ENG 484: Superstition Review Internship Policies

Instructor: Patricia Murphy

Course Description: This is a 400 level course that provides 3 hours of internship credit. Interns create one issue of Superstition Review over the course of a semester. Each student is assigned a role that is essential to the magazine. You will be asked to spend about 9 hours a week (this is equal to 3 hours of face to face class time plus 6 hours of homework, typical of a 400 level class). You will be given a list of tasks to complete each week, and every Wednesday you will submit all work along with a Status Report.

Course Learning Goals: The most exciting part of an internship with Superstition Review is that you will learn skills that offer insight into publishing. You will be exposed to many parts of magazine management such as production deadlines, corresponding with authors, choosing and formatting work for publication, soliciting work, conducting interviews with authors, and other detailed steps of the publication process.

Required Items: First, please make sure you have speakers and a microphone to use with your computer since we will conduct business using Voice Boards online. Second, you must have a reliable Internet connection. Third, you must have a working Google Docs account and be able to use Google Docs.

Required Work: I expect students to treat this internship as a part-time job. Professionalism is key.

Reports – Worth 40% of your grade. Each week you will write a report listing the tasks you accomplished, and listing the tasks you will accomplish the following week. This is similar to a "status report" required by many jobs in publishing. In order to receive full credit, reports must comply to the following format:

1. Erase the subject line of your post and write in your position with the magazine
2. The task list must be in bulleted format. Please do not give narrative reports.
3. Attach any deliverables that were not posted elsewhere (for example, spreadsheets, documents).

Tasks - Worth 60% of your grade. The tasks you will be asked to complete throughout the semester will vary in number and in complexity for each position in the magazine. Each week I will update the spreadsheet with tasks you need to complete. It is essential to all departments of the magazine that tasks are completed on time. If your tasks are not completed on time, it can hold up others and delay publication of the magazine.

Grading : Each time you have an assignment I update the grades in a Google Docs spreadsheet organized with your posting ID. Your Posting ID is a seven-digit number composed of the last four digits of your ASU ID number plus the last three digits of your Campus ID number, separated by a hyphen. Final grades are available after the end of the semester at my.asu.edu. I do not email final grades to individual students. Final grades will be based on the following scale.
































Below 60

Staff Assignments: Please read the Staff Assignments Manual for further descriptions of each role. Students will work in Paired Teams to accomplish their work throughout the semester.

Art Editors

Brandy Winchester

Christina Arregoces

Fiction Editors

Jennifer Cuellar

Frederick Rael

Interview Editors

Britney Gulbrandsen

Stacie Frasier

Nonfiction Editors

Sarah Ladman

Terrah Christine Hancock

Poetry Editors

April Stolarz

Emily Beckly

Content Coordinators

Ashley Carter

Maleri Sevier

Advertising & Social Networking

Tyler Hughes

Shanna Kesler


Office Hours: I teach all online and hold face to face office hours by appointment only. I am readily available through email at pcm@asu.edu 

Required Software : All students must have access to Microsoft Word and Excel. If you don't have them at home you can access them through myapps.asu.edu

Attendance : This class meets completely online. This course is not self-paced. There are set due dates. Work submitted after the due dates will not receive credit. Each missed assignment will result in an absence, and each absence will negatively affect your grade. If you miss more than 4 class assignments you will automatically fail the course. THERE ARE NO EXCUSED ABSENCES, even for emergencies or school activities.

Protecting Work: While there are many benefits that come with using technology to conduct the course, there can also be drawbacks such as system outages, hardware and software failures, and inexperience with systems. Technology failures are NOT an excuse for late or missing work. I do not expect you to be an expert with technology, but I do expect you to observe some common sense practices. I also recommend that if you are new to online courses or if you are unfamiliar with the software I suggest you view the online tutorials available through asuonline.

Late Work : Other students depend on you to post your work on time, and we often cannot proceed until all the work is complete. For that reason, the policies on late work are very strict. Late work will not receive credit unless you email me in advance of the deadline.

Plagiarism : To plagiarize is to present as your own any work that is not exclusively your own. Plagiarism of all or a portion of any assignment will be strictly penalized. Penalties can range from no credit for the assignment to failing the course. Repeated offenses can lead to your expulsion from the university.

