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Reports of Learning, SOCA 359, Sociology of Law - Spring 2002

Evidence of Learning
Interactive Discourse

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: May 16, 2002
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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.

Special Note: If 3rd rols and course grades are not resolved by 10 a.m. central time, Monday, May 13th, the rols and grades will become "F's".

The third ROL period was from Week 11 through Week 15 (March 31-May 3, 2002). The criteria for grading were the 5Cs -- communication, cooperation, consistency, competency, and creativity in conjunction with your latest grade form that I have on file. Also considered is Bloom and Krathwohl's taxonomy of learning: latent learning, recognition, recall, application, analysis, evaluation and synthesis. If your grade has not been resolved, please email me or see me in my office as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Explanation of my comments:
-- Grade will be posted when grade is agreed upon.
-- Slightly underrated (under by 1 grade)
-- Underrated (under by 2 grades)
-- Slightly overrated (over by 1 grade)
-- Overrated (over by 2 grades)
-- Way overrated (over by 3 grades)
-- Way, way overrated (over by 4 grades)
-- Extremely overrated (over by 5 or more grades)

For example, a student assesses ROL at an "A" and my response is "way overrated" (meaning that my assessment is 3 grades lower than the student's assessment), which would be a grade of "B".



Updated on May 16, 2002


Student 246 - Worked on all 5Cs through talking in class and during groupwork. Helping other students and began to evaluate web site for creative measures. 1sr rol="B" [2/25] Completed all 5cs through emails with prof and other students. Talking in class and group discussions. Prepared for assignments. Creativity topic on school violence. 2nd rol="B+" [3/29] Completed all 5Cs through emails, talking in class discussions and working with other students. Demonstrated four sociologies and how they work into creative measures. 3rd rol="Borderline A-/B+" [5/9] Course Grade="B+" [5/9]

Student 539 - Haven't been consistent with attendance or communication. Have been keeping up with journal. 1st rol="C+" [5/3] Trying to stay up with things. Not able to do much creativity. Participating as much as possible. 2nd rol=D" [5/3] Wanted to attend more class but could not due to things beyond control. Not a lot of creativity or dialoguing. 3rd rol="D" [5/10] Course Grade="D+" [5/10]

Student 949 - Field mouse. No grid or grade forms. [4/4] Still a field mouse. No 2nd rol/grid form submitted. [4/5] No 3rd rol/grid form submitted. [5/8] Course Grade="F" [5/16]

Student 1427 - Met with group consistently. Have been consistently prepared. Kept in communication. Discussed in class and in groups. Began creative scholarship. 1st rol="B+" [2/19] Consistently prepared with the exception of creative scholarship. Competence in discussing and meeting with group. Speaks up in class. Communicates whereabouts. Creativity is inconsistent. 2nd rol="C+" [4/10] Communicated consistently. Met with group. Prepared consistently. Demonstrated knowledge of four sociologies. Started creative scholarship on elder fraud. Compared four sociologies to victim offender mediation. 3rd rol="B" [5/10] Course Grade="B" [5/10]

Student 1450 - Started off pretty consistent with pass/prepareds but was kind of slow on creativity. Now on track. 1st rol="B" [2/15] Pretty consistent with attendance of groupwork. Always cooperated in class and groups. Communication has been slim. Understand 4 sociologies and where to apply them. Creativity has been stepped up a little. 2nd rol="B+" [4/12] Communication very consistent, attendance also. Worked with group on all pass/prepareds.Shared insight and opinions on theories and how they apply in group and in class. Creative measures explored first hand a couple of these theories and discussed all of them extensively. 3rd rol="B+" [5/9] Course Grade="B+" [5/10]

Student 1863 - All the 5Cs were strong starters except creativity even though there was an illness. . . Late 1st rol. 1st rol="C-" [4/10] All 5Cs are weaker than last time due to a very busy personal schedule. 2nd rol="D+" [late] [4/16] All areas are much stronger than in the past, more creativity expressed. 3rd rol="C-" [5/15] Course Grade="C-" [5/15]

Student 1994 - Getting started on creative scholarship. [vague rol] 1st rol="B" [2/15] 5Cs are covered but beginning to pick up creativity. No assignments not completed. Always in class, participating. 2nd rol="Borderline C-/C" [4/8] Helping others. Creative scholarship during this period. 3rd rol="B-" [5/10] Course Grade="B-" [5/10]

Student 2402 - Communication by email. Cooperation by working in groups. Consistency by doing homework. Competence responding to readings. Creativity by looking up information. 1st rol="B/B-" [2/20] Did 5 Cs. 2nd rol="C-" [4/29] Did the 5Cs. 3rd rol="C" [5/10] Course Grade="C+" [5/10]

