Journalism 772 and 472:
“Learning Outcomes Evaluation” and the Data
In response to requirements imposed by two outside
accrediting bodies, the College
of Journalism has
instituted a system to measure how well it teaches certain core
principles. In our course, this will
require you to upload a sample of your work – the final version of the project
story memo from your data analysis assignment – to a College of Journalism
database on the Web. My evaluation of
your success in meeting the relevant “learning outcomes” will also be included
in this database. Each student’s work
and my evaluation will only be accessible by that student, me, the college
administrators and, occasionally, someone responsible for evaluating the College of Journalism program.
We will go over the “rubric” of assessment goals in
class. They are posted on the College of Journalism Web site at https://www.jportfolio.umd.edu/.
What you need to do:
- Log in
to the site to familiarize yourself with what is required of you.
- On Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Room 2107 –
at 10 a.m.: In addition to turning in paper copies of your story
memo and supplementary items (discovery log, relevant clips, etc.), you will be required to bring an
electronic copy of your story memo to class. You can bring this on a thumb drive or
CD, or you can e-mail a copy to yourself.
will convert your memo to a PDF format – you can do this in the classroom
– for uploading to the assessments Web site.
MAY convert your memo to a PDF file and upload it to the class Web site
before class, if you wish. If you have advance permission
from me to do this instead of
coming in on Dec. 12, you must complete the uploading of your memo by 10 a.m. in Dec. 12.
- YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE a grade for
this course until your final story memo is uploaded to the assessments
version of the final story memo you upload to the assessments site MUST BE
IDENTICAL to the version of the final story memo you turn in on
paper. Any deviation from this will
be considered a breach of academic integrity by the college.
to a PDF format:
the Word document that has your story memo and from the Office button, click SAVE AS and then PDF.
the location for the PDF file and
then click PUBLISH.