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Syllabus 2012 Capstone Final PDF Copy

Syllabus 2012 Capstone Final PDF Copy

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COMM!675:!!Capstone!Seminar!in!Communication!Spring!2012!!Tuesday!6:00!–!8:45!p.m.!
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Professor:!!
Kim!Weller!Gregory,!Ph.D.!Dana!102C!!!!gregoryk@queens.edu!!704.277.6773!(cell)!!!!
Office!Hours:!!
Tuesday!5H6!p.m.!!!!And!By!Appointment!
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Description!
!The!term!"capstone"!comes!from!architecture!and!is!defined!as!a!stone!that!caps!off!the!top!of!a!wall!or!building.!!It!is!considered!a!finishing!touch!or!a!crowning!achievement.!!This!capstone!course!is!therefore!designed!as!a!culmination!of!your!experience!in!the!Queens!M.A.!in!Organizational!and!Strategic!Communication!program.!!It!provides!you!with!a!chance!to!demonstrate!what!you!have!mastered!in!the!program.!!You!will!show!that!you!understand!and!can!apply!major!concepts!related!to!communication.!!You!will!gain!expertise!in!an!area!or!subject!about!which!you!feel!passionate!and!showcase!that!mastery.!!Finally,!you!will!provide!us!with!the!ability!to!evaluate!how!well!we!have!taught!you!what!we!stated!we!would!teach!you!in!our!program!goals!and!objectives.!!!!
Objectives!
!Your!journey!through!the!M.A.!program!has!enhanced!your!critical!thinking!and!analytic!skills!by!blending!theory!with!practical!application.!!In!the!Capstone!course,!you!will!demonstrate!your!mastery!of!the!theoretical!material!and!your!ability!to!apply!it!in!these!ways:!1)
 
Preparing!an!electronic!portfolio!of!your!program!coursework.!!2)
 
Completing!a!twoHpart!comprehensive!exam.!3)
 
Designing,!executing!and!presenting!a!professional!project.!!!
Reading!
!Some!readings!will!be!assigned!to!provide!you!with!support!and!resources!for!completing!your!projects.!!Readings!will!be!posted!to!Moodle.!!!!
 
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Course!Policies!!
 
Connections:!!!!Moodle:!!I!will!post!class!readings!on!our!Moodle!course!page!(http://moodle.queens.edu/).!!Please!check!our!Moodle!course!site!regularly,!or!you!may!sign!up!to!have!postings!forwarded!to!your!email!account.!!Twitter:!!I!will!also!share!ideas!and!resources!as!well!as!post!some!course!announcements!on!Twitter!using!the!hashtag!#capstone12.!!Please!join!in!the!conversation.!!facebook:!!We!have!a!facebook!group!open!only!to!students!in!COMM!675!named!Knight!School!Capstone!2012!at!http://www.facebook.com/groups/285701661465078/.!!Please!use!the!group!to!ask!questions!and!share!resources.!!RexMail:!!Due!to!FERPA!(Family!Educational!Rights!and!Privacy!Act)!regulations,!I!will!contact!you!through!your!Queens!RexMail!account!rather!than!your!personal!or!work!email.!!Please!check!that!account!regularly!or!forward!incoming!emails!to!a!preferred!account.!!!
 
Assignments:!!Please!email!me!written!assignments!electronically!by!6!p.m.!on!the!assigned!day.!!Electronic!portfolio!links!should!be!sent!to!my!Queens!email!account!as!well.!!Any!assignments!submitted!after!6!p.m.!will!be!considered!late.!!Typically,!any!late!assignment!that!I!choose!to!accept!is!penalized!a!minimum!of!one!letter!grade!for!each!class!meeting!that!it!is!late.!!!
 
Writing:!!As!students!in!a!graduate!program,!your!writing!should!be!clear,!coherent,!and!error!free.!!Please!make!an!appointment!at!the!Center!for!Academic!Success!Writing!Center!for!any!extra!assistance!(contact!Jenn!Goddu!at!godduj@queens.edu!or!704.688.2765;!also!see!http://www.queens.edu/studentlife/resources/writing_center.asp).!Written!assignments!should!follow!APA!guidelines.!!!
 
Grading:!!Some!written!assignments!will!receive!letter!grades!that!will!be!converted!to!a!numerical!score!for!final!grade!computation.!!The!grading!scale!is!as!follows:!A!!90!!100!!!!!!!!!!Superior!work.!!Creative.!B!!80!!89!!!Good!work.!!Could!improve!in!one!of!these!areas:!!ideas,!!argument,!or!grammar.!C!!70!!79!!!Adequate!work.!!Could!improve!in!two!of!these!areas:!!ideas,!!argument,!or!grammar.!F!!69!&!below!!!Unacceptable!work.!!Reflects!unacceptable!level!of!commitment!!or!skill.!!
 
