COU 510 Week Seven Small Group Discussion Rubric

Small group discussions in this course allow you to develop deeper connections with a smaller segment of the class. These small group discussions are an opportunity for you to create a sense of community within the course. They are also a great opportunity to get to know your peers and make professional

connections. Your active participation in these small group discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussions will utilize video within the YouSeeU tools, which gives you practical experience interacting in a face-to-face manner with the benefit of an asynchronous environment.

Discussion questions are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your openness to new ideas and to practice how to respond when you do

not agree. It is important for counselors to develop this nonjudgmental disposition and to build a culture that appreciates differences. Prompt: Once you have read this week’s resources, pick one of the following case illustrations:

 Case Illustration 11.1 Balancing Life, Family, and Work

 Case Illustration 11.2 Career Changes  Case Illustration 11.3 A Call for Renewal or Crisis

First identify what case illustration you chose, and then answer the following questions: What are the top issues that need to be addressed while working with this client? What theory would you use to explain your approach to working with this

client?

In this discussion, use the Shapiro Library research guide to find scholarly research to support your response.

When responding to your peers, address any cultural or ethical elements that may need to be addressed. Requirements for Small Group Discussion Board Assignments Students are required to post one initial video and to follow up with at least two written responses for each discussion.

For your initial video (1), you must do the following:

 Compose a substantive video response.  Complete the initial video by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.

 Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion forums from the current week and previous weeks, when appropriate.

 Reference scholarly or peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion points, as appropriate (using proper citation methods for your discipline, referencing authors as you create your video. For example, Smith found that X influenced Y.) .

For your written responses (2), you must do the following:

 Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial video.  Reply to the instructor and/or classmates who respond to your initial video.

 Complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.

 Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.

Rubric Instructor Feedback: This activity uses a YouSeeU rubric. Students can view instructor feedback in YouSeeU by clicking on the activity link.

Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value

Comprehension Develops an initial video with

an organized, clear point of

view or idea using rich and significant detail that

demonstrates knowledge and

application of content (100%)

Develops an initial video with a

point of view or idea using

appropriate detail (90%)

Develops an initial video with a

point of view or idea but with

some gaps in organization and detail (70%)

Does not develop an initial

video with an organized point

of view or idea (0%)

20

Timeliness Submits initial video on time

(100%)

Submits initial video one day

late (70%)

Submits initial video two or

more days late (0%)

10

Engagement Provides relevant and

meaningful responses with

clarifying explanation and

detail that significantly contribute to the discussion

(100%)

Provides relevant responses

with some explanation and

detail (90%)

Provides somewhat relevant

responses with some

explanation and detail (70%)

Provides responses that are

generic with little explanation

or detail (0%)

20

Critical Thinking Draws insightful conclusions

from assessed information that are thoroughly defended with

evidence and examples (100%)

Draws informed conclusions

that are justified with evidence (90%)

Draws logical conclusions

(70%)

Does not draw logical

conclusions (0%)

20

Disposition Demonstrates an ability to be highly diplomatic and foster an

ideal disposition that is open to

new ideas and perspectives

(100%)

Responses demonstrate an openness to ideas and

experiences and are

nonjudgmental (90%)

Responses somewhat demonstrate an openness

to ideas and experiences

and are mostly

nonjudgmental (70%)

Responses do not demonstrate an openness to ideas and

experiences and/or are

judgmental (0%)

10

Writing (Mechanics) Initial video response and

written responses are easily

understood, clear, and concise using proper APA citation

methods where applicable

with no errors in citations

(100%)

Initial video response and

written responses are easily

understood using proper citation methods where

applicable with few errors in

citations (90%)

Initial video response and

written responses are

understandable using proper citation methods where

applicable with a number of

errors in citations (70%)

Initial video response and

written responses are not

understandable and do not use proper citation methods where

applicable (0%)

20

Total 100%