Course-Level Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

For all Assessments, the following general requirements hold:

(1) Assignments should be 2-3 double-spaced pages, with reasonable (12 pt.) font and reasonable (1 inch) margins.

(2) Citations to the material are required; in-text citations are preferred (MLA style).

(3) Assignments should be turned into eCampus (for the collection of artifacts for scoring).

Assignment Two:

The Campaign: SLO #2

  1. How much does it cost to run for office in Texas?
    1. https://www.texastribune.org/2017/03/01/heres-how-much-texas-candidates-spent-vote-general-election/
    2. How will you raise money? (read this handy info from the Texas Democratic Party before you violate any campaign finance laws: https://www.txdemocrats.org/act/run-for-office )
    3. Name interest groups that will support/oppose you? Go to https://votesmart.org/interest-groups/TX/#.WXjT4ojyuUk and identify two (2) interest groups that you think will support your campaign, and two (2) who will oppose your campaign. Explain why, referring to your platform.
  2. What’s your SLOGAN?
  3. Design a campaign sign.
  4. Which state or local newspaper, official, celebrity endorsements will you seek? Why?
  5. How do you get out the vote? Given your issue stands, what voter groups do you need to target? (refer back to the district analyses documents on your current legislator’s homepage

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Program-Level Outcome 1: Communication Skills – to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

1. Written: Process and produce effective written communication adapted to audience, purpose, and time constraints.

3. Visual: Effectively interpret visual images or produce effective visual images.

Program-Level Outcome 2: Critical Thinking Skills – to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

Program-Level Outcome 5: Personal Responsibility – to include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making

Program-Level Outcome 6: Social Responsibility – to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

Course-Level Objectives met with this assignment:

5. Evaluate the role of public opinion, interest groups, and political parties in Texas.

6. Analyze the state and local election process.

7. Identify the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

8. Analyze issues, policies and political culture of Texas.

Texas U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators represent the entire state. Texas’ current U.S. Senators are Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz. See their websites for current contact information.

Texas U.S. Representative

Congressional District 30–Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Texas Congressional Member Websites

Texas State Senator

Texas State Senate District 23–Senator Royce West

Capitol Office: CAP 1E.3

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0123

Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station

Austin, TX 78711

District Address: 5787 S. Hampton Rd., Suite 385

Dallas TX 75232

Phone: (214) 467-0123

State District Offices

Texas State Representative

Texas State House District 111–Representative Yvonne Davis

Capitol Office: CAP 4N.9

Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0598

Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

District Address: 5787 S. Hampton Rd., Ste. 447

Dallas TX 75232

Phone: (214) 941-3895

Texas State Board of Education Member

Texas State SBOE District 13–Ms. Erika Beltran

State Board of Education Member Websites

 
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