Student 2491 - Shown all the 5Cs in the first four weeks. [vague rol] 1st rol="B+/B" [2/21] Shown the 5Cs throughout the semester but creativity is lacking. 2nd rol="C-" [4/10] Shown all 5Cs throughout this last term. Creative measures have improved greatly. 3rd rol="Borderline B-/C+" [5/8] Course Grade="B-" [5/9]

Student 2645 - Actively emailed creative measures. Helped new students. The 5Cs all covered. 1st rol="A" [2/15] Displayed creative measures thorugh research and application of theories covered in class. 5Cs reflected in work. Always prepared and attends class. Speaks out in class. Emails are consistent and further displays learning. 2nd rol="A" [3/29] Worked very hard on creative measures and debriefing. Applied four sociologies to creative measures and class topics. Always attended class. Willing to help students. 3rd rol="A" [5/8] Course Grade="A" [5/10]

Student 3101 - Consistently attends class. Completes pass/prepared exercises. Communicates in class and emails. Cooperated in and out of class in groups. Creativity begun on computer research. Competence is shown in class discussions and emails. Face to name. 1st rol="A/A- borderline" [2/15] Consistently cooperates in groups. Shows communication with professor and students. Shows competence in class discussions and creative dialogues. Shows creativity through a variety of topics. 2nd rol="A-" [4/9] Consistently cooperates in groups. Shows communication with professor and students. Shows competence in class discussions, creative dialogue and applicationi of theories. Shows creativity in current events and research topics. 3rd rol="A-" [5/11] Course Grade="A-" [5/11]

Student 3241 - Lacking in communication and creativity but all others seem to be going well. 1st rol="B-" [2/21] Doing well in all areas except creativity but have done some. 2nd rol="C-" [4/5] Should have done debriefings on other creative measures. 3rd rol="D" [5/9] Course Grade="C"

Student 3318 - In addition to the first grid form, creativity portion includes Enron research. 1st rol="B" [2/25] [Expressing knowledge to my class and fellow students take on many forms through class work, student to teacher, and in ____(?) on paper and through the computer. Applied knowledge to real world current events and always expressing thoughts. 2nd rol="C" [5/13] Keeping in direct contact with professor. Consistently dialogued learning and thoughts through email, dictionary records and in class. Always doing assignments. 3rd rol="B" [5/13] Course Grade="B" [5/13]

Student 3325 - Put forth a lot of time and thought into each assignment to be helpful and involved in group discussions. Enjoyed research on ... [rol was way too long] 1st rol="B" [2/15] Through the discussions in class these last five weeks, have been able to look at many issues and situations and topics as either legal or ethical, or both... [rol submitted does not address 5Cs; need to revise ROL] 2nd rol="C-" [4/9] Demonstrated learning of 4 sociological theories through site visit and creative measure discussions. Active member in class by cooperating with group and consistently kept up with readings and assignments. Communicated with professor on creative measures. 3rd rol="Borderline C+/B-" [5/8] Course Grade="B-" [5/9]

Student 3754 - Have come to class everyday prepared and ready to discuss assignments. Need to work on creativity more. 1st rol="B+" [2/21] Consistency, competency, creativity and communication improving and is evident in class attendance, contribution to groupwork, research on various topics and email contact. Need to improve on cooperation. 2nd rol="B" [4/5] Applied four sociological perspectives to creative measures. Prepared for class. Attended consistently. 3rd rol="B-" [5/9] Course Grade="B" [5/10]

Student 3798 - Need to work on creativity and communication. Doing fairly well in cooperation, consistency and competence. 1st rol="B-" [2/21] Overall, somewhat strong in all 5Cs. Need to email on a more timely basis. 2nd rol="C-" [4/6] Although had several personal issues come up this ROL, still tried to complete 5Cs. 3rd rol="C-" [5/9] Course grade="C" [5/9]

Student 4071 - Consistently in class; prepared. Participates in group discussions. Emails feedback often. Researching wrongful discharge cases; well underway. 1st rol="A" [2/20] Consistently in class. Prepared for all group discussions. Participates in class discussions. Presents current events. Still on target with creative measures. 2nd rol="A". [3/29] Met all the 5Cs for this term. Helped others. Contributed ideas. 3rd rol="A" [5/8] Course Grade="A" [5/9]

Student 5162 - Grade earned so far due to lack of creativity. 1st rol="B-" [2/20] Coverrend in depth all 5Cs. Creative measures not limited. Have other creative measures in the works. 2nd ro="B-" [4/22] Covered all 5Cs in depth. Picked up creativity wisely. 3rd rol="Borderline C-/D+" [5/11] Course Grade="B-" [5/11]

