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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MMC6945

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-12-02
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Course should be variable credit (1-3 credits) and repeatable for credit (total of 2 times).
Comments: Approved by USFSP. To USF Sys 8/14/14. To SCNS after 8/21. Appd eff 11/1/14


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4988 2014-03-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Journalism and Media Studies AP PA 0005
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Deni Elliott 7278734857 elliott@usfsp.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MMC 6945 Professional Practicum

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 I - Internships (Including Practicum) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Practicum
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Practicum will consist of placement with a media‐related organization selected by the student and approved and supervised by the graduate advisor.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    Requesting change for variable credit to reflect (1) varying levels of internship activities offered to the JMS department every semester and (2) updated guidelines from our accrediting body, ACEJMC, which stipulates that students may now take up to 6 internship credits. This used to be capped at 3.

    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.)

    Practica must be overseen by full-time faculty member with terminal degree. Experience and relationships with media entities throughout the region are preferable.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Objectives vary based on specific student needs.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Outcomes vary based on specific student needs.

    C. Major Topics

    Course topics vary based on specific student needs.

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook is required for practicum credits. Reading/training materials may be recommended by internship providers.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Reading/training materials may be recommended by internship providers.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    (1) The completion of a minimum of 120 hours at the internship.

    (2) The submission of weekly e-mail to the faculty internship overseer, due at the end of each week. This e-mail will recount the accomplishments of the previous week and discuss what the intern expects to undertake the following week.

    (3) Regular meetings with the faculty internship overseer, agreed upon at the beginning of the semester.

    (4) Completion of a 750-1500 word final report describing the skills learned and an overall evaluation of the internship’s value from the intern’s perspective. This is due no later than the day after classes end.

    (5) Completion of the Internship Evaluation Form by the on-site intern supervisor. This is due no later than the day after classes end.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    (1) The completion of a minimum of 120 hours at the internship.

    (2) The submission of weekly e-mail to the faculty internship overseer, due at the end of each week. This e-mail will recount the accomplishments of the previous week and discuss what the intern expects to undertake the following week.

    (3) Regular meetings with the faculty internship overseer, agreed upon at the beginning of the semester.

    (4) Completion of a 750-1500 word final report describing the skills learned and an overall evaluation of the internship’s value from the intern’s perspective. This is due no later than the day after classes end.

    (5) Completion of the Internship Evaluation Form by the on-site intern supervisor. This is due no later than the day after classes end.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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. It’s 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

    Because this is a practicum involving real-world training and experience, make-up work will be assigned on a case-by-case basis by the faculty member overseeing internships and practica, depending on the needs of internship supervisors.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Journalism and Media Studies at USFSP


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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