Your active participation in the IHP 600 discussion topics is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance.
Requirements for Discussion Topic Assignments
Students are required to post one (1) initial post and to follow up with at least two (2) response posts for each discussion topic assignment.
For your initial post (1), you must do the following:
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Compose a post of one to two paragraphs.
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In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
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In Modules Two through Ten, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
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Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion topics from the current module and previous modules, when appropriate.
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Reference scholarly or peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion points, as appropriate (using proper citation methods for your discipline).
For your response posts (2), you must do the following:
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Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.
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In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
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In Modules Two through Ten, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.
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Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.
Evaluators are encouraged to assign a zero to any work sample or collection of work that does not meet Benchmark level performance.
Rubric
Critical Elements
Proficient 100% (6 points)
Accomplished 88% (5.3 points)
Benchmark 80% (4.8 points)
Not Evident 0% (0 points)
Values
Content
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of content and purpose that is responsive to the assigned task(s) and focuses all elements of the initial and subsequent discussion posts.
Demonstrates adequate consideration of content and purpose. Drafts an initial post and response with a clear focus on the assigned question/task. Is appropriate with response to peers’ posts.
Demonstrates minimal attention to content, purpose, and to the assigned task(s).
There are no points awarded for this category.
25
Content Development
Uses appropriate, relevant,
Uses appropriate, relevant, and
Uses appropriate and
There are no points
25