Week 5 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday). Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Current Events [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2]|
For this discussion, use a daily newspaper, a website news report, or listen to the nightly news to identify and discuss one or more current events or issues that have implications for the health of higher education and are relevant to the topic you have selected for your Article Review and Analysis Review assignments. Your discussion should cite policies (federal, local, and state) that impact educational trends today. Make sure to cite your news source in APA style, both in text as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s resource on Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and in the references section of your discussion posting as outlined in the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center.
Guided Response: Compare your peers’ analyses of current events to your own and suggest additional ways that educational practice and policy may be impacted. Ask your peers to clarify any statements that are confusing by providing an example to illustrate their ideas. In turn, provide your peers with policy suggestions that will address the trends and soften any negative impacts on higher education.
Provide your initial response by Day 3 (Thursday) and respond by Day 5 (Saturday) to at least three of your classmates and respond by Day 7 to classmates (and/or the instructor if applicable) who replied to your initial post. Note that although three replies are the basic expectation, you are encouraged to post as many times as you like to any and all threads you find to be of interest. This will further the conversation while also giving you opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic.