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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECW7167

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Reinstate the course (it was discontinued in 1996). Change the full title to: Career Development in Career and Workforce Education Change the short title to: Career Development in CWE
Comments: to GC chair 5/4/12. for C&I Phd-Career/Wrkfrce Ed. GC appd 5/7/12. to USF Sys 5/15/12. to SCNS 5/23/12. Appd eff 8/1/12. Sub as EVT 7155; SCNS Appd as ECW 7167.


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2718 2012-01-25
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Adult, Career and Higher Education ED 173100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Victor Hernandez 8139741277 victorh@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECW 7167 Career Development in Vocational Technical and Adult Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Career Development in VTAE
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 5

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course provides an overview of major theories of career development, examines related research in career and workforce education context, and addresses the implications for integration in the curriculum and service supports in different settings.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The course is needed as part of the revised Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction concentration in Career and Workforce Education to become effective in fall 2012.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate in Career and Workforce Education or related area.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The goal of the course is to facilitate an understanding of career development theories and the implications for practice and research in career and workforce education. The goals of the course are informed by the Professional Standards for College and University Career Services.

    The objectives of the course are to help students:

    Describe the basic tenets of the various career development theories and career decision-making models (PSCUCS: 1, 2a, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5).

    Identify and describe common career development instruments used for related planning and guidance in formal and informal education settings (PSCUCS: 2.1, 2.2, 8).

    Assess the underlying career development principles and design elements of typical resources for career-related development and other services available to individuals in formal and informal education settings to help them explore academic or occupational options (PSCUCS: 1, 2a, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13).

    Evaluate the design components of career development processes, practices, and /or support services in the context of career and workforce education (PSCUCS: 1, 11, 12, 13, 14).

    Research and report literature on the efficacy of career development practices in specific educational levels of interest and populations in a global economy (PSCUCS: 1, 2.1, 2.5, 12, 14).

    B. Learning Outcomes

    To demonstrate that they have met course objectives, students are expected to:

    Develop and compile a portfolio profiling major career development theories and reviews of career development instruments, resources, and practices. PSCUS Standards met: 1, 2a, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14.

    Research and report a review of the literature on the implementation of career development practices and/or services in an area of interest in career and workforce education, or on the efficacy of career development practices in specific educational levels of interest and populations in a global economy. PSCUCS Standards met: 1, 2.1, 2.5, 12, 14.

    Conduct an evaluation of a resource, practice, or service of interest; or assess the underlying career development principles and design elements of typical resources for career-related development and other services available to individuals in formal and informal education settings to help them explore academic or occupational options. PSCUCS: 1, 2a, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics are outlined below under a tentative 15-week schedule.

    Weeks 1-3: Review of major career development theories: Principles and model applications.

    Weeks 4-6: Review of career development instruments used for assessment and planning purposes.

    Weeks 7-9: Review of career development resources such as print, media, and web- and computer-based career information systems.

    Weeks 10-12: Review of career development practices and services used in career and workforce education settings.

    Weeks 13-15: Review of research literature on the efficacy of implementation of career development practices and services in career and workforce education.

    D. Textbooks

    No textbooks required. The content for this course will be generated through individual research activities.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional readings and resources will be available on the Blackboard website for this class, accessible through MyUSF at https://learn.usf.edu/. Otherwise, the content for this course will be generated through individual research activities.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The evaluation of performance in the course will be based on the timely completion and quality of course deliverables using a letter grade system. The scores on each assignment will be used to determine final performance in the course according to the following weights: Career development portfolio, 20%; review of literature, 40%: and evaluation report, 40%. The final grade in this course will be the additive result of the final percent scores on major activities based on the following grading scale: A+ = 98-100; A = 95-97; A- = 91-94; B+ = 88-90; B = 85-87; B- = 81-84; C+ = 78-80; C = 75-87; C- = 71-74.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    To demonstrate that they have met course objectives, students will complete three major assignments in the course outlined below.

    Career Development Portfolio. Students will be expected to develop and compile a portfolio profiling major career development theories and reviews of career development instruments, resources, and practices.

    Review of Literature. Students will be expected to research and report a review of the literature on the implementation of career development practices and/or services in an area of interest in career and workforce education, or on the efficacy of career development practices in specific educational levels of interest and populations in a global economy.

    Evaluation Project. Students will be expected to conduct an evaluation of a resource, practice, or service of interest; or assess the underlying career development principles and design elements of typical resources for career-related development and other services available to individuals in formal and informal education settings to help them explore academic or occupational options.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students in career and workforce education must attend orientation session scheduled for the cohort. Attending the orientation session for students in other programs is strongly encouraged but optional.

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Itís the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    An incomplete grade will be given at the instructor's discretion when students are unable to complete course requirements due to unusual circumstances. It is the instructor's experience that when a participant receives an incomplete grade in a course, a great deal of paperwork, telephone and/or e-mail exchanges and face-to-face meetings are necessary to resolve it. Also, usually due to the time lapse, any pending work is rarely completed in the same quality fashion as those completed on time. University policy calls for incomplete grades to be awarded only when: The majority of the student's work has been completed before the end of the semester and there are extenuating circumstances preventing the student from completing the course requirements on time; the work that has been completed must be qualitatively satisfactory, and the student has requested consideration for an incomplete grade as soon as possible but no later than the last day of finals week.

    A Graduate Incomplete Grade Contract must be filed as a request to the Graduate School including student and course information, grade student is earning, potential final grade, deadline for completing pending work, and the nature of all remaining work. If an incomplete grade is given, any pending work must be completed within one semester after the I-grade is received. After that time, all records, assignments, postings, etc. for that semester are deleted by the USF computer center. Students not completing all outstanding assignments during the subsequent semester will have the I-grade default automatically to the earned grade during the course or will have to retake the course to remove the I-grade.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Career and Workforce Education


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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