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CA 402 Organizational Communication
Johnston, Jamie C.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CA 402 Organizational Communication

Semester

S2T 2013 DL

Faculty

Johnston, Jamie C.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.A., Auburn University
B.A., University of Wyoming

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

Varies

Daytime Phone

8017833131

E-Mail

jamie.johnston@park.edu

jamiejohnston@ymail.com

Semester Dates

3/18/13-5/12/13

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required:

Modaff, D. P., DeWine, S. & Butler, J. (2008). Organizational communication: Foundations, challenges, and misunderstandings (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.


You may find this book useful for writing papers. It is not required.

American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (ISBN 978-1-4338-0562-2)

Required Hardware:

  • A microphone or headset to record your presentations.
  • Speakers or headset to listen to your classmates' presentations.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Course Description:
CA402 Organizational Communication: Examines the role of communication in organizations and the people and patterns making up the many sides of complicated issues which arise in organizational life. The course also examines the communication messages sent and received within an organization including the organizations formal structure and its informal social groups. Prerequisite: CA104. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
  2. Assess your organizational communication and develop a plan for improvement.
  3. Explain how communication creates and structures an organization and its environment.
  4. Compare and contrast human relations approaches, classical approaches, and human resources approaches to organizational communication.
  5. Explain the systems perspective and how it influences communication research.
  6. Create your own model of organizational culture.
  7. Illustrate how organizational socialization occurs.
  8. Assess the role of leadership in organizational change.
  9. Explain the influence of technology on organizational communication.
  10. Evaluate strategies used to manage organizational conflict.
  11. Evaluate the effects of globalization and diversity on organizations.
  12. Identify ethical issues in organizational communication.
  13. Identify the philosophical roots of the field and summarize its history.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment Portfolio:


Minimum Requirements:  The core assessment for CA402 Organizational Communication will be a portfolio which


ü      Includes a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course. 


ü      Includes an eight to ten-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of eight sources. 


ü      Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze the communication in an organization (a case study of real or simulated organizational communication).


ü      Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication and how that affects organizations.


ü      Includes at least one assignment assessing their own communication strengths and weaknesses and develop action plans to improve weak areas.


ü      Includes tests to illustrate knowledge of the philosophical roots of communication and the history of the field.


ü      Includes at least one assignment that addresses ethical issues in organizational communication.


ü      Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.


ü      Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. 


ü      Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.


The rubric and core assessment portfolio must be included in all syllabi.  Please note that one assignment may include many of these elements.  For example, a paper may analyze personal communication as well as communication within the organization or ethical communication.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Planned Assignments

Article Critique
Write a 3-5 page critique of an article from the reading list provided by the instructor. Individual articles must be approved in advance by the instructor. In this assignment you should show that you understand the research process and can explain how the author’s work fits into what we will be studying in class—this may require you to scan ahead in the book.

Work-Place Issue Presentation Group Project
Students will be required to research a current issue in the workplace and develop a formal presentation (a Power Point presentation with recorded narration plus discussion questions) on this issue using literature available in the field of organizational communication and obtained from your instructor. Students will be placed in groups of three to four for this assignment. Some examples include diversity, conflict, sexual harassment, bullying, burnout, globalization, and technology. Presentations should be 6-8 minutes. Presentation due date will vary based on topic but an outline of the presentation is due in week five and all presentations will be viewed and discussed by the class during the sixth and seventh weeks of class. NOTE: This assignment requires all students to have a microphone to record narration for the Power Point presentation.

Discussion
There will be weekly discussion questions worth 20 points.

Case Study Discussion
There will be weekly case study discussion worth 20 points.

