understanding the organization
Fifteen percent of the grade for this class will come from a report that displays your understanding of the organization structure and culture
We often do not realize what we have learned until after due deliberation. Writing a module report provides you an opportunity to reflect on the readings and lectures, and reading the reports you write provides me a chance to assess to what extent you have met the learning objectives.
Discuss the organizational culture of an organization you are familiar with, in terms of this section's readings and discussions
- Attend University Day celebrations on 12 October 2017
- Pay attention to the rituals and costumes. Take an image of things that most strike you as emblemmatic of this organization's culture. By "this organization", you may either focus on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or upon the concept of the Academy as a larger organizational concept.
- Pay particular attention to the academic regalia you will see. See if it "speaks" to you in terms of the meanings of the colors and elements. Which one is the most interesting to you? Illustrate your points with images.
Include your answer in a product roughly equivalent to a 2-5 page paper.
This time your response needs to be in the form of a class blog posting, a posting that will include at least one image to illustrate your points.
Ensure that you adequately label (or tag) your posting, so that it is easy to retreive by your peers.
Due by: 2359 hours on Monday, 23 Oct 2017
|Grade||What it means||What I will be looking for|
|A||Mastery in understanding the organizational perspective in terms of culture, structure, and leadership at the highest level of attainment that can reasonably be expected||Well written with no grammatical errors, well-articulated discussion of the topic; it shows evidence of your having absorbed all of the key points of the organizational module, and that you described them in such quality that one could expect you to teach the module|
|A-||A totally acceptable performance demonstrating an adequate level of understanding the organization in these three contexts||An insightful discussion of the topic, with no grammatical errors. It is extremely good, but leaves the reader feeling that your understanding of the issues is perhaps a bit less than professionally sophisticated, in terms of depth of analysis.|
|B+||Really good, but perhaps a bit shallower in terms of your understanding one or more of the contexts; you may have a few grammatical issues in your writing; you may not have used relevant examples to explain your points; you may not have fully addressed all the elements requested|
|B||Good, but perhaps a bit shallower in terms of your understanding several variants of the three contexts; you may have several grammatical issues in your writing; you may not have used relevant examples to explain your points; you may not have fully addressed all the elements requested; you did not use terminology that we discussed in the module sessions|
|B-||Good, but not as good as it could have been; you may not have fully addressed all the elements requested|
|C+||A marginal performance demonstrating a minimal passing level||OK, in terms of grasping the essentials, but not good in terms of articulating your understanding in a manner that is easy to read and appreciate|
|C||You seem to understand the essential points of the module, but you did not articulate your understanding well enough to do more than the minimum|
|C-||It's time to start wondering if you missed something important, if you misunderstood the task, if you did not understand the key elements|
|D+||This is a warning that you are not currently on the right path; you might need to have a discussion with the instructor about this performance|
|D||There are indications that you were present and that you sort of grasped what we had discussed, but missed the key points to such a degree that you really need to re-group and catch up|
|F||For whatever reasons an unacceptable performance||If it's unacceptable, it is unacceptable; it should be as obvious to you as it is to the instructor|