Online Environment : You will need to pay attention to a few details in order for your work to be counted. For example, when you post your work online, you have to ensure that it shows up and we can access it or else you won't get credit. Get in the habit of checking your work to make sure it shows up as you intended. Also, be aware of how the things you're posting in online discussions come across--it's easy for something you meant humorously to be taken seriously in an online environment, so be careful. Above all, be kind towards and respectful of your fellow students. Any material that is viewed as obscene or profane will be removed from the board and you will not receive credit. Consider the class to be an academic audience.

Incomplete Grades : I do not offer incomplete grades.

Academic Integrity : All students are expected to abide by ASU's policy on academic integrity. Not doing so could result in failure in the course.

Accommodations for Disabilities : ADA Statement The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal antidiscrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. One element of this legislation requires that all qualified students with documented disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation please contact the Disability Resource Center at ASU Polytechnic located in Student Affairs Quad # 4 or call 480-727-1039 / TTY: 480-727-1009.  Eligibility and documentation policies online: http://www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/ed/drc/


Student Support Services
Polytechnic campus site:

The Writing Center at the Polytechnic Campus: The Polytechnic Writing Center offers tutoring services to all students on any sort of writing project. Writing tutors can help with any stage of the writing process, including choosing a topic, brainstorming, clarifying a thesis, organization of ideas or paragraphs, grammar, citation styles, and more. The Center is located in the Academic Center Building on the Lower Level and will be open for the Fall 2008 semester beginning Tuesday, September 2. Tutors' availability will be posted on our website at http://studentsuccess.asu.edu/polytechnic/writingschedule . Although walk-ins are accepted, it is strongly recommended that you make an appointment. Please call (480) 727-1452 to schedule an appointment. Online tutoring is also available if you cannot come in. Visit the Writing Center 's website (http://studentsuccess.asu.edu/polytechnic /writing ) for more information.

ASU Libraries - offers 24/7 access to librarians through "Ask a Librarian" online chat and help by librarians in person at the Reference Desk during most hours the libraries are open. www.asu.edu/lib/ Polytechnic campus link: http://library.poly.asu.edu/

Counseling and Consultation – provides confidential mental health and career counseling services for all ASU students. http://www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/counseling/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/students/counseling/

Learning Resource Center – provides students with academic support services such as tutoring, peer advising, computer assisted instruction, and supplemental instruction. The LRC offers both free and fee-based services. www.asu.edu/vpsa/lrc/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/learningcenter/

Writing Center – provides on-site tutors to help students increase their confidence as writers and improve writing skills free of charge. www.asu.edu/duas/wcenter/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/learningcenter/WritingServices.htm

Career Services – offers assistance to students in choosing a major, setting career goals, interviewing and job hunting strategies. http://career.asu.edu/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/students/career/

Student Financial Aid Office – offers information and applications for student funding such as grants, loans, scholarships and student employment. www.asu.edu/fa/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.asu.edu/fa/ (same as general ASU site)

Student Health and Wellness Center – provides non-emergency medical health care to all ASU students regardless of insurance status. Most visits with a physician or nurse practitioner are free of charge, but fees will be incurred for x-rays, lab results, etc., www.asu.edu/health/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/students/health/

Student Recreational Center – offers individual and group fitness opportunities, as well as information on nutrition and wellness, and massages. Use of the general facilities (weights, circuit training and cardio machines) are free, other services (yoga classes, massages) are fee-based. www.asu.edu/src/ Polytechnic campus site: http://www.poly.asu.edu/pac/

Student Legal Assistance – provides legal advice and counsel free of charge to all ASU students in areas such as landlord-tenant law, credit reports and collection issues, taxability of scholarships and grants, etc. Notary service is also available at no charge. http://www.asu.edu/mu/legal/

EMPACT Crisis Hotline – offers free 24-hour support for mental health crises. Call (480) 784-1500 in the Phoenix area, (866) 205-5229 for the toll-free number outside of Phoenix , and (480) 736-4949 for the sexual assault hotline. All services are free and confidential. http://www.empact-spc.com/


 Patricia Colleen Murphy, MFA * Arizona State University * 240M Santa Catalina Hall * 7271 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall * Mesa, AZ 85212