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Reports of Learning, CRMJ/SOCA 363, Corrections - Fall 2000

Evidence of Learning
Interactive Discourse

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: December 17, 2000
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Reports by Number Assigned

These short statements of our joint perceptions of your learning are growing from our review of the records and our experiences in class. In a cooperative learning world, in which our objective is to help each other gain critical insights, what should matter, instead of "grades" is such a report. Learning that I can tell you I have seen, either directly or through some of your work, and that you can confirm. That is learning accountability.

As we gain skill at this, a paragraph of recommendation should be your goal for the end of each course, each semester. If you were to realize that this is how I will end the course, and you were to want the best possible recommendation of your learning, we could interactively check our respective records all semester, and the recommendations could be detailed and helpful to all who want to know about your learning.

Visit Letters of Recommendation for clues on how to do this.

Updated on December 17, 2000


Student 0010 - Some improvement in the second half of the course in the areas of communication and cooperation. Presents current events. Little creativity shown. Three blank exercises in the second half of course; with seven total. Course Grade is "D" [12/17] Somewhat of a field mouse. Name to face. Very little evidence of learning. Little communication of learning. Prepared except for seven exercises. Works with group. Midterm Grade is "D-" [12/1] Written emails regularly. Worked in a group. Somewhat of a field mouse. Probably no name to face. [11/6]

Student 0443 - Consistently prepared for exercises. Contributes to class discussions (prison gangs, rehabilitation, Racine jail tour, RCI tour). On web board and in class discussions, related "Holes" to theory, policy, practice. Communicates whereabouts. During Wednesday noon meetings, contributed ideas for creative scholarship. Researched prisons and negative reinforcement. Course Grade is "B+" [12/9] Consistently prepared for exercises. Contributes to class discussion; for example, prison gangs, rehabilitation, county jails. Related digging holes to theory, policy, practice on web board. During Wednesday noon meetings contributed ideas for creative scholarship. Midterm Grade is "B" [11/11] Prepared for most exercises with input into class discussions; for example, religious ceremonies in prisons. Slow start but improving. Communicates whereabouts. Currently working on an idea for creative scholarship. [10/11]

Student 0552 - For creativity, three ongoing email discussions with professor (Holes , the Zimbardo experiment, and newspaper analysis). For cooperation, works with group. All exercises completed except for seven; (five exercises in the last half of the course). Final ROL submitted late. Midterm ROL started late. Course Grade is "B-" [12/15] Midterm ROL not resolved . [12/15 - unresolved since 11/4] Prepared for "not" all exercises. Participates in a group. Emails some exercises. Helped group with some exercises/class. Looked up words. Communicates whereabouts. [11/7 but unresolved since 10/30 - checking number of prepareds]

Student 0666 - No show for debriefing. No Final ROL submitted. [12/17] Midterm ROL in progress. [12/17 - unresolved since 11/6] Learned how inmates adjust to the facility they're at. Join in on class discussions; for example, case scenario on girls who were drinking and driving. Attends class regularly despite a few absences. Presents current events on occasion. Cooperates with group and class. [11/6]

Student 0720 - In the second half of semester, 3 blank exercises; four total. Debriefing on field trip to Kenosha jail. Creativity is the weakest area. Attended two Wednesday noon meetings. Final ROL submitted late. Course Grade is "C+" [12/15] Prepared for all exercises except four. Speaks up on class on occasion; for example, reactions to field trip. Working on creative scholarship on jails. Works in group. Attended Kenosha and Racine jail tours. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/29] Comes regularly to class prepared. Joins in on the discussions and enjoys the debates; for example, fought on the argument about the organization and treatment of prisoners. Knows name to face.[10/13]

Student 1119 - Worked on IF questions in group. Researched prison gangs. During the second half of the semester, contributed to class discussions. Works with group. All but two exercises completed. Late start with midterm ROL. Course Grade is "C+" [12/15] Some trouble communicating learning. Speaks up in class on occasion; for example, prison conditions. Started research but put on hold. Prepared except for five exercises. Midterm Grade is "C-" [11/30] Keeps up with text reading and emails. Made strong point about public school systems. Actively researching extra gang violence information.[10/11]

