JUS 652 FULL COURSE GCU

JUS 652 INTRODUCING THE PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO / IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES GCU
JUS 652 FULL COURSE DISCUSSIONS GCU
JUS 652 Week 1 Discussion Question 1

Do you agree or disagree with the statement that e-portfolios can be used to support student success, intellectual growth, and individual development within higher education and beyond? Why or why not?

JUS 652 Week 1 Discussion Question 2

Identify one strength and one weakness with respect to your career in criminal justice and, if possible, provide examples of where each has come into play in your career to date. Discuss how you would like to build on your identified strength and work to improve your identified weakness.

JUS 652 Week 2 Discussion Question 1

Which key person in your research into your discipline did you find best aligns with your ideology? Briefly explain their concept, how the person contributed, and any notable opposition the person may have encountered.

JUS 652 Week 2 Discussion Question 2

Discuss one of the six resume formats that Troutman provides for Federal resume writing in Federal Resume Guidebook and why that format is most effective to achieving a specific outcome.

JUS 652 Week 3 Discussion Question 1

In one paragraph or less, and keeping in mind your academic accomplishments, describe where would you like to see yourself using this knowledge in the next 5 years?

JUS 652 Week 3 Discussion Question 2

Search various government agencies and locate one statement of purpose that you find best aligns with your professional goals. Identify that purpose and how it connects with your professional goals.

JUS 652 Week 4 Discussion Question 1

Review your colleagues’ executive summaries and reference the area in each that in your opinion has the most impact. Is there anything in the summary that appears to be awkward or distracting?

JUS 652 Week 4 Discussion Question 2

Of the things you learned about yourself when you were building your professional portfolio, what stands out most?

JUS 652 FULL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS GCU
JUS 652 WEEK 1 PORTFOLIO: TABLE OF CONTENTS
Details:

This class is designed to help you construct a professional portfolio composed of multiple elements. You will work on the various elements during the course and submit the completed portfolio at the end of Module 4. The portfolio will consist of (but is not limited to) the following:

A table of contents
A curriculum vitae
Exemplars of writing from graduate courses
A statement of criminal justice philosophy
Professional references
An executive summary
A 5-year plan for professional goals
Prepare a draft table of contents (TOC) for your portfolio. The TOC should be correctly formatted in Microsoft Word or a similar program.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

JUS 652 WEEK 1 PROPOSAL: TOPIC
Details:
Throughout the course , you will be preparing a 1,500-word research paper/written proposal focusing on how you will use your education to improve the criminal justice system at the federal, state, county, or city level.
In about 300 words total, present two possible topics for your proposal. Each topic should identify an area of the criminal justice system that you want to work to improve and include evidence of the need for improvement in the chosen area.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Use the GCU e-Library to locate 3-5 sources that support your rationale.
Post your topics to the CLC Discussion Forum.
JUS 652 WEEK 2 PROPOSAL TOPIC FEEDBACK ASSIGNMENT
Details:
In your assigned CLC, review the topics posted by your colleagues in Module 1 and post your feedback. Consider the following in your answers:
What do you believe each writer’s stronger topic to be?
What do you believe those strengths are?
What information would you be interested in hearing more about that pertains to the chosen topic?
How would you approach this proposal if you were writing it?
Support your feedback with research.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

JUS 652 WEEK 2 PORTFOLIO: PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER
Details:

Prepare a CV that highlights your skills, awards, accomplishments, and education, and is clearly focused on a job in your chosen field of criminal justice. You should also include a list of three professional references; do not include your current employer or any family members.
Prepare a list of three prospective employers. Choose one of these and write a cover letter that is oriented to the needs of that employer. Be sure to emphasize the ways in which your vision of effective criminal justice aligns with the mission of the particular employer.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
JUS 652 WEEK 2 PORTFOLIO: STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Details:
Use the assigned readings (and other readings from your graduate studies that you care to include) to serve as a guide for completing a statement of your criminal justice philosophy. Your statement should be 500 words and cover the following:
Describe your philosophy, how it developed, and why it appeals to you.
Relate various criminal justice philosophies you have studied on your own.
Provide details on the area of law you plan to choose as a career.
Describe how you plan to apply your philosophy of criminal justice to this area.
Use the GCU e-Library to locate 4-6 scholarly sources in support of your content.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

JUS 652 WEEK 3 PORTFOLIO: 5-YEAR PLAN
Details:
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation of at least five slides that outlines your 5-year plan, the benchmarks you hope to achieve during that period, and the strategies you will use for reaching them. You should do some reflection before beginning this assignment to be sure your goals are well thought-out, attainable, and challenging. You are encouraged to be as thorough and as creative as you can in your presentation.Use the GCU e-Library to locate four to six scholarly sources in support of your content.While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.
JUS 652 WEEK 3 PORTFOLIO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Details:
Complete a one- to two-page executive summary to include in your final portfolio. The executive summary should provide an overview of your final portfolio, introduce each of its elements, and provide a brief outline of your final proposal.Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.Additionally, you will be posting your executive summary to the Discussion Forum for peer review during Module 4.
JUS 652 WEEK 4 PORTFOLIO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FEEDBACK
Details:
Review the executive summaries of at least two of your fellow students. The executive summaries are located in the Discussion Forum. This is the final peer input students will receive prior to the submission of the completed portfolio, so be as generous as you can in the amount of time and thought you give to identifying the strengths and areas for improvement in each submission.Use research to justify your feedback.While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
JUS 652 WEEK 4 PORTFOLIO: FINAL DRAFT
Details:
Finalize the portfolio that you have been compiling during the course. Assemble your final portfolio based on your approved table of contents submitted in Module 1. The portfolio will consist of (but is not limited to) the following:
A table of contents
A curriculum vitae
Exemplars of writing from graduate courses
A statement of criminal justice philosophy
Professional references
An executive summary
A 5-year plan for professional goals
Be sure to incorporate feedback from your instructor and the CLC peer reviews.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

JUS 652 WEEK 4 PROPOSAL: FINAL
Details:
Prepare your 1,500-word final proposal that focuses on how you will use your education to improve the criminal justice system at the federal, state, county, or city level. This should not be an outline or draft but a completed paper with the required sources and citations.Use the GCU e-Library to locate four to six sources in support of your proposal.Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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