University of Southern California Organizational Behavior Reflection



Your journal will be a compilation of your thoughts and experiences from each course module. You will record (via text, audio, and/or video) what you learned in the module, your feelings on the class to that point, the module topics, and any other pertinent information you wish to include. You will use this journal assignment throughout the term and, more importantly, at the end of the term to help gain a better understanding of key concepts and important theories in organizational behavior.

Grading Criteria

Journals entries are worth 20 points and are expected to be well planned and logical with a minimum of 500 words. Your submissions are for your self-evaluation and reflection purposes, and the content that you write about will not be graded. I will mainly be checking for you to meet the minimum requirements (i.e., word count, answering of the listed questions, including all components of the RISE Model for Self-Evaluation).

Take this opportunity to pause and think introspectively about your coursework thus far. What lessons have you learned? How does this relate to your personal life? How about your work life? Your career and career aspirations?

An appropriate journal will include:

  1. What stood out as most important to me in the module?
  2. What did I learn from it?
  3. For modules 2 – 5, answer these additional question:
    • How does this module build on the previous modules?
    • Reflect on your team work thus far. Successes, challenges, lessons learned?
    • What concepts or strategies did you leverage as part of your OB Challenge project.
  4. How will I use this in the future?
  5. Make sure to address each of the R.I.S.E. (Reflect, Inquire, Suggest, Elevate) model for self-evaluation in order to gain your full points.