Student 1217 - Improved overall in all 5Cs during the second eight weeks. Consistently attended class and participated in class discussions on occasion. Prepared for more exercises in the second eight weeks. Communicates more with professor. Course Grade is "C" [12/10] Took a while to get adjusted to emailing every day. Working on creative scholarship on women in prison. Needs to communicate learning more. Lack of communication between student and professor. Makes some distinctions between theory, policy,practice. Works better in small groups. Prepared for all but seven exercises. Midterm Grade is "D+" [12/2] Difficult time getting a grasp of this different type of class structure. Having hard time keeping up with journal. Have fallen behind in reading assignments. Finds topics interesting but having a difficult time joining in the discussions. Chooses not to speak up. [10/29]

Student 1862 - Continued communication of learniing through discussions strings including recalling theories from last semester. Wored with group on IF questions. Attended Kenosha and Racine jail field trips. Worked with group. Course Grade is "B+" [12/11] Final ROL in progress. [12/7] Comes to class consistently. Tries to meet with group weekly but group became stagnant except for one student. Communicated completion of Holes to professor; discussed book. Examining underground economy. Studying why generations of criminals come from inner city. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/13] Communicates in group every Tuesday in the library. Started discussion with instructor that lead into exercise on "Realities of Prison." Communicates whereabouts. Staing consistent with readings. Has yet to go into creative scholarship. [10/15]

Student 2082 - Competent in class discussions and can relate theory, policy, practice to corrections. Consistent in class discussions and prepareds. Cooperates with group, class discussions, and professor. Communicates with group, class and professor both inside and outside of class. Worked on creative scholarship by attending RCI field trip, taped documentary on supermax, and brought in current events. Course Grade is "A-" [12/7] Definite name to face! Competent in class discussions; for example, helped students in class understand the difference between probation and parole. Often challenges other students' ideas. Consistent with homework and class discussions. Cooperates with group and professor. Communicates understanding of material. Creative scholarship is underway. Attended RCI field trip. Midterm Grade is "B" [ 11/21] Name to face. Consistent in homework and class discussions; for example, discussed the supermax prisons and rehabilitation. Competent in small and large group discussions. Communicates understanding of material; for example, taped supermax documentary and discussed. Cooperates with group. Working on creative scholarship on supermax prisons. [10/31]

Student 2222 - More consistent during the second eight weeks compared to first eight weeks. Researched presidential debate on capital punishment and deterrence. Communication improved during second half. Contributed to class discussions a few times. Cooperative throughout semester meeting in group.Attended field trip to Racine County jail. Final Course Grade is "B+" pending completion of debriefing. [12/5] Communication has improved, but needs to remain consistent. Cooperation with group good; meets daily outside of class. Continues to be prepared for exercises. Working on creative scholarship on deterrence theory. Midterm Grade - "B-" [10/27] Comes to class prepared. Contributes during groupwork, but needs to speak up more in class discussions. Communicates daily with group outside of class; for example, setting up ridealong with police. No face to name[10/6]

Student 2328 - Creative scholarship on supermax prisons. Conducted an interview with former prison/jail inmate for debriefing. Communicates with professor. Prepared for class exercises. Attended Racine County jail field trip. Course Grade is "B+" [12/10] Prepared for all but one exercise. Researched race/class with juvenile delinquency issue. Currently working on creative scholarship on supermax prisons. Still continues to meet with group daily. Communication and competence has improved. Needs to work on class participation. Went on Racine County jail field trip. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/9]Prepared for all but one exercise. Communicates via email. Little in class participation but contributes to group discussions. Meets with group daily and keeps an informative journal containing definitions as well as class exercises. [10/16]

Student 2340 - Contributes to class discussions on occasion. Asks questions via office visits, telephone and email. Creative scholarship on impact of education on inmate. In the beginning, emailed exercises for group. All exercises completed except one blank and two passes. In the beginning, had trouble with Dear Habermas site. Course Grade is "B" [12/11] Speaks up in class discussions on occasion; for example, community corrections. Emails almost every assignment for group. Creative scholarship on corrections and schooling. Communicates whereabouts. Has presented current events in class. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/23] Communicates with instructor. For creativity, has contact with friend in Waupun. work in groups. Sometimes speaks in class. [11/6]

