Written Assignment 1 – Information Literacy
Compose a brief document of between 250 and 500
words (approximately 1½ to 2 pages long) explaining one of the following aspects of academic policy:
Policy
Against Discrimination and Harassment
The University is committed to maintaining an
academic environment free from discrimination and harassment. The University
prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination based on race, creed, color,
national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, domestic
partnership status, sex, gender identity or expression, or affectional or
sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.
Hostile environment harassment based on any of
these protected categories is also prohibited. Sexual harassment refers to
unwelcome conduct based on a person’s sex, including sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
when:
1. Submission to such conduct is made either
explicitly or implicitly a condition of an individual’s academic success.
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is
used as the basis for academic decisions affecting an individual.
3. Such conduct interferes with an individual’s
academic performance or creates a hostile academic environment.
Any student who believes that they have been
sexually harassed or discriminated against by a mentor or University staff
member should file a complaint with the University’s Title IX Coordinator and
Equity/Diversity Officer xxxx. If a student believes that another student has
harassed or discriminated against him or her, the student should file a
complaint with the associate vice president and University registrar, Office of
the Registrar at …. or …Students are encouraged to make timely
reports so that a satisfactory resolution is more likely.
If a student believes that the University is
violating federal discrimination law or wishes to learn more about civil
rights, a student may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil
Rights at 800-421-3481 or [email protected]
Read about the policy
or procedure and explain it fully, describing it in your own words rather than
merely copying what is in the original document. Be sure you use the rubric to
help you complete the assignment successfully.
After completing your
explanation of the policy, add 150 to 200 words (one to two paragraphs)
indicating how the embedded rubric helped you to focus and improve your
assignment.
In your assignment you
should:
·
Explain the
policy/procedure completely and accurately.
·
Describe the policy in
your own words rather than copying the description on the website.
·
Provide at least one
example of a situation that might bring a student into contact with the policy.
·
Check to make sure
your description is well organized and clearly written, with proper grammar,
spelling, and punctuation.
·
Indicate how using the
rubric helped you to focus and improve your assignment.
Grading criteria
Explanation of
policy or procedure
You explain the policy/procedure completely and
accurately, using your own words in a skillful way.
You explain the policy/procedure adequately and
competently, using your own words.
You explain the policy/procedure imprecisely,
sometimes using your own words.
You explain the policy/procedure inadequately or
repeat the words on the website with only minor changes.
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Example provided
You provide an illuminating example of a situation
that might bring a student into contact with the procedure or policy.
You provide a pertinent example of a situation that
might bring a student into contact with the procedure or policy.
You provide a questionable example of a situation that
might bring a student into contact with the procedure or policy.
You provide an inappropriate example of a situation
that might bring a student into contact with the procedure or policy, or
you provide no example at all.
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Organization
You arrange ideas clearly and logically to support the
purpose or argument; ideas flow smoothly and are effectively linked;
reader has no trouble following the line of reasoning.
You arrange ideas competently to support the purpose or
argument; links between ideas are generally clear; reader can follow the
line of reasoning.
You arrange ideas unclearly, and some ideas may be
poorly developed; reader may be somewhat confused about the line of
reasoning.
You arrange ideas illogically; ideas frequently fail
to make sense together; reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and
may become frustrated or lose interest.
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Mechanics
You write in complete, well-constructed sentences with
faultless grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; writing is
sharp, coherent, and demonstrates sophisticated clarity.
You write in complete sentences with mostly correct
grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; minor errors may exist
but do not compromise meaning.
You write in unclear sentences with significant errors
in grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling that may compromise
meaning.
You write in incomplete, incomprehensible sentences
filled with serious errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, or
spelling.
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Use of rubric
You incisively explain how using the
rubric helped you focus and improve your assignment.
You coherently explain how using the
rubric helped you focus and improve your assignment.
You inexactly explain how using the
rubric helped you focus and improve your assignment.
You ineffectively, if at all, explain
how using the rubric helped you focus and improve your assignment.
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