IHP 430 Discussion Guidelines and Rubric Overview: This discussion format might be new and very different from discussions you have had in other courses . This discussion offers you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses a nd instructor’s guidance. This discussion format should not be viewed as a short paper with citations. APA format, including the use of citations, is not required. Imagine yourself sitting around a conference table with your instructor and classmates. This discussion topic will be similar. It is a place in which you can have lively conversations with your instructor and peers on the course content. These discussions will help you internalize the course content and become more comfortable with it. You should provide thoughtful responses using the course content to support your statements. Although these discussions are more informal, please be aware of how you are presenting yourself professionally. Please do not use slang and be aware of your spelling. Requirements: You are required to post one initial post and to follow up with at least two response posts for each discussion topic assignment. For your initial post (1), you must do the following:
• Compose a post of one to two paragraphs. • In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
• In other modules, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m.
of your local time zone. • Take into consideration material such as course content and other
discussion topics from the current module and previous modules, when
For your response posts (2), you must do the following:
• Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.
• In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time. • In other modules, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59
p.m. of your local time zone.
• Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.
Guidelines for Submission: Write an initial post (ideally 1 to 2 paragraphs) and reply to at least two posts during the week outside of your initial post thread.
Critical Elements Evident (100%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Clarity of Communication Initial post clearly communicates key ideas and thoughts related to the prompt
Does not clearly communicate key ideas and thoughts in an initial posting related to the prompt
Timeliness Submits initial post on time Initial post is not submitted or is submitted late 25
Response Engagement Posts responses building off the initial post and incorporating course concepts
Response posts are missing, or do not build from initial posts and incorporate course concepts