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Lackawanna College

PSY210 OM Psychology of Adjustment

3 Credits

Fall 2017 Online I

August 28th to October 18th, 2017

Instructor: Ms. Tina Bruno                                                                       Phone: 570-955-1478

E-mail: brunot@lackawanna.edu                                                              Office: 105A Angeli Hall    

Office hours can be arranged at a mutually convenient time online via live chat, on the phone or in person

Be sure to read this syllabus over thoroughly. The course syllabus is considered a contract between instructor and students. Your continued enrollment in the course equates to your signature on the contract, indicating your agreement to abide by the terms of this contract.

Required Text: Psychology Applied to Modern Life 11th Edition

Author: Weiten Edition: 11th ISBN: 9781285459950 Copyright Year: 2015 Publisher: Cengage Learning

Description

PSY 210 (Formerly SS 232) - Psychology of Adjustment This course offers a functional approach to well-being. It examines the dynamics of personality as well as the capacity that human beings have to face, adapt and effectively cope with a rapidly changing environment. Within the framework of a socio-cultural approach, the course emphasizes self-understanding as a key aspect of adjustment (3 Credits). Prerequisite: PSY 105

Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends.
  2. Understand basic research methods in psychology.
  3. Use critical thinking and skeptical inquiry to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues. 
  5. Weigh evidence in an ethical manner. 
  6. Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers to locate information. 
  7. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats 
  8. Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity. 
  9. Develop insight into one’s own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.

Online Course Attendance Policy:

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Postings not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

Minimum

# of Days Required for Discussion

in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks

Allowed without Discussion

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

0

  • You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.
  • You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.
  • Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links.
  • Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.
  • Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.
  • Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course. Online Course Discussion Policy    Remember you are required to post TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum. Good Discussions in Handouts and Links will help you, but you can also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion! You MUST post no less than 8 times per week – twice on any four days. 20 points per week for a total of 160 points
  • Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric
  • Good Discussions  in Handouts and Links will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!
  • In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said.

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Answer both Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (2 posts)

4

 

 

 

Respond to at least two classmates’ posts (2 posts)

2

 

 

 

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 posts)

2

 

 

 

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question

(2 posts)

2

 

 

 

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

4

 

 

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

2

 

 

 

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

2

 

 

 

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

2

 

 

 

Total Weekly Points

20

     

Withdrawal Policy:

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

Instructor Policies

Online courses allow flexibility for "attending class" (so-to-speak) at your convenience, as well as require self-motivation and time-management on your part. You can expect online courses to take as much time and dedication as short-term, in-class courses, and from that plan your schedules accordingly.  Because this online course is a 8 week course, it is more concentrated than a typical 15-week traditional in class or online course. It is important to keep in mind that online courses are not for every student.  If the pace of this short-term course is too fast for you or if you are having difficulty with independent time-management, you can consider enrolling in an on-campus, full-term (15-week) course. Speak up soon, e-mail or call me so we can discuss your concerns sooner rather than later to ensure the best in return for your choice.

Participation will be accomplished through online discussions and completion of weekly assignments turned in on time. Students are expected to "attend" class on a regular basis. Attendance is noted as assignments are turned in and discussion questions are answered. You are expected to have read all material prior to the due date to incorporate the material into assignments and discussions. It will be through inter-active participation that course information is learned and retained.

Grading

The assignments in this course are tracked by points. Use the Points Value column to check your grade based on how many points you have earned. You might also estimate how many more points you need in order to earn the final grade that you want.

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Points Value

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

480-500

4.0

A-

90 – 95

450-479

3.67

B+

87 – 89

435-449

3.33

B

83 – 86

415-434

3.0

B-

80 – 82

400-414

2.67

C+

77 – 79

385-399

2.33

C

73 – 76

365-384

2.0

C-

70 – 72

350-364

1.67

D+

67 – 69

335-349

1.33

D

60 – 66

300-334

1.0

F

0 – 59

0-299

0

Due Dates and Late Penalties:

Late assignments will earn a penalty. Technical difficulties are NOT a justification for lateness.

