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Department of Criminal Justice
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest Update: January 24, 2008
Optional "Dear Habermas" Workshop at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 30th in the microcomputing classroom in the library
"Learning is messy! - Yvone Lenard
This local hub site will serve as a forum for messages about:
- Susan's World
- New on the Site
- Site Visits and Field Trips
- To submit a message, Prof. Takata at firstname.lastname@example.org
All UWP Classes, Announcements
- Wednesday, January 30th at 12 noon - Optional "Dear Habermas" Workshop in the microcomputing classroom in the library
- Friday, March 14th -- Last Day to Drop a Semester-long Class
- Wednesday, March 26th -- CRMJ students only: CRMJ Advising Session at 12 noon. Location to be announced.
- Keep in mind:
** the 6Cs: courtesy, competency, consistency, cooperation, communication, and creativity.
We expect work that will produce a professional and competitive product in a real market. We also expect that even our most creative workers will recognize throughout the semester an effective product presentation depends on good work standards from every member of the team. Team morale and expectations have a great deal to do with enforcing works standards collectively. Time to learn that process.
At work, you aren't given tests. Neither are you here. But you are expected to demonstrate your competency and participation. Each class or volunteer participation with us is a contract job to which you commit for the semester. We not only expect the work to be done, but we also expect you to find effective ways to let us know what you are doing, and consequently, that your final work product will be a good one.
If, for whatever reason, your work is not meeting our production standard, we are sure that you will be in touch with us to either seek employee assistance or advice. One hot clue that you may be slipping is if your name appears no where on blogs, shared readings, on small discussion groups, and if we haven't heard from you. ** Bloom and Krathwohl's Taxonomy of Learning: latent learning, recognition, recall, application, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis.
Grades are interactive and interdependent. You are responsible for telling me what you have accomplished, and verifying it either in class, in person, in an email dialogue, or meeting with me. The first eight weeks is worth one-third of your course grade, while the second eight weeks constitutes two-thirds of your course grade. The minimum requirements for a course grade of "C" are: 1) completion of all weekly discussion questions, 2) participatory class attendance (not only attending but participating in class discussions), and 3) at least a "C" average in pop quiz grades (to note "do not count" on a majority of pop quizzes is below average). For an explanation, refer to the course syllabus and read and Grades.
Readings for All UWP Classes:
- What Does Teaching Mean? Where Does Teaching Happen?.
- Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) on How We Teach and Why
- "Who's Habermas? Why Habermas?"
- Metaphor and Theory links to "The Blind Men and the Elephant" which applies to several concepts discussed in both classes. Eric K. mentioned this metaphor during one of our class discussions in "Law and Society."
- Letters of Recommendation Index
- Avoiding Plagiarism
All UWP Classes, site visits and field trips:
Past Weekly My World Pages - Spring 2008