Core Assessment Portfolio
The portfolio includes a number of assignments described below:

  • Organizational communication paper : Your research paper should explore an organization’s communication in a crisis or change situation. Begin with an organizational crisis such as the Russian/Georgian conflict in Ossetia, school shootings, downsizing, charges of CEO corruption, or a public relations campaign developed for a company. Or, look for a situation where an organization faced changes—the CEO was fired, the company changed hands, etc. Examine the specific communication offered by the organization for its effectiveness. Use the 6th edition of the APA style manual in writing this 10-page paper. You will receive points for drafts.
  • Intercultural paper: In this 2-3 page paper, you should explore how culture affects organizational communication.
  • Self-assessment: In this 2-3 page paper, you should evaluate your own communication in an organization you currently are a member of and suggest areas for improvement and strategies for improvement.
  • Case study: Include a 2-3 page case study derived from the organizational communication paper.
  • Foundations of the field exam: One exam will be given near the end of the semester that will focus on the foundational research and leaders in the field.
Tentative Grading Rubrics


Weekly Discussion. (20 points), Week 1 to Week 8
Discussion for each week will be worth 20 points (total of 160). You will be graded on discussions using the following criteria:

Discussion grading

10 points

8 points

6 points

quantity--10 points possible

Completes more than the required postings by due dates.

Completes all required postings by due dates.

Misses deadlines or does not complete required postings.

quality--10 points possible

Postings offer applicable information from readings or lectures to resolve issues and move the discussion forward.

Postings offer original thoughts and ideas and give constructive responses to peers

Postings offer simple agreement/disagreement or restatements of others postings



Case Study Discussion. (20 points) Week 1 to Week 8
Case Study Discussion for each week will be worth 20 points (total of 160). Each week, you will have two cases, and each case worth 10 points.

Each case worth 10 points, and you will be graded on case study discussions using the following criteria:

Case Study Discussion grading

5 points

4 points

3 points

quantity--5 points possible

Completes more than the required postings by due dates.

Completes all required postings by due dates.

Misses deadlines or does not complete required postings.

quality--5 points possible

Postings offer applicable information from readings or lectures to resolve issues and move the discussion forward.

Postings offer original thoughts and ideas and give constructive responses to peers

Postings offer simple agreement/disagreement or restatements of others postings



Article Critique. (40 points)-Week 2

Article Critique
Grading

10 points

8 points

6 points

Completeness: 10 points possible

Answers all questions in the assignment with multiple, unique examples

Gives incomplete answers to questions or simply repeats examples from the class or readings

Student could have written assignment without having read the material

Comprehension: 10 points possible

Offers genuine, unique insight into the material

Simply repeats or summarizes material

Student makes factual errors in analysis

Connections: 10 points possible

Connects to the material from the class through examples and citations

Mentions the material from the class without explanation

Fails to connect to the material from the course

Communication: 10 points possible

Assignment uses effective grammar, sentence structure, organization, and source citation.

Assignment has minor problems in grammar, sentence structure, source citation or organization.

Assignment fails to communicate because of problems in two or more areas: grammar, sentence structure, source citation, or organization.


Outline of Issue Presentation. (20 points)----Please refer to Term Task 1. ---Week 3

5 points

4 points

3 points

completeness: 5 points possible

Answers all questions in the assignment with multiple, unique examples

Gives incomplete answers to questions or simply repeats examples from the class or readings

Student could have written assignment without having read the material

comprehension: 5 points possible

Offers genuine, unique insight into the material

Simply repeats or summarizes material

Student makes factual errors in analysis

resources: 5 points possible

Provides many useful resources for the class

Resources are of low quality or are too few

Fails to provide resources

communication: 5 points possible

Assignment uses effective grammar, outline structure, organization, and source citation.

Assignment has minor problems in grammar, outline structure, source citation or organization.

Assignment fails to communicate because of problems in two or more areas: grammar, outline structure, source citation, or organization.

Organizational Issue Presentation Rubric. (220 points): Please refer to Term task 1. ---Week 5

Exceeds expectations 20

Meets expectations 15

Does not meet expectations 10

No evidence
5

PowerPoint

Presentation is clearly organized and includes preview and review slides as well as signposting

Presentation is clearly organized and includes preview and review slides

Presentation is fairly well organized but does not include preview and review slides

Presentation is confusing

PowerPoint

PowerPoint explains issue in terms of organizational theory

PowerPoint clearly links issue back to one or two organizational theory

PowerPoint link of issue back to organizational theory includes (errors)

PowerPoint makes no attempt to link issue back to organizational theory

PowerPoint

PowerPoint explanation of issue clear and insightful

PowerPoint explanation of issue is generally but not always clear

PowerPoint explanation of issue is generally not clear

PowerPoint explanation of issue is missing or so difficult to understand it is not helpful

