PS 407 Field Placement in Psychology
FA 2010 HOX
Cowley, Brian J.
Professor and Chair of the Psychology and Sociology Department
B.S. - Psychology - Utah State UniversityM.S. - Behavior Analysis and Therapy - Southern Illinois University at CarbondalePh.D. - Developmental and Child Psychology - University of Kansas
Mabee 225B - Parkville Campus
T & R 9:00-10:00 AM & 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
August 16, 2010 to December 10, 2010
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on bringing the student to the table for critical thinking. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about the history of psychology.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Core Assessment for the course is a Reflection Essay Exam. This reflection essay exam will be written during your proctored final exam. Students should have filled out the proctor form and made arrangements for testing during Week 8. Students will have 2 ½ hours to complete an open book/open notes (journal notes from course- for example) reflection essay exam.
The purpose of the summary reflection essay is for students to critically think about their field experience in relation to the core learning outcomes. A reflection essay should take into account their prior educational experiences in psychology, and reflect on each of the eight core learning objectives. The field placement reflection essay exam (core assessment) is worth 31 points distributed as follows (students should examine the full rubric for more clarification/detail on grading criteria):
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
As a part of the degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology our students must complete a field placement. The field placement is a practical work experience to allow psychology majors to gain a better understanding of psychology in the real world, and also to explore career options. The requirements for the students enrolling in PS 407, Field Placement in Psychology, are to:
· Seek out and contact an organization that provides services in the area of the student’s interests.
· Meet with the organization and discuss opportunities and responsibilities. These responsibilities should provide practical and relevant experience, i.e., student should not be used for secretarial nor clerical purposes.
· Have the organization send an acknowledgment letter (on their letterhead) to the supervising professor in the Psychology Department at Park University detailing responsibilities and awareness of field placement requirements, e.g., 135 hours. This should be completed before beginning field placement.
· Complete 135 hours. Training hours may be included within the 135 hours.
· Maintain a daily journal providing documentation that the 135 hour requirement has been satisfied and allowing an opportunity to reflect upon the experience.
· Have the organization send a final letter at the completion of the field placement to verify hours and evaluate the student’s performance.
· Complete a summary paper (6-8 pages) detailing what was learned during the experience. This will be submitted to the supervising professor along with the daily journal.
Timely submission of: acknowledgment letter, completion letter, supervisor evaluation, journal and summary paper. Strong positive evaluation, summary paper is appropriately done (length, content, format).
Timely submission of: acknowledgment letter, completion letter, supervisor evaluation, journal and summary paper. Positive evaluation, summary paper is appropriately done (length, content, format). Reductions may be due to issues of timeliness, professionalism, quality of submitted items.
Timely submission of: acknowledgment letter, completion letter, supervisor evaluation, journal and summary paper. Fair evaluation, summary paper is appropriately done (length, content, format). Reductions may be due to a combination of issues of timeliness, professionalism, quality of submitted items.
Deficiencies, e.g., missing assignments, or minor violations of professional behavior.
Deficiencies, e.g., missing assignments, or major violations of professional behavior.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignment turned in after the date it is due can be given up to half credit for that assignment. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
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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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92I take academic honesty seriously. I will actively monitor student work to assure that it is indeed the student's work. If I discover any academic dishonesty, at the very least the assignment in question will be given no credit. If it appears that the academic dishonesty in question is part of a larger pattern of dishonesty, I will pursue more severe measures that include the possibility of expulsion from class and from the university. I welcome any discussion or question about academic dishonesty.
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93When a student comes to me with questions about plagiarism before an assignment is turned in it will not be dishonest. If I discover plagiarism and then the student asks questions about it, the student will still have engaged in plagiarism which is one form of academic dishonesty. If this occurs, I will proceed as I would in any case of academic dishonesty.
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Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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