Requirements and Grading
The course will be letter graded. Grades will be assigned based on points earned on the following requirements:
Mastery Exam 50 Possible Points
The mastery exam will count for a maximum of 50 points and will consist of short answer (identification type questions) and a case study. The short answer questions will be sampled from a list of mastery learning objectives posted by the first class meeting. The examination can be repeated until the minimum required grade of 40 is achieved. Because the scheduled day and time of the examination falls almost two weeks after the final class and at a different day and time, I propose a self scheduled examination distributed at the December 4 class meeting to be returned by December 17. The details will be posted after you approve this or some other plan.
Study of Ethics Codes 10 Points S/IN* Graded
Study the ACA, and the AMCHA or the ASCA Ethics codes. Study means read thoroughly and then read again as necessary. Write a brief comment about what you found most interesting and your area of greatest disagreement or confusion. DUE BY November 27.
Case Study 20 Points S/IN Graded
Submit your written analysis of a case you select from assigned chapters in the Remley and Herlihy (2007) text that is on reserve. Use any of the many schemes for analysis of an ethical issue (e.g., the one in the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook (6th ed.) but include at least the following.
Submit a written analysis of the case (2-4) pages, double spaced.
Due by December 4.
Activity Points 20 Total Possible
Points Selected From 60
Extra readings, beyond those required and suggested, 5 points each 10 points maximum.
A self-designed learning experience 10 points. Students electing this option will report how they invested 3-5 hours in a learning activity that is related to EDHS 733-1.
Participating in the November 20 research project can count as a self-designed learning experience.10 points.
Participate in on-line chat about an ethical issue or problem, 10 points.
Participate in a learning team development and on-line posting of an ethical problem and proposed resolution, 15 points.
Respond on-line to a posted problem (if any are posted), 5 points.
To participate in on-line activities the following site provides instruction for using Tapped In, the on-line chat and posting platform for EDHS 733-1.
You may earn up to 20 grade points for completing selected activities from the above options. A REPORT OF THE ACTIVITIES IS DUE BY DECEMBER 5.
*S/IN grading means that submissions that do not qualify for full points will be returned for improvement to 85% of the maximum points.
There are 100 possible points. Grades will be assigned based on points.
The due dates are the absolute time the assignments are due in order for the work to be graded and your course grade to be submitted when it is due. All work is graded on an absolute, not forced to a normal curve, basis and can be submitted early. I suggest you review the ethical codes by week two and have a plan for the activity points by week three. rhp