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PAD 4414

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Please review the Discussion Guidelines page and the Grading Rubric associated with this forum. See How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion? (Links to an external site.)

Prompt(s)

1. Which of the following do you believe is the greatest challenge facing human resources management today and why?

o greater expectations by employees to have a work-life balance

o lack of technology to assist with human resources planning

o lack of diversity in the general workforce

o abundance of resources to recruit, train, and retain employees

PAD 3003

First, answer the discussion prompt. Then, respond to at least 2 peers’ posts.

Posts are due at the end of each module with no grades for late posts. Please answer the prompt early during the module so you and your peers have enough time to respond.

Keep in mind that your discussion forum postings will be seen by other members of the course. Care should be taken when determining what to post.

Review the discussion grading rubric. See Canvas Guide: How do I view the rubric for my graded discussion? (Links to an external site.)

Prompt

The Constitution was one of the great successes of democracy because it shows a compromise between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Discuss ways that both sides got something that was important to them in the Constitution and the Amendments.

PAD 4414 Discussion Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNumber of Posts, Replies & Timeliness

5.0 to >2.0 pts

Proficient

Up to 5 points: Participated more than 3 times two of which occur on different days. Posts are made in a timely fashion giving others an opportunity to respond.

2.0 to >1.0 pts

Competent

Up to 20.0 points: Participated 2-3 times minimum, two of which occur on different days. Posts are generally made in a timely fashion; others probably had a reasonable opportunity to respond.

1.0 to >0 pts

Novice

Zero points: Participated 1 time; may or may not have been on the same day during the weekly cycle. Posts may not have been made in a timely fashion; student might have “waited’ too long or until right before the discussion boards were about to close for that weekly period

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInsight & Depth of Contributions

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Excellent

Up to 10.0 points: Posts are thoughtful and provide deep insights into the assignment’s content. Posts might have extended discussions already taking place, or pose new possibilities or opinions not previously voiced. Posts may also have related new content to what you have already learned in the course to date. Challenges others’ postings. Postings generate in-depth dialogue and interaction.

5.0 to >1.0 pts

Competent

Up to 5.0 points: All in all, posts at this level showed good effort and the student made an attempt to internalize and think about the assignments material – but ultimately, the sum of the student’s posts for the week may lack sufficient depth, detail, and/or explanation. Attempts to make connections to course material.

1.0 to >0 pts

Novice

Up to 1.0 points: Posts add little value to our understanding of the material for the assignment. The actual insight offered is little. May have simply rehashed facts and information that are obvious. Only looks for the correct answer. Doesn’t seem to grasp the concepts nor make connections to course material. Incorrect use of concepts.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGenerates Discourse and Learning

5.0 to >2.0 pts

Excellent

Up to 5.0 points: Both spelling and grammar on posts are perfect, or close to. Professional language used throughout. Outside sources were cited correctly.

2.0 to >1.0 pts

Competent

Up to 2.0 points: Spelling and grammar were reasonable, but not perfect. Attempted to cite outside sources, but possible correctly.

1.0 to >0 pts

Novice

Zero points: Little-to-no attempt was made to write in proper English – may have been spelling mistakes, poor grammar, punctuation, etc.

5.0 pts

Total Points: 20.0

PAD3003 Discussion Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNumber, Length, and Timeliness of Posts (30%)

4.5 to >4.0 pts

Exemplary (100%-90%)

Participated at least 3 times (1 original post and 2 responses to peers). Joined the discussion early within the week assigned. Posts were made in a timely fashion, giving others an opportunity to respond. Posts are substantial, convey ideas fully and concisely, and are at least 3-5 sentences long.

4.0 to >3.2 pts

Competent (90%-70%)

Participated at least 2 times. Posts were generally made in a timely fashion. Others had a reasonable opportunity to respond. One of the posts may be too short to convey a meaningful, relevant idea, or too long/overdrawn.

3.2 to >0 pts

Novice (70%-0%)

Participated 0-1 time. Post was not made in a timely fashion. Student waited until the discussion forum was about to close for that weekly period, thus not giving others the opportunity to comment on the submission. Post is either too short to convey a meaningful, relevant idea, or too long/overdrawn.

4.5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInsight and Depth of Contributions (60%)

9.0 to >8.0 pts

Exemplary (100%-90%)

Posts reflect knowledge of course material and of peers’ posts. Posts are not purely opinion-based, but supported with course content, clear reasoning, and reliable external sources (if required). Posts generated in-depth dialogue and interaction: may have challenged others’ posts and did so in a respectful manner; extended discussions already taking place or posed new possibilities/opinions not previously voiced. Remained on topic.

8.0 to >6.3 pts

Competent (90%-70%)

All in all, posts at this level showed good effort. The student made an attempt to internalize and think about the material. Attempted to make connections to course material. Ultimately, though, the sum of the student’s posts lacked sufficient depth, detail, and/or explanation. Posts are not fully supported by course content, clear reasoning, and/or reliable external sources (if required). Generally stayed on topic.

6.3 to >0 pts

Novice (70%-0%)

Posts added little value to the understanding of course materials covered. Little to no insight offered. May have simply rehashed facts/information that is obvious. Only looked for ‘the correct answer’. Doesn’t seem to grasp the concepts nor make connections to course material. Posts are not supported by course content, clear reasoning, and/or reliable external sources (if required). May have made incorrect use of concepts. Strayed from topic.

9.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSpelling, Grammar, and Presentation (10%)

1.5 to >1.4 pts

Exemplary (100%-90%)

Perfect (or close to) both spelling and grammar used. Professional and respectful language used throughout. Outside sources, if required, were cited correctly.

1.4 to >1.0 pts

Competent (90%-70%)

Spelling and grammar were reasonable, but not perfect. Attempted to cite outside sources, but possibly incorrectly. Was generally respectful to peers.

1.0 to >0 pts

Novice (70%-0%)

Little to no attempt made to write in proper English. Made mistakes in any of the following areas: spelling, grammar, punctuation. Did not cite outside sources. May have been disrespectful to peers.

1.5 pts

Total Points: 15.0