The grace period for late assignments is as follows:

1 day late-10% deduction off of the assignment grade

2 days late-20% off of the assignment grade

3 days late-the assignment will receive a grade of 0%

No assignments will be accepted after October 18th, 2017.

Academic Integrity:

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated either in the online or traditional classrooms. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well.

The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

Disability Statement:  Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, piggam@lackawanna.edu.Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Carolyn Quinn, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, QuinnC@lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Seeley Hall Residence Director, Seeley Hall, First Floor, North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1760, FerreseT@lackawanna.edu.Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email: OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

Portfolio and Coursework Course Schedule: Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, accessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper. 

Lackawanna College Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State Law including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with Federal Law including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. Lackawanna College is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender based harassment. 

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lackawanna College will not tolerate any forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to: sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence and gender-based harassment by employees, students or third parties. This includes prohibiting discrimination against pregnant and parenting students. The College also prohibits retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. This policy applies to admissions, employment, treatment and access to all programs and activities that take place either on or off the campus at Lackawanna College. 

Lackawanna College will fully and promptly investigate all allegations of sexual misconduct and will take action reasonably designed to resolve the complaint in an equitable manner, end a hostile environment if one has been created, prevent its recurrence, and, when appropriate, take steps to remedy its effects on individuals and the college community.

Lackawanna College complies with Title IX and all other federal laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Reports or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination should be made to:

Title IX Coordinator/ Executive Director of the Student Wellness Program, Marsha Pigga, Angeli Hall, Room 102, 501 Vine Street, Scranton PA, 18509 (570) 955-1466/ (570) 677-7589, Piggam@lackawanna.edu.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action inquiries: Georgia Egan, Affirmative Action Officer/Director of Continuing Education, Angeli Hall, Room 300C, Vine Street, Scranton PA (570) 961-7815, EganG@Lackawanna.edu or Tony Ferrese, Affirmative Action Officer/Seeley Hall Residence Director, Seeley Hall, First Floor, North Washington Avenue, Scranton PA, (570) 504-1760,FerreseT@lackawanna.edu.

Additional information regarding Title IX requirements and how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights: Office of Civil Rights at www2.ed.gov/ocr, 800-421-3481. Philadelphia Office: Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, The Wanamaker Building,100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323 Telephone: 215-656-8541, Email:OCR.Philadelphia@ed.gov.   

Course Schedule:

Week

 

Topic

 

Course Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

Week 1

August 28th to Sept 3rd   

·   Adjusting to Modern Life

·   Theories of Personality

All

Read Chapter 1 & 2

Assignments due by March 26th 11:55PM:

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

•  Academic Honesty Pledge in the Discussions.

•  About You Biography in the Discussions.

•  Course Syllabus Quiz in Assignments

•  Course Navigation Quiz in Assignments.

•  Watch/View the Week 1 tutorials in Course Resources (formerly Handouts & Links).

•  EXTRA CREDIT: Complete the Time Management Planner in Assignments.

 

Week 2

Sept 4th to

Sept 10th 

 

·   Stress & Its Effects

·   Coping Processes

1,2,3,4,5,7

Read Chapter 3 & 4

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

•  Stress Handout in Assignments via Portal Upload due Sept 10th by 11:55PM

·  Research methodologies Quiz  closes Sept 10th  at 11:55PM

Week 3

Sept 11th to Sept 17th

·   Psychology and Physical Health

·   The Self

1, 8,9

Read Chapter 5 & 6

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

•  Personality Journal Due Sept 17th by 11:55PM

 

Week 4

Sept 18th to

Sept 24th

·   Social Thinking and Social Influence

·   Interpersonal Communication

1,8,9

Read Chapter 7& 8

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

Week 5

Sept 25th to

Oct 1st

·   Friendship and Love

·   Marriage and Intimate Relationships

1,5,6,7,8,9

Read Chapter 9 & 10

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

•  Debate Discussion Participation Opens Sept 25thth until Oct 8th

Week 6

Oct 2nd to Oct 8th

·   Gender and Behavior

•    Development and Expression of Sexuality

•    Careers and Work

 

1,5,78

Read Chapter 11& 12 & 13

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

•  Diversity Re-Teaching Assignment /PowerPoint Presentations uploaded to portal by Oct 8th at 11:55PM 

