Faculty: Please outline your grading policy here, including grading scale and specific participation requirements, as well as how and where you will communicate grades to students.

For Fall 2020, all sections of COMD 4900, Communication Design Internship, will be fully online. Different instructors handle the class differently with regard to how many class meetings are conducted synchronously using zoom or Blackboard collaborate and how many meetings are done asynchronously. However, across all sections, students are required to work 120 hours at an internship site approved by the department. Sixty percent (60%) of the student’s grade in this class is determined by the Internship Supervisor’s Evaluation. See the Internship Supervisor Evaluation Form below so you can review it before starting the internship.

This class is designated as a writing-intensive class by the department. Therefore, the remaining 40% of a student’s grade will be determined by the completion of a learning journal (30%) and an oral presentation (10%) based on the student’s internship experience. Your individual section’s instructor will provide more details regarding these two assignments for this class. The instructors for this class are there as mentors if you have not yet found an internship before registering for the course. However, the instructors do not find an internship placement for you. It is your responsibility to find a position that fits your personal career path and this class is designed to give you a taste of job hunting in the real world once you leave the halls of CityTech. Ideally, you will use this site to find an internship the semester before taking the COMD 4900 class.

For all COMD 4900 classes, the student will be responsible for submitting the following documents to their internship instructor. A sample of each of these documents are linked right below its bullet-point description

  • Internship Agreement Form–this document is submitted to the instructor as soon as the student has started working at the internship site. This is a college-wide internship agreement form. CUNYInternship-Agreement-NYCCT-CUNY_FALL20
  • Internship Hours Time Sheet–this document is filled out by the internship supervisor and submitted by the student to the internship instructor once the student has completed the class requirements of 120 hours of fieldwork during the course of the semester. Internship_FieldWork_Hours2020
  • Supervisor Evaluation Form–this document is filled out by the internship supervisor once the internship is completed and it is the means by which the supervisor provides feedback to you, the intern, regarding your performance on the job site. It is an opportunity to sit down and reflect with your supervisor on the work that you have done. This evaluation is 60% of your class for the internship class and must be submitted to your instructor by the last class meeting date of the semester for which you are enrolled. Internship_Final_Evaluation_2020

The Final Grade for this class will be calculated as follows:

60% Supervisor Evaluation at the Internship
30% Internship Learning Journal on OpenLab
10% Final Presentation to Classmates of Internship Experience

This class is designated as a writing-intensive class by the department. Therefore, 30% of a student’s grade will be determined by the completion of a learning journal on Openlab and an oral presentation based on the student’s internship experience. The final 10% of the student’s grade is based on an oral presentation to your instructor and your classmates during the final 2 classes.

• The Guidelines for the Learning Journal in my class are attached below. Other instructors may have different requirements for their journals.

And the rubric for how the journal will be graded is below:


The oral presentation rubric is provided below.

Communication via Grades will be done via Blackboard’s Grade Center:

Our class’s grade book will be on Blackboard. You should check your grades regularly under My grades. Your midterm grade will also be posted on Blackboard. This semester, per the college’s academic calendar, midterm grades must be posted by October 29th. If you have any questions about your midterm grade. please email me. For the internship, your midterm grade is based on two criteria:

• you have secured an internship and have submitted your internship agreement to me

• you have been blogging regularly following the Journal guidelines provided above that we reviewed in class.

If you don’t have an internship by midterm grades, you will be given a U for this course as 60% of your grade is based on the performance at your internship site as provided by your supervisor. If you don’t have an internship by week 8, you may not be able to meet the 120 hours.

There will be feedback given on Blackboard regarding your blog on the blackboard with your midterm grade and again at week 13. I will post the supervisor grade as soon as I receive it on Blackboard and final grades on the blog and your presentation will be posted on Blackboard after our last class.

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