Student 5485 - Have learned a lot so far. Learned to take control of groupwork in terms of organizing group's answers. Have completed all assignments. [vague rol, should cover all 5Cs] 1st rol="A" [2/15] Done all assignments. Been prepared in class. Been to all but one class in the last four weeks. Exchanged three to four emails per week on active dialogue. Extremely consistent over the last eight weeks. 2nd rol="Borderline B+/A-" [4/8] Exchanged several emails about creative measures, and exercises. Attends class. Always participates. Applied four sociologies to assignments and creative measures. 3rd rol="A" [5/8] Course Grade="A" [5/9]

Student 6571 - Communicates often. Interacts in groups inside and outside of class. Always prepared for self-tests. Comparing two correctional institutions. Researched district attorney and public defender. [1st rol way too long] 1st rol="B+" [2/15] Communicates regularly through email dialogues. Interacts in small and large discussion groups. Researching observation from an institution and relating to theory, policy, and practice. 2nd rol="B+" [4/8] Researched who's Habermas and why with theory, policy, practice. Researched racial profiling. Communicates regularly through active dialogue with professor. Attends class and interacts in large and small groups. 3rd rol="Borderline B+/B" [5/8] Course Grade="B+" [5/10]

Student 6954 - Attended class. Was prepared for every exercise. Speaks out in class. Needs to improve creativity. [sparse grid] 1st rol="B" [2/15] Was prepared for all exercises except two. Kept in contact with Susan. Completed 5Cs adequately. Kept up with creative measures well. 2nd rol="B" [3/29 ]Prepared for all exercises. Adequate job with 5Cs. Spoke up in class. Good in communicating through email. Creative measures consistent, though could have done more with lawyer discourse and debriefing. 3rd rol="Borderline C+/B-" [5/11] Course Grade="B" [5/11]

Student 6986 - Emailed self-tests and whereabouts. Working well with group. Consistent when talking in class. Needs improvement on creativity. 1st rol="B-" [2/26] Consistent about doing assignments and reading. Cooperates well with group on discussions inside and outside of class. Communicates whereabouts. Shows competence by giving examples in class. Worked on creative scholarship. 2nd rol="C+" [4/17] Understands theories than before and able to apply to current events, assignments and creative scholarship. [way overrated. did not take Exam 2. 2 blanks on self tests][5/8] Course Grade="Incomplete" [5/16]

Student 7405 - Came to all classes prepared. Shared thoughts. Completed all readings. None of the grade measures selected have come up yet. 1st rol="C" [2/22] Always prepared for class. Did readings and contributed to group discussions. Started communication on creative measures a little late. 2nd rol = "B" [4/16] Consistently dialogued on creative measures, videos, and readings. Demonstrated understanding of theories on test #2. Participated in class. 3rd rol="B+" [5/10] Course Grade="B" [5/15]

Student 7595 - Communicates with instructor. Cooperates with group. Consistently prepared for class. Shows competence in dealing with 'old' and 'new' students. Creativity project initiated; researching. [1 blank self test] 1st rol="A" [2/15] Consistently prepared for exercises. Competent in helping others. Coperation with group members. Communication with group. Lacking in creativity at this time. 2nd rol="B+" [3/29] Consistently prepared for class. Competent with theories. Helping others and meeting with group. Communication with group and professor. Three debriefings completed. 3rd rol="Borderline A-/A" [5/8] Course Grade="A" [5/11]

Student 7793 - Based on attending class and group discussions, asking questions about new class and showing interest in starting to research topic. 1st rol="B" [2/22] Have done considerable amount of learning through meeting with groups. Consistent research and dialogue. Attends class and contributes to discussions. 2nd rol="A." [3/29] Learned a lot through meeting with groups. Consistent research. Applying, dialoguing , attending class and contributing to class discussions. 3rd rol="A-" [5/11] Course Grade="A-" [5/11]

Student 7975 - Based on 5Cs, consistency and cooperation look okay. But, competence and creativity are lacking. 1st rol="B" [2/22] All areas of 5Cs are in good standing. Consistent with coming to class, being prepared for class. Communicates whereabouts. Cooperative with group members inside and outside. Level of creativity still lacking, needs improvement. 2nd rol="D+" [4/20] Based on 5Cs, have followed through successfully. Emailing professor whereabouts. Coming to class. Being prepared for class. Respecting others. 3rd rol="Borderline C+/C" [5/10] Course Grade="C+" [5/10]