PowerPoint

PowerPoint has adequate details and several examples to explain the issue

PowerPoint has adequate details and a few examples to explain the issue

PowerPoint is missing details or has no examples to explain issue

PowerPoint had errors or was superficial in coverage of the issue

PowerPoint

PowerPoint has graphics that illustrate ideas on virtually every slide

PowerPoint has graphics that illustrate ideas on most slides

PowerPoint has few graphics or graphics that are not relevant to the ideas on the slide

PowerPoint has no graphics

PowerPoint

PowerPoint clearly explains research articles and integrates them into the presentation

PowerPoint clearly explains research articles

PowerPoint explanation of research is confusing

PowerPoint fails to include explanation of research

Cartoon and video clip

Cartoon and video clearly and uniquely illustrate issue

Cartoon and video clearly illustrate issue

cartoon or video fails to illustrate issue

missing cartoon or video

Article summaries

article summaries are clear, tie to class material, and are of quality research articles

article summaries fail to meet one of the three following criteria: clarity, tied to class material, are quality research

article summaries fail to meet two of the three following criteria: clarity, tied to class material, are quality research

no summaries

Case study and questions

Case study illustrates areas of concern and has insightful questions

Case study illustrates areas of concern and has five basic questions

Case study misses or has errors in illustrating major issues or case study does not have five questions

Did not turn in case study

Conversation log

Group members worked together equally to create presentation

Group members generally worked together to create presentation

Group members rarely worked together to create presentation

Group members did not work together

Overall impression

Presentation is professional and explains issue with unique examples

Presentation is professional and explains issue with obvious examples

Presentation uses few examples or does not look professional

Presentation has few to no examples and does not look professional


Drafts of Organizational Communication Paper. (100 points)--Please refer to Term Task 2

  • background draft (20 pts.) --Week 4
  • method draft (20 pts.) --Week 5
  • analysis draft (20 pts.) --Week 6
  • rough draft (20 pts.) --Week 7

The above 4 drafts will be graded using the following rubric:

5

4

3

Completeness: 5 points possible

Answers all questions in the assignment with multiple, unique examples

Gives incomplete answers to questions or simply repeats examples from the class or readings

Student could have written assignment without having read the material

Comprehension: 5 points possible

Offers genuine, unique insight into the material

Simply repeats or summarizes material

Student makes factual errors in analysis

Connections: 5 points possible

Connects to the material from the class through examples and citations

Mentions the material from the class without explanation

Fails to connect to the material from the course

Communication: 5 points possible

Assignment uses effective grammar, sentence structure, organization, and source citation.

Assignment has minor problems in grammar, sentence structure, source citation or organization.

Assignment fails to communicate because of problems in two or more areas: grammar, sentence structure, source citation, or organization.

  • peer editing (20 pts.) ---Week 8

10 points

8 points

6 points

quantity --10 points possible

Completes all required edits by due dates.

Misses deadlines or does not complete required edits.

Fails to complete any edits

quality--10 points possible

Edits catch major issues in the paper and offer suggestions for improvement

Edits catch most major issues and offers a few suggestions for improvement

Edits fail to catch major issue with the paper and/or offers no suggestions for improvement

Core Assessment Portfolio. (300 points): Core Assessment Portfolio consists of "Ogranizational communication Paper", four papers, and one Final Exam.

Organizational Communication Paper (200 pts)---Week 8

25 points possible—5 points per item to the right

Introduction

  1. Attention getter
  2. Identify communication
  3. Justify your study
  4. State your thesis
  5. Preview the sections of the paper

40 points possible—5 points per item to the right

Historical-Contextual Analysis

  1. Give background on when, where, and to whom the artifact was delivered
  2. Describe the communication
  3. Includes quotes and examples from the communication
  4. Explain the circumstances surrounding the act
  5. Describe the rhetor
  6. Includes information from at least three articles about the artifact/event
  7. Includes information from at least three articles about the rhetor
  8. Explain briefly why the text is rhetorically interesting

30 points possible—5 points per item to the right

Theory/Methodology

  1. Identifies your theoretical perspective
  2. Explains how to use the method
  3. Explanation is clear
  4. Summarize at least three other studies done with your method
  5. Discusses why this method works for the communication studied
  6. Explains what standards are used for evaluation

