Teaching > HP 442 Professional Practice > Syllabus

Lippitt House (Preservation Society of Rhode Island) Providence, Rohode Island.

Course Number and Title

HP 442 Professional Practices

Credits

One.

Prerequisites

HP 440, Senior standing.

Place/Time

Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Instructor

Philip Cryan Marshall, Professor
Email: provided in class.
Tel. 401.254.3061
Mobile 508.951.8562
Office: SAAHP 247

Catalog Description

Professional Practice introduces seniors to the professional manner in which they can present themselves and the context in which they can place their knowledge they have gained through their academic studies. Several sessions adress the wide range of career paths and the means students can evaluate such opportunities in the context of their personal goals, which they will be guided to better define. Other sessions introduce students to professional standards, resources, services, and practices in the field. As the course title implies, the format willr ely heavily on student participation to help develop these professional skills. (1 credit) Spring.

RWU Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

Course Description

Same as catalog description.

Office Hours

Advising hours will be posted on my faculty office door each week, a week in advance. Please sign up and bring an agenda. If you plan to discuss drafts, proposals, drawings, field notes, photographs, or similar material, please leave a copy in my faculty mailbox with a note asking me to preview your work at least two days before your meeting — to provide enough time to consider carefully your work before getting together.

Course Goals

Professional Practice is designed to introduce historic preservation seniors to the professional manner in which they can present themselves and the breadth of knowledge they have gained through their academic studies.

Several sessions will address the wide range of employment opportunities and the means by which students can evaluate their personal goals in this context. Other sessions will introduce students to professional standards, resources, services, and practices in the field.

As the course title implies, the format will rely heavily on student participation/practice to help develop these professional skills.

Course Materials

As assigned. Refer to schedule. [Spring 2007]

Student Participation

Each of you will be responsible for maintaining any and all paperwork related to Records for the course. This includes, but is not limited to,

  • class notes,
  • copies of all corrected drafts (number each) of work (provide date for when work is written and received),
  • correspondence,
  • research notes, and
  • any other material.

Develop a filing system which is well organized with all information accessible (to yourself and anyone else who might refer to it) and easily maintained and updated. Your course records, which will include all your course work with the exception of your "calendars," is to be handed in.

Evaluation (Grading Policy)

Grading will be based on your attendance, class participation, course records and assignments, "calendars", and the manner in which you exhibit professional practices: graphic presentation and neatness of all written work, the manner in which you present yourself in class and to professionals you contact during the course of your work, your responsiveness to the varying demands of the course, and your personal development.

On the last two subjects, you will be asked to make revisions to several assignments or otherwise develop new work, based on a careful review and revision of other past assignments. It is very important to consider these professional practices assignments as a means by which you can learn to improve your skills through a critical assessment of your work on an ongoing basis.

Syllabus – Schedule of Class Meetings

Spring 2007

Assignments

As assigned. Refer to schedule. [Spring 2007]

Equipment and Supplies

Files for records, notebook for documentation of work.