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MCOM389 Fall 2010
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MCOM 389.D01.02.03
PORTFOLIO & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CREDIT HOURS, 3FALL 2010MONDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY, 09.00-09.50AMBEADLE HALL, ROOM 113Dr. Stacey Berry | Beadle Hall 111 | 605.256.5269 | stacey.berry@dsu.edu | https://d2l.sdbor.edu/Office Hours MWF, 08.00-09.00A, 10.00-11.00ATR, 11.00A-01.00P
and by appointment
Course Description
from
Dakota State University: 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog
, 233.MCOM PORTFOLIO AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
 
Planning, creation, and production of portfolios and other professional materials.
Course Goals
This class is designed to help students assess their own skills and career interests, compile personaldocuments, develop an effective and targeted portfolio, and enhance job interviewing skills. A
 portfolio
,for our purposes, is a coherent set of materials, including work samples and reflective commentary onthem, compiled by an individual to represent his or her skills, training, and work experience.
Prerequisites and Technology Skills
This class has no specific prerequisites. As part of the 300-level sequence, the expectation is thatstudents have begun to create a mature body of work from which to draw on for the creation of theirportfolio. The course might be better suited to those students nearing the completion of their degreeprograms; however, senior status is not required.Students must have a D2L account and access to a computer, a web browser, and web authoring andmultimedia software to use in the creation of the portfolio. All documents and back-up copies of assignments are the responsibility of the student.
Required Textbooks
Your Career: How to Make It Happen, 7E,
by Julie Griffin Levitt & Lauri Harwood, Thomson South-Western ; ISBN: 0-538-730099-4; (2010)
 Additional readings, videos, and handouts on D2L and may be added as necessary.
 
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Course Delivery and Instructional Methods
 A variety of traditional and online learning approaches will be used, including lecture, group discussion,collaborative instruction, and portfolio assessment. We will spend significant time not only in individualprocesses and discovery, but also in small and large groups working collaboratively and sharing and
responding to each other’s work.
 
Grading
 E-Portfolio 25%Hard-copy Portfolio 15%Career Management Folder 20%Final Portfolio 10% [70% for polished work]Study Guides 15%Attendance and Participation 15% [30% for process]This system of grading rewards you for timely serious effort on daily assignments and in workshops. Itgives extra weight to your highest level of achievement near the end of the semester.
More specific grading criteria for assignments and class participation are available via the course shell.
Classroom Policies
 
Attendance
I make no distinction between excused and unexcused absences
you are either here or you arenot. If you experience some kind of catastrophic event that will interfere with your participationin the class, please let me know as soon as possible.
Habitual tardiness will affect your final grade.
 
Participation
Earning high marks for attendance
and 
participation means not only that you turn up, but thatyou are prepared. You
must 
actively participate in discussion and in group work.
 Make-up Policy
In general,
I do not accept late work for credit 
. Nor do I allow you to make-up work that youmissed if you were absent from class.See the
Trojan Handbook 
 
for more specific details regarding “Student Conduct Policies and Procedures”
If I need to cancel class, I will try to post a message on D2L and send an email. Missing classes is rare for me, but if after 15 minutes I have not arrived, and there are no other signs or messages, please assumethat class is cancelled.
 
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Assignment GuidelinesPaper Specifications
 All formal writing assignments must be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font and double spacedwith one-inch margins. Headings and documentation must conform to MLA style. All individualassignments will be outlined during class, and the information will be posted to our course shell.
Latepapers will not be accepted.
 The written work for this course and included in your portfolio should be free of mechanical errors andconform to the conventions of standard written English. Use the
DSU Reference Guide
(or anotherwriting handbook), spell checking systems, and a college-level dictionary.Please make use of the DSU Tutors or the DSU Writing Lab.
ADA Statement
 If you have a documented disability and/or anticipate needing accommodations (e.g., non-standard notetaking, extended time on exams or a quiet space for taking exams) in this course, please contact theinstructor. Also, please contact Dakota S
tate University’s ADA coordinator, Keith Bundy (located in the
Student Development Office in the Trojan Center Underground or via email at Keith.Bundy@dsu.edu or via phone (605-256-5121) as soon as possible. The DSU website containing additional information,along with the form to request accommodations, is available at http://www.dsu.edu/student-life/disability-services/index.aspx.You will need to provide documentation of your disability. The ADAcoordinator must confirm the need for accommodations before officially authorizing them.
Academic Honesty Statement
 Cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty run contrary to the purpose of higher education andwill not be tolerated in this course. All forms of academic dishonesty will result in a failing grade in thecourse and may lead to expulsion from the University. Please be advised that when the instructorsuspects plagiarism, the Internet and other standard means of plagiarism detection will be used to
resolve the instructor’s concerns. DSU’s policy on academic i
ntegrity (DSU Policy 03-22-00) is availableonline(http://www.dsu.edu/hr/policies/03-22-00.aspx).
Freedom in Learning Statement
 Students are responsible for learning the content of any course of study in which they are enrolled.Under Board of Regents and University policy, student academic performance shall be evaluated solelyon an academic basis and students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or viewsoffered in any course of study. It has always been the policy of Dakota State University to allow studentsto appeal the decisions of faculty, administrative, and staff members and the decisions of institutionalcommittees. Students who believe that an academic evaluation is unrelated to academic standards butis related instead to judgment of their personal opinion or conduct should contact the dean of thecollege which offers the class to initiate a review of the evaluation.

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