•  Peer Evaluation Form & Group Assessment Forms due in Assignments via Portal Upload by Oct 8th at 11:55PM 

•  Debate Discussion Participation closes at 11:55PM on Oct 8th  

Week 7

Oct 8th to Oct 14th

·   Psychological Disorders

·   Psychotherapy

 

1,3,4,5,8,9

Read Chapter 14 & 15

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

·  Eating Disorders Journal Due Oct 14th by 11:55PM

Week 8

Oct 14th to Oct 18th

·   Positive Psychology

1,3,4,6,8,9

Read Chapter 16

•  Complete DQ1, DQ2, and your participation responses in Discussions. (Discussion Replies Minimum of replying twice on 4 days to Both DQ1 & DQ2)

•  Participate in Peer review of Diversity Presentations in Discussion Forums

•  Burnout Prevention Plans due in Assignments via Portal Upload Oct 18th by 11:55PM

 

  

ASSESSMENTS

Stress Handout  Due September 10th   by 11:55PM

10 Points

 Grading Criteria

 Points

Did I do This?

 

Where?

Points Earned

Completed the questions thoroughly and comprehensively;

6

 

 

 

Reflection of the topic based on information from the chapter or from class discussion or activities and how it resonates with you, relate to your life situation, personal reflections or media situations

2

 

 

 

Proper spelling, punctuation and grammar

2

 

 

 

 Total:

10

 

 

 

 

Journal Assignments

Personality Journal  

Due September 17th by 11:55PM

 

You will find a collection of short personality tests at this link http://www.personalitytest.net/questionnaires/index.html

designed to measure individual aspects of your personality.

 Take the 4 short questionnaires regarding

  1. Brain Dominance
  2. Locus of Control
  3. Extraversion vs. Introversion
  4. Emotional Reaction

After taking each questionnaire

  • Report your results for each test
  • Review your insights into these results, i.e. what you learned about yourself, do you agree or disagree with the findings, explain
  • Ways you may apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement knowing these results and/or your own assessment of yourself in these 4 areas.

Eating Disorder Journal   Due October 14th by 11:55PM

  • Describe the subtypes, history, prevalence, and gender distribution of eating disorders.
  • Explain how genetic factors, personality, culture, family dynamics, and disturbed thinking contribute to the development of eating disorders.

Journal Grading Rubric  

40  Points Each Journal

 

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

 

Where?

Points Earned

Reflection of the topic assigned for the journal and how it resonates with you, ask questions, relate to your life situation, personal reflections, future goals, etc..

15

 

 

 

Two critical thought questions & answers related to what you are writing about and/or what you learned about yourself

15

 

 

 

Proper spelling, punctuation and grammar.

5

 

 

 

Format: font, margins, heading.

All papers are in Times New Roman, 12-point font.

5

 

 

 

TOTAL POINTS

40

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion Debate Team Forum                                  20 Points

Opens September 25th until October 8th, 2017

Students will be assigned into teams to hold a debate regarding the following topic:

“Do you think same-sex marriages should be legal? Why or why not? Within your response be sure to utilize the research findings on the experience of love in gay and straight couples and identify some gender differences regarding love.”

Based on what team you are assigned you will discuss the points you find based on the credible research related to the question. Those assigned to each side will have a private Forum to discuss how they will plan their points based on research you find

 

Discussion Debate Grading Rubric

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Demonstrated respect for others: Had a minimum of 4 statements using respectful, and appropriate language; clear, accurate and thorough

4

 

 

 

Rebuttal: All counter-arguments were accurate, relevant and strong

4

 

 

 

Use of Facts/Statistics: Every major point was well supported with several relevant cited facts, statistics and/or examples

4

 

 

 

Organization: All arguments were clearly tied to an idea (premise) and organized in a tight, logical fashion

4

 

 

 

Understanding of Topic: Clearly understood the topic in depth and presented information forcefully and convincingly

4

 

 

 

 

Total Points

20

 

 

 

Diversity Re-Teaching Assignment /PowerPoint Presentations                   80 Points

+ 10 Points (Quick Peer Evaluation Form and the Group Self- Evaluation Checklist) = 90 Points

