Student Rubric for Final Report Assignment – out of total 10 points Writing (2 points max) Level of Writing Description Poor Poorly written, confusing, with incorrect grammar or spelling. Paper does not follow the format requirements or assignment description. Good Good writing with little to no mistakes. Paper might have some formatting errors. Excellent Very well written, well argued, correct format Point s 0 1 2 Format requirements: ● The paper should be typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins, in Times New Roman (12 point) font, and should be 7-9 pages long (not including title page, bibliography, or appendices). ● Each section of the paper should follow length guidelines in the assignment description. ● Citations and bibliography should use APA format. ● If figures, pictures, tables, charts or graphs are included, they should be in the appendices. ● Remember to use the correct format for your integration subsections (refer to the assignment description). Assignment description: ● Paper was submitted on time. ● Paper should have the following clearly demarcated components: title page, introduction, description of the enterprise, three points of integration, conclusion, bibliography (appendices optional). ● Paper must address, in the integration section, at least one concept from each of the following classes: BL300, MO300, TO313 (BCOM350 optional). ● Paper should have three integration subsections. ● Paper should cite at least five sources (students may cite information from course lectures, but these citations will not count toward the five required citations). Description of Enterprise (including problem to be solved) (3 points max) Level of Description Description Poor -Does not describe the enterprise or does so using concepts inaccurately, does not identify problem addressed, venture is not feasible Point s 0 Fair -Describes the enterprise briefly using minimal class concepts, problem is somewhat clear, idea is in the realm of feasibility Good -Describes the enterprise using class concepts satisfactorily, identifies the problem and why they are addressing it, idea is feasible Excellent -Thoroughly describes the enterprise using class concepts, clearly identifies the problem and why they are addressing it, idea is feasible, mission of the company is briefly explained, strong introduction and conclusion 1 2 3 This portion is graded based on the description of the current state of the organization, the identification of the problem addressed by the venture and why, and the feasibility of the idea. Integration Examples (5 points max) This portion is the average grade on the 3 integration subsections of the paper. Each subsection will be graded using the following rubric and then the scores for each subsection will be averaged for the overall integration section grade. Level of Integration Description Incorrect -Wrong application of a class concept Related -Correctly mentioned related concepts across two or more subjects -Lists the concepts and buzzwords but does not apply or explain the connection -Provides no solutions or overly simplistic solutions -Acknowledges alternate, divergent or contradictory ideas -Recognizes existing connections among ideas Simple Point s 0 1 -Provides sensible examples of how related concepts inform each other -Exhibits how the concepts are connected, gives example(s) -Successfully adapts an appropriate exemplar -Solutions or explanation of choices recognize some of the implications of their decisions -Considers and rejects less acceptable approaches 2-3 Complex -Finds further connections to another subject and implications that are not immediately obvious -Goes beyond the connection, shows how the decision was made and why it is beneficial 4-5 -Recognizes and discusses in detail the ramifications of their choices and provides a clear explanation of how they came upon a final decision -Develops a logical and consistent plan to solve the problem, having selected from among alternatives -Adapts to changing organizational needs For the purpose of this assignment, “integration” means the ability to show how choices about one aspect of an organization (e.g., its legal form; how its operations are organized) affect other aspects of an organization (e.g., how people are recruited and compensated; organization design) such that the parts “fit.” That is, students should show that they are connecting tools and concepts taught across the RIS courses in a way that allows them to design a workable enterprise to support the University of Michigan’s carbon neutrality goal. A complex level of integration demonstrates a plausible understanding of how the parts of the organization fit together nicely. For example, a high level of integration might show how the value proposition and strategy shape the operations (perhaps described in terms of the “order winner”) and the appropriate legal form (non-profit, LLC, C Corp, B Corp); how the operations shape the choice of formal organization functional/divisional/matrix), the kind of talent to be recruited (volunteers/interns; low-income local laborers; high-cost college grads with tech skills), and how they would be compensated; and the culture and values would be articulated in a way that gave coherence to the whole package. It is unrealistic to expect all aspects of the system to fit together perfectly. However, students need to be able to 1) identify those elements that will create conflict and why, 2) discuss and weigh possible options, and 3) justify why their final choice is better than the alternatives.