CA 200 Interviewing Theories & Practice
F1T 2010 DL
Callan, Pamela A.
Bachelor of Arts in EnglishMaster of Arts in English (additional graduate hours in Communication)Master of Science in Education
San Angelo, TX
08/16/2010 - 10/10/2010
Interviewing Principles and Practices / Charles J. Stewart, William B. Cash Jr. -- 12th Edition
ISBN: 978-0-07-340671-8; ISBN: 0-07-340671-6 (alk. Paper)
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Educational Philosophy: I strongly believe in collaborative learning. My philosophy of teaching is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, examinations, peer editing, web sites and videos. I strongly encourage each student to strive to reach his/her highest potential by reading, questioning, reviewing and discussing.
1. Survey Interview Project (100 points):
The Survey Interview Project is the core assessment for this course and consists of four parts:
The problem statement should be written in present tense and describe the situation in specific and measurable terms. It should address the five W’s and the H: what is the source of concern, where is the problem, when is it a problem, who is involved or affected, why is this a concern, and how are participants involved or affected. The problem statement is concise and can usually be written in a sentence or a short paragraph.
The situation analysis adds depth and contains all the background information needed to expand upon and illustrate the meaning of the problem statement. It might include both internal factors (e.g. the policies of an organization or organizational structure) and external factors (e.g. the economy or global warming) that led to the problem.
The questions should be designed to discover the kind of information that you are seeking. Since this is a pilot project the survey should not exceed 10 questions and should include a mix of closed and open questions. You should survey a minimum of ten people and your participants may be a “convenience” sample. In other words, for this study you are allowed to use friends, family, fellow students, and coworkers as your survey participants. For a more rigorous study you would be required to use random sampling techniques to yield a representative sample.
In this section you tabulate the results of your surveys and discuss your findings in a narrative form. In analyzing the results you should be looking for patterns of human interaction and drawing appropriate conclusions related to the purpose of your study.
In the final section of your project you answer the following questions:
1. Have I added to the pool of information on this topic?
2. Is there a need for further research in this area of inquiry?
3. What is the major weakness of my project?
There are specific due dates for each of the four sections and the completed project is due during Week 7. Students should consult the lecture and notes for Chapter 6 regarding the design of questions. The written portion of the project will be evaluated using the grading criteria indicated in your syllabus. The Survey Interview Project carries a value of 100 points toward your final grade.
The Survey Interview Project is divided into 4 parts (20+40+30+10=100 points):
2. Weekly Quizzes (Weeks 1-7): Students are required to take a 10 question quiz
during weeks 1-7. Each quiz is worth 10 points for a total of 70 points for the eight
3. Uncritical Inference Test (Week 2): After completing the Week 2 lecture, students
will take the Uncritical Inference Test. The test is worth 20 points.
4. Homework: Information about the homework will be provided about 1-4 weeks before the assignment is due.
Here is a list of the Homework assignments:
Television Interview Report (Due in week 4). Homework information is provided in Week 1. Worth 20 points.
Would You Hire This Man? (Due in week 5). Homework information is provided in week 4. Worth 20 points.
Designing Your Resume: (Due in Week 6). Homework information is provided in week 4. Worth 30 points.
5. Discussion: (Week 1, 2, 3 and 6). Students are required to respond to the initial discussion question by Thursday at midnight and then respond to at least one classmate’s discussion post by Sunday at midnight. Please note: It is not enough to simply answer the questions posed in the discussion. You need to interact with your classmates to explore the topics more fully. Responses must be thoughtful and reflect knowledge of the week’s required readings. (More than just “I agree” or “Good Point!”). Each discussion is worth ten points for a total of 40 points for the eight weeks.
6 Proctored Final Exam (Week 8): It will be a multiple-choice, and true and false questions exam that students will take in person with a proctor during the 8th week of instruction at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by your Instructor where Park University sites are not available. The exam is worth 120 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
This is an interactive class and not a correspondence class; therefore, assignments are expected to be posted by the deadline indicated for the assignment. It is not fair to the other students in the class to permit late assignments to receive credit. Assignments that are posted after the deadlines will not receive credit unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor, and late assignments should be the exception and not become a pattern.