Due October 8th by 11:55PM 

Students will be grouped into threes and given one of the assignment choices. More details regarding these choices will follow. They will have to research the topic and discuss

Choice #1:  Effects of culture/diversity within the marriage

Choice # 2: Effects of culture/diversity within communication   

Choice # 3: Effects of culture/diversity within the way we express ourselves in dress 

Your presentation could be controversial, have a connection to chapter topics and include outside credible resources. Presentations needs to highlight cross-cultural issues related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, etc. Your presentation may, but does not have to, include links to a movie, people from outside the classroom, role-plays, etc. It is up to you and your group members, have fun with it! The intent of the presentation is to allow you to have control over a portion of the section and for you to learn more information about an area of interest that you have.

Group presentations are expected to present the chapters to be covered within a given week. The purpose of the presentation is NOT to repeat what is stated in the chapter; rather, to emphasize key points, expand upon topics of interest, relate key points to current events, address diversity issues, and spark an interesting discussion.

Plan this presentation as though you were going to discuss the topic among peers and friends. 

Your team is responsible for assessing each other’s participation in planning and then as you’re your ability assessment of your project. This will account for an addition 16 points of your grade. 

Rubric for Group Activity or Group Project

80 points

Criteria

weight

20 points

Exemplary

15 points

Accomplished

10 points Developing

5 points

Beginning

Cooperation

25%

Does a full share of work or more

Assigns a clearly defined role; group members perform roles effectively

Always considers all views and helps team to reach fair decision

Never argues with teammates

Group tries to solve its problems by itself without seeking outside help

Does an equal share of work

Assigns roles, but roles are not clearly defined or consistently adhered to

Usually considers all views and helps team to reach fair decision

Rarely argues

Group seldom solves its problems as a team and asks classmates or teacher for help

Does almost as much work as others

Assigns roles, but roles are not adhered to

Often sides with friends instead of considering all views

Sometimes argues

Group settles problems and gives up easily

Does less work than other group members

No effort made to assign roles to group members

Acts as cliques or individuals rather than group

Arguments within group

Little attempt to solve problems; gives up easily

Organization

25%

Takes initiative in helping the group get organized and setting times and places to meet

Product is extremely well organized with an introduction, body, and conclusion

Has realistic, prioritized, and measurable goals

Highly productive in accomplishing assignment

Works agreeably with partner(s) concerning organization and times and places to meet

Product is organized with an introduction, body, and conclusion

Goals are established, but some are too general

Accomplished basic assignment

Can be coaxed into meeting with other partner(s)

Somewhat organized ideas; not presented in sequence

Goals not clearly defined

Barely accomplishes the job

Did not meet partner(s) at agreed times or places

Lack of organization; choppy and confusing; format difficult to follow

No goals established

Does not accomplish assignment

Research

25%

Collects and contributes accurate content

Goes above and beyond to research information

Communicates and shares all information with the group

Always does the assigned work without having to be reminded

Collects and contributes mostly accurate content

At times, takes initiative to find extra information

Shares information with the group

Usually does the assigned work; rarely needs reminding

Collects and contributes somewhat accurate content

Uses only materials provided

Shares some information with the group

Rarely does the assigned work; often needs reminding

Collects and contributes inaccurate content

Does not utilize resources effectively

Keeps information to self; does not share with group

Relies on others to do the work

Presentation

25%

Presentation is clever and original

Engaging; captures interest of audience

Appropriate variety of visual aids

Visual aids add to or clarify presentation

Each presenter speaks clearly and loudly; good eye contact; appropriate body language

Members contribute equally to the presentation

Presentation is thoughtful

Presentation is well done; interesting to audience

Some use of visual aids

Visual aids somewhat add to or clarify presentation

Most of the time, presenter speaks clearly and loudly; some eye contact; some use of appropriate body language

Most of the members contributed equally to the presentation

Presentation is at times clearly presented

Presentation is at times interesting to audience

Limited use of visual aids

Visual aids do not clarify or add the presentation

Presenter is hard to hear; little eye contact; poor body language

Some members did not contribute equally to the presentation

Little creativity used; bland

Presentation is hard to follow; poorly organized

No use of visual aids

Presenter cannot be heard; no eye contact; poor body language

Some members did not contribute to the presentation

Quick Peer Evaluation Form      5 Points

Name _______________________________________________

Project Title: __________________________________________________________________

Class   ______________________________________Date______________________

Write the names of your group members in the numbered boxes. Then, assign yourself a value of up to 5 points for each expectation listed. Finally, do the same for each of your group members and total all of the values.

