CJ 441 Senior Writing Project
S1B 2012 BL
Ralph E. Girvin
B.A. English and American LiteratureJuris Doctor St. Mary's University School of Law
Fort Bliss, Texas
After class or as needed
tel: (915) 356-8114
(915) 564-5803 ext 618
January 16, 2012 - March 11, 2012
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
EN 105, EN 106, passing the WCT and senior standing.
There is no textbook required for this course; however, there are significant available resources that serve to provide guidance in completing 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 evaluate 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 web-links in the syllabus as well as in www.parkonline.org in your class page
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
American Psychological Association (APA); 6 edition ISBN-10: 1433805618 ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interaction which is primarily based upon lectures, readings, and classroom discussions.
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:
- Table of Contents
- Purpose - Identify the problem/situation
- Scope - Limit your scope to a reasonable level of effort
- Definitions - If you use unique terms/jargon please define them.
- 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
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 for your formatting. See Learning Rubric below for additional details for the development of your work problem analysis project.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Submission of Late Work is generally not accepted. All late work is subjected to a reduction in points and must be approved by the instructor prior to submission.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to be prepared, punctual and courteous. 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. 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. Two unexcused absences will be reported immediately to the Park University administrative office for appropriate action.
Introduction, Problem Identification, APA Expectations and Examples, paper development, data collection instruments and analysis. Syllabus review and Plagiarism Quiz due in week one.
Define your project and how you will implement it. Research Techniques and ideas of approach.
Create an outline of your project proposal, your map to success, data collection and fact gathering.
Create annotated bibliography, using computer graphics and charts to enhance your presentation.
Submit your first draft, discussion on difficult issues encountered on your road to the draft paper.
Make revisions to your first draft, revision and tracking techniques, evaluation of alternative approaches.
Submit your final draft, one-on-one review of paper with instructor.
Defense and presentation of research project in class.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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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