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Written Assignments

Academic Integrity Paper

The purpose of this outcome is for the student to gain a better understanding of the value of academic integrity, why it is important, and the impact that technology has on academic integrity.

General items to address in the paper include:

  • defining academic integrity and why it is important to the University;
  • what solutions to a hypothetical situation might be effective;
  • the value and purpose of websites that provide completed papers to students;
  • a reflection on the incident that led to this outcome; and
  • a response to how this incident has impacted the student's college career and life post-graduation.
Alcohol Education Paper

The purpose of this outcome is to explore the student's own understanding of alcohol, pop-culture depictions of alcohol, some of the effects of alcohol, the impact of this incident, and that student's personal support systems.

General items to address in the paper include:

  • An evaluation of the current legal drinking age and possible consequences to changes;
  • How a character in a movie/play acted in a situation when given the choice to consume alcohol;
  • A description of the differences between types of alcohol and the effects on one's behavior, body and brain;
  • Based on experience, how one might behave in a similar situation in the future;
  • A response to how this incident has impacted the student's college career and life post-graduation;
  • A discussion of how the respondent would recognize alcohol as a problem, as well as a description of how to seek support, if needed, and what that support would look like.
Apology Letter

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to write a letter of apology to an individual affected by that student's actions, explaining the behavior related to the situation that prompted this outcome. The letter should reflect an understanding of the inappropriateness of the behavior and the impact it had on the letter's recipient.

Campus Conversations Paper

This outcome requires students to write a written response to a relevant question from Campus Conversations: A Book of Questions for College Students. The purpose of this assignment is to gain a better understanding of the assigned topic. First, the student asks at least three other DU community members (students, staff, or faculty) for their perspective of this question. Each person's name, position at DU, and answers should be included in the written response. Next, the author should summarize their own response to the question and the reason(s) for their perspective. Finally, the author should compare and contrast their own response to responses of the three community members indicating any new information learned through the process.

Conflict Management Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to explore one's own conflict management framework, how that framework presents itself, and examine an example of conflict management portrayed in pop-culture.

General items addressed in the paper include:

  • A description of how the author learned to deal with conflict and its effectiveness; An evaluation of published conflict management styles;
  • Developing and analyzing strategies for effectively managing conflict in a hypothetical situation;
  • An evaluation of how interpersonal conflict was resolved in a movie, play or television show;
  • A reflection on the incident which resulted in this outcome; and
  • A response to how this incident has impacted one's college career and life post-graduation.
Ethics Paper

The purpose of this assignment is to explore the student's own ethical framework, how those ethics present themselves, and examine an ethical dilemma portrayed in pop-culture.

General items to address in the paper include:

  • A discussion of the origin of ethics and factors that contribute to individual ethical frameworks;
  • A response to a hypothetical ethical dilemma;
  • An evaluation of the decision made by characters in a movie, play or television show when confronted with an ethical dilemma;
  • A reflection on the incident which resulted in this outcome; and
  • A response to how this incident has impacted your college career and life post-graduation.
Marijuana Education Paper

The purpose of this outcome is to explore student's own understanding of marijuana, pop-culture depictions of marijuana, some of the effects of marijuana, the impact of this incident, and your personal support systems.

General items addressed in the paper include:

  • An evaluation of the legality of marijuana use and possible consequences to changes to the law;
  • How a character in a movie/play/television show acted in a situation when given the choice to use marijuana;
  • Describe the variables that have an effect as well as the overall effects on one's behavior, body and brain, especially for college students;
  • Based on experience, how you might behave in a similar situation in the future;
  • a response to how this incident has impacted your college career and life post-graduation;
  • a discussion of how you would recognize marijuana as a problem, as well as a description of how to seek support, if needed, and what that support would look like.
Media Review

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to write a review of a specific media on an assigned topic. The purpose of this assignment is to gain a better understanding of the topic and the media representation of that topic. The author should summarize the content and explore how it relates to the situation that prompted this outcome.

Newspaper Article

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to write a reflective article to submit to The Clarion for publication. The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the situation that prompted this outcome in order to show understanding of the inappropriateness of the behavior in question and the impact it had on one's self and the University community.

Personal Journal

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to maintain a written journal each day for a two-week period. The purpose of this journal is to reflect on the author's decision-making in order to be better prepared for future decisions. Each day, in this journal, the author is required to address specific questions related to decisions made, the process of making those decisions, and alternate choices that could have been made

Policy Review-Guide to Residence Living

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to write a written review of a relevant Residential Living policy as outlined in the Guide to Residence Living. The purpose of this assignment is to gain a better understanding of what these policies entail and the rationale behind them. In the review, the author should summarize the policy and explore how it relates to the incident that prompted this outcome. The author will state the rationale behind the policy and elaborate on the consequences for members of the University community if the policy did not exist. For your convenience, the Guide to Residence Living may be accessed at the Guide to Residence Living.

Policy Review-Student Conduct Policies

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to write a written review of the relevant Student Conduct Policy as outlined in the Honor Code. The purpose of this assignment is to gain a better understanding of what the Student Conduct Policies entail at DU and the rationale behind them. In the review, the author should summarize the Student Conduct Policy and explore how it relates to the incident that prompted this outcome. The author will state the rationale behind the Student Conduct Policy and elaborate on the consequences for members of the University community if the policy did not exist.

Reflection Paper

The purpose of this outcome is for the student to gain a better understanding of the importance of community expectations and how an individual's behavior impacts those around them.

General items to be included in your response include:

  • An explanation of how the campus policies governing student behavior serve a community;
  • An explanation of how one's own behaviors were inconsistent with student conduct expectations;
  • An evaluation of the community and individual impact by the incident for which the student is completing this outcome;
  • Based on experience, how the author might behave in a similar situation in the future;
  • a response to how this incident has impacted one's college career and life post-graduation; and
  • the most important thing learned from this experience.
Research Paper

A student found responsible for violating the Honor Code may be required to write a research paper on an assigned topic relevant to the violation for which that individual was found responsible. The purpose of this assignment is to gain a better understanding of that topic and how what the author discovers about the topic will affect future decisions.

Violence and Aggression Paper

The purpose of this assignment is for the student to explore their own thoughts on violence and aggression, identify alternative conflict resolution skills and examine violence as means of conflict resolution from an example in pop-culture.

General items addressed in the paper include:

  • A description of how the student learned to deal with conflict and its effectiveness;
  • An evaluation of published conflict management styles;
  • Describe methods of non-physical methods of conflict resolution and evaluate their anticipated effectiveness;
  • Develop and analyze strategies for effectively managing conflict in a hypothetical situation;
  • An evaluation of how interpersonal conflict that resulted in violence was resolved in a movie, play or television show;
  • A reflection on the incident which resulted in this outcome; and
  • A response to how this incident has impacted one's college career and life post-graduation.