CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
F2B 2009 BL
Bachelor of Science, Management/Human ResourcesMaster of Arts, HR Development18 Graduate hours in Criminal Justice
October 19th through December 13th, 2009
5:00 - 7:30 PM (Room 639 #1-up)
Textbook: There is no textbook required for this course; however, there are a great deal of available resources that serve to provide guidance in completiung your project. Previous program evaluations and research projects in your field of study should help you generate ideas in terms of how to approach, gather data, and evauluate a particular project. You might seek out your employer and ask for advice on what area in your workplace needs additional research or a current project that needs a substantial evaluation. Of course, I am available for any resource issues that you may confront. I have also listed resources via weblinks in the syllabus as well as in www.parkonline.org in your class page.
American Psychological Association (APA); 6 edition (July 2009) ISBN-10: 1433805618 ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
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All humans should engage in a life-long pursuit of learning and obtain a solid grounding in the fundamentals of your chosen discipline. To that end, I work intensively to present you with the thinkers of our discipline and challenge you to absorb their academic views and develop your own, unique view. I emphasize that students engage in critical thinking and dare to challenge the status quo of conventional wisdom. Students should be prepared to engage in lively debate and a passionate pursuit of knowledge and personal academic development. Park University, Fort Bliss Campus is non-traditional college format that requires the same effort as a traditional setting. Consequently, students should expect to perform similar amounts of academic work to ensure they receive a thorough and quality education.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 RubricClass Assessment:
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
- 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).
Where privacy may be an issue, the paper should only contain generic information (No personally identifying information - use titles or numbers to identify persons). Select a topic that is related to you work area/criminal justice/enforcement activities. Your topic must be approved by the instructor by class number two. The paper should be at least 20 pages in length. You must use APA or MLA for your formatting. See Learning Rubric below for additional details for the development of your work problem analysis project.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students should arrive for class on time and stay the entire length of class. Students arriving thirty minutes after class commences will be marked unexcused/absent. Students leaving before the class ends will be marked unexcused and absent. Students must treat all in class with respect and dignity. Abusive conduct will not be tolerated. Students are expected to read the assigned textbook chapters and to be familiar with their chapter content before each class session. Plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration on class work, or cheating is considered a serious violation by Park University and is not tolerated. Students may be dismissed or given a failing grade if found cheating or plagiarizing. Absences should be kept to a minimum. Students that are absent cannot participate and will be given the indicated grade point reduction for each absence whether excused or unexcused. Leveling work for absences may include detailed written summaries of chapters or completion of review questions or definitions at the end of chapters, or any other class-related assigned task as determined by the instructor. Late class work will not be accepted. Tardiness over thirty minutes, or failure to attend the entire class will be considered an absence. Two unexcused absences will be reported immediately to the Park University administrative office for appropriate action. NO CELL PHONES, PDA'S, OR COMPUTERS WILL BE USED DURING ANY PORTION OF CLASS TIME TO INCLUDE TESTING. STUDENTS FOUND TEXTING DURING THE TEST WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THE TEST. ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES SHOULD BE SHUT OFF DURING CLASS PERIOD. STUDENTS USING PHONES OR OTHER DEVICES WILL BE ASKED TO TURN THEM OFF AND STOW THEM IN PURSES OR BACK PACKS.
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 92Students must be aware that I will strenuously review their work for plagiarism. I will give a plagiarism presentation on the first day of class that defines plagiarism and explains how students intentionally and inadvertantly commit plagiarism. Please be aware that I take plagiarism very seriously and I will apply sanctions to students that proffer classwork that is plagiarized. So, please DO NOT plagiarize!
Plagiarism includes using another person's work, wholesale, without citation or the overuse of another's work. Further, it is plagiarism to copy another persons work identically and submit it as your own. In any written work the majority of the writing should come from the mind of the student and not another. Papers that exceed 10% of another's work will be given an F and considered plagiarism. You can check your work's originality for free at plagiarismchecker.com
Please think about your topics and use original thought during your work.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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 .
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