Professor: Michael A. Vandehey, Ph.D. Office: O’donohoe 112
Office Hours: MWF 9:00-10:55; TR 8:30-10:25 Phone: 397-4026
Class Time: W 1:30-4:30 p.m. Location: OD 110
1. Become familiar with career development and career counseling.
a. Be able to understand difference between career education and career counseling.
b. Be able to apply needed service based upon clients developmental level and needs.
2. Be trained in a model for selecting and interpreting career tests with clients.
a. Do not rely on assessment as sole way of providing career services.
b. Be able to integrate personality assessment and client self-report in career services.
3. Prepare to work with clients from a variety of educational and training backgrounds in a global economy.
Course Requirements:Grades will be based on your performance on 2 tests, a paper, and participation.
Each exam will be worth 75 points. Each test may consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, or matching, AND essay. Multiple choice answers will be marked on Scantrons. Essays will be answered in the space provided on the test.
The paper will be worth 50 points and consist of applying 2 personality test, 2 career tests, and a card sort to appropriate personal information. The combination will be used to write a report with the career diamond as the organization for the paper. Please use a biopsychosocial format (presenting problem, history of the problem, soc/fam history, medical history, assessment results, and an integration summary with recommendations). The paper is to be single spaced and will typically be between 5-7+ pages.
Participation will be evaluated on a student-by-student basis (50 points). Students regularly electing not to be a therapist or client throughout the semester cannot pass this course. Participation includes working in: dyads, triads, as a client before the class, or as therapist before the class. Note: no one student can participate in every situation; however, every student should try to be in as many situations as possible.
A = 225-250
B = 200-224
C = 175-199
D = 150-174
F = 149 or lower
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a 'limited right' in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The 'limited right' shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.
Make-up Policy:Make-up exams will be essay in nature and can be scheduled with me. I need one week to prepare the exam; thus, the earliest a make-up exam can be taken is one week after the initial exam. See 2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog on Authorized Absences and Class Attendance Policy (pg. 77-78).
Attendance:Attendance is required. Since we only meet once a week, a student is allowed 1 absence without penalty. The 2nd absence results in 1 grade drop, the 3rd absence results in a grade of ‘F.’ Being tardy three times will count as an absence. Afterwards, every additional tardy counts as an absence.
Travel Plans: Please do not make travel plans during finals week. The final will be given when the university has scheduled it as per the schedule of classes. Early finals will only be offered to graduating seniors with honors.
Note:Students with disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. Individuals requiring special accommodation may contact me after class or during office hours.
Cell Phones and Pagers:Please turn all cell phones and pagers off (no sound) during class. DO NOT text message during class. DO NOT answer your cell phone in class. Exceptions include emergency calls (e.g., birth of child, family member in hospital). Students who are unable to comply will not be allowed to attend class.
Cheating Policy:Any evidence of cheating on exams or quizzes will result in dismissal from this class with a grade of “F”. To avoid questions of cheating, mark Scantrons clearly, use a No. 2 pencil, and erase completely. Errors due to a poorly marked Scantron will not result in a grade change.