Reframing Organizations paper - Essay Prowess

Reframing Organizations paper



Bolman, L. G. and Deal, T. E., 2003.  Reframing Organizations:  Artistry, Choice and Leadership.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.  (ISBN 13:  9781118573334)   Natemeyer, W. E. and Hersey, P.  2011.  Classics of Organizational Behavior (4th ed.).  Long Grove, IL:  Waveland Press.  (ISBN 13: 978-1-57766-703-2)

Readings posted on Blackboard (see calendar)

Group Project text:

Stoltzfus, Duane C. S.  2013.  Pacifists in Chains:  The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War.  Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press.  (ISBN  9781421411279)

Expectations for Paper (300 points):

  1. Use a situation from your own experience.
  2. Find a narrow, specific topic/idea.  Define it; give the reader the parameters of the problem.  Tell the reader why it is a problem and for whom.
  3. Analyze the problem using the concepts from this course.  You will not, indeed you cannot, use all the concepts from this course, so choose wisely.  Be explicit, please.  Don’t make the reader guess.  Make a point.  
  4. The paper should have a beginning, middle, and an end.  Format and cite using the approved departmental style.

The benchmark standards for grades are described by the following criteria

  • demonstrates an excellent understanding of the topic by showing a thorough, correct and accurate understanding of the concepts, theory and/or research, as well as the ability to evaluation critically the topic.  This understanding is shown in written and/or verbal communications that are clear, precise, grammatically correct and well-formed in logic and presentation.  The student shows a mastery of the subject under discussion, and is able to integrate concepts within this course and from other areas of application.  While not necessarily original, the work is of superior quality.  The A grade is reserved for students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in all aspects of the assignment or activity.
  • demonstrates a fundamental understanding of the topic.  While the key and essential concepts, theories and research are adequately covered, there may be other relevant aspects of the topic which are not treated adequately, either in written or verbal presentations or in class discussion.  While written assignments are generally in good form, there may be periodic lapses in grammar or logic.  In general, the work is of good quality.  This is the minimal level of performance expected of graduate students.
  • shows an adequate but not fully correct understanding of the topic.  Some key points are addressed, but other points are left out or are not covered at all.  There are specific problems, weaknesses and/or gaps in accuracy, correctness and/or logic in the presentation of the assignment.  In general, the work is marginally acceptable at the graduate level.
  • unacceptable and unsatisfactory for any of several reasons, including: non-completion of the assignment, non-attendance or non-participation, submitted work of unacceptable quality, and any other failure to meet minimum standards of course preparation, completion or participation.