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16.2: Assignments

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    The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs.

    If you import this course into your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool.

    The Organizational Behavior course includes a series of openly licensed written assignments and discussions aligned to specific learning outcomes and chapters. Both the discussion questions and the assignments follow the “Workplace Solutions Consulting LLC” narrative created where students act as a consultant working on a project involving a large technology company, Informational Systems Inc. The student is asked to assume the role of an organizational consultant faced with real-world workplace issues using the principles from the course, examining their own personal values to develop recommendations that would contribute to a successful organizational culture.

    You can view them below or throughout the course.

    Assignments

    Assignment Module Alignment
    Assignment: Social Diversity in the Workplace Module 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior; Module 2: Social Diversity in the Workplace
    Assignment: Motivation in the Workplace Module 6: Motivation in the Workplace
    Assignment: Technology and Communication Module 8: Communication in the Workplace
    Assignment: Individual and Group Behavioral Theories Applied to the Workplace Module 4: Understanding Individual Personalities and Behaviors; Module 9: Team Dynamics; Module 10: Managing Groups and Teams
    Assignment: Leadership and Management Module 13: Leadership
    Assignment: Change Management and Conflict Resolution Module 11: Conflict and Negotiation; Module 12: Making Decisions; Module 15: Organizational Change

    Rubric for Assignments

    There is also a sample rubric to assist you in grading. Instructors may modify these guidelines or use their own.

    Criteria Inadequate (40%) Minimal (60%) Adequate (80%) Exemplary (100%) Total Points
    Organization and format 2 pts
    Writing lacks logical organization. It may show some coherence but ideas lack unity. Serious errors and generally is an unorganized format and information.
    3 pts
    Writing is coherent and logically organized, using a format suitable for the material presented. Some points may be contextually misplaced and/or stray from the topic. Transitions may be evident but not used throughout the essay. Organization and format used may detract from understanding the material presented.
    4 pts
    Writing is coherent and logically organized, using a format suitable for the material presented. Transitions between ideas and paragraphs create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is supported by the format and organization of the material presented.
    5 pts
    Writing shows high degree of attention to details and presentation of points. Format used enhances understanding of material presented. Unity clearly leads the reader to the writer’s conclusion and the format and information could be used independently.
    5 pts
    Content 8 pts
    Some but not all required questions are addressed. Content and/or terminology is not properly used or referenced. Little or no original thought is present in the writing. Concepts presented are merely restated from the source, or ideas presented do not follow the logic and reasoning presented throughout the writing.
    12 pts
    All required questions are addressed but may not be addressed with thoughtful consideration and/or may not reflect proper use of content terminology or additional original thought. Additional concepts may not be present and/or may not be properly cited sources.
    16 pts
    All required questions are addressed with thoughtful consideration reflecting both proper use of content terminology and additional original thought. Some additional concepts may be presented from other properly cited sources, or originated by the author following logic and reasoning they’ve clearly presented throughout the writing.
    20 pts
    All required questions are addressed with thoughtful in-depth consideration reflecting both proper use of content terminology and additional original thought. Additional concepts are clearly presented from properly cited sources, or originated by the author following logic and reasoning they’ve clearly presented throughout the writing.
    20 pts
    Development—Critical Thinking 8 pts
    Shows some thinking and reasoning but most ideas are underdeveloped, unoriginal, and/or do not address the questions asked. Conclusions drawn may be unsupported, illogical or merely the author’s opinion with no supporting evidence presented.
    12 pts
    Content indicates thinking and reasoning applied with original thought on a few ideas, but may repeat information provided and/ or does not address all of the questions asked. The author presents no original ideas, or ideas do not follow clear logic and reasoning. The evidence presented may not support conclusions drawn.
    16 pts
    Content indicates original thinking, cohesive conclusions, and developed ideas with sufficient and firm evidence. Clearly addresses all of the questions or requirements asked. The evidence presented supports conclusions drawn.
    20 pts
    Content indicates synthesis of ideas, in-depth analysis and evidence beyond the questions or requirements asked. Original thought supports the topic, and is clearly a well-constructed response to the questions asked. The evidence presented makes a compelling case for any conclusions drawn.
    20 pts
    Grammar, Mechanics, Style 2 pts
    Writing contains many spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, making it difficult for the reader to follow ideas clearly. There may be sentence fragments and run-ons. The style of writing, tone, and use of rhetorical devices disrupts the content. Additional information may be presented but in an unsuitable style, detracting from its understanding.
    3 pts
    Some spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors are present, interrupting the reader from following the ideas presented clearly. There may be sentence fragments and run-ons. The style of writing, tone, and use of rhetorical devices may detract from the content. Additional information may be presented, but in a style of writing that does not support understanding of the content.
    4 pts
    Writing is free of most spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, allowing the reader to follow ideas clearly. There are no sentence fragments and run-ons. The style of writing, tone, and use of rhetorical devices enhance the content. Additional information is presented in a cohesive style that supports understanding of the content.
    5 pts
    Writing is free of all spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors and written in a style that enhances the reader’s ability to follow ideas clearly. There are no sentence fragments and run-ons. The style of writing, tone, and use of rhetorical devices enhance the content. Additional information is presented to encourage and enhance understanding of the content.
    5 pts
    Total: 50 pts

    Discussions

    The following discussion assignments will also be preloaded (into the discussion-board tool) in your learning management system if you import the course. They can be used as is, modified, or removed. You can view them below or throughout the course.

    Discussion Module Alignment
    Discussion: Introduction to Organizational Behavior Module 1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior
    Discussion: Social Diversity in the Workplace Module 2: Social Diversity in the Workplace
    Discussion: Ethics in Business Module 3: Ethics in Business
    Discussion: Understanding Individual Personalities and Behaviors Module 4: Understanding Individual Personalities and Behaviors
    Discussion: Organizational Culture Module 5: Organizational Culture
    Discussion: Motivation in the Workplace Module 6: Motivation in the Workplace
    Discussion: Managing Stress and Emotions Module 7: Managing Stress and Emotions
    Discussion: Communication in the Workplace Module 8: Communication in the Workplace
    Discussion: Team Dynamics Module 9: Team Dynamics
    Discussion: Managing Groups and Teams Module 10: Managing Groups and Teams
    Discussion: Conflict and Negotiation Module 11: Conflict and Negotiation
    Discussion: Making Decisions Module 12: Making Decisions
    Discussion: Leadership Module 13: Leadership
    Discussion: Organizational Structure Module 14: Organizational Structure
    Discussion: Organizational Change Module 15: Organizational Change

    Rubric for Discussion Posts

    There is also a sample rubric to assist you in grading. Instructors may modify these guidelines or use their own.

    Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
    Submit your initial response 0 pts
    No post made
    2 pts
    Post is either late or off-topic
    5 pts
    Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
    5 pts
    Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
    No response to peers
    2 pts
    Responded to only one peer
    5 pts
    Responded to two peers
    5 pts
    Total: 10 pts

    Open Pedagogy Assignments

    Open Pedagogy Assignments and Alignment
    Assignment Module
    Management Theory Timeline Module 1: Introduction to Organization Behavior
    Relationships Between Management and Organizational Behavior Module 1: Introduction to Organization Behavior
    Managing External Factors Module 5: Organizational Culture

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