CA 200 Interviewing Theories & Practice
SP 2010 HO
Norris, Virgil "Rusty"
Senior Instructor of Communication Arts/Adjunct Faculty
MA: Communication & Leadership (in progress), Park UniversityMLA: Social Science concentration, Baker UniversityBA: Liberal Arts, Park University
Before and after class or by appointment
1/11/10 - 5/7/10
11:35 - 12:50 PM
Textbook: Powell, L & Amsbary, J. (2006). Interviewing: Situations and Contexts, 1st ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon (Pearson). ISBN: 6205401953. ISBN-13: 9780205401956.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Class Assessment: Self-evaluation, resume, and cover letter. 50 points. 5% of course grade
Includes completion of a personal skills/goals inventory, a current resume, and a cover letter for a specific job (real or imagined). Resume and cover letter must follow the latest recommendations for success as presented in class. Resume and cover letter will later be used for mock employment interview.
Employment interview: applicant. 100 points. 10% of course grade
will be interviewed by another student in a mock job interview. Applicant will be responsible for providing a prep sheet to the recruiter which incorporates a variety of information about the
specific job, company, and field. Form will be provided in class. Student will be expected to dress and behave as for a real job interview.
Employment interview: recruiter. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Student will conduct a mock job interview of another student. Recruiter will be responsible for following
EEOC guidelines, incorporating job specific information provided by applicant, and selecting appropriate
challenge questions for the applicant. Student will be expected to dress and behave as for a real job interview.
Research interview and report. 200 points. 20% 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. Research topic, primary questions, and focus of the interview must be pre-approved by the instructor.
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. Topic should be of interest to the Park student population. Article need not be accepted for publication, but it will be submitted for publication.
Guest interview questions. 50 points. 5% of course grade
Student will prepare appropriate interview questions for one of the guest speakers.
Quizzes. 100 points. 10% of course grade
Weekly quizzes on chapters and other learning assignments.
Final Exam. 100 points. 10% of course grade
This will be a comprehensive exam.
Participation. 200 points. 20% 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.
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: Communication Devices
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.
CAUTION: If I see a cell phone in your hand during class, without prior permission from me, you will lose all participation points for the day.
The use of your computer for taking notes during class sessions is encouraged. Online research directly related to the class discussion is acceptable within reason. Communicating with friends, playing games, or randomly surfing the net is NOT permitted. If I suspect your activity is not class related, I may request that you sit at the front of the class where I can monitor your computer usage.
Respect for every member of the class must be maintained at all times. Disagreements are natural and may occur, but respect must 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 87***
NOTE: All suspected incidents of academic dishonesty will be examined closely. Penalties will reflect the severity of the infraction, including the potential for failing the course.
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***
NOTE: All suspected incidents of plagiarism will be examined closely. Penalties will reflect the severity of the infraction, including the potential for failing the course.
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
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