Written Application AssignmentsWeekly written application assignments of 2–4 pages may also be assigned to facilitate the integration of social work knowledge, skills, and values. Written assignments are designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their newly gained knowledge to professional situations, case studies, or other scenarios. All assignments must adhere to APA guidelines.Journal AssignmentsIn this course you will be asked to provide journal entries on various topics. The intent of the journals is for you to reflect on some of the more difficult topics we address in this course. It should be a safe and confidential outlet for you to explore a little more deeply your thoughts and emotions surrounding that week's topic.Grading Criteria and Total Components of a GradeCourse grades will be based on participation (Discussion postings) and completion of assignments listed below. Please refer to the Course Informationarea of the course navigation menu for specific grading criteria (rubric) for each activity. Students should consult the rubrics to assist them in evaluating their own performance in the course. Faculty will utilize the rubrics as guidelines for evaluation and grading.Grades are assigned as follows:A = 90%–100%B = 80%–89%
C = 70%–79%F = 69% or belowWeekTotal PointsTotal PercenDiscussion Posts13 at 30 points each39039%Written Assignments3 at 120 points each1 at 50 points41041%Journal Assignments4 at 50 points each20020%Total1,000100%Feedback ScheduleFeedback will be provided regularly by your Instructor. Each Instructor has a unique way of providing feedback. If you believe you are not getting enough feedback, you are strongly encouraged to contact your Instructor and ask formore. For more information on Instructor feedback, go to the Faculty Accessibility area of Faculty and Student Guidelines for Online Courses, located in the Guidelinesand Policiesarea.The Instructor will log on to the course Discussion areas 4–7 days a week to evaluate and respond to Discussions. Please note the Instructor will not respond to every posting/response.If needed, you may e-mail the Instructor to set up a time for a telephone conference at any time during the course. You are responsible for routinely checking the Announcementsfor any changes to the aforementioned feedback schedule.For most assignments, you can expect your grades and/or feedback to be posted within five calendar days after the due date. Some assignments may require more than five days for your instructor to provide you with quality feedback. Course ProceduresQuestions related to course content should be posted in the Contact the Instructorarea. Please do not e-mail course-related questions to the Instructor or fellow classmates, as your questions are probably of interest to others in the class. Also, expect that feedback on your work may be posted in the Discussionsarea for the benefit of the entire class. However, private
e-mailing between student and Instructor may be used for personal, confidential situations.