Class!Attendance
:
!!COMM!675!may!not!meet!as!a!group!each!week.!!Therefore,!it!is!important!that!you!attend!all!scheduled!class!meetings.!!If!you!must!miss!class,!please!notify!me!in!advance!and!attempt!to!Skype!in.!!
 
Confidentiality:!!Confidentiality!on!all!papers!and!projects!will!be!honored.!!The!names!of!people!or!organizations!may!be!changed!for!your!coursework.!!Please!see!me!if!you!have!any!questions!or!concerns!about!your!paper!or!project.!
 
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University!Policies!
 
University!Closings/Cancelled!Classes:!!QAlert:!!Sign!up!to!receive!campus!emergency!notifications!via!voicemail,!text!and/or!eHmail!at!www.queens.edu/alert.!If!classes!are!meeting!but!you!feel!that!you!cannot!find!a!safe!way!to!get!to!class,!please!notify!me!as!soon!as!possible.!!Should!I!need!to!cancel!class,!I!will!notify!you!by!sending!out!a!message!on!our!course!Facebook!page!and!Twitter.!!!
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onor!Code!&!Plagiarism
:!
The!onor!Code,!which!permeates!all!phases!of!university!life,!is!based!on!three!fundamental!principles.!!It!assumes!that!Queens!students:!a)!are!truthful!at!all!times,!b)!respect!the!property!of!others,!and!c)!are!honest!in!tests,!examinations,!term!papers,!and!all!other!academic!assignments.!!!!Plagiarism!is!representing!another’s!words!or!thoughts!as!one’s!own,!and!it!is!a!clear!violation!of!Queens’!onor!Code.!!It!can!take!many!forms,!including!wordHforHword!plagiarism!or!paraphrasing!without!providing!proper!citation!of!source.!!To!learn!more,!visit!the!Queens!Center!for!Academic!Success!located!in!the!basement!of!Dana!(http://www.queens.edu/studentlife/resources/academicresourcecenter.asp)!or!the!following!website:!http://www.plagiarism.org/.!!Please!contact!me!if!you!have!any!questions!or!believe!a!violation!of!the!onor!Code!has!occurred.!!!!
 
Institutional!Review!Board:!!Students!must!gain!approval!from!the!IRB!in!advance!for!any!upcoming!research!that!directly!involves!human!subjects.!!Research!review!regulations!are!a!federally!mandated!process!that!seeks!to!protect!human!subjects!from!physical!or!emotional!harm,!as!well!as!deceptive!or!exploitative!research.!!IRB!regulations!at!academic!institutions!also!help!protect!researchers!and!their!institutions!from!legal!and!reputational!risks.!!Retroactive!approvals!are!not!possible.!!For!more!information!and!the!necessary!forms,!visit!MyQueens!and!see!shared!documents!(left!side!bar).!!
 
Intellectual!Property!Policy:!!Queens!University!of!Charlotte!faculty!and!students!adhere!to!the!Queens’!Intellectual!Property!Policy.!See!Faculty!andbook,!http://moodle.queens.edu,
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and!the!Queens!University!of!Charlotte!website!at!http://www.queens.edu.!
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Disability!Accommodations:
!!
If!you!are!a!student!with!a!verified!disability!and!you!require!accommodations,!please!provide!me!with!the!necessary!memorandum!that!was!given!to!you!by!Student!Disability!Services.!!!Contact:!The!Coordinator!of!Disability!Services:!Sandy!Rogelberg,!704H337H2508.!!
!Major!Assignments!
!
Electronic!Portfolio
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25%!of!course!grade
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!You!will!create!an!electronic!portfolio!to!showcase!your!work!in!the!program!and!reflect!on!key!learnings.!!The!eHportfolio!will!allow!you!to!share!your!hard!work!and!experience!with!others,!such!as!potential!employers,!Ph.D.!programs,!and!family!or!friends.!!Choose!a!blogging!platform!such!as!Wordpress!that!suits!you.!!You!may!create!and!format!your!blog!in!any!way!you!like.!!Aside!from!the!requirements!of!the!eHportfolio!described!below,!feel!free!to!upload!photos,!feed!your!academic!Twitter!postings!to!the!site,!etc.!!Make!the!blog!reflect!your!own!personal!style.!

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