Learning in online courses is the most effective if assignments are timely. Not having face-to-face contact is a great challenge for this new medium of instruction and one way to feel a part of the class is to keep discussions going. The most optimal learning environment for an online class is when assignments are posted and responded to in the week they are due. After each week is completed, the class moves onto another topic and students are not expected to go back to read and respond to a late posting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
In this course, some people may have different opinions which you do not agree with. Be objective and respectful when responding to different points of view. Working online may make communication more difficult since you don't see each other's body language. To find out issue involving your online writing and posting please go to the http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html The Core Rules of Netiquette.
You can see more about core rules of netiquette at http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor.
Lecture: The Fundamentals of Interviewing
Threaded Discussion: Feedback (10 points)
Read Chapter 1: An Introduction to Interviewing and Chapter 2: An Interpersonal Communication Process
Reading Homework: Television Interview Report (20 points, due on Week 4 Thursday)
Quiz over Chapters 1 and 2 (10 points).
Week 1 Final Review Questions
Lecture 1: Common Pitfalls of Asking Questions
Lecture 2: The Inference-Observation Confusion
Lecture 3: Planning and Structuring the Interview (due week 4)
Threaded Discussion: Creating Rapport (10 points)
Read Chapter 3: Questions and Their Uses and Chapter 4: Structuring the Interview
Quiz over Chapters 3 and 4 (10 points).
Uncritical Inference Test (20 points)
Week 2 Final Review Questions
Lecture: Survey Interviews
Read Chapter 6: The Survey Interview
Reading Homework: Survey Interview Project. Send your instructor an email indicating that you understand all the requirements and required due dates of the Survey Interview Project.
Threaded Discussion: Motivation (10 points)
Quiz over Chapter 6 (10 points).
Week 3 Final Review Questions
Lecture 1: The Ten Most Dangerous Topics in an Employment Interview
Lecture 2: The Employment Interview from Both Sides of the Table
Read Chapter 7: The Recruiting Interview and Chapter 8: The Employment Interview
Reading Homework: Would You Hire This Man? (20 points. Due Week 5)
Reading Homework: Designing Your Resume (30 points. Due Week 6)
Due: Television Interview Report (20 points)
Due: Survey Interview Project, Part I (20 points)
Quiz over Chapters 7 and 8 (10 points).
Week 4 Final Review Questions
Lecture: Performance Interview and Counseling Interviews
Read Chapter 9: The Performance Interview and Chapter 12: The Counseling Interview
Due: Would You Hire This Man? (20 points)
Due: Survey Interview Project, Part II (40 points)
Quiz over Chapters 9 and 12 (10 points).
Week 5 Final Review Questions
Read Chapter 10: The Persuasive Interview: the Persuader
Threaded Discussion: Changing Your Image (10 points)
Due: Designing Your Resume (30 points)
Due: Survey Interview Project, Part III (30 points)
Quiz over Chapter 10 (10 points).
Week 6 Final Review Questions
Read Chapter 11: The Persuasive Interview: The Persuadee
Due: Completed Survey Interview Project including Park IV (10 points)
Quiz over Chapter 11 (10 points).
Week 7 Final Review Questions
Proctored Final Exam: Chapters 1-4, 6-12, (120 points)
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Additional Information:My Biography: I have served as an adjunct instructor for Park University since 2002 through the Goodfellow AFB campus in San Angelo, Texas and via online instruction. I received an MA in English with a minor in Psychology from Angelo State University in 1989 and an MS in Education from Capella University in 2002. I earned a graduate certificate in Diversity Studies in 2003 from Capella University, and have earned additional graduate hours in English, communication, history, management, psychology, and sociology(human services). My areas of interest are communication, English literature, race and ethnic relations, and the study of the family.
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