REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING
Test [30 Points]
There will be self-scheduled (period May 1-9) final comprehensive test . The tests will cover the entire text and other assigned reading. The tests will include multiple choice, brief answer, and brief essay questions. The multiple choice questions will be a sample from the text book web site and a short answer and discussion questions that will be based on class meetings and suggested readings (e.g. 2007 NCDA Code of Ethics). One way to prepare for the tests is to go to the companion web site, review the chapter information and take the on-line quizzes. Another way to prepare is to have your learning team prepare answers to assigned on-line quizzes, distribute the answers, and discuss the essay responses in a learning team meeting. Any examination earning less than 25 points can be retaken for a maximum grade of 25.
A sample, self-graded graded but not recorded, mid-term test will be available February 27. A key for self-grading will be posted March 12.
Career Autobiography [15 Points]
This autobiography is a paper in which you describe how your career planning has developed. Specifically, you should discuss your vocational development using the career theories in Chapters 2 and 3 of the text. You should draw upon relevant concepts and terms (e.g., career maturity, career adaptability, career stage, career development tasks, life-role salience, consistency, congruence, career myths, environmental influences, self-observation generalizations, and differentiation) to describe your vocational development and link your "story" to the concepts and theories
You will find it useful to reflect upon important factors (e.g., family-of-origin, education and occupation of parents, your education, your previous jobs) as you apply career development concepts to your planning. Finally, place your current career plans in a developmental context
The paper should be approximately five double-spaced pages of text with an additional reference section. Suggested submission by April 2 .
Assessment Critiques [15 Points] Select and study two assessment devices (one test and one inventory) that aer related to career interventions. Chapter 5 of the text, Assessment and Career Planning, provides guidance for the analysis of the instrument selected. The critique should be completed by April 2.
Assessment "Real Play"[15 Points] Find a partner and have a counseling session interpretation of the two assessment devices (one test and one inventory) you critiques. Have you partner do an feedback on the session and submit that and your self assessment. Class 5, Chapter 5 of the text and other elements of the course should help prepare for this assignment. The real plays should be completed by April 16.
Career Counseling Program (Learning Team Presentation) [15 Points] April 23Learning teams will be responsible for a presentation to the class that describes a career counseling program appropriate for a work setting (client group). Your group presentation will cover the following topics:
1. Identification of a target group (School or Mental Health).
2. Identification of career development tasks for your target group
3. Identification of career development activities that can be used to address the career development tasks confronting your target group (be sure to discuss goals and objectives for each activity)
4. Demonstration of career development activities
5. Identification of how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your activities
6. How you will make the program appropriate for the diverse groups you might be serving.
In order to receive maximum credit each team should report how they have devised and implemented a scheme to give colleagues feedback on their performance and contribution to the team. A brief description of the method (not the feedback to colleagues or evaluation of the team) and one report stating that all have given and received feedback is due from each from each team by May 1. The team presentations will be April 23 .
Self-selected learning activities. [15 Points]
A report of a self-selected learning activities will count for a maximum of
15 points. You are required to report on 10 points but can submit 15 as a "cushion." It is not necessary to submit the extra five points to earn an A grade. Additional information about activities 1-4 is on separate page linked below.
1. Investigate a topic of interest to you and related to career interventions, career counseling or career development or life and career planning and report your results. 10 Points
2. A Career Genogram 10 points
3. Internet site critique. 10 points
4. An on-line chat with at least three other class members that is a discussion of a course related topic. 5 points
5. Reading a book related to career interventions (What Color Is Your Parachute? suggested as one good choice). 5 points
6. Posting on the course discussion page (Tapped In) a critique of an assessment instrument or an Internet counseling site or resource. 5 points for either or 10 points for both.