Introduction to Communication Ethics

SAMPLE

FORUM RESPONSE ESSAY

ASSIGNMENT

 

Select a particularly engaging and illuminating forum (other than your groups presentation). Craft an essay exploring what made the selected forum especially helpful to fulfillment of our shared goals.

 

In your essay, be sure to include responses to all of the questions below. Be sure as well that your responses are supported by specific examples taken from the forum presentations. Suggested length: 2-6 (double-spaced, typed) pages:

 

  What was the morally complex communication ethics dilemma at the heart of the case?

  Why is exploration of this case instructive?

  What are the values in conflict at the heart of this case?

  What are some of the most important shared values in the case?

  Who are the key stakeholders in the case?

  How effectively did the group give voice to the key stakeholders in the case?

  What was the groups perspective regarding the most ethical resolution to the decision makers dilemma?

  How effectively did the group anticipate and address the likely consequences of their position(s)?

  Overall, what aspects of the forum were especially helpful in fostering an understanding of the deliberative context? Why?

  Overall, what aspects of the forum were especially helpful in fostering reasoned and just decision making? Why?

  Overall, what aspects of the forum were especially helpful in building community? Why?

  How effectively did presenters anticipate and address the deliberative communitys key questions and concerns?

  What issues remain to be explored? Why?

 

Criteria for Assessment of Response Essay:

 

         Fulfillment of the assignment (following all guidelines)

         Responsiveness to the deliberative community

         Fulfillment of the Shared Criteria for Assessment of Technical Competency and Related Presentational Skills