Ethics and Social Responsibility
Class discussions are an important part of the virtual classroom. Your participation will enrich your experience in this course and will also enrich the experiences of fellow students. There are certain requirements to fulfill in order to receive the maximum credit for class discussion participation.
Frequency and Timeliness
Students should post on three different days with the initial post being within 48 hours of the discussion opening. You should first post your initial comments, then you should comment to at least two other students. Comments should be about the topics, not simply a greeting. I am grading on three high-quality posts as described below.
High-Quality posts include substantial posts containing well-developed original thoughts, added insight to the topic, book references, and follow-up questions. These posts are error-free and grammatically correct. In addition, these posts are a minimum of (10) sentences and/or over 250 words. The posts should demonstrate higher order thinking and critical thinking skills.
Medium-Quality posts include posts containing original thoughts, added insight to the topic, and follow-up questions. These posts are near error-free and typically grammatically correct. In addition, these posts are a minimum of seven (7) sentences and/or over 200 words. The posts should demonstrate higher order thinking and critical thinking skills.
Low-Quality posts include basic thoughts with little to no insight. The post may simply be a follow-up question. These posts contain mechanical and grammatical errors. These posts are typically five (5) or fewer sentences and less than 200 words. No higher order thinking, or critical thinking skills are demonstrated.
Zero points will be awarded for no posts.
Consider a business where you have worked or volunteered. Describe how the business was ethical and/or socially responsible (see Chapter 4) or take the opposite approach and tell us why they weren’t ethical or socially responsible. Consider examples and tell your fellow students about them. Explain whether, and how, the described behavior benefited the business. Use terminology from the book. For example, if a company has a Code of Ethics, is it compliance based, or integrity based? Because you are business students, you should “talk business” using the terminology we are studying.