The Discussion Board is part of the core of online learning. The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow you to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the Discussion Board question. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires your active participation with classmates and your instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class attendance and participation. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.
At a minimum, you will be expected to complete 3 posts during the unit: 1 original response to the Discussion Board question and 2 posts responding to classmates, following these guidelines:
Your original post must be at least 200 words in length. It must reference the text or course learning materials at least once. Please note that even if the question asks for an opinion, you are still expected to support opinions with references to course materials and any other credible academic sources to support your opinions. Do not use Internet sources other than those provided in the course materials. APA format is not necessary for your Discussion Board when citing references, but you are required to acknowledge your resources: In the narrative, describe where information was obtained. For example, “As mentioned in Chapter 2 of the course textbook, prioritizing tasks is…” or “As mentioned in the intellipath lesson for Unit 2…”
Your two response posts must be at least 75 words in length. Responses should contribute to the conversation by being reflective, specific, and engaging. Quick responses (such as “I agree” or “Thank you!”) will not be counted as adequate.
Your first contribution must be posted before midnight CST (Central time) on Friday of each week. You must make 2 additional posts—on separate days between Saturday and Tuesday—before midnight CST. The original response and the peer responses can be completed in any order.
For assistance in supporting your assignment, please use your text and all course materials.
After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to make your post.
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Salary negotiation is a tricky subject. It is a balancing act of wanting a position, wanting to be compensated appropriately for the skills you have and the work you will do, and the worry that if you ask for too much money, you might not be offered the position. In this Discussion Board, address the following:
- How would you respond to the following question from a potential employer: “What kind of salary are you looking for from this position?”
- Describe your thought process and how you would approach this situation.
- Have you been in this situation before? How did you respond?
- How did your response affect the job offer (or lack of an offer) that you received?
Review other students’ posts, evaluate their salary negotiation methods, and address the following in your replies:
- Do you feel that the methods would be effective?
- Have you ever used the suggested methods? If so, how did it work?
- Do you feel that there is a potential risk with the use of this method? What about the potential reward?
In your own words, post a response to the Discussion Board, and comment on at least 2 other postings. You will be graded on both level of engagement and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.
Assignment CriteriaProficient DescriptorPoints
Quality of Main Post
Student’s main post meets or exceeds the following requirements:
- Responds completely to all of parts of discussion question (4 points)
- Communicates content information accurately and/or logically (4 points)
- Delivers a thoughtful response demonstrating insights and reflections (4 points)
- Connects to both key content concepts and personal experiences (4 points)
Response to Peers
Responds to a minimum of 2 peers (8 points per response)
- Substantive response (4 points)
- Furthers the conversation with peers. Examples could include (4 points):
- Provides additional resources
- Connects to key concepts
- Shares personal or professional experiences
- Contributes new information or perspective
- Presents a competing viewpoint
Support from Learning Resources
At least one post refers to course learning resources./4 pts.
Response is well-organized, clear, and free of grammatical and mechanical errors.
Posts demonstrate courtesy and respect for others.
/4 pts.Total40 points possible/40 pts.
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