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Last approved: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:41:53 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?

Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
crewss
Sandra
Crews
crewss@missouri.edu
573/882-9047
Management
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
moeseld
Douglas
Moesel
Moesel@missouri.edu
573/884-0926
Management

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2017

Course Catalog Information

BUS
Management (MANGMT)
Management
4140W
3
 
40
Business Communication - Writing Intensive
The course provides the fundamentals of business communication skills, including written, oral communication, listening, multicultural communication, and teamwork skills, with an emphasis on written communication skills as a methods to communicate with important stockholders.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Restricted to Trulaske College of Business students admitted to upper level.
MANGMT 3000.
 
 

Instructor Information

crewss
Sandra
Crews
crewss@missouri.edu
573/882-9047
Management
(numbers only)
NTT Associate Professor
343 Cornell Hall
 
 

The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Briefly describe the qualifications of the known graduate instructors, or planned qualifications if graduate instructors are still to be selected, bearing in mind that graduate students teaching honors courses should be advanced students with a record of excellent teaching.
 

Honors Course Information

 
 
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Writing Intensive Course Information

Students will learn the fundamentals of business communication, including written, oral communication, listening, multicultural communication, and teamwork skills. The course will primarily focus on written communication skills as a critical method of communicating with customers, employees, suppliers, and other important stakeholders. All course activities will further these primary course objectives: improve communication skills, especially business writing; focus both on the communication process and the communication product; and utilize and advance critical thinking skills to solve business problems and persuade readers. Effective writing and communication will be important to career success. Thus, this course will increase students' ability to perform well in a private sector career, a public sector career, and/or graduate study.
The Fall 2017 course is blended with about 30 percent face-to-face lectures and meetings. Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester will be around 450 students.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

450
450
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
I am the instructor of record. I choose the writing assignment topics, research the topics, post relevant articles and resources for students on Blackboard, create the Turnitin assignments on Blackboard, create the grading rubrics, create the GradeMark grading comments on Turnitin, and train the teaching assistants (TAs) on all of the above aspects pertaining to assisting students and grading writing assignments. Students self-enroll in a TA group based on a match between the student's availability and TA office hours.
Teaching assistants are recruited through the MBA program or the law school. I am actively involved in training and supervising the Management 4140 TAs in the following ways:

• Creating the writing assignments and the grading rubrics.
• Posting resources on Blackboard for the TAs and the students to use.
• Spending time in Cornell 009 working with students and supervising TAs as they assist students.
• Creating standardized GradeMark comment sets used during the online grading process for each draft.
• Distributing several examples of graded writing assignments, so the TAs can see my grading style and standards.
• Developing guidelines about averages and grade distributions to help guide the TAs and ensure consistency.
• Sending the TAs my grading data as further guidance.
• Analyzing the grading data from each TA to determine if the writing assignment scores are consistent with the other groups and the students' performance on other activities in the course.
• Monitoring the grading process online through GradeMark via TurnItIn and identifying grader variation earlier than when grading paper copies.
• Adjusting students’ scores as needed based on TA group.
• Using the tools on Turnitin and Blackboard to identify with students who may need additional assistance.
• Creating the writing assignments and the grading rubrics.
• Posting resources on Blackboard for the TAs and the students to use.
• Spending time in Cornell 009 working with students and supervising TAs as they assist students.
• Creating standardized GradeMark comment sets used during the online grading process for each draft.
• Distributing several examples of graded writing assignments, so the TAs can see my grading style and standards.
• Developing guidelines about averages and grade distributions to help guide the TAs and ensure consistency.
• Sending the TAs my grading data as further guidance.
• Analyzing the grading data from each TA to determine if the writing assignment scores are consistent with the other groups and the students' performance on other activities in the course.
• Monitoring the grading process online through GradeMark via TurnItIn and identifying grader variation earlier than when grading paper copies.
• Adjusting students’ scores as needed based on TA group.

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
BSBA Students' Assignments--Management 4140
Persuasive essay: This assignment will require that BSBA students analyze a topic and provide data-driven evidence to support their claims. This assignment will include three drafts (a detailed outline (4.5 pages), a first essay draft (4.5 pages), and a final essay draft (4.5 pages)). Each draft will be evaluated by the instructor and/or a teaching assistant. This course will also use MyBComm Lab and numerous online activities and quizzes to help improve students' business writing skills, grammar/mechanics skills, and editing skills. The course uses a pre-test and post-test to measure improvement.
Length of assignment:
5
Teaching assistant w/supervision by instructor
9
Teaching assistant w/supervision by instructor
14

BSBA Students' Assignments--BA 4500
Planning During Internship (7 pages)
Reflection on Internship (7 pages)
Length of assignment:
14
BA 4500 Instructor
 
 
14

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
19.00
Revisions:
9.00
28.00
BSBA students will write at least 28 pages across Management 4140 and BA 4500 with about 9 pages of revisions.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Other
The instructor and teaching assistant(s) will use standard grading rubrics to assess students' persuasive report assignments. During the grading process, I monitor how teaching assistants are grading by using GradeMark online through TurnItIn (Tii). After each grading cycle, I also analyze the grading data to ensure fairness and consistency across multiple graders. The analysis is followed by adjustments to writing assignment scores by grader when appropriate. Students also have the right to appeal a writing assignment grade directly to me if they follow the instructions and do so in a timely manner.
Not applicable.
The persuasive report assignment requires that students utilize primary sources to gather data-driven evidence related to the assignment's topic. Students may choose the articles they use and the claims/arguments they make, as long as they effectively provide relevant data-driven evidence and interpretation to support their claims/arguments.
BSBA students will begin working on the persuasive report assignment during the first week of the course and will continue writing throughout the semester.
55
%
 
3
Historically, teaching assistants have been selected through the MBA program or the law school. The ratio of teaching assistants to students will be about 1 to 28 for BSBA students in Management 4140. The BSBA writing assignments through BA 4500 will be graded directly by the course instructors.

I will train and supervise the TAs myself. I will create the writing assignments and the grading rubrics. I distribute several examples of graded writing assignments, so the TAs can see my grading style and standards. When appropriate, I develop formulas to help guide the TAs and ensure consistency. I also send the TAs my grading data as further guidance. At the end of each grading cycle/draft, I analyze the grading data from each TA to determine if the writing assignment scores are consistent with the other groups and the students' performance on other activities in the course. Because I am now using GradeMark, an online tool through TurnItIn, I can monitor the grading process online and correct grader variation earlier than when grading paper copies.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

In addition to attaching the example Management 4140 syllabus for the Spring 2017 semester, I am also attaching the proposal that I submitted to the CWP to support the distributed WI model (Management 4140 and BA 4500) for BSBA students. Moreover, I am attaching the Spring 2017 course schedule, so reviewers can see how the three report drafts are distributed across the semester. As an example, during the Spring 2017 semester, the outline draft is due Week 5, the first full report draft is due Week 9, and the final draft graded primarily for writing is due Week 14.
 
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