Student 2347 - Helped classmates outside class. Worked with group, professor, web board and Wednesday group meetings. All prepareds, class discussions, current events, web board and all Wednesday group meetings. Communicates whereabous to professor and group. Emails on a regular basis, almost daily. Contributed to discussions; (i.e., the mentally ill iinmates, "Holes"). Continued web board management. Worked with students in Wednesday group meetings. Filtered ideas for creative scholarship from web board. Course Grade is "A" [12/8] All 5Cs going along at the same pace. Starting to put thoughts together for debriefing. To read Who Moved My Cheese? and to write essay on personal experience. Definitely name to face. Contributes to class discussions regularly. Contributes to web board at least three times a week.Helps others during noon meeting. Works well with group and others. Helped classmates outside of school surroundings. Brings in current events. Stays involved with web board for all three classes. Midterm Grade "A"[10/30] In area of competence, prepared for discussions on all exercises. In constant communication with group through email and meetings before and after class. Active in class discussions; i.e., brought in current events. Having some difficulty with cooperation within group, but working to bring problem to end. Still working on creative activity. [10/2]

Student 2570 - Participates in class discussions rarely. Researched mental illness in jails. Final ROL submitted late. Completed all exercises except for four (includes the last three). Course Grade is "C-" [12/13] All exercises completed except for three blanks. Speaks up in class on occasion; for example, on the beginning of "Holes" reading. Communicates whereabouts. For creative scholarship, attended meeting on mental illness in jails. MidtermGrade is "C+" [12/5] Been communicating pass/prepareds. In class regularly except when excused absences. Creative in answering questions in class. Cooperative in coming to class. Participating iin the class and homework discussion. No name to face [11/7 but unresolved since 9/29 - need specific examples]

Student 2870 - Prepared for exercises but had four blanks during the last weeks of class. Researched sentencing. Helped classmates. Course Grade is "B-" [12/10] Frequently attends Wednesday group discussion. Contributes to web board. Works with group. Working on creative scholarship projects. Has 2 blank exercises but rest are prepared. (Professor had to edit down ROL. Was way too long). Midterm Grade is "B" [11/30] Met the standard, but have no documentation.Was still getting on track and figuring things out. Was doing the minimal to pass. Consistently attends class. Majority of exercises prepared (3 blank exercises). Works well with group. Speaks occasionally in class but needs to speak more in class and needs to communicate more with teacher. Needs to get throught his ROL, is not a field mouse like the evidence may show[11/14]

Student 3508 - No show for debriefing. All but two exercises completed. Partner stopped communicating; on own for two months. Visited Kenosha jail on own time. Participates in class discussions on occasion. Late midterm ROL submitted. Creative scholarship on history of executions. Course Grade is "C+" [12/17] Partner stopped communicated and coming to class; been on own for past month. Researched methods of executions. Visited Kenosha jail on own time. Participates in class discussions on occasion. Late midterm ROL submitted. Learning not communicated as consistently. Midterm Grade is "B-" [12/6] Prepared for all class discussions. Participates in class. Working on presentation about history of executions. Brief trouble with group, but now communicates on daily basis. Meet with instructor to have name to face. [10/11]

Student 3527 - Communicates whereabouts at times. Debriefing topic on probation/parole. Participates on web board. Attended Smetana talk. The last six exercises not done. Late midterm ROL. Course Grade is "C+" [12/11] Not consistent in showing up to class on time. Not starting ROL early enough. Majority of exercises done. Communicates and cooperates with group members. Communicates whereabouts sometimes. Midterm Grade is "C" [12/8] Majority of exercises prepared (3 blank exercises). Communicates whereabouts. Does not talk in class a lot but communicates well with others in group discussions. Participated in some class discussions; for example, Hassine book and who goes to prison? Discussed structural violence with professor.

Student 3708 - Consistent throughout the semester in prepareds. Communicates whereabouts. Competent by applying theory, policy, practice in creative scholarship. and in class discussions. Cooperates in group. Researched recidivism rates.Course Grade is "A-" [12/13] Name to face. Shows competence of materials in class discussions (community corrections, mind control). Communicates whereabouts. Consistent with prepareds. Good cooperation with group. Working on creative scholarship topic. Midterm Grade is "B+" [11/21] Involved in class discussions; for example, letting prisoners lift weights. Good cooperation with group regarding prepareds. Still needs to come up with creative scholarship. Name to face. [10/31]

Student 3929 - Consistent in coming to class. Competent in class discussions and cooperative in getting exercises done on time. Completed all prepared but one. Communicated learning by relating creative scholarship to class discussions on death penalty and women in prison. Researched mandatory minimum sentencing. Course Grade is "A" [12/8] Continued to show competence and consistency in class as well as communicating learning. Creatively brought in articles on the death penalty and studied non-violent prisons. Contriubted to class discussion on "Holes," who goes to prison?, and reaction to Hassine book. Midterm Grade is "A-" [11/9] Shows competency in discussions covering class assignments;for example, how some inmates prefer solitary confinement. Has shown up to every class prepared and on time. Brought in current events to class. Face to name. [9/29]