Values: 5=Superior 4=Above Average 3=Average 2=Below Average 1=Weak

Expectation

Myself

1.

2.

3.

4.

Participated in group discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

Stayed focused on task.

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed useful ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed an equal amount of work done.

 

 

 

 

 

Quality work  completed

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Self- Evaluation Checklist 5 Points

 

Name _______________________________________________

Class ______________________________________                        Date_________________

Project Title: __________________________________________________________________

Group Members’ Names: ___________________________________________________________

 

As a team, decide which answer best suits the way your team worked together. Then, complete the remaining sentences.

We finished our task on time, and we did a good job!                                            YES             NO

We encouraged each other and we cooperated with each other.                          YES             NO

We used quiet /respect voices in our communications.                                         YES             NO       

We each shared our ideas, then listened and valued each other’s ideas.              YES           NO

We did the best at

 

 

Next time we could improve at

 

 

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Burnout Prevention Plan    96 Points   Due October 18th by 11:55PM

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper which includes the following:

  • Define burnout.
  • Describe some of the individual, cultural, organizational, supervisory, and social support factors that cause burnout.
  • Describe various individual, job role, and organizational methods to prevent burnout.
  • Examine your own personality (from the results from Journal essay # 1) and share how you react and respond to personal and work/school-related stress.
  • Provide some insights into how you may work to reduce the effects of burnout.
  • Produce and implement a personal burnout prevention plan that demonstrates the use of goal setting and other self-management techniques that can be used when setting this personal goal.

Include at least two citations.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Burnout Prevention Plan Rubric

96 Points

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

 

Where?

Points Earned

Able to define burnout within the context of this course, the psychology of adjustment, citing references.

12

 

 

 

Incorporated the various complexities of socio-cultural and international diversity that may play a role in relation to the causes of burnout.

14

 

 

 

Identified and discussed  the range of individual, job role, and organizational methods available to prevent burnout.

14

 

 

 

Examined my own personality (from the results from Journal essay # 1) and shared my ability to  respond to personal and work/school-related stress.

20

 

 

 

Personal Reflection: Provided some insights into how I may work to reduce the effects of burnout through the implementation of a personal burnout prevention plan. This plan demonstrates the use of goal setting and other self-management techniques that can be used when setting this personal goal.

24

 

 

 

Proper spelling, punctuation and grammar

6

 

 

 

Utilized APA formatting Including at least two citations

12-font Times Roman

Double Spacing

1’ Margin on Each Sides

Title Page

Headers

6

 

 

 

Total

96

 

 

 

 

Quizzes                               30 points

10 Points Each

Syllabus Quiz opens August 28th and closes Sept 3rd at 11:55PM

Course Navigation Quiz opens August 28th and closes Sept 3rd at 11:55PM

Research Methods Quiz opens August 28th and closes September 10th at 11:55PM

 

Breakdown of all Graded Assignments

Assignment

Points

Discussion Boards ( 20 points per week x 8 weeks)

160 points (32%)

Burnout Prevention Plan 

96 points  (19%)

Diversity Re-teaching Assignment /PowerPoint Presentations 

80 points  (16%)

 Journal Assignment 1

40 points  (8%)

 Journal Assignment 2

40 points  (8%)

Discussion Debate Team Forum

20 points  (4%)

Course Navigation Quiz  

10 points  (2%)

Peer Evaluation Form & Group Assessment 

10 points ( 2%)

Stress Handout

10 points  (2%)

Let's Get to Know One Another Let's Get to Know One Another

10 points ( 2%)

Research Methods Quiz  

10 points ( 2%)

Syllabus Quiz  

10 points  (2%)

Academic Honesty Pledge

4 points    (1%)

Totals

500 points (100%)