45 points possible—5 points per item to the right

Analysis/Evaluation

  1. Identify your thesis
  2. Develop at least three arguments/claims which support the thesis/research question
  3. Give at least three examples (often quotes from the artifact) to support each of the three claims.
  4. Examples effectively illustrate the claims
  5. Argument is clear and well developed
  6. Argument is logical and persuasive
  7. Evaluates the rhetoric according to criteria from theory section
  8. Discusses what can we learn about this artifact, rhetor, strategies, consequences of these strategies
  9. What conclusion or assumptions about the rhetor or artifact can be made—what is the alternative, deeper reading made possible through the analysis

20 points possible—5 points per item to the right

Conclusion

  1. Review—including what is the general argument of the study?
  2. What has the study contributed to the study of organizational communication?
  3. What are some possible areas for future study?
  4. What would the reader take away from this work?

40 points possible—10 points per item to the right

Paper overall

  1. Paper uses APA style effectively
  2. Paper contains limited grammatical or spelling errors
  3. Paper is clearly organized
  4. Works cited uses correct APA style

20 points each for the following papers (80 pts.)

  • Self-assessment paper (20 pts.) --Week 1
  • ethics paper (20 pts.) -----Week 1
  • intercultural paper (20 pts.) --------Week 7
  • case study paper(20 pts.) ------Week 8

The above papers will be graded using the following rubric:

5 points

4 points

3 points

Standard 1: 5 points possible

Answers all questions in the assignment with multiple, unique examples

Gives incomplete answers to questions or simply repeats examples from the class or readings

Student could have written assignment without having read the material

Standard 2: 5 points possible

Offers genuine, unique insight into the material

Simply repeats or summarizes material

Student makes factual errors in analysis

Standard 3: 5 points possible

Provides many useful resources for the class

Resources are of low quality or are too few

Fails to provide resources

Standard 4: 5 points possible

Assignment uses effective grammar, outline structure, organization, and source citation.

Assignment has minor problems in grammar, outline structure, source citation or organization.

Assignment fails to communicate because of problems in two or more areas: grammar, outline structure, source citation, or organization.



Foundations of Field Exam. (20 pts.)---Week 8

For Final exam-- There are 7 short answer questions, and each answer is worth three points. Technically it means the exam is worth 21 points. The students will have a bonus point if they get everything correct.

For each question:

1 point

0.5 point

0 point

explanation: 1 point possible

Gives effective explanation of the theory

Gives incomplete explanation or simply repeats explanation from the class or readings

Student could have written answer without having read the material

example: 1 point possible

Gives effective and unique example of the theory

Simply repeats or summarizes example from class or readings

Fails to give an example of the theory or has factual errors.

context: 1 point possible

Links theory to context with explanation

Mentions the context without explanation

Fails to connect the theory to the context or has factual errors.

Grading:

Your professor may adapt assignments, due dates, grading, and weight of assignments to his or her individual teaching style.  In addition, changes and improvements may be made based on the circumstances of the course or individual students.  In small enrollment courses, your professor may make major changes so the course is more like an independent study course (e.g., discussion and group assignments).

Suggested Grading:  1000 points possible

900-1000

A

800-899

B

700-799

C

600-699

D

below 600

F


Tentative Assignments:

Points possibe

Article critique (Week 2)

40 points

Drafts of organizational communication paper

  • background draft (Week 4, 20 pts.)
  • method draft (Week 5, 20 pts.)
  • analysis draft (Week 6, 20 pts.)
  • rough draft (Week 7, 20 pts.)
  • peer editing (Week 8,20 pts.)

100 points

Work-place issue presentation (Week 5)

220 points

Outline of issue presentation (Week 3)

20 points

Weekly discussion
(Week 1 to 8, 20 points each)

160 points

Weekly case study discussion
(Week 1 to 8, 20 points each)

160 points

Core assessment portfolio

  • Organizational communication paper
    (Week 8,
    200 points.)
  • 20 points each for the following papers (80 pts.)
    • ethics paper (Week 1)
    • self-assessment paper (Week 1)
    • intercultural paper (Week 7)
    • case study (Week 8)
  • Foundations of field exam (Week 8, 20 pts.)

