The following student profiles were developed to provide the student with an overview of the behaviors necessary to succeed in the classroom.
|An “A” student will exhibit the following:|
|Demonstrate an “excellent” understanding of course material and theories as well as
an ability to apply these theories and concepts in case situations and to their own
|Are able to internalize course material and incorporate “new learning” into their own mental models.|
|Often question theories, their practicality, and their understanding of concepts|
|Are excellent team players and work cooperatively with teammates to achieve team goals|
|Are able to demonstrate that they have grown and/or changed as a result of “making meaning” of course material|
|Are often intrinsically motivated to learn and grow, rather than being extrinsically motivated with a grade.|
|A “B” student will exhibit the following:|
|Demonstrate an understanding of course material by explaining and answering questions
about basic concepts/theories.
|Many have some difficulty applying these concepts to case situations and/or their own experiences|
|They often offer opinions on issues rather than identifying and using the relevant concept.|
|Can use a theory or concept in objective questions, but they encounter some difficulty using the “appropriate” concept or theory when addressing a general question or issue.|
|Are team players that most often work cooperatively with teammates to achieve team goals|
|Are usually active in class discussions, but have difficulty demonstrating their ability to apply concepts/theories fully.|
|A “C” student will exhibit the following:|
|Generally work hard and attempt to do what is required to earn a good grade.|
|Can often recite or recognize important concepts, theories and definitions, but often
do not completely understand those concepts.
|Often fail to demonstrate any internalization of the concepts or the ability to apply theories to case situations or to their own experiences.|
|While they read the required material, do not study or question it as a means to fully understand it.|
|Often “study” for the test, but cannot explain or use the material beyond the test.|
|Are team players that often have difficulty living up to the expectations of teammates in goal attainment Participate in class discussion in a limited manner, and have difficulty using theories/concepts in their responses|
|A “D” student will exhibit the following:|
|Demonstrate limited knowledge of the course material. Often miss questions on tests/exams taken directly from the readings|
|May not make a concerted effort to fully understand the theories/concepts|
|Often do not read or study all the material available.|
|Often do the minimum to complete course requirements|
|Often do not live up to the expectations of team members and will often let others do all the work|
|Often do not participate in class discussion, and when they do, their contribution is of little to no value to the discussion.|
While I rarely fail a student, (the student earns his/her grades), an “F” student has demonstrated little effort to learn.