Student 4021 - Researched Attica prison riots with group member. Communicates whereabouts. Consistently prepared for exercises, although quiet in class. Researched prison gangs. Late midterm ROL. Communicates email problems. Course Grade is "B-" [12/13] Communicates with teacher through emails about creative scholarship. Also questions on Hassine book. Consistently in class. Cooperates with group members. Prepared for all exercises. Midterm Grade is "B-" [12/5] Has no passes or blanks. Participates in class activities. Keeps up with journal. Communicates with teacher; for example, discussion of Hassine book. Consistency coming to class. Works with group. [10/22]

Student 4258 - Contributes to class discussions, web board, Wednesday noon meetings (prison gangs, media & crime/politics, ideas on how to ROL). Consistently prepared for exercises. Communicates whereabouts/problems/information researched. Researched various topics. Attended field trips. Course Grade is "A" [12/11]Contributes to class discussions, web board, weds meeting (prison gangs, media & crime/politics, ideas on how to do ROL). Consistently prepared for exercises. Communicates whereabouts/problems; info researched. Cooperates with group members. Researched sex offenders/murderers, public defenders, content analysis of crime/media. Brings in current events. Contributes to class discussions, web board, Wednesday meeting (prison gangs, media/crime/politics, rol). Consistently prepared for exercises. Communicates whereabouts/problems. Cooperates with group members (most of the time). Creativity, ongoing content analysis of newspaper and initial stages of compare/contrast jail and prison (tours). Midterm Grade = "B+"[11/3] Consistently prepared for concept exercises with competent input inot class discussions, (i.e., prison guards, who goes to prison). Communicates whereabouts. Effort is put into cooperating with group members. Preliminary idea for creativity has been proposed (teleconference with Hassine). [10/3]

Student 5050 - Maintained consistent communication with group. Improved communication with professor. Works with group. Prepared for most exercises. Attended law class. Participates on web board, and in Wednesday group meetings. Went on one field trip. Course Grade is "B+" [12/11] Communicates with group both inside and outside of class. Relates TPP to exercise of the day, consistently. Contributes to class discussions consistently. Cooperates and respects others. Competent in bit and little circle discussions. For creativity, attends noon discussion group, and law class. Went on Kenosha jail field trip. Name to face. Late midterm ROL submitted. Midterm Grade is "B" [12/7] Communicates with class. Participates in discussions dialy; i.e., death penalty and gun control. Consistently attends class. Cooperates with group and class. Understands basic concepts; i.e., death penalty. Attends noon discussion group. Went to discussion groups. Attended Kenosha jail field trip. [11/13]

Student 5277 - Contributes to class discussions; for example, the stigma of parole. Communicates with professor sometimes. Attended Kenosha county jail tour. Attended Wednesday noon meetings. Works with group. Late midterm ROL. All but six blank exercises completed. Course Grade is "B" [12/12] Contributes to class discussions sometimes. All exercises prepared except two. Midterm ROL late. Midterm Grade is "B" [12/11] Researched Supreme Court cases involving prison reform. Participates in class discussion on prisoner voting rights. Meets group outside of class. All but two exercises prepared for. Name to face. [10/13]

Student 5438 - Helps other students. Worked with group. Researched prison riot with another student. Contributes to class discussion on occasion; for example, prison gangs. Presents current events. Communicates whereabouts. Course Grade is "B-" [12/11] Tried to follow 5Cs. For cooperation, sent in assignments on time and work in group. Consistency, take turns with group members for assignments. Contribute to class discussions; for example, death penalty. For creativity, taped two videotapes. Comes to class weekly. Midterm Grade is "C+" [11/27] Slow in getting emails sent. Attended class on regular basis. Helped other students with emails. Participated in class discussions; for example, televising death penalty idea. [10/10]

Student 6871 - Worked in group on IF questions to show competence. Communicates well through group and class discussions. Has provided more evidence of learning since midterm. Lacking in communication a bit. Course Grade is "A-" [12/17] Communicates whereabouts. Consistently prepared for exercises and discussions. Went on two field trips. Brought in current events. Working on creative scholarship. Midterm Grade is "B" [11/21] Meets with group. Communicates via email about assignments. Consistently speaks in class; for example, Mary Lee should look into more government options. No face to name. [10/13]