300 points

Total

1000 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:

 All assignments have posted deadlines. Plan ahead. Plan for disaster. Don’t wait until the last minute. Extensions MAY be granted for extenuating circumstances at the instructor’s discretion


If you notify your instructor about possible delays before a deadline, you are more likely to receive an extension than if you notify your instructor after a deadline. Never assume you will be allowed to submit late work for credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Critical thought, robust discussion, and civil dialog can all exist at the same time. Don’t fear presenting your honest views or asking tough questions, but always do so with respect for your classmates and instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Tentataive Schedule

Week

Topic

Due

Week 1

Introduction to the course

Self-assessment paper
Ethics paper
MDB, chapt. 1
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 2

Classic management theory and humanistic theories of organizations

Article critique
MDB, chapts. 2-3
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 3

Systems, organizational culture, and critical theory

Presentation outline
MDB, chapts. 4-5
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 4

Networks, superior-subordinate and horizontal communication

Org communication background paper
MDB, chapts. 10-11
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 5

Organizations in crisis, organizational change efforts
Teams and leadership

Org communication method paper
Presentation due
MDB, chapts. 12-13
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 6

Presentations: recruitment and socialization, conflict, sexual harassment and bullying,

Org Communication analysis paper
MDB, chapts. 7-9
Issue presentations
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 7

Presentations: technology, diversity, globalization,

Org Communication rough draft Intercultural paper
MDB, chapt. 14
Issue presentations
Discussion
Case-study discussion

Week 8

Putting it all together—careers in communication, a second look at ethics.

Foundations of the field exam Portfolio due
Discussion
Case-study discussion
Peer Editing

 

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Plagiarism:
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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Portfolio assignments synthesize information from the text and more than eight additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from text and eight additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from seven or fewer sources and the text. Portfolio assignments show no evidence of additional sources. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the assignment and identify motives, causes and effect of the communication. Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work or have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of communication concepts. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness and offers suggestions for improvement of strategy selection.


 
Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness. Portfolio assignments only evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation  in terms of successfulness OR usefulness OR have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to evaluate communication strategies. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of more than eight concepts/terms associated with organizational communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of six to eight concepts/terms associated with organizational communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of fewer than six concepts/terms associated with organizational communication or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's ability to use the  terminology of organizational communication. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Portfolio defines more than eight concepts associated with organizational communication in the student's own words. Portfolio defines eight communication concepts in the student's own words. Portfolio relies on textbook definitions of communication concepts, or defines fewer than eight concepts in the student's own words, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to define communication concepts. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Portfolio applies more than eight learned concepts to a given communication situation and explains the elements that need to be altered for communication to be more effective. Portfolio applies eight learned concepts to a given communication situation. Portfolio applies fewer than eight concepts to a given communication situation, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to apply learned concepts to a given communication situation. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of more than eight of the competencies with no more than one to three errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of eight of the competencies with no more than three to six errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of seven or fewer competencies with no more than six to eight errors in writing conventions. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's achievement of  competencies and/or includes more than eight errors in writing conventions. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's integration and mastery of multiple objectives beyond what was necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's partial mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio do not demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. 
Knowledge of roots and history of field-                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The portfolio demonstrates the student's knowledge of the philisophical roots and history of the communication field by achieving scores of more than 80 percent on all exams. The portfolio demonstrates the student's knowledge of the philisophical roots and history of the communication field by achieving scores of 75-80 percent on all exams. The portfolio demonstrates gaps in the student's knowledge of the philisophical roots and history of the communication field illustrated by scores of  60-75 percent or less on all exams. The portfolio does not demonstrates the student's knowledge of the philisophical roots and history of the communication field because student achieved less than 60 percent on most exams. 
Assessment of personal strengths, weaknesses and plans for improvement-                                                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The portfolio demonstrates the student's analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses and offers goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and tangible. The portfolio demonstrates the student's analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses and offers a plan that identifies several goals and how they will achieve them. Portfolio demonstrates only two of the following: analysis of strengths, weaknesses, plan for improvement. Portfolio demonstrates only one of the following: analysis of strengths, weaknesses, plan for improvement. 

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