Rubric Criteria    Exemplary    Proficient    Needs Improvement    Not Evident  

Rubric
Criteria    Exemplary    Proficient    Needs Improvement    Not Evident    Value
Contribution to the Learning Community    Initial post actively stimulates the discussion and growth of learning within the community by initiating constructive dialogue; posts reflect a clear focused point of view pertaining to subject matter that is supported by credible resources and is designed to motivate the group’s professional dialogue (100%)    Initial post contributes to the learning community by initiating dialogue; posts reflect a clear point of view and are supported by credible resources (85%)    Initial post somewhat contributes to the learning community, with an attempt to initiate dialogue; posts may reflect some challenges in communicating a clear point of view that may not be supported by credible resources (55%)    Initial post does not contribute to the learning community, with no attempt to initiate dialogue; post does not reflect a clear point of view that is supported by credible resources (0%)    25
Relevance to Programmatic Themes:
Self-Care,
Social Justice,
Emotional Intelligence,
Career Connections,
Ethics    Initial post integrates multiple applicable programmatic themes and elaborates on how each theme relates to the discussion topic (100%)    Initial post elaborates on how one or more applicable programmatic themes relate to the discussion topic (85%)    Initial post attempts to integrate one or more applicable programmatic themes, which may relate to the discussion topic (55%)    Initial post does not integrate one or more applicable programmatic themes (0%)    25
Advancement of Discussion    Response posts significantly add to the learning community and advance the discussion by building upon peers’ initial posts; posts integrate multiple views from other learners and sources, views are applicable to content and professional practice, and they extend learning within the community (100%)    Response posts add to the learning community and advance the discussion; posts integrate views from other learners and sources (85%)    One or more response posts attempt to add to the learning community and provide content that somewhat advances the discussion (55%)    One or more response posts do not add value to the learning community and fail to advance the discussion (0%)    15
Professional Communication    Posts are clear and concise, and demonstrate respect and awareness of peers’ viewpoints; proper APA citation methods used where applicable, with minor errors in citations (100%)    Posts are clear and concise, and demonstrate respect and awareness of peers’ viewpoints; proper APA citation methods used where applicable, with few errors in citations, grammar, and syntax (85%)    Posts are understandable, and use proper APA citation methods where applicable, with a number of errors in citation, grammar, and syntax (55%)    Posts lack clarity, contain numerous grammar and syntax errors, and/or do not use proper APA citation methods where applicable (0%)    20
Timeliness    N/A    Submits initial post on time (100%)    Submits initial post one day late (55%)    Submits initial post two or more days late (0%)    15
Total:    100%