Mission and Vision Paper
The Mission and Vision paper an individual assignment that focuses on the analysis of an organization’s mission and vision . Students should select an organization of interest, preferably one they are familiar with or have access to information.
Required Elements to include in the Mission and Vision Paper:
• Research the organization’s web site to find the mission statement and vision.
• Evaluate the mission statement in light of the criteria for good mission statements found in your textbook.
• Address each of the criteria and comment on the vision.
• Students are expected to support their comments by applying concepts learned in the course.
• Demonstrate critical thinking in the assessment.
Required Formatting of Paper:
• Lable File with Last Name then Title, e.g, Swinton, Mission & Vision
• This report should be double spaced, 12-point font, and two to three pages in length excluding the title page and reference page.
• Title page with your name, the course name, the date, and instructor’s name.
• Include references with at least one reference other than the textbook.
• Use APA formatting for in-text citations and reference page. You are expected to paraphrase and not use quotes. Deductions will be taken when quotes are used and found to be unnecessary.
• Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder in WebTycho.
Grading Rubric: Mission and Vision Paper
Objectives Outstanding Superior Good Substandard Failure
A (90-100) B (80 – 89) C (70-79) D (60-69) F (0-59)
Demonstrates critical thinking /problem solving/creative thought/self assessment – 30% 30-27 points 26-24 points 23-21 points 20-18 points Fewer than 18 points
Clearly focused analysis demonstrating a high degree of originality, insight, and/or critical thinking/problem solving skills. Focused analysis showing some originality, insight, and/or critical thinking/problem solving skills. Somewhat focused analysis showing minimal originality, insight, and/or critical thinking/problem solving skills. Analysis not focused and very little creative thought or insight, critical thinking/problem solving skills demonstrated. Analysis not focused; little to no creative thought or insight; and/or critical thinking/problem solving skills is demonstrated.
Develops and support ideas – 20% 20-18 points 17-16 points 15-14 points 13-12 points Fewer than 12 points
Thorough and insightful exploration, explanations that support each idea. Developed and supported key points. Inconsistency in developing and supporting ideas. Explanations and support of ideas is inadequate or ineffective. Meaningful attempt to explain or support ideas does not exist.
Application of concepts learned in class to assignment – 20% 20-18 points 17-16 points 15-14 points 13-12 points Fewer than 12 points
Draws direct correlation between concepts learned in class to assignment. Correlation between concepts discussed in class and assignment are generally drawn. One or two places could be expanded to show relevance to core concepts. Draws some correlation between concepts and assignment but three or four places could be expanded to show relevance to core concepts. Fails to demonstrate understanding of correlation between concepts learned in class and assignment. Fails to demonstrate understanding of correlation between assignment and relevance to concepts.
Responds to each aspect of the assignment – 15% 15-13.5 points 13.49-12 points 11.9-10.5 points 10.49-9 points Fewer than 9 points
Demonstrates full understanding of requirements. Responds to each aspect of assignment. Demonstrates understanding of requirements, but missed a key element. Demonstrates some understanding of the requirements but missing a few key elements. Gestures toward instructions but demonstrates little comprehension or competency. Disregards instructions.
Adherence to APA Style (APA 6th ed) – 5% 5-4.5 points 4.4-4 points 3.9-3.5 points 3.4-3 points Fewer than 3 points
No APA style errors. No more than three APA style errors. More than four or five APA style errors. More than six APA style errors. No attempt at APA style.
Paper is well organized with smooth transitions, and is free of distracting errors in grammar, punctuation, etc. – 10% 10-9 points 8.9-8 points 7.9-7 points 6.0-6 points Fewer than 6 points
Writing is clear and easy to follow. Grammar and spelling are all correct. Formatting gives a professional look and adds to readability. Writing is sometimes difficult to follow. Grammar & spelling is mostly correct. Formatting is good. Writing and presentation is not clearly organized. Formatting is lacking. Poorly written in terms of mechanics and structure. Largely incomprehensible writing and presentation. Poorly written in terms of mechanics and structure.
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