Student 7061 - Communicates whereabouts. Contributes to class discussions on occasion; for example, reaction to Stateville, Hassine interviews. Compared In the Belly of the Beast to Hassine. Attended Wednesday noon meetings. Course Grade is "B+" [12/8] Communicates whereabouts. Contributed to class discussiosn on Stateville and Hassine interviews. Attends class regularly. Emails discussions on jail/prison differences. Attended Wednesday noon meeting. Works in group. Midterm Grade = "B" [11/5] Throughout the first five weeks of class, helped two students get their exercise discussions under way; (talked about dog letters, Hassine, Haas and Alpert as well). Cooperated with group until it broke up. Consistent in coming to class and with exercises. [10/3/]

Student 7856 - Contributed two web sites to the class and web board. Presented current events. Participated in web board. Emailed discussions with professor. Communicates whereabouts. Prepared for exercises. Helps other students. Attended two field trips. Course Grade is "A" [12/17] Has 14 of 14 prepareds. Consistently participates in class discussions. Openly expresses opinions and ideas. Tries to relate to the theories. Communicates whereabouts. Presents current events. Contributes to web board. Researching juvenile prevention and rehab programs. Researched women's prisons. Debate ongoing with professor on rehabilitation. Reviewed web site. Consistent on communication. Working on debriefing (women prisoners). Attended two field trips. [11/21] Has 11 of 11 prepareds. Consistently participates in class discussions. Openly expresses ideas; tries to relate to theories. Communicates whereabouts. Presents current events. Contributes to web board. Researched juvenile prevention programs. Debate with professor on rehabilitation. Midterm Grade = "B+" [11/5] Consistent on class discussions. Openly expresses opinions and materials related to topics. Reviewed a criminal justice related website. Presents current events. Communication consistent. [9/30]

Student 8496 - No show for debriefing. No Final ROL submitted. Course Grade is "F" [12/12] No Final ROL submitted. Course Grade is "F". [12/17] No midterm ROL submitted. Midterm Grade is "F" A field mouse. No first ROL. [12/17]

Student 9010 - Contributes to class discussions rarely. Communication above average. Emailed discussion on Code of Hammurabi and Supermax prisons. Cooperation was one of weaker points. Worked well in discussion groups but did not work with anyone outside of class. Creativity was the weakest of the C's. Course Grade is "B-" [12/8] Speaks up in class on most issues; for example, super max prisoners. Emails professor when needs to. Shows up daily. Emails on time. Works with groups in class. Does not work with others outside of class; personal choice. Nothing for creativity yet. Not sure about debriefing. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/14] Prefers to work alone outside of class, but works well with others during class. Speaks at least once per class, sometimes more. Excellent communication on Code of Hammurabi. Decent on pass/prepared ratio. [10/16]

Student 9292 - Contributes to class discussions frequently. Consistently prepared for all exercises except last two. Communicates with professor. Working on prison gangs for debriefing. Course Grade is "B-" [12/11] Consistently prepared for all exercises (except the excuse of one week of class due to illness). Frequently joins in on all class discussions; for example, the living conditions in prisons. Doesn't limit self to one group during group discussions. Currently working on creative scholarship (i.e., Green Bay prison inmate). Midterm Grade is "B-" [10/31]Contributes informative information to class discussions; for example, corruption in prisons. Shared emails with group members and professor. Consistent with exercises. Missed one class. Journal up to date.[10/5]

Student 9440 - Communication much better since midterm. Consistency with attendance and exercises. Cooperation with group and in class. Creativity lacked a little. Presented current events, and an IF question. Competency shown in debriefing. Course Grade is "B" [12/9] Consistently attends class. Good communication and cooperation with group and in class exercises. Communication with professor getting better. Creativity is lacking but is in progress. Brought in articles to class. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/21] Consistently attending class. Brought in two newspaper articles. Participates a little in class. Has been prepared for most discussions. [10/11]

Student 9628 - Teaching method taught self-discipline and persistence. Works with group. Group worked on IF questions to show competence. Course Grade is "B+" [12/11] Always in class. Went on field trip to Racine jail. Comes to class but not much is said. In area of competence, needs improvements. Meets with group as needed still. Thinking about researching how effective rehab is in prisons and jails. Checks out web board and other recommended web sites. Midterm Grade is "B-" [11/21] Comes to class prepared. Contributes more to group discussions than class discussions. Sometimes not vocal enough in class. [10/4]