All students in HRM 470 are required to maintain a journal of items related to conflict and dispute resolution.
|Requirements: Students must purchase a small looseleaf binder in which they can insert typed journal entries. Each entry must be a half page to a page long (double spaced). Each time journals are submitted there must be three new separate entries. This amounts to approximately three entries every two weeks (a bit less than that over the entire semester).|
|Topics: Each journal entry must report on some case of conflict and/or conflict resolution. Reports related to innovative means of conflict resolution are especially encouraged. Topics related to labor and employment issues are welcome but any type or source of interpersonal conflict is acceptable as a topic.|
|Sources: Sources include newspapers, magazines, the internet (although weblogs are not acceptable), television news reports, etc.. Students may also use personal or family experiences as journal entries (they need not be recent) but no more than one such entry at a time can be submitted and no more than three such entries can be used over the course of the semester. Each entry must clearly identify its source. For newspapers, magazines, internet sites, etc., normal citation style should be used.|
|Evaluation: At regular intervals indicated on the course syllabus (on Fridays approximately every two weeks) student will be required to present in class one or two of their journal entries for the most recent period. There will be class discussion of the nature of these conflicts, the techniques being used to resolve them and whether there are other techniques that might be more successful. All journals will be submitted to the instructor at the end of each such class for evaluation. All entries must be maintained in the journal for the entire semester.|
|Feedback: Each time your journal is submitted, the first new page must be a response to any questions or observations the instructor wrote in the journal when it was last submitted.|