CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
FA 2012 HOA
Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication - Northern Michigan UniversityMaster of Arts in Communication and Leadership - Park University
August 20, 2012 - December 14, 2012
7:20 - 8:35 AM
Interpersonal Communication: The Whole Story by Kory Floyd. ISBN# 978-0-07-340675-6
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The Instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, exams, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator 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
Core Assessment Portfolio: (20% to 30% of grade) The Core Assessment Portfolio is a collection
of student work. The portfolio must not
be assigned due before the last quarter of the course and should cover at least
8 (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course. It should involve research and emphasize
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
effectively. The rubric and core
assessment project must be included in all syllabi. The Core Assessment Portfolio should be
transmitted to the instructor in electronic form preferably via email.
90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 59% F
Core Assessment Portfolio:
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment
for CA104 Interpersonal Communication will be a portfolio which
a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least
eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three
at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own
communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.
at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research
project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core
at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural
differences in values and communication.
not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain
work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
no more than two previously graded assignments.
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Participation - 25%
800-899 pts = B
700-799 pts = C
600- 699 pts = D
0 - 599 pts = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Late Arrivals: I will deduct half of that day's points from the participation grade of any student that is late to class more than once.
Communication Devices: All communication devices must be turned off, or set to silent, and put away 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, you must notify the instructor in advance. You must have permission from the instructor to answer any messages during class. I will deduct half of that day's participation grade if these guidelines are not followed.
Group Work: When an activity or assignment is designated as a group activity, collaboration is expected. When an activity is not specifically designated as a group activity you are to be the only individual to work on that assignment. If you collaborate on an activity not designated as a group activity and there is enough evidence of that collaboration to catch my attention you and your collaborators will receive a 0 for that assignment. I will neither ask for, nor accept, any explanations.
Class Cancellations: If class is cancelled for any reason, the class period following the cancelled class will cover the material that should have been covered during the cancelled session. Be sure to check your Park University email for any cancelled class information and what to expect as class reconvenes for the next session.
Instructor Availability: Please feel free to discuss papers, presentations, and any issues or concerns you may have. I am available via email at least once per day, though usually more. You can also see me immediately before or after class. If a topic requires more lengthy conversation, please contact me to make an appointment.
Extra Credit: Extra Credit opportunities may be given throughout the semester at the instructor's discretion. No Extra Credit will be allowed during the last two weeks of class.
- You are all adults in this class and, as college students, must accept responsibility for your own actions. Reading for class, preparing for tests, completing assignments on time, and contributing to class discussions are the primary responsibilities I expect from you during our time in this course.
- Please reach out to me when you have questions, concerns or suggestions about the class. It will be less frustrating for both of us if you ask questions before an assignment is due, rather than after it has affected your grade. If you don't bring an issue to my attention, I cannot help you address it.
- At times, we will discuss controversial topics and have people disagree with each other. It is important to remember that, while each of us has the right to our own opinion, so does everyone else. We must respect the rights of others to have differing opinions.
- If someone in the class, including me, makes a comment that you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately. Apologies and/or policy changes are best handled as soon as possible.
- All assignments are to by typed, double-space and in a reasonable font and font size. Unless otherwise specified, each assignment should have the student's name, course number, assignment name, and date in the header. This information should not be in the body of the document.
- If you do miss a class, you are responsible for reaching out to classmates to get any notes or assignments you may have missed.
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 95-96
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 95
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 98
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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