management interviews Chapter 9
8 Presentation of mock interviews for final project; turn in final paper
THIS SYLLABUS IS TENTATIVE AND MAY CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSTRUCTOR
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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