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CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
Drewry, Donald G.


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

F1Y 2009 MN

Faculty

Drewry, Donald G.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BBA- Business
MBA - Management

Office Location

NSA Millingtom

Office Hours

TBD

Daytime Phone

1-901-486-0675

E-Mail

dgdrewry@park.edu

Semester Dates

08-17-09 to 10-11-09

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:00 - 9:30 PM

Prerequisites

Permission of Department Head

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

There is no approved text for this course.  There is, however, a great deal of literature available that will provide guidance in completing your project. Previous studies or program evaluations should offer many suggestions in terms of how to approach, gather data, and evaluate a particular project. Of course, I am available for any particular resource issues that each student may confront. Additional resource informatiomn will be provided.   

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Bloom, Michael F. (2002). The Infinite Organization: Celebrating the Positive Use of Power in Organizations. Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black.
 
Church, Allan H., Waclawski, Janine, and Kraut, Allen I. (2001). Designing and Using Organizational Surveys: A seven step process. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
 
Holman, Peggy., Decane, Tom, and Cady, Steven. (2006). The Change Handbook: The Definitive Resource on Today's Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.
 
Kerley, Kent R., and Dantzker, M.L. (2004). Policing and program evaluation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (ISBN 0-13-039473-4)
 
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin , Published Monthly, Available at the Fort Myer Library. 

Police Chief Magazine, Published Monthly
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org, Website sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Frank E. Hagan.  Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology.  Macmillan Publishing, 1982. 

FBI Uniform Crime Report.  Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Most Current Year.

Web links

International Association of Chiefs of Police http://www.iacp.org/


Organizational Development Network
http://www.odnetwork.org/

American Justice Institute
http://www.americanjusticeinstitute.com/

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation.
http://www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/fnl_eval.htm

Annotated bibliography resources: 

www.bothell.washington.edu/library/guides/annotations.html 

http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/AnnotatedBibliography.html
 
 

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 helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CJ441 Senior Writing Project: 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 students advisor or the department chair must approve students to substitute this course for internship. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:

My educational philosophy is based on the concept of integrating several learning approaches in order for the student to develop a full understanding of the subject matter. These approaches include lecture, tests, class discussion, homework assignments, writing and presentation of papers and readings from the textbook as well as outside sources. My goal  is for each learning methodology to compliment the others in a disputatious approach that enhances the learning process via critical analysis. I feel that critical analysis is a high priority academic skill needed for the student's success. Therefore I strive to develop and enhance this skill in my students.

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:

Assessment of learning will be determined by using the following percentages to compute your final grade:
1.  The mid-term oral presentation of your draft paper will count a maximum 10%
2.  The draft copy of your paper will count a maximum 35%
3.  The final oral presentation of your paper will count a maximum 10%
4.  The final copy of your paper will count a maximum 45%

The Paper- Content and Format (APA Style)

For the paper, an instructor approved project is to be chosen by the student.  Students in this course must design, implement, evaluate, analyze, and/or critique a project connected to their work environment in written format.  The following format may be tailored to your work environment project: 

- Cover Page
- Table of Contents
- Abstract/Summary
- Introduction
- Purpose - Identify the problem/situation
- Scope - Limit your scope to a reasonable level of effort
- Investigation to determine if others have solved similar problems.  For example, what equipment and/or   
   technology did they use?  Are there other studies out there that may help you develop a solution for your problem?
- Definitions - If you use unique terms/jargon please define them.
- Methodology - How did you collect information (Document review, personnel interviews and/or observation)? What 
  analytical techniques did you use to analyze the information collected.- Tell the story of how you developed you
  paper. 
- Document the results of your analysis, propose a solution based on your work environment and implement the
  solution.
- Cite at least ten sources that were used.
- Bulky items should be placed in an appendix (Cover Letter, Questionnaire or Data Collection Instrument, and the
   List of Persons Surveyed or place where data was obtained).

Grading:

 Assessment of learning will be determined by using the following percentages to compute your final grade:

1.  The mid-term oral presentation of your draft paper will count a maximum 10%
2.  The draft copy of your paper will count a maximum 35%
3.  The final oral presentation of your paper will count a maximum 10%
4.  The final copy of your paper will count a maximum 45%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week                                  Topic Covered                                                 Class Date                Work Due

Week 1          
Topic: Problem Solving Model / APA Style Expectations.     Date:    08-19-09
Week 2,          Topic: Define the problem /  Research Techniques.                Date:    08-26-09 
Week 3           Topic: Gather the facts.                                                         Date:    09-02-09
Week 4           Topic: Generate alternatives.                                                 Date:    09-09-09   M-T Presentation 10%Week 5           Topic: Analyze alternatives.                                                   Date:    09-16-09     
Week 6              Topic: Select the most appropriate alternative(s).                   Date:    09-23-30  Draft of Paper       35%
Week 7           Topic: Evaluate the decision.                                                 Date:    09-30-09     
Week 8           Topic: Evaluate the decision.                                                 Date:    10-0709    Final Paper / Presentation
                                                                                                                                                       45%   /    10%                                                                                     
                     

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 87

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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