All students will complete a paper in which they completely design an intervention for their present organization (or a previous organization for students not presently employed). The paper should be a minimum of 10-15 pages in length (excluding the cover sheet and bibliography pages). This paper must identify a problem, state a goal, include how metrics, assessment and feedback would be handled, and cover the intervention (change process) from start to finish. The paper will be written in APA format. It needs a sufficient number of sources, which should be sources not covered in the course (i.e., not the textbook). Wikipedia and web sites are not acceptable sources. Using them as sources will affect your grade unfavorably. The paper will be double-spaced, typed using Courier New font (12 point), with one-inch margins. The paper will contain a title page, an outline, and a bibliography. The paper will be developed in stages, with each stage having its own due date.
All students will design an intervention (change effort) from start to finish for their present organization. For students not presently employed, they should design an intervention for an organization of which they are or have been a member. This paper must identify the problem or issue to be changed, and specify a goal that would signify success. This paper must also include how metrics, assessment, and feedback would be handled; i.e., the complete change or intervention process. The paper will be developed in stages, with each stage having its own due date (see below).
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Due Date and Submission Requirements
Topic and thesis statement (6 points) are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday CT.
Upcoming Due Dates
The topic and thesis statement is due by the end of Unit 2, Sunday, 11:59 p.m. CT.
- Outline (6 points) due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday of Unit 3.
- Bibliography (16 points) due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday of Unit 4.
- Rough draft (16 points) due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday of Unit 6.
- Final Paper (156 points) due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday of Unit 7.