CJ 550 Module Six Activity Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to use proper communication skills to relay information reliably. In this activity, you will communicate a new directive using verbal communication.
Prompt: For this activity, imagine that you have a completed a SWOT analysis and have determined there is an opportunity to receive funding for your criminal justice agency. In order to meet the requirements for funding, your agency must use a new piece of hardware. You must compose a one-minute audio transmission informing members of your criminal justice organization of the directive amendment. In your audio recording, you do not have to explain the technical intricacies of, for example, how to use an electronic ticket writer to members of your organization; instead, you must explain to members of your agency why the change was made and motivate them to be adaptable to change.
Be clear in your recorded message to your subordinates. Explain the need for this new policy and how it was developed. Finally , list reasons why this policy change is a positive change that will promote organizational success.
You may use the free recording and editing software Audacity to record your message in MP3 format. Help with Audacity can be found in the tutorial here.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Records a message that clearly explains need for new policy and how it was developed Message explains reasons for policy change Message retains positive tone and promotes organizational success
Guidelines for Submission: Your audio recording should be approximately 1 to 1 ½ minutes in length. You should submit your recording in MP3 format.
Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value New Policy Meets “Profi ci ent” cri teri a and
recorded mes s age i s cl ear and of profes s i onal qual ity
Records a mes s age that cl earl y expl ai ns need for new pol i cy and how i t devel oped
Records a mes s age that expl ai ns need for new pol i cy and how i t devel oped, but mes s age l acks cl ari ty
Does not record a mes s age that cl earl y expl ains need for new pol i cy and how i t devel oped
Reasons Meets “Profi ci ent” cri teri a and provi des excepti onal detai l s for expl ai ni ng reas ons for pol i cy change
Mes s age expl ai ns reas ons for
pol i cy change Mes s age expl ai ns reas ons for
pol i cy change but has s ome gaps i n reas oni ng
Mes s age does not expl ai n
reas ons for pol i cy change 30
Success Meets “Profi ci ent” cri teri a and provi des excepti onal detai l s for
retai ni ng pos i ti ve tone and promoti ng organi zati onal s uccess
Mes s age retai ns pos i ti ve tone and promotes organi zati onal
s ucces s
Mes s age retai ns a pos i ti ve tone but mes s age l acks i nformation
about organi zati onal s uccess
Mes s age does not retai n pos i ti ve tone nor promote organi zati onal
s ucces s
Recording Recordi ng i s cl ear and mes s age i s between 1 and ½ mi nutes i n l ength
Recordi ng i s cl ear and mes s age i s around 1 to 1 ½ mi nutes i n l ength
Recordi ng i s not cl ear and mes s age i s ei ther too s hort or too l ong
- CJ 550 Module Six Activity Guidelines and Rubric