Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseCA 404 Seminar:SpecTop in Comm Arts:SemesterF1J 2011 INFacultyVasquez, AshleyTitleAdjunct Instructor of Communication ArtsDegrees/CertificatesBachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication - Park UniversityMaster's of Arts Degree in Communication and Leadership - Park UniversityOffice LocationBy AppointmentOffice HoursBy AppointmentDaytime Phone816-694-5442E-MailAshley.Vasquez@park.eduSemester DatesAug. 17 - Oct. 5Class Days---W---Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Communication and Organizational Crisis by Matthew W. Seeger, Timothy L. Sellnow, Robert R. Ulmer. ISBN-13: 9781567205343.
CA 404 Seminar:SpecTop in Comm Arts:
F1J 2011 IN
Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication - Park UniversityMaster's of Arts Degree in Communication and Leadership - Park University
Aug. 17 - Oct. 5
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Communication and Organizational Crisis by Matthew W. Seeger, Timothy L. Sellnow, Robert R. Ulmer
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, exams, group projects, writing and more. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Class assessment will be based on exams, written work, case studies, participation and a case study research project, and service learning project.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All course work is expected to be completed on time. If you know you will not be able to complete an assignment before the assignment due date during particular class period, talk to me or email me with at least 24 hours notice and you will be allowed to turn the assignment in late. The instructor must receive all authorized late assignments before the beginning of the next class period to avoid a 10% grade deduction. No assignments will be accepted after two weeks of being late unless arranged with instructor under very special circumstances.
The 24-hour Rule
As mentioned above, anytime you need to schedule an alternative day to turn in an assignment, you must contact me 24 hours prior to the assignment deadline you are trying to avoid. Additionally, if you are dissatisfied with a grade on an assignment, you must wait 24 hours to talk to me about it. There are no exceptions. In case of sudden illness on a day a major assignment is due, you must contact me, or at least leave a message, before the class meets, not the next class period.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Tenative Schedule - Subject to Change
Introduction to Organizational Crisis
Chapters 1 and 2
Communication and Crisis
Chapters 3 and 4
Reaction No. 1
Chapters 5 and 6
Reaction No. 2
Chapters 7 and 8
Reaction No. 3
Crisis Planning and Decision Making
Chapters 9 and 10
Service learning outline
Reaction No. 4
Communication Risk and Ethics
Chapters 11 and 12
Reaction No. 5
Crisis, Leadership and Society
Chapters 13 and 14
Service learning rough draft
Reaction No. 6
Service learning final draft
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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 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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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