Student 8188 - All 5Cs done though creativity is low. 1st rol="C+" [2/21] Communication is high and creativity went up a little. Other 5Cs stay consistent. 2nd rol="B" [4/8] 5Cs were decent. 3rd rol="Borderline D+/D" [5/9] Course Grade="C+" [5/10]

Student 8296 - Have not done well on a big part of grade, "creativity." Kept up with homework. Participated in class. [late rol] 1st rol="D+" [5/10] Class continued to be scary, but try to keep up. [late 2nd rol] 2nd rol="D" [510] Tried. Mix up in communication. Enjoyed Law Stories and researching two topics. 3rd rol="C-" [5/10] Course Grade="C-" [5/10]

Student 8404 - [sparse grid; vague rol. need to revise rol. overrated] [2/15] No 2nd rol/grid submitted [3/29] no 3rd rol/grid form submitted [5/8] Course Grade="F" [5/16]

Student 8522 - Slow start. Still getting acclimated to class. Working out the bugs with group members. Good participation in group discussion. Consistent with pass/prepareds. [late rol] 1st rol="C-/D+" [2/27] Communication and participation with group. LIttle consistency wiht pass/prepareds. No creativity. 2nd rol="D" [3/29] Consistent with exercises, attendance and contributions to group discussions. Good communication with professor. 3rd rol="C+" [5/8] Course Grade="C+" [5/14]

Student 8730 - Have a good grasp on materials. Participates in all group activities. [rol should cover 5Cs] 1st rol="B" [2/15] Although missed a good handful of classes due to some unexpected things, still kept up to date on readings and creative measures. Attendance probably brought down, but it was unavoidable. [late 2nd rol submitted] 2nd rol="C+" [4/3] Submitted several debriefings and creative measures. Accomplished a lot. 3rd rol="Borderline B+/A-" [5/10] Course Grade="B" [5/10]

Student 8919 - Took four weeks to feel comfortable with teaching style. Gotten over the learning curve by following the 5Cs. 1st rol= "B+" [2/23] Integrates the 5Cs into his/her academic approach each week. Been able to facilitate a high degree of learning. 2nd rol="A-" [5/1] Consistent with communication and cooperation. Demonstrated competence through the execution of creative measures as well as being prepared for and in class. 3rd rol="A" [5/8] Course Grade="A" [5/10]

Student 8943 - Kept up with 5Cs. Done all assigned readings. Only missed one class. Have been ready for all group discussions. 1st rol="B-" [3/3] Remained consistent since then and picked up on creative measures. 2nd rol="C-" [4/16] Really picked up this ROL period. Improved on 5Cs. Speaks up in class more. Applied many theories to creative measures. 3rd rol="C+" [5/10] Course Grade="B-" [5/10]

Student 9174 - Have followed the requirements of the class fairly well being new to this type of teaching approach. 1st rol="B" [2/20] Stepped up creative measures. Shown a lot of improvement. 2nd rol="C-" [5/6] Done a good job on research and participating in class. Went on site visit. 3rd rol="Borderline C-/D+" [5/13] Course Grade="C" [5/13]

Student 9415 - Class hard to get used to, however, have done all requirements. 1st rol="B-" [2/22] Improved over last grid form. Become more involved in class discussions and groupwork. Have been more careful with record-keeping and emails. Done more work than the last four weeks. 2nd rol="Borderline A-/A" [4/15] Much more consistent this last ROL period than others. Speaks up in class regularly. Email dialogues are consistent. 3rd rol="A" [5/8] Course Grade="A-" [5/13]

Student 9808 - Never missed class. Prepared for every assignment/discussion. Worked in group outside of class. Consistently emailed teacher. Spoke in class. Started creative measures. 1st rol="B+/A-" [2/25] Never missed class. Prepared for every assignment/discussion. Cooperated in groups outside class. Consistently emailed teacher. Spoke in class. Slightly lack creativity. 2nd rol="A" [4/5] Never missed class. Cooperated in groups outside of class. Consistently emailed professor. Spoke up in class. Prepared for every assignment. Good creativity. 3rd rol="Borderline A-/B+" [5/10] Course Grade="A-" [5/10]

Student 9990 - Average competent student who cooperates with others. A little inconsistent and could improve communication with instructor. No creative measures yet. [late rol] 1st rol="C-" [5/1] Improved communication and still remains competent. Misses some class and does not speak often while in class but cooperates in small groups. Lacking creative measures [late rol] 2nd rol="D+" [5/1] Good increase in four of five Cs during last five weeks. A little inconsistent though. Two creative measures, debriefing for both. Exam 2 B. Understands applicatioin of four sociologies. 3rd rol="B-" [5/8] Course Grade="C" [5/9]