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Mapping Reflection through CHEN 301

Course Outcomes Formative Discipline What is technical communication? knowledge* Communication Lifelong learning Lifelong learning How do you learn? What do you know how to do well? How did you learn that? Context In class first week Due Aug. 28 Summative How has your understanding of technical communication changed over the course of the semester? How do you learn? How has your learning process changed throughout college? What opportunities have required you to learn something new and adjust how you learned it? How has your understanding of technical communication changed over the course of the semester? (Same as above) Context ChemE-folio Gen Ed or ABET outcome Communicate Effectively ChemE-folio: Gen Ed Outcome or ABET Lifelong Learning Due Nov. 9

Blog Post

Nov. 9

Discipline Understanding Audience knowledge 1. Based on your reading of chapters 1 & Communication 5 and our class discussions, what are Lifelong learning the most important characteristics of the audience/reader(s) you need to know? 2. After watching Whitesides video on Publishing Your Research 101, answer this question: Why is it important to be able to talk along different communication channels? What does this look like? Discipline 1. Identify and define the components of Knowledge rhetorical context. Critical thinking 2. Given the 3 writing assignments you Lifelong learning have prepared thus far, how has your understanding of the rhetorical context shaped your message: what you say and how you say it? How does your message change as rhetorical contexts change? What examples demonstrate how messages differ depending on their rhetorical contexts?

In class reflection

Sep. 6

ChemE-folio: Gen Ed Outcome or ABET Communicate Effectively or Lifelong Learning

Nov. 9

Sep. 4

In-class writing assignment Blog post

Sep. 11

How has your understanding of rhetorical contexts changed throughout the course? What have you learned from writing to different audiences/contexts? Provide examples from the course (or other experiences) that demonstrate how your message was prepared to meet the specific constraints of each rhetorical context. Which assignments or messages would you have done differently (or would you change now) based on your more informed understanding of rhetorical context?

BlogChemE-folio Link to Critical Thinking or Lifelong Learning

Oct. ??? Nov. 9

*Discipline knowledge here means Tech Comm discipline knowledge, not ChemE discipline knowledge.

Critical Thinking Virtual Responsibilities Lifelong learning 1. What is a virtual footprint? 2. List 3 arguments for and against creating a virtual profile.

In-class discussion Debate Writing Lab

Sep. 6

Sep. 20

Communication Professionalism Job-related ethical What should professionalism look like in scenarios the workplace?

In-class discussion, class guidelines in wiki In-class writing assignment

Sep. 13

What have you learned about virtual responsibilities from investigating and reporting on your own virtual footprint, from class discussions, and over the course of the semester? What words of wisdom do you have to offer someone who is unfamiliar with this topic? Finalize this essay for your portfolio. What should professionalism look like in the workplace?

BlogChemE-folio Link to Critical Thinking or Lifelong Learning (or ABET JobRelated Ethical Scenario) and attach Profile Report ChemE-folio: ABET Job-related ethical scenarios or Gen Ed Outcome: Communication BlogChemE-folio: Gen Ed Outcomes Collaboration or ABETCollaboration and Conflict Management or Strategic Planning or Lifelong Learning

Oct. ??? Nov. 9

Collaboration Communication

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What are the pros and cons of teamwork? Identify a team in which . . . .

Oct. 4

What have you learned about working collaboratively? How can you offset the potential cons of teamwork and provide incentives for capitalizing on the pros? How have you used various technologies to collaborate with your team to complete a project? Which technologies did you use? Why? How did you learn them? How well did they work to do what you needed them to do? Did you discover uses/benefits/consequences you had not intended? How do you see yourself using these or similar tools in the future? Choose one of the following quotes (online). How does it reflect a workplace pressure within the Challenger case study?

Oct. 19 Nov. 19

Communication What are the discourse communities Job-related ethical represented by the Challenger disaster? scenarios How did the differences among communities affect the breakdown in communication?

In-class

Dec. 4

ChemE-folio: ABET job-related ethical scenario

Dec. 4

*Discipline knowledge here means Tech Comm discipline knowledge